Recipes

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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Five Healthy Valentine’s Day Desserts

February 14, 2014
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Valentine’s Day is like the holiday of dessert. Candy, chocolates, romantic decadent dinners, all of it screams indulgence. And there’s nothing wrong with a little indulgence! My husband and I went on our second date ever on Valentine’s Day in 2004 (our first date was the week before, on February 7th, 2004 – when I […]

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Light and Creamy Tomato Soup

February 4, 2014
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These days I’m in the mood for recipes that are super fast to make, but are still light and delicious. Because with a newborn, who has time to spend hours in the kitchen? Enter this easy, creamy, healthy tomato soup, which is my first post-baby recipe to share with all of you! Smoked paprika and […]

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Healthy Super Bowl Party Recipes

January 26, 2014
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Hi Everyone! My baby Layla is 2 weeks old today I can’t believe how fast time has passed since we came home from the hospital. The husband and I have learned so much in these first two weeks of her life, and I’m sure that will just continue as she gets older! Some little snippets […]

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Healthy Black Bean Chilaquiles

January 7, 2014
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Chilaquiles is a classic Mexican casserole dish. It’s traditionally made with fried tortilla chips topped with a spicy tomato sauce, tons of cheese, and eggs. Delicious? Yes. Great for your waistline? Not so much. I figured there had to be a way to lighten up this traditional recipe, while still keeping all the flavor of […]

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Apple and Pear Crisp

January 4, 2014
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I’ve been eating a lot of cookies and ice cream lately. For some reason, it’s been the only dessert that tastes good to me! Maybe it’s an end of the pregnancy thing, or a winter-comfort-food thing, but nothing really compares to the warm, freshly baked, gooey cookie with ice cream on top. In an effort […]

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