The other day when Kayla and I went to Chick Fil A for lunch and had the most delicious salad we had ever had, both she and I raved and raved about the spicy pecans that were topping our greens. Oh — MY — WORD. Those nuts were like heaven to us, so we came home and decided that we were going to make our own Spiced Nuts.
This post has been sponsored by Betty Crocker. I was compensated with a giftcard for writing, however all opinions listed are my own.
Around here, you will always find me and my daughter creating some kind of birthday cake recipe. If you look through my recipe archives, you will find exactly that — tons of cake recipes. It just seems to be what I do best. Here are 5 of my favorite easy birthday cake recipes that you can recreate at your home.
The other day I made BBQ Popcorn for the Surprise Recipe Swap. It was good — really good. I think that was because of the homemade BBQ seasoning mix I prepared. While the original recipe called for a prepackaged mix, I decided to go with what I know and prepare a homemade seasoning spice straight from the supplies I have in my pantry.
Last week, Kayla and I had a great day shopping at the mall and having lunch afterwards. She is one of my favorite people to shop with, and we always make sure to visit the local Starbucks so she can grab her new favorite drink, the Caramel Frappucino and I can get my Peppermint Mocha coffee. Because we live 20 minutes away from the nearest Starbucks, she decided that she would try to recreate this drink so that she can have it at anytime instead of having to wait until we go shopping.
I have to say that she definitely did a fantastic job recreating the Starbucks Caramel Frappucino. It turned out to be a great Copycat Recipe!
Today is the reveal day for May’s Improv Challenge hosted by Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker. This month we are creating food with Cinnamon and Sugar. How fun is that?
For this recipe, I of course had to make something that I knew would go over very well in my home — Cinnamon and Sugar Tortilla Chips.
Thanks to Bertolli for sending me a sample bottle of Bertolli Lighter Tasting Olive Oil in exchange for writing my review. All opinions listed are my own.
While I was in Cleveland a couple of weeks ago, we got to eat dinner at a 5 star restaurant complete with a delicious 5 course menu. It was heaven on earth I tell you!
This month for the Behind the Curtain Dessert Challenge, we were given coconut and lime to work with. Now, I don’t know about you, but when I hear those two words together, my first thought is a smoothie of some kind, so that is exactly what I decided to make. Coconut and lime are tropical, so I added some pineapple into mine to really give it that delicious flavor. Here is my recipe for Pineapple Coconut Lime Smoothie.
This smoothie was super delicious and really hit the spot. In mine, I used coconut milk, but I am sure that you can purchase a coconut and add fresh to it — you just have to play around with it to get it to the consistency you are wanting.
- 1 whole pineapple (peeled cored and roughly chopped)
- 2 limes (peeled and roughly chopped)
- ½ cup coconut milk
- ½ apple (peeled cored and roughly chopped)
- Put all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.
- If you don’t want the pulp, press through a sieve. Your smoothie will still be thick.
- Serve over ice with a slice of lemon and a wedge of pineapple and enjoy!
One of the benefits of pineapple is that it contains a huge amount of Vitamin C. Two slices can have 100% of the daily recommended value. In addition to helping keep the immune system stable, Vitamin C promotes healthy gums, helps heal cuts, strengthens blood vessels, and aids in the creation of collagen, which is the connecting tissue that holds muscles, bones, and other tissues together. Pineapple also contains a high amount of manganese, a mineral which is also important in helping form bone and connective tissue
The best part about pineapple is that it is a natural energy booster — so this smoothie would make a great morning breakfast for you!!
What delicious beverages have you been preparing lately?
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My daughter loves to make cake pops. We have never ventured to be as creative as the original Cake Pop maker — Bakerella, but, we have tried our fair share at making them. The first few times were epic fail, but then we finally learned how to make cake pops the right way.