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Spectacular Sugar Cookies!

A few weeks ago I saw a comment on my Instagram from @nutmegandhoneybee, saying she’d love to contribute a recipe to the site. I clicked over to her profile and was absolutely blown away by how incredible her work is! Of course I had to have one of her recipes here, and I am so glad I reached out. Aren’t these cookies amazing?!

Here are all of Meghan’s baking secrets so you can make these incredible cookies, too! Continue Reading

Recipes

Bon Appetit, Boston Style!

For all the crazy cool fans who came out to MOVE with us in Boston, this week’s recipe is dedicated to you! The official dessert of Massachusetts is the mouth-watering Boston Crème Pie. Even the words sound scrumptious!

I’ve taken a traditional recipe and altered it a bit, removing the heavy creams and white sugars for skim and alternative natural sweeteners. It tastes just as sweet but allows room for just another bite…

If you’re more Betty Crocker than Martha Stewart, feel free to pick up a box of yellow cake mix and skip the manual labor! Continue Reading

Home Decor

Patriotic Party Planning

What’s better than decorating for a holiday soiree? Decorating with delicious food for a holiday soiree! It just so happens that some of the tastiest treats come in hues of red, white and blue. Coincidence? Nah.

For my 4th of July celebrations, rather than getting crafty with crepe paper and other non-edible centerpieces, I am all for decking out your digs with festive delicacies.

Layered jars filled with sweets are one of my favorite decorative dishes to serve (and eat!) at July 4th parties. The individual mason jarred sweets are easy to make, look beautiful, are fun for guests to indulge in and taste so good! Continue Reading

Healthy, Recipes

Baked Apples + Figs Crumble

Surely by now you’ve learned that I love a good dessert. The key for me is to be smart about it! I once read that if you want to indulge in something, make it yourself. Want a pizza? Make one at home! Craving french fries? Break out the potatoes! The act of cooking something yourself not only gives you an opportunity to use healthier ingredients, but also reminds you of how much work goes into what you eat. After putting in all the work of cooking something, you’ve earned the treat!

With that in mind, I try to make dessert myself. It’s a great way to satisfy my sweet tooth and keep my willpower in check. Not only is this recipe yummy, but it’s only 170 calories per ½ cup serving! Continue Reading

Recipes

Where My Peeps At?

Easter is over but the grocery store aisles are still lined with boxes and boxes of pink, yellow and baby blue Peeps! They’re just sittin’ and starin’ at you through the cellophane, all five-bazillion of them. I’ve always wanted to take them home, but never knew what on earth I’d do with all those Peeps… Until now.

I used to think there wasn’t anything better than s’mores. But there is! Peep s’mores! What?! I know! Get yourself a box of those beauties and treat yourself to my new favorite springtime snack.

Here’s what you do: Continue Reading

Recipes

Baked Brie Bites

Brace yourselves, readers. This recipe involves warm brie. With sticky jam. In a buttery pastry. On a freaking stick. Are you salivating?? Same.

I got the recipe for these unbelievable bites of heaven from Joy the Baker. They’re perfect for parties – whether it’s a small soiree or party of one. No judgment from me.

makes 12 bites

Ingredients:
• 2 sheets puff pastry, thawed but still cold
• 1/2 wedge of brie (about 4 ounces), cold
• 1/3 cup cherry jam (or any flavor you fancy!)
• 1 large egg, beaten
• splash of milk
• coarse sea salt
• 12 popsicle sticks Continue Reading

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