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Tips for Healthy Baking Swaps

This holiday season I’m determined to change my style of baking by swapping out some ingredients for more health conscious ones. Sweets are my weakness, but too many add up quick with calories and insane amounts of sugar. The months of November and December are so easy to put on extra weight if you’re not careful, which is why I’m starting healthy baking. There are so many ways to make your traditional desserts and dishes better for you by taking a few easy steps. Coconut Oil – Replacing coconut oil instead of butter and other cooking oils in my baking […]

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Top 5 New Year’s Eve Appetizers

I’m a sucker for New Year’s Eve. Between the fireworks, festivities and midnight kiss – I’m a fan. The best parties, in my opinion, are the ones with tons of finger foods so you can dine and dash. In honor of this, I’ve put together my top four appetizers from 2013, plus a new one to ring in the New Year. Rum Balls Ingredients: Jen’s Homemade Brownies – either stale or over-baked 1 cup rum Cocoa or chocolate for dusting Directions: Break up brownies in large bowl and mix with rum. Place in freezer for 20 minutes, or until firm. […]

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Using Coconut Oil in Diabetic Cooking

November is National Diabetes Month which helps raise awareness to a disease impacting nearly 26 million people, according to the American Diabetes Association. We’ve talked before about how coconut oil may help curb your sugar cravings, which is important for those living with diabetes. We also know how great coconut oil is in low carb cooking and baking, which many diabetics use to help control their insulin levels, like our own guest blogger Carolyn Ketchum. “So when I decided to go low carb and gluten-free to manage my diabetes, I knew I had to find a way to make scones […]

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