Easy Red, White, and Blue Dessert
May 22, 2020

I love a good pound cake! It's such a great spring dessert. Add some berries and whipped cream, and I'm set. It's so refreshing and festive. The Fourth of July is coming up along with Memorial Day and I have patriotic desserts on my mind. I was looking for a simple, patriotic dessert to have at a pool party or barbecue and I came up with this delicious Entenmann’s Minis Pound Cake with berries. Who doesn't like Red, White, and Blue Desserts? The kids loved my Berry Shortcake Bar with Entenmann’s Minis Pound Cake, berries, whipped cream, and red, white and blue sprinkles. Entenmann’s knows families are busy so their snack options helps make life easier with the minis being …

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Weight Watchers Dinner Recipes
May 16, 2020

There are affiliate links in this post. It's been a few days since I started Weight Watchers and I am so pumped up! I've done it before and lost 25 lbs. I also quit smoking at the same time! I've always struggled with portion control so Weight Watchers really works for me. It also works for me because I don't have to deprive myself, which is usually why I fall off the wagon. You can find some great Weight Watchers recipes out there. Of course my first post was on Weight Watchers dessert because I have such a weakness for sweets. But in real life, I can't survive off of desserts and must pull my big girl panties up and …

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Top Weight Watchers Desserts
May 13, 2020

I started Weight Watchers two days ago! I'm pretty excited because I know it works. I just want to stay healthy at home. This time I'm doing a diet during the Covid-19 outbreak. I did Weight Watchers about 15 years ago and lost about 30 lbs. This time I'm going for 50lbs before 50 years-old and I will be doing Weight Watchers at home most of the time. It sounds crazy to say that but I need to get healthy, for myself and for my family. I think it's the best diet to do while quarantining due to Covid-19. This virus has kicked my butt emotionally and I have been eating up a storm! I don't know how to eat healthy …

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How to Make an Easy DIY Gender Reveal Cake
March 10, 2020

Throwing a gender reveal party has become all the rage over the last few years. There are so many different ideas for how you can reveal whether you will be adding pink or blue to your family. Doing a gender reveal cake is not as hard as you might think. A lot of people outsource this part of the party, but it is something you can make yourself even if you aren’t the best at baking!  I have always been a huge fan of do it yourself parties. DIY parties are fun and rewarding. You don’t have to go crazy with a homemade cake either. Buying a box of cake mix is perfectly acceptable. There are some really great ideas for how to make a …

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St. Patrick's Day Desserts
February 24, 2020

I love Holidays! It's so much fun to make Holiday desserts and St. Patrick's Day is the perfect Holiday to make DIY craft foods. We did some St. Patrick's crafts and printables. And we've also done St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Traps; some had candy but nothing like the DIY St. Patrick's Day desserts I am about to present to you. These are fun and interesting. These are the best St. Patricks Day desserts you will find. They are great for St. Patrick's Day parties and fun as teacher's gifts. From St. Patrick's Day cakes to St. Patrick's Day Shamrock cookies, and cake pops. There are are so many great desserts here. Check them out! Table of contentsPot O' Gold Oreo CookiesLeprechaun …

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13 Fun Valentine's Day Recipes
January 23, 2020

One of the main reasons I like Valentine's Day is for the sweets.  Not the roses, or the romantic dinners, but for the sweets.  I have a major sweet tooth and Valentine's Day is an excuse for me to indulge. It's always fun to make Valentine's Day themed desserts and treats. I love this time of year because it makes me want to try new, creative treats like cookies, cupcakes and cakes.  The kids absolutely love it too. Last year I made 3 Ingredient Valentines Cookie Pops Using Thin Mints from Girl Scout Cookies!  They were so much fun.  This was my first time really getting into fun Valentine's Day treats and we had a blast - and gave them out to our friends for Valentine's Day. 3 Ingredient …

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3 Ingredient Valentines Cookie Pops Using Girl Scout Cookie Thin Mints
January 23, 2020

