300 + Decadent Valentine's Day Desserts for the Whole Family
December 26, 2021

Here you will find 300 Valentine's Day dessert ideas like Keto desserts, Gluten Free desserts, Vegan Desserts, sugar free, paleo, and more. We have heart shaped everything, chocolate lava cakes and more…fresh strawberries for the strawberry cheesecake lover and chocolate chips for the chocolate lover. What's Your Favorite Valentine's Day Dessert? 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 this day is an excuse for me to indulge. It's always fun to make Valentine's 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, along …

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The Best Marriage Proposal Idea for 2021
December 25, 2021

What is Best Marriage Proposal Idea for 2021? These days we have to get creative, right? What if the proposer made his love a cup of hot chocolate with the ring inside? . Of course, we need to take into consideration that this is a one time deal and is planned out very carefully, so that the ring appears as soon as hot milk is poured onto cocoa bomb. That way, she/he sees the ring right away! * If you decide to make this with an item inside, plan this out carefully, and do not leave around children or animals - they are a chocking hazard Getting Engaged During a Pandemic Getting engaged during a pandemic is something a lot of couples didn't expect. Asking someone to marry …

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Valentine's Cookie Pops Using Girl Scout Cookie Thin Mints
December 25, 2021

Are you looking for something fun to make for Valentine's Day? How about these easy Valentine's cookie pops using Girl Scout Cookie Thin Mints? They are so much fun! Girl Scout season is has come and gone.  It's a sad day for some people, but not me. The hustle and bustle of cookie 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 Valentine's Day cookie Pops.  We love making DIY Valentine's Day sweet treats and giving them as Valentine's Gifts. Valentines treats are my favorite part of Valentine's Day. Girl Scout cookie …

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DIY Hot Cocoa Bombs for New Year's Eve {+Printables)
December 1, 2021

. Do you like Cocoa Bombs? We love Holiday Hot Cocoa Bombs! Get ready for 2022 by doing DIY Hot Cocoa Bombs for New Year's Eve! I'm not the only one to say that we are happy to say goodbye to 2021 and ready for 2022. 2021 was a nightmare. What to do on New Year's Eve? Many of us are wondering what to do for New Years when so many places are either closed or have really strict guidelines. Many of us will be drinking heavily celebrating while social distancing during New Year's Eve. I will not be. We are starting a new tradition this year. Actually, we are just altering our tradition to fit a social distanced, stay …

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Christmas Cocoa Bombs for the Holidays
December 1, 2021

Christmas Cocoa Bombs are perfect of Holiday season. They are fun for a party or a work gathering. These particular cocoa bombs are not only yummy, but easy on the eyes! And they are so much fun and make great gifts too. All you need is a cup of hot milk. Christmas Cocoa Bombs I'm a little late for the viral Cocoa Bomb craze. However, the Holidays have inspired me to bake. It's been a rough year and I am starting to feel festive. I keep seeing hot cocoa bombs near me for sale in the stores and wondered if I could make them myself. After doing a little research on how to make cocoa bombs, I whipped up this fun DIY Christmas Cocoa Bomb …

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How to Make the Best Vanilla Keto Hot Cocoa Recipe
November 15, 2021

Are you on the Keto diet? Do you do a carb count when you prepare meals? If so, you don't have to skip the Hot Cocoa because I have the Best Vanilla Keto Hot Cocoa recipe for you! As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. This post contains affiliate links. This is my favorite time of year.  I love the smell of Holiday cheer. However, I don't like the temptation all around me with all the sugary, fattening treats including Holiday drinks.  It's hard to stay away from fattening stuff around the Holidays.  Eating Low Carb for the Holidays I try to practice a low carb diet and eat mostly from a Keto approved menu , but I have to be brutally honest; this is the most …

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How to Make 4 Ingredient Scottish Shortbread
November 8, 2021

Shortbread is great for so many occasions! This is my moms 4 Ingredient Scottish Shortbread recipe that people beg for on the Holidays or special occasions. Your welcome. I grew up with a British mother.  So, when we are together we drink a lot of tea.  And we use china tea cups.  No mugs.  My mom uses tea cozies and I've had my share of them also.  We always have a "biscuit" or butter cookies, or buttery Scottish shortbread to dunk in the tea.  It's just the way things are.  There are no exceptions.  This has been my life.  Tea with mom equals a tea party.  Since I live in Florida, I drink it more when she comes to visit.  So, I dust off the …

