I just received my new silicone cupcake / muffin molds in the mail and could not wait to give them a try. Silicone baking sheets or pretty much silicone anything has become my best friend in the kitchen. I mean it's super easy to clean and use, and absolutely non stick which means no adding extra grease and oil when baking, and it's reusable! I highly recommend. Anyway, these slightly lemon-y blueberry muffins were my guinea pig recipe to test these molds out and not only did I love the molds and how easy the baking process was, but we absolutely LOVED the way these muffins turned out. I'm a huge fan of lemon in desserts, but I know it's not for everyone. so I did a just slightly added lemon version of a classic blueberry muffin for a little twist of flavor everyone can enjoy. Next time around I'll be ramping the lemon up :), so lemon lovers, stay tuned! I used blueberry yogurt to make these nice and moist, which I love because it made these muffins almost cake like which made them not only a perfect breakfast, but a yummy dessert as well. I love a good "fluffy" muffin as much as the next person, but sometimes I just have to switch it up! Think Nothing Bundt Cake, in muffin form & sans the glaze. Seriously so yummy! I hope you enjoy!
Happy 4th of July y'all! I'm going to keep this post short and sweet as it's super simple and I'm ready to get back to good family holiday time! This watermelon dish is so easy to prepare and perfect to serve up at any of our patriotic holidays like 4th of July, Labor Day, and Memorial Day! Those are usually all great BBQ holidays, and what's a good summer BBQ without some fresh watermelon?! Knowing how easy this as to put together I can't wait to test out some other toppings and spreads on watermelon for healthy snacking... feel free to get creative here!
Protein and energy balls have become one of my favorite things to make up and have in the fridge or on hand at the office. I know y'all must be loving them too because the number one recipe on the blog so far are these chunky PB energy bites. As soon as I saw Reese's spread in the store I knew I had to try a Reese's version, and to up the dose of "healthy" I mixed it with a whey protein powder and they came out mouth watering delicious!
I hope y'all have a sweet tooth because these cake balls are so delicious! I was inspired to try making these after the pineapple upside down cake balls I made recently quickly became one of the biggest hits on the blog and the most pinned recipe to date! I figured if fresh pineapple tasted great in a cake ball that so would fresh strawberries - and I have to say...I was right! One of my favorite things about cake balls is that they are bite sized so i get to have my cake and cut some of the guilt. I also love how creative you can get with them while decorating by using different color candy melts and different toppings so you can totally customize them to any party or event you want to make them for. Last but not least these are so easy to transport and serve at parties, office events, etc... and just about everyone loves them! On that note, get creative, have fun, and enjoy!!!
Happy national chocolate chip day! I thought we'd celebrate with a healthier snack than a chocolate chip cookie like everyone else seems to be doing. Also wanted to make these because I just can't get enough of these little energy bites, and it seems like you guys can't either! The chunky peanut butter bites I made are the most viewed recipe on the blog to date, and the chocolate peanut butter ones aren't too far behind! I love knowing what you guys like and giving you more yummy options :)
Hi! I can't lie, this was my first time making a caramel sauce so I was a little nervous as to how it would come out, especially since I was making it for a large group of people. I taste tested and liked it but the true test was in the party. I made it to use as a dipping sauce for churros and although it was perfect for the churros I'd totally use this as a multi purpose caramel for dipping apples, topping ice cream, etc...! Everyone at the party was raving about how great the caramel sauce was so I'm so excited to share this recipe with you. I hope you love it as much as I did!
Nutella chocolate sauce. Need I say more? I made this is a dipping sauce for churros and pretzels for a party spread I was putting together, but let's get real, I could eat this with a spoon... just like Nutella. Really though, the options are endless - you could use this to dip anything in like a chocolate fondue, pour it over ice cream, drizzle on crepes, or anything else you like to put chocolate on. I think this is best served warm, but it stores in the fridge and reheats well! This is only 4 ingredients and takes no more than 10 minutes from start to finish to make!
Happy national pineapple upside down cake day everyone! I love a good reason to make something fun and celebrate. I decided I wanted to make cake balls instead of a whole cake or mini cakes / cupcakes like I see most making online because I love bite sized desserts. Less guilt, easier to share! I did get some inspiration from LifeIsFantasmic on these so I'll give credit where it's due, but I made my own tweaks and love the way these came out!
Okay so these were my first time making "no bake" bites and all I have to say is YUM. I made these for a friend's birthday who loves peanut butter, chocolate, and eating healthy so voila - all natural ingredient energy bites it was! She loved them and even said they reminded her of her mom's similar no bake recipe .... best part? These were SO easy to make. While not technically low-cal, these are full of protein, fiber, omega-3s and loaded with oats which help lower cholesterol so they're a much healthier than a sugar packed cookie! These are only 5 ingredients and take a total of 20 minutes from start to finish!!!
Pumpkin banana bread is one of my favorite things to make during the fall season. It's easy to bake, seasonal, delicious, and everyone seems to enjoy it! I wanted to bring some into my office to share, but the bread is kind of difficult as far as cutting it up and passing out slices so I figured why not try and make my recipe into muffins?! I was really happy with how they turned out and they were a huge hit today! Make sure you have cupcake liners for best results.