Skinny Crab and Artichoke Dip - just 75 calories for this creamy, delicious appetizer! |

Skinny Crab and Artichoke Dip with Jalapeño

Forget the game; I'll be neck-deep in the mini crockpot. Except true thing --> we actually don't really watch the Superbowl. Not that we're anti or anything, and we love to go to Superbowl parties (not saying, just saying), but we just don't have a TV. ... Read More →

Pumpkin Hummus

Roasted Garlic & Rosemary Pumpkin Hummus

Today I'm talking about a deliciously crayzie hummus combo that I made in my Blendtec and then GIVING AWAY A BLENDTEC! Because I wuv my Blendtec. Let's get real here. When I first made this Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Pumpkin Hummus like a ridiculous ... Read More →

Healthy Maple Glazed Pumpkin Muffins: whole grain, less sugar and oil, 270 calories - Pinch of Yum

Healthy Maple Glazed Pumpkin Muffins

The conversation in my head went something like this: I need a pumpkin muffin NOW. But that oil and sugar. Dern. And so began the quest for a healthy pumpkin muffin that still tasted like a yummy pumpkin muffin. The original version of these Maple ... Read More →

Peach Green Smoothie

Peach Green Smoothie

Hey yo. Big question today: Do you guys like drinking green things? Much like the chicken skin, green smoothies are a love-hate kinda food for me where mostly I love it and I only really hate it because of the name. I mean, who really craves something ... Read More →

Strawberry Jam Muffins

Strawberry Jam Muffins

Did we ever talk about this? That would be a package of strawberries for 13 dollars. Thirteen. Dollars. That's why I don't buy strawberries here in the Philippines, or berries of any kind, really. Don't feel bad for me. I mean, bananas, papaya, ... Read More →

banana lumpia

Banana Lumpia with Caramel Sauce

I was going to make this last week. With my sisters. Cause it's kind of a Filipino thing and I wanted to be a good Philippines host and everything. But we did this instead, which is like the most adventurous thing I've done in the last 6 months. ... Read More →


Coffee Cake Muffins

I cannot believe how much has happened since that Baked Rigatoni post went out a wee 48 hours ago. I'm currently sitting in my nice comfy bed, propped up with the computer on my lap, and all is well. Or, getting well. But here's a little reader-friendly ... Read More →

gingerbread loaves

Gingerbread Loaves with Lemon Glaze

It’s Christmastime! Or is it really? {crink eye} I feel like the world is playing a trick on me. From where I stand it looks more like primo beach season. True, people are wearing jeans and little sweater-like things, Christmas music and flashing ... Read More →

Potato Mojos

Crispy Potato Mojos

Guess how many Mojos I ate today? No, don't really do that. But for real. Guess what today is? VIDEO day! My face will stop looking so red when you press play. Promise. I want you to know a few things. 1) This is the first time I've done my ... Read More →

No Bake Cookies

{No Bake} Dark Chocolate Snickers Cookies

Me, six girls, and a bucket full of chocolate. This was my math lesson today. Actually, if I would have remembered the Fraction Pancakes fiasco, I would have skipped the lesson altogether and saved these chocolate bites of heaven for my personal kitchen ... Read More →


Chocolate & Sweet Cream Marble Loaf

Remember when I used to work out? Gosh golly. In our first few weeks here in the Philippines, I worked out every morning. And by worked out, I mean I ran for five seconds. It wasn't much, but it gave me license for an extra cookie. Now I don't work out ... Read More →

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

In the tough times when you want to come back to the states, remember back to January, February, March, all those months where God was pressing in your heart to do something radical for Him. My friends really speak truth. Reality check: I have been a bit ... Read More →

Stuffed Tomatoes

Roasted Corn and Basil Stuffed Tomatoes

I love tomatoes. Stuffed with roasted corn, basil, and cheese?  I ate all 6 of them. So I was really sad to find out that the tomatoes that I've been buying in the grocery store are not fairly harvested.  In fact, tomato fields in the US have been called ... Read More →

Mango Cake

Mango Snack Cake

I.AM.IN.LOVE. With a mango snack cake and its crunchy, sugary, brulee-like topping and its melted butter on top. And then suddenly 18 pieces were gone. I'd just like to say I'm sorry for posting multiple mango recipes in a row and I promise I won't ... Read More →

Peanut Butter Muffins

Peanut Butter & Honey Muffins

Temperature Controlled Apartment vs. Freshly Baked Muffins? No contest. And I'm happy to report that fluffy, nutty, honey-sweet muffins just came out of my oven. Which has an actual fire inside it. Be impressed. Bonus: I'm pretty sure about one third of ... Read More →