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Big Clusters Maple Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Granola

Storebought granola is the biggest ripoff of all time. Homemade is mindlessly easy, tastes infinitely better, is made-to-order, and oh yeah, it’s a fraction of the cost. My favorite kind of...

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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...