Recipes

“Red Velvet” Energy Bites

Be honest, after last night's Super Bowl are you ready to get something healthy into your body? Yeah? That's what I thought ;) Well, it's your lucky day my friend! Today I'm sharing a quick…

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{Chocolate-Covered} Strawberry Smoothie

There are days - more days than I'd like to admit - when I just need chocolate for breakfast. And not just a little bit of chocolate like in this recipe. No - on these days that won't cut…

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{Chocolate-Dipped} Quinoa-Coconut Bars

**Minneapolis friends! I made an awesome discovery last week, it is a site called Tidbits that "is the essential tool for the gal about town." They are into everything chic and local and only post…

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{Chocolate-Lovers} Peanut Butter-Banana Bread

Peanut Butter + Chocolate. Weird. Even though pretty much everything else is changing in my life at the moment you will always be able to count on my addiction-driven love for peanut butter…

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{Copycat} Whole Foods Greek Orzo Salad

Kyle and I are not picky eaters. We love everything from Italian to Indian to Mexican to Thai. We devour olives and hummus and octopus and brussel sprouts. But, just because we're not picky…

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{Creamy} Butternut Risotto

Regardless of the pending snow storm that is apparently leaving 12 inches of snow in its Minneapolis path over the next 12 hours, spring is near. The days are getting longer. The temperatures are…

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{Dairy-free} Easy Chocolate Pudding

For the love of chocolate... Chocolate milk, that is! Do you remember chocolate milk days in grade school? If I recall correctly, we could choose to have chocolate milk with our lunches on…

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{Easy} Breakfast Cookie in a Mug!

It's Friday!!! Do you know what we're going to do to celebrate? We're going to enjoy cookies for breakfast! So get your tummy ready for some fluffy, chocolate-y, cookie-filled goodness this…

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{Easy} Chocolate – Peanut Butter Cake Balls

On Saturday I planned to photograph my newest recipe. I opened our fridge to find the following... Hmm... Apparently someone thought they were pretty darn good, and I don't think it was…

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{Healthy} Chocolate Nutella Smoothie

Whoooo - Multiple posts per day for the past few days?! Is it apparent I missed y'all while I was on vacation? I hope so :) Well, this post is just to let you know that I did a little guest…

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{Healthy} Chocolate-Peanut-Almond Bars

How's that for a dessert name? Chocolate AND peanuts AND almonds... What's not to love? I'll be honest, I'm not a huge fan of healthified desserts. Thanks but no thanks. If I'm going to eat…

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{Healthy} Double Chocolate Chip Muffins

Chocolate. Sometimes you just need it for breakfast. And by need, I mean you must have chocolate right then and there or watch out world/coworkers/spouse/random stranger on the corner - a…

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{Homemade} Peanut Butter Cups

I've taken my love for obsession with addiction to peanut butter and chocolate to an all-new level y'all. I'm eatin' it plain. Yep, you heard me right. Just peanut butter and chocolate in…

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{Skinny} Chubby Monkey

It's official, I have a problem. Is there a choco-peanut butter-aholics anonymous? If so, can someone please send them my contact information? I am afraid to count but I'm fairly certain…

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#PumpkinWeek2015 October 18-23

That's right, my friends, PUMPKIN WEEK is almost upon us! Starting this Sunday, join your hosts for a full 5 days of tasty pumpkin recipes and fall fun. I have some delicious fall treats up my sleeve…

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A Collection of Healthiness…

I'm well aware that I am not known for healthy recipes. I take much pride in the variety of {unhealthy for the body but healthy for the soul} deliciousness I can whip up with my three favorite…

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A Healthy Protein Punch!

Good Morning! Are you ready for Turkey Day tomorrow?? Kyle and I are getting ready for the 6 hours of torture long drive to Chicago this afternoon! I am not a fan of road trips (strange, right?) so…

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Almond milk, let me count the ways I love you

If you've been reading my blog for any amount of time, you know that I have a slight love affair with almonds and almond milk. Today I thought I'd share all of the ways I LOVE to consume almond…

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Almond-Crusted Chicken Bites – A Game Changing Snack!

