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Fudge Hearts with Leftover Cake

I made Katie's Fudge Babies a couple of times, and they make an excellent snack. But those babies are packed with a lot of nuts and dates, which is healthy and at the same time, calorie-dense. Since I don't have the luxury to eat as many babies as I wish (acne + belly), I decided to "lighten" up the recipe a little bit, and used leftover chocolate cake instead of half the amount of walnuts. What I came up has about 25% less calories than original fudge babies, but is as yummy as they are. To make them even more tastier (and to add more calories, unfortunately) I decorated my fudge hearts with some white chocolate, and it was literally heavenly! So, go ahead and use your leftover cake! And be sure to use white chocolate, if you don't mind extra 10 calories per serving; because it really fires up the taste.

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Best and Healthiest Chocolate-Chip Cookies Ever!

This is it! This is the BEST chocolate-chip cookie recipe ever! And what's better is that it's way much healthier than your average chocolate-chip cookie. Impossible? Well, I don't think so.

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Famous Carrot Cake: Third Version

If you follow this blog, then you probably know about my "famous" carrot cake, my all-time favorite cake! But, the fact is that this cake is not so healthy to eat every time. So, I tried to came up with a healthier one, using honey instead of processed sugar. But the result was not as I wanted to get. The unique taste of my "famous" carrot cake was gone.

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Extremely Chewy Olive Oil Brownies with Whole-Wheat Cereal

Finally, I found my lost brownie recipe! I actually found it by chance in my wallet and I don't know how it got in there.

Anyway, this recipe is originally from my recent favorite book, and after some modifications, I came up with my own.

WARNING: Don't be fooled by the photo. These brownies my not look appealing to you, but they are extremely chewy! To make them even more chewy, I used some whole-wheat cereals instead of walnuts. So, if you don't want to be on the high-chewiness side, just use some walnuts, hazelnuts, or simply nothing.

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Chocolate Gingerbread Tree & Rose Truffles

So, the New Year has come, which means it's Gingerbread Cookie Time! There's a strange tradition in Turkey. As we're not Christian, we don't celebrate Christmas or Thanksgiving, but instead we celebrate the New Year's Eve like it's Christmas or Thanksgiving. We decorate our houses with Christmas trees, we bake Turkey, and as for me, I bake gingerbread cookies. I try different recipes each year, but until this yesterday, I couldn't find the perfect one.

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