BEST OF NETFLIX; for the Holidays {+giveaway}

Isn’t it funny how an event or moment can mold into a family tradition so quickly? It’s sorta’ the case with baking cookies while watching a Christmas movie over the Holidays. It doesn’t just happen once in this house, I mean come on a dozen cookies only lasts a night of binge watching Homeland, right? Sofia and I bake cookies over the holidays at least 3 or 4 times, and along with being paired with a huge flour’y mess it also goes perfectly with a Christmas cartoon or classic Christmas movie.  This time, we tried a new recipe, which I will not share as I would love to […]

RECIPE: Pumpkin Spice Chex Mix

It was Thanksgiving and I needed a snack’y dish to bring to my mamas house for the first of many Turkey Feasts. Of course I hopped onto some of my favorite sites for food inspiration (pinterest and food gawker) and stumbled across this one; Pumpkin Spice Chex Mix. Ummmm YAS! Added the Chex to the grocery list and off we went. Our morning started off with a Monster Slime Playdate (post to come later this week) jetted off just after lunch to hit the grocery store, home for a quick baking session, out the door Pumpkin Spice Chex Mix in hand for an art class and then […]

DIY: Pumpkin Spice WHAT?!

I’ve heard and seen some of the most wildest do-it-yourself projects, like turning crafting pom-poms into a rug or taking an old shoe box and turning it into a smartphone projector. I mean thanks to Pinterest, we’ve been able to share our ingenious ideas with those around the world that are wild enough to try it. And this is why I love the internet so much, connecting like minded people from all around the globe over toilet paper roll craft ideas. The season is upon us where leaves start to turn color and fall from the trees, that and everyday products get an upgrade into Pumpkin Spice versions […]

RECIPE: “Anything You Have” Crumble

Crumble is seriously my most favoritest dessert, eaten straight from the oven after it’s been topped with ice cold Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, there is no better indulgence in life. The best part, besides the deliciousness would have to be the ease of making a crumble. Literally throw whatever fruit or berry you have kicking around that sound scrumptious together into ramekins, top with a ridiculously easy crumble topping and bake. Like I’m talkin’ no recipe needed peeps, straight from the heart gut. Let me tell you how we made this one as we had to make a few modifications since a third of our house follows a […]

RECIPE: The Ultimate ‘Chewy’ Granola Bar

So, it’s 5pm, you’re well into making two dinner {mothers of picky eaters, you’ll understand} and you glance at the calendar as you open the fridge to grab condiments and you see it. There in big bold letters, Sofia’s Special Helper Day – BRING SNACKS. Fan-freaking-tastic! You better believe I’m not that mom who has a stash of 25 of something that I can whip out and save the day with, so from scratch it is. Hunted high and low, and by this I mean googled “snacks to feed 25 kids” and the first word that caught my eye was granola bars. Hit up Pinterest and found a peanut […]

RECIPE: Double Trouble Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’m not one for drama, but when it comes to my sweets, chocolate, and late night snacks I’ve been known to cry tears of happiness over success in the kitchen. My family has had to make a swift change in our everyday eats due to some health issues for both the man and I. We’ve since adopted the ways of a Paleo’er if you will, and have been doing as well as we can; I however am having a hard time feeling any sorta’ success in the ways of baking. Almond Flour, I got it, Coconut Flour, got it, Tapioca Flour and Arrowroot Starch, the pantry is stocked, […]

FOOD: Crazy-Talk Paleo Potato Skins

STOP! Whatever it is you’re doing, pay close attention. I’m going to leak the best every potato skins recipe, and it just so happens to be Paleo-Friendly. SAY WHAT?!? You heard that right, I’ve found the best potato skin recipe of all time, and it is FREE of everything; dairy-free, sugar-free, wheat-free, and completely Paleo-friendly. If you follow me on instagram you will have heard the man and I are riding first class on the Paleo-Bandwagon, and the reason behind all this Paleo mumbo-jumbo is we’ve recently been forced into a wheat free, dairy free, sugar free diet after a few health issues that came up for […]

PUMPKIN PALOOZA: the best pumpkin desserts

Remember last week when I taunted your taste buds with six of the ultimate apple desserts? Yeah well I’m up to no good again, #sorrynotsorry, I’m sure you’re thanking me on the inside. Right? So without further ado, we all know you stopped reading after my intro. So let’s just get right into it, my six ultimate, yet to be taste-tested, but visually approved, PUMPKIN desserts. Easy No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake via a night owl blog Dark Chocolate Espresso Pumpkin Bread Pudding w/ Salted Caramel Sauce via portuguese girl cooks Pumpkin Sugar Cookies with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting via cooking classy Pumpkin Cannoli via chocolate moosey Pumpkin Magic Bars via bakers royale Cream […]

APPLE ENVY: The best apple desserts

I think it’s fairly obvious that fall has arrived, no? For those out there who are running after the sun, unpack those bags destin for Bora Bora, throw your little sun-kissed arms in the air, and surrender yourselves, and that also means those itty bitty shorts you’ve been sporting. Embrace the cold nights, the cozy knits, fringe boots, and all the delicious APPLES. This right here, this is my ultimate apple dessert throwdown; you’re welcome! BUT WAIT, please take note I’ve yet to try any of these ridiculously amazing looking desserts, not because I don’t want to, come’on people I’m not blind, but because decision making is not […]

FIVE THINGS {100 days of dukan}

The five recipes and snacks that have gotten me through 100 days on the dukan diet: 1. a marinade that works on steak, to pork chops and chicken wings, i’m telling you this marinade recipes is a must for anyone on the dukan diet or not. it’s easy to make, only has 5 ingredients that you probably already have on-hand, and it keeps so you can make it in advance  {recipe here} 2. dukan diet boxed vanilla cupcakes; because honestly who has the time to find all the ingredients dukan’ers can have. this box-mix makes it easy, and yummy to have a snack or breakfast on the run. and don’t forget, use […]