dessert

Flourless Oatmeal-Raisin Cookie Bars

For a while,  I was posting healthy cookie recipes without sugar.  Instead, I was adding maple syrup or dates.   But do you know what really makes a cookie taste good?  Brown sugar. Let me explain.   Over the last few years my sweetness pallet has really changed.  I can […]

 

Salted Caramel Carrot Cake

Last weekend my mom made a carrot cake for my sister-in-law’s birthday, and it was a huge hit with the whole family!   My mom put raisins in the cake and they caramelized into a really amazing flavor.    This got me thinking,  what if I replaced the raisins with […]

 

Key-Lime Pie Green Smoothie Freezer Pops

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SilkSipToSpoon#CollectiveBias Its a new year and a new beginning.   I am keeping healthy this year by working out 3-5 times a week and trying to eat as many fruits and vegetables as possible. […]

 

Sweet Potato – Grain Free Brownies

I know that it’s just the beginning of August. But, I am kind of counting down the days till Everything pumpkin starts again. I know that I just posted a recipe last week on how to make a Healthy Coffee Frappe. But I will probably be at Starbucks over labor day weekend pushing people out of […]

 

Butternut Squash Apple Sauce

Its still 90 degrees out.  But its after Labor Day.  When Labor day is over you’re not supposed to wear white and you can start making Autumn butternut squash recipes.   I will also wait anxiously for Starbucks to start their “Pumpkin Spice Latte” season. I have a 10 month old […]

 

Kiwi Frozen Yogurt Sandwiches

                                          I had two kiwi in my fridge to use up.  I thought about making a Kiwi vinaigrette.  Unfortunately, I don’t have any ( non wilted)  lettuce in the house. […]

 

Sprinkle Stencils

This is a tutorial on how I repurposed a cookie cutter into a sprinkle stencil for cake decorating.   Last weekend I made my husband a birthday cake.  Our family doesn’t make big fancy cakes. We usually try to eat healthy, so we don’t want lots of extra cake lying […]

 

Nonfat sugar- free pie cups

Yes.  This little pie cup has NO sugar.  NO fat added.  and is an AMAZING little treat!  This is literally just a few calories! I happened to have blueberries from Costco that I had to use pronto !  ( What?  we didn’t eat all the blueberries from Costco?) I know […]

 

Cereal box cupcake holder

I made some cupcakes for the girls who work in the day care at my local YMCA.  They watch my 6 month old son almost every day of the week while I work out,  and do an amazing job!  One morning before heading to the Y.  I woke up early […]

 

S’mores!

I feel like it has been S’mores season for a while now.  This spring/summer season we have had in Southeast Iowa this year has been AMAZING!  We have been grilling, spending a large amount of time outside and of course making S’mores! A few weeks ago ( when it was […]

 

Tips on dipping cake pops!

Below is a photo of the cake pops that ALMOST failed! I have no fancy decorations on these. I was happy just to get them done.  My husband was having a Halloween lunch at work, so I took this as a chance to attempt cake pops.  I looked online for […]

 

Bra and Panty cookies

This summer has been the summer of babies! Out of our close group of friends, which has about 9 couples, 5 of us are expecting!  ( all due within 3 months)    Because of the babies, or maybe its because our husbands also all turned 30 this summer, We just don’t […]