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How to Make the Best Black Forest Cake for the Holidays
October 29, 2021

This chocolate cake has chocolate layers paired with cherries, whip cream, and chocolate shavings to make up a classic Black Forest Cake recipe. This is by far the best black forest cake recipe I've ever had. 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, also known as black forest gateau, 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. Where Did the Black Forest Cake Originate From? Black Forest Cake was born in the southwest region of a German mountain range known as …

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14 Keto Holiday Recipes
October 12, 2021

It's that time of year again! It's all about indulging.  Holiday food is a must.  There's no getting around it. We all have a Holiday recipe weakness, right?  Whether it's egg nog, or pie, green bean casserole or our Aunt's famous cranberry cake.  We all have that something that we can't stay away from. Being on the Keto diet should not be complicated! There are so many great festive Keto Holiday dishes to choose from.  Here's a list of low carb Holiday dishes that I'm sure will get your tastes buds going. I'm loving the keto holiday dessert dishes! Instant Pot Turkey Breast with Garlic Butter Gravy {Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Keto} Find the recipe on Recipes From A Pantry Crispy Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts + Video Tutorial {Gluten-Free, Low …

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30 Amazing Keto Holiday Desserts for Everyone
October 12, 2021

The Holiday season is my favorite time of year. I love everything about it, family gatherings, gift giving, and food! This year we are doing some guilt free Holiday Keto recipes with some Keto Holiday Side Dishes. The Keto Lifestyle These are great if you are into the keto lifestyle. Eating low carb and high fat works for a lot of people these days. We use a lot of sugar free ingredients to cook our low carb desserts. like monk fruit. Keto Cookies So I found some low carb Christmas treats like snowflake Keto sugar cookies! I look forward to my Holiday cookie swap with Keto Christmas cookies like gingerbread cookies. keto cookie recipes with simple ingredients are what I'm always looking for. …

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Easy Snack Ideas for Kids
September 11, 2021

School is back in person and we are so excited to be changing things up again. We have been together at home for months and it’s been great spending time as a family.  With school going from virtual to in person, we are thinking of new ways to change up snacking. School snacks are different from at home snacks. When at school, my boys love snacks and small packages of things.  They like their food and their snacks separated and portioned. Finding snacks for kids can be challenging sometimes.  Then of course, I have a picky eater.  Lucky me! One of my sons doesn’t like bread at all. If I ask him what he wants for lunch for school he says, “nothing.” It’s hard to work with that. …

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How to make a Non Alcoholic Raspberry Mojito Mocktail
September 1, 2021

Summer is here and we are building a pool.  Yes, we are building a pool.  So, of course I’m thinking about barbecues, refreshments, and parties in our backyard.  I’m imagining lots of summer days outside sipping on delicious summer drinks. Recently, I’ve been looking for the best mocktails for summer. Specifically a low carb summer drink refresher recipe. I used to bartend in another life in Miami Beach, and one of the most popular drinks I made was the Mojito, a traditional Cuban drink. It is known to be the least liked to make by bartenders because of the labor.   However, it is one of the most popular drinks in Miami so a bartender has to get used to making them all the time! It’s getting hot here …

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Easy Keto Pumpkin Chili
August 5, 2021

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. MORE DELICIOUS KETO RECIPES 3 Day Keto Egg Fast 35 Top Keto Soups How to Make Easy Keto Bacon and Egg Cups Top 10 Keto Game Day Recipes 14 Keto Holiday Recipes Keto Chicken Enchilada Soup I love a good chili and always looking for savory pumpkin recipes 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 …

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3 Day Keto Egg Fast {Recipes Included}
July 30, 2021

Want to know more about losing weight with the Egg Fast Diet? The 3 Day Egg Fast Meal Plan has a few simple rules. These easy egg recipes help me kick off my Keto Egg Fast diet. 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.  The Diet Doctor says It' great for certain health conditions. It isn’t a fad or quick weight loss diet, for me it’s a lifestyle. It’s time for some egg fast recipes! CHECK OUT DELICIOUS AND DECADENT FOOT BALL RECIPES FOR THE BIG GAME Keto is not …

