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A Peanut Butter Cookie for One! This cookie is gluten free! It is made with oat flour but you could substitute other flour if desired. It is free of refined sugar using pure maple syrup and applesauce instead.

Peanut butter lovers unite! Here is a recipe for making just one peanut butter cookie!  Most of you know that I love cookies right out of the oven! You may also have learned that to keep from over indulging on cookie dough and eating a dozen hot from the oven cookies, I make just one! […]

Chocolate Chip Mug Cake: A cake that serves 1! No leftovers to pick at day after day!

You are home alone.  It is late. You have a craving for something sweet and only cake will satisfy your craving…. What to do?  If you make a cake you will eat not just one piece but a sliver here and there until it is gone.  Then you will feel guilty and kick yourself for […]

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie for 1! Gluten free!

So you have been eating healthy and you have a craving for a gooey chocolate chip cookie… To be truthful any right out of the oven cookie would suffice.  However if you make a batch of cookies you will eat a few spoonfuls of the dough to make sure it tastes okay.  Then when those […]

Roasted Turmeric Pumpkin Seeds: A healthy treat!

This is a super simple and quick recipe! Once you start snacking on these little gems it is hard to stop!  They would make a lovely gift when stored in a cute little glass jar! Did I mention health benefits? To begin pumpkin seeds or pepitas are an excellent source of minerals and antioxidants. They are […]

Caramel Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino! A great way to start the day!

I have little time in the mornings to sit and eat breakfast.  I do have time for coffee as I drive into work.  And I do love dessert…..  This Caramel Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino fits the bill for breakfast on the go!  It is delicious and much healthier that a store bought frappuccino because you control […]

Yes, we are going just a “little bit” pumpkin crazy over here! However it is that time of year when pumpkins are all around us!   I eat hummus and fresh cut veggies or hummus on a sandwich wrap at lunch time several times a week.  When thinking about it I decided that pumpkin hummus […]

Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats: It really does taste like pumpkin pie! It is clean, health and easy to make!

I was really hesitant of trying overnight oats… Cold oatmeal did not sound appetizing. When I finally tried them I was pleasantly surprised! They are more like a pudding than oatmeal and the combinations are endless! I love trying new combinations of fruits and flavorings! Black Forest and blueberry peach are among my favorites. Overnight […]

Skillet Pumpkin Granola: Quick, easy and yummy! You control the ingredients!

I love granola! And it is pumpkin season so why not make pumpkin granola! I love to layer granola in yogurt parfaits or even eat it by itself.  My granddaughter Kate, a picky one year old, will eat granola by the bowl! The issue with store bought granola is that it is often high in sugar […]

Almond Espresso Protein Balls! Sure to satisfy a craving for something sweet

I have been seeing and reading recipes for protein balls. I kept telling myself that I was going to give one a try but have not gotten around to it until the other day. I was looking for a little something sweet to munch on, to satisfy a craving as I kept seeing all the […]

Tips and Tricks for a healthier Halloween!

Happy Healthy Halloween! Halloween is that time of year when kids, young and old, can collect and eat as much candy as they want! But with the obesity rate rising and the increased chance of cavities from sugary delights this holiday can be a frightening one! And for those of us trying to eat clean […]