Cheat Meals

{dark chocolate salted caramel brownies}

{dark chocolate salted caramel brownies}

 There are few things in the culinary world that I like more than brownies. In fact, I can pretty much resist any treat such as donuts or ice cream…but a well made brownie [especially a dark chocolate brownie] gets me…

{broccoli cheddar grilled cheese}

{broccoli cheddar grilled cheese}

Ohhhh myyyy gooodnessss…I’m getting hungry just writing this blog post! Everyone know broccoli and cheddar are a stellar combination, but slapping them between two slices of buttered sourdough bread and grilling it up is just insane!  Broccoli is one of…

{4 ways to detox after a cheat day}

{4 ways to detox after a cheat day}

We’ve all been there. A night of overindulgence, one too many glasses of wine, or an extra 3 slices of birthday cake that just made you feel groggy and overstuffed the next morning.  Cheat days, Friday nights, whatever occasion leads…

{whole wheat biscotti}

The first time I made home-made biscotti my family was so impressed, they thought it was store bought. No, I mean it…I literally had to show them pictures of the baking process to prove my handiwork! The final product speaks for itself,…

{“what i ate wednesday”-volume 1}

{“what i ate wednesday”-volume 1}

Here’s my personal food journal gone public! I can’t tell you how many times people ask me what kind of diet I follow to stay trim and healthy. It’s always a difficult question to answer because I don’t follow one…

{buffalo chicken casserole}

{buffalo chicken casserole}

I’ve never been a big football fan but when your local team makes it to the Super Bowl after 18 years, it’s hard not to jump on the band wagon! Plus, I look at it as a bonus holiday between…

{cauliflower mac ‘n cheese}

{cauliflower mac ‘n cheese}

[headline_georgia_small_left color="#FF6600"]Roasted cauliflower replaces half the carbs in this recipe to make a win-win! [/headline_georgia_small_left] I’ve really fudged up this time! It’s been nearly a month since my last post and I’m ashamed to say I haven’t done any real…

{dark chocolate candy cane truffles}

{dark chocolate candy cane truffles}

[headline_georgia_small_left color="#FF6600"]Delicious, no bake treat for your next Holiday Cookie Exchange![/headline_georgia_small_left] Okay, so it’s not a cookie but wouldn’t it be nice to show up with something a little more unique [and more impressive] than a plate of over-baked sugar…

{simply perfect appetizer-pesto & veggie tart}

{simply perfect appetizer-pesto & veggie tart}

[headline_georgia_small_left color="#FF6600"]Perfect Thanksgiving appetizer! This one is a huge hit![/headline_georgia_small_left] So I made this veggie tart for a pot luck at work last week…correction, I made 3 tarts for the gals in the office (about 6 of us) and we…

{gluten free pumpkin pie}

{gluten free pumpkin pie}

I’ve never really been a big fan of pie. With all the delicious chocolates and cakes parading around during the holidays, I always thought it was a waste to spend my calories on pie.   [headline_georgia_small_left color="#FF6600"]I would still take…

{whole wheat severed finger cookies}

{whole wheat severed finger cookies}

[headline_georgia_small_left color="#FF6600"]Spooky, delicious cookies that your whole family will devour![/headline_georgia_small_left] My mom owns a daycare and making severed finger cookies with the kids was the most fun I’ve had since she opened up shop! I may have enjoyed it even…

{dark chocolate-cherry truffles}

{dark chocolate-cherry truffles}

[headline_georgia_small_left color="#FF6600"]Fruit and nuts replace the cream in this delicious, healthy treat![/headline_georgia_small_left] I LOVE this recipe! I posted it on my previous blog and called it “black forest truffles” because it tastes like a black forest cake. Having lived in…

{whole wheat black and white cookies in honor of NYC}

{whole wheat black and white cookies in honor of NYC}

[headline_georgia_small_left color="#FF6600"]My love for food and my infatuation with the beautiful city of New York collide in one delicious (healthy-ish) cookie![/headline_georgia_small_left]  For the passed 10 years, I’ve had an inexplicable love obsession with New York City. It’s gotten so bad…

{flourless chocolate cake}

{flourless chocolate cake}

  [headline_georgia_small_left color="#FF6600"]Flourless chocolate cake recipe…and why it’s the answer to America’s obesity epidemic.[/headline_georgia_small_left] That’s right, I said it! Baking and enjoying this chocolate cake will help you lose weight. Now before you draft up your angry comments, pointing out…