Coffee flavored cupcakes and caramel buttercream frosting topped of with finely ground coffee make these Caramel Latte Cupcakes every coffee lover’s dream! I made these sweet and tasty treat for my birthday last week, and they were amazing!   The only sad part was since I am on a diet I only got to enjoy one, but it will be worth it, because we leave for Disney in ten days! Which means I still have a few pounds I would like to lose. I sent them into my husbands work though! Everyone said they were great there too, so now it’s just you who needs to try them!   Also I think it is important to mention that I had…

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3 Ingredient Caramel Sauce

3 Ingredient Caramel Sauce

I definitely LOVE caramel. Like a lot. I love caramel in my coffee, ice cream, on waffles…yeah. I figured it was about time I learned how to make my own caramel, plus my birthday was coming up! So I scoured the internet for recipes but didn’t find one that could utilize ingredients that were already in my kitchen. On a whim I made a recipe loosely based on some proportions I had found online, and viola! I got this super dark and rich caramel sauce that is full of flavor! I also ended up using this caramel sauce to make a frosting for my birthday caramel latte cupcakes (recipe coming soon). Plus did I mention there’s only 3 …
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100 Calorie Smoothie

100 Calorie Smoothie

It may be hard to believe, but I have found a way to make a 100 calorie smoothie that is both delicious and nutritious! It is also virtually allergen free (as far as I can tell) because there is no dairy, nuts, wheat, or soy! Which also makes this smoothie vegan, so pretty much anyone can enjoy its deliciousness! Now this smoothie is not meant to be a meal substitute or anything like a normal smoothie would be, more of a snack of a part of a meal. It is only 100 calories after all! I usually have one of these smoothies in the morning while I drive to work, after having some oatmeal in the morning. It also makes the perfect&…
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BLT Salad with Homemade Avocado Vinaigrette

BLT Salad with Homemade Avocado Vinaigrette

This BLT salad is a twist on the classic sandwich, made into a super filling and delicious meal! Bacon, kale, spring mix, and tomatoes make up the BLT, add some cheese and dressing to make it complete. This recipe is seriously one of my favorite salads because it is filling, yummy, and it has bacon. Bacon makes everything better, right?!? You will need to cook the bacon in this recipe, so if you want to use up that bacon grease check out this recipe for scallops and bacon cream sauce. Such a great way to use up the grease instead of just tossing it. You can even just make the bacon cream sauce which I enjoy eating over pasta! I …
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One Pan Scallops and Bacon Cream Sauce

One Pan Scallops and Bacon Cream Sauce

Cooking using only one pan is probably one of my favorite ways of cooking. Less dishes is always better, especially when the meal turns out as good as this one! These scallops seared in bacon grease and smothered in a bacon cream sauce are every seafood lovers dream come true! These little bites of heaven are seriously so good, I was sad that I only got to eat four. The good news is I had ton of bacon cream sauce left over, so I plan to use it on some pasta. I have a feeling it is going to be just as good in that dish! In addition, since none of strips of bacon are actually in the sauce, I …
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Avocado Toast – Valentine’s Day Inspired

Avocado Toast – Valentine’s Day Inspired

My final post in this breakfast series just wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t share my simple avocado toast recipe! But with Valentine’s Day around the corner, I decided to make it a little more cute and fun :). So I made my same basic recipe, got a heart cookie cutter involved, and viola! Look at these dang cute little hearts! This recipe is totally adaptable too to however you may prefer your avocado toast. Sometimes I add tomatoes or cheese to mine as well, but this is always my starting point. Hate avocado? No problem! You can just do the toast and egg portion and it will still be super cute for Valentine’s Day morning! Oh …
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Mango Kale Smoothie

Mango Kale Smoothie

Back at it again with another healthy breakfast. The good news is, not only are these recipes delicious, but I have actually been eating them and sticking to my health goals so far this year! Woo! Anyways, this mango kale smoothie is a quick, healthy, and yummy way to start your day. I love having smoothies for breakfast because they fill me up, I get great nutrients, and are basically a treat. I mean let’s be real, blended frozen fruit is really only ever one dairy product away from being ice cream. If you have been afraid of making green smoothies in the past, this recipe is the one to try. The mango masks the kale perfectly to make …
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Strawberry Greek Yogurt Chia Bowl

Strawberry Greek Yogurt Chia Bowl

This yummy breakfast (like most of my recipes) was a happy accident one morning when we were out of eggs, bread, and cereal, so I needed to find something else to fill me. So I went to the fridge, grabbed some yogurt, topped it with some strawberries, a Mamma Chia packet, and granola, and it became one of my favorite breakfasts! I love this breakfast because it is quick, easy, and packed with nutrition. This recipe calls for a Mamma Chia packet, which can be found in the organic section of most grocery stores (or by clicking here on Amazon), but plain chia seeds will work just fine as well! If using plain chia seeds be sure to let them …
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Brown Sugar Cinnamon Oatmeal

