Fig Walnut Coffee Cake {Giveaway!}

Fig Walnut Coffee Cake {Giveaway!}

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There are really zero excuses for not making coffee cake for a Sunday morning treat.  None. 

Especially when you consider that this version of my delectable Fig-Walnut Coffee Cake is pretty dang good for you.  With all the extra protein, top-notch ingredients, and its superhero-like power to work with most dietary needs, you basically just have to make it.

You’ve been using your willpower all week long, right?  Avoiding the doughnuts at work or the cookies your kids eat at home and making sure you eat your veggies and drinking water instead of something else – of course you could be all will-powered out by now.  But if you have to give in, you don’t also have to feel guilty about it!

That’s why I put together this cake recipe.  So you could have it, and eat it, too! 

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Chili Chocolate Almond & Cantaloupe Parfait (Giveaway!)

Chili Chocolate Almond & Cantaloupe Parfait (Giveaway!)

We live in a world of opinions.  Because we have freedom of choice, disagreements among people have been flying around making things difficult since, basically, the beginning of time.   

Still, while the world may not agree on many things, we do ALL agree on one thing.  Cake is delicious.  Everybody likes cake.  Right?  Even more than that, as one wise donkey said…

You know what ELSE everybody likes? Parfaits! Have you ever met a person, you say, "Let's get some parfait," they say, "Hell no, I don't like no parfait."? Parfaits are delicious! 

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FitCakes Awesome List #3

FitCakes Awesome List #3

There is a lot to be grateful for today.  For one thing, it’s Saturday.  Saturdays can be pretty exciting, considering many of us have been waiting all week for a Saturday.

[P.S – read through to find a hint about something exciting coming up for you!]

But lately, I’ve been getting all worked up and excited about, well – lots of things.  I began the morning unsure about what I was going to share with you today, as I thought through the plethora of things I have to share.

That’s when I realized that, obviously, it was high time for another FitCakes Awesome List!  

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A Reason to Cook {+ Fun Baking Giveaway!}

A Reason to Cook {+ Fun Baking Giveaway!}

As a kid, I remember that the smell of homemade cookies coming out of the oven always made me – well, it kinda made me want to run in and eat all the cookies – but it also made me proud.

My mom taught me how to cook and bake things from scratch at a young age.  I’d always pull out all the bowls and ingredients, and then we’d pick out a recipe (usually oatmeal raisin cookies if I had my way,) and go through the steps together.  Sometimes the cookies would even take the shape of teddy bears or hearts – if the teddy bears were aliens and the hearts were more anatomically correct, that is.

So even though I wasn’t necessarily an excellent artist with my baking, it always made me feel sooo accomplished.  Like doing-the-monkey-bars-one-handed accomplished.  It was an excellent thing to know that I’d instigated the magic that went on in that oven.

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