dessert

Brownies, Brownies they are a musical fruit…

Guess what I made?

A monster.

Apparently you can cut the fat in brownies and increase the fiber by adding a can of black beans to the brownies instead of following the directions. I wont lie to you and say these are awesome. They kind of have a less chocolaty taste than normal brownies and a stranger more chewy texture (not really in a good way though). But if you are trying to do more of the exercising thing and less of the eating brownies in your bed (or couch, or car, or cubicle) like me, this is a nice way to trick yourself. (more…)

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Diet Pineapple Upside-Down Soda Cakes

Using diet soda to replace the ingredients added to boxed cake mix is a very old trick, but I thought I might just impart this wisdom on the couple of you that don’t know yet. You can take any boxed cake mix and add any diet soda to it an you get a moist cake with half the calories compared to if you had made the cake following the directions. This has been my saving grace for weight watchers…because I love my cake. (more…)

Orange Crunch Cake

I hope you all had a very happy Easter. I know I did. Look at the cute Easter basket Barbecue Man made for me. Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset

He’s so good to me: all my favorite candies and coffees.

Since it was Easter I had to break out my favorite cake recipe. I say break out, like I only make it for Easter, but in reality I use this recipe for everything. I give out this recipe, because I believe in sharing. My mom has always been a church preschool teacher and she sings this song with the kids that goes… Love is something if you give it away, give it away, give it away. Love is something if you give it away, you end up having more. So I am giving out this recipe because I love you, and I hope more people start making this. (more…)

Heavenly Greek Yogurt Dipped Blueberry Granola Bars

After the pumpkin butterscotch granola bars were such a hit, I decided to try my hand at another granola  bar recipe, this one is adapted from the blog, Half Baked Harvest, who made a mean batch of Greek-yogurt dipped blueberry granola bars. If you aren’t familiar with Half Baked Harvest, this blog has great natural variations of family friendly recipes. I don’t have children yet, myself, but I do happen to have the sophistication of a child’s palate and I approve these recipes. I will give you a warning that despite the illusion that this is a healthy recipe the fact that these granola bars taste like blueberry cobbler is making me think twice. (more…)