Blackberry Cheesecake-Topped Sweet Potato Cakes

Blackberry Cheesecake-Topped Sweet Potato Cakes

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Chances are, you haven’t tried sweet potatoes and blackberries together.  So chances are, you just haven’t lived.

Sure, that could be a slight overstatement, but with everything going on in this one little dessert I feel it’s totally acceptable if I err on the dramatic side.

For one thing, this combination of flavors is a wonderous, yet unnecessarily rare occurrence.  By the time spring rolls around, we’ve all but forgotten about sweet potatoes altogether, as healthy and tasty as they are.  They never so much as share a crisper drawer with a fresh blackberry.  Conversely, in late fall, there isn’t a fresh berry in sight, so we decide it must, therefore, be impossible to eat one. 

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Fancy Peanut Butter Chocolate-Chip Cookies

Fancy Peanut Butter Chocolate-Chip Cookies

I just mentioned, in a post about very healthy pancakes, that I will be, once again, competing in a bikini competition.  I’m very excited.  Mostly about seeing my abs again.

Today, I’m going to take you on a slightly different path.  Hint: It involves carbs. 

I know, I know – this is not really *exactly* bikini-competition-preparation food.  BUT I kept the ingredients as clean as could be, even replacing ½ the sugar with Stevia, and these would be totally okay in moderation…

Except when it comes to these… straight out of the oven.  Oi.  I have just a teensy bit of a harder time eating just ONE.  They’re called “fancy” for a reason.  

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Brownie Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Brownie Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

 

If you’ve ever, at any time, read a healthy-eating guide of some sort, you’ve heard the phrase, “shop the perimeter of the grocery store, avoid the aisles!”  You know why that is?  Because the aisles are full of devious gnomes that steal your coupon books and put candy bars in your cart when you’re not looking.

Or maybe that’s not it.  It probably has more to do with the fact that processed foods fill the majority of the aisles.  After all, one of the best things you can do for your health is ditch the junk food and eat whole food, right?

 

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11 Kid-Friendly Recipes

11 Kid-Friendly Recipes

Got any wishes for Christmas this year?
Is it a full-on, legitimate, letter-to-Santa list?  Or is there just ONE thing you really want and everthing else may as well be pencil-shavings in comparison?
Things I've wished for, for Christmases past include:  Polly Pockets, American Girls Dolls, an encyclopedia (I was eight and this request prompted my Dad to introduce me to the "Internet" and Brittanica.com), a pony, and an Easy Bake Oven (Got it! Have since graduated to the big kids' oven.)
This year some of the "things" on my list are not actual things.  And I think that's totally acceptable, especially as a grown-up, to have lists of Christmas wants that do not take up more space in your life.  True?

 

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