Pinterest Recipes To Try

by Courtney on January 15, 2013

Alright, I’ve got to know. How many of you out there have, by now, gotten sucked in to the vortex that is Pinterest? *Raises hand* When Pinterest first came onto the scene, I resisted…as if I needed something else sucking up my time while I’m on the computer. But eventually, I caved, as many of […]


Healthy Roasted Potato and Veggie Salad

by Courtney on May 29, 2012

Roasted Potato & Veggie Salad (2)

I know you guys have been eagerly anticipating this recipe… As I was making this on Monday morning, I couldn’t help but have the feeling that this could be one of those recipes that’s either a huge hit or a HUGE miss. I already knew I loved all of the ingredients in there, but I […]


Chewy Chocolate Chip Heath Bar Cookies

by Courtney on October 2, 2010


I think it’s safe to say that my obsession for pumpkin may be closely matched with my obsession for Heath bars in baking. And these babies came together like a gem last night! I was asked to bring “some baked goods” for our trip down to the Army vs. Temple game today, so I decided […]


Holy Moly Healthier Guacamole

by Courtney on September 3, 2010


Alright, who doesn’t like guacamole? Well, if you had asked me about a year ago, I would have said, “Umm, ME, I don’t like guacamole.” Boy how things can change after a year. But better yet, who doesn’t like some HEALTHIFIED guacamole?!? That’s what I thought! Keep reading… First, you mash up a can of […]


Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

by Courtney on August 3, 2010


Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes Makes 24 cupcakes Ingredients: For the Cupcakes: I box yellow cake mix 1-1/4 cups water 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce 3 eggs (or egg 3/4 cup egg substitute) 1/2 cup chocolate chips For the Cookie Dough Filling: (original recipe for filling can be found here) 4 tbsp. butter, softened 6 tbsp. […]


Grilled Potato Salad with Parsley Pesto

by Courtney on July 25, 2010


Grilled Potato Salad with Parsley Pesto (see recipe below!) Nothin’ beats a relaxing Sunday. Jay and I were able to take care of a few things around the house, and I was finally able to finish my book, The End of Overeating. Considering I started reading it almost 3 months ago, it was about time! […]



Chocolate + Peanut Butter  The rich, silky, sweetness of chocolate combined with the smooth, creamy, subtly sweet & nutty peanut butter: well, it’s simply, a match made in heaven. Try to tell me any other combination that is more delicious and I’ll call you crazy (unless, that is, you say chocolate + caramel – then […]


As I mentioned yesterday, I have yet another recipe still hiding up my sleeve from my marathon baking day on Tuesday. I promise I’ll get to it in a second, but let’s do a quick lunch recap first. Lunch Today’s lunch was super quick to prepare, which was exactly what I needed after a long […]


So did you figure out my mystery topping from this morning’s oatmeal?!? Well, if you guessed BANANA cupcakes, you were right on! These cupcakes were baked with nothing but sweat & love yesterday in my steamy kitchen. They are subtly sweet, incredibly moist, and have the perfect flavor of banana that makes you think “Mmmm, […]


Happy 4th of July!

by Courtney on July 4, 2010

Best Sugar Cookie Cake

Best Sugar Cookie Cake EVER! (see recipe below) I just love Independence Day! Jay and I are always so lucky to be able to celebrate with such fabulous family and friends, and this year was no different. Unfortunately, I was a bad blogger and barely ever pulled out the camera today. Our first party, up […]