Mini Spiced Chocolate Donuts

I am kind of obsessed with this little donut place in San Francisco. By the way, is it donut or doughnut? I’ve never known which one is correct. Or maybe it’s both? Anyway, back to this incredible donut spot. They create different donuts every day from scratch, and I am always surprised with their new ideas. This spicy chocolate donut recipe is my version of their spicy chocolate donuts, so now you can enjoy them homemade, too! They are baked […]

Procrastination Nation Bread (Light Banana Bread)

One of the many things I like about banana bread is the way it rewards procrastination. Oh, you left a bunch of bananas on the counter until they were overripe and started to attract fruit flies? Usually, this kind of situation would end badly for our hero: you snooze, you lose; the early bird gets the worm; etc. But not with banana bread. No, banana bread rewards our hero with a rich, delicious treat that can only be made once […]

Apple Muffins

What I love about these apple muffins is that they are low-fat, and, dare I say, healthy for you?! Instead of butter to make the muffins nice and moist, I use non-fat plain Greek yogurt. My favorite thing about these muffins is the sweet, crunchy streusel topping made of pecans, walnuts, and a pinch of cinnamon and brown sugar. A batch of these muffins prepared on Sunday make a great morning snack for the week. Did you know that you […]

Turtle Frapp

In college, I basically survived on turtle frapps. Whether it was an exam coming up that I needed to study for, the start of a work shift, or a long night ahead, this was my go-to drink for my caffeine fix! And now, the day before Thanksgiving, I know you are all in need of an energy boost, too! For those of you who love coffee and have a sweet tooth like me, you are going to love this drink. […]

Carrot Cake Smoothie

I discovered a delicious new smoothie recipe that I want to share with you guys! I call it the Carrot Cake Smoothie. Unlike most smoothies made with a lot of fruit, this smoothie contains little fruit and, therefore, less sugar! Its flavor comes from the cinnamon and nutmeg, which blend perfectly with the carrots, pecans, and milk. The banana adds some texture and a bit of natural sweetness. Don’t forget the raisins! Those are a must in any carrot cake […]

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

My favorite drink during the fall season is this pumpkin pie smoothie! It’s the perfect drink to blend up for a get-together, or to simply enjoy on your own. Heading out for a walk outside to enjoy the leaves turning the brilliant colors of fall? Blend yourself a pumpkin pie smoothie to take on-the-go! Taking the kids trick-or-treating tonight? Enjoy this together before heading out, so you’ll both be less tempted to indulge! Top it with some whipped cream and a dash […]

Salted Caramel Cheesecakes

I have a thing for mini desserts. Perhaps because they make me feel less guilty? These mini cheesecakes are my latest favorite – have you ever tried something that is both salty and sweet? If you haven’t, it is really addicting. The sprinkled sea salt and caramel on top of these cheesecakes is just heavenly. I love making these for parties, because they’re not a messy dessert and everyone can just eat them in their hands. You can make them up […]

Mini Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

These mini pineapple upside-down cakes are a great dessert for a dinner party and make excellent just-because treats! You can make them ahead of time and keep them in the refrigerator until ready to serve (they taste great chilled). I cut down the butter and brown sugar, which usually gives pineapple upside-down cake that glazed appearance, but feel free to add more to the ramekins before adding the pineapple on top for a sweeter cake. This recipe makes two 4-inch […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Tofu Pudding

If you’re already all over tofu pudding, I apologize for this interruption and you have my permission to go back to playing Farmville or whatever it is you do during your free time. (Does anyone still play Farmville? What is Farmville? These are good questions, for which I do not have an answer.) But if you aren’t already all over tofu pudding, then I would highly recommend this recipe to you. It sounds a little weird and it isn’t meant to imitate […]

3-Minute Mug Brownie

Every now and then, I get chocolate cravings… bad. Of course, they are always at a time where I either don’t have any chocolate around or I don’t have time to make a batch of brownies. If you are ever looking for a quick fix for a chocolate craving, here is the solution: the 3-minute mug brownie! Yes, you heard correctly, it only takes 3 minutes to make an individual brownie! No eggs required. Just add a few ingredients to […]