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Desserts

Coconut Waffles (Gluten-Free, Dairy Free)

These gluten-free, dairy-free, fiber-full waffles are so delicious you’ll soon forget how healthy they are. I developed this recipe for my book 60 Seconds to Slim but they are also perfect for a leisu…

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Delicious Maple Pecan Shortbread Cookies (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)

These gluten-free and dairy-free (yes, shortbread cookies without butter!) are my favorite cookies ever.  No one would believe they are a gluten-free and dairy-free option. They have been a holiday tr…

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Maple Chocolate Pecan Pie

This is a decadent variation on my aunt Maggie's pecan pie which is hands-down the best I've ever tasted. Smokey, sweet, nutty, crunchy and gooey at the same time. I just want to jump in there and rol…

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5 Iconic Holiday Cookies Made Healthier

You may be asking who in their right mind would want to make a cookie healthier? True; it’s a treat, a splurge, an immutable indulgence. However, healthier doesn’t necessarily mean lower in fat or cal…

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Roasted Butternut Squash Pie

Winter came in with a bang here in the northeast a few days ago with our first major snowstorm of the year.  Given the cold weather, it seemed like the perfect time to make this rich, delicious pie. A…

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7 Gifts You Can Make in a Mason Jar

The holidays are just around the corner, and it's a good idea to get started if you're planning to have a handmade holiday this season. I'm not a big believer in "stuff," but I do love showing my frie…

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5 Tips for Sticking to Your Diet During Thanksgiving

Most of us have been there. You starve yourself with skimpy salads just before the big holiday parties and get-togethers, then woof down the heavily iced cake, the whipped cream, and nummy chocolates …

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The Holiday Spice that Fights Diabetes and Heart Disease

When I think of autumn, Thanksgiving, and the holidays I think of cinnamon. Who doesn’t love the aroma of cinnamon wafting through the air?  The real deal, that is, not the fake “holiday spice,” chemi…

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10 Ways to Use Leftover Halloween Candy

Don't let leftover Halloween candy go to waste. Here are 10 ways you can use it 1. Donate it. Think homeless shelters, soup kitchens, the vet's office, your local community center, a senior center …

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Depression-Busting Pumpkin Muffins (Paleo)

Well, I can’t eat muffins in an agitated manner. The butter would probably get on my cuffs. One should always eat muffins quite calmly. It is the only way to eat them. -Oscar Wilde , ”The Importance…

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In karate, there's a saying: Mizu no kokoro. Roughly translates to "mind like water." A calm mind, l…

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Some good exercise and play tips here, not just for apartment dwellers, but for any dog owner when t…