Almond Macaroons

Almond Macaroons

You might be saying – really? cookies? and me on this new years diet plan? But the thing is, I couldn’t possibly be more excited to share this recipe with you, and I don’t even care if you make them NEXT December – just hold onto the recipe and make them at some point!...

Fave Christmas Cookies – A Roundup

Fave Christmas Cookies – A Roundup

I really like to work ahead. I make lists, cross items off said list, and think about the leftover items in the back of my mind until I finish them and cross them off. Sometimes, I’ll write things in my planner after I’ve already done them, just so I can cross them off. I...

Low Fat Brownies (That Actually Taste Good)

Low Fat Brownies (That Actually Taste Good)

We made this recipe in the second level cooking class during our “lighten-up” unit. I’d d take favorites like mac and cheese, pizza, brownies and cupcakes and make them lower in calories and total fat. This brownie recipe paved the way for the unit as they’d cringe during the intro but then devour every...

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No-Bake Oatmeal Cookies (Gluten-Free)

A few months ago my husband decided to give up gluten. His reasons were health related and totally viable – it lasted six days. It  actually ended with a stomach flu that involved him saying to me in the middle of the night, “GET ME GLUTEN”. He thought the sans-gluten diet led to the...

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Sunflower, Oat and Walnut Bars

Big weekend for the fam, as Tess got dedicated at our church! Back to my parent’s house for brunch with family and close friends – always fun to have a menu to plan! We had two egg casseroles, cream cheese glazed cinnamon buns, cranberry white chocolate biscotti, fruit, and Greek yogurt set already, but...

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Chewy Granola Bites

I’d be willing to bet that if you interviewed five self-described “healthy eaters,” their diets would look radically different. For instance, was my pre-Becca husband considered healthy when he was eating four protein bars a day (but they were organic!)? Or was I healthy during my dark-chocolate, sugar-free pudding craze (only 60 calories!)?

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