Dessert

My Top 10 Favorite Healthy Recipes of 2014

December 31, 2014
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Happy (almost) new year!! 2014 was an amazing year for me filled with lots of changes: new baby, new jobs (for both me and the husband), new move (to Ann Arbor), new home … and lots of new recipes. I can’t believe how fast the year has gone by – it’s crazy to think that at […]

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A National Chocolate Day Giveaway from Next Organics!

October 28, 2014
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National Chocolate Day is today!! What an amazing holiday right? One devoted entirely to chocolate. My dessert weakness is definitely chocolate, and I always end my day with a couple pieces of dark chocolate — sometimes with a tiny bit of red wine for a health(ier) treat. So in honor of national chocolate day and my […]

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Chocolate Macadamia Nut Truffles

June 25, 2014
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One of my guilty pleasures is chocolate covered macadamia nuts. Whenever our family would go to Hawaii, we would literally bring back boxes of the stuff – and enjoy them for weeks after we got home. But the problem was, each tiny piece of chocolate was 50-80 calories (depending on the brand) — and it […]

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Sweet Potato Casserole

May 19, 2014
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Ok, so I know that Sweet Potato Casserole is traditionally a Thanksgiving dish, and it’s May. But I had some leftover sweet potatoes sitting in my pantry the other night, and so I decided why not bring a little bit of fall flavor back to our table this Spring? This could actually even be considered […]

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The Difference Between Added Sugar and Natural Sugar

March 13, 2014
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Sugar is an ingredient we all know that we should be eating sparingly — too much sugar is never good for you. But there are actually two very different types of “sugar”: naturally occurring sugars and added sugar. So what’s the difference between the two? And is one healthier for you than the other? Added sugar includes any sugars or sweeteners that are added to foods during […]

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Lightened Up Red Velvet Cupcakes

February 18, 2014
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A few days ago (on Valentine’s Day), the husband brought me home a red velvet cupcake. It was ginormous — even despite the fact that he had eaten half of it! And it was delicious. I just love cupcakes — there’s something about that pre-portioned cute little personalized cake that gets me every time. And […]

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