Chocolate No Bake Cookies: Protein-Enhanced

Chocolate No Bake Cookies recipe | Low-glycemic, high protein | Girlfriend is Better

Our mom somehow raised seven kids with a hot breakfast every morning! Oatmeal was a household staple as a little bit went a long way to sustain us through the morning. Not just for breakfast, an easy family night dessert was also her famous oatmeal Chocolate No Bake Cookies.  I’ve doctored the recipe up a little over the years to create […]

Fondue Holiday Parties With a Retro Vibe

Fondue parties are fun + easy! | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Camille Styles

Fondue much? I went through a short period of fondue-craze back in my 20’s. I think I owned at least 10-15 different pots at one time. But what’s not to love? Fondue parties are an easy way to entertain and feed your guests at the same time. You can do a full-scale meal, or stick to dessert, with berries and […]

Skillet Cooking, Care + Recipes

Skillet care, health + recipes | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Eat Well 101

Feeling tired?  Add a little iron to your diet with a skillet!  Cast-iron skillets are my new obsession as of early this year.  Not only do they conduct heat beautifully, they go from stove top to oven easily, too.  Learn how to cook with less oil, increase the iron in a meal by almost 20%, and save time in the […]

5 Pumpkin Goodies w/out Guilt

Healthy Pumpkin Goodies | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Ambitious Kitchen

Oh hi.. since it’s pumpkin season, I’ve been assaulted with a myriad of pumpkin-flavored or pumpkin-filled foods. By assaulted, I mean that in a masochistic, keep-it-coming sort of way. Pumpkin pie has always been my favorite since childhood – with the Cool Whip topping ratio being 1:1. As I’ve moved into adulthood and a healthier diet, I’ve been using my cheat […]