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Earl Grey Tea Popsicles
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Easy Cold Strawberry Soup
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Chocolate Chip Chocolate Frosted Donuts
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Everything Bagel Chips
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Oven Baked BBQ Sausage Kabobs
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Dairy Free Mini Pancake Muffins
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Baked Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Sticks
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Kale Rainbow Salad
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Blueberry Buckle Crumble Cake
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175 Calorie Birthday Cake Ice Cream Brownie
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Freezer Salisbury Steak
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Strawberry Banana Pineapple Smoothie
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Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions
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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars with Chocolate Frosting
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Celebration Vanilla Whoopie Pies
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Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken and White Bean Soup
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Easy Pumpkin Pancakes
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Gluten Free Baked Vanilla Donuts with Pink Beet Frosting
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Shredded Chicken Dumpling Soup
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Homemade Plain Scones Recipe

Earl Grey Tea Popsicles

EASY 25 calorie Earl Grey Tea Popsicles are the best homemade Summer dessert!  These popsicles are made with 3 ingredients and are only 25 calories a piece making them a healthy popsicle! Experiment with different teas with this DIY recipe! 

Tea is serious business to me, but in the Summer I have to change my daily rituals.  Instead of a hot cup of Earl Grey or English Breakfast, I find myself sipping iced green tea for breakfast and throughout the day.   I’ve been missing the taste of Earl Grey but with 90 degree temperatures it just doesn’t have the same enjoyment to it, so instead I came up with a way to make it shine in the Summer – Earl Grey Tea Popsicles!EASY 25 calorie Earl Grey Tea Popsicles are the best homemade Summer dessert! These popsicles are made with 3 ingredients and are only 25 calories a piece making them a healthy popsicle! Experiment with different teas with this DIY recipe!

These homemade popsicles are incredibly easy to make and only require 3 ingredients – tea, water and a sweetener (I prefer sugar, but you could use honey too).   The tea taste is strong and you will definitely taste the Earl Grey with these making them a hit with tea lovers!EASY 25 calorie Earl Grey Tea Popsicles are the best homemade Summer dessert! These popsicles are made with 3 ingredients and are only 25 calories a piece making them a healthy popsicle! Experiment with different teas with this DIY recipe! Read More

Easy Cold Strawberry Soup

EASY COLD Strawberry Soup is the perfect fresh Summer time meal! This simple recipe uses fresh strawberries and yogurt to make a creamy chilled strawberry soup! Your entire family is going to love this healthy dish! 

NYC experienced a heat wave this week so Summer is officially here!  With the temperature near 100 degrees the last thing I want to do is cook in the kitchen, so I came up with this cold strawberry soup that is easy to make and delicious!   It’s a perfect time to be picking fresh strawberries from your garden or buying them at the farmers market, so I am using 8 cups of fresh berries for this tasty soup.  Throw everything into your blender, chill for a couple hours and then dinner is served.  Don’t you love how simple it is?  And don’t you love how pretty this soup this?

EASY COLD Strawberry Soup is the perfect fresh Summer time meal! This simple recipe uses fresh strawberries and yogurt to make a creamy chilled strawberry soup! Your entire family is going to love this healthy dish!

Yogurt and orange juice are both blended with the soup to make it creamy.   You can use vanilla or strawberry yogurt depending on if you want to make this extra strawberry or not.

EASY COLD Strawberry Soup is the perfect fresh Summer time meal! This simple recipe uses fresh strawberries and yogurt to make a creamy chilled strawberry soup! Your entire family is going to love this healthy dish!

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Chocolate Chip Chocolate Frosted Donuts

BAKED Chocolate Chip Chocolate Frosted Donuts are AMAZING!  This easy recipe makes fluffy delicious homemade donuts that are ready in 10 minutes!  Mini chocolate chips are baked inside the donuts with the best chocolate frosting on top! I’m in love with these double chocolate donuts!

It’s been a little while since my last donut recipe, but don’t worry, I’ve been eating my share of donuts!    With T-Minus 30 days before the baby comes (if she’s on time!) I’ve having my share of sweet tooth cravings.    This past weekend I was craving chocolate chips and donuts so I decided to combine these 2 beautiful worlds and make these Chocolate Chip Chocolate Frosted Donuts which are amazing! I think you’re going to love them!
BAKED Chocolate Chip Chocolate Frosted Donuts are AMAZING!  This easy recipe makes fluffy delicious homemade donuts that are ready in 10 minutes!  Mini chocolate chips are baked inside the donuts with the best chocolate frosting on top! I'm in love with these double chocolate donuts!

