Apricot Breakfast Crisp Review


Recipe 8 from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman WW Notes: If you divide this into 3 cup servings you can indulge for 18 points. If you sub out for a sugar substitute you can drop it to 14 points….but I say don’t use a sugar substitute! Haha…if there’s only a 4 point difference…

Almond Date Breakfast Bars Review


Recipe 7 from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman WW Note: enjoy one of these 16 bars (2 inch square) for 6 points. Getting caught up on recipes and posts before school starts up so here’s the last one I have in the queue that I’m getting around to posting about. These bars are…

Chocolate Chip Brioche Pretzels Review


Recipe 6 from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman WW Notes: it will be 15 points per pretzel if you do the recipe as it is. If you swap out the butter for ICBIN butter you’ll be able to drop it down to 12 points. However if you make 16 pretzels out of the…

Whole-Wheat Raspberry Ricotta Scones Review


Recipe 5 from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman WW Note: you can eat one scone for 10 points or make a few modifications for 7 points. Swap out butter for ICBIN Butter and use Fat Free ricotta instead of whole milk. Back to the blogging! Feels like it’s been awhile, but oddly enough…

Gingerbread Spice Dutch Baby Review


Recipe 4 from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman WW Notes: This recipe split into 2 servings is 10 points but if you modify the ingredients with skim milk and ICBIN Butter then you’ll drop it to 10 points for half. Both are calculated without the last ingredient of confectioners sugar, maple syrup or…

Plum Poppy Seed Muffins Review


Recipe 3 from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman WW Note: These muffins portion out into 12 servings and come out to 6 points but with 2 modifications you can have one for 5. Use ICBIN Butter instead of real butter and swap out greek yogurt for sour cream. Okay, we’re back in business!…

Resolution. Failure.


Alright.  Let’s face it. I failed. Great resolution but honestly life turned out to be obsessed with school. Obsessed I tell you! Every weekend was about studying and homework and I was bad and barely went grocery shopping.  And if I’m being super candid, I ate terribly too. Fast food was enjoyed way too much…

Cinnamon Toast French Toast Review


Recipe 2 from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman WW Modifications: this will cost you 13 points per serving if you enjoy it as is, but only 7 points a serving if you make a few modifications. Find a low point sugar substitute to replace the sugar…like Truvia brown sugar. Make sure you use…

Peachy Sour Cream Pancakes Review


Recipe 1 from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman WW Note: for those who are counting Freestyle points, these pancakes are 1 point for 1 pancake (4 inches) 3 points for 2, or 4 points for 3 if you sub out sour cream for greek yogurt. Happy New Year! Hope you had a wonderful…

Resolution 2014


It’s the time for New Years Resolutions and making commitments you never intend to break but always seem to anyways! Cheers to the unmet expectations and impossible goals! This post is speaking both to the truth of that stereotype and also to the hope filled person in me that desperately wants to achieve at least…