Lightened Up Cookies and Ice Cream Pie

A lighter “Ice Cream” Pie studded with Sandwich Crème Cookies that will steal your heart and taste buds in no time. You only need 6 simple ingredients to prepare this incredible freezer pie.

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Hi guys! I hope all of you had the loveliest of weekends. This time of year is calling me into the kitchen. I can’t help but be drawn to my oven (or freezer in this case) and play with new recipes. Most of which have been turning out quite well. Except for those Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Bars I made last week. They basically looked like coal in the shape of tiny bricks and the taste was less than desirable. A single bite is all it took to knowing that something went terribly wrong. And don’t even get me started on the texture. No, just no. One of these days I’ll hopefully be able to redeem them, but for now I’d like to forget about my big baking disaster.

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So I turned to my freezer instead. I was looking for redemption. Sweet, sweet redemption. Though in serious doubt that my second healthier recipe of the day featuring some unusual ingredients would give me what I was looking for, I decided to give it a whirl anyway.

Little did I know what a pleasant surprise I was preparing. The proof is in the pie. Determination is quite delicious. [Read more…]

Brown Butter Blueberry Muffins

Brown Butter infused Blueberry Muffins. Finished with a tangy yet sweet Meyer Lemon Glaze. Breakfast is served.

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Happy Friday! So I guess today’s post should be entitled can’t stop won’t stop. Because my breakfast obsession is still going strong and so is my love for blueberries. You probably guessed by now that blueberries are my fruit of choice when it comes to the early hours of the day. Whether in yogurt, stirred into overnight oatmeal, or completely on their own, I could snack on them all day every day.

But the best way to enjoy those juicy & sweet little things is in the form of muffins, if ask me. Hands down.

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This recipe was totally unplanned for me. I set out to make a batch just for the two of us when I realized that my go-to Blueberry Muffins have yet to be shared on da blog. Once I got over the shock, I grabbed my camera and captured what I call morning bliss. [Read more…]

Chinese Orange Chicken Wings

The traditional flavors of Orange Chicken make these Wings my very favorite way to enjoy this Game Day Classic.

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Hi Everyone! I hope you’re ready to talk Game Day Food today. Given that the Super Bowl is less than 2 weeks away, I figured now would be the best time to share the wings that have changed the way we watch football from now on. I doubt we’ll ever be able to enjoy another game without these present. No really. I am not being overdramatic – just overly excited that I finally discovered how to make perfect chicken wings in the comfort of my own home. You NEED this recipe in your collection.

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When I set out to make these utterly scrumptious wings, I had pretty high hopes that they would remind me of Chinese Orange Chicken takeout I had been craving all day long. One bite and that’s all I needed to know. They tasted exactly like my favorite Chinese food dish.

If you only want to make one thing from scratch for the big day, please, please let this be it. You will not be disappointed. [Read more…]

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Bagel Bites

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Bagels Bites filled with Cream Cheese. The easiest, most delicious and fastest way to enjoy a bagel!

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Happy Monday Morning! I hope everyone had a great weekend. Besides the fact that the Packers lost their game last night (sniff), we had a wonderful time. The weather has been absolutely beautiful and even somewhat warm the last couple of days. Mid 30’s, lots of sunshine and blue skies seem to bring out lots of smiles. We take anything we can get this time of year and soak up as much of the “warm” breeze as possible, ha.

But I still managed to make some time in the kitchen. For an idea I’ve had swirling around my head for what seems like forever now.

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As if bagel bites stuffed with cream cheese weren’t enough, I decided to add Cinnamon Toast Crunch (aka my favorite childhood cereal) to the mix. Literally. Cereal makes up part of the bagel dough, which you can taste with every bite. If that’s not a dream come true, then I don’t know what is.

Let’s dive right in! [Read more…]

Feel Good Mac and Cheese

Homemade Mac & Cheese that will leave you feeling oh so good. Both because it tastes absolutely amazing, but also because it has a healthy twist that no one would ever suspect!

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Whoa! Yes, we’re doing it. One of my goals for 2015 was to share more savory recipes with you. Don’t ya worry, Deliciously Yum will continue to mainly revolve around all things sweet, but occasionally I will start to share some of our favorite main meals, side dishes and appetizers with you as well. Hope that’s alright with you :).

Because things like today’s Mac & Cheese version NEED to be shared with all of you. My conscience can’t continue to keep these things from you…

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We take our Mac & Cheese very seriously. I usually don’t like for anyone to mess with my bowl of cheesy goodness. No fancy ingredients, swaps or substitutions necessary. Thank you very much. Or so I thought.

The Mac & Cheese you see here has one very special ingredient and a few healthier substitutions. Yeah, I was suspicious too. But you know me by now. I wouldn’t share anything I don’t absolutely love.

So let me tell you about this Feel Good Mac & Cheese. [Read more…]