The donuts themselves are a vanilla cake donut with mini chocolate chips baked in.  Each bite gives you a little bit of chocolate chip taste – yum!
BAKED Chocolate Chip Chocolate Frosted Donuts are AMAZING!  This easy recipe makes fluffy delicious homemade donuts that are ready in 10 minutes!  Mini chocolate chips are baked inside the donuts with the best chocolate frosting on top! I'm in love with these double chocolate donuts!

On top I spread my favorite chocolate frosting that is also a reader favorite!    What we’re left with is some extra soft, moist, chocolate chip donuts that have just the right amount of frosting on top!
BAKED Chocolate Chip Chocolate Frosted Donuts are AMAZING!  This easy recipe makes fluffy delicious homemade donuts that are ready in 10 minutes!  Mini chocolate chips are baked inside the donuts with the best chocolate frosting on top! I'm in love with these double chocolate donuts!

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Everything Bagel Chips

CRUNCHY homemade Everything Bagel Chips! This recipe is easy to make and only requires 3 ingredients! These DIY NYC bagel chips are perfect for snacks and appetizers!  Save money and start making your own crispy baked Bagel Chips!  This recipe is sponsored by Peapod.

When you think of New York – what do you think of?  You probably think of Times Square, Statue of Liberty, Central Park, the great Borough of Brooklyn (hi!) and the subway.  You probably think of food too!  New York is the center of great food and one of the most popular foods here are bagels!  Oh bagels! You beautiful, delicious things.  

Bagels are great. I could live on them.  They come in all flavors, you can toast them, you can eat them on the go, you could eat them for breakfast, lunch, or at 3AM in the morning in bed because you’re hungry.  I’m spoiled because I get to live in the city with the best bagels in the World.  There’s something about the water in NYC that creates the perfect bagel, and whatever it is, I thank it because, goodness,  NYC bagels are delicious.

CRUNCHY homemade Everything Bagel Chips! This recipe is easy to make and only requires 3 ingredients! These DIY NYC bagel chips are perfect for snacks and appetizers! Save money and start making your own crispy Bagel Chips!

I’ve been wanting to share some of my favorite NYC recipes with you guys so I decided to start at the top.  Ok, we’re not making bagels here, but we’re using bagels to create bagel bite chips which are my favorite snack.   If you’ve bought bagel chips in the store you know they are pretty expensive for a small bag, but did you know you can make your own for just a few dollars?  They’re so easy to make, extremely crunchy and full of flavor!  Whenever I make these they last about 2 days in the house and I have to wrestle Matthew for the last chips.

CRUNCHY homemade Everything Bagel Chips! This recipe is easy to make and only requires 3 ingredients! These DIY NYC bagel chips are perfect for snacks and appetizers! Save money and start making your own crispy Bagel Chips!

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Oven Baked BBQ Sausage Kabobs

OVEN BAKED BBQ Sausage Kabobs with Mushrooms and Peppers are delicious! This easy healthy recipe bakes the meat and veggie kabobs in the oven so no grill is needed! The sausage has a coat of brown sugar BBQ sauce on it that is so tasty! These are my favorite year round Kabobs that my entire family loves!    This recipe is sponsored by Peapod.

Can you believe it’s almost the end of May?  Pretty soon it’ll be Summer and weekends will be filled with barbecues and picnics!  I love a good barbecue but sometimes it’s hard living in the city.   You either need to live in a building that allows grilling or you need to get to the park early to use one of the grills there.  But not to worry – you can get the same barbecue taste inside with these Oven Baked BBQ Sausage Kabobs! I made these because I was craving barbecued meats and veggies on a rainy day and they quickly became a dinner time favorite!

OVEN BAKED BBQ Sausage Kabobs with Mushrooms and Peppers are delicious! This easy healthy recipe bakes the meat and veggie kabobs in the oven so no grill is needed! The sausage has a coat of brown sugar BBQ sauce on it that is so tasty! These are my favorite year round Kabobs that my entire family loves!

Sweet Italian Sausage is a necessity for this recipe, and I highly recommend using green peppers and mushrooms, but feel free to add some onions to those kabobs too!
OVEN BAKED BBQ Sausage Kabobs with Mushrooms and Peppers are delicious! This easy healthy recipe bakes the meat and veggie kabobs in the oven so no grill is needed! The sausage has a coat of brown sugar BBQ sauce on it that is so tasty! These are my favorite year round Kabobs that my entire family loves!

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Dairy Free Mini Pancake Muffins

You’ll love this EASY Dairy Free Mini Pancake Muffins recipe!  These pancake muffins don’t require butter or milk and are perfect for breakfast or snacking! Each muffin has a sugar mixture crumble made with brown sugar and applesauce on top!  I love serving them with maple syrup! This recipe is easy to make completely vegan too!

