• mini Chocolate Strawberry overnight oats, perfect for Valentine's day breakfast

    Chocolate Strawberry Overnight Oats

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    What could be better than chocolate and strawberries for Valentine’s Day? Healthy Chocolate and Strawberries for Valentine’s Day! These mini overnight oats, made in the little Oui Yogurt jars, make for a perfect Valentine’s snack, or light breakfast snack for the day! It’s also a great addition to a Galentine’s Day Brunch.  I love having overnight oats in the fridge, because I always know that I have breakfast ready in the morning in a pinch. My basic recipe for overnight oats includes a base of old fashioned oats, chia seeds, and almond milk. Lately I’ve loved adding cinnamon to the…

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  • Pumpkin Smoothie

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    Another pumpkin recipe? Why, yes, of course! It is October, after all! This one is so easy to whip up, and it’s good for you too! Gonna throw a little bit of the eye doctor part in here . . . did you know that pumpkin is healthy for your eyes? It contains lutein and zeaxanthin, which are important nutrients that help reduce the risk of eye disease, such as macular degeneration! Smoothies are my go-to for quick morning breakfasts that will keep you full until lunch. You can also make this one as a tasty after dinner dessert, though.…

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  • French Apple Cake – with a twist

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    Sometimes you want a simple and quick, not overly sweet coffee cake that feels as cozy as Fall. If you’re in the mood for that, this is your cake! Traditionally made with sugar, I subbed the sugar in the cake with honey. I also used spiced rum instead of regular rum, to give it a fun little kick!  The best part? In an hour, you can be eating this! What you’ll need . . . Apples Flour Baking Powder Salt butter honey  eggs vanilla spiced rum sugar You’ll need one small bowl and your stand mixer! Combine the flour, baking…

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  • Grilled Peaches with Brown Butter Streusel

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    If you love Fall, but you’re still soaking in some of those summer vibes, this is the easy peasy dessert you should make this week! I was able to get my hands on some end of summer peaches! I wanted regular peaches, but they had white peaches, so why not? This dessert works with either. And you know  that streusel you usually reserve for blueberry muffins, or my carrot cake? I added brown butter to it, and it has this great nutty, buttery cinammony flavor that is amaaaazing! Top with some fresh whipped cream and pomegranate arils/berries, and you’re all…

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  • Carrot- Mango Spiced Coffee Cake

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        I strongly recommend you stop everything you’re doing and go bake this cake. If you’re looking for the perfect single layer coffee cake to eat with your morning coffee (or tea) – this is it! There are two (not so) secret ingredients that really give this cake the fluffy, can’t put your fork down consistency: Mango, and ricotta cheese! Combine those with freshly grated carrots, and some yummy cinnamon type spices, top with a decadent streusel, drizzle with some amazing cream cheese glaze, and you’ve got yourself a  mouthwatering breakfast treat. (ALSO – your home will smell amaaaazing…

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  • Caramel Apple Clafoutis

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    Fall is always an inspiring time for baking! And nothing ushers in Fall like some apples and caramel! Please enjoy this super easy clafoutis recipe, the perfect dessert to make after you’ve gone apple picking and have an abundance of delicious apples to bake with, but not much energy or time! Here’s what you’ll need . . . Apples Flour sugar cinnamon nutmeg salt milk eggs  vanilla powdered sugar For the caramel – butter water brown sugar To make the clafoutis . . . Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare your pie dish or baking pan. Butter it. Thinly slice your…

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  • Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Lemon Meringue Bite-Size Cupcakes

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      These super lemon-y cupcakes are the perfect way to bite into Spring! They are teeny-tiny – so you don’t even have to feel guilty about eating more than one at a time 😉 Made with gluten free flour, and no dairy at all! Enjoy! What You’ll Need . . . gluten free flour gluten free baking powder salt vegetable oil sugar egg applessauce vanilla lemon For the Meringue . . . egg whites  sugar cream of tartar vanilla extract Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare 16 mini cupcake liners. Mix together your flour, baking powder, and salt. Zest lemon in one bowl, and…

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  • Apple + Honey Cake

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        It’s finally Fall baking time! Let’s start the season off with this pretty easy apple and honey cake. Anything that can be completed in a couple hours with no make ahead ingredients sounds good to me! Who else is excited for all the apple (and pumpkin!) recipes to come?! Apple Topping 3 medium sized apples, cored, peeled and sliced into thin slices 3/4 cup honey 3 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 cup orange juice Juice of one small lemon Cake 1 1/2 cup flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp nutmeg 1/8 tsp ground cloves 1.5…

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  • Pomegranate Cupcakes with Avocado Frosting

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      “We go together, like Avocado and…literally everything” …including pomegranate! You guys…I think you will love these cupcakes! Pomegranate is in season right now and not only is it delicious, but it also has a ton of health benefits. I used to be one of those people that was iffy about eating the whole seed, but it turns out there is a good amount of fiber in the seeds, so you can totally enjoy the whole thing and feel good about it. Plus, once it’s in a cupcake, what’s not to like? The slightly sour flavor of the seeds adds…

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  • Fig and Key Lime Cheesecake (no-bake)

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      “The secret ingredient is always cheese” Although in this case, cheese is the not so secret ingredient, and the unique twists are the figs and key limes – giving this no bake cake a naturally light, sweet, and tangy flavor. Figs and key limes are still in season – so I hope you enjoy this dessert!   Crust 1.5 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/4 cup brown sugar 2/3 cup melted butter Chop graham crackers in food processor until you get smooth crumbs. Add the brown sugar and continue to process for about 30 seconds, or until the mixture is smooth.…

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