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! …
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!…
Because who doesn’t love donuts right? Just in time for Halloween I’m bringing you the easiest way to wow your family & friends for breakfast. & believe me when I say this is one of the most dangerous recipes you’ll ever encounter… Once you find out how easy these donuts are to make yourself, things get scrumptious real fast. Now that you’ve been warned, keep reading to see how to put together this fanged surprise!…
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!
The holiday season is super crazy & it is definitely the season! Out running errands & checking off my holiday list I’ve been grabbing a clutch that goes with anything. I always try to keep my bag stocked with essentials like hand sanitizer, concealer, a brow pencil so I don’t look crazy, & a tasty snack I can toss in my bag like the LUNA gluten-free bar options.
Need to go to a work event? Check! Grab milk because we ran out….again…? Check? Head out the door to dinner with my husband? Checkitty check! Know what keeps me going? Making sure I have energy by always having a snack on hand! I have been loving the new gluten-free LUNA bars because I have a bad habit of getting really grumpy when my tummy starts to rumble.
All LUNA bars are now gluten-free & they are still under 200 calories for a suitable snack. They come in an awesome variety of flavors, are made with 70% organic ingredients, have no artificial flavors or synthetic preservatives, & are a great source of both protein & fiber! They tweaked things only slightly to make them gluten-free while still tasting great. I have 4 bars here that Ryan & I sat down & tried together & we loved each one for different reasons. We both agreed we’d reach for any of the flavors again…& that they tasted a bit like a granola & candy bar hybrid! Win!
Want to try your very own bar of your choice? Visit the LUNA PAGE HERE & then come back to let me know which flavor you’d most like to try! Just comment with it below along with your email address & I’ll contact one winner randomly!
Thanks to Lindt HELLO for sponsoring today’s post! All opinions are my own. #ItStartedwithHELLO Our love story definitely started with hello…over the internet! Completely unexpected when I wasn’t even looking I found the love of my life chatting with me over Facebook. Minutes turned to hours & hours into day then we met & definitely were both head over heels. At 19 (& him 23) we eloped…& have been married ever since! Sometimes I can’t help but wonder though…what if he hadn’t said hello? What if I hadn’t responded? What a sad story that would be indeed! Lindt’s “It Started with Hello” campaign introduces tasty premium chocolates sure to get a conversation going! Lindt has an amazing new collection called Lindt HELLO– a variety of premium chocolate options inspired by classic American Treats! Say “Hello” to someone you’ve been wanting to talk to…a new possible friend at work? A seriously handsome cutie on the bus? Share your favorite Lindt HELLO stick, bar, or mini stick to get the conversation rolling! Lindt HELLO is available in stores nationwide, Lindt Chocolate Shops and Lindt.com. You’ll see flavors like Strawberry Cheesecake, Cookies & Cream, Crunchy Nougat, Caramel Brownie, & more! Ryan & I are so enthralled with the Strawberry Cheesecake flavor that I’ve already ordered more to pickup from Target!
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So what is your HELLO story? If you’ve tried some of the new Lindt HELLO options– which was your favorite?
Do you ever look around your kitchen & think “Wow! I really need to step up my style game in here!” because you realize it is kind of blah? Well- I have lately. I’m trying to find my perfect accessories without changing anything permanently since we live in military housing. As much as I’d love to paint, re-tile, & replace cupboards it just isn’t an option! I recently had the opportunity to update my snack containers & customize them as well! I really love how this turned out! You don’t need very many tools & they should also be easy to find at a local store. Enough chat- let’s get into this crafty DIY then I’ll share with you a few of my favorite healthy snacks!
You’re going to want to pick any kind of sturdy container that have a seal like you see above. They’re super simple with clean lines & they aren’t real shiny- plus they have a nice ceramic finish to them. I like basic things like this because they are easy to switch up if I change my kitchen design. I chose to label them something simple below too so I can switch out the contents as seasons & my mood change.
You can buy paint in any color but here I have a satin finish black & white along with a fun metallic silver- all from Martha Stewart. You also want sponges so you can go over the stencils easily. I don’t always use the entire sponge, sometimes just the sides or just the center. The stencils are also from Martha Stewart & I love that the fonts are really different. Plus each comes with a little design to place.
Because the stencils have a light adhesive it is really easy to place them where you’d like. I’m a bit messy with stamps honestly so I keep cotton swabs on hand to touch up any coloring outside the lines. You can then rinse these & adhere them back to the plastic backing for reuse. Once you try self-adhesive stamps it is really hard to go back!
All cleaned up- here’s what I came up with! I like the silver on that deep chalkboard black best. I think it looks really cool! I love these two containers & although they may look small they actually hold quite a lot of snacks! Plus things just look better out of their package & in a new container that matches the decor doesn’t it?
So since I created these to hold snacks…let’s talk about two of my favorites at the moment! I am loving these Weight Watchers Triple Chocolate Brownies Bliss bars… they are absolutely awesome- & taste like way more than only 2 WW points! Another snack I’ve been loving are dehydrated apples! They help curb my sweet tooth when I need something that won’t get yucky on the go in this heat & humidity!
What are your favorite snacks lately? Where do you store them? Any other Weight Watchers treats I need to get my hands on?
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
Ready for Tea & Coffee Tuesday? I have been on such a coffee kick lately. I drank a lot of tea when I was sick but ever since I started feeling better I’m all about a great cup of Joe. I have an instant favorite to share with you today that is also apparently ( & depressingly) limited edition. I bring you the fantastic Chocolate Mint Ground Coffee from Eight O’ Clock.
This is my first ever taste of anything from Eight O’ Clock, possibly due to the limited distribution. I actually found this at our local military commissary I think but after checking on their site they are located in some stores as well such as Walmart, Albertons, etc.
From Eight O’ Clock: A decadent blend of cool, refreshing peppermint swirled temptation of smooth dark chocolate notes. Whether a perfect after-dinner treat or to help you start your day, this 100% Arabica offering is sure to satisfy.
I believe I paid around $6.50 for the 11 oz bag. I consider that a decent price for something specialty. I can’t personally drink coffee during the week or else I’ll stay awake so I’ve been drinking it in the morning when I’m looking for something refreshingly sweet. It says it contains dark chocolate & I definitely taste it! Seriously, this coffee is like liquid thin mints mixed with a rich coffee. Perfection. For me? A total hit. On the weekends, this would totally help cure my recent love (ie obsession) of mint chocolate cookies.
Do you like mint in the morning? Does this sound like something you’d enjoy? I spotted a few other types of coffee from Eight O’ Clock I might be interested in trying, namely the Hazelnut & French Vanilla. Any that you’ve tried that I need to seek out?