Chocolate Halo “Not”: High-Protein Ice Cream

Copycat chocolate halo top

This post contains affiliate links. Learn more.  I’m very, very excited to share this recipe for what we’ve come to call Halo “Not” ice cream. If you’re at all tapped into the “health food” scene, you may have heard there’s a new high-protein ice cream option on the market called Halo Top. Its claim to fame […]

Date Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa

date hot cocoa

Ok, ok. I hear what you’re thinking. “Date…salted caramel…almond milk…hot cocoa… Hey wait a sec, what are you tryina pull here?” That’s right…it’s “healthy” hot cocoa. I really don’t like applying the word “healthy” to food. People are healthy. Food helps us be that way…along with exercise, sleep, genetics, environment and a bunch of other factors. […]

No Ice Cream Maker Peach Frozen Yogurt

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  As someone who does not own an ice cream maker, I always assumed homemade ice cream was out of reach unless I wanted to recreate the manual method of mashing cream and sugar together in a zip-top bag stuffed inside another bag filled with ice and rock […]

How to Make a Good Smoothie + A Recipe for a Chocolate-Peanut Butter Smoothie

how to make a really good smoothie

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  The summer that Paul first moved to Cincinnati, we started making lots of smoothies. I don’t know why, but it became a nightly ritual from July through September. I started buying up the discounted brown bananas every time I went to the grocery store and keeping a stash […]

Bailey’s Hot Cocoa

Bailey’s hot cocoa is one of our favorite hot beverages in the winter. It’s easy to make with common ingredients (no fancy chocolate or heavy cream required) but the shot of Bailey’s takes it over the top into a decadent boozy treat. You can also leave it out to make a tasty standard hot cocoa. (Why is […]

Pomegranate Parfait (+How to Break Down a Pomegranate)

pomegranate

I thought I’d share a slightly lighter recipe this week in advance of Thanksgiving. Read on for a fast yogurt parfait that would be at home on a holiday breakfast or brunch table, plus a method for how to get the good stuff out of a pomegranate: The first time I ever heard of a […]

Fall Spice Latte

fall spice latte

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  If you have been following the blog for a while or flipped back through the archives, you may have noticed my affinity for a certain round, orange fall vegetable. From this you may also have inferred that I’m one of those people who enjoy a certain oft-maligned seasonal […]

Pumpkin Scones

These pumpkin scones are the perfect fall treat.

I’ve made at least one batch of pumpkin scones every fall for the past four years. Last year, however, I discovered the webpage I’d pinned with the recipe had gone defunct! With the help of the Wayback Machine and screen shots, I was able to recover my old standby. Over the years, though, I’ve made several tweaks […]

Microwave Apple Crisp for One

This apple crisp cooks up quickly in the microwave and makes a fast snack, breakfast or dessert.

Tell me if this sounds familiar: You reach into your fruit bowl or your crisper drawer for a bright shiny apple, wash it and take a bite, looking forward to sweet juice and refreshing crispness…only to find your apple is underripe, overripe, mealy or otherwise less than ideal. Well, despair not. Just because you don’t […]

Fudgy Protein Bites

The texture of these bites is perfect--smooth, dense and rich.

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  These protein bites are pretty simple to make but so delicious I couldn’t keep it to myself! This recipe is based on the Chocolate Fudge Bites from Running with Spoons. My alterations here are substituting protein powder for the oats and the addition of a little vanilla extract […]