Reese's Cheesecake

“Reese’s” Cheesecake with Fauxreo Crust

My favorite candy of all time is Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Favorite as in if it were the zombie apocalypse, I would be like Woody Harrelson and his Twinkies in Zombieland, searching everywhere for just one Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. Mmm . . . Reese’s. Anyway, believe it or not, Reese’s aren’t Paleo. Not even […] Read more…

Paleo Molten Chocolate Lava Cake

Molten Chocolate Lava Cake

Okay so you know how I said Chocolate Soufflé was my favorite dessert ever, you know, if I were asked at gun point and made to tell? Well I lied. Again. I know, I’m such a liar. Don’t hate me though because I’m about to share my actual favorite dessert of all time with you, […] Read more…

Paleo Nutella

Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

So I know there are like 5,328 recipes out there for Chocolate Hazelnut Spread, and I’m sure you guys are like, “Okay, we get it already…”, but before you are so quick to dismiss, this is the best one. Trust me. I tested it until it was absolute perfection. I mean the only better version […] Read more…

Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake

Are you sick of pumpkin yet? I know, me neither! I’m trying to find more ways to stuff my face with pumpkin while I still can. Honestly I’m actually really excited for eggnog too. And Christmas music! When is it socially acceptable to start playing Christmas music? Hmm…let’s think about it for a minute and […] Read more…

Paleo Caramel Walnut Brownie Cookies

Caramel Walnut Brownie Cookies

I’m sharing another, yes another recipe from my new book Clean Eating with a Dirty Mind: Over 150 Paleo-Inspired Recipes for Every Craving with you! Man are you lucky. Pretty much the luckiest. Ever. This is another one of my favorite cookie recipes from the book. Mainly because they are like freaking brownies but they’re […] Read more…

Paleo Cookie Dough

Cookie Dough Fudge

Guess who’s back, back again, Vanessa’s back, tell a friend, guess who’s back, guess who’s back, guess who’s back, guess who’s back? It’s me bitches. I’m back. Sorry you aren’t bitches. I just like saying that. I didn’t mean to hurt your feelings. I’m back to blogging! I’m sorry to have left you for so […] Read more…

Paleo Rocky Road Cupcakes

Rocky Road Cupcakes

Okay so I normally don’t say this (yes I do) but, these cupcakes are the best thing I’ve ever made. Ever. I may have said that last week about the Paleo Twix Bar Tarts, which at the time was true, but then…these happened. I was super craving Rocky Road ice cream this week. It used […] Read more…

Chocolate Cheesecake

Chocolate Dream Cheesecake

Birthdays are an excuse to dive head first into all of your favorite guilty pleasures. I don’t know about you but most of my guilty pleasures involve chocolate. What? Yours don’t? Usually on my birthday I eat a lot of chocolate and a lot of dessert. In fact on my birthday I like to just […] Read more…

Hazelnut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Extra! Extra! Read All About it!

So you may have noticed that there is no recipe accompanying these delicious looking Hazelnut Butter Cookie Sandwiches. You’re probably thinking what the H.E.double hockey sticks, what’s going on? Well there is a reason for this, I promise. And that reason is: Oh my gosh did you finish watching Season 2 of Orange is the […] Read more…

No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Jars

No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Jars

Look you guys, no chocolate. Are you super impressed? I know. Me too. Sometimes I forget about the weirdos out there and post chocolate recipes incessantly. “Weirdos” are what I call people who don’t like chocolate. I say it with the utmost love though. I love you, I just don’t understand you. I also made […] Read more…

Caramel Macchiato Muffins

Caramel Macchiato Muffins

I created this recipe because, confession time, I really really really miss Caramel Macchiatos…and Caramel Frappuchinos, mmmmkay, but that’s another story for another time. The Caramel Macchiato used to be my signature Starbucks drink pre-paleo. Grande Iced Upside-Down Caramel Macchiato with extra extra Caramel. Sometimes I would order it with, “an obscene amount of caramel”. […] Read more…

Dark and Salty Caramel Pots

Dark & Salty Caramel Pots

You know what I like? Cocktails. I know, right? The illustrious cocktail has so much to offer. Besides the sweet buzz you get, they taste insanely delicious. They also have some seriously cool names. I want to be a professional cocktail namer when I grow up. I think my favorite cocktail name of all time […] Read more…

Twix Bar Tarts

Twix Bar Tarts

I’m sorry. Did you just see the Twix Bar Tart. Can we just have a moment to let it sink in. Yum. Okay so where do I even start you guys?! Paleo f(x) was AMAZING, absolutely AMAZING. Austin is such a cool city. Tons of cool places to eat good food and drink craft cocktails […] Read more…

S'mores Bites

Campfire-less S’mores Bites

Sometimes you feel like a campfire, sometimes you don’t, but you ALWAYS feel like S’mores. Am I right or am I right? So this is my indoor, no campfire required, tent and sleeping bag optional, version of S’mores. So before you have a hissy, this recipe is not strict Paleo…but really…were we ever under the […] Read more…

Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches

Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches

So this recipe is pretty much the best thing I’ve ever made ever. It’s like, whoa! (Joey from Blossom voice). It tastes exactly like the Nestle Ice Cream Toll-House Cookie Sandwiches. Identical. In fact those were the inspiration behind this recipe. I’ve been craving an ice cream sandwich like a son of a B. Those […] Read more…

Chocolate Mousse Hearts

Dark Chocolate Mousse Hearts for Two

Oh well hello there lovers. It’s almost V-Day. No…not D-Day, V-Day as in Valentine’s Day! Although some of you may still refer to it as D-Day. So get ready for heart shaped pink and red everything. If you’re single and hate everything, I apologize in advance. Just tuck this recipe away for a later date. […] Read more…

Chocolate Chip Dipped Cookies

Chocolate Chip Dipped Crunch Cookies

I am CRAZY excited to share my Paleo C4 Cookies with you. If I know you at all, and…I’m pretty sure I do, you’re probably wondering why these cookies are named C4? Well then, let me explain! The reason they are called C4 cookies is two fold. 1. Their full name is Chocolate Chip Crunch […] Read more…

Cincinnati Chili

Cincinnati Chili, Two-Way with Cornbread

So my Dad totally gave me this recipe and I Paleo-ized it for you guys. How crazy is that? Pops comes through with a blog recipe! I had never even heard of Cincinnati Chili before, let alone the fact that you can make it like 5 different ways. I was also in shock that people […] Read more…

Reese's Swirl Brownies

“Reese’s” Swirl Brownies

Happy New Year! It’s actually the 13th, so can I still say Happy New Year? Is there like a grace period or cut off date? I’m really not sure how this is supposed to work…anyway Happy 2014! To kick off the New Year I had to make something extra delicious for you (me) and we […] Read more…

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