These delicious brown sugar cupcakes are filled with sweet caramel sauce (complimentary of Trader Joe’s) and are topped with an ever so tempting peanut butter frosting.
I love when my friend’s have birthdays. It’s a sweet time to celebrate their lives and also a perfect excuse to bake some delicious cupcakes! The base of these golden cupcakes is a sweet brown sugar cake, perfectly sweet. The topping is a rich peanut butter frosting that I could just about eat by the spoonful! I love how easy this recipe is, and I had all of the ingredients already at hand to bake these. Don’t let the simplicity of this recipe fool you though. These cupcakes are highly addictive if you are a peanut butter lover like me. These tiny little cakes should be enjoyed with a tall glass of milk, but beware. You might not be able to just eat one!
Peanut Butter Brown Sugar Cupcakes
These golden peanut butter cupcakes are perfect for all you peanut butter lovers out there!
When I say the best crepe breakfast, I really mean the BEST crepe breakfast. Ever. I wouldn’t lie to you! I mean this is the kind of breakfast you will dream about at night. The kind of breakfast that will have you waking up before your alarm. You will love this crepe breakfast so much, that you will make it and have it in the oven before your coffee is even done brewing. Yeah. I’m that serious my friends!
This recipe was inspired by a similar breakfast my husband and I had when we were taking an anniversary trip in Colorado last summer. We stayed at a quaint bed and breakfast in a charming little town and were served somewhat of a crepe casserole for breakfast. I am a huge fan of crepes, so I was overjoyed when I learned we would be having them for breakfast! Our host had a friend from France who gave her a bunch of homemade crepes. She softened up some pears on the stove and layered the crepes with butter, pure maple syrup, and pears. My husband and I helped ourselves to seconds. And thirds.
I decided to add pretty much anything I could find in my pantry to these layered crepes including slivered almonds, currants, chopped pecans, and shredded coconut. What I love about these crepes is that you can get so creative! Add your favorite nuts, fruits, and toppings to make this dish unique every time! I cooked up all of my toppings in coconut oil and honey on the stove, softening up everything and adding amazing amounts of flavor.
The Best Crepe Breakfast
A delicious crepe recipe loaded with nuts, coconut, and fruit that will keep you full and satisfied!
Okay all, I am in Christmas mode. I have been for a few weeks, and I will probably continue to be for several more weeks. Bare with me. I love everything about this time of year: Hallmark Christmas movies, sparkling trees, cozy fires and hot cocoa, Christmas lights, and yes even the music.
And what I really get excited about this time of year is the food! These cranberry orange cookies filled my house up with beloved Christmas smells and brought joy to my Christmas-loving self.
These light and fluffy holiday treats are loaded with fresh cranberries and orange zest. They are finished with a light orange glaze that adds the perfect touch of sweetness. I couldn’t decide whether to call these cookies or biscuits-they are kind of in between! They are nice and soft in the inside but slightly crunchy around the edges. Whether a cookie or a biscuit, these sweet little guys go great with a cup of tea or a tall glass of milk!
Cranberry Orange Glazed Cookies
These festive cookies are filled with the beloved Christmas tastes of cranberry and orange!
I have a wonderful puff pastry dessert for you today that is perfect for the holiday season. And honestly, this recipe couldn’t be easier. It calls for three ingredients. You guys, three ingredients! But you would never know how simple and easy this recipe is because they look absolutely gorgeous. Your friends and family will be wowed by these delicious little puff pastry desserts at your next holiday party!
I used store bought puff pastry, because it is SO easy to work worth. I haven’t attempted to make my own pastry yet…I have to admit I am a little intimidated by homemade pastry! I’ve seen them make it on the Great British Baking Show, and it looks like no easy feat. For now I will stick with the easy and still delicious store bought puff pastry! (:
Sugar plum jam, in case you haven’t heard of it, is a rich plum flavored jam enhanced with sweet notes of orange. It is incredible cozy and delicious in this recipe and you can also use the leftover from the jar on toast, scones, or muffins. Your holiday mornings will be made dreamy by this sugar plum jam.
Filled with sugar plum jam and dusted with snow, I mean powdered sugar, these puff pastry squares are so festive and will bring holiday cheer to any get together this season.
Sugar Plum Jam Filled Puff Pastry
This easy 3 ingredient recipe is perfectly festive, making it a charming holiday treat to satisfy all.
Lettuce wraps don’t just have to be an appetizer you get at fancy Asian restaurants! This recipe is the perfect low-carb dinner that even picky eaters will enjoy and want seconds. And thirds! Totally guilt-free…
Spicy Sriracha sauce, beef, and potatoes come together to make an absolutely mouthwatering low-carb dinner. I love love Sriracha sauce. It packs the perfect punch of spice and can be added to just about any dish to instantly add flavor and heat. This instantly became a favorite in my house. I made this dish for my dad and grandparents, somewhat picky eaters, and they could not stop raving about these lettuce boats. This recipe will definitely be in my dinner rotation!
This recipe is super easy to make and can be whipped up in no time in the kitchen for a fast dinner option. It is also budget friendly. What more could you ask for in a dinner? You will love these lettuce boats because they are healthy, light but very filling, and are packed with flavor.
Sriracha Beef Lettuce Boats
An easy low-carb dinner packed with color and flavor!