You'll love this EASY Dairy Free Mini Pancake Muffins recipe! These pancake muffins don't require butter or milk and are perfect for breakfast or snacking! Each muffin has a sugar mixture crumble made with brown sugar and applesauce on top! I love serving them with maple syrup! This recipe is easy to make completely vegan too!

I am something of a muffin fanatic, especially when they’re mini in size.   Some of my favorite recipes are muffins, like these Banana Muffins or these Coffee Cake Muffins or these Blueberry Muffins – I love them all!  Recently I’ve received some comments on my No Butter Needed Pancakes asking if they could be made into muffins or cupcakes, so I decided to take the challenge and do that!  With that I present you Dairy Free Mini Pancake Muffins!

You'll love this EASY Dairy Free Mini Pancake Muffins recipe! These pancake muffins don't require butter or milk and are perfect for breakfast or snacking! Each muffin has a sugar mixture crumble made with brown sugar and applesauce on top! I love serving them with maple syrup! This recipe is easy to make completely vegan too!

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Baked Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Sticks

BAKED Broccoli CHEDDAR Cheese Sticks are the best snack!  This easy oven baked recipe only uses a few ingredients to make cheese sticks which are perfect to serve as a party appetizer or snack!  Your kids are going to love these easy cheesy broccoli bites!

Do you love broccoli? Me too!  Do you not love broccoli? Well that’s about to change!  These Baked Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Sticks are a great snack for broccoli lovers, perfect to serve as a appetizer for a party or as a afternoon snack.   You only need a few ingredients for this recipe, the sticks are super cheesy, they’re packed with 3 cups of fresh broccoli – what’s more to say? They’re perfect!

BAKED Broccoli CHEDDAR Cheese Sticks are the best snack! This easy oven baked recipe only uses a few ingredients to make cheese sticks which are perfect to serve as a party appetizer or snack! Your kids are going to love these easy cheesy broccoli bites!

What else is perfect? The combo of broccoli and cheddar cheese!  I love these 2 ingredients combined for macaroni and cheese, creamy soup,  casseroles and everything else so they make the perfect best friends to create these cheesy snack sticks!

BAKED Broccoli CHEDDAR Cheese Sticks are the best snack! This easy oven baked recipe only uses a few ingredients to make cheese sticks which are perfect to serve as a party appetizer or snack! Your kids are going to love these easy cheesy broccoli bites!

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Kale Rainbow Salad

BEAUTIFUL Kale Rainbow Salad with olive oil and lemon dressing is the perfect healthy salad recipe!  This easy salad includes massaged kale, grape tomatoes and colorful peppers to give it a pretty rainbow look!  My family loves this salad for dinner in Summer and Winter, and it’s great for a crowd!  This recipe is sponsored by Peapod.

Do you ever have a meal that you become obsessed with?   All of a sudden you don’t want a different meal every night, you want this one dish every single night until you get sick of it (which doesn’t seem because possible because you love it so much).  That’s how I feel about this Kale Rainbow Salad.  I LOVE IT!

BEAUTIFUL Kale Rainbow Salad with olive oil and lemon dressing is the perfect healthy salad recipe! This easy salad includes massaged kale, grape tomatoes and colorful peppers to give it a pretty rainbow look! My family loves this salad for dinner in Summer and Winter, and it's great for a crowd!

I’ve been living on this salad for lunch and dinner.   Even if Matthew talks me into making something else for dinner, I have a big side dish of this salad because I crave it so badly!  A few years ago I wasn’t even that into kale, and then we started growing it and my life was changed forever.   Move over lettuce and arugula, there’s a new best green for salads in town and it’s name is kale!
BEAUTIFUL Kale Rainbow Salad with olive oil and lemon dressing is the perfect healthy salad recipe! This easy salad includes massaged kale, grape tomatoes and colorful peppers to give it a pretty rainbow look! My family loves this salad for dinner in Summer and Winter, and it's great for a crowd!

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Blueberry Buckle Crumble Cake

THE BEST Blueberry Buckle Crumble Cake that is delicious and tastes just like Coffee Cake!   This moist cake recipe is easy to make and has a yummy Streusel Topping. Ingredients are simple – you probably have everything in your kitchen already to make it!  Enjoy my favorite dessert!   This recipe is sponsored by Peapod.

I can’t believe I’m just getting around to sharing this recipe with you because it has been a favorite in my kitchen for years.  I started making this recipe about 7 years ago in the Summer when I was looking for a recipe to use fresh blueberries in.  I love myself a good  piece of cake, and I love myself a cinnamon sugar butter crumble, so this was the perfect recipe to combine these delicious food ideas together.  

