New Fudgey Brownie Recipe I Tried

Chocolate Covered Katie’s Fudge Daddy Brownies!

I wanted to make brownies that would be pretty healthy, very chocolatey, and especially moist. I know Katie at Chocolate Covered Katie never lets me down, so I was so happy to find her Fudge Daddy Brownies recipe. They are, by far, the moistest brownies I have ever tasted!

Chocolate Covered Katie’s Fudge Daddy Brownies

I linked her recipe above but I am going to list what changes I made.

  • I made a double recipe and baked it in an 8×8 dish (she gives this as an option)
  • I used Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Flour to make them gluten free, and they still came out very moist
  • I used more applesauce in place of the tofu

CCK's Fudge Daddy Brownies


I highly recommend trying out these brownies. You will not be disappointed!

What is your favorite chocolate dessert?


Homemade Salsa

  • 1 can (15.5 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • water to thin out dressing, if needed
  1. Combine beans, corn, and pepper in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk together lime juice and olive oil in a small bowl. (Add water to thin out the dressing if needed.)
  3. Pour lime juice and olive oil dressing over beans, corn, and pepper and mix to evenly combine.

I love this salsa! It is so easy, refreshing, and versatile. I love using it to dip chips in or eating over a salad or with a veggie burger. This can be adapted to your tastes and the season. As fresh corn becomes available, I will definitely use that!Image


Do you like salsa? If so, what is your favorite kind?

Smoothie Time #2!

I have another easy, delicious smoothie recipe for you all today!

Strawberry Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

  • About 5 frozen strawberries
  • 1 rounded Tbsp. peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 banana
  1. Add everything to your blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Enjoy!

Strawberry PB Banana Smoothie


Strawberry + banana is a great combo and peanut butter + banana is also a great combo, so, together, you cannot go wrong!

What is your favorite fruit to add into a smoothie?

Smoothie Time!

When warmer weather comes around, my smoothie consumption definitely increases! Here is a delicious and easy smoothie recipe that will cool you off instantly!

Choco Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

  • 1 banana
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 Tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp. peanut butter
  1. Add everything to your blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Enjoy!

Choco PB Banana Smoothie


This smoothie was so incredibly delicious! You could not really taste the applesauce, it just made it creamier. However, the cocoa powder, peanut butter, and banana shown through perfectly. It was an awesome combination of flavors and I highly recommend it!

You can always had in your favorite protein powder for an extra punch of protein, but the peanut butter adds some protein and healthy fats to the smoothie.


What is your favorite type of smoothie to make?

Cinnamon Cherry Banana Bread

With more down time thanks to it being summer (the best season ever!) I have had more time to bake in the kitchen. The other day I set out to make a delicious and healthy bread and was so happy to taste how great this came out! This bread is gluten free and vegan to boot!

Cinnamon Cherry Banana Bread

  • 2 cups gluten free flour (I suggest Bob’s Red Mill)
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup nut butter (I used homemade sunflower seed butter)
  • 2 overripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries, chopped
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spray loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar. Stir until evenly combined.
  3. Mix in nut butter, bananas, water, and cherries. Mix until just combined.
  4. Pour into greased loaf pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a knife stuck in the bread comes out clean.



This is great served with some peanut butter smeared on top and a cup of coffee on the side!


What is your favorite thing to cook or bake in the summer?

Cookie Dough Brownies

I was looking for a great, gluten-free, vegan brownie recipe to make the other day and thankfully I stumbled upon Chocolate Covered Katie’s recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies. I knew that they would be great because Katie’s recipes always are, but these were even better than I expected. 

The only change I made to Katie’s recipe was that I used a mixture of Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Flour and homemade oat flour. The topping is a must! You would never know it is made out of beans, I promise!



I love how great these taste as well as how healthy they are. The perfect combination!


Do you have a favorite dessert recipe that is secretly healthy?

Sweet Potato Casserole

I cannot believe Christmas is only 5 days away! I am so excited and part of my excitement is due to all of the cooking and baking I get to do this time of year!

For a delicious gluten free, vegetarian side dish on Christmas Day, I am making this Sweet Potato Casserole (based off of Ellie Krieger’s recipe, which is linked)

  • 5 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into medium sized chunks
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp. ginger
  • 1/2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Bring some water to a boil and add sweet potatoes. Let them boil until tender, about 25 minutes.
  3. After draining, place sweet potatoes in a large bowl and add the honey, egg, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Using a hand mixer, beat until evenly combined. Spread the sweet potato mixture in the prepared baking dish.
  4. In a small bowl, mix the brown sugar and nuts together. Sprinkle on top of sweet potato mixture. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes.


I absolutely love this dish! I adjusted the sweetness and spices to my liking, but it is a scrumptious recipe. Vegetarian or not, everyone will enjoy this dish at your holiday dinner.

What is your favorite dish to make for the holidays?