In a few short days, football fans and socialites alike with gather for the biggest game of the year. Whether you are a serious football connoisseur, advertisement expert, food and beer lover, or…

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Antioxidant Froyo Bars

Believe it or not, I have yet ANOTHER healthy recipe for you this lovely Monday morning. Two weeks in a row? Something must be seriously wrong with me ;) Now, don't you start worrying about all…

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Apple-Banana Quinoa Muffins

What happens when you open your freezer and find 10 frozen bananas taking up a heck of a lot of space? If you’re anything like me, you find a recipe to use up some of those frozen…

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Arugula & Goat Cheese Flatbread Pizza

I have a confession. I had a severe case of writer's block while composing this post. Maybe it was because I was severely dehydrated from a killer kickboxing class earlier in the day. Or maybe I…

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Avocado-Egg Pizza with Sweet Potato Crust

Whew - what a recipe name! Recipe titles have never been my expertise. Thankfully, the recipes themselves typically make up for my lack of naming creativity ;) Today, I have an amazing pizza to…

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Bacon-Loaded Quiche

Did I have you at bacon? That's what I thought ;) Bacon, bacon, and more bacon... what else do you need in a recipe? According to Kyle's brunch preferences, nothing more than the simple,…

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Baked Brie with Fig Preserves

Happy Monday my little Olives :) ONE week until Christmas! Are you as excited as I am? Although Kyle and I celebrated Christmas with my family this past weekend, I am REALLY looking forward…

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Baked Sesame Chicken

Happy Wednesday friends! Are you all having as hard of time concentrating on work this week as I am??! I have Christmas on my mind and I can’t fit anything else in ;) I have to admit that I have…

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Banana Bread – Nutella Cookies

Nutella. Let's add this to my long list of favorite food groups. Yes, I said food groups. Don't judge. Chocolate. Peanut Butter. Sushi. Bananas. Cupcakes. Coffee. Asparagus. NUTELLA. Yep, I…

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Banana Bread Oatmeal

Some days I just need chocolate for breakfast. Sweet, creamy, satisfying chocolate. I could resort to taking a big bite out of the dark chocolate Lindt bars that I keep stashed away for…

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Banana Maple Almond Bread Muffins

It has been a hot minute since I baked up something new and delicious. Actually, it's been so long that as soon as Kyle walked in the door after work yesterday, he took one sniff and excitedly…

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Banana-Rhubarb Bread

Hi Friends! I'm just poppin' in with a quick post today - I guest-posted for De earlier this week and shared an amazing Banana-Rhubarb Bread recipe that I know y'all will love. Head on over…

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Barbacoa Beef with Homemade Chile Sauce

Can I get a hallelujah for the upcoming 3-day weekend? Memorial Day, I love you. If it were up to me, I'd fit my 40+ hours in between Monday and Thursday each week allowing myself an extra day…

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BBQ Chicken Chili

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I hope you are wearing green and have plans to eat corned beef and potatoes and enjoy a bottle or two of Guinness tonight. On that note, I'm here to share a very non-Irish…

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BBQ Chicken Pizza with Homemade Whole Wheat Crust

Guess what time it is? It’s time for some BBQ! Oh, you’re telling me it isn’t summer anymore and the whole BBQ thing is out of season? Well, let me give you my opinion here…

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BBQ Tofu Pizza

Do you know what screams summer to me? Barbeques Barbaques Barboque... Oh, heck with it - I never knew how to spell that word anyways... BBQs! Backyard BBQ parties, BBQ on the grill for easy…

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Becky’s Banana Bread

Happy Black Friday! Did you work off all of that turkey shopping last night? I saw a lot of great doorbuster deals advertised yesterday - how many deals did you find last night and this morning? I…

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Big Slice Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Muffins & Giveaway!

We are talking healthy snacking today. Yes, HEALTHY during the holiday season! Holidays and healthy eats can go hand in hand, especially with some help from flavorful Big Slice apple…

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Biscoff Chip Cookies

I've added yet another food to my list of favorite food groups. Biscoff Cookie Spread. It is so amazingly good that my lunches over the past week might have consisted of an apple and a…

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Buffalo Chickpea Salad

Hi Olives 'n Wine readers! My name is Hannah and I blog over at Clean Eating Veggie Girl. The focus of my blog is on healthy living and eating, and it highlights vegetarian and vegan recipes and…

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Butternut Squash and Lentil Curry Stew

Hi! Happy Monday! (Oxymoron?) I hope you all had fantastic weekends. Mine was relaxing yet productive. Yay! Since Kyle has been traveling for the past week, I have had the opportunity to…

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Butternut-Walnut Soup + Ninja Ultima Blender GIVEAWAY!

