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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Pumpkin Cheesecake for 1

It was a “dessert first” kind of night. It was a long and awesome day of teaching, capped off by team-taught Zumba class and a tubing class, and all I wanted when I got home was some sweatpants.. and pumpkin cheesecake. I’ve been scheming of this recipe for a couple of days, because I wanted…

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Mixed berry crumble

Hi friends 😀 How has your Monday been? Hopefully it hasn’t been to Moan-day ish 🙂 Thank you so much for the sweet compliments on my baby belly. I definitely started showing early- Dr. Google said it may be because I have a short torso orrrrr the little nugget just wants to make his presence…

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Flourless chocolate chip brownies

Hiiii 😀 How are you? Hope you’re having a great night <3 I’m going to go ahead and skip the “here’s what I’ve been up to” spiel and get right down to biznazz. Brownies. Flourless (= gluten-free!) chocolate chip brownies to be exact. It’s weird because my sweet tooth has been MIA for a couple…

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The Best Gluten-Free Brownies

My day was pretty good thanks to an afternoon baking session – I baked the best gluten-free brownies EVER! Not even kidding. Actually, they are pretty much the best brownies ever, gluten-free or not. I’m so excited to share the recipe with you and hope you love them as much as I do! Other than…

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Sea salt chocolate oat-nuts

Hey hey hey 😀 How are you? What have you been up to this Sunday? Bella’s been up to the usual.. Sleeping and looking gorg. She’s good at that 😉 This morning, we met up with some friends for breakfast at the Delicious Egg and then hit up La Encantada to shop a little. We…

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