THE BEST Blueberry Buckle Crumble Cake that is delicious and tastes just like Coffee Cake! This moist cake recipe is easy to make and has a yummy Streusel Topping. Ingredients are simple - you probably have everything in your kitchen already to make it! Double this recipe by using a 9x13 pan.

The cake part of this recipe is moist, soft and filled with berries.  The crumble part of this cake is made with sugar, flour, cinnamon and cold butter to make a crumbly topping which (trust me!) everyone is going to love.   After it bakes for 45 minutes, let it cool and you’ll love how smoothly it’s going to fall out of your pan to cut up into pieces.   I recently made this Blueberry Buckle Crumble Cake for a get together brunch with friends and I heard multiple loving reviews as friends grabbed a piece of it.   

THE BEST Blueberry Buckle Crumble Cake that is delicious and tastes just like Coffee Cake! This moist cake recipe is easy to make and has a yummy Streusel Topping. Ingredients are simple - you probably have everything in your kitchen already to make it! Double this recipe by using a 9x13 pan.

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175 Calorie Birthday Cake Ice Cream Brownie

DELICIOUS and only 175 CALORIES, this Birthday Cake Ice Cream Chocolate Brownie is my favorite dessert recipe!  This healthy easy recipe uses all-natural ingredients and won’t leave you without any guilt after eating!  It’s amazing – you must try it!  This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Halo Top Creamery. All opinions are 100% mine.

This Birthday Cake Ice Cream Chocolate Brownie has been satisfying my ice cream craving.  And even better, the entire thing is only 175 calories which means I don’t have to feel guilty at all about having ice cream after dinner! DELICIOUS and only 175 CALORIES, this Birthday Cake Ice Cream Chocolate Brownie is my favorite dessert recipe! This healthy easy recipe uses all-natural ingredients and won't leave you without any guilt after eating! It's amazing - you must try it!

Have you heard about Halo Top ice cream? It’s all the buzz right now in the food world!  It has so much buzz to it my husband who doesn’t really look at food blogs except the occasional “Science of Chocolate Chip Cookies” or “This is the best pizza dough ever!” articles mentioned Halo Top ice cream to me a few days ago.  I had to stop in my tracks and realize that if my husband is talking about it, then it must be serious!  I ran to the store (more like waddled) and picked out 4 kinds to try – Chocolate, Vanilla Bean, Mint Chip and Birthday Cake.  Sadly they were out of Peanut Butter Cup and Oatmeal Cookie or I would have added those to my shopping basket too.  DELICIOUS and only 175 CALORIES, this Birthday Cake Ice Cream Chocolate Brownie is my favorite dessert recipe! This healthy easy recipe uses all-natural ingredients and won't leave you without any guilt after eating! It's amazing - you must try it!

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Freezer Salisbury Steak

Make-Ahead Freezer Salisbury Steak recipe that makes a comforting family dinner!  This easy to make recipe uses Cream of Mushroom Soup and French Onion Soup to create a creamy gravy to pour on top of the steak patties. All you have to do is bake it and freeze it and it’ll be ready for weeknights when you don’t have time to cook.  Serve alongside mashed potatoes and veggies for a full dinner.    This recipe is sponsored by Peapod.

Sometimes life can get busy where you don’t have a hour to cook a home cooked meal.  Instead of grabbing a boxed meal, or even worse ordering takeout,  I love making homemade make-ahead freezer meals that I know will satisfy everyone at the dinner table on those busy weeknights.    This Salisbury Steak recipe is one of our favorites and reminds me of the classic TV dinner that I used to love as a kid, but this is completely homemade.   

Make-Ahead Freezer Salisbury Steak recipe that makes a comforting family dinner! This easy to make recipe uses Cream of Mushroom Soup and French Onion Soup to create a creamy gravy to pour on top of the steak patties. All you have to do is bake it and freeze it and it'll be ready for weeknights when you don't have time to cook. Serve alongside mashed potatoes and veggies for a full dinner.

When I find myself with some free time on the weekend, I’ll make 2 or 3 of these meals to put in the freezer so I can grab one when I just don’t have time to cook in the kitchen.   The dish is so popular in my house that instead of groans that frozen meals can get, this one receives a big cheer (and even sometimes requested!).    Whenever I make it I always serve with creamy mashed potatoes and a green veggie- either Brussels Sprouts or broccoli.
Make-Ahead Freezer Salisbury Steak recipe that makes a comforting family dinner! This easy to make recipe uses Cream of Mushroom Soup and French Onion Soup to create a creamy gravy to pour on top of the steak patties. All you have to do is bake it and freeze it and it'll be ready for weeknights when you don't have time to cook. Serve alongside mashed potatoes and veggies for a full dinner.

