Is it a breakfast? A dessert? A snack? It can be whatever you want- I won’t tell you how to run your life! I personally enjoy mine in the morning since I make it the night before. Chia seeds are an excellent source of energy, zero net carbs, & epic fiber. Turning them into pudding is just an excellent bonus! …
Healthy cookies are such a strange concept. In the last few years I’ve seen a real surge of these recipes. Breakfast cookies too! I wanted to create some using protein butter for an extra boost. After some experimentation & failed cookies…these are my favorite! Keep reading to check out the recipe!…
This post might be a surprise to some of you- but to those that know Ryan it won’t be! Ryan LOVES pie. A lot. I’ve been eating pretty healthy & clean lately so he’s been seriously missing out. But since it is the Marie Callender’s Whole Pie-To Go Sale…he got to pick some out!…
Ever had to pull off a fabulous recipe straight out of your pantry? I’m talking a craving. That’s where this recipe came from- desperation & a sincere love of yummy things. Nutella or cookie butter? Which is your go-to? You can adapt this recipe to either or do what I did & go for both! Keep reading to check out the recipe & get baking!…
So- is it chilly yet? It is here! ‘Tis the season for cold weather & warm drinks- which is why I’m sharing the ultimate hot chocolate recipe!It is ultra-creamy, SUPER rich, & the best hot chocolate recipe ever. Seriously. Plus…a bonus recipe! I have been seeing these adorable hanging mug cookies everywhere so I wanted to give them a shot as well! They’re not only crazy easy but I used dough perfect for a big party too! Keep reading to check everything up!…
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It is officially the holidays around here! This one is especially exciting since we are finally living next to family again. This means it will be more than just a Christmas for two! When it comes to travel-friendly recipes…there’s nothing quite like cookies. They’re fun, a huge variety, & I can actually get them from point A to B completely intact! Today I’m sharing a twist on the oh-so-beloved sugar cookie- some Rainbow Stained Glass Cookies!…
This post is brought to you by HiHH & M&Ms. Thanks to M&Ms for making this post possible!Are you ready for the awards show parties to begin? Today I thought it’d be fun to show you a super easy recipe to either bring to a party or serve at your own! All you need are some basic ingredients a lot of us have in our pantry already & it doesn’t take long to throw together either! Adding M&Ms to the mix adds some color, crunch, & a bit of fun with a candy we all recognize & love. Keep reading to check it out!
Are you a crescent fan? We use them as fallback meals a lot in our house. Sometimes I make them into muffin meals & other times I form them into their intended shapes…but they almost always turn our tasty as all get-out. Today I thought I’d share an exceptionally tasty & simple recipe I pull together when we’re int he mood for something sweet! Check out these delish recipe for Nutella & Cookie Butter Crescent Rolls below!
Today I get to share with you a sweet & yummy Kentucky Derby themed treat thanks to Cottonelle who is this years sponsor! When I think of the big day I always dream of big hats, high heels, & fancy drinks. Instead of watching me teeter in heels & get lost in my fabulously big hats (I own so many! I feel like a celebrity in them!) I thought it would be fun to take some of my favorite drink ingredients & turn them into an easy, Kentucky Derby inspired dessert. Enjoy!
- ¼ cup bourbon
- ¼ cup brown sugar (more if you like it sweeter)
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon or apple pie spice
- ¼ teaspoon ginger
- pinch of salt
- 2 whole peaches cut in half with pits removed
- Combine all ingredients except peaches to a small saucepan. Cook on medium & bring to light boil whisking to combine. Remove from heat & let sit to thicken up.
- Put peaches cut side down on lightly oiled grill or electric grill. Cook until caramelized & you have nice grill marks. Don't check them too often, just let them sit. When you are checking be sure to place them back where they were sitting on the grill or you'll have funky grill marks.
- Place peaches atop vanilla bean ice cream & drizzle with bourbon sauce.