Girl Scout season is almost over.  Some might be sad but not me!  The hustle and bustle of Girl Scout sales has over welcomed it's stay with me as I cannot stop stuffing my face with Samoa's. Sa - Mo -Whoa is me! So I figured out a way to get rid of them.  Eh hem, I mean- give beautiful Valentines Day Cookie Pops.  We love making DIY Valentine's Day sweet treats and giving them as Valentine's Gifts. These are also easy Valentines Day sweet treats. This is a simple 3 ingredient recipe for Valentines Thin Mints Cookie Pops.  You can either gift these cute pops or use them for decoration (yeah, right. Good luck with that!).  These Girl Scout Thin Mints inspired cookie …

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Top 10 Keto Game Day Recipes
January 10, 2020

Super Bowl Sunday is approaching and although I am not a huge football fan, I am a huge food fan. The two kind of go together. The 2020 Super Bowl will be played at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida on Sunday, February 2, 2020. The Big Game will feature the AFC Champions and the NFC Champions. So, I'm always up for a Super Bowl Party! Game day is fun because it means community and getting together. Everyone is celebrating a game day tradition and it always involves drinks and game day food. But in my case, I like to eat Keto so I have to consider Keto game day food.  There are so many options to make Keto appetizers, side dishes, and …

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How to Make Easy Keto Bacon and Egg Cups
December 17, 2019

The New Year will be here in days and I've got Keto on my mind. I know that there will be slips and lots of cheating between now and then; in fact I planned them! It's the Holidays; a time to celebrate and with celebrating comes delicious food. So while I am celebrating, I am also preparing a menu for myself so that when I'm ready, I won't have to fumble for Keto recipes. Preparation is key. (New Year's Resolution). I came up with something delicious; breakfast egg muffins, using only 3 ingredients, bacon, eggs and chives. It's a simple as that. And they also work for Whole30, low carb diet, the Paleo diet, and are gluten …

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How to Make the Best Black Forest Cake for the Holidays
December 5, 2019

Black Forest Cake was born in the southwest region of a German mountain range known as the Black Forest, which is renowned for its wealth of cherries. The chocolate layers paired with cherries, whip cream, and chocolate shavings make up a classic Black Forest Cake. I wanted to share a holiday dessert with you that is not only a classic and delicious, but also easy to make for anyone, especially busy moms such as myself! Black forest cake is a must-have dessert in our home, especially because my wonderful husband is French and it’s one of his favorite sweet treats during this time of the year. This cake is actually quite popular in French Patisseries that specialize in sweets and baked goods, such as my traditional …

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Top 10 Keto Side Dishes
August 7, 2019

I love living low carb.  I always feel so much clearer when I practice the Keto way of life.  One thing I have noticed though is my lack of using side dishes.  I have no problem finding protein and doing salads, but I'm getting a little sick of eating the same thing every day. I really wanted to shake it up.  I want to try new side dishes.  My "go to" side dish is brussel sprouts.  I haven't really tried anything else besides a simple salad.  So, I found 10 top keto and low carb side dishes that will make your mouth water. These side dishes are interesting too.  I like trying more exotic foods so I think you will approve of these keto side dishes; …

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Easy Keto Pumpkin Chili
August 5, 2019

School starts next week and I can feel things shifting.  Soon, we will be talking about fall and the festivities.  Fall is my favorite time of year. It’s so beautiful and the weather cools down here in Phoenix a little.  I’ve been eating salads all summer but I love cooking hot food, especially comfort food like soups and chili. I love a good chili but it has to be spicy and have a kick! I enjoy spicy even more in the fall as it warms my whole body up. I also enjoy freezing chili for later meals. It’s so convenient, especially with the kids back to school. So, I found a low carb chili recipe with awesome Keto chili seasonings like chili powder, paprika, cumin and cayenne …

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How to Make Wheat Free, Gluten Free Snacks for Kids
July 17, 2019

