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Pumpkin Breakfast Muffins


There are plenty of pumpkin muffins out there but few would qualify as anything more than a treat! I’ve had a hard time finding a good pumpkin muffin recipe that didn’t also ask for a bowl of sugar. And it appears many of you are having the same problem, as I’ve received multiple requests for a healthier version. These pumpkins ... Read More »

Traditional Stuffing (With a Healthy Twist)


Just like my sweet potato recipe this dish is based of my mom’s classic Thanksgiving stuffing. Her recipe is quite simple: butter, bread, more butter, some veggies, and just to make sure we keep them in business, more butter. Clearly, you can’t go wrong with the deliciousness factor. But. this recipe won’t be scoring so high on the nutrition scale. So, ... Read More »

Sweet Potato Casserole (+ secret ingredient!)


If I could only eat 2 side dishes at Thanksgiving it would definitely be the stuffing and sweet potato casserole. I took my mom’s recipes and changed up a little bit. Okay,  a-lot-a-bit. But she uses a lot of sugar and butter! And while I wouldn’t have it any other way) on Thanksgiving, for any other day of the year, ... Read More »

Pumpkin Spice Syrup (+Latte Recipe)


There’s been a lot of debate on the pumpkin spice latte recently. But, regardless of what side you fall on, you can definitely make it yourself at home for a lot cheaper! Not to mention, you get the added benefit of fiber and potassium from the pumpkin puree and you get to control the sugar and calories based on your ... Read More »

Fall Pie Spice

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If you’ve been searching for recipes lately, you’re sure to come across “apple pie spice” and “pumpkin pie spice”. Sure, you can buy the pre-made versions if you want. But, you can also do it yourself. Why make your own? For one, you can decide how much of each spice you like! Leave out a spice if you want or adjust ... Read More »

Creamy Corn Casserole

Chicken Corn Casserole

Fresh corn on the cob is great during the summer when BBQs are all the rage. But in the fall, corn casseroles are where it’s at– warm and comforting.  They’re usually creamy and cheesy and of course, packed with decadence. And while I will not give up my mother-in-law’s corn casserole on Thanksgiving, I look to this recipe for those ... Read More »

Skinny Pumpkin Pie


As far as desserts go, classic pumpkin pie really isn’t all that bad in terms of calories and sugar. But, being the dessert lover and nutrition junkie that I am, I had to find a way to make it just a bit on the lighter side. This version is lower in sugar and fat but still has all of the ... Read More »