16 Favorite Foods of 2015

16 Favorite Foods of 2015

At the end of each year I like to look back and revisit some of my old posts, and one thing I always like to do is share a round up of some of my favorite food posts from the year.  Everything looks delicious, if I do say so myself, so I had to hard time picking these out, but finally I came up with 16 goodies!  I have everything from breakfast to dinner, snacks, appetizers, and of course, dessert.  Hope you find something here that you’d like to try for yourself in 2016!  Cheers! [Read more…]

Peanut Butter Cookies + SPLENDA® SWEET SWAPS™ and a Giveaway!

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Peanut Butter Cookies

The holiday baking season has officially begun at my house!  I love baking everything from cakes and pies to cookies and candies, and I get a lot of enjoyment out of sharing these treats with others.  But over the years, I’ve found that more and more people in my family have diets that require them to lower their sugar intake, which means they can’t partake in all the holiday goodies.  And still others are skipping out on the dessert, because they don’t want to put on “the extra pounds.”

Since I can’t eat all the desserts all by myself,  I’ve decided to try a few recipes with SPLENDA®.

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Peanut Butter Pie and How to Make a Fall Porch and Photo Booth Scene

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Peanut Butter Pie 7

With fall festivities comes the opportunity to get creative on so many levels!  I love getting in the kitchen and making some yummy fall recipes for my family and outside events, and I also LOVE decorating our porch and living room for the fall season!  Today I’m sharing a little bit of my fall creativity.  I’ve got a delicious Peanut Butter Pie recipe, featuring yummy fall flavors, and I’m going to share a tutorial on how I create the fall scene on my porch.  The fall scene also doubles a fun photo booth for your trick or treaters and fall guests!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Oatmeal

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Building Muscle with EAS

The fall season is almost upon us, but that doesn’t mean we have to let our summer health and fitness routines fall by the wayside.  Didn’t have a summer health and fitness routine?  Well, in that case, the fall season is a great time to start one!

My husband and I are both at a good weight and are in fairly good health.  In my case,  I’m in my early 30s (and holding).  I’ve still got a lot of energy, and I’m fairly strong for my tiny size, if I do say so myself!  But I’m the Skinny Minnie who wants to be Mighty Mouse! Haha!  My husband and I are always working on DIY projects, and I hate it when we get to the parts where I can’t help!

As for my husband, he’s getting ready to turn the big 4-0.  He was actually very sick a few months ago.  And although, he’s mostly recovered, he lost a lot of his muscle strength, and he also struggles with neuropathy, which sometimes keeps him down. He’s always been an active person, and he loves working and fixing things, so I definitely want him to get back in shape, so he can do activities he loves!

Regardless of your age, size, fitness level, and situation, I believe the right supplements and fitness products are a MUST if you really want to get serious about your health and/or fitness levels!  With 42 grams of protein and 24 vitamins and minerals, EAS Myoplex Ready to Drink Shakes are a great choice to help you build muscle and strength. [Read more…]

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars with Nestle Toll House Delightfulls

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

Today we’re doing holiday baking with a new “secret ingredient.”  The secret ingredient, which I’m about to reveal to you is Nestle Toll House DelightFulls. As I was shopping for baking ingredient last week, I found these little jewels and just had to try them out!  Imagine your favorite baking chips, then imagine them a little bigger and with a special surprise inside! [Read more…]

Friday Favorites – Week 245 – With Christmas Treats

friday favorites

Happy Thanksgiving! And thank you for taking time out from your busy schedule to link up today.

While you’re here, please check out my current giveaways.  I’ve a $50 Target Gift Card (Plus Mega Bloks & General Mills cereals)JBL Portable Speakers, a 2 Name a Star Kits.

I also invite you to check out gift items in my Etsy shop!  I have a lot of affordable gift ideas, including necklaces, Christmas Ornaments, and keychains.  Custom orders welcome!  I’m also offering 10% off right now with coupon code: GIVETHANKS.

Now on to today’s features…this week we have a round of Christmas treats. Hope you enjoy! [Read more…]

Two Smoothie Recipes with Carnation #BreakfastEssentials #pmedia #ad

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Carnation Breakfast Essentials

If you like to keep snack time delicious yet healthy, then you will love Carnation Breakfast Essentials®.  They are a convenient and fast option for busy families, and they are available in ready to drink shakes, powders, and bars.  You and your kids will love the powders, because they come in a variety of delicious flavors: Rich Milk Chocolate, Classic French Vanilla, Classic Chocolate Malt, Dark Chocolate Strawberry Sensation. [Read more…]

Friday Favorites – Week 211 – Featuring Peanut Butter Treats

friday favorites

Welcome to another Friday Favorites.  I’m so excited that spring is finally upon us, and I’m looking forward to all the spring posts to come!  This week we have a few treats made with one of my favorite ingredients, an item that is good no matter what time of year or what season it is, and that, my friends, is peanut butter! Hope you enjoy! [Read more…]

Target Breakfast Twist with 5 Easy Breakfast Ideas

5 Easy Breakfast Ideas

Whether you’re a cereal person, a bacon & egg lover, or more of a bagel and cream cheese girl, it can get tiresome making the same things day after day for breakfast.  But let’s face it, most mornings parents are in a hurry and don’t have the time to fix an elaborate breakfast.  But you can actually create some delicious twists on everyday breakfast items in just minutes! No need to break out the old recipe book or pull up that new recipe you saw on Pinterest.  Just look in your pantry and use your imagination! Today I have 5 easy breakfast ideas to show you what I mean. [Read more…]

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

Today I’m excited to share one of the first cookie recipes I ever  made. These Easy Peanut Butter Cookies are perfect for any time of year. They are made with just 3 ingredients and cook up in about 10 minutes!

And for more fun and creativity, put a little peanut butter between to cookie for the perfect peanut butter sandwich cookie.  Or try adding crushed candies, chocolate chips, nuts, or any add in you like!  Enjoy! [Read more…]