Recipes

Fluffy & Healthy Cottage Cheese Pancakes

by Janelle 02.18.2011
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I love this recipe because I adore pancakes, but I never choose them because they can usually run up some serious calories. I finally found the perfect recipe that is both healthy and satisfying. This recipe from Mark Bittman uses cottage cheese to add fluffiness and creaminess as well as a healthy dose of protein […]

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Cupcakes For Your Valentine… And a Recipe From One of the Most Famous Cupcake Bakeries in the World

by Janelle 02.09.2011
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Have you made your Valentine’s Day desserts yet? As part of my selection of Valentine’s Day treats, I always love to include a classic and simple moist yellow cupcake with a smooth and fluffy buttercream frosting. This famous recipe is fantastic and the fun part is the decorating. Color your frosting pink and top with […]

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Healthy Turkey Meatballs

by Janelle 02.07.2011
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Think turkey meatballs are bland and lack flavor? Not my recipe. These turkey meatballs are oozing with flavor and will change your mind completely! Overflowing with fresh parsley and garlic and a surprise crunch from toasted pine nuts, these meatballs are healthy and delicious. I made them tonight and served over brown rice with a […]

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Baked Gourmet Macaroni & Cheese… And a Date Night Dinner

by Janelle 02.05.2011
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The dish that started it all… This recipe is close to my heart because it’s the first thing I ever cooked for my boyfriend. We are happier than ever now and I think my first home-cooked meal has a lot to do with it 😉 The recipe is adapted from the Barefoot Contessa and it […]

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Healthy, Crunchy, Panko Crusted Chicken Fingers

by Janelle 02.04.2011
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If you love fried chicken, but HATE the fat and calories, you will adore my recipe for Crunchy Panko Crusted Chicken Fingers. I prepare my chicken fingers by rolling them in a tasty mixture of panko crumbs and spices and then baking them in the oven to crisp them up to perfection.

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Soft Anise Biscotti

by Janelle 02.03.2011
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You will love this recipe for an unexpected twist on traditional biscotti. Instead of a crunchy, crumbly cookie, these biscotti are soft, spongy, cake-like and light as a feather! Have one in the morning with your coffee and you’ll be hooked. Read more for my recipe…

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Sick of Hummus? Try Making Baba Ganoush.

by Janelle 02.02.2011
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Last night, tired of the usual hummus routine,  my boyfriend decided to make Baba Ganoush and it was spectacular. Popular in Lebanon and Egpyt, this smoky, delicious dip is easy to make and sure to impress. Make for an appetizer or afternoon snack. Check out the recipe below…

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Creamy (and healthy) Blueberry Banana Smoothie

by Janelle 02.02.2011
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I just got back from the gym and made my favorite post-workout snack…. a Blueberry Banana Smoothie. This smoothie is not only delicious and satisfying, but it is good for you too. I know you are thinking anything creamy is not healthy, but trust me on this one. The secret? Adding lowfat cottage cheese. It […]

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Outrageous Hot Fudge Sauce

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I am thrilled to share a recipe for Outrageous Hot Fudge Sauce. It is a dead-ringer for the famous hot fudge served at Brigham’s Ice Cream Parlour in Boston, MA. A New England tradition, Brigham’s is known for its velvety, rich hot fudge smothered on top of homemade ice cream.

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Lemon Anginetti (Italian Drop Cookies)

by Janelle 01.14.2011
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Today I’d love to share a recipe for one of my favorite Italian cookies… Lemon Anginetti. These delicious Italian drop cookies are traditionally made for holidays and celebrations, but are a delightful choice for anytime of year. Although there are many variations of the traditional recipe, my favorite is the addition of lemon extract to […]

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