Pumpkin Palooza: Healthy Pumpkin Fudge (vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free)

Are we pumpkin-ed out yet? I’m banking on “No.” Although I never considered myself a huge fan of pumpkin in the past, this year for some reason, the Passion for Pumpkin has overtaken me, too, and I can’t get enough of the stuff. First it was the Pumpkin Caramel Swirl Brownies; then the Grain-Free Pumpkin-Sage […]

New York: An Oasis of Calm, plus Homemade Superfood Chocolate

[Warning: this is a looooong recap post.  If you like New York and want to know what we did there, read on! If you just want to get straight to the chocolate recipe, skip on down.] [Homemade superfood chocolate (stevia-sweetened on left, coconut sugar-sweetened on right. Skip on down for the recipe.] You wouldn’t normally […]

Six Degrees of Alisa and Hallie–and No Bake Chocolate Chunk (or Chip) Cookies!

[This post is part of an ongoing series of interviews with (and recipes from!) cookbook authors, bloggers, women entrepreneurs and home chefs whose work I enjoy and admire. If you’ve got someone in mind you’d like me to approach for an interview, please shoot me an email at rickiATrickihellerDOTcom, or leave a comment here and […]

Chocolate Caramel Slice

I’ve had an ongoing love affair with Australia since I was a child. (I wrote a bit more about it in this post). From the charming accent of the locals, to the stellar weather, to some of my favorite actors, to the amazing food, that country resonates with me on a deep level, and I […]

Black Forest Cookie Dough Truffles

As promised, today’s recipe is number three in this week’s list of sweet Valentine’s Day treats! Be sure to check out the healthy Butterscotch Pudding and Granola-Topped Blueberry Pie Bars, too! When you think of Valentine’s Day, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Is it: A) Flowers? Or perhaps B) Chocolate? No? Then […]

Breakfast Carrot Cake

[This post is part of an ongoing series of interviews with cookbook authors, bloggers, women entrepreneurs and home chefs whose work I enjoy and admire. If you’ve got someone in mind you’d like me to approach for an interview, please shoot me an email at dietdessertdogsATgmailDOTcom, or leave a comment here and let me know! […]

Flash in the Pan: So Easy Orange-Goji Chocolates

[Sometimes, you just want a dish that’s quick and easy–no fuss.  I’ve decided to offer a mini-post every once in a while, for a dish that comes together incredibly quickly or else is so simple to make that no recipe is required. Here’s today’s “Flash in the Pan.” (For other FitP recipes, see “Categories” at right).] […]

Chocolate Mint Truffles

[You wanna piece of me?  Recipe at end of post.] When I thought about what foods evoke “holidays” for me, there was only one answer: chocolate.  As an avowed chocaholic (okay, serious, recidivist, chocolate addict), pretty much any special occasion has to include the beloved blissful brown bite, but wintertime holidays in particular bring this confection to […]

Homemade Edible Gifts

I thought this would be a perfect week to share some of my favorite recipes on the blog that would also make fantastic homemade–and edible–gifts. In my younger years, I made almost all of my gifts myself (edible or otherwise).  Of course, the fact that I was a student living in penury (I won’t say I […]

Flash in the Pan: No-Bake Caramel Cookie Dough Truffle Balls

[Sometimes, you just want a dish that’s quick and easy–no fuss.  I’ve decided to offer a mini-post every once in a while, for a dish that comes together incredibly quickly or else is so simple to make that no recipe is required. Here’s today’s “Flash in the Pan.” (For other FitP recipes, see “Categories” at right).] […]