Marvelous Mondays 95 with Coffee Cake Recipes

Marvelous Mondays 95 with Coffee Cake Recipes on This Gal Cooks

Good evening and welcome to Marvelous Mondays! We hope you had a great week and a Happy Easter, Passover or just a great day today if you don't celebrate either of those holidays! Cooking anything good today? Ken broke out the smoker before 7am. We're smoking a Boston Butt and some ribs. And I'm making sides and a couple desserts. What a feast we shall have! Who loves coffee cake? I sure do. So I decided to feature four tasty coffee cake … [Read more...]

Congo Bars

Congo Bars: these extreme blondies are loaded with toasted coconut, chopped pecans, chocolate chips and white chocolate chips. A delicious treat for any coconut lover!

Congo Bars: these extreme blondies are loaded with toasted coconut, chopped pecans, chocolate chips and white chocolate chips. A delicious treat for any coconut lover! These bars are made of total awesome sauce. True story - For most of my life, I wouldn't touch any type of food that contained nuts or coconut. Loved the taste, hated the texture. Luckily, I recently overcame my aversion to weird textures. This led me to make tasty, nut … [Read more...]

Lemon Coconut Pudding Cakes

Lemon Coconut Pudding Cakes: lemoncello, fresh lemon juice, coconut milk and other select ingredients are baked in cute little ramekins to make these pretty little cakes.

Lemon Coconut Pudding Cakes: limoncello, fresh lemon juice, coconut milk and other select ingredients are baked in cute little ramekins to make these pretty little cakes. These cakes. Boy are they good. I'm not even kidding. I had to stop myself from eating all of them right after they came out of the oven. And Ken, well his way of asking for one for dessert was "you didn't bring me one of the round things." He's so darn silly … [Read more...]

Thirty Minute Philly Cheeseburger Gnocchi Bake

Thirty Minute Philly Cheeseburger Gnocchi Bake: Low fat cream cheese, lean ground beef and whole wheat gnocchi come together to create this quick and easy one pan skillet dinner.

Thirty Minute Philly Cheeseburger Gnocchi Bake: Low fat cream cheese, lean ground beef and whole wheat gnocchi come together to create this quick and easy one pan skillet dinner. Oh so you want a cheeseburger? Who the heck doesn't want a cheeseburger? One time I ordered a burger without cheese. The response, along with a puzzled look - what's a burger without cheese? I should have used the witty skills and replied "a hamburger" but I … [Read more...]

Marvelous Mondays 94 with Easter Desserts

Marvelous Mondays 94 with Easter Desserts on This Gal Cooks

Good evening and welcome to Marvelous Mondays 94. How was your week? And more importantly, how was your weekend? Mine was pretty darn good. I got the test site link to my new blog design and I absolutely LOVE it. The new design should be rolling out soon. There are just a few revisions that need to be made first and then it will be good to go. This gal is E-X-C-I-T-E-D! Since Easter is next weekend, I thought I'd feature a few drool-worthy … [Read more...]

Flourless Fudgy Brownies

Flourless Fudgy Brownies. These gluten free brownies are made with almond butter, cocoa powder and agave nectar.

Flourless Fudgy Brownies. These gluten free fudgy brownies are made with almond butter, cocoa powder and agave nectar.  These brownies. Fudgetastic. Fudgetastic. Is that a word? Not according to the English language. But that's okay. Cause we're talking food and brownies right now. And brownies this good deserve cutesy made-up words to describe them. In my quest to reduce sugar consumption, or simply put - cookie eating, I went on a … [Read more...]

Chicken Sausage, Potato and Red Onion Frittata

Chicken Sausage, Potato and Red Onion Frittata: This low calorie, dairy free frittata is made low fat by eliminating cheese and using chicken sausage rather than pork sausage. 210 calories/serving

Chicken Sausage, Potato and Red Onion Frittata: This low calorie, dairy free frittata is made low fat by eliminating cheese and using chicken sausage rather than pork sausage.  Not all frittatas are made the same. When you're trying to cut back on fat and calories, this frittata's for you. No milk. No cheese. Low fat chicken sausage. And eggs. But don't let those eggs scare you. Despite all of the eggs in this recipe, this frittata … [Read more...]

Skinny Raspberry Acai Mint Spritzer

Skinny Raspberry Acai Mint Spritzer. Trop50 Raspberry Acai, club soda and fresh mint come together to make this refreshing drink!

Girls night in just got better with this Skinny Raspberry Acai Spritzer. Trop50 Raspberry Acai, club soda and fresh mint come together to make this refreshing drink! Oh yeah, girls' night in. Now that's what I'm talking about...even if it's just with me and my little pup, which happens to be a female. You know what they say: dogs are a man's best friend. Or in my case, a gal's best friend. But that's pretty much any ole day at my house - … [Read more...]

No Bake Cookie Butter Cream Pie

No Bake Cookie Butter Cream Pie. This creamy, full of cookie butter, tasty pie is made dairy free by using coconut milk and vegan cream cheese.

No Bake Cookie Butter Cream Pie: This creamy, full of cookie butter tasty pie is made dairy free by using coconut milk and vegan cream cheese.  This pie is amazeballs. No joke, it's freaking delicious and it's dairy free. Which means I can enjoy it without feeling like I'm going to explode after eating it. TMI? Maybe so. But my fellow lactose intolerant peeps know what I'm talking about, right? Not only do I think this pie is totally … [Read more...]

Marvelous Mondays 93 with Carrot Recipes

Marvelous Mondays Link Party 93 with Carrot Recipes

Good evening and welcome to Marvelous Mondays 93, the first party of April! Have you northern folks been getting any warmer weather? Here in South Florida, we're almost in summertime weather, and summer is still two months away. In fact, on Tuesday, the weather report is calling for a high of 88 with a low of 72. Wowza! Since Easter is quickly approaching us, I decided to feature a few carrot recipes this week. You'll find the links to the … [Read more...]

Lemon Liquor: Spiked! Recipe Challenge

Lemon Coconut Pudding Cakes: lemoncello, fresh lemon juice, coconut milk and other select ingredients are baked in cute little ramekins to make these pretty little cakes.

Come get your creative recipe juice on with this month's Spiked! Recipe Challenge. This month's secret ingredient: Lemon Liquor. Moody lemon liquor. Or Limoncello, if we want to get all technical and stuff. But don't ya love this moody shot I took of this tasty little bottle of Limoncello? In case you're new to the Spiked! Recipe Challenge, here's the scoop: Carrie from Frugal Foodie Mama and I love to cook with booze. So we decided to … [Read more...]

Shrimp Soba Noodles

Shrimp Soba Noodles - This Gal Cooks. Made with Whole Grain Buckwheat Noodles

Shrimp Soba Noodles: Made with whole grain buckwheat soba noodles. A fun option for a weekend or weeknight dinner meal. Ready in under 30 minutes and oh so good! Seafood is a lovely thing, isn't it? Well, I suppose if you don't like seafood then you'd feel quite the contrary to that statement. But this gal - this gal L-O-V-E-S seafood. You could totally win me over with a big ole bowl of sautéed scallops and shrimp, paired with a huge, … [Read more...]