Vanilla Valentine Popcorn … with a Spicy Kick!

Vanilla Valentine Popcorn with a Spicy Kick!

Vanilla Valentine Popcorn

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I was playing around with some different things in the kitchen, and made a delicious treat with a bag of microwave popcorn and a few other ingredients.  This vanilla Valentine popcorn would be a great teacher or neighbor gift, class party snack, or a special afternoon snack for your family on Valentine's Day..or any day of the year!  The color can be changed with each batch you make!

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Chocolate Mocha Double Protein Gummies – Keep Some On Hand For A Quick Snack and Protein Boost!

Chocolate Mocha Double Protein Gummies

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Chocolate Mocha Double Protein Gummies

The holidays have come and gone, and like most people, the hubby and I made a lot of unwise food choices.  We started the new year off with a "healthy eating plan" and are making wiser choices!  It is going quite well, however my sweet tooth always tries to talk me into making delicious desserts and snacks.  That is why I made this recipe for Chocolate Mocha Double Protein Gummies!  They are a sweet, smart treat and a great snack to have on hand.  They contain plant-based protein, as well as protein from the gelatin, so it's a double dose!

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Coconut Cream Birthday Cake

Coconut Cream Birthday Cake

Coconut Cream Birthday Cake

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My mother made a delicious cake growing up that was referred to as a coconut cake, piña colada cake, and cream of coconut cake.  Only recently, while browsing Pinterest, did I see it called a "poke cake."  No matter what you call it, it's simply irresistable and delicious!  The Captain and D both requested it for their last birthdays, so I decided to jazz it up a bit and turned it into a Coconut Cream Birthday Cake!

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‘Tis The Season For A Pecan Pie Shake!

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'Tis the season for PIE!  Our family loves pie, and honestly, we had our fair share at Thanksgiving.  I love reinventing recipes and turning a classic holiday item into something new and spectacular.  We all think about ice cream in the Summer, but here in Texas, especially, ice cream is good year round, as is pie!  

My favorite ice cream treats are those served with big thick chunks of goodness in it.  Plain ice cream is just okay, but ice cream with pie in it?  I had to make it!  And you guys……it turned out SO much more better than I had ever anticipated!

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Making Memories Together: Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Recipe and Picture Ornament Craft for Kids

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Making Memories Together:  Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Recipe and Picture Ornament Craft for Kids
Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

Being the mom of three boys is sometimes tough.  Most often, they would rather be playing a game or kicking a ball with Daddy.  This weekend, however, Daddy is on a retreat and the boys are "stuck" with Mommy.  Sure, we can go outside and play ball or play a game, but I wanted it to be a special weekend, doing things to celebrate the holiday season and spending time together baking and doing crafts.  Sometimes I get in over my head, but that is okay, messes can always be cleaned up. 

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Peppermint Mocha Cookie Recipe

Peppermint Mocha Cookie Recipe


 

Although I love a hot, delicious Pumpkin Spice latte, my favorite beverage this time of year is Peppermint Mocha.  Serve up a plate of these cookies, made with a special peppermint mocha cookie recipe, at Christmas parties and gatherings this year!

Chocolate Cookie Ingredients:

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Peppermint Chocolate Chip Milkshake {Chick Fil A Copycat}

There is finally a chill in the air and while pumpkin spice everything is still divine, there's nothing quite like the pairing of chocolate and peppermint for the holiday season.  I love to sip on a Peppermint Mocha from Starbucks, but for a cool treat, Chick Fil A has THE best Peppermint Chocolate Chip Milkshakes!  If you find yourself craving one of these beauties on Sunday or when it's just too cold to go out, here's how to quickly and easily whip one up at home!

Copycat Chick Fil A Peppermint Chocolate Chip Milkshake

Ingredients:

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Ten Delicious Pomegranate Recipes

Delicious Pomegranate Recipes

I LOVE pomegranates.  They are, without a doubt, my very favorite fruit.  I long for the pomegranate season and scoop up a few pomegranates whenever I see them in the store.  The boys love them, too, and they're full of yummy goodness!  A few weeks ago, I bought about 72 pomegranates for $30 from Bountiful Baskets and we are still enjoying them.  I've frozen some arils and also collected a few great pomegranate recipes to try!  Take a look and see what you think!  And if you have a great recipe made with pomegranates, let me know in the comments.

If you are looking for tips for picking, storing, and serving pomegrantes, check out this informative post from Frugal Minded Mom.

10 Delicious Pomegranate Recipes

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Homemade Mini Caramel Apple Suckers – A Sweet Treat for Halloween!

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Homemade Mini Caramel Apple Suckers

One of my absolute favorite Halloween candies is caramel apple suckers.  I adore these sweet, sour, sticky suckers, but do I really need a whole bag?  Noooo!  I had some of these yummy caramel bits on hand from our Mickey Mouse caramel apples and mini silicon candy molds, and I was surprised with how easy it was!  They're small enough to be satisfyingly sweet, but perfect for portion control and little ones!

Ingredients:

  • about 10 green apple Jolly Ranchers candies
  • about 30 Kraft caramel bits

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Mickey Mouse Caramel Apples to Celebrate Fall!

Mickey Mouse caramel apples

October is my absolute favorite month of the year.  I am not in love with Halloween, but Fall!  The smells, colors, and flavors of Fall are my amazing and so are the cooler temperatures.  I had only made caramel apples once, but I wanted to try and make some Mickey Mouse caramel apples and while the craftier folks could really put mine to shame, I think they turned out pretty cute and the boys loved them, too.  And of course, they were delicious! [Read more…]