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10 Fun Ice Cream Desserts
July 1, 2021

July was National Ice Cream Month, and although I'm a few days late, it's never too late to eat ice cream, especially here in Phoenix! It was 121 degrees yesterday. We hit a record this month! If I could eat ice cream for breakfast, lunch, and dinner I would. I'd have a Pop Tart Ice Cream Sandwich for breakfast, Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwich for lunch, Waffle Ice Cream Sandwich for dinner and Brownie Ice Cream Sandwich for dessert! No, I'm kidding. That's not healthy at all but a girl can dream, right? Ice cream is my favorite dessert to eat. There are so  many ice cream flavors to try.  My favorite always has stuff inside, like Rocky Road or Pralines and Cream.  All you need is …

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How to make an Easy Red, White, and Blue Dessert
May 11, 2021

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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60 + Amazing Easter Desserts for the Whole Family
April 1, 2021

We loved Easter growing up because it meant decadent Greek Easter dinners, or British style Sunday dinners, depending on where we lived. In the UK, when I was growing up, we didn't have Easter Egg Hunts, we had simple chocolate eggs filled with more chocolate. But these days kids have exorbitant Easter baskets. I'm just happy to make some fun Easter desserts and a simple Easter Egg hunt inside the house. Having kids , we make things like keepsake eggs to pass down and cute birds nest. Kids love Easter crafts and Easter Pritables. But they also love Easter desserts like cupcakes, and cakes, chocolate bark and jellybeans. My favorite sweet that comes out during Easter is the Cadbury Mini Eggs. I …

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50 + Divine Carrot Cake Recipes
March 18, 2021

I'm a big carrot cake fan! I think it started when we moved from the U.K. to the U.S. and tried it, along with the traditional American foods and desserts. It was so different, especially the cream cheese frosting. I've loved it ever since. These days, the traditional carrot cake is my favorite. I like it perfectly moist, using grated carrots. But as people have more dietary restrictions, we now have different varieties of carrot cake like gluten free carrot cake, Vegan carrot cake, Paleo carrot cake, air fryer carrot cake, eggless carrot cake and so many more Carrot Cake Recipes. People love baking carrot cakes around Easter as well, like an Easter Bunny Carrot Cake. Check out these …

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50 + Decadent St. Patrick's Day Desserts
February 15, 2021

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 and St. Patrick's Day activites; some had candy but nothing like the DIY St. Patrick's Day dessert recipes I am about to present to you. MORE ST. PATRICK'S DAY FUN 31 AWESOME ST. PATRICK'S DAY PRINTABLES MY EASY AND FUN LEPRECHAUN TRAP WITH LUCKY CHARMS PATHWAY These are fun and interesting. These are the best St. Patrick's 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 …

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13 DIY St. Patrick's Day Crafts + Free Printables
February 14, 2021

St. Patrick's Day is coming up and it's all about planting peas, corned beef and cabbage, Irish Beer, Irish themed parties and remembering St Patrick, who is one of Ireland's patron saints. amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "momjunkycom-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_design = "enhanced_links"; amzn_assoc_asins = "B08SHTQ9BZ"; amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "a4d55f1d00bb2e75fc66a6c973271b1c"; But for kids it's about the color green (gettting pinched if you're not wearing it), rainbow crafts, shamrocks, top hats, Leprechaun traps, pots of gold, and so much more! Since I'm a mom we tend to lean on the side of making fun DIY St. Patrick's day crafts. My favorite crafts are Leprechaun crafts. Here are 13 awesome DIY St. Patrick's day crafts I found from some very talented bloggers. From free St. Patrick's …

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Delicious and Decadent Keto Game Day Recipes
February 1, 2021

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 was played at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida on Sunday, February 2, 2020. The Big Game will featured the AFC Champions and the NFC Champions. This year will be a little different due to Covid. The Kansas City Chiefs will be playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But that doesn't mean our family can't celebrate the Super Bowl 2021 at home together. 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 …

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Keto Egg Fast Quiche
January 12, 2021

