Ooey Gooey Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

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  So I know today is Labor Day and I should be posting something BBQ or summer party-ish... which is what I was totally planning on doing. I swear.   Until I made these cinnamon rolls on Friday.   And OMG. omgggggggg! Total when Harry Met Sally moment, these little buns are killer.   Just close your eyes a minute...can you smell the warm cinnamon rolls baking in your oven?? Taste the creamy sugary glaze and tender sweet dough...bursting with warm … [Read more...]

Very Berry Cheesecake Pie Bites

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Hi guys! Notice anything different? Does blue and pink make my butt look big? Whipped got a bit of facelift this week! A few Botox injections into the header....couple chin tucks around the sidebar... I've been working with the most fabulous designer (shout-out to Allison from Green Tangerine Designs!) for the past month and half re-designing and reorganizing my blog. And I am so excited to announce that is is just about finished!! There's just a few more bits to fix and tweak (I'm having a … [Read more...]

Glazed Cinnamon Sugar-Stuffed Scones

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Happy Earth Day everyone!! Flip on some Animal Planet! Recycle your Sunday papers! And...don't flush your toilet every time you go...unless.. you know,  you uh...then please do... Today is all about celebrating our beautiful planet and remembering to love her back as much as she loves us! I was googling around the other day and found this awesome little awareness project. Earthday.org/2012 is asking everyone to pledge an "Act of Green" for today - whether it be helping drive over your … [Read more...]

Skinny Blueberry-Lemon Coffee Cake with Almond Streusel

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OMY-goodness. We have had amazing weather in Chicago this week! And I don't just mean amazing for Chicago... aka as long as its not snowing/blizzarding/sleeting/etc....am I forgetting anything..?? It was almost 80 yesterday. I came home and immediately jumped into my bathing suit and laid out in the gorgeous sunshine and read a book. And its a very good thing that my backyard is in the woods because I may have blinded a few people with the sun's reflection off my very white body. In the … [Read more...]

Pear, Apple and Raspberry Crisp

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So I'm really excited about today's post! I'm guest posting for the first time over at my friend Kelly's blog, Eat-Yourself-Skinny. She has the most fantastic blog loaded with absolutely delicious recipes...and they're all guilt-free! Craving creamy macaroni and cheese?? Raspberry margaritas? Gooey cinnamon buns? Check out her recipes over at http://www.eat-yourself-skinny.com/ and check out my guest post recipe today, Pear, Apple, and Raspberry Crisp.  [hr] So I always forget how … [Read more...]

Jelly Filled Doughnut Muffins for Fat Tuesday!

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Happy Pączki Day! My grandpa would be so proud of me.... I'm half Polish which means that every year on Fat Tuesday we get to eat jelly doughnuts (I mean technically they're called pączek, but we're kind of pseudo-American-Polish (and Italian! Sorry Mom...) so we get these delicious American (oops) doughnuts from our downtown shop. Pączek are just like jelly doughnuts- they're yummy fried sweet dough filled with preserves or cream and usually sprinkled in powdered sugar. Sound familiar? It's … [Read more...]

“Light” Monkey Bread

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My family is obsessed with monkey bread. Forget birthday cakes, my brothers ask for these yummy warm doughy globs dripping in cinnamon sugar. Every year. Same with Christmas morning breakfast... Father's Day... Valentine's Day.... I'm not kidding, in high school my younger brother wrote a paper on monkey bread. Needless to say, when I told them I was trying a not only 'new' monkey bread recipe, but a 'lighter' monkey bread recipe... there was an uproar in my house. How could you perfect the … [Read more...]

Farm Stand Buttermilk Doughnuts

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Please meet the chocolate doughnut.... Hot, fresh, cakey, crunchy... smothered in chocolatey goodness..... And the cinnamon sugar doughnut... rolled and dunked in sweet sugar and spicy cinnamon.. Or how about the classic white iced doughnut? Dipped in smooth white icing and sprinkled in sparkling sugar. Are you drooling yet? I've got one hand in the container with all the doughnuts I just made and the other on the keyboard. My keyboard's a mess. This was my first go at … [Read more...]

Mini Pecan Sticky Buns and Pumpkin Cookies with Cinnamon Sugar Glaze

I have been in a sugar coma since about 3 o'clock yesterday. Actually I don't even know if you can call it a sugar coma. Its more like sugar dependency. These Spiced Pumpkin Cookies and Mini Pecan Sticky Buns are so good that my body is rejecting all other forms of food. Banana with breakfast? You mean banana bread right? Or oatmeal? But what about oatmeal cookies..... Worth it. I'll break the cycle when I feel like it. Probably never. These treats are two FABULOUS new recipes from two new … [Read more...]