Healthier Pasta Bolognese

After learning we’ll probably get another foot of snow this weekend (after already receiving 2+ feet of snow this month), I knew it was time to cook up a big, warm bowl of hearty comfort food. Because there’s only one member of the household who’s gleeful about the very generous…

“Sweet Surprise” Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes

If you want to do something a little unexpected (and baked from scratch!) for your Valentine this year, I think I may just have something for you.

These (light and guilt-free!) chocolate cupcakes are a unique, fun, and delicious-tasting little twist on chocolate-covered berries.

What’s the twist?…

A Farewell to Fellow WordPress.com Bloggers…

After one year of blogging, I’m leaving WordPress.com… I’ll still post weekly recipes to The Scrumptious Pumpkin – just as always – but my blog will now be hosted by another company (this will allow me to (with any luck!) (fingers crossed!) try to create a better and more custom…

Healthy Marinara-Smothered Meatball Sliders

I was first introduced to the idea of a “Meatball Mini Burger” when reading over a restaurant menu. I instantly saw one name written all over it: Meat-and-Potatoes-Guy. This dish is part burger and part oversized, marinara-smothered meatball. It’s mini, so you can help yourself to two or three (or…

Shine Smoothie (Avocado Smoothie for Soft, Smooth, Young Looking Skin)

The Avocado Smoothie. If my Hollywood gossip mags are correct (and I know they always are), these healthy smoothies have been popular with the rich, famous, and beautiful for years now. So I guess I’m a little late to the picnic, but here’s my discovery for all non-celebs who may…

Healthy 8-Veggie Superfood Soup

When January arrives, I think most of us, at some point, even if it’s just vaguely in the back of our minds, resolve to try to adopt some healthier habits for the new year. Which is ironic because January seems to be the month least favorable for good health, in…

Skinny Gingerbread Cupcakes with Sweet Cinnamon Glaze

These cupcakes are heavenly. I got them wrong a few times – I tried them with a low-fat cream cheese frosting, which was way too heavy for my taste and just didn’t work. But then I tried a light, sugary sweet glaze with cinnamon and almond extract. Wonder of wonders.…

One-Dish Dijon-Herb Roast Chicken with Root Vegetables

One-dish chicken recipes are really the best of both worlds. A one-dish chicken recipe is a hearty, healthy, delicious, comforting, meal that can please a crowd. Plus, preparing a complete meal in one pot means it’s simple whip together, with quick and easy clean-up (hardly any dishes to wash!) What I love…

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