I made these goat cheese stuffed dates on a weeknight when the light was fading and the kitchen was messy. "These would make a great item for celebrating something special," I thought. I remembered then that my daughter had taken her first real steps earlier in the day, and that was a reason to celebrate!… Continue reading Honey, Basil & Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates
(This is not a sponsored post and does not contain affilliate links.) Have you ever read through the Oprah Magazine's list of "favorite things"? I used to love looking through it. However, I noticed that many of the items were very expensive and not practical for most of us- if you look up the 2016 list, the… Continue reading Favorite (Fabulously Frugal) Things | Spring 2017
I love chocolate with pretty much anything- fruit, ice cream, pretzels, nuts, in candy bars, etc. But one time I was reading a chocolate label ("Don't do that," my husband likes to joke) and noticed that the last ingredient was something called "vanillin." After looking at other candy labels, I noticed that it was… Continue reading Chocolate Cranberry Clusters, Or: What Is Vanillin?!?
Two of these are from Kilwin's, and two are homemade. Which is which? Ok, I made the ones on the right. But they tasted exactly the same, for less than half the cost. Because the ones on the left were $1.50 each, my husband and I only bought two when we were at Kilwin's recently.… Continue reading Chocolate Covered Nutter Butters
A different twist on an ice cream sandwich that is easy to make for your next get together! I was watching Chopped on The Food Network and was inspired to see what dessert I could make with the ingredients I had on hand. I used a mix of toffee pretzels, a chocolate bar… Continue reading The Ultimate Ice Cream Sandwich
This was originally going to be a post about making homemade ice cream since there's a funny TV show my husband and I have enjoyed watching called Hack My Life. The hosts test out all sorts of "life hacks" that they find on the internet or that viewers submit to see which ones work and which… Continue reading Snickers Parfait
This is so rich, it's hard to believe it's mostly fruit! Serves 2 Ingredients: Avocado and banana mousse from foodbycamilla Sliced strawberries 4 full squares of cinnamon graham crackers Homemade Whipped Cream Handful of chopped almonds I substituted whipping cream for the almond milk since I didn't have any, and the mousse still came out great. (Though I did… Continue reading Strawberry Chocolate Mousse Parfait with Homemade Whipped Cream