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Strawberry Banana Pineapple Smoothie

HEALTHY, TRIPLE FRUIT Strawberry, Banana, Pineapple Smoothie! This healthy recipe is easy to make – just throw all your ingredients in the blender!  The milk (regular or almond) makes it creamy and delicious! I love this recipe for breakfast or a afternoon snack – it always energizes me! 

It’s April 10th and it’s almost 70 degrees in NYC!  Can we officially declare that the weather is changing?  I don’t want to jinx it because I know it won’t last, but the last few days of beautiful weather has me craving fresh fruit!  In the Winter I snack on bananas and apples, mostly because I can’t deal with spending $6 on a pint of out of season berries, but with Summer around the corner, I can’t wait for fresh strawberries, raspberries and blueberries to grow in the garden and to be cheaply accessible in local farmers markets! Summer is all about the berries – don’t you agree?

HEALTHY, TRIPLE FRUIT Strawberry, Banana, Pineapple Smoothie! This healthy recipe is easy to make - just throw all your ingredients in the blender! The milk (regular or almond) makes it creamy and delicious! I love this recipe for breakfast or a afternoon snack - it always energizes me!

This is one of my favorite smooth recipes and it includes 3 of my favorites: strawberries, banana and pineapple. I love how the sweet flavor of the strawberries mixes with the tropical taste of the pineapple.   Mix it with some milk (regular or almond milk), throw in some ice cubes to quickly chill it and you’ll have a healthy, filling smoothie in less than 2 minutes.

HEALTHY, TRIPLE FRUIT Strawberry, Banana, Pineapple Smoothie! This healthy recipe is easy to make - just throw all your ingredients in the blender! The milk (regular or almond) makes it creamy and delicious! I love this recipe for breakfast or a afternoon snack - it always energizes me!

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Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions

DELICIOUS Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions that are easy to make in your Crockpot! This 4 ingredient recipe is the best and will have melt in your mouth onions ready for your favorite dish in 5 hours! Serve them with soups, casseroles, sandwiches, salads, chicken, pasta, burgers, pizza and more – seriously, you can add them to almost anything!

These Caramelized Onions came at a perfect time since we just planted our onion seeds for Spring, and I was able to use the remaining 3 pounds of last years onions for this recipe.    It’s always magical when the timing works out perfect and you can go from harvest to seed without much waiting in between.    

DELICIOUS Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions that are easy to make in your Crockpot! This 4 ingredient recipe is the best and will have melt in your mouth onions ready for your favorite dish in 5 hours! Serve them with soups, casseroles, sandwiches, salads, chicken, pasta, burgers, pizza and more - seriously, you can add them to almost anything!

These Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions are what dreams are made out of.   By slow cooking them we’re bringing out the natural sweetness of the onions as the sugar caramelizes.   What starts as a full crockpot of onions is going to turn into a much smaller amount as they melt down.   What you’re left with (besides an amazing smelling house that is going to make your neighbors jealous) is savory, sweet onions that are ready for you to add anywhere – soups, casseroles, sandwiches, salads, pasta, pizza – seriously, you can add them to anything!   My husband came home and he started to immediately swoon upon the first smell of these sweet onions.   On the first bite, his knees buckled and I had to catch him!  The man loves his onions.      

DELICIOUS Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions that are easy to make in your Crockpot! This 4 ingredient recipe is the best and will have melt in your mouth onions ready for your favorite dish in 5 hours! Serve them with soups, casseroles, sandwiches, salads, chicken, pasta, burgers, pizza and more - seriously, you can add them to almost anything!

This recipe will be for sure one that will stick around with us for years to come after we pick our garden onions.  I hope you give it a taste – I think you’ll be really happy you did!

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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars with Chocolate Frosting

Guilt-free Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars with Melted Chocolate Frosting on top!  You’ll love how easy this recipe is and how these bars don’t fall apart!  These bars are great for breakfast or dessert and are packed with protein!   To keep it light on calories substitute 1/2 cup Stevia Blend instead of sugar.  

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Whole Earth Sweetener Co.. All opinions are 100% mine.

I have a sweet tooth that can’t be contained right now.  If life continues this way, the baby’s favorite food will definitely be donuts.  Because I was craving something sweet but wanted to watch the calories (that means you can eat more!) I made these Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars with Chocolate Frosting using Whole Earth Sweetener Baking Blend, which has less sugar and calories than traditional sugar per serving.  In the recipe, I will give you both options, Whole Earth Sweetener Baking Blend and sugar, but I wanted to share with you how great this raw sugar & organic stevia blend has been for me and my baking adventures.   Guilt-free Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars with Melted Chocolate Frosting on top! You'll love how easy this recipe is and how these bars don't fall apart! These bars are great for breakfast or dessert and are packed with protein! To keep it light on calories substitute 1/2 cup Stevia Blend instead of sugar.