As the title of this post might elude, today I'm writing more about my new Ninja Ultima blender than a recipe... Although, the squash recipe at the end of this post is amazing and you should…

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Calling all oatmeal lovers!

Happy Thursday! Kyle took me to see 50 Shades! - a musical parody of the books - last night. While I'm attempting to get over all of the awkward tension that was in the theater, Alisha is here…

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Check out my Guest Post!

Happy happy Saturday! Since Melanie is vacationing in beautiful Turks and Caicos (jealous, anyone?), I am guest posting for her today! Head on over to her blog, Beautifully Nutty, to check it…

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Chocolate Berry Protein Shake

Another week, another healthy recipe. Ahem, what?! Seriously, who am I becoming? It's like Paula Deen's reformed self has taken over here on ONW. No need to worry though my little Nutella-lovin'…

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Chocolate Breakfast Smoothie

Hey there! Happy Saturday :) I wasn't planning on posting today but I had THE BEST BREAKFAST EVER and thought I should share it with you! Per my typical morning, I woke up to a growling stomach…

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Chocolate Chip Birthday Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are great - don't get me wrong - but sometimes you need something a little more..... fancy. Yes, my friends, fancy cookies. There is such a thing and they are on my blog…

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites

It's the week of Thanksgiving and I still have Halloween candy in my cupboards. Please tell me I'm not the only one... And while I'm not complaining about all of this extra - wait, there is…

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

Oh my god, Becky - Look at her butt. It is so big. Sir Mix-a-Lot's rendition of Baby Got Back is Kyle's favorite song. Okay, maybe it's not his favorite song but whenever it is played on the radio…

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Chocolate Chip-Oatmeal Lactation Cookies

What the heck is a lactation cookie? I asked myself the same question a few weeks ago... Apparently there are foods that are believed to help increase milk production in breastfeeding mothers. Who…

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Chocolate-Covered Potato Chips

I have a treat for you today that will entice your taste buds. It's sweet. It's salty. It's crisp and chewy. It'll satisfy your chocolate craving AND your chip craving in one bite. It's…

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Chocolate-Glazed Cake Donuts

Donuts. I'm sure most of us have a love-hate relationship with these decadently fried rings of happiness. Covered in colorful sprinkles, a thick frosting, a light glaze or filled with a gooey,…

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Chocolate-Peanut Butter Day

You guys. I totally dropped the ball on something... Me, the queen of chocolate and peanut butter deliciousness MISSED Chocolate-Peanut Butter Day yesterday. I should be ashamed. Now, to…

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Chrismukkah and Healthy, Whole Food Eating

Hello friends! Guess what! TOMORROW is Friday! Woop! I have a fun happy hour planned with some coworkers tomorrow afternoon PLUS Kyle gets back from Puerto Rico tomorrow night. Do you have any big…

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Christmas Recipe Collection

TWO days until Christmas! TWO!!! Is anyone else as excited as I am?!? In the spirit of the upcoming holiday, I've put together a collection of recipes for your Christmas dinners, errr...…

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Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal Muffins

What's the phrase? You can take the girl out of the chocolate but you can't take the chocolate out of the girl? No, that's not it... You can take the sugar out of the kitchen but you…

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Coconut-Mango Smoothie

Surprising at it may be, I actually have a {healthy} recipe for you today! (Image Source) After an fitness-related SweatPink Twitter chat a few weeks ago, the fantastic team at Zola sent me…

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Cranberry – White Chocolate Cookies

Hi friends! We only have 15 days until Christmas :) Is your shopping done? Speaking of Christmas, it is beginning to look a lot like it here in Minneapolis. It has been snowing since…

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Creamy Avocado Hummus

Hump Day! Hope you're all having a fabulous one ;) Just thought I'd pop in and let y'all know that I did a little post of the guest variety for the beautiful Hannah of Clean Eating Veggie Girl…

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Crockpot Fajita Stew

Hello, hello! Thank goodness it's Thursday... yes, I know it's not yet Friday but we're {this} close to the weekend :) I have another installment of my weekly guest post-ers for you today - Jackie…

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Crockpot Salsa Chicken

There are foods in life that just aren't pretty. Mainly those foods made in crockpots and the leftovers I bring to work. And Sloppy Joe's. And dark greenish-brown smoothies. And bananas. Wait a…

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Curry Chickpea Patties

Since I'm currently on my way to Florida, I have one of my best blends turned real-life friend here today to share a delicious recipe with y'all today. Katie does a great job at introducing our…

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Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies

I have two little math equations for you all today to help you discover the secret ingredients in my recipe today! Let's all pretend that we're back in middle school algebra just for a minute,…

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Dark Chocolate-Almond Cookies

Dark chocolate. Sea salt. Almonds. Is there anything else necessary for a rich and fancy dessert? I think not. The funny thing is, these cookies were never meant to be fancy cookies. They…

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DONUTS! + Guest Posts + A Marathon + A Contest!

