Dessert recipes

Brownie Fruit Pizza

I finally started packing… This means I have a pile of travel-sized things + Reebok clothes and shoes, ready to be stuffed into a suitcase. Bella wants to know where we’re going on vacation, and Caro… well, poor Caro is just freaked out from the monsoon storms. We’re having a little dinner party at our…

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Berry Crumble in a Jar

There are a lot of things I’ve been behind the trends with, and I’m ok with that. Skinny jeans (it took me a good two years to feel comfortable wearing them, which is funny now because they can actually be very flattering), a top knot (my mom got me one of those cool bunmaker things…

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Mango-mojito sorbet

A bit of mint in this mango sorbet gives a flavor nod to my favorite mojitos. This mango mojito sorbet is the perfect refreshing treat for hot summer nights!  It was funny to read a post about this on one of my favorite blogs, as it’s something that’s been on my mind lately. For a…

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Vegan brown rice pudding

Wrap my soul in a rice pudding blanket? Don’t mind if I doooooooooo. For someone who has a strong memory, my brain has become a little fuzzy over time. As much as I wish I could, I don’t remember every single Christmas. There are a few that stick out vividly in my mind, and little…

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Healthy Chocolate Sauce

Things have been very savory on ye ol’ blog lately. I can’t even remember the last time I posted a sweet recipe! Please accept this as a token of apology. I was thinking about a chocolate sundae ALL morning yesterday. Usually after teaching Zumba, my thought process looks something like the following: -That was SOOOOOO…

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Candy Corn Popcorn

As soon as I mentioned doing a candy corn popcorn recipe for the blog, the Pilot was hooked. “Hey… so… um, when do you think you’ll be making that recipe?” “Which one?” “That one you mentioned the other day… it sounds really good.” I think he was hoping I’d make it while he was home…

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Apple tart for one

Yesterday, I got to teach the Tabata class at work. My friend, who has it every week, is recovering from a triathlon and said, “Hey Gina, will you teach today?” Um, is the Pope Catholic? Even though I’m not new to Tabata, the class is very structured with specific moves for each round and recovery…

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Apple Pear Ginger Saketini Recipe

Let’s have a cocktail, shall we? The last time I had a dinner party at the house, I was pregnant so didn’t get to partake in the libations. Now, girls’ nights are when the hubbies watch the babies and my friends and I will enjoy a cocktail together at a lounge or restaurant. When we…

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Almond butter banana fudgesicles

When I did the South Beach thing, I was always looking for ways to still get in dessert. As a girl with a major sweet tooth, I was scary excited to see all of the sugar-free options out there. Not all of them were South Beach-approved, but an easy way to get in my chocolate…

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Sweet Potato chocolate chunk cookies

I’ve created a monster. Who knew that sweet potatoes and chocolate could get along so well? I think we all know about my disdain for vegetables and sweets together. I enjoy my frijoles just as much as the next girl, but keep them far, far away from my desserts. And then, I tried making sweet…

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Sweet Potato Brownies

Add natural sweetness and a boost of nutrients to your dessert when you make these sweet potato brownies. Hey! How’s your day going so far? Lots of sweet potatoes in our house lately. For Livi, for Bell and for us. 100% correct: sweet potato brownies. I’ve seen a lot of recipes for vegetables in desserts…

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Trader Joe’s copycat cookie butter (gluten-free)

Dear Trader Joe’s, I’m already addicted to your nut butters. I take a daily almond butter dip no matter what, and I don’t understand why you needed to come out with all of the crazy combos that I have to try. And I guess you came out with a chocolate almond butter, too? Well, that…

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