Dark Chocolate


    Most of us love chocolate and today I'm going to present some evidence to show you why you should have a small amount of DARK chocolate on a regular basis. I'm glad I finally confirmed these facts because lately I have been having a strong craving for chocolate and haven't wanted … [Read more...]

Meatless Monday: cookies!


People, you are SO in luck this Meatless Monday! I'm going to share with you not one, but TWO, fantabulous dairy-free, egg-free cookie recipes! These are cookies filled with healthy, wholesome ingredients that you - and your kids! - will love. Usually in my Meatless Monday posts I aim to provide … [Read more...]

Who Needs a Cupcake?


I was spending an hour or two on my latest addiction, Pinterest the other night. Raise your hand if you are hooked too. The last thing I needed was something else to keep me on the computer, but boy am I hooked. I love that site. I can't believe how many new recipe sites I have found. One … [Read more...]

Menu Plan Your Butt Off

I have to be honest, I'm not very good at menu planning every week.  The two times I have done since we started this segment at Shrinking Jeans have been awesome weeks of eating at our house.  All the other weeks that I have not done it have still been yummy weeks of eating but definitely more … [Read more...]

Menu Plan Your Butt Off {september 18}


Confession: I am not a planner. I do not enjoy menu planning. I am not really a fan of cooking, period. But this week, ladies and gentlemen, I menu plan. For you. You are very welcome. Monday: Ginger Chicken with Snow Pea Salad Tuesday: Healthiest Lasagna Ever Wednesday: Shredded Chicken … [Read more...]

Dessert Recipe- Cooking Light’s Peanut Butter Cup Blondies


I almost feel like I shouldn't be posting this recipe, it's almost like I am encouraging you to make this dessert.  It seems all kinds of wrong to post a recipe with the words peanut + butter + cup + blondie, doesn't it?  I mean, just because Cooking Light published this recipe doesn't mean it's … [Read more...]

Help! I’m having a chocolate attack!

There comes a time in every girl's month when all hell breaks loose. Yes. I'm talking about that time of the month. During that time of the month, I crave sweets like no other. Cake, chocolate, ice cream, cookies! It's a terrible sickness. I'm just going to admit it; I'm not very good in the … [Read more...]

Use Your Melon!


During my recent pregnancy, the only insatiable craving I had was watermelon. We probably went through at least three personal sized seedless watermelons per week, because my three year old son is also addicted. He actually will sneak into the fridge for watermelon. I can't complain. Watermelon … [Read more...]

Recipe: Chewy PB2 Cookies

Happy National Peanut Butter Cookie Day!!!  What? You mean you didn't know that holiday was happening today?  Well, now you do. I love peanut butter cookies.  I make no apology for that fact.  I mean, seriously, what's not to love?  It's a cookie and the main ingredient is peanut butter! … [Read more...]

Recipe: Brownies with Spinach. Yes, Spinach.


I''m a veggie hider, I confess. It's not so much that my family won't eat vegetables in their natural state...it's more about packing nutrition into foods that generally aren't healthy. It makes me feel a little better about the treats I love so much. This recipe comes from Jessica Seinfeld's book … [Read more...]

Recipe: Mango-Orange Yogurtsicles & Lime in the Coconut Pops


Mango-Orange Yogurtsicle It has been miserably cold and rainy here and I'm dreaming of summer. Obsessing, really. Thus, I'm posting popsicle recipes. And really, when CAN'T you eat a popsicle? Dessert on a stick is always a good thing. Plus, I know there are some of you out there who live in … [Read more...]

Cookies. For Breakfast. No, That Isn’t a Typo.

My name is Heather and I am a cookie addict. My husband's nickname for me is cookie monster.  No cookie is safe in my presence. Therefore, I rarely have any in the house. Because I will eat them for any meal of the day. Even breakfast. Erin Baker's Breakfast Cookies are from the town where I … [Read more...]

Sweet on Sweet Potatoes


I only have sweet potatoes at Thanksgiving, and usually laden with butter, brown sugar, marshmallows and pecans.  Not so good for me, eh?  I love the taste of sweet potatoes and while I had heard "they are good for you", I never really knew why until I started researching for this post. My friend … [Read more...]