Naturally Colored Frosting

Naturally-Colored Frosting

Is decorating sugar cookies a holiday tradition for you? If you’d like to use natural hues to tint your frosting instead of artificial dyes, I’ve got two recipes to help you achieve red and green. Yes, naturally colored frosting takes more time than squeezing dyes from a store-bought tube. But think how much fun your kids will have…

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The Trap of Clean Eating Treats

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I’m a little bit worried about the words “healthy” and “clean”. Because I’m seeing them everywhere on social media in relation to dessert: There are recipes for Healthy Peppermint Patties. Clean Cookie Dough Blizzards. Healthy Clean-Eating Double-Chocolate Brownies with Marshmallow and Bacon Hot Fudge Sauce. Okay, I made up that last one. You get the idea….

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Banana Oat Nut Bites

Banana Oat Nut Bites

Recently, I was lucky enough to have a fabulous intern for a week. Megan Gutierrez, who is working toward her Master’s degree in dietetics, helped me transform some of my recipes into blog posts (like my husband’s favorite “Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Tart“). She was so good at it, I asked her to write a couple…

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Junk Food’s Cool Factor: Can Mom Compete?

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My mom tells a story about eating lunch at school as a little girl—and being embarrassed by the homemade cookies my grandma had packed for her. The rest of the kids had store-bought cookies. And even though my grandma’s cookies probably tasted 100 times better than those packaged treats, she wanted theirs instead. I think…

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Simple No Bake Cookie Balls

No bake cookie balls

When you’re hankering for something sweet–but don’t feel like turning on the oven or spending a bunch of time in the kitchen–I’ve got four words for you: No Bake Cookie Balls. I already love these Peanut Butter Balls. But I recently discovered three delicious-looking cookie ball recipes from Snack Girl. So I made them all, one…

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4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies from Real Mom Nutrition

The best part about making cookies is, in my opinion, eating the dough. I know it’s not right. Or safe for that matter. Yet I do it anyway. That’s why I love these cookies: They taste like peanut butter cookie dough, even after they’re baked. And they only contain four ingredients–all of which you probably have right…

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