Thoughts on the 30 Day Green Smoothie Challenge

Sharing my thoughts on the 30-day green smoothie challenge from Simple Green Smoothies and revealing my favorite green smoothie recipe.

If you’re following me on Instagram, you may have noticed that April was full of smoothie pics. That’s because I was participating in the 30-Day Green Smoothie Challenge from Simple Green Smoothies. The challenge is simple. You drink one green smoothie a day for 30 days. That’s it. You can still eat whatever you want, whenever you […]

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Brown Butter Shortbread Cookies

As a rage baker, the kitchen is where I go to de-stress. Whipping up a batch of cookies is a good way to fix a bad day. Also, I’m the type of girl who will sit down and read a cookbook like it’s a novel. Peg Bracken’s The Compleat I Hate To Cook Book is excellent […]

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Double Chocolate Spice Cookies

This year I have been trying to eat healthier, which means I have not been baking as much as I have in the past.  While cutting back on the sweets has allowed me to experiment with other recipes, sometimes a girl just has to make cookies.  Yesterday, a terrible chocolate craving forced me into the […]

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Fudge Brownies

When I am stressed, I bake.  There is something about banging around in the kitchen concocting tasty treats that I find soothing.  Several years ago, I found a fabulous brownie recipe in a magazine.  I tucked the recipe safely away in my Binder of Delicious Recipes, and when I moved I made sure that the […]

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Magical Cheesecake Recipe

Ever since I started reading The Cheesecake Queen, I have felt compelled to play around with cheesecake recipes in the hope  of creating a cheesecake worthy of the Cheesecake Queen.  My mom’s birthday was this week, and she requested a cheesecake.  As the necessary ingredients stared me in the face, an idea came to me […]

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Homemade Chocolate “Pop Tarts”

This post from love. life. eat. got me thinking about pop tarts.  Those tasty toaster pastries were a morning staple for many school days, and I still have a fondness for a box of cinnamon or s’mores.  Let’s face it.  They are not really healthy but neither is this recipe. Ingredients: 1 cup chocolate chips […]

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Nom Nom

When I get stressed, I bake, and I was very stressed out this week.  However, the pantry was, also, going through its own crisis and could only offer a random assortment of products for my baking needs.  Following the advice of Tim Gunn, I made it work.  Behold The Pudding Cake.  In the words of […]

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Honey Lemon Summer Pie

I’m taking my end of summer frustrations out in the kitchen.  Summer, how can you be so short?  Oh, well.  At least this pie is a yummy way to celebrate the end of the season. Ingredients: 3 lemons 1/3 cup honey 1 cup sugar 1 tbsp butter 1 tsp vanilla 2 tbsp flour 4 eggs […]

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