This post was sponsored by Blue Diamond® as part of an Influencer Activation and all opinions expressed in my post are my own My kids love making sandwiches out of crackers.  There's something about the ritual of making it.  They get excited about what they are going to put inside the sandwich and it becomes a step by step game for them. They also love the crunch! Sometimes, they get slight skin reactions from snacks that have wheat and gluten in them.  You don't know what you're buying when you get the premade processed stuff. But I found a way to get them to make these fun snack sandwiches by themselves using fresh ingredients that are wheat and gluten free. You shouldn't have to settle for …

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How to make Blueberry Gluten Free Snack Bars for Kids
July 11, 2019

My kids love cereal for breakfast.  This summer though, we have been trying to come up with new things to make for the kids to eat now that school is out.  Every morning I'm met with the same questions, "what's for breakfast? Followed by "what are we doing today?" It's all about the food, snacks, and activities. So, since Cheerios came out with yummy NEW Blueberry Cheerios, I thought I'd make a fun, creative snack bar for them to put in the lunchboxes when they go to camp. The Blueberry Cheerios are made with real blueberry puree and other natural flavors.  Whether they have them for breakfast with milk or find these fun bars in their lunchbox, you can't go wrong with Cheerios, especially their new …

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Keto Chicken Enchilada Soup
June 27, 2019

. I love spicy food.  It started when I got pregnant, I couldn't get enough of it.  The spicier the better!  Recently, I started the Keto diet and am trying some new things.  We've been hitting up barbecues lately celebrating the Holidays and they've been giving me some ideas on spicy food.  One thing I love but never see at a barbecue is soup.  You can count on chicken wings and spicy dips. But I have never seen soups. And who doesn't like chicken enchiladas?  So, I thought maybe trying Keto chicken enchilada soup as an appetizer would be something fun. The best thing about soup too is that you can freeze it for later and with my busy life, it helps to just grab something …

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Sparkling Strawberry Peony Smash
June 10, 2019

Today is National Iced Tea Day and I am thirrrrrrrrsssssty.  It is 100 degrees outside here in Arizona and I need to stay hydrated. I need some iced cold tea! Wouldn't is be awesome to stay hydrated and have health benefits also? Teas with antioxidants are so good for you. especially ones with high catechin levels  like White Peony Tea Crystals. White Tea is the least oxidized of all teas and contains the highest levels of precious green tea antioxidants. White Peony White Peony is favored for its rich, robust flavor. Smooth, full-bodied and fragrant.  It's delicious and refreshing. Check out this Sparkling Strawberry Peony Smash iced tea recipe from Pique Tea. [amd-yrecipe-recipe:23] Happy National Iced Tea Day? What are you making to quench your thirst?

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5 Amazing Desserts for Fourth of July Celebrations
June 9, 2019

Fourth of July is coming up and my boys are so excited.  I'm excited about barbecues, get togethers, yummy food and desserts.  They are excited about fireworks.  It's all about being safe and having a good time. Somehow everything will all come together. But for me, it's all about the food and decor.  I love fun projects that bring celebrations alive.  And I definitly have a sweet tooth.  So, I found 5 amazing Fourth of July Desserts.  These are my top 5 red, white, and blue patriotic desserts. Layered Watermelon Cake with Coconut Cream Frosting I love watermelon especially during the summer, it's so refreshing. And coconut cream? I use it everyday in my shakes.  Add some berries and I'm totally hooked.  This is a great cake to …

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How to Make Easy Keto Brownies with Sugar Free Sprinkles
May 21, 2019

This post may contain affiliate links which means that if you click on something and purchase it, I will received a commission.  However, all opinions are my own. I also received product to facilitate this article. Who doesn't like brownies? I love a good brownie with walnuts.  My kids love brownies with sprinkles.  Everyone has their preference.  I love the keto way of life because it allows for sweets - in moderation and prepared specifically the keto way; sugar free. For now, I only eat low carb, keto friendly brownies.  And they are sugar free brownies too. I have always stayed away from sprinkles because they are usually loaded with sugar and toxins.  I recently made Keto Cupcakes with Homemade Sprinkles.  But it was pretty time consuming …

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How to do the 3 Day Keto Egg Fast
April 23, 2019