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Oatmeal

I have really been striving to eat healthy breakfasts lately, and I have found quite a few quick and easy recipes that I have been enjoying! I will be sharing these recipes over the next couple weeks, starting with this yummy and simple oatmeal recipe! I have never been a fan of oatmeal. I have always found it mushy and bland. I tried so many different recipes until I played around and fell upon this delicious recipe. Now I eat oatmeal nearly every morning! It is the most perfect, warm, and sweet way to start off my day. The recipe below is really just approximations of the ingredients. I usually just eyeball the oatmeal, but this is a general good …
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Brown Sugar Spice Cookies

Brown Sugar Spice Cookies

So I hate gingerbread. That’s right, I admit it, one of this season’s classics is probably one of my least favorite cookies in the world. But I love spiced treats and drinks, so I wanted to find something that would work for me. Brown sugar spice cookies were most certainly the solution. These sweet and rich cookies, spiced with cinnamon and a dash of nutmeg, have quickly become my own Christmas classic. I have already made them twice, in three days! Recipe Print Brown Sugar Spice Cookies Prep Time 30 mins Cook Time 7 mins Total Time 37 mins   Brown sugar spice cookies taste like Christmas in your mouth! Softer and subtler than gingerbread, these cookies are sure to…
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Peppermint Chocolate Chip Mocha Cookies

Peppermint Chocolate Chip Mocha Cookies

Peppermint chocolate chip mocha cookies are my Christmas cookie dream come true! It all started with a simple idea based on my two favorite holiday drinks, a Peppermint Mocha from Starbucks and a Peppermint Chocolate Chip Milkshake from Chickfila. When I started this Christmas cookie series I wanted one cookie that wasn’t being done everywhere, so I combined my two favorite drinks to land on these little balls of cookie heaven! And trust me, they do not dissapoint. I also had to try and figure out how to get coffee flavor into cookies. Strong brewed coffee wasn’t likely to do the trick, neither were dark roast coffee grounds (which were my only two ideas on my own). Espresso …
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Pecan Snowball Cookies

Pecan Snowball Cookies

I grew up in a home with a Mom who loved to bake, and these were always around come Christmas time. These cookies are not only simple and delicious, but they look like snowballs, which makes them super festive as well during the holiday season. Print Pecan Snowball Cookies Prep Time 45 mins Cook Time 15 mins Total Time 1 hr   These yummy pecan snowball cookies are a Christmas classic that is sure to please! Course: Dessert Servings: 3 dozen Ingredients 1 ½ cups raw pecans, finely chopped Dry Ingredients 2 cups flour 1 tsp baking soda Wet Ingredients ½ cup butter flavored Crisco ½ cup unsalted butter, softened 1 cup powdered sugar, (plus more for coating) 2 tsp…
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Christmas Snickerdoodles

Christmas Snickerdoodles

I am so excited to be back in full swing and blogging again! What a better time to get back into it than the holiday season!? From here on out I will posting home related posts on Mondays, personal posts on Wednesdays, and food posts on Fridays. There will also be new videos to accompany each and every post from now on! So if reading isn’t so much your thing, be sure to check out my YouTube channel so you can watch along instead ; ). This post is the first in my Christmas Cookies series! For the next four weeks I will be sharing some of my favorite cookie recipes, many of which people have asked a million times.…
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Carrot Ginger Soup

Carrot Ginger Soup

Welcome to the conclusion of soup week! I hope you have enjoyed the soup recipes that I have been sharing, I know I have enjoyed making and eating these soups! It has been over four weeks in preparation, because you can only eat so much soup, and I am so happy with how all of these recipes and videos have turned out! This recipe is definitely the most unique of the three this week, but is so warming with a very different depth of flavor. If you have hand blender this recipe is definitely super easy as well! If you don’t have a hand blender, fear not, a regular one will do just fine, just be careful when transferring …
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Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

Day two of soup week, and probably my favorite coup of the three, white chicken chili! This delicious and filling chili may even be my preference over traditional chili. Yes, it is just that good. Oh and it’s made in a slow cooker, which definitely makes it the easiest of the three! I love that with this recipe I can place the ingredients all in my slow cooker in the morning, let it cook all day, shred the chicken and ass remaining ingredients when I get home from work, and an hour later dinner is ready. I also love how this chili has just the slightest kick, so not too hot or spicy if you are like me and …
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Potato Kale Soup

Potato Kale Soup

Welcome to soup week! I will be sharing three of my favorite soup recipes, today until Friday, and each recipe will have a corresponding video! I have been so excited and preparing this little series for weeks, so I really hope you enjoy these recipes. 🙂 Today I am starting off with one of my favorites to make, as well as eat, potato kale soup. This soup is hearty and delicious, as well as healthy and relatively low calories! I made this soup basically on accident one day by using the leftovers I had in my fridge (this is how many of my recipes come to be) and it was so good I have made it many times since!  …
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