April 30, 2017

Flower Pot Muffins with Candy Roses

Mother's Day is almost here and when I came across these adorable silicone flower pots for baking, I knew I had to make a Mother's Day treat with them! My Mom loves gardening so I decided to use the Candy Roses I created for Stella's birthday last month and add them to a Chocolate Flower Pot Muffin.
They turned out cuter than I imagined and are a precious Mother's Day gift and treat!

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April 29, 2017

Double Chocolate Muffins

These easy to make Double Chocolate Muffins are moist and decadent. 
A perfect breakfast treat or afternoon snack for chocolate lovers!
I bake a batch as thank you gifts often and I also make them mini size as special afternoon treats for my kiddos. These delicious muffins would be a tasty addition for your Mother's Day brunch!
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April 28, 2017

Guilt Free Fajita Seasoned Nachos #RecipeMakeover

It's nacho night tonight but I decided to make these nachos guilt free by changing some unhealthy ingredients to cut calories and fat! For these Guilt Free Fajita Seasoned Nachos I use lean ground turkey, black bean hummus, low fat cheese and sour cream, and I make my own flavor packed Fajita Seasoning.  The flavor and taste is still there but it is much healthier! You are going to love this #RecipeMakeover meal! 
It's the last day of Recipe Makeover week!
I have enjoyed sharing my healthy versions all week of some of my favorite comfort food recipes. 
Scroll down to see today's Recipe Makeover recipes posted by all the participating food bloggers.
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April 27, 2017

Cauliflower Fettuccine Alfredo #RecipeMakeover

Today I am sharing another healthy Recipe Makeover creation. I found this recipe a few years ago in on of my cookbooks and can't get enough of it! This rich and delicious Fettuccine Alfredo is made with cauliflower in the sauce along with whole wheat pasta and low fat milk and cheese. Cauliflower Fettuccine Alfredo is a filling meal on it's own or top with sauteed chicken, shrimp, or veggies. 
You are going to love this healthy twist on a comfort food classic!
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April 25, 2017

Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

Who said salads have to be plain and boring? 
I love using thinly sliced Brussels sprouts and flavorful toppings to make this Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad then adding homemade Maple Vinaigrette to jazz it up!
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April 24, 2017

Healthy and Hearty Breakfast Casserole #RecipeMakeover

It's #RecipeMakeover Week! All week long I am sharing some of my favorite comfort food dishes- made over and made healthier! This Healthy and Hearty Breakfast Casserole features sweet potato, spinach, and lean turkey baked together with eggs and low fat cheese.
 It's a crowd pleaser for sure!

Scroll down for my recipe along with the other bloggers' #RecipeMakeover creations and a $200 prize giveaway!

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 This week, I've joined forced with 40+ of my food blogger friends to present #RecipeMakeover. During this week, we'll all be sharing our favorite better-for-you alternatives to unhealthy dishes. Follow along on any of the blogs below or with the hashtag on social media to find nutritious dishes that are packed with flavor.

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April 22, 2017

Fresh Strawberry Poke Cake

Poke Cakes are fun to make and a delicious chilled dessert for hot summer days!
 This version features fresh strawberries and creamy whipped topping.
All you need are 5 simple ingredients to make this crowd pleasing cake!

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April 20, 2017

Rainbow Fruit Platter with Marshmallow Cloud Dip

As a Mama with two kiddos under 5, I try to come up with clever way to get them to eat their fruits and veggies. We call broccoli "trees" and add spinach to our eggs and pasta. My girls like most fruit but I thought as a special treat I would make them this Rainbow Fruit Platter with Marshmallow Cloud Dip. 
No surprise here, it was a hit and they gobbled it right up. We first had it on St Patrick's Day and I have since made it again for a spring time treat. This would be fun served at a picnic, potluck, birthday party, and for a holiday appetizer platter.

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April 15, 2017

Mini Carrot Cake Donut Bunnies

These mini baked donuts are packed full of pineapple, carrots, and warm spices then topped with powdered sugar and the cutest bunny ears!

