• Dessert

    Delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies

    My daughter and I love to cook – especially bake.  But between work, school, blogging, karate and horses to care for – we never seem to have the time to slow down and cook.  Like many of you COVID has changed your life at least for the moment.  We are now doing school from home, working from home and even karate from home.  The only thing we cannot do from home is care for our horses since we board them.  I am actually very thankful for that because it allows a safe space for me to take the kids where we don’t really need to worry about catching something from…

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  • Dessert,  Keto

    Keto Friendly Chocolate Chip Cookies – Comfort Food Fun #Keto #KetoFriendly #LowCarb

    This post contains affiliate links   Following a Keto diet is awesome but sometimes you just want a treat – even a traditional comfort food type of treat like chocolate chip cookies! So I have tried several different versions and each iteration got closer and closer.  This set is really good.  I am more than happy to try some other versions but now I know I have a winner! I always recommend using a stand mixer for making cookies – who really wants to put all that elbow grease into each batch.  We all have enough things to work hard on – this doesn’t need to be one of them.…

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  • Dessert

    Coconut Macaroons – Made Easy

      When I was first married I would make coconut macaroons all the time.  They are very easy to make and I always considered them a comfort food.  Over the years though I stopped making them and the only time I would eat them is when we happen to go to a restaurant that had them – which is very rare.   My kids, particularly my son, are very picky and never in a million years did I think they would like coconut macaroons.  Guess I was totally wrong – can’t make these things fast enough. I have a daughter that loves to cook so we have been playing around…

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  • Breakfast,  Dessert

    The Colors Of A Smoothie Bowl

    How do you get your kids to eat healthy?  Add pops of color, treat it like an ice cream and ask them to help prepare it.  This is the perfect solution for getting kids to eat all kinds of berries.  As an added tip – I sometimes blend spinach up in these smoothies too.  It changes the color considerably but the kids cannot taste it at all. My daughter and I absolutely love smoothies – we could have them every day if I had the time to make them.  Today however, we opted to make smoothie bowls!  I have seen them all over the place but have never really had…

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  • Dessert

    Need A Party Treat – Check Out These Coconut Balls!

      Coconut Snowballs – My Children’s Favorite Treat Coconut Snowballs are very easy to make – they just take time, and quite a bit of time.  If you are lucky you can enlist the help of the kids and they help make the entire process more fun.  There are few ingredients, and any age child can definitely help make these. If you are working in someone’s industrial kitchen that can be amazing and make for quick work. But if you happen to get injured, perhaps through a slip and fall on the wet floor, it is time to seek the assistance of a personal injury lawyer. Any child also loves…

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  • Dessert

    3-2-1 Cupcakes – Make Them Anytime You Want

    Do you ever just want a snack without spending a ton of time in the kitchen?  Or want a snack but if you make a full batch of something like cupcakes – they go to waste.  You just want one – NOT 12! To make these precious desserts – you need one box Angel Food Cake mix and one box any other flavor cake mix.  I am pretty boring so I use yellow cake mix for just about everything.  With this recipe you can throw the mix together in a large baggie or a large resealable container (what I use).  Shake shake shake, shake shake shake, shake your cake mix… Until…

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  • Dessert

    Peanut Butter Buckeye Balls – A Crowd Pleaser!

    Peanut Butter Buckeye Balls – A Crowd Pleaser This is a recipe I received from my mother in law and it is definitely a “go to” treat for any big occasion.  Everyone LOVES buckeye balls. I have tried these treats from many other people and their recipes but  this is by far the best version I have ever tasted. These are creamy, substantial to eat and absolutely delicious. Buckeye balls are definitely a treat that I feel like there is no way in the world I would ever have enough willpower to say no. I might be able to have just one but to say “no” – would never happen.…

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  • Dessert

    Deliciously Gorgeous Cake Balls

    I recently bought this…Bake Delicious Cake Pops Pan! So today was the day to make them.  I didn’t feel like spending all day at the barn today.  The thing is – I have had a toothache for a few days and today has made me miserable.  Plus today was a bit of a dreary day, eventually becoming quite rainy.  So, I did the minimum possible for the horses and came home and hung out with the dog and cooked… First, you need a box of cake mix.  The instructions say to use a box of cake mix with one more egg than the recipe calls for; instead of using water…

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  • Dessert

    Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

    This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I may receive compensation   Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies   We are making some gluten free changes at home but we can’t do it without finding a way to still keep the kids happy with their treats. Today we are testing out Immaculate Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix.     We always make two boxes of just about anything – for two boxes we add 2 sticks of butter, 2 teaspoons of gluten free vanilla and 2 eggs.     The mixture doesn’t pack together like normal chocolate chip cookie dough…

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  • Dessert,  Gluten Free,  Snack

    Fruit Salad

      Well it just turned Spring and that immediately means we will start eating fruit salads ALOT. First of all fruits just taste better in the warmer months. Second – they are usually on sale more during the warmer months – everything starts to be in season and a whole lot less expensive.   I make fruit salads often – all kinds. But this one is our family’s favorite – I will share other versions later but this one has a base of berries and lots of them.   We start with pineapples…     Cantaloupes…     Blueberries…     Raspberries…     Strawberries…     Green grapes…  …

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