These bars are delicious.  A few weeks ago my husband went on a Bachelor’s Party weekend to Vermont skiing.  Because I knew the boys would need fuel in between skiing down the slopes and playing Magic the Gathering (it was a wild weekend), I sent Matthew on the trip with a whole pan of these bars.   The bars were quickly gone,  and the boys were happy.   Lots of times when you do a chocolate frosting you worry that they will be messy to handle, but if these can take on a road trip – then you can imagine how great they’d be for your own road trip, school/work lunches, birthday parties, sleepovers, or just having some always on the kitchen counter ready to be enjoyed. Yummy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars with Melted Chocolate Frosting on top. To keep it light on calories substitute 1/2 cup Stevia Blend instead of sugar.

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Celebration Vanilla Whoopie Pies

Tracking PixelIt’s time to celebrate with these classic Vanilla Whoopie Pies!  This easy recipe makes delicious vanilla whoopie cake pies with marshmallow creme filling (just like homemade Amish Whoopie Pies!).  These pretty treats are perfect for a birthday party or baby shower celebration (Its a girl!) with the help of pink food coloring and rainbow sprinkles.   This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bob’s Red Mill.

These super delicious (seriously, I ate so many in the past day, someone take them away from me!) whoopie pies scream CELEBRATION!  They are perfect for celebrating birthdays, baby showers and “I’m special, so let’s celebrate with whoopie pies” kinda days.   I mean do we really need a reason to celebrate cake tasting whoopie pies that are pretty pink in color, baked with rainbow sprinkles and then have more sprinkles on the yummy marshmallow creme?  Nope, we don’t need a reason.  So bake yourself some Vanilla Celebration Whoopie Pies!

It's time to celebrate with these classic Vanilla Whoopie Pies! This easy recipe makes delicious vanilla whoopie cake pies with marshmallow creme filling (just like homemade Amish Whoopie Pies!). These pretty treats are perfect for a birthday party or baby shower celebration (Its a girl!) with the help of pink food coloring and rainbow sprinkles.

Whoopie pies are one of my childhood favorites.  Whenever we made weekly trips to the Amish Market I would beg Mom and Dad to spoil me with a whoopie pie for the trip home.  These Whoopie Pies taste just like I remember as a kid, they pies are soft and taste like cake.  The cream inside is made up of powdered sugar, butter and marshmallow fluff so it’s rich tasting, sweet and very addicting (it’s my favorite part of a whoopie pie!). 

It's time to celebrate with these classic Vanilla Whoopie Pies! This easy recipe makes delicious vanilla whoopie cake pies with marshmallow creme filling (just like homemade Amish Whoopie Pies!). These pretty treats are perfect for a birthday party or baby shower celebration (Its a girl!) with the help of pink food coloring and rainbow sprinkles.

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Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken and White Bean Soup

Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken and White Bean Soup is packed with healthy, hearty vegetables which is going to warm up your dinner table! This recipe is easy to make – throw all the ingredients in your crock pot for 8 hours and it’s ready! Even better – this meal is economical and doesn’t cost much to make!

This Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken and White Bean Soup warms my heart physically and emotionally.  It’s everything a comforting Winter time soup should be – easy to make, makes the house smell great, is filling and makes me feel warm.  
Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken and White Bean soup is packed with healthy, hearty vegetables which is going to warm up your dinner table! This recipe is easy to make - throw all the ingredients in your crock pot for 8 hours and it's ready! Even better - this meal is economical and doesn't cost much to make!

On the emotional side it makes me happy because it is filled with vegetables from our Summer garden.   Besides the carrots and celery we are using our canned stewed tomatoes which I can’t get enough of.   We canned so many of these tomatoes I lost track of how many.
Stewed Tomatoes in Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken and White Bean Soup

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Easy Pumpkin Pancakes

You’ll love how easy this Pumpkin Pancakes recipe is! These delicious extra fluffy pancakes made from scratch are low carb and packed with protein (1/2 cup pumpkin!). They make a healthy substitution instead of buttermilk pancakes. My family considers them “the best pumpkin pancakes in the world!”.

