A Seemingly Devilish Match Made in Heaven

Chocolate and peanut butter…the world’s most wonderful combination. I am not leaving that open for debate; that is just the way it is.

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Good Stuff

Meatloaf. Stuffed with cheese. Fries on the side. Lots of sauce. Potentially a massive case of overindulgence? It doesn’t have to be…

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Pump it Up!

I hope that everybody had a lovely Thanksgiving and feasted well. Surely, there would have been no better way to round off that giant holiday meal you enjoyed than with a classic pumpkin pie. Your traditional recipe, however, may have been missing one utterly important element to contribute to a truly satisfying dessert: CHOCOLATE!

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Big Portions Come in Small Packages

I have always been quite attracted to bite-size foods. Consider how many poppable treasures nature has created for us: nuts, seeds, berries, grape tomatoes, ice cream bonbons…(okay, perhaps that last item does not exactly grow from the ground, but I’m just sayin’)…

Bonbons aside, crafting wholesome homemade bite-size treats is quite a joy. There is something so charming about small edibles. Perhaps they bring me back to fond childhood memories, such as eating fun-size candy bars at Halloween, or the teeny-tiny foods in the kitchens of my Polly Pocket play sets. Despite their small size, however, little bites can still satisfy a big appetite…

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When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins!

Oh, how I love chocolate. I simply cannot get enough of it, and I go to bed sad and hopeless if ever going a day without it. Even the things in life that bring us the most joy and elation, however, can get excessive at times. Yes…there are extremely rare occasions (as much as the thought makes me cringe) in which I do need a break from chocolate. When a refreshing change of pace is desired, this recipe hits the spot–while still satisfying my Bottomless Stomach-sized appetite.

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Yes, You Mayo

Condiments have always posed a bit of a challenge for me; I can’t live with ’em, can’t live without ’em. I love to dip my vegetables or drench my salads in dressing; I love to drown my noodles in sauce, and I love to spread a nice thick layer of icing on my cake. The trouble is, those luxuries can add unnecessary calories to the involved food items incredibly quickly, especially when using potentially high-fat condiments such as mayonnaise. A tasteless, dry salad can be avoided, however, with a few simple modifications.
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Small Portions Leaving You Crabby?

Mayo-based salads have been a long time favorite of mine. Combining meat, eggs, or any other protein source with vegetables and plenty of creamy dressing is certainly more satisfying than a bowl of plain lettuce. The issue, however, is that the rich dressing we may be mixing generously into our salads can accumulate excess calories. There are two options: reduce the portion size to three bites, or try this…

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So Good, You Just Might Lose Your Marbles!

Brownies are good. Cheesecake is good. Ultimately, they are a marriage of near perfect indulgence when combined. Neither of them, however, particularly scream “have another, and another, and another… and you won’t regret it.” Unless of course, you are doing things Bottomless Stomach style.

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Bowling for Comfort Food

While the term “comfort food” may have a slightly different connotation for everyone, to me it means something hearty, filling, and satisfying. Unfortunately the rich, substantial nature of comfort food can also mean excessive amounts of calories, fat and other undesirable qualities. If you wish to fill your bowl with something indulgent and healthy, all it takes is a bit of effort and creativity.

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Have Your Cake…and Eat the Whole Thing!

To say I have a sweet tooth is an understatement. As far as I am concerned, a meal is not complete without dessert. Since sweets, however, tend to be bad news for a nutritious diet, how is one to eat them often without wreaking havoc on his or her health?

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