A No Sugar {Chocolate Torte} for my love

It all started with my recent recipe success - making the absolute best (& healthiest) Key Lime Pie, which happens to be Dear Hubby's favorite dessert.  If I could create an almost identical taste and experience to an all-time favorite, but with 70% less sugar using banana and squash puree & greek yogurt, then I could do anything! ... Read more » about A No Sugar {Chocolate Torte} for my love

The Absolute Best (and Healthiest) Key Lime Pie

Key lime pie is my hubby's absolute favorite dessert. So, I have been a woman on a mission: to make an even more perfect, low sugar, healthier version of the classic dessert recipe.  Perusing the internet only found me "healthy" versions that subbed in low-fat sweetened condensed milk instead of the full-fat version or used jello and cream cheese.   I knew I could do better. First of all... ... Read more » about The Absolute Best (and Healthiest) Key Lime Pie

More Dessert!! + {Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies}

I posted a question on my blog's Facebook page, asking for recipe requests to see what you wanted to see more of.  The resounding answer was "dessert."  Let me preface this with a couple things -- 1) I was once a dessert lover. I ate candy/sweets (at least one small piece) every single day.    2) I gained 75 pounds after getting married while I loved dessert and ate sweets every day.  3) I'm now different. ... Read more » about More Dessert!! + {Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies}

Holiday Pie Bites: Chocolate Raspberry Pie & Apple Pie

Ahhhhhhhh, the holidays. So much fun. So much baking. So many parties. So many cute Pinterest ideas. So much shopping. So much stress.  I guess you could say I have a love/hate relationship with the holiday season. ... Read more » about Holiday Pie Bites: Chocolate Raspberry Pie & Apple Pie

Thanksgiving: {White Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Bites}

 I lovvvvvve pumpkin pie. I always have. It makes me happy just thinking about it and the traditions surrounding it. My mom and I were crazy pumpkin pie eaters. Growing up, we literally ate it for breakfast every day of the entire week following Thanksgiving.  We always made a full extra pie just for this purpose. ... Read more » about Thanksgiving: {White Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Bites}

Thanksgiving Leftovers + {Cranberry Pumpkin Relish}

This Cranberry Pumpkin Relish has a few surprising additions, but is a constant at our Thanksgiving table. And it has been for years. Forget store bought. Forget canned. THIS will be your new go-to cranberry relish recipe from this moment forward!

And if you haven't noticed, I use it in soooooooo many recipes because it makes great leftovers!

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Thanksgiving Menu + {Healthier Sweet Potato Casserole}

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year to gather with friends and family and celebrate all we truly have to be thankful for in our lives. When things seems busy, crazy and out of control (sounds like MY life!!), stopping for a minute to refocus on what's most important is so huge. ... Read more » about Thanksgiving Menu + {Healthier Sweet Potato Casserole}

Choose Joy + {Tuscan Apple Cake}

I don't know about you, but I am super tired from staying up so late watching the election results on the edge of my seat!! What I think is most interesting is how divided America really is. Half of us are ecstatic after last night's events; half of us are extremely disappointed. Regardless of which side you were on though, I think we all need to choose joy. Yes, the last four years were hard. Yes, we don't know how the next four will treat us. ... Read more » about Choose Joy + {Tuscan Apple Cake}