Whew - how's that for a title? I have a few quick things to share with you today! 1. HAPPY FRIDAY! What are you doing this weekend? 2. It is National Donut Day. Have you celebrated? I have…

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Double Chocolate Quest Truffle Cookies

Quest Bars. You love 'em too, right? Ever since Blend and the generosity of Quest Nutrition, Kyle and I have been eating those delightful bites of protein and fiber like they're going out…

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Double Chocolate-Pumpkin M&M Cookies

Those people at Target, they're a smart bunch of folks if I do say so myself ;) They're known for their fashion-inspired partnerships but this year, this perfectly wonderful fall season, they have…

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End-of-Summer Entertaining Tips

Happy Thursday! Today I'm excited to share with you a guest post from Alexia Foods - you know, the company with the AMAZING sweet potato tots and fries. Oh yes, don't tell me you haven't been…

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Flourless Chocolate Cake

I have a secret confession that I need to share. Have you heard of "Better Than Sex" cake? Yes? Okay, good because my secret confession is that it's not. Whoever thought that boxed cake mix…

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Flourless Chocolate Cupcakes

Cupcakes. Who doesn't love ‘em? They’re cute, miniature versions of their relative cake. They bake faster than cake. Plus, they’re a grab ‘n go dessert. Any dessert I can eat on the…

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French Onion Soup

**Calling all Minnesota bloggers! Katie from Running4Cupcakes and I are planning a fun Minnesota blogger gathering for April in Minneapolis! Contact either Katie or myself and follow us on Twitter…

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Funky Monkey Bread

Confession time. This monkey bread isn't really funky but I couldn't think of anything else off of the top of my head that rhymed with monkey... So, we're just going to go with it today, mmkay? It…

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Gingerbread French Toast Bake

Yes, I am aware that Christmas is now over. And yes, I realize that the recipe I am sharing with y'all today involves a food typically only consumed during the holidays - gingerbread. Some…

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Grandma’s Cheeseball

Hi! How has your Christmas week been going? Can you believe that New Year's Eve is in just a few short days? It seems that 2012 flew by too quickly! Kyle and I will be attending a NYE party in…

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Greek Spaghetti Squash

For our honeymoon in 2010, Kyle and I visited Greece - specifically Santorini and Athens. We enjoyed fresh feta (SO much better than packaged feta!), kalamata olives, bread, olive oil,…

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Guac-obani

By now most of you are already familiar with my love for all things chocolate and peanut butter. What you may not know, however, is that I have an undying love addiction to avocados. Avocados on…

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Guest Post at Truffles n’ Treadmills!

Hello my lovely ONW readers! I am guest-posting for Danielle over at Truffles n' Treadmills today! Head on over to Danielle's blog to get some great tips on how to stay healthy while eating at…

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Guest Post: Lemon Crinkle Cookies

Happy Monday! I know, I know... there is no such thing as a happy Monday. But today I am going to try to make your Monday a little happier with a drool-worthy guest post from Danielle! Danielle is…

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Guest Post: Thai Chicken Pizza

Hello, hello from sunny and warm Puerto Rico! Since I'm currently relaxing on the beach, pina colada in hand - don't be too jealous ;) - I have an awesome guest post for you today! Carly is one of…

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Healthified Spanikopita

**I recently created a new Facebook Page! I would love it if you "liked" my page to get updates on my blog posts and life :) **  Happy Thursday! Tomorrow's Friday - woohoo! Kyle and I haven't…

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Healthy {Green} St. Patrick’s Day Smoothie

St. Patrick's Day - I'm sure most of you celebrated over the weekend, yes? All of that weekend celebrating calls for something healthy and GREEN. I mean, it IS St. Patrick's Day (tomorrow) after…

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Healthy Beef and Broccoli with a Garlic Zing