This is one of those recipes that you can prep ahead & it still tastes awesome! Peaches really take very little work to grill & even though they aren’t in season quite yet you can serve the sauce over preserved fruit as well. I love a nice set of char marks- aren’t they lovely? If you’ve ever had people over & not had time to clean up an area (or yourself!) consider whipping out a handy dandy Cottonelle Flushable Cleansing Cloth to do the job! I’ve used them to clean up quickly after brunch, when I just don’t have time to get out an arsenal of cleaning products, or when someone has little ones. My house isn’t an anti-kid zone but that doesn’t mean I need sticky hands all over things! I like to keep my bathrooms well-stocked as well- consider keeping some Cottonelle Clean Care toilet paper rolls in an easy to find spot for guests & a handy Cottonelle Flushable Cleansing Cloth Upright Dispensing Tub to keep your whole house feeling fresh & clean!
So now time for the sweepstakes! You can win a year supply of Cottonelle products depending on the outcome of the races during the Kentucky Derby. Even better news? There will not be just one winner but the first 15,000 entrants to sign up could win Cottonelle toilet paper & flushable cleansing cloths if the outcome aligns!
2. Click on the Cottonelle Great Finish Giveaway
3. Click on “Sign up now”
4. Register for the Cottonelle Updates website
So what makes you feel clean & fresh before a big event? How do you take your bourbon? What will you be doing on Cottonelle Kentucky Derby day?
When Big Boss Kitchens offered to let me try the new Swirlio I was intrigued- make my fruit taste like ice cream you say? Why yes, yes that does peak my interest! For one thing, ice cream isn’t exactly the healthiest dessert choice. Another positive is that growing up I was lactose intolerant so sometimes ice cream just doesn’t sound good to me ya know? Plus the fact that there are only 3 steps- freeze, create, & clean! Who doesn’t want less work? I came up with a new combo (not from the recipe booklet included but you can bet we’ll be trying a whole lot of those recipes!) that uses frozen fresh mangoes & Cool Whip Free! Keep reading to check it out!
Swirlio transforms your favorite fruits into a soft serve frozen dessert in seconds! Making dessert that is delicious, nutritious and 100% guilt-free is easy as 1-2-3. Freeze your favorite fruit, let it thaw for a few minutes, then push it down the chute and voilà, dessert is both delicious and healthy is served. .
Swirlio comes with a recipe book with 50 mouth-watering recipes so you can try like Peach Melba Supreme, Pumpkin Pie and Bahama Mama. Save yourself a trip to your favorite Froyo joint with Big Boss Swirlio Frozen Fruit Dessert Maker in your home.
To create this blend I used 2 parts frozen mango to one part frozen Cool Whip Free. I always freeze my Cool Whip so that really wasn’t an issue!
Sawyer was EXTREMELY interested in my creation, I could set the bowl down! She followed me around until I finally let her see for herself. Then she tried to take it from me & we had a battle royale…but that’s a story for another time.
Not into my mix? Use bananas! I happened to be out (banana bread, nom) but they make the blend oober creamy & a lot more like ice cream or froyo. Another option you say? The recipe booklet nicely pointed out that you can make mixtures & add alcohol. A healthy margarita without any added sugar or fat? How about a mix of banana, pineapple, strawberries, & a bit of chocolate sauce for a sundae flavored…sundae? One I know we’ll be trying is peaches & cream with some fresh summer peaches- i am a peach fiend! Some other non-dessert options in the recipe guide were guacamole, white bean dip, & veggie dip!
So far, extremely happy with this unique invention. I’m already planning to use the Swirlio to make popsicles, daiquiris, & mint chocolate chip “ice cream” soon! Also, haven’t seen my husband this excited about fruit in quite a long time & we’re actually going through our freezer stock of fruit!
What do you think of the Swirlio idea? Have you ever used something similar? I love that it was a breeze to clean & without any blades so tiny hands can help! Don’t forget to check below for some other awesome desserts from the Friday Foodie Linkup!
