Strawberry Cheesecake Dream Brownies

AKA “Dreams Come True Dessert”, these strawberry cheesecake brownies were amazing. I ate more than my fair share of them- they did not survive in the fridge for more than a few days. Continue reading “Strawberry Cheesecake Dream Brownies”

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Pecan Brownie Bites

I had almost given up on these Pecan Brownie Bites. I made 3 different attempts and they all turned out close, but not perfect. They either ended up gooey and stuck to the pan (but tasted AMAZING) or they popped right out and were dry and lifeless in the flavor department. I volunteered to make a dessert for a charity at work, so I had the chance to try these little brownies again and they finally turned out perfectly! Continue reading “Pecan Brownie Bites”

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Healthy Peanut Butter Balls

It’s summer, it’s hot, and we all need a healthy treat to snack on. I rarely crave fried food or heavy desserts in the summer, and baking becomes less appealing when I’d rather be outside enjoying the nice weather. These quick bites of chocolate and peanut butter solve all my issues!¬†Healthy Peanut Butter BallsI’ve made these healthy treats so many times over the years. I store them in my freezer and grab one (or two) whenever I’m suddenly starving but dinner is 2 hours away. You know those peanut butter balls called Buckeyes that are made with tons of butter and powdered sugar? These taste even better than those and are so much healthier!Healthy Peanut Butter Balls

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Coconut Cupcakes

Finally, a coconut cupcake that worked. One that doesn’t have that weird, subtle coconut flavor that makes me go “meh.” This isn’t overwhelming, but it is COCONUT and delicious. Like coconut cream pie!

I have made 4 different recipes for food/treats in the last few days, and they all failed. I even spent 5 hours working on a bread that ended up doughy in the middle. It was all so very, very frustrating, so I gave up on Pinterest recipes and went to the library. I loaded up on cookbooks and food magazines, plus a few health-related ones. I ended up finding an indulgent dessert¬†recipe in my health magazine that I had to try, and it turned out perfectly! Sometimes you have to go back to the basics. Continue reading “Coconut Cupcakes”

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Sweet Potato Fries, BBQ Cheddar Chicken, & Avocado Dipping Sauce

I usually make enough food every night for leftovers the next day, but I only had 1 sweet potato and we have tons of food in the fridge, so this is what we ended up with! The creamy avocado dip was perfect with the crispy sweet potato fries, and the chicken ended up soft and nicely seasoned. After I completely failed at falafels, Michael had a grill night in which he made amazing mahi and sweet corn, and I repeated my Perfect Pizza recipe, this was a great meal to share- you get four recipes to make up for my failure at posting one a day! Continue reading “Sweet Potato Fries, BBQ Cheddar Chicken, & Avocado Dipping Sauce”

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