I have been craving some serious Chinese food recently. You see, when the cold weather hits I frequent the Minneapolis Skyways to stay warm on my walking commute to work. In the skyways, I walk by…

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Healthy Berry “Syrup”

Do you want to know my favorite thing about eating pancakes? (or French toast... or waffles...) The syrup. Loads of syrup. If you couldn't tell from my photos today, I have a very heavy…

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Holiday Cranberry Salad

You know the recipes that are at every family gathering? The ones that you wait all year to enjoy over conversations with cousins and new relatives and grandparents? The ones that only taste "right"…

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Homemade {Salt-Free} Taco Seasoning

Happy Monday! Today, I have something for you that is going to BLOW. YOUR. MIND. Seriously. But first, I have a few questions... Do you like tacos? Do you like to add a little seasoning and…

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Homemade Chocolate + Peanut Butter Granola

Remember when I won a case (yes, a case!) of Parkers Farm peanut butter from Melanie over at Beautifully Nutty? Ever since then it has been ALL peanut butter, ALL the time here at the Olives…

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Homemade Honey-Vanilla Ice Cream

Before we know it summer will be upon us. Unless you're in Florida, then summer is already here ;) What is your favorite thing about summer? My favorite thing in the summer months - besides…

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Jalapeno-Spiced Black Bean Burgers + A GIVEAWAY!

**The giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Sara - the Fitcupcaker - on winning! Please contact me at becky (at) olivesnwine (dot) com so we can work out the details!** Grilling season is finally…

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January Highlights

Happy Saturday AND happy February! We're one month closer to spring - Can I get a hallelujah?! I have never participated in a monthly recap but since I'm sitting here in the balmy (sarcasm...)…

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Jumbo Quinoa Banana Muffins

I almost had a baking disaster earlier this week. Bananas were overtaking my freezer (I freeze my old bananas to use for baking in the future) so I decided to make some of my ridiculously…

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Lemon-Ginger Cake

Merry Christmas Eve! I hope you are all relaxing and enjoying this wonderful time of year with your family and friends. In my many years of baking I have never made a bundt cake - can you believe…

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Mango-Jalapeno Salsa + Mystic Harvest Chips

A few months ago, I discovered my new favorite chip! Let me explain... If you know me at all, you know that I love nachos. And not just any nachos, my nachos have to be ULTRA-cheesy, served with a…

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Mexican Chicken Stew

This Sunday, instead of sharing my weekend (it wasn't all too exciting - I left the house a total of two times on Saturday...), I'm going to share a recipe I made yesterday. I'll share some of my…

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Mexican Freekah Salad + GIVEAWAY!!

I have a fun post for you today - A delicious recipe AND a giveaway! How's that for a Friday?! Last month, Freekah Foods sent me two flavors of freekah to try and today one of you lucky ducks will…

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Mexican Sweet Potato Casserole

Alright y'all. Like I mentioned yesterday, I have been eating too much processed food lately. Energy bars, candy bars, frozen meals... you name it, if it is quick and easy (and probably not the…

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Mini Andes Mint Cupcakes

There is only one flavor combination that rivals with my love of chocolate + peanut butter. Yes, it is true. I like something almost as much as I love my daily dose of chocolate-y peanut…

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Mini Pumpkin-Spice Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

You guys. I made new friends (yes, plural!) last week. I'm so proud of myself. I'm like a mom watching her kid make his first friend on the playground, except for that kid is not really a kid and…

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Mini Pumpkin-Spice Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting #pumpkinweek2015

It's here, it's here! Pumpkin Week 2015! Are you as excited as I am? I hope so because this week is going to bring so much pumpkin goodness that your taste buds are going to jump for…

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Monster Cookie {Cupcakes}

Mini Chocolate Chips. Peanut Butter. M&Ms. Vanilla Cake Batter. Boy, oh boy, do I ever have a tempting treat for you today! As some of you might remember, I enjoyed a very delicious…

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Muesli Fusion Banana-Chocolate Truffles

Truffles. Tiny balls of rich peanut butter or fluffy mousse or gooey caramel or - if you're unlucky, at least in my opinion - hard fruit taffy all coated in a chocolate-covered…

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National Pancake Month + Pancake Muffins

Did y'all know that February is National Pancake Month? The lovely people over at FlapJacked sent me three flavors of their protein pancakes to celebrate the month - Buttermilk, Apple Cinnamon…

