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Italian Rainbow Cookies

Italian Rainbow Cookies

Italian Rainbow Cookies are traditionally made for Christmas, but are still extremely popular throughout the year. They represent the Italian flag and have rich flavors of almond, chocolate, and apricot. Rainbow cookies are the Christmas cookie you never knew you needed in your life, but […]

Cut-Out Holiday Sugar Cookies

Cut-Out Holiday Sugar Cookies

Cut-Out Holiday Sugar Cookies are a classic recipe that are fun to make and also taste just as great as they look with the addition of vanilla & almond extract added to them. Sugar cookies can be as easy or as difficult as you make […]

Pumpkin Magic Bars

Pumpkin Magic Bars

­ I tried this recipe on a whim last weekend and oh man is it good! Pumpkin Magic Bars – it’s everything it sounds like in the name and more. I really was unsure of how these were going to turn out, but let me […]

Banana Choco Nut Muffins

Banana Choco Nut Muffins

These Banana Choco-Nut Muffins are reinvented grocery store muffins; complete with glossy high tops & moist centers, but without half the calories, & pack in nutrients. I’m so excited to finally get to share this recipe with you all! If you think that I kind […]

Zucchini & Mozzarella Bisquick Quiche

Zucchini & Mozzarella Bisquick Quiche

Zucchini & Mozzarella Bisquick Quiche is a crust-less quiche that is light, but thickened with bisquick to make a silky, flavorful, and creamy filling. Decoding a Family Recipe I’ve been on a quiche mission. I know you’re asking – a what? And why? Of all […]

Italian Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin

Italian Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin

Italian Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin is a simple dish elevated by deliciously intense flavors like roasted garlic, sea salt, and rosemary. It’s a sheet pan dinner that makes cooking and clean up a weeknight saver. ­­­­­Sometimes after a long day the last thing I want […]

Sausage & Eggplant Linguine

Sausage & Eggplant Linguine

Sausage & Eggplant Linguine is a wonderfully different take on a chunky tomato sauce, mixed with vegetables, crumbled sausage, capers, and topped generously with cold ricotta cheese.   Hello! I’m so excited to share this recipe with you all because it has been one that […]

Skinny Mini Red Velvet Cupcakes

Skinny Mini Red Velvet Cupcakes

Skinny Mini Red Velvet Cupcakes are a perfect guilt-free treat for Valentine’s Day (or any day)! This recipe substitutes applesauce for oil and saves 965 calories on the total recipe, but still makes a spongy moist little cake! Happy almost Valentine’s Day! I think I […]

My Fitness Journey of     Gaining & Losing 20 Pounds, Weight-lifting, and Chronic Back Pain

My Fitness Journey of Gaining & Losing 20 Pounds, Weight-lifting, and Chronic Back Pain

I keep procrastinating kicking off this post about “where I am” on my fitness journey because I want to be further along on it. Which when you think about it, makes no sense because a post about progress is exactly that. However, I’ve been giving […]

Puff Pastry Sausages in a Blanket

Puff Pastry Sausages in a Blanket

Puff Pastry Sausages in a Blanket are an addictive appetizer perfect for entertaining, that come together and disappear quickly! A quick detour from clean and healthy because…the super bowl. Super Bowl to me is basically a party for comfort food (aside from the game). I […]

Skinny Beef Enchiladas

Skinny Beef Enchiladas

Skinny Beef Enchiladas taste indulgent, comforting, and delicious, but are a healthy, approachable, weeknight dinner that is sure to leave you wanting them again! Okay guys, I’m on a mission to increase the amount of easy and healthy dinners on this website for you all […]

French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup is a classic French soup based with beef broth, filled with buttery thin red & yellow onions, and topped with its classic stale gone soggy baguette and melted & browned swiss-gruyere cheese. Happy 2019 everyone! I hope everyone’s year is off to […]

Fitness Tracking Worksheets

Fitness Tracking Worksheets

Download the free tracking sheets below to help organize your weight-loss or fitness journey! Weekly Meal Planner Daily Tracking Sheet

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