I know you’re probably thinking “Isn’t NYC in a snowstorm right now, but yet you’re posting a pumpkin recipe?”.   You’re right.  NYC is under a blanket of beautiful white snow.  And I still have over 100 pounds of pumpkins from the Fall garden decorating my apartment.    Can you believe it?   We have big pumpkins, pie size, and munchkins sprawled out all over the apartment just like it was still Halloween.   I have to clear a few out as they go bad, but at this rate I think I’m good to go with fresh pumpkins for at least the next few months! 

You'll love how easy this Pumpkin Pancakes recipe is! These delicious extra fluffy pancakes made from scratch are low carb and packed with protein (1/2 cup pumpkin!). They make a healthy substitution instead of buttermilk pancakes. My family considers them "the best pumpkin pancakes in the world!".

Being a girl who loves pumpkin year round and doesn’t believe that pumpkin only needs to be celebrated in the Fall I wanted to bake up a pumpkin breakfast to satisfy my pancake craving I’ve been having (hello baby!).    Pumpkin pancakes are one of those foods that are near perfection for me.  Throw a little dab of butter on top, definitely add some maple syrup and you have the perfect breakfast (or dinner!).  These pancakes are fluffy, moist and have a delicious flavor of pumpkin and spices to take them to that next level.  Pumpkin pancakes, I love you.

You'll love how easy this Pumpkin Pancakes recipe is! These delicious extra fluffy pancakes made from scratch are low carb and packed with protein (1/2 cup pumpkin!). They make a healthy substitution instead of buttermilk pancakes. My family considers them "the best pumpkin pancakes in the world!".

If you don’t have any fresh pumpkins lying around in March, don’t worry.  You can use frozen pumpkin puree that you kept from your Fall pumpkins (remember how easy it is to make?) or you can use canned pumpkin.  Either way, I hope you enjoy these Pumpkin Pancakes soon!

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Gluten Free Baked Vanilla Donuts with Pink Beet Frosting

These donuts are so pretty and yummy!  Gluten Free Baked Vanilla Donuts recipe with a bright pink frosting on top!  The icing glaze is completely all natural and made with beet powder – which has no beet taste to it!  These cute donuts are great for birthday party, bridal party and wedding desserts!

These donuts are stunning.   They are beauty pageant material.    With a golden brown baking finish, and the prettiest natural pink color frosting on top  you might as well call them Miss Donut World 2017.  And the taste?  Oh my! Give the donuts their sash and crown already because they’re delicious!

These donuts are so pretty and yummy! Gluten Free Baked Vanilla Donuts recipe with a bright pink frosting on top! The icing glaze is completely all natural and made with beet powder - which has no beet taste to it! These cute donuts are great for birthday party, bridal party and wedding desserts!

FAQ for this recipe:

Where can I buy a donut pan?
You can buy one at kitchen supply stores, most large department stores and of course – Amazon!  I recommend getting 2 pans as most recipes make 12 donuts.

Is your recipe right, do I really need to use 6 eggs?
Yes, you really do.   Coconut flour is super absorbent and needs extra liquid in it.   When substituting coconut flour for all purpose flour, you should add 1 extra egg for every 1/4 cup of coconut flour being added.  For example, this recipe when using all purpose flour calls for 2 eggs, but since we’re using 1 cup coconut flour we need to add a extra 4 eggs equaling 6 eggs.   I know this sounds crazy if you’ve never used coconut flour but you’ll be amazed by how much the flour absorbs the liquid.

Can I use all purpose flour instead of coconut flour?
Yes,  use 1 cup all purpose flour and 2 eggs (instead of 6).

My donuts always fall apart when they come out, what did I do wrong?
Most likely you didn’t cook them long enough so please (especially with this recipe) make sure to use a toothpick to insert into a donut to make sure they are fully cooked.  When you are absolutely sure they are fully done, remove from the oven and let cool for 15 minutes. After that I use a butter knife and gently scrape around the edges to remove each donut.  

Do you have any other frosting recipes?
Sure, try chocolate or peanut butter frosting.

Do I have to use beet powder?
Of course not – that just gives them a pretty natural color. If you want to add no color to the frosting, don’t add add beet powder (it will just be a plain white frosting).  If you don’t have beet powder you can use blueberries (great for a natural dye) or food coloring (not so natural).

How many donuts does this recipe make?
It makes 12 dozens.

These donuts are so pretty and yummy! Gluten Free Baked Vanilla Donuts recipe with a bright pink frosting on top! The icing glaze is completely all natural and made with beet powder - which has no beet taste to it! These cute donuts are great for birthday party, bridal party and wedding desserts!

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Shredded Chicken Dumpling Soup

Easy to make recipe for Homemade Shredded Chicken Dumpling Soup with potatoes, carrots and celery. This creamy soup is a healthy comfort dinner food! Best served with biscuits to dip into the chicken broth! Mom, your families are going to love this!

