Trader Joe's has some of my favorite Christmas treats. Among them are their Jo Joe's. They are similar to Oreos with chocolate wafers but have a peppermint cream in the middle. After buying a package and eating them within 24 hours, I realized that I could bake something like it at home. With a homemade Oreo wafer recipe and some candy canes, I thought this Christmas season I could make my own Joe Joe's. I present to you the result of my experiment: Ho Ho's (I'll keep it clean without the . . .
As a kid I ALWAYS requested funfetti cake for my birthday. I loved that frosting with the waxy little numbs of sprinkles. So it's only appropriate to have funfetti cookies! My husband loved these little babies! They are sweet and fun and the perfect little bite of perfection. These guys are great freezers - so make up a big batch and stick them in the freezer for a future date. I'm not a huge cake lover - so I would much much rather receive a plate of these cookie on my . . .
Today I'd like to introduce our Healthy Mama Series feature person - Carly. Carly is a mom, wife, and Beachbody coach. She helps motivate others to live healthy, active lifestyles, and also to feed themselves and their families good wholesome foods. You can checkout Carly's website here or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in joining one of her free motivational exercise or clean eating challenge groups. Now - on to Carly's story... Hi I'm Carly!! I'm a housewife, a . . .
First off! Congrats to Stephanie W. and Natalie M. for winning our Resqueeze giveaway! If you haven't already checked out Resqueeze go do it now! A smart and eco-friendly idea for encouraging healthy eating in kids. Congrats girls! and as for the rest of you... Hope you all had a nice a relaxing weekend! I know we have been busy prepping for our So Cal Meet and Greet tonight! We are looking forward to meet some blog buddies and shop owners we have admired for along time. We will be posting about . . .
Let me begin with a little introduction. I dont know really know Kelsey. She is a friend of a friend....maybe I could say, a dear friend of a dear friend to me. So last Christmas I was sooo disappointed when my dear friend wasn't answering my texts and wasn't available to go to lunch or hang out for bit when I went home for the holdiay. I soon learned that she was elsewhere with her friend who needed her much more than me. A few months later I noticed Kelsey on instagram and so out of curiousity . . .
Pumpkin Cookies For Fall Fall and pumpkin go hand in hand right? I always love whipping up pumpkin cake, pumpkin muffins, and pumpkin pasta when the cooler weather rolls around...but my very favorite pumpkin recipe is cookies!!! Traditionally pumpkin cookies are deliciously sweetened with chocolate chips. Desi's pumpkin cookie recipe is killer - I've tried and love!!! Today I want to share another pumpkin cookie love -- brown sugar iced pumpkin cookies. This is my grandma's recipe, . . .
Brown Is Better "Shampoo is bettuh. I go on first and clean the hair! Conditionuh is bettuh. I leave the hair silky and smooth! Oh, really foo?! Really! Stop lookin at me, swan!" Have y'all tried my Brown Butter Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies? I teased you with these on insta for about a month or two a while back; not because I like to mess with y'all (although I do), but because I was perfecting the recipe. My friends and neighbors had a lotta cookies. I sent out a lotta texts "makin . . .
Brown butter--I've seen it all over other food blogs, in pasta sauces, in cupcakes and cookies. Well dang. Musn't I try it? I must. I did. You must. So I read up on it quite a bit and about the fine line between browned butter and burnt butter. The first time I did it, I burnt the bits. That's because I didn't stir the butter, I just swirled it in the pan. I highly recommend using a whisk to stir it continuously. Cut the butter up into 1-2 T cubes so that it melts evenly and quickly. it . . .
mmmm.. I"m really trying hard to come up with the best way to tell you all about my high school days with Jolyn. Should I sell you our secrets about our "out of towners" (our friends that were boys in the nearby towns, wink wink) OR should I tell you about the very inapproprate jokes that were made when we played balderdash. Maybe, the pranks. no. I'd like to keep my records clean, haha. I wish I could tell you about what a good friend she was, always there . . .
Last year, my baby turned one. Contrary to my husband's belief, this is a BIG. DEAL. Like we were gonna party and people were gonna come and dote on my beautiful, big boy 1-year-old (I may or may not have gotten choked up during the "Happy Birthday" song). I decided on the mustache theme, and immediately went to Etsy to begin ordering supplies. I needed a bunch of die cut mustaches to glue onto straws and wooden dowels for photobooth props. I found Lynda over at TwentySix33 Creations and ordered . . .