Egg fast recipes are popular right now. With everyone gaining weight from the stress of Covid, a lot of people have neglected their low carb diets. The Keto Diet helps a lot of people shed extra pounds but sometimes you just need an extra boost. The Egg Fast Quiche is a simple recipe that is delicious, and it will work great for your egg fast! You just need four ingredients and you're good to go! It just takes a couple of minutes to set up. This Keto Quiche recipe is awesome because it makes 6 servings and you can keep them in the refrigerator for at least a week or freeze some of it for later. It can be included in your Egg Fast …

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35 Delicious Keto Soup Recipes
January 11, 2021

The weather just got cooler and I'm ready for a big bowl of keto soup. I love rich, comfort food and keto soups like my Keto Pumpkin Chili and Low Carb Chicken Enchilada soup hit the spot. Here you will find left over keto Turkey soup and keto chicken noodle soup, Keto french onion soup and more amazing keto and low carb soups that comfort your soul. I like cream keto soup recipes with cream cheese. Whether your making your soup in a slow cooker or a dutch oven, all of these soup recipes are perfect for the Keto and Low Carb Diet. Enjoy. 35 Keto Soup Recipes Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla SoupChicken Tikka Masala SoupKeto Zuppa ToscanaCabbage Roll Soup -West African Groundnut Spicy …

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Fun Surprise Valentine's Day Cocoa Bombs Recipe
January 5, 2021

Are you looking for something cute and fun for Valentine's Day for your sweetheart? How about a fun surprise Valentine's Day Cocoa bombs recipe? Valentine's Day is one of my favorite Holidays. I love giving Valentine's Day Gifts and making DIY crafts. Check out DIY Valentine's Day Gmomes and Conversation Hearts melted crayon craft. Lately, I have been obsessed with the new viral Cocoa Bombs (aka Hot Chocolate Bombs) that are all over the internet. We made Christmas Hot Chocolate Bombs, New Year's Eve Bombs and my favorite; great for Valentine's Day and New Years, the Proposal Bomb. All these made with my favorite hot chocolate mix, hot water and silicone molds (you can also do heart molds). This post is focused on the surprise Valentine's …

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Top 10 Keto Side Dishes
November 3, 2020

I love living low carb.  I always feel so much clearer when I practice the Keto way of life.  The Holidays are tough for me but there are some great Holiday Keto recipes.  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. Keto side dishes are important! 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 …

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How to Make an Easy DIY Gender Reveal Cake
July 30, 2020

Throwing a gender reveal party has become all the rage over the last few years. There are so many different gender reveal ideas, 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 gender reveal cake. …

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How to Make A Strawberry Victoria Sponge Cake
July 1, 2020

I love a good sponge cake with a cuppa.  I am a "Brit" as they say.  But I'm half British and half Greek and while I do like some of the British food, I tend to lean on enjoying Greek food more. Unless we are talking about cakes. I love British cakes. So, when I find a British dessert that I love, like a Strawberry Victoria Sponge Cake, I share it.  I feel like I would be doing my readers a disservice by not sharing it. This is the best recipe for a Victoria Sponge cake, I promise you. Also called a hot milk sponge cake; it is one of the easiest and tastiest cakes I have ever had. The Victoria Sponge …

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Amazing Fourth of July Desserts
June 24, 2020

The Fourth of July is coming up and my boys are so excited.  I'm excited about barbecues, get togethers, yummy food and red, white and blue desserts.  They are excited about fourth of July 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 definitely have a sweet tooth.  So, I'm on a mission to find an easy red, white and blue dessert. I found some mouth watering 4th of July Dessert Recipes for celebrate Independence Day. Check out these decadent patriotic desserts. Some sweets are quick, simple, and healthy and some dessert recipes ideas are not so …

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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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Amazing DIY Hot Cocoa Bombs
January 1, 2020

I found some great hot chocolate recipes with amazing DIY hot cocoa bombs that will blow your mind! These recipes are so much fun. I've never been a big fan of hot chocolate unless it's made with real cocoa and milk. I don't like the instant cocoa you get from coffee shops or the cocoa you mix with water. No thank you. But when I heard about this new thing called DIY Hot Chocolate Bombs, I was intrigued. I love that they are fresh hot cocoa bombs, using real, melted chocolate. I love the amount of time and creativity put into them and I think that hot chocolate bombs are great gifts and would brighten up any ones day and …

