Archive for March, 2013

After making Millionaire Shortbread Bars and Homemade Caramel Sauce, the next step in my caramel quest was to make… well, caramels!  I thought the only thing I had to do was reduce the amount of liquid in the recipe but that wasn’t so.  These homemade caramels aren’t firm like the storebought kinds, these are incredibly […]


Oh yeah, they are finally here.  Healthy Funfetti Cupcakes and Donuts! I had an unhealthy obsession with Funfetti as a child.  In my eyes, a trip to the grocery store wasn’t a bothersome errand, it was more like an opportunity — what flavor cake mix was I going to get today?? While most girls rushed to […]


Easter is coming up and no matter how many chocolate eggs, pastel-colored candies and bunnies I see, I always associate this holiday with carrot cake.  I flash back to an Easter celebration party from when I was in elementary school.  While all of the other kids were outside scavenging for hidden eggs, I was inside, first in […]


When I was young, about 5 or 6 years old, my mother walked into the kitchen to find me eating Oreos for breakfast.  She stared at the three rows of cookies in the classic size blue package (well, by the time she walked in there were only two rows left…).  She stared at the plastic […]


Ohmygod ohmygod ohmygod ohmygod OHMYGOD.  Homemade Pop Tarts.  HEALTHY Homemade Pop Tarts! Life is good.  All the problems of today just flew out the window.  Bills, rising gasoline prices, car payments, schoolwork and the 72 essays you have to write by next week, none of it matters when you sink your teeth into these all natural Pop Tarts! […]


Sprinkles.  They can top anything.  Anything SWEET I mean, like ice cream, cupcakes, donuts, etc…  I don’t think you’d want this over your pasta) I loved sprinkles as a kid.  Whenever I went to Dunkin Donuts I would get the strawberry frosted donuts with sprinkles.  No sprinkles?  Then no donut for me (I was fussy).  Sprinkles […]


Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! To make this cake, all I did was copy my Red Velvet Cake recipe and swap a few ingredients. Tee hee, I’m a cheater  ;) Super moist, flavorful and delicious, no need to be put off by the color.  This recipe is perfect for Saint Patrick’s Day!


Mar 14

Homemade Samoas

Okay, I’ll admit it.  I was a Girl Scout.  *holds up 3 fingers for Girl Scout promise* And I’ll also admit that I’ve eaten 20+ boxes of Samoas.  *raises right hand to swear the oath* Clearly, I had an infatuation with Samoas.  I loved the stuff hard core, so it’s obvious that I miss it to deeaaeathhh!! […]


Turtles and I go way back.  Whenever I see a package at the grocery store I immediately recall a Christmas holiday with my family back when I was a kid.  My mother bought me a large tin with two layers of the stuff.  I loved those special edition tins because after you finish the turtles […]


Oh yes.  Homemade Caramel Sauce…  HEALTHY Homemade Caramel Sauce!  Oh yes x 2. It all started with those Millionaire Shortbread Bars.  I was shocked at how the caramel layer turned out perfectly.  As I stirred the cooking caramel on the stove I craned my neck over the pot to smell that smooth, creamy and enticing scent. […]


A couple years ago, I found this recipe for a pretty unique apple pie recipe.  No need for fancy pie dishes or pie servers, you just need the apple itself!  The photos were so adorable and the recipe was just so creative, I knew I had to make it for myself. I made the original […]


Whenever I saw a Vanilla Cake recipe (like this one, this one and this one), I used to get a little jealous.  They look picture-perfect and absolutely delicious.  I have always wanted to make my own Healthy Vanilla Bean Cake but it is really hard to make that classic recipe gluten free, reduced fat, low sugar and 100% healthy.  After […]


Happy National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day!  To celebrate, I am posting a pretty darned good recipe.  Do I have to mention that it is packed with peanut butter?  It’s in the cookie, it’s in the filling, and it’s in the icing. One bite of these and you’ll be hooked.  You will wonder how (and why) Nutter […]