Thursday, February 28, 2013

Savory or Sweet?

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For me, I usually always choose sweet over savory... always. I also almost always choose fruit over vegetables, too. If I am going to indulge a little, I want to make sure it is something totally worth it. So when I had the opportunity to try a brand new snack chip sent right to my door, I was excited to be able to try a snack I wouldn't normally choose as my first pick. Then I heard about Green Giant's very big surprise via their Facebook page... these snack chips are made by the one and only, Green Giant! Meaning, they are chips made using real veggies had have 40% less fat than regular potato chips, so they are a lot healthier.

First I tried The Green Giant™ Multigrain Sweet Potato Chips with Sea Salt Flavor. They are made with real sweet potatoes and made with 14 grams of whole grain. I am not a huge potato chip fan but these were delish. I eventually started experimenting and ended up sprinkleing cinnamon and sugar on them because my sweet tooth couldn't help but sneak it's way in ;)


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Monday, February 25, 2013

Best French Toast Ever

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Pancakes or French Toast? For me, I'm happy with just about anything drenched in syrup, but a good french toast is definitely my #1 breakfast choice. I have been tweaking my french toast recipe ever since I was old enough to use the stove top on my own. So here it is, my perfect, restaurant style, melt in your mouth, crispy edged, french toast. 

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Fudgy Heart-Shaped Brownie {with a DIY disposable heart-shaped foil pan tutorial!}

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Today I am sharing my simple, fudgy cocoa brownies made in a fun and festive heart shaped pan that you can make at home with a piece of foil! It is so easy and makes such a big impression, great for Valentine's day, an anniversary or to say "I love  you". 

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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Simple Semi-Homemade Mini Valentine Pizzas

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These cute little mini pizzas make a perfect single serving snack, appetizer, party treat and more! Use store bought ingredients for a semi-homemade, super-simple pizza party platter. Use a cookie cutter to make heart shape pepperonis for a festive, fun and impressive entree. 

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Simple Tootsie Roll Valentine Teddy Cupcake Topper

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Here is a really adorable, quick and simple last minute Valentine's Day treat idea. I made a cute little teddy bear out of a tootsie roll and added a tiny little cherry tootsie heart in his arms for a sweet Valentine's Day touch. You can make these simple little teddies to top store bought or homemade cupcakes, cakes, brownie bites and more. The best part is they taste a lot better than fondant or store bought decorations!

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