A Love Story, and Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

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Last Valentine's Day, I let you in on my love affair with Beets. It's safe to say our relationship has only grown stronger since those chocolate beet cupcakes first came into existence, but the time has come to tell the tasty tRuth: Almond Butter has officially swept me off my feet. We're pretty tight. AB is always hanging around my apartment--in fact, he's never not there, and I don't mind one bit. Sometimes we cook together and when we do, our friends are impressed by how ...

Pumpkin-Almond Butter Cake: Off the Food Pyramid

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Do you ever have one of those days where you just start thinking about the food pyramid and can't stop? I didn't think so, but that's okay because it takes a very...special...person to develop such strange obsessions. Leave the nerding out to me. I've got this. What I was thinking about, though, is how my normal food pyramid does not resemble any kind of recommendation or standard -- not even close. Mostly because the dairy group without fail takes the bottom (and parts of the middle, plus ...

The tRuth About Almond Butter

In second grade, I was an Elite Member of the Peanut Butter & Jelly Club. It was the thing to do as an elementary school child. My Membership was revered; it gave me all kinds of status. Well, at least it did in my household, among the Club's one other member, my brother. Becoming a member of the PB&J Club was easy. All you had to do was commit to eating a PB&J for breakfast every day of the school week (for the entire school year/until ...