Recipe Round-up – what’s on my “to be made and gobbled up” list


Happy Tuesday!!

So, my friend Lena over at Lean Lena does a Tasty Tuesday linkup party on her blog.


It’s about darned time I joined in! 🙂

(And, it’s about time you headed over there to check it out! Who knows what sort of yumminess you’ll find? Like Cheesecake Cupcakes. Ahem, need I say more? I’ll wait.) 😉

I’ve seen some pretty amazing recipes come into my in-box these past few weeks and I want to share the ones that are on my “to be made and gobbled up” list. Maybe you’ll put them on your “to make” list, too! 🙂

First things first.



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Kylie at Yeah….Imma Eat That made this AMAZING Caprese Salad Focaccia with Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas.

Ya’ll know how I feel about the chickpea.

While we’re at it, Kylie also made dessert!


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Peanut Butter Cookie Chia Seed Banana Pudding.

She totally had me at peanut butter cookie.

Lexi over at Lexi’s Clean Kitchen has been whipping up some pretty amazing stuff, too.

Are you into cherries? Omigosh, I ❤ cherries!

Cherry pie, cherry cobbler, cherries straight from the bag…..

*sidenote – fresh cherries make the best driving snack. Trust me. I’m an expert.

Lexi took it a step further.


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Steak Salad with Cherry Salsa.


I’m so totally going to eat that.

And, while we’re on the subject of cherries…..


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Erin at The Law Student’s Wife shared this to-die-for recipe for Double Crust Cherry Crisp.


I may need to buy more cherries.

Finally, chocolate. And peanut butter. In a brownie.


photo credit: Katie at

I die.

Katie made Chocolate Peanut Butter Buckeye Brownies

and she made them HEALTHY!

She’s a girl after my own heart. 🙂

Talk to me: What new recipes have you found that are on your “to make” list?

Whip-It-Good Banana Split

Ah….the banana split. One of the greatest ice cream desserts ever – right next to the hot fudge brownie sundae. 🙂  I remember going to the ice cream parlor after softball games and being so excited about the banana split. 3 scoops of vanilla ice cream, 3 different toppings, whipped cream, peanuts and a cherry ; heaven to a pre-teen! Who’s worried about calories?!  Well, me, now that I’m all grown up. 🙂

But, that doesn’t mean I don’t still want a true banana split every now and then. What it does mean is that I’m more amenable to healthier substitutions to protect my waistline and I found the perfect recipe! From “The New Abs Diet Cookbook” comes the “Whip-It-Good Banana Split” – chocolate pudding, bananas, whipped cream, peanuts complete with a cherry on top. It’s heaven all grown up!


Whip-It-Good Banana Split

2 cups fat-free milk
1 package (4 servings) Jell-O instant sugar-free chocolate pudding mix
2 ripe bananas, sliced
1/2 cup fat-free whipped topping
1 tablespoon chopped peanuts
4 Bing cherries, stem on (optional)

Whisk together the milk and pudding mix for about 2 minutes. Spoon half into dessert dishes. Top with bananas and then the remaining pudding. Divide the whipped topping, peanuts, and cherries (if using) among the dishes. Let stand until set, about 5 minutes.

Makes 4 servings

Per serving: 130 calories, 5g Protein, 24g Carbohydrate, 1.5g Fat (0g saturated), 75mg Sodium, 2g Fiber