Favorite Recipes of 2013

Out on the town toasting the holidays with my dad! Hi! It's me. Kristina... Remember??   I feel like I need to reintroduce myself after this long hiatus I've taken from blogging over the holidays! Things like sugar cookies, onDemand movie marathons, and literally doing nothing have gotten in the way of me being anything close to productive. I just shamelessly self tanned (little NYE prep - which may or may not have been a terrible decision, we'll see what color I turn tomorrow...) … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Happy day-after-Haloween!   There is only one way to cure that candy hangover.... and its obviously with some more sugar. I like to live by the Sunday brunch bloody mary rule...booze + booze = no booze. Same goes for Snickers bars. I'm pretty sure...   ...Hmm....no...... definitely. I created this recipe for the fabulous Stephie from Eat Your Heart Out. I'm guest posting on her blog today so click HERE for the link to her super delish website and also to see my recipe … [Read more...]

Halloween Graveyard Oreo Brownies

 BOO!   How cute is he?? I am a firm believer that Halloween should be reserved for friendly ghosts, Glinda the Good Witch, Disney Princess costumes, and free candy for all.   No thank you to Mr. Scary Clown...creepy house at the end of the street...and movies rated higher than PG- 13. I will never ever forget my first (and ONLY) Haunted House...after surviving at least 6 back to back heart attacks and a possibly sprained ankle from jumping sky high at ever corner... I MADE … [Read more...]

Double Chocolate Vegan Brownies

Woo woo!! Tomorrow is moving day into my new apartment for the summer!! I'm knee deep in boxes of kitchen equipment, high heels, and procrastinated laundry... Buttttt...instead of boring you all with my newfound revelations of a serious hoarding problem and a collection of old battered white tank tops with holes big enough to prove that I actually don't know how to use a washing machine....   Let's focus on these FABULOUS Double Chocolate Brownies! I am absolutely so proud of … [Read more...]

Easy Melting Snowman Cookies and My Favorite Christmas Recipes Round-Up

Merry merry Christmas! This is my last post before Christmas Day and I want to wish you all the very best holiday! This is one of my favorite weekends of the year. Everyone I love, and everything I love to eat are all packed into the best day, wrapped in Christmas wrap, covered in pretty Christmas lights, and tied up with a shiny bow. One of my best friend's just flew in last night from NYC and the rest of the crew is following over the next couple days. My fridge is literally stocked with … [Read more...]

Skinny Pumpkin-Banana Bars

I love pumpkin bars.   Holy moly ladies and gents. I forgot how good these were! Peanut butter and Jelly might be the originals but Pumpkin and Cream Cheese Frosting are the new kids in town. Move over Regis... I'm loving my Kelly & Michael!   These little babies are just happy food.   Happy fluffy pumpkin-y cake with happy smooth cream cheese frosting. The kind of simple desserts that make a bad day good and a good day that much … [Read more...]

Girl Power Bars – Granola Bars for Healthy Hair, Skin, and Nails!

Ok, so my bathroom counter literally looks like a really bad "Buy One Get One Free" sale in the cosmetics section at Walgreens.   Hoarders would beg me for an episode if they took two steps toward my sink.   There is eye shadow from I swear to God.. at least 5 years ago... moisturizer for oily skin... moisturizer for dry skin...  moisturizer for the wrinkles I don't have but that Lancome has promised me I will within the year... body lotions... hair gels... hair … [Read more...]

Double Chocolate Raspberry Brownies and My Big News!

 Are you all ready for my big news?? Whipped has seen some fun changes over the past couple months but this has to be my very favorite!   Over the past couple months I've been having so much fun expanding my blog beyond just healthy baking and into all kinds of cooking. It feels good to eat good, and it feels even better to share my healthier recipes with all of you! That's why the new change is taking my healthy cooking one (delicious!) step further.   We all know the … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Pretzel M&M Blondies

                          God Bless America. Peanut Butter. M&Ms. And pretzels.   And any excuse to eat them together.   Happy 4th of July guys! I know the real 4th is on Wednesday, but my city did all of their fireworks, parades, and parties this weekend which is awesome but also kinda strange? Because now we're all wondering what we're going to do on that … [Read more...]

Ooey Gooey Peanut Butter S’mores Bars

I"m home! I'm home! I'm home! ....And I'm ready to turn right back around :) NYC was SO much fun! I don't even know where to begin telling you about it! [divider] How about Birthday Cake Truffles at Momofuku Milk Bar?? Tomato Focaccia at Eataly? Chocolate Souffles at The Little Owl?? At least 5lbs of peanut butter M&Ms at that ENORMOUS M&M store in Times Square. Don't judge. [divider] O wait... and what's that Kristina? Who did you see? Is that... is that a blurry Nick … [Read more...]

Guest Post- Pecan Pie Lara Bars by Carol

Hi guys! Fingers crossed that by the time you all are reading this I am safely settled into NYC, stalking Sam Champion on Good Morning America and shoving my face at Momofuku Milk Bar...   You all are in for a real treat today! My newest foodie friend Carol, from the fabulous blog, Ditch the Wheat is guest posting for me here! I was absolutely thrilled when she agreed to come up with a yummy recipe for you all while I'm gone. I guest posted for her last week while she was in the Dominican so … [Read more...]

No Pudge Double Fudge Brownies with Creamy Chocolate Frosting

Happy almost- TGIF everyone! I don't know about you all but I'm sooo ready for the weekend! I'm ready to relax...read a good book...sip a few cocktails...eat some guacamole....lay by the beach...Ok ok so I really just want Spring Break... I'm over this whole winter thing. This may have been a mild winter but I still can't strut in my flip flops down Michigan Avenue (Or trip my way down..can anyone really walk gracefully in those??) But now I'm rambling! I have a more important story to tell … [Read more...]