If you love lemon as much as I do, you have got to make this lemon raspberry cake that is oh so moist and oh so perfect for summer.
I love love lemons and all things lemony. This cake has the perfect amount of lemon and raspberry to make it a fresh summery cake for all occasions…birthdays, BBQ’s, a Sunday afternoon teatime, this cake will delight at all times. This cake is filled with a homemade raspberry jam and a delicious lemon cream cheese frosting. Using fresh raspberries and lemon slices adds so much color and flavor to this summery treat.
I absolutely love baking with fresh fruit. It almost makes you feel like you are eating healthy right?! It can’t have calories if there is fresh fruit! Don’t worry, this lemon raspberry cake is guilt-free (; Oh so worth it…..
Don’t let summer pass you by without making this fresh and colorful cake!
Raspberry Lemon Cake
This is a fresh summery cake loaded with lemons and raspberries perfect for all summer gatherings.
Oh my goodness. I never knew how much I could loved stuffed bell peppers until these ones came into my life. You guys. I was really missing out on a deliciously healthy mouthwatering dinner. If you are missing out on the joys of stuffed bell peppers, you gotta hop aboard the healthy veggie train and make these to wow your family and friends.
I used red, yellow, and red peppers because they are so colorful and summery! This dinner was perfectly fresh and a delight to my whole family. Stuffed with couscous, more veggies, and topped with chicken and cheese, these peppers are sure to please carnivores and vegetarians alike (sans meat of course & stuffed with more couscous). These peppers were truly so fun to make because I felt like I could get as creative as I wanted. You can truly add anything to these peppers to make a delicious and healthy dinner. You can even stuff peppers with those leftovers you just don’t know what to do with!
I love couscous, so I chose to be very generous and put a thick layer at the bottom. I also made chicken in the crockpot the morning of, so assembly was very easy and clean up was simply. Who doesn’t love an easy clean up?!
Packed with tons of flavor, these versatile peppers MUST be on your menu for dinner this week!
Stuffed Bell Peppers
This healthy dinner is so versatile and is sure to please the whole family.
This smoothie is so creamy and thick, perfect for breakfast or for a quick snack during a hot summer afternoon!
I love smoothies! Especially during the summer when it is so hot. What’s not to love about smoothies? They are delicious and nutritious! Peanut butter and banana is one of the best combinations out there. This smoothie, made with only a few simple ingredients, tastes almost like a dessert!
This smoothie is made from one banana, almond milk, peanut butter, and ice. It’s so simple! Throw it all in the blender and voila! Breakfast is ready. I like my smoothies nice and thick, but if that’s not your style, just add a little more almond milk.
Enjoy this simple and delicious smoothie! (:
Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
This delicious smoothie is a perfect healthy option for breakfast or an after school snack.
These are without a question my favorite muffins. They are incredibly moist and each bite explodes with tangy lemon flavor!
It’s still very much summer here in the hot desert sun! Which means more lemon recipes. They probably won’t stop coming till’ Fall comes. Sorry guys. It’s just gonna be a whole lot of lemon recipes until it’s time for a whole lot of pumpkin recipes. Actually who am I kidding!? I’m not sorry! Lemon is absolutely amazingly delicious this time of year. Whether it’s in a muffin, cake, bar, or drink, lemon is such a refreshing pretty lookin’ little fruit.
These whole wheat lemon poppy seed muffins are just perfect for a Sunday brunch recipe (or anytime of the hot summer day recipe!). Made with whole wheat flour and greek yogurt, you could almost argue these little muffins are healthy for you. These muffins are super moist and tangy as they are filled with lemon juice and tons of lemon zest. I honestly love anything packed with lemon juice and zest. Not too sweet and not too tangy, these muffins are a hit in my house. The lemon drizzle adds even more of a zesty punch that you will just love (I couldn’t stop eating it off the spoon!).
This classic lemon poppyseed recipe is sure to be a hit with your family and friends the summer!
This watermelon pizza is not only lovely to look at, but it is absolutely refreshing and perfectly sweet. Lemon zest and fresh strawberries add beautiful summer colors to this dessert and make it bright and wonderfully light. This easy no-bake dessert can be whipped up in no time and is the best afternoon snack for a hot summer day. Finally a dessert that is satisfying, low-carb, and loaded with fresh fruits! I promise, you are going to want to make this refreshing watermelon pizza. Your kids will love this as an after school snack, and your friends will be impressed and delighted at your next barbecue get together.
Honestly, this is one of the easiest desserts I have ever made. Slice a watermelon, whip up some whipped cream, and cut up some strawberries. Voila! Easy as pie. And almost tastes like pie with fresh strawberries and whipped cream but has half the calories and takes half the time to make. I don’t know about you, but on hot summer days I really love eating fresh fruit. Which is why this watermelon pizza is a perfect summer dessert option for those of us who have a sweet tooth but also want to look good in our new summer dresses. You definitely do not have to feel guilty after enjoying a few slices.
I have been obsessed with making homemade whipped cream. It is so much fun to make and so delicious. Confession: I ate most of the whipped cream with strawberries before I even took pictures of this recipe! Oh did I mention this whipped cream is loaded with fresh lemon juice and zest?? That’s right friends. Lemon whipped cream. How’s that for a delicious summer treat? This watermelon pizza will not disappoint! In fact, what am I still doing typing…I have 2 pieces left in the fridge (sorry honey, I will make more!)!