6 Favourite Fall Recipes

6 Favourite Fall Dinners - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

Fall always feels like the biggest shift of the year. You’re wearing more layers, you’re going back to school… and you find yourself craving warm, hearty comfort foods.  This recipe wrap up has six of my favourite, perfect-for-chilly-Autumn-days-and-nights recipes. From Pumpkin Spice Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies to Hearty Vegan Chili with Kale, Quinoa, & Brown Lentils, […]

Snickerdoodles Make Any Day Better!


Let’s be serious for a moment– Snickerdoodles make any day a better one.  Make your Friday better with my never fail, ready in 20 minutes, super soft-and-fluffy Snickerdoodles (click here!), or if you’re feeling more adventerous, try out my Snickerdoodle Cucpcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting here. Either way, you’re in for a great Friday. 

No Campfire Required S’mores Bars

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Memorial Day (and, for those of us north of the border, May 2-4 weekend) has come and gone, which means one thing… it’s officially unofficially Summer! And after that winter, everyone’s favourite season is even more exciting than normal.  Beaches, barbecues, steamy long days and gorgeous warm nights– Summer has a lot to offer. And while we […]

Cheat-Day Approved Snickerdoodle Cupcakes with Cinammon-Sugar Cream Cheese Icing


If you follow my blog, you know that I have a deep and abiding love of snickerdoodles. If you have know idea what I’m talking about and are all ‘wtf are snickerdoodles?!’, click here. But sometimes, even the purest love can need a bit of a spice up. Which….is why I spent the day perfecting […]

“You’ll Never Need Another Recipe” Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


It’s a pretty widely accepted fact of the cookie world that chocolate chip trumps oatmeal raisin. Generally, if you’re grabbing a cookie and expecting a chocolate chip, you’re pretty damn disappointed when you taste a raisin. Not so with my Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. Not to toot my own horn, but I’ve never served these cookies […]

Dark Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Spice Cookies


These incredible chocolatey, pumpkiny, super tasty cookies need no introduction. Full of spices complimented by high quality dark chocolate, these cookies will disappear before you can believe it. I made mine with a roasted pumpkin grown at my in-laws farm, but for a time-saving approach, try using canned pumpkin (but be sure to get canned […]

Cheat-Day Approved Snickerdoodles


Today is just one of those days. A bit under the weather, a bit tired, a bit gloomy-and-rainy-and-Fall-is-coming. In other words, it’s a day in need of snickerdoodles. I’ve got a snickerdoodle parable. I’m from Connecticut, and I’ve never not made snickerdoodles. No big deal. But after moving to Canada with my Canadian boyfriend, John, […]

100% Naughty, Cheat-Day Approved Oatmeal-Peanut-Butter-Chocolate-Chippers


  As you know, I dig a good chocolate chip cookie. One of life’s true pleasures, you can check out my favourite chocolate chipper recipe here. But sometimes, a girl needs a break from the norm on her cheat day. Enter my Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chippers. Seriously, these bad boys have something for everyone. […]

Cheat-Day Approved Red Velvet Cheesecake Swirl Brownies


Yeah, I just said that. If you follow my blog (or know about my Non-Diet Diet), you know that sometimes, you just have to indulge your cravings. As Monday is my long run day, Sunday usually consists of at least one delicious cheat. They’re are almost ALWAYS dessert related– and this one’s a doozie. Chocolate, […]

100% Naughty, Cheat-Day Day Approved Chocolate Chippers


Sometimes, you just have to give into a craving. It’ll keep you sane– just see my Non-Diet Diet! For me, more times that not, my cravings are for chocolate chip cookies. Not just any chocolate chip cookies, but the perfect chocolate chip cookie. Loads of chocolate, warm and gooey, and totally satisfying. I’ve tested loads of recipes, […]

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