maple pecan scones

Maple Pecan Scones

Who doesn’t love the smell of something sweet baking in the oven first thing in the morning? I know I do – and my husband does especially! We really don’t do…

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toasted coconut muffins

Toasted Coconut Muffins

Just got back from our trip back to Chicago – where we’re from – for  a few things: my stepsister’s wedding in the city (which was beautiful!), my family reunion…

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Banana Bread Donuts

Banana Bread Donuts with Maple Glaze

Oh how I love donuts!! I mean, come on… donuts are really the ultimate sugar craving (at least for me). I really don’t let myself have donuts too often, if at…

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key lime biscotti

Key Lime Biscotti with White Chocolate Drizzle

If you’ve been on the site here any time in the last few weeks, you know that I love my biscotti! Give me one with a cup of coffee… and, well, I’m…

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Gluten-Free Biscotti

Gluten-Free Espresso Chocolate Chip Biscotti

My latest obsession are biscotti! (Okay – maybe not my latest, but I just can’t get enough of them, lol.) Not only are they absolutely delicious, but are usually lower…

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low-calorie holiday brownie bites

Low-Calorie Holiday Brownie Bites

It’s Christmas time and you know what that means: sweets! All these delicious Christmas cookies and treats around makes it very hard to make good choices, let alone stay on…

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pumpkin spice spritz cookies

Pumpkin Spice Spritz Cookies with Maple Frosting

Thanksgiving is just now a few days away and I don’t know about you, but I’ve scrabbling around trying to figure out what to make for a few parties… We just…

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Leftover Halloween Candy Banana Bread

Leftover Halloween Candy Banana Bread

We just had our second Halloween in Florida – the first in our place and naturally, I was really excited to have some trick-or-treaters! So we went out to Target to…

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Emily Ness

Sharing a passion for food and fitness to live a healthy lifestyle - with the occasional hint of chocolate.

new cookbook!


The Testosterone Chef is a cookbook all about eating in a way that supports your hormones. With 90+ recipes for both men and women, there's something for everyone in here...
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Kino Chef, the Kinobody cookbook, is full of healthy recipes that are easy to make, very satiating and make dieting and weight loss easier than ever before. 
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