How to Make Homemade Marshmallows (step by step with photos)

These are easier than you think. And the possibilities are endless. Try your favorite extracts (coconut marshmallows?!), or food coloring to match your party, or covering them in chocolate. Once you make them, it’s hard to remember why you went so long without trying your hand at these. Step one: Prepare the pan. Grease well […]

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Top 15 Chocolate Pie Recipes

  I’ve learned a thing or two about what you like since I joined Pinterest. You like heathy food, football food, chocolate food and pie food. Today, I’m focusing on those last two, they’re the most fun anyway. If you fancy yourself a bit of a Pinterest junkie and need a new fix, you might […]

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Ten Ways to add BIG Flavor for 10 Calories or less

About the time I started to get really into cooking was right about the time I was talked into doing some runway modeling. At 5 foot 7 and 120 pounds, I was know as the “short chubby model,” which was equal parts laughably ridiculous and self-esteem crushing. I only did a few runway shows before […]

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Skinny Thai Chicken Noodle Soup: 177 Calories

Skinny Thai Chicken Noodle Soup: 177 Calories

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Easy Homemade Sandwich Bread

We do this resolution thing every year, and although I love a good goal setting exercise, we can tend to favor resolutions that are a bit self-deprecating. Maybe you don’t need to hate yourself of that credit card debt or those extra pounds. Maybe our resolutions should be about learning something new, tapping into those […]

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Ten Weird Things That Are Not Vegetarian

 I spent 3 years as a vegetarian, and at the time it seemed simple. Eat things that aren’t animals. I didn’t think much more about it. It wasn’t until years later, while trying to cook for my vegetable loving friends that I have actually become acquainted with how many products that I assumed were animal […]

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Strawberries and Cream Breakfast Bread Pudding

    I’m a breakfast girl. It’s my favorite meal, and I tend to go a bit overboard if I ever happen to have breakfast guest. I love dishes that can pack a punch when it comes to impressing those I’m serving, but I also don’t like to be stuck in the kitchen when I […]

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Spaghetti Squash Alfredo: 125 Calories

Spaghetti Squash Alfredo: 125 Calories. Skinny and guiltless version of a favorite pasta dish

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Leftover Turkey Frittata Recipe

  Thanksgiving leftovers are a funny beast. We spend weeks crafting a menu, days of prep, countless hours of cooking and then freak out about what to do with it all the next day. I do that same thing, even though leftovers on their own are fantastic. Maybe it’s because, even after hours and days […]

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Apple Pie Bread Pudding

I grew up just feet from an apple orchard on a farm in Easter Washington. Although not as idyllic and charming as one may be led to imagine, I did walk away with an above average ability to name an apples variety just by looking at it. I’ve also learned a thing or two about […]

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Flourless Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

 Flourless Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are naturally dairy and gluten free, take 5 minutes and one bowl to throw together.    There is really nothing simple about my life these days. Between two blogs, freelance work, a book, a book tour, another super secret project I hope to tell you about soon, and […]

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Jamaican Coconut Cornbread

In the midst of the chaotic tilt that my life has taken lately, I keep being overtaken by the feeling that these are the good ol’ days. This is the time I’ll look back on, as an old woman, and wish I could revisit. I’ve had to remind myself of that, when I feel overwhelmed, […]

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Sweet Potato And SweeTango Apple Soup

SweeTango apples seemed to come out of nowhere, at least to me. As someone who grew up mere feet from two different apple orchards in Easter Washington, it seemed like these fantastic little gems of produce brilliance appeared as if by magic as a brand new species of one of my favorite fruits. In the […]

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