Spring break came and went and so did my healthy diet.  So, it's time to get back on track and throw myself back into my Keto way of life.  I always feel so much better and clear headed when I do Keto.  It isn't a fad or quick weight loss diet, for me it's a lifestyle. It's time for some egg fast recipes! Keto is not as easy as the media makes it out to be; so, if you've never done it, do your research first.  The basic concept of the Keto diet is to consume foods high in fat (healthy fats) and low in carbs. I won't get technical and talk about the specifics like macro nutrient percentage splits, but the takeaway is that …

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9 Delicious Low Carb Cupcake Recipes
April 10, 2019

Who doesn't like Cupcakes? I don't know a single person who doesn't.  I do know that for myself, I have a hard time just having one.  But wouldn't it be great to know that your delicious cupcake is low carb? I found 9 awesome recipes for low carb and keto cupcake recipes that will make your mouth water.  Check them out! Piña Colada Cheesecake Cupcakes Recipe (Low Carb, Gluten-free) by WholeSomeYum.com Low Carb Carrot Cake Muffins by KimspiredDIY.com Low Carb Chocolate Mocha Cupcakes by PeaceLoveandLowCarb.com Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting Chocolate Cupcakes by JoyFilledEats.com 30 Minute Keto Cupcake Recipe with Confetti Sprinkles by MomJunky.com Zucchini Spice Cake Cupcakes – Cream Cheese Frosting by LowCarbYum.com Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting by LowCarbYum.com Keto Carrot Cake Cupcakes by The Flying Couponer   Sugar-free Cupcakes Recipe with Raspberry Frosting (Low Carb, Paleo) by WholesomeYum.com These low carb cupcakes …

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Keto Egg Fast Lemon Cheescake Fat Bombs
March 30, 2019

Lately I've been stagnant with my diet.  Part of it is because I cheated and went of course while traveling, which is easy to do. But now I'm back and ready to get back on the Keto bus.  I have given myself a few days to adjust, get back into keto nut butters Keto snacks, but I have recently discovered the 3-5 day Keto Egg Fast. What is an Keto Egg Fast? It's basically when you plateau while on Keto and need to kick start the weight loss by eating eggs and only eggs for 3-5 days.  Sounds fun, right? lol.  If you are interested in doing the Keto Egg Fast, do some research first. There are rules even though you are only eating eggs. Eat eggs all …

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30 Minute Keto Cupcake Recipe with Confetti Sprinkles
March 20, 2019

  Sometimes you want something sweet.  Like ! The Keto diet gives you lots of options to satisfy your sweet tooth, including low carb cupcakes. Making keto cupcakes can be a little time consuming so I found a way to "get 'er done!" Cupcakes, keto sprinkles and keto icing! All in less than 30 minutes! This is the best keto cupcake recipe ever. The Cake I used Keto Queen Kreations; a low carb (1 net), sugar free, cake mix I received in My Keto Snack Box, a low carb snack box. [amd-yrecipe-recipe:22] All I had to add was one stick of butter, 8 ounces of cream cheese and four eggs.  I made 12 cupcakes in a silicone mold and baked at 350 for 25 minutes. The Icing All that you need for …

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Keto Bars are Now Available in Lemon Poppyseed and Salted Caramel
February 11, 2019

It's Monday peeps! Guess what? My favorite, clean, keto-friendly snack bars, Keto Bars, are now available in two brand new delicious flavors: Lemon Poppyseed and Salted Caramel. What are Keto Bars? They’re literally the cleanest bar on the planet. They: ✅ Taste like dessert, but have no sugar alcohols, dairy, fillers or junk ✅ Have 3g of net carbs ✅ Contain 10g+ of grass-fed collagen protein ✅ Are specially formulated to minimize impact to blood sugar levels Everything these days says “Keto” on it. But these actually are keto - meaning they won’t jack up your blood sugar and they won’t kick you out of ketosis. Perfect Keto gets my seal of approval on taste and ingredients. Disclaimer: Don’t go into this expecting it to taste like a snickers candy bar or light …

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