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Amazing Ninja Foodi Recipes for Dinner
December 26, 2019

Before the Ninja Foodi I didn't cook. Now I really enjoy cooking as along as it involves the Ninja Foodi. I want to cook side dishes and chicken recipes using the crisp lid, soup recipes and french fries with the crisp basket. There is so much to learn about cooking in my Ninja! It's all about making the best Ninja Foodi recipes now. It's a life changer. The Ninja Foodi 7 in 1 The Ninja Foodi 7 in 1 is the world's first crisping pressure cooker that also air fries, bakes, roasts and boils all in one cooker. The pressure lid cooks food up to 70% faster than traditional cooking. It truly makes the best pressure cooked recipes. …

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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 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 taste …

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How to make an Awesome Gluten Free Snack 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 lunch boxes 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 …

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How to Make Keto Chicken Enchilada Soup
June 27, 2019

Here is an easy recipe for Keto Chicken Enchilada Soup. Perfect for the ketogenic diet, it's made with heavy cream and cream cheese. This is a perfect weeknight dinner recipe or a great appetizer at a barbecue. . 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 keto soups at barbecues. And who doesn't like chicken enchiladas?  So, I …

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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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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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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 Cheesecake Fat Bombs
March 30, 2019

Are you on the Keto Egg Fast? Or do you just love Keto Fat Bombs? I've got some amazing Keto Egg Fast Lemon Cheesecake Fat Bombs that will melt in your mouth. Check out the recipe. 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 the ketogenic diet 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 or a low carb diet and need to kick start the weight loss by …

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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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Keeping Game Day Simple with RITZ Crisp & Thins
February 2, 2019

The big game is coming up and everyone is scrambling for game day recipes. Not me though. I like to keep things simple. And I love a good deal.  Getting into the spirit does not have to mean over doing the food. Entertaining doesn't have to be stressful either. So, this year I got some simple ingredients from the Walmart and some oven-baked RITZ Crisp & Thins and made guacamole, a game day staple. With just a few ingredients like avocados, lemon, tomatoes, cilantro, onion and seasoning, your set for an awesome game day recipe. The best part is that you don't have to measure anything. Just add everything until it tastes the way you want and season to taste. It won't be complete though without RITZ …

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5 Easy Keto Weight Loss Shakes
January 1, 2019

Well, here we are again.  Another year has flown by and I need to do something about my weight.  It's my own fault.  It all starts around Halloween.  The candy kills me! Then I'm off to the races until Jan 1.  It's called sugar addiction and it's not pretty.  But awareness is key, right? I love the Keto diet.  And I'm back, stronger than ever! I always feel so good after detoxing off sugar and carbs. Eating clean just gives me so much energy. But I still have a sweet tooth and crave sugary drinks.  So, I make protein shakes with cocoa powder and other stuff.  I love shakes but I like to try different things and mix it up sometimes with berries and sometimes with peanut …

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Jason's Deli in Scottsdale
November 11, 2018

Everyone loves a good sandwich.  I've been to a few delis in my time. It's been hit and miss with me.  For me, it's all about the quality of the food.  If the quality is not there, I walk out disappointed. That's why I was excited to try out Jason's Deli in Scottsdale.  When I take my kids out to eat, I want them to eat healthy. Jason's Deli wouldn't serve your family anything they wouldn't make their family and stands by serving wholesome ingredients. In 2005, they became the first national chain restaurant to remove partially hydrogenated oil – a source of artificial trans fat.  There is no processed MSG, no high-fructose corn syrup or dyes, and no artificial flavors or colors.   The service is great. This is …

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How to Snack When on Keto
October 17, 2018

Many of you have been asking me about the Keto diet.  The truth is that I am still learning about it.  It's the one diet (when I say diet, I mean a way of life) that takes a lot of research.  But once you figure most of it out, it's cake (carb and sugar free cake, lol). So, one of my downfalls with unhealthy eating and gaining weight is snacking.  As a busy mom of two boys, sometimes it's just easier to snack on their snacks.  Sometimes I snack on their dinner as I'm making it. When I first tried Keto, I couldn't figure out on how to snack.  I almost gave up. There is only so much beef jerky and pork rinds one can handle, hehe.  …

