• mini Chocolate Strawberry overnight oats, perfect for Valentine's day breakfast

    Chocolate Strawberry Overnight Oats

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    What could be better than chocolate and strawberries for Valentine’s Day? Healthy Chocolate and Strawberries for Valentine’s Day! These mini overnight oats, made in the little Oui Yogurt jars, make for a perfect Valentine’s snack, or light breakfast snack for the day! It’s also a great addition to a Galentine’s Day Brunch.  I love having overnight oats in the fridge, because I always know that I have breakfast ready in the morning in a pinch. My basic recipe for overnight oats includes a base of old fashioned oats, chia seeds, and almond milk. Lately I’ve loved adding cinnamon to the…

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  • Mini Jelly Donuts (Sufganiyot)

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    Soft and pillowy on the inside, and deep fried to perfection, these doughnuts are filled with strawberry jam, and just small enough that you can have seconds or thirds without feeling guilty! If you’re ready to take a break from Christmas cookie baking, you won’t regret making these traditional Hanukkah doughnuts.   What You’ll Need. . .  Yeast Milk Sugar Butter Lemon Zest Egg Salt Vanilla Extract Brandy Flour Strawberry Jelly (or filling of your choice, I offer more suggestions below) Vegetable Oil Powdered Sugar   First you’ll want to microwave your milk for about 30-40 seconds. Next pour the milk…

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  • Pumpkin Smoothie

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    Another pumpkin recipe? Why, yes, of course! It is October, after all! This one is so easy to whip up, and it’s good for you too! Gonna throw a little bit of the eye doctor part in here . . . did you know that pumpkin is healthy for your eyes? It contains lutein and zeaxanthin, which are important nutrients that help reduce the risk of eye disease, such as macular degeneration! Smoothies are my go-to for quick morning breakfasts that will keep you full until lunch. You can also make this one as a tasty after dinner dessert, though.…

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  • Banana Sprinkle Ice Cream

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      What a time 2020 has been so far! One thing’s for sure – bananas have become the unofficial ingredient of choice for lockdown baking! So…without further ado, once you’ve had enough banana breads, cakes, and donuts, try this banana sprinkle ice cream! It’s creamy and luxurious, with a colorful little twist! Here’s What You’ll Need… Bananas lemon brown and granulated sugar egg yolks milk heavy cream sprinkles   To make the cake… In your blender, blend together the bananas, lemon juice, and brown sugar. Then in your stand mixer, use the whisk attachment to beat the egg yolks until…

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  • Fig and Key Lime Cheesecake (no-bake)

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      “The secret ingredient is always cheese” Although in this case, cheese is the not so secret ingredient, and the unique twists are the figs and key limes – giving this no bake cake a naturally light, sweet, and tangy flavor. Figs and key limes are still in season – so I hope you enjoy this dessert!   Crust 1.5 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/4 cup brown sugar 2/3 cup melted butter Chop graham crackers in food processor until you get smooth crumbs. Add the brown sugar and continue to process for about 30 seconds, or until the mixture is smooth.…

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  • Blackberry Mango Ice Cream

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      “Happiness is…eating your ice cream faster than it melts!” …And trying to take pictures of it before that too! So it’s super hot summer days, and clearly the best remedy for that is ice cream! I finally gave homemade ice cream a go, and all I can say is…I don’t know why I waited so long! I want to make ice cream all the time now! When people hear blackberry-mango ice cream they might think sorbet. But no. This is every bit the rich and creamy ice cream you’re craving. The fruit does add a super refreshing kick though, especially…

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