Healthier Puppy Chow (or Muddy Buddies)

The stuff is addictive.  I know.

Healthier Puppy Chow (or Muddy Buddies)! No powdered sugar needed!

It’s practically making the ultimate combo (peanut butter & chocolate) completely pop-able.  And in my opinion, no cookie exchange is complete without little bags filled with the stuff. 

PB & Chocolate LOVE.<333

Can we talk about my Christmas lights for a second?  They’re pathetic.  We have 2 stands of white lights and 1 set of net lights for a bush.  I accidentally bought a multi-colored set of net lights but I’m such a Christmas light purist that I won’t even hang them on the house. 

Yesterday I had to rearrange the lights on the house because the night before, at 11:05pm, Andrew started freaking out in bed about “how could it be so bright if it was 11:05 pm.” And then, after waking me and Maggie up, he was back asleep 2 seconds later.  My favorite thing about being married is not the sleep talking…. 

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Roasted Ambrosia Apple Breakfast Bowls

{Disclaimer: Today I’m teaming up with Ambrosia Apples and the Healthy Aperture Blogger Network to bring you this post.  I was compensated for my time.} Sometimes life needs something other than a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast. Sometimes life needs you to turn apples into bowls and stuff them with oatmeal.  Then you roast the… 

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Cookie Jar USB-2

10 Holiday Gift Ideas Under $50 (for people who like food a lot.)

1. Fancy Almond Butters // $40 2. Crate and Barrel French Kitchen Pastry Slab // $49 3. Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix  // $14 4. Lake Champlain Coconut Chocolate // $5 5. Cards from Eat Healthy Designs // $4 6. Seriously Delish: 150 Recipes for People Who Totally Love Food //$19 7. Cookie Jar USB… 

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Cinnamon Roll Centers-6

Vegan Cinnamon Roll Centers in Halos Cups

{Disclaimer: Today I’m teaming up with Halos to bring you this post.  I was compensated for my time.} This is becoming quite the thing for me. You know, another post about my love for cinnamon rolls.  In my world, the gooier equals the better.  And since these here cinnamon roll centers are vegan, nothing necessarily… 

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How to use up Thanksgiving Leftovers.

mashed potatoes on a biscuit? So much fluffy. goat cheese meets cranberry sauce on this pizza.  Oh pizzahhhh. waffling all the things.  Stuffing & mashed potatoes turkey gumbo…beats a sandwich (sometimes). if you’re gonna eat a turkey sandwich, make it this one.  Oozy cheese. 1/2 used cans of pumpkin I need you for this.  Oh… 

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Pie Crust Bites-2

2-Ingredient Pie Crust Bites

This here is pre-pie pie. Before the day of all things pie (and turkey and sweet potatoes and cranberries), I felt it necessary to give you a little taste of pie…hence the name ‘pre-pie pie.’ I’ve decided that I’m more excited for Thanksgiving leftovers than I am for Thanksgiving.  Okay, maybe not more excited.  But… 

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Red Wine Hot Chocolate

 You eat chocolate with wine, so why not put chocolate in wine. I don’t know.  It seemed like a good idea to me.  But holy smokes it was RICH.  I never understand when someone says a chocolatey dessert (i.e. fudge) is too rich.  TOO rich? How can something be TOO rich?  It’s like saying something… 

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Raspberry Biscotti-4

Raspberry Almond Biscotti with Cream Cheese Frosting (gluten free)

My mom is a coffee person.  She also has an impressive knack for finding the most gorgeous coffee mugs where ever she is. These colorful, cozy, imperfect clay mugs.  I remember mornings spent watching Good Morning America (or the Today Show, depending on our mood) and they would be reporting on a study that was… 

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Pumpkin Pie-9

Healthier Pumpkin Pie with Double Crust (aka double the fun)

The idea was to make a vegan pumpkin pie. But then I added eggs and then it wasn’t vegan. Even as I was adding the eggs I was still thinking “vegan pumpkin pie-vegan pumpkin pie-vegan pumpkin pie”…it wasn’t until after the pie was baking away safe in the oven that I realized, “this isn’t vegan.”… 

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