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Nut Butter + Chocolate Ice Cream Cake

Kyle's birthday was last weekend and for his birthday, I always make him whatever cake he requests. Last year it was my Flourless Chocolate Cake. The year before that it was a German Chocolate…

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Peanut Butter Berry Bars

Two recipes in one week? Who am I? I'd like to blame (or thank?) Laura for this conundrum but before I get to that, I have a confession to make. I love peanut butter & jelly sandwiches.…

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Peanut Butter Blossoms

**Before I share my crazy good cookie recipe with you, I have a charity event to share that my blogger friend, Danielle (I did a guest post for her last Tuesday.) is hosting in honor of her aunt.…

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Cookies

It's Thursday! That means tomorrow morning (bright and early - my flight leaves at 7am) I leave for the Healthy Living Summit in Minneapolis! Wahoo!! I'm so excited to see some of my best…

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Peanut Butter Cup Cake

Thank you all for your kind and loving birthday wishes yesterday! Kyle also suggested that I thank you for dealing with my obnoxious birthday Instagrams over the weekend... ;) With a birthday…

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Peanut Butter Stuffed Brownies

Today I am sharing an insanely delicious brownie recipe with y'all. I am also starting my second 24DC today. So while these brownies are sitting in my refrigerator, I am here sipping on my fiber…

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Peanut Butter-Chocolate Cookie in a Mug

"Happy" Monday! I'm sadly back from California after a wonderful weekend with Katie and Carly (and a little bit of time with Sarah too!) in Napa and San Francisco. We all had a blast and I can't…

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Peanut Butter-Chocolate Swirl Fudge

It has been a few weeks since I last shared a peanut butter and chocolate recipe with y'all. Have no fear because today I'm back with a recipe that is perfect for Christmas and includes my…

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Peanuts or almonds? {recipe!}

Peanuts or almonds? Almonds or peanuts? Everyone has a favorite and lately it seems that the lovely almond has taken the spotlight. Well, not today my friends! Today is for my personal…

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Pesto Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Clean eating. It seems to be the trend these days. Everywhere I look I see terms like "Paleo" and "Whole 30" and "AdvoCare" and "Eat Clean." Now, don't get me wrong, eating real, whole foods is an…

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Potato-Leek Soup

There is a short list 5-miles long of foods that I absolutely could not live without. Bread, olives, cheese, Nutella, chocolate, peanut butter and potatoes. Oh, and then there's wine... can't…

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Pumpkin – Chocolate Chunk Scones #pumpkinweek2015

Before I share this recipe, I have two things to I have to warn you about... One, I realized how much I MISS making new recipes and experimenting in the kitchen. I also realize that I need to find…

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Pumpkin – Nutella Bars #pumpkinweek2015

Alright y'all. I am going to have a BRAND NEW pumpkin recipe for you later today. Why not now? Well, I started baking yesterday and realized I was missing a key ingredient... So, I'll be…

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Pumpkin Pie Truffle Bites #pumpkinweek2015

Decadent bites of pumpkin pie drizzled in a rich, white chocolate will have you counting down the days until the holiday of pumpkin pies... Thanksgiving! Raise of hands, who likes pumpkin…

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Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls – #pumpkinweek2015

Warm and gooey homemade cinnamon rolls with a fall twist... Pumpkin spice!  There isn't much better than a homemade pastry. Maybe that's why I've posted not one but two of them this…

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Pumpkin Week 2015 – Link up!

Welcome to the day of the Pumpkin Week link-up! I'm sharing a few of my favorites from the week in this post, but I'd love for you to link up your favorite pumpkin recipes below. The more pumpkin…

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Pumpkin-Nutella Bars with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Glaze

Okay, okay it's FINALLY fall. We've all been pretending that it has been fall for the past two months but the season is for real now. NFL games overtake my television Sundays and Monday and…

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Quest Bar Review!

