October 2011

Low Fat Fudgy Ghost Cupcakes

by Janelle 10.24.2011
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If you are looking for a spooky, fun dessert for Halloween, look no further than my Low Fat Fudgy Ghost Cupcakes. With low-fat cake batter (recipe courtesy of Skinny Taste), made with Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix, canned pumpkin and water (that’s it!) and my very own recipe for homemade whipped vanilla meringue frosting, these […]

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Carla Hall’s Lemon Pudding Cake with Orange Liqueur

by Janelle 10.21.2011
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ABC’s new daytime show, The Chew, has been killing it with to-die-for recipes rolling out every day. If you are a Top Chef watcher, you will remember Carla and her scrumptious and hearty comfort-food-style cooking. A true lover of sweets (she owns Alchemy cookies after all) it is no surprise this mouthwatering lemon pudding cake […]

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Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Pecan Cookies

by Janelle 10.19.2011
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If you love oatmeal cookies and pumpkin you are in for a treat with these delicious Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Pecan Cookies. With a recipe from one of my fave cooking blogs, Skinny Taste, I set out to make these scrumptious cookies. With no oil and very little butter, these cookies are made with pumpkin, oatmeal, […]

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Mexican Tortilla Casserole

by Janelle 10.17.2011
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For a delicious and easy way to enjoy healthy Mexican food at home, nothing is better than my Mexican Tortilla Casserole. Loaded with vegetables and tasty Mexican spices, this is a perfect weeknight meal that is so easy to throw together. You can make it with all vegetables or add shredded chicken from a small […]

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Apple-Cinnamon Oat Squares Recipe

by Janelle 10.12.2011
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If you love steel-cut oatmeal but don’t have the time to make it in the morning (45 minutes to let it simmer, to be exact!), then this recipe is for you. Call it oatmeal on-the-go, these oat bars are incredibly healthy for you and delicious. Made with steel cut oats, chopped pecans, ground flaxseed, grated […]

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A Taste of Summer with Starla

by Janelle 10.10.2011
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It’s almost fall in New York and the hint of a chill in the air has me already dreaming of tropical locales! To get your mind off heavy winter coats and cashmere sweaters, I wanted to share one of my favorite new finds – Starla Sandals. Created out of a passion for jewelry, shoes and […]

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Healthy Multigrain Pumpkin Muffins

by Janelle 10.05.2011
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I am always on the lookout for delicious pumpkin recipes that are not only tasty, but healthy as well. I found an amazing recipe for low-fat pumpkin muffins created by one of my fave baking blogs, Love From The Oven. Full of whole wheat flour, flaxseed meal and oat bran, these muffins are bursting with […]

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NYC: Ladurée’s Halloween Macarons

by Janelle 10.03.2011
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If you haven’t heard yet, worldwide macaroon-sensation Ladurée, aka the “new cupcake,” took up shop in New York and is taking the city by pastry-storm. Maison Ladurée, the beloved Parisian baker, is said to have invented the macaron over 60 years ago at a tea room near the Place de la Concorde in Paris in […]

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