Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Bars

I’ve always had a sweet tooth and love dessert.  Just about any dessert will do.  Anyone that eats only real food will tell you that there are plenty of delicious options to satisfy sweet cravings.  But the first couple of recipes I tried were not great….truthfully, they were completely disgusting and I threw out the…

Creamy Broccoli and Bacon Salad

Creamy Broccoli and Bacon Salad

I’ve been in a bit of a veggie rut lately.  I love veggies (most of them, at least :)) but we seem to always have the same vegetables cooked the same way every time.  That gets a little boring.  Adding cheese is always an option since cheese makes everything better but I wasn’t feeling it…

Easy Chicken and Bacon Spinach Salad

Easy Chicken and Bacon Spinach Salad

I am always on the lookout for quick and easy meal solutions for my family.  The only problem is that many of those convenience foods are loaded with preservatives and other things that I don’t want to feed my family.  But the reality of my life is that I just don’t always have time to…

5 Ingredient Healthy Almond Joy Bites

5 Ingredient Healthy Almond Joy Bites

It just occurred to me that the title of this post has more words in it than ingredients.  That’s pretty cool if you like simple no-bake recipes like I do. And if you like Almond Joy candy bars, you’re going to love this recipe!  They’ve got all the coconut-y goodness of the candy bar but…

Apple Pie Milkshakes and Making the World a Better Place

The holidays are such a magical time of the year for so many.  As I shop for my family and loved ones in the month leading up to Christmas,  I’m often reminded that many people aren’t as fortunate as we are.  While I don’t have lots of extra money to buy fancy, expensive gifts, I…

Healthy Lemon Snack Bites

Healthy Lemon Snack Bites

Lemon is one of my favorite flavors.  I love the way it tastes, especially in a glass of sweet lemonade on a hot summer day.  I love how it boosts the flavor of foods without adding extra calories.  And I love all the amazing things this little fruit can do around the house that aren’t…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Breakfast Squares

Chocolate Peanut Butter Breakfast Squares

I probably don’t need to tell you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right?  It’s a well documented scientific fact that the morning meal is the one that can make or break your day.  My reality though is that I’m busy and don’t have time to cook a nutritious meal every morning….

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Mini Muffins

I know the season of all things pumpkin has passed already, according to the calendar, at least.  But if you’re like me and have an extra can or two in your pantry and notice it sitting there all by itself, pumpkin goodness might call out to you. Since muffins are one of those foods that…

Roasted Lemon Broccoli

Broccoli is one of my family’s favorite side dishes.  Since broccoli is loaded with so many vital nutrients, it makes me very happy that I don’t have to force it at all or smother it with cheese. There’s something about the rich green color that also makes it a beautiful side dish.  While we usually…

No Bake Raspberry Brownie Bites

Love is in the air! With Valentine’s day coming soon, I was ready to make something deliciously chocolatey.  I mean – nothing says true love like chocolate, right? And there’s plenty to love about these little bites! Obviously, the chocolate is something to love.  But they say love is about what’s on the inside, not…

Warm Bacon Salad Dressing

Warm Bacon Salad Dressing

As much as I love vegetables, I don’t eat a lot of salads.  That really surprises quite a few people.  It seems that people think that healthy eating means that I eat salads all the time.  That really couldn’t be further from the truth. One of the reasons that I don’t eat a lot of…

Healthy Chocolate Ice Cream

Healthy Chocolate Ice Cream

Can you believe I said this was a healthy ice cream?  I know it sounds too good to be true, but it’s not! If I had to pick one food that I never wanted to live without, it would definitely be ice cream.  There’s nothing better than a bowl of rich, creamy, frozen sweetness.  I’m…