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Snacks

4 Ingredient Cake Mix Cookies

November 13, 2014 duchessoffork 1

Baking cookies from scratch is one of my greatest joys. My kids love nothing more than helping me mix, stir, and lick the beaters, of course. When I’m pressed for time, or just in the mood to shake things up, I use cake mix to make cookies. Have you ever tried this litt …

Easy Homemade Peanut Butter

October 2, 2014 duchessoffork 1

I’m not sure why I waited so long to make my own peanut butter. I’m fairly certain that our family keeps the peanut farmers of America in business. We eat more peanut butter than anyone I’ve ever seen. We put it on waffles, pancakes, crackers, spoons, finger …

Healthy Peanut Butter Apple Muffins {Egg and Dairy Free}

September 11, 2014 duchessoffork 0

I’m currently on Day 4 of a five day clean eating challenge. My eating has been way off track lately and I need to get my mind right. Surely I can make it through five days of clean and healthy eating, right??? So far, so good. The only catch is that I’ve missed b …

Over-Stuffed Kit Kat Cookies

September 2, 2014 duchessoffork 3

These cookies are insane. Ridiculous. They’re so addicting that I made them on two separate occasions this weekend. Chocolate chip cookies. Stuffed to the max with chunks of Kit Kat bars. You’re welcome. People constantly ask me for my cookie recipe because they t …

Oatmeal Pecan Scotcheroos

August 15, 2014 duchessoffork 0

When I met The Duke, I wasn’t really into sweets. Sure, I thought cookies, cakes, and candies tasted fine, but I never craved them. I’d bake for my college roommates without even sampling the cookie dough. What sane person does that? Passing up perfectly delicious …

Simple Corn Salsa

August 4, 2014 duchessoffork 3

If you’ve been reading my blog for even 5 minutes, you know that we LOVE Mexican food around here. The four of us could eat it morning, noon, and night. Julia could eat an entire bowl of queso dip in one sitting if we’d let her. Heck, I could, too. You’ll fi …

White Summer Sangria

July 7, 2014 duchessoffork 1

I’ve been having lots of fun in the kitchen lately, acting as mixologist. I’m not a huge drinker, but I do love a good glass of wine (er, champagne) or a fun cocktail on the weekends. We recently had company over for a summer cookout, so I went to work behind our …

Weight Watchers Snack Ideas

March 12, 2014 duchessoffork 7

One of my biggest struggles when I started Weight Watchers, and all through my AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge, and even still today, is snacking. Ever since starting my weight-loss journey 8 years ago, I’ve strived to keep to the simple mantra of “eat when hungry, stop …

Garlicky Roasted Chickpeas

January 29, 2014 duchessoffork 1

I’ve been trying to flex my creative muscle in the snack department lately. Peanut butter and nuts are my go-to snacks, but my servings of them have gotten way out of hand. I used my challenge to get out of certain food ruts and have enjoyed snacking on different combin …

Banana Fro Yo {A Healthy Dessert!}

January 22, 2014 duchessoffork 4

I have become obsessed with banana fro yo. OBSESSED I make it multiple times a week and still can’t get enough. Even though I’ve cleaned up my diet, I still crave something sweet after dinner. Banana fro yo is the perfect sweet nightcap and only requires TWO ingre …