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Easy Buttermilk Waffles with Mixed Berry and Lemon Preserves

I may never make another pancake after making these waffles. They taste like pancake-house waffles, and are mindlessly easy to make. I don’t know why I haven’t made waffles in ages,...

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Skinny 105-Calorie Hot Chocolate + $500 Target Gift Card Giveaway

If you think it’s impossible to have a creamy, rich mug of hot chocolate for 105 calories, think again. I’m not talking about those sugar-free packets with the space-food mini marshmallows...

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Lightened Up Corn and Bean Quesadillas with Avocado-Mango-Chipotle Salsa

This is the type of meal that in a restaurant, if you’re not careful, could be a major diet de-railer. Fortunately, I’ve got a lightened up version that’s easy and ready...

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Red Velvet Chocolate-Swirled Brownie Bars

Red velvet fever has begun in advance of Valentine’s Day. It’s everywhere. Here’s my contribution. They’re in between a brownie and a bar. Not over-the-top chocolaty to give them true brownie...

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Vanilla Bean and Brown Sugar Caramelized Banana Jam

Sometimes my eyes are bigger than my stomach and I wind up with too many ripe bananas all at once. But when you just can’t make one more banana smoothie or...

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Triple Peanut Butter Cookie Pie

This is the fastest and easiest pie I’ve ever made. And the only one with peanut butter incorporated three ways. Except it’s not really a pie at all. I used my...

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Easy Ways to Grow Your Food Blog + $250 American Express Giveaway

When I started blogging in 2009, I had about 14 readers per day for a few months. It was 14 more than I thought I’d have. On the first day I broke...

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Loaded BBQ Chicken Nugget Nachos

If you want to make a dinner out of nachos, this is how. They’re loaded with avocado chunks, juicy tomatoes and corn, and bbq sauce-smothered chicken nuggets. Or in my case,...

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One-Hour Chocolate and Cinnamon-Sugar Soft Pretzel Bites

Soft, warm pretzel bites coated in chocolate or cinnamon-sugar that you don’t have to go to the mall for. That’s both beautiful and dangerous. This is my fifth ready-in-one-hour recipe and all are...

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Skinny Two-Ingredient 110-Calorie Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

The words skinny and cheese sticks normally don’t go together. Except here they do because these cheese sticks are only 110 calories each. Rather than being fried, they’re baked, and yes,...