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Snacks

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bites

January 23, 2015 duchessoffork 2

I try to live my life as balanced as possible. I love cooking and eating healthy dishes, and I truly enjoy pushing myself to be physically fit. But I also love baking (and eating) gooey chocolate chip cookies. And I love Mexican food- nachos and cheese dip, to be exact. My bi …

How to Freeze Bananas

January 8, 2015 duchessoffork 0

My freezer is always stocked with 5-10 sliced bananas. Jason and I have been on a smoothie kick for the past year or so and we use frozen bananas instead of ice for a much creamier smoothie. The first time I attempted to freeze a banana I stuck the whole thing, peel and all, …

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 …