As I wrote a few posts back, I’m on a higher protein diet than before and my coach advised me to eat something with a good dose of protein before working out in the morning. Since I’m not a fan of whey protein as a shake and I wanted something quick and easy to munch before lifting weights, I started making muffins. So today, a new high protein chocolate blueberry muffin recipe for you! Om nom nom!
I hope your week’s going better than mine. I’m not trying to be a downer, but a series of unfortunate events beginning yesterday afternoon when I left work, really threw a wrench into my mood. And I don’t know about you, but when I’m having a tough day, I need a pick me up, usually in the form of chocolate or some other comfort food. Lucky for me, the recipe below is chocolate cake that can be whipped up in under three minutes. How sweet is that?
Is there anyone in this world who doesn’t like a good cookie now and again? Show me that person and I’ll show you someone who’s having no fun in life. I on the other hand, could happily eat cookies everyday of my life – they’re on of my worst Achilles’ heels: if cookies are in the nearby vicinity and they’re good, I’ll find them. So today, I’m sharing one of my new favorite recipes for dark chocolate gluten-free cookies.
I hope you’re enjoying the holidays and the festive atmosphere everyone seems to have this time of year. If it’s cold outside, at least there seems to be warm smiles wherever you turn. Anyway, with New Years’ Eve fast approaching I thought a good recipe to share would be my mini apple pie recipe.
I’m very excited to be sharing this recipe with you. It was introduced to me just a few years ago by a family friend (it’s a longstanding Thanksgiving tradition at his family’s table), and I loved it the first time I tried it. I think you will too, and find many more uses for it besides just at Thanksgiving time, so be sure to whip up a batch of cranberry fluff. Continue reading →
This post is a little late in coming, but I figure that pumpkin-anything is good for far longer than just Thanksgiving. I see no reason why the good old pumpkin pie should be relegated to just that one holiday. And speaking of which, what’s the best part of a pumpkin pie? The filling of course – so skip the crust and just go for the best part with my crustless pumpkin pie recipe. Let’s live a little! Continue reading →
I, as I imagine you are too, am knee-deep getting ready for the holidays. Baking, shopping, wrapping and decorating – it’s all happening at once, just like always. In between this craziness though, my sweet tooth never wanes, and I’m always on the hunt for new desserts that satisfy that and don’t expand my waistline.
If you’re anything like me, and you like the ooey, gooey, goodness of bread pudding, you’ll love this lightened up version of bread pudding I whipped up recently.
Are you ready for Thanksgiving yet? Anticipating the turkey and pumpkin pie? Or are you planning your Black Friday plan of attack instead? Whatever you’re getting ready for, whipping up a batch of these brownie cookies will make your day better, I guarantee it.
I know I’ve been remiss not posting for the past couple of weeks, but hopefully this latest batch of recipes will make up for it. To continue with the fall theme of many of my recent posts, I present to you another squash-based recipe. Zucchini bread muffins! Continue reading →
This is a post that I’ve been holding off on writing for a bit. Mainly because what I’m about to reveal (at least partially) is a family secret. That being said, the Smith Family birthday cake, as its come to be known, is a birthday tradition. It’s a bit labor intensive to make, but the finished product is so good and so worth it.