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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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}

First Snow + {Honey Mustard Kale Chips}

Would you believe me if I told you it snowed inches upon inches last night in Denver and that Babycakes and I went sledding this morning?! Some of you probably woke up to nice 80 degree weather. Us, not so much. ... Read more » about First Snow + {Honey Mustard Kale Chips}