This soup is a Winter comfort food favorite.   It’s so delicious that I can almost guarantee that whenever I make it, we’ll have it the night after again because the craving will still be there.  That’s what happened last week. I made it on Wednesday, we ate it all, we loved it.  On Thursday we decided we were going to make it for dinner again.  And we ate it all again.  

Easy to make recipe for Shredded Chicken Dumpling Soup with potatoes, carrots and celery. This soup is a healthy comfort food!

The best thing about this soup besides the homemade dumplings (yum!) is that it’s also filled with veggies – potatoes, celery, carrots – everything a good chicken soup should have in it.  

Easy to make recipe for Shredded Chicken Dumpling Soup with potatoes, carrots and celery. This soup is a healthy comfort food!

FAQ for this recipe:

Can I substitute or add additional vegetables?
Feel fee to make it your own and add additional vegetables if you’re trying to empty out the fridge – onions, peas, green beans, and bite size cauliflower are all equally good in it.  Just don’t skip on the potatoes – never skip on the potatoes!

Can I use chicken bouillon cubes instead of broth?
Absolutely, I do it all the time.   

Can I make this vegetarian?
You sure can.  Use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth and don’t add in chicken breast.  You might want to add in some additional protein like white or great northern beans. 

Are dumplings hard to make?
No.  Homemade dumplings are one of the easiest things to make.  It’s really just about mixing some simple ingredients together and then dropping it into hot broth to form the dumpling.   The dumplings might not be the prettiest you’ve ever seen, but they will taste just as delicious. 

Do I need to make a side dish for this soup?
I never do, it’s pretty hearty as is.  I like to serve with some buttered bread or rolls.

How many servings is this recipe?
3-4 supper servings.

How good is this soup?
So good you’ll make it again tomorrow.

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Homemade Plain Scones Recipe

EASY delicious Homemade Scones that are perfect to serve with clotted cream, jam and tea!  This is a one bowl recipe that creates crumbly English soft scones – just like at a tea house.  The secret to this recipe is sour cream! Add blueberry or raspberry to them to make them berry flavored! 

Scones have been on my “must conquer” recipe list for quite some time.  Making the perfect scone is hard and I usually was left with something that was dense and cake-like and not crumbly and light, how scones should be.  But no more – scones, I’ve come and conquered you.   I’m in love with this recipe so much that I worry I’m going to be making these at least twice a week because they’ve become our new favorite afternoon snack (I always have one with my daily tea!).   Make sure to serve them warm with clotted cream and jam.  If you want to add fruit to them, you can totally can, just read my FAQ below for help.  Enjoy!

EASY delicious Homemade Scones that are perfect to serve with clotted cream, jam and tea!  This is a one bowl recipe that creates crumbly English soft scones – just like at a tea house.  The secret to this recipe is sour cream! Add blueberry or raspberry to them to make them berry flavored!

FAQ for this recipe:

Do I need a food processor for this?
In theory, no, but it makes the scones much easier to make and gives them their signature crumbly scone texture.  If you don’t have a food processor you can mix by hand but just make sure you really get that butter to a crumbly coarse texture. To do this you might want to try grating the butter separately to get it crumbly.  In general I think a food processor is a kitchen must have and once you have one you will quickly be using it a few times a week and wonder how you lived without it.

Does my butter need to be chilled?
Yes, the butter should be chilled or frozen.  Using room temperature butter will not result in crumbly scones.

Can I add berries/raisins/chocolate chips to these?
Absolutely.  After making the dough add 1/2 cups of preferred add-in (I love raspberries) and stir them to combine with a wooden spoon. DO NOT PULSE FOOD PROCESSOR WITH ADD-INS!

Do I have to use sour cream?
Yes!  Sour cream is going to make them extra soft.    If you’re worried about them having a sour cream taste don’t worry – they don’t (and this comes from a girl who doesn’t like sour cream!).

How many servings does this recipe make?
I like to cut my dough into 8 big scones, but you could easily cut it into 16 smaller scones.

What is clotted cream? You recommend serving with it.
Clotted cream is life changing and whenever possible your scones should be enjoyed with it. It’s a rich, cream spread – kinda similar to butter but thicker and more sweet.  It’s kinda a butter/ice cream mixture if that makes sense at all.  Clotted cream is made by slowly cooking heavy cream for many hours until it thickens up.   You can google recipes on how to make it if you’d like.  It’s easy to make but takes lot of time and needs quite a bit of heavy cream.  You could also just buy it like I do.

Can I put icing on top of the scones?
You sure can but I’d recommend using a light icing if you do.   In my opinion clotted cream and jam are so much better on scones than icing.

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