SMILE Tag

Hi, everyone!

Ciarra from Ciarralorren created this fabulous new tag called SMILE, and I love the concept! I always strive for this blog to be a place of peace and encouragement … As ciarraloren so eloquently states,

WE are the ones who determine whether or not this is a place of comfort, happiness and joy. So, let’s make it a place we all want to be a part of.”

How true is this?! I’m so happy to be a part of this tag.

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May Pinterest Baking List

May is finally here!!

Aside from anxiously awaiting our little one’s due date this month, there is SO much to celebrate! May Day flowers, Cinco De Mayo Fiestas, Mother’s Day brunches, Memorial Day picnics…the list goes on and on. Continue reading

Gluten Free Crispy, Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs

Just in case you didn’t find enough chocolate eggs over the weekend, I thought I’d share this delicious recipe for gluten free, crispy, peanut-butter-and-chocolate eggs!

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Tropical, Chocolate-Covered Sweet and Salty Snack Bars

Are you a sweet and salty snack lover?

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Unfried Ice Cream

 

Fried ice cream is one of those decadent, one-of-a-kind treats that makes me think of wearing the Carlos O’Kelley’s sombrero on your birthday. It’s not something I ever thought about making at home…

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Heart-Healthier Flourless Brownies

I’m so thankful today is Friday; something a little decadent always helps the weekend get off to a good start, right? Now you can have your brownies and eat them too – guilt free!

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Perfect Puppy Chow

There are many a debated method for the perfect way to make Puppy Chow. Even its name has been controversial! (Muddy Buddies, anyone?) But after lots of experimentation, I decided to write down what OUR family has deemed the absolute perfect Puppy Chow recipe.

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Chunky Monkey Breakfast Squares

Making this recipe was a late night (chocolate-craving-induced) decision, so the name for these cocoa, chocolate chip, oat and banana squares is definitely goofy. But don’t let the name fool you! They’re quick to make, perfectly delicious, and a healthful choice for on-the-go snacking.

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January Pinterest Baking List

Our house is pretty much in a constant state of baking, but this icy weather is definitely helping me justify my Pinterest and baking addictions…Yes, I’m sure the two are related!

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Giant, Chewy, Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Well, the forecast is set…we’re supposed to get over an inch of ICE in the next 24 hours. The freezing rain has already begun. Several athletic events and church activities in our area are already being cancelled, the grocery store was nuts last nigh, and my newsfeed on Facebook has been nothing but radar images for the last day and a half! Ah, the beauty of living through a Midwest winter. 🙂

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