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Check out 10 Pies Perfect for Thanksgiving by Fallon Carmichael at Foodie.com Thanksgiving (the official kick-off to the holiday season in the US) is less than a week away + that means it time to get your pie recipes in order. While I’m admittedly more of a hearty food lover than a sweat lover, I have recently come to appreciate a delicious treat. When it comes to the holidays, pie is my go-to, with the crust being my favorite part…. Read more »

Strawberry Yogurt Cream Pie Recipe, Sage + Sparkle

When it comes to summer deserts, the easier the better, right! And even better than easy, is when the desert comes with as little guilt as possible.  {Insert yogurt cream pie here}. Who loves strawberries and cream?  Anybody?  Well, I know I do and when you get crust involved, how can you go wrong.  This summer dessert is so easy to make – you’ll be prepped and ready in under 10 min and then 2 hrs later you will be… Read more »

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Check out 12 Guilt-Free Frozen Summer Desserts by Fallon Carmichael at Foodie.com I feel like I say this every month and if I went back and looked, I would bet money that I’m right… but, can you believe it’s June already?!?  Where does the time go!  I swear it was just January and I was working on my list of goals for the year ahead, and now the year is already halfway done.  Note to self… reevaluate said goal list…. Read more »

strawberry banana guilt free ice cream, chia seeds, recipe, sage and sparkle

I have a tasty friday treat for you today… guilt-free strawberry banana ice cream.  It’s super easy to make and actually pretty healthy (if you don’t mind the natural sugars of fruit). This has quickly become one of my favorite week night treats.  It’s super easy to make and you can feel as if you’re indulging, without the guilt. Keep reading for the recipe…

guava mozzarella empanadas

This past weekend, I made empanadas for the first time. Warning: This is a tasty/non-healthy recipe, continue reading at your own risk. With my boyfriend being Puerto Rican, I have been learning how to cook a few Puerto Rico favorites and have even added my own twist, to a few classics… more on that later this week! Sunday, my love and I spent the afternoon in the kitchen making a few tasty appetizers, to bring over to his friends Super Bowl party that… Read more »

peanut butter banana ice cream - homemade - healthy recipe

Have you ever tried to make your own ice cream… without an ice creme maker? Better yet, how about guilt free ice cream without an ice cream maker?  Well, today you are in luck! I have a super easy and healthy recipe to share with you that you can make tonight and all you need is a blender or something similar like a bullet or ninja.  Oh, and did I mention one serving is under 200 calories?  I know what… Read more »


Hope your week in going well!  With snow showers expected today, I thought I would share with you a quick and easy bite-size apple pie variation, that you can make tonight.  Nothing is more american that apple pie. The colder it gets, the more and more I start to crave warm apple pie, but making a full pie would mean that I would end up eating most of it… which is why these apple pie bites are perfect to satisfy… Read more »

Sprinkles Pumpkin Cupcake Mix

    Sorry for the mini hiatus this week… travel has really gotten to me! Somehow the week has flow by and it’s already Thursday… In case you didn’t know, I am in San Francisco this week for work, staying through the weekend to see family and have a little early birthday celebration.  How I lived on the west coast my whole life, beats me. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE California!  But after being a NY’er for the past… Read more »


It’s Tuesday, and around here that means it’s time to share with you the latest in my “12 Weeks of Pumpkin” series.   This week I have a delicious recipe to share with you from the Baker Chick… Chewy Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies… Um, sign me up! I made these yesterday to take to a DIY blogger party that I went to (more details later this week), adding butterscotch chips as my special ingredient.  The Baker Chick added cinnamon chips, which… Read more »


For this weeks pumpkin treat, I’m bringing you a recipe I created myself… Pumpkin Mascarpone Hand Pies.  Now I’m sure they have been done before, but I was pretty proud of myself for just wiping these little pockets of deliciousness up myself.  Typically I start with a recipe and then tweak along the way, but I usually always have a foundation to work with.  With this I’m happy to say I followed my pumpkin senses, and they did not disappoint…. Read more »