Now that we can all agree that we are not " pretty" runners (see yesterday's post if you are confused by this comment!), I have an awesome product to share with you today! The lovely team at…

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Raspberry Jam-Filled Ebelskivers

Breakfast. It's the most important meal of the day. Whatever your preference... Sweet or savory. Berries or eggs. Yogurt or bacon. Pancakes or waffles. We all have a favorite breakfast…

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Red Thai Curry Stew

Thai. Curry. Tofu. Each of these are some of my favorite foods but I rarely make them at home. Why you ask? The smell of curry powder leaves an entire house smelling for weeks (Kyle complains…

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Reese’s Cheesecake Brownies

By this point, you are all well aware of my obsession love for the combination of peanut butter and chocolate. In my mind, there is nothing better than the taste  of salty peanut butter and rich,…

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Reese’s Peanut Butter Bark

Hello! Happy Friday! :) What are your plans for the weekend? Kyle and I (and Mitchell!) are headed to Iowa this afternoon to celebrate Christmas with my mom on Saturday and with my dad on Sunday!…

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Roasted Asparagus & Melon Salad

Asparagus. It is one of my favorite foods. I know, I'm a lotta bit little bit crazy, but I just can’t get enough of the good-looking, slender green vegetable. Steamed or grilled or…

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Roasted Strawberry Baked Oatmeal

Happy Monday friends! I am taking a little break on this Monday and am super excited to introduce you to Laura! She has an amazing recipe that she is sharing with you today - Enjoy! Hi Olives…

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Rocky Road Fudge Bites

I came across a new-to-me dessert while walking through the Publix bakery last week and after I saw it, I KNEW I had to recreate it's deliciousness at home. While I had never seen this dessert…

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S’mores Cookie Dough Bars

You guys. I'm ashamed to admit it but this recipe almost didn't happen. I know... You see, I had not one, but two, TWO failed attempts at making those chocolate chip s'mores cookies. Do you…

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Salted Peanut Butter and Fudge Brownies

Hi Friends! How are you? Today is my friend Jen’s birthday so last night I decided to bake her a birthday treat! Mitchell REALLY wanted to help... Jen and I love all things food AND…

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Secret Ingredient Cinnamon Rolls

Well hello there 2 ½ day work week. I am so glad we could finally meet. I mean, I’ve been waiting for what seems like forever for us to run into each other. Now that you’re here, well, umm… I…

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Seven days of healthy eats – Recipes and more!

Heard a lot about AdvoCare and the 24-Day Challenge? Ready to jump on board and begin an incredible journey to a healthier lifestyle? If you want in on the challenge fun, you can purchase your…

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Seven Days of Healthy Eats II – Recipes and more!

Heard a lot about AdvoCare and the 24-Day Challenge? Ready to jump on board and begin an incredible journey to a healthier lifestyle? If you want in on the challenge fun, you can purchase your…

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Seven Days of Healthy Eats IV – Recipes and More!

Heard a lot about AdvoCare and the 24-Day Challenge? Ready to jump on board and begin an incredible journey to a healthier lifestyle? If you want in on the challenge fun, you can purchase your…

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Spicy Chicken & Soba Noodle Salad

I crave ethnic foods ALL. OF. THE. TIME. Mexican, Chinese, Middle-Eastern, Indian, Japanese, Thai, Italian, Greek, French - The list goes on. Thank goodness I am not a chef, I would have to…

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Spicy Zucchini-Peanut Noodles & Giveaway!

Disclosure: I was provided with 2 bottles of Mighty Nut as well as compensated for this post. All opinions, the recipe, and my love of peanut butter are my own :) Thanks for your support! Let's…

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Spinach & Cheese Lasagna Roll-Ups

Noodles. Mozzarella. Ricotta. Tomato Sauce. If those ingredients don't sound like a kid-approved meal, I don't know what does! Remember when I enlisted your help last week to find a healthy…

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Sriracha Deviled Eggs

Sriracha. It's on the hot list for condiments at the moment. One of the "it" foods, if there is such a thing as a popular food item ;) Who doesn't love that spicy kick you get from adding a…

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Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie

Pie, it's an American staple. Cherry pie, blueberry pie, apple pie, chocolate pie - no matter the flavor, pie can be found at almost every holiday event in America. You can safely bet on it if you…

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Sugar-Free Banana Bread Granola Bars

Granola bars. I have a love-hate relationship with 'em. Quick, easy, grab 'n go snackage. Girlfrand loves a good snack so, obviously, this is the love part of my relationship with the bar…

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Super-Food Antioxidant Salad

While on my Suja Juice cleanse, I craved fresh, nutrient-dense foods. I wanted strawberries and mangoes and apples and blueberries. Things like asparagus and mixed greens and carrots and…