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April 14, 2017

Messy But Good Easter Peeps Recipes

 Are you ready for some messy fun?!
Peeps are a favorite spring time treat and luckily for us they are available now for just about any holiday! But Easter is when they first came out and when they are the most popular, so I wanted to share my favorite Messy But Good Easter Peeps Recipes with y'all today.
Enjoy and Happy Easter, friends!
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April 12, 2017

Mini Peeps S'Mores

 These bite size S'Mores are fun to make and eat and are made with only 3 ingredients!
I actually made these on a whim this week to use up leftover Peeps after I made my Peeps Rice Crispie Treats. I didn't have graham crackers so I decided to make Mini S'Mores with vanilla wafers.
I love the mini size and the colorful gooey marshmallow in these fun treats! 
My sweet Stella loved her messy but good Peeps S'mores! 
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April 11, 2017

Peeps Easter Egg Rice Krispie Treats

These Peeps Easter Egg Rice Krispie Treats are made with multi colored marshmallow Peeps and shaped into Easter eggs. I love this colorful take on two of my favorites: Rice Krispie Treats and Peeps marshmallows! 
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April 9, 2017

Easter Brunch Quiche Lorraine

At our home we love eating Quiche, which is essentially a pie filled with a savory custard mixed with meats and cheese. Today I've got a quiche recipe that is perfect for your upcoming Easter brunch. 
This easy meal, which my daughter's call "Egg Pie", is a family favorite for lunch, brunch, and dinner. We like to serve this Quiche Lorraine for Sunday brunch with our family.

Check out my cooking video!

Also check out these adorable breakfast ideas my creative husband made out of pancakes!
The kids loved all the bunny shapes. Check out more pictures below. 
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April 8, 2017

Mac and Cheese Recipes You Have To Try!

Comfort food is my favorite indulgence and what says comfort food more than classic mac and cheese, right? Easter is right around the corner and after that it's time for summer barbecues and potlucks. This collection of fun and creative Mac and Cheese recipes is all you need for recipes to make for the Easter holiday and all summer long!
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April 6, 2017

DIY Candy Rose Bouquet

My sweet Stella Rose turned two today and I don't think it has really sunk in that my littlest babe is not a baby anymore at all! We had a Princess Tea Party last month for her since she is lovin' anything and everything Beauty and the Beast lately. 
I even added these roses to Beauty and the Beast cups, filled with pretty fabric strips, and they were easy party centerpieces! 

But for her birthday today, my husband and I created this gorgeous Candy Rose Bouquet for our little rose. You are not going to believe how easy it is to make using Jolly Rancher candy! 
Be sure to check out our adorable party here
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April 5, 2017

Smurfs Blue Cream Cheese Fudge

We've got a fun weekend ahead of us, most excitedly the new Smurfs The Lost Village movie comes out this Friday, April 7th! To celebrate I made Smurfs Blue Cream Cheese Fudge and I'm hosting a giveaway for a Smurfs Movie Prize Pack! This tasty blue fudge has just 2 main ingredients and is topped with homemade chocolate smurf candies! How fun is that?!

A little about Smurfs The Lost Village:

In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting and thrilling race through the Forbidden Forest filled with magical creatures to find a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does. Embarking on a rollercoaster journey full of action and danger, the Smurfs are on a course that leads to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history! Rated PG.

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April 3, 2017

Creamy Egg Salad

Easter almost here and that means that most of us will have a plethora of boiled eggs to use up after all the Easter egg hunts and decorating. This Creamy Egg Salad is a delicious, extra creamy, and plenty filling egg mixture for topping salads, crackers, and sandwiches. 
You are going to love it as much as we do!
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April 1, 2017

Mayo Taste Test for April Fool's Day!

Do you have a favorite mayo? 

My girls' love the stuff so I let them each gobble up a jar full today so we could pick a favorite.
Scroll down to see which mayo we chose!

April Fool's! 

No way are we eating mayo by the spoonful {even though I do love the stuff} but today we emptied our mayo jars and added vanilla pudding as a fun April Fool's Day joke!
Check out the details  and adorable pictures of my little jokesters below.
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