Want to hear a secret? Mug cakes are my ongoing addiction. Mug brownies are gooey & mug pies are sweet but… Angel Food Cake made in a mug is just too easy to pass up. I have a big container full of half angel food cake & half devil’s food cake. Not a chocolate fan? Use another type! But this is my favorite duo personally & one choice does NEED to be angel food cake or it won’t work! Keep reading to check out my Valentine’s Day version of this easy & sweet treat!
Your basic formula for a 3-2-1 mug cake- 3 tablespoons of the mentioned cake mixture, 2 tablespoons of water, & one minute in the microwave. Then…ding! Cake! Obviously your microwave might need 45 seconds or even to add ten seconds- microwaves are weird like that. keep an eye on your cake!
When it comes out, it will look something like this spongy confection here! See how it seriously looks like a sponge? Yeah, that is quite tasty!
So what did I use for raspberry flavoring? Not fresh raspberries unfortunately…they just didn’t look good at the store. I opted for some freeze dried ones which I crushed up fine. You can use other types of flavoring but beware of making your cake dense or watery. You can also add a bit of chocolate chips if you’d like!
I added strawberries because those did look good at the store! Yum! Bonus points if you try to cut them into hearts & they come out as “abstract hearts” like mine!
What makes this even better? Sprinkles. & Valentine’s Day colored M&Ms because…why not. I guess you don’t need to add candies but yum, so good!
Valentine’s Day Chocolate Raspberry Angel Food Mug Cake Recipe
from Home in High Heels Serves 1-2
3 tablespoons half angel food cake mix & half devil’s food cake mix
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon crushed freeze-dried raspberries
Optional awesome decorations & strawberries
1. Add cake mix, water, & optional flavoring to microwave save mug. Stir to combine.
2. Microwave for approximately one minute watching to make sure it doesn’t over or under cook.
3. Immediately add chocolates for melty goodness or let cool.
Hope you enjoyed my little quick Valentine’s day fix! Check out some other fabulous Valentine’s Day ideas from the fabulous bloggers below! XO
I saw this pin on Pinterest & went wild. I love this cake recipe. I have made it many times but never frosted it. Its so light and beautifully fluffy! If you are interested in a box of cake mix & a can of soda being turned into a gorgeous cake, read on!
So basically I decided THIS would be the Valentine’s Day dessert. Its light, pretty, & looked pretty easy…right? Well…kinda…
Make your cake:
1 box of cake mix
1 can of soda (I like a lemon/lime or cherry based soda best!)
Simply mix the two together then bake as you normally would!
Now to make it rainbow inside similar to Omnomicon’s please check out the pin which will lead to the site! For my journey in pictures see below! I went with Pink, Purple, White, & Red gel food coloring, all from Amazon as is the cake pan. I am an avid Amazoner & I admit it! I made 2 in 10 inch pans & one mini in a 6 inch.
So everything went great until the frosting. The cake seriously crumbled! I let it cool completely & everything else you would do with a regular cake but I guess the soda made it super light. Next time, I’ll do an inside out cake AKA a layer of frosting in the middle of the two layers of cake. Oh sweet sweet next time! I finished frosting & tossed sprinkles on top. They may not cure it, but they help right?
Lucky for me, my husband doesn’t see a messed up, falling apart cake. What does he see? Free cake.
This 2 Ingredient Decadent Chocolate Mousse is pretty ridiculous. 2 ingredients? I didn’t even need milk or eggs! I bet you are wondering what they are and if you have them on hand…bet you do…
I found this on Pinterest just by the pictures, I wasn’t even aware it was 2 ingredients! The original site is Eat, Live, Run written by Jenna who is a trained chef. She found this elsewhere as well, visit her site for more information & the recipe! The main thing I changed is not using my highest quality chocolate. I don’t believe in wasting chocolate, that just doesn’t happen in our household. So, in case you were wondering, regular ol’ chocolate chips will indeed work!
It was gorgeous, rich, & clearly much easier than expected! I did switch from whisking (which I generally prefer) to a handheld mixer which I recommend. It takes some patience, but it turned out beautifully. My husband loved it as well! I added a bit of sugar to mine which I will probably leave out next time for a darker taste. It is some really potent stuff!