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Pomo Pizzeria Napoletana Scottsdale
July 25, 2018

Thank you to Pomo Pizzaria for hosting me to facilitate this article. When was the last time you went to an Italian restaurant? I mean a real Italian restaurant. Not a NY style Italian that really serves American food with Italian names. I'm talking about an Italian restaurant in Scottsdale where almost the majority of the ingredients come from Italy. And again, not some commercial European business importing low quality Italian olive oil. I mean high-end Italian ingredients sourced for their quality and authenticity, regardless of their cost. So now that I've set the ground rules, I will ask you again… when was the last time you went to an Italian restaurant in Scottsdale? The answer for the great majority of you is going to be never. …

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5 Major Benefits of Bell Peppers and a Florida Three Pepper Salad Recipe
April 20, 2018

Have you ever wondered why peppers are so good for you? Not only that, they add so much flavor to any recipe.  They taste great alone or with a dip, like hummus. I love them raw but sometimes cook them with a stir fry. In our house, we eat fresh peppers all the time. They also happen to be in season and very refreshing in this Florida weather.  There's nothing like a cold, fresh salad to cool you down! So, while I was preparing the The Florida Three Pepper Salad, a fun, new recipe,  I considered all the benefits Bell Peppers have. 1. Vitamin C The red peppers have more than 200 percent of your daily vitamin C intake and are a good source of vitamin B6 and …

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Easy Easter Bunny Pops Recipe
March 21, 2018

Easter's just a few days away and I thought it would be fun to make Easter Bunny Treats.  The kids love any kind of Easter crafts or bunny treats so I knew Easter Bunny pops would be a hit! Who doesn't like bunny treats? They make a great DIY Easter treat for Easter Parties too! Not to mention, they are easy and fun to make for both parents and kids. CHECK OUT THESE EASTER PRINTABLES This is a really simple recipe using Vanilla Wafers and Candy Melts.  You just need to add some Eye Candy, M&M's, Vanilla Frosting, Marshmallows, and Pop Sticks! Make sure you refrigerate the frosting so that it's keeps the pop together when you dip it in the Candy Melts. This is a really easy Easter bunny …

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Prezzo Opens Its Doors for Lunch
March 13, 2018

December 28 was the official opening and rebirth or Prezzo, located in the Park Place plaza on Military Trail in Boca Raton. The original Prezzo opened in 1989 and had the first wood-burning pizza oven in South Florida.  Not only did they bring that back, but guests can also enjoy their famed roasted garlic and focaccia bread sticks before their eating from the menu crafted by James Beard award-winning chef, Mark Militello . Prezzo is now open for lunch.  Available from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. In addition to lunch sized portions of their signature pizzas and pastas, Executive Chef Mark Militello has added some traditional features to the lunch menu such as an Italian sandwich section. Averaging $13 each, options include Meatball, Chicken …

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Celebrating Birthdays at Red Lobster with Lobsterfest
March 12, 2018

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older. #LobsterfestCelebration #Lobsterfest #CollectiveBias When I walk into a Red Lobster I see families laughing and sharing biscuits and entrees.  This has been my experience for years. Up until recently it was always my husband and I on date night.  We love sharing meals together and have not been able to do that lately because we have both been so busy. My kids love to go out and dine with us sometimes too.  Last week it was my son's 4th Birthday and my Birthday as well.  So, we decided to celebrate together as a family at Red Lobster during …

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Roots Italian Kitchen Boca Raton Opens for Lunch
February 12, 2018

I had never been to Roots Italian Kitchen in Boca Raton, so when I was invited I was very excited to check it out. Like a lot of people in town I had heard about it but I had no idea what to expect. Roots Italian Kitchen welcomes you in a modern, open space atmosphere that is reminiscent of a Top Chef challenge: white, contemporary, minimalistic. It looks nothing like your grandma's favorite Italian restaurant with pizza, pasta, and the cliche tablecloth. The flavors have nothing to do with grandma's favorite either. No blend pasta smothered in questionable tomato sauce. Roots' flavors are precise, bold. Dishes are expertly prepared and presented in a non-pretentious, yet sophisticated way. Prices are affordable, especially for the location.  Here's what we ate...and …

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