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SWAT Treats

Happy Wednesday! We're halfway through the week and today is treat day at work! Every other week in my office, my team has what we like to call “SWAT Treats.” It is 30 minutes of casual time…

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Sweet Corn and Tomato Summer Salad

I think it is safe to say that we're in the dog days of summer. Hot, sunny days followed by even hotter nights. This time of year there is very little chance that I can be convinced to turn on…

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Sweet Potato Goodness

Good Morning! Waking up to the sun AND knowing that tomorrow is Friday put me in a great mood this morning! Yesterday was gorgeous so as soon as I got home from work I took Mitchell out for a…

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Thanksgiving Day Recap

Is it just me or does Thanksgiving already seem like it was forever ago? Time flies... This was the first Thanksgiving it was just Kyle and I so I bravely took on the challenge of cooking an…

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Thanksgiving Dinner for Two

Thanksgiving is four days. FOUR DAYS!! {I saw this on Janae's blog yesterday and couldn't resist sharing!} I hit up Target yesterday to get the remaining ingredients for our Thanksgiving…

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The BEST Cookie I’ve Ever Eaten – Andes Mint Cookies

Happy Friday! Are you ready for the holiday weekend? Kyle and I are is currently packing up the Subaru with Christmas and Hanukkah presents galore so we can make our way to Chicago later this…

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The Cookie Eraser!

I have some exciting news today… I won a giveaway! Melanie over at Beautifully Nutty hosted a Parkers Farm peanut butter giveaway on Monday and, as you all know, I am obsessed with peanut butter…

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The healthiest smoothie!

I meant to get this post up a few days ago but my servers were experiencing an issue that wouldn't allow me to upload photos... and then I accidentally deleted the photos I wanted to share. Go…

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Thirst-Quenching Beergarita

Hi friends! I am guest-posting today for Katie at Running 4 Cupcakes while she enjoys a week of vacation at her summer cabin! Trust me, you're not going to want to miss my recipe for…

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Totally Inauthentic Moussaka

Happy Monday!! Well, happy Monday for me that is ;) I'm currently on a beach in Jamaica sipping away on Spark - I mean rum... and enjoying the sea breeze and hot sun. While I'm soaking up some much…

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Traditional Runzas

Runzas. A what-zas? If you're not from Nebraska (or have relatives from Nebraska...), you've probably never heard of anything that slightly resembles a runza. It's okay, don't feel bad. Today,…

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Triple Chocolate Nutella Bites

Before we get into the meat chocolate-y Nutella-y goodness of this post, let's talk about baking utensils. And not just any baking utensils, let's talk about the spatulas and the scrapers and the…

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Triple Layer Chocolate-Peanut Butter Brownies

Last week was long. Really long. Thursday after work I needed a treat and I needed a treat now. It wasn't the "oh, chocolate would be nice tonight" kind of week. Oh no no no no no. It was the "I…

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Twilight or Bond?

Hi!  I am so happy that today is Friday! After CrossFit last night and again this morning (my beginner’s OnRamp class meets every Tuesday/Thursday/Friday) my body is worn out. Last night’s…

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Unsweetened Almond Breeze Almondmilk Coconutmilk Review

I have a confession... I hate coconut water... unless it is from a real live coconut which are few and far between here in the 48 contiguous states. The flavor is not thirst quenching and it…

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Waffles with a {Dairy-Free} Cream Drizzle

With it being Father's Day, I thought I'd dedicate a recipe post to my Mr. Kyle, my husband and father to our baby and furbaby. A few weeks ago, I opened up one of the many Amazon Prime packages…

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White Chocolate-Walnut-Coconut-Butternut Squash Dessert

I have a confession to make. I am OBSESSED with butternut squash this season. I am also obsessed with anything that includes the words "salted caramel" in its name but that story is for…

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Winner, winner NINJA BLENDER!

Happy Sunday y'all! I'm in the middle of an awesome weekend with Carly, Katie, Sara and Alisha but wanted to pop in to announce the giveaway WINNER of the new Ninja Ultima Blender! Drum…

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Zucchini-Summer Squash Quiche

Even though it is now fall and the leaves are starting to change, I am still seeing an abundance of summer squash and zucchini at my local farmers' market and my grocery store. Now, I'm not…

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Zucchini-Sweet Corn Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust

You guysssss. This is good. Realllllll good. I was tempted to leave this post at that because honestly this recipe is one of the best on this blog. I obviously don’t post my recipe disasters…

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