Dark Chocolate Almond Joy Cookies

dark chocolate almond joy cookies

If my calculations are correct, almonds + coconut + chocolate will either equal sweet oblivion or my demise. More likely the latter. Last year I was on a bender with candy bars. Filling my daily chocolate quota with the likes of Almond Joy, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and Snickers. Practically veering off the road anytime…

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Barbecue Chicken Rolls

barbecue chicken rolls

You are cordially invited: Who: You, Dr. Drew, and his team of addiction medicine specialists What: An intervention for Miss Andie Mitchell, a dangerously addicted egg roll wrap pusher When: Immediately Where: Andie’s home, Seattle, WA Why: Because in one month’s time, Miss Mitchell has exhibited signs of extreme dependency on egg roll wrappers. Case…

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Simple Coconut Curry Sauce

simple coconut curry sauce

If you don’t like vegetables, I’ll still love you. Less than Oprah, more than black licorice, and maybe equal to white chocolate. But love, all the same. The thing to keep in mind about vegetables is, they can be finessed and fancied in any way you like. If when you think of produce you see…

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Light and Healthy Vegetarian Lo Mein

vegetarian lo mein

Chinese food was maybe the hardest of cuisines to reintroduce to my life after losing weight. During that year of losing 135 lbs, I eschewed General Gao, anything Kung Pao, and even my beloved crab rangoon. I learned quickly, through CalorieKing and browsing recipes, that there was no easy way to budget calories, or Weight…

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Three Cheese Baked Ziti

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  You should know that I love Oprah. Love Oprah. Love Oprah. Love Oprah. And also, I love Oprah. Winfrey, for those of you who weren’t sure. I know that I’m not alone. I get that in a hierarchical sense, she’s throned somewhere between Jesus, Santa, and the first person to finesse cocoa beans into…

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Shortbread Valentine Cookies

  I thought long and hard about the list of sweets I wanted to bake for Valentine’s Day. In fact, I spent a good portion of Saturday considering Cupid. The one problem I ran into was that the list began and ended with chocolates. Chocolates oozing and gooey with cream and caramel centers. Chocolates tucked…

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Super Bowl Snacks and Sweets

  Pulled Pork with Tart Apple Slaw   I think I have a pretty solid understanding of football and what goes on during Super Bowl Sunday. Basically: something something something, blah blah blah, touchdown, yada yada yada, field goal, something something something, things that can be covered in cheese sauce, rah rah rah!, nachos, cookies,…

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How to Make 100 Calorie Moist Chocolate Cupcakes

100 Calorie Chocolate Cupcakes

Dear Universe, I was sending you a pink bowed box with twelve moist and fudgy cupcakes nestled inside. Just a simple gift from one dear friend to another. I even hand wrote a note and tucked it inside to let you know that each bitty brownie cake is only 100 calories. And whole grain. And…

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