The Best 4th of July Dessert: S’Mores Brownies

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S’Mores Brownies. Rich and intense chocolate fudge brownies. Gently salted and buttery graham cracker crumb crust. Billowy toasted marshmallows. I mean Come on Because like You know? 4th of July S’Mores Brownies Ingredients: Graham Cracker Crust 2 cups graham cracker crumbs (15 cracker sheets) 1/4  cup granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup unsalted butter,…

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Honey Almond Butter Dressing

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I eat a big, overflowing salad nearly everyday for lunch. And on the others, the salad-less Saturdays and Sundays, I’m out with friends for steaming bowls of spicy pho, freshly grilled shrimp tacos with avocado crema, or one dripping and dribbling pulled pork sandwich. Now, having lost a lot of weight, I’m often asked for…

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5 Healthy Foods I Love: Part 2

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1. Rolled Oats. I haven’t found a grain I like more. They puff with piping hot water and turn into the fluffiest, creamiest bowlful. Simmered with one [fruit fly-loving] ripe banana and topped with a soup spoon of melting peanut butter…I’m one happy girl everyday at 6:30am. 2. Laughing Cow Cheese Wedges They’re creamy and…

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5 Healthy Foods I Love: Part 1

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1. Broccoli. No matter what we’re eating, Daniel and I roast a pan full of sweet and crispy roasted broccoli along with every dinner. Every night. That speaks well of the broccoli. Speaks even better of our digestive systems. When I went home to Boston for the month of December, naturally, I cooked every night….

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Pappardelle with Ricotta, Mint, Lemon, and Fresh Peas

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You know me well by now. Pappardelle with ricotta, mint, lemon zest, and fresh peas doesn’t often seat herself at my dinner table. I mean, I adore that eggy silkiness that only fresh pasta has. The velvet of whole milk ricotta. The way garlic tans golden within seconds of bubbling in olive oil. My favorite…

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