10 Awesome Greek Yogurt Dessert Recipes

Similar to my strong dislike of spreadable marshmallow goo, growing up I never liked yogurt either. Ewww. It was always too sweet, too watery, or too fake-tasting for me.  So I didn't eat it for almost 30 years!!  But then I discovered greek yogurt: thick, creamy, less sweet, AND packed with protein. And I was hooked!! Of course I like eating it straight from the container (a la spoon).  But, I also started baking/cooking with it -- and found ... Read more » about 10 Awesome Greek Yogurt Dessert Recipes

{The Best Fruit Dip Ever}

OK, first a confession: I HATE MARSHMALLOWS.  Ewww. Ewww. Ewww.  I don't like them in hot chocolate. I don't like them on sweet potatoes.     I don't even like them browned over a campfire.      (I know, I'm weird.) And I especially don't like them in spreadable jar form. Did you know they put blue dye in there?! That is just wrong. ... Read more » about {The Best Fruit Dip Ever}

Little Miss Personality + {Hawaiian BBQ Sliders}

Most of you have never met my daughter, lovingly referred to as "Babycakes" on this blog. But if you did, you would a) be surprised at how well she can speak -- it is like having a conversation with a little adult, b) be enamoured by her sweetness and genuine concern for others, c) be impressed by the variety of foods she'll put into her mouth and actually swallow (and dare I say, enjoy), d) be shocked at how many times she asks "why?" -- not to be annoying, just because she is genuinely curious and interested in discovering how her environment works and e) wonder where ... Read more » about Little Miss Personality + {Hawaiian BBQ Sliders}

I Love Spring + {Bird's Nest Cookies}

Spring was ushered in this week by a blizzard in Denver; though it was much less of an event here in the mountains, ironically.  I don't know about you, but I am a HUGE fan of Spring. I love the longer days. I love the sunlight. I love the snowmelt. I love the flowers. I love the birds chirping. ... Read more » about I Love Spring + {Bird's Nest Cookies}

The Absolute Best (and Healthiest) Key Lime Pie

Key lime pie is my hubby's absolute favorite dessert. So, I have been a woman on a mission: to make an even more perfect, low sugar, healthier version of the classic dessert recipe.  Perusing the internet only found me "healthy" versions that subbed in low-fat sweetened condensed milk instead of the full-fat version or used jello and cream cheese.   I knew I could do better. First of all... ... Read more » about The Absolute Best (and Healthiest) Key Lime Pie

Repurposing Leftovers + {Tangy Black Bean Dip}

I don't know about you, but I have historically been terrible with leftovers.  I don't mind eating leftovers for work lunches, but Dear Hubby would rather never have to eat the same thing two days in a row. (I think this is part of the reason he loves eating out!) So, to incorporate leftovers into an entirely new meal or repurpose them beyond recognition... well, that's just genius. And I need to do it more. ... Read more » about Repurposing Leftovers + {Tangy Black Bean Dip}

On a Roll + {Blackberry Cucumber Chicken Salad}

This morning Pillsbury shared my Banana Cream Pie Bites with their 2 MILLION fans on Facebook, and quite a few hopped on over to look at the recipe and read a few other blogposts of mine.  Soooooooo, WELCOME to all my new readers/fans! I'm so glad you're here.  I celebrated my one year blogiversary this week, and honestly feel like I am more on a roll than ever before. I am creating so many awesome recipes -- that there are quite a few waiting in the wings to be posted, and even new key lime pie bites (ingredients purchased, cooking tomorrow). ... Read more » about On a Roll + {Blackberry Cucumber Chicken Salad}

Dating + {Sweet Spaghetti Squash Casserole}

Dear Hubby started wooing me our freshman year of college in Pittsburgh, where we both started school at Carnegie Mellon University.  We met when we were 18 in a class appropriately named: "Interpretation and Argument."  Both good things to learn with a future spouse :)  We both transferred away from that cold, bleak place within a year: Dear Hubby to Texas, me Boulder.  The Univ. ... Read more » about Dating + {Sweet Spaghetti Squash Casserole}