Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars {Eat Skinny, Be Skinny Book Review}

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars - Eat Skinny Be Skinny

America's favorite cookie gets a much-needed makeover (and a bit of a face-lift) with this healthy, whole wheat chocolate chip cookie bar recipe from Claire Gallam's new book, Eat Skinny, Be Skinny. As a healthy food blogger, I could't be more thrilled to tell you about my dear friend Claire's new cookbook, Eat Skinny, Be Skinny. Filled with 100 recipes all under 300 calories, you are going to … {Read the full article}

Baked Pita Chips with Za’atar

Za'atar Baked Pita Chips - The Lemon Bowl

Baked Pita Chips with Za'atar are ideal for dipping in hummus or sprinkling over a salad. Easy to make and so much tastier than store-bought, your friends and family will love these healthy baked chips. Hummus runs through my veins. It was the first Middle Eastern recipe I learned from my Great Aunt Vieve when I was a little girl and continues to remind me of her to this day. Baked Pita Chips … {Read the full article}

Lemon Berry Angel Food Cake Trifle

Berry Angel Food Cake Trifle - The Lemon Bowl

Lemon-scented berries are scattered in between layers of angel food cake and creamy, vanilla pudding to create a crowd-pleasing trifle that is perfect for entertaining. Just in time for spring entertaining, I am so excited to share my Lemon Berry Angel Food Cake Trifle. It was created on a whim when my mom asked me to bring dessert to a family dinner. To be completely honest, I just opened my … {Read the full article}

Lemon Shortbread with Salted Chocolate Drizzle

Lemon Shortbread w Salted Chocolate Drizzle - The Lemon Bowl

Lemon juice adds bright, fresh flavor to these decadent buttery shortbread cookies. The salted chocolate drizzle takes each bite to the next level. There is something so pure and magical about shortbread cookies. Buttery, dense, slightly nutty and just the right amount of salt - they are perfect for dipping into coffee. They also happen to be my mother's favorite cookie which is why I loved … {Read the full article}

Chocolate Banana Oat Muffins

Banana Oat Chocolate Muffins - The Lemon Bowl

These lightly sweetened muffins are packed with whole grains, heart-healthy walnuts, rich cocoa powder and ripe bananas. My two year old loves drinking smoothies for breakfast so inevitably we end up with a few extra ripe bananas each week. Normally I freeze them for future smoothies but there is something about a snowy weekend that gets me in the baking mood. In lieu of making my favorite … {Read the full article}

Whole Wheat Blueberry Lemon Ginger Scones

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These healthy scones combine the classic flavors of blueberry and lemon with a little extra spice from crystallized ginger. My dear friend and talented baker Erin from Texanerin Baking has created these beautiful, guilt-free scones just for you while I enjoy a little downtime with my little babe. Erin's website is full of whole grain and gluten free baked goods that you will love including Gluten … {Read the full article}

2013 Year in Review: Most Popular Recipes

Top Recips of 2013 from The Lemon Bowl

A look back through 2013's most popular recipes as well as my favorites for the year. 2013 was an incredible year both personally and professionally. On the personal side, we watched our oldest son transform from a 16 month old baby into a running, climbing and thriving toddler. In November, we welcomed our second son into the world and have loved every single second with him these last two … {Read the full article}

Sugar Cookie Cutouts

Christmas Cutout Cookies - The Lemon Bowl

A Christmas cookie classic, these adorable sugar cookie cutouts are perfect for holiday entertaining, homemade edible gifts or leaving our for Santa. One of my all-time favorite holiday traditions is baking sugar cookie cutouts with my family. Growing up, my sisters and I would dig out our big collection of cookie cutters and spend the entire day baking, cutting and decorating cookies to serve on … {Read the full article}