Tag Archives: Dessert

Three Years Later

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So years ago, three actually, I ripped this recipe out of a magazine to save in my recipe book. Clearly, this was before I had ever met the totally addicting Pinterest! I kept this recipe with intent of making it for a friend’s birthday! I did not intend for it to take three years.

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The wait, although unnecessary, may have been worth it!

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Nutter Butter Banana Pudding Trifle! continue reading for recipe

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Got to Love This!

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I love the blog world. I love Pinterest. Negative comments have been made that Pinterest is a fantasy world and that people will never actually use what the pin. What?!? I beg to differ.

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Yes it is bread. Blueberry bread nonetheless, but the party doesn’t stop there! This bread has avocado, zucchini and a banana in it, on top of the blueberries!! Oh, and it is pretty low in sugar too!! Best part? I have to give you two parts. It tastes fabulous and there is only 107 calories a slice! I was leery when I first made it because sometime I don’t feel like bread is exactly filling. Not this bread. In fact it is super dense and heavy. I had two pieces I was carrying and felt slightly guilty until I remembered what all was in it!

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I followed the recipe for this recipe exactly as it was written, with the exception of the blueberries. I’m not sure what the actual serving size was for the carton of blueberries I have in the picture above but I threw them all in. I finished ever last piece of the first loaf (it was actually breakfast and lunch one day). Just made a second loaf yesterday.
My only recommendation is to make sure you cook it through. I had to adjust my rack in the oven because it was cooked nicely on the top but not quiet done on the inside. After moving it down it turned out perfect!

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Please visit Peanut Butter and Peppers for this amazing recipe!

Stalked?

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Ever have that feeling that someone is watching you?? Someone knows your every move? Even when you try to ignore it, before it is over, they are in you head?

I might have that problem.

Here is my evidence.

Exhibit A: The Pacer

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This reminds me of a guard pacing in front of a prison door.

Exhibit B: Eye in the Sky

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I took these photos over my shoulder. Everytime I tried to turn around to take their pictures, they would scatter.

This is the everyday behavior of my chickens. Clearly the white one is the most insane one and my best buddy. She keeps an eye on me all the time. The other bizarre thing about my chickens? All six use the same nesting box to lay their eggs. Literally one right after the other first thing in the morning.

I got to say, I love those nut bags.

It is only fair after all that chicken love that I share a vegetarian dish!

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Watermelon Salad!!!
What a great way to fancy up watermelon! So I had no idea there was yellow watermelon until recently! I had bought a whole red watermelon and thought I bought two (ridiculously cheap) large containers of pineapple (that cheap should have been a clue…I know). Nope they were yellow watermelon chunks. Clearly I had to get creative to get though all that watermelon. Fortunately, I came across The Forest Feast and she gave me a great idea on how to make this salad.

Here is what I used:
Watermelon chunks
Pecans
Almonds
Mozzarella
Basil
Mint
Olive oil
Sea salt
Honey

In a bowl combine fruit, cheese and basil and mint based on your preference. Drizzle with olive oil and honey and a little sprinkle of salt. Serve!
My creation was made completely on what I had available. I would check out The Forest Feast for a different version of this salad. Also just because her blog pretty much rocks.

Practice Run and a Promise

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Did I get your attention? 🙂
I had promised some people I work with that if they helped me out with a project, I’d bake for our next meeting. They were wonderful, so now it is time to pay up!
Between you and I, it also gave me a chance to try out a cupcake idea for my daughter’s birthday!
I like to refer to these cupcakes as Strawberry Sundaes!
Want to know what the little something extra is in them?

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Berry Burst Ice Cream Oreos!
For the record, I only made enough for the team and the family to try one out, that way I don’t eat a batch of them in a night! I did have a taste however, and they were exactly how I had hoped.
Yes, I’ll confess, I totally cut corners with this recipe. I used a strawberry flavored cake mix and icing from a can (it’s Tuesday and I worked all day, cut me some slack). For my favorite homemade icing recipe, click here.

So what do you need to make these?
Vanilla icing
Strawberry cake mix (any water, oil, eggs indicated on box)
Berry Burst Ice Cream Oreos
Whoppers
Cupcake liners

Super simple!
1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. In a cupcake tin, add cupcake liners and add an oreo to each cup.

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3. Combine ingredients for cake batter as directed on box and fill cups with mix.

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4. Bake for around 18-20 minutes or until cake is cooked through.
5. Once cupcakes are cooled completely, ice and add whopper.
6. Enjoy or resist! Whatever is your thing!!

Don’t forget, last entry for my giveaway is Thursday! Why wait till the first of the year to make one simple healthy change today!

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