Kit Kat Cupcakes

Are you looking for adorable cupcakes to make for a special event? Or just looking for a fun cupcake creation to make? We have just the recipe for you: the Kit Kat Cupcakes!

Kit Kat Cupcakes
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Even though I am working on losing weight, it doesn’t help that I have a huge sweet tooth! I love my chocolate. I also love cupcakes! Every once in a while, I like to treat my son and me to special treats! I am just getting into baking again. I know I love making pretty creations and I am so excited to share these awesome Kit Kat Cupcakes!

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Quick Keto Dinner Recipes

Quick Keto Dinner Recipes

 

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I’m sure you’ve heard about the Keto Diet. I mean, seriously, who hasn’t? It’s everywhere these days!

After reading a few of the incredible success stories of Keto, I was convinced that maybe it wasn’t just a fad. From increased mental clarity to promises of great fertility, there seemed to be many more benefits besides just weight loss…. [read more]

Power Quick Pot Easy Apple Dumplings

apple dumplings recipe

Power Quick Pot Easy Apple Dumplings

I’ve mentioned before on the blog that I was raised by my grandmother. A strong, Southern woman who grew up on a tobacco farm. She worked hard and retired after many years in finance and office management. Even after raising two kids (my dad and aunt) she still found it in her to help raise four grandchildren and at the spry age of 70 is still helping me raise my daughter.

Many of my earliest memories revolve around her and us in the kitchen. We’ve made more desserts together than I can count. Most of her recipes come from hand written index cards or old church cookbooks. When I was little, I used to love to pull them out of the closet and look through them for hours. In fact, I’ve shared one of her recipes before!

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Mint Chocolate Chip Dip

My son and I have always loved Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream! To be different, I try to buy a different flavor of ice cream, just so we each have our own to enjoy! On the rare occasion we go to an ice cream shop, he always gets Mint Chocolate Chip!

Are you ready for an easy Mint Chocolate Chip Dip recipe?

Mint Chocolate Chip Dip

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Air Fryer Oven Cooking For The Busy Lifestyle

I was introduced to my first air fryer a year ago. I like using the air fryer to make salmon.  It really saves time and energy as I don’t have to heat up the oven.  I tried making his favorite foods in it and he just wasn’t having it (he’s a picky eater). I only used it a few times and then it sat in a cupboard for months until I decided to pull it out again and give it another try!

Now that we have our own home and settling in, I’ve had the air fryer sitting proudly on my countertop! Nowadays, my son has me use the air fryer daily for his foods!

Air Fryer Oven Cooking For The Busy Lifestyle
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Making The Most Of Family Time

Making The Most Of Family Time

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These days life is just so busy, from work to school, kids activities and sleep there just doesn’t always seem to be enough hours in the day.  Often though, the things that are most important gets left behind the most. That one important thing is quality family time. I feel like I’ve blinked and my kids have gotten so big.

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Iced Coffee Right in the Comfort of Your Home

Saving Time and Money with Homemade Iced Coffee

 

Coffee is by far, one of my favorite treats. It’s delicious and so dependable. Plus Caffeine and I need Caffeine with 4 kids who are constantly on the move. Iced Coffee is my usual preference but it isn’t always convenient to go out and buy it. Let me share with you how to make homemade iced coffee using the supplies you already have at home which will save you both time and money by avoiding the drive-thru.

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Easy Keto-Friendly Avocado Egg Salad

Super easy avocado egg salad that is Keto-Friendly! This recipe can also be modified to be Weight Watchers-friendly!

Easy Keto-Friendly Avocado Egg Salad

As a single mom, I feel like I am always trying to juggle the weight of the world on my shoulders. It’s not easy being a parent, but being a single parent is even more difficult. I know it’s a challenge, but I am doing the best I can. With so little time to do everything, I am exhausted by the time my son gets home from school. Being on a budget, I am always looking for healthy and easy meals to make for us.

Ready for our Easy Keto-Friendly Avocado Egg Salad?

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Fuel Your Body and Mind with Mushroom Extracts

Add FreshCap Mushrooms to your Favorite Recipes for a Healthy Boost

mushroom extracts

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In our area of North Carolina, we’ve been battling bouts of snow and rain producing flood conditions. We’re about two days into a six day run of rain and with the combined temperatures of 40 degrees, we could really use some warming up. It also seems that any time we get wet weather, I have someone in my house come down with a case of the sniffles. I wanted a way to give some comfort in this dreary weather but also boost everyone’s immune system so I pulled out my dad’s Super Easy Chili recipe and tweaked it with my favorite Mushroom Extracts to give it the umph* we need to make it through what appears to be our own little monsoon season. But you know what they say, if you don’t like the weather in North Carolina; give it a minute, it’ll change!

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FreshCap Mushrooms have Mushroom Extracts for all Health Issues

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FreshCap makes the difference in extracts by cultivating from the entire mushroom plant. There are no hard to pronounce ingredients and no additives or chemicals. FreshCap Mushrooms are Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Vegan and Paleo friendly.

-Thrive 6 comes packed with 6 different mushrooms, all designed to aid in healing. With 60 servings in each bag, this powerhouse is ready to be added to coffee, tea, and your favorite meals

  • LIONS MANE for focus, mental clarity and creativity.
  • CORDYCEPS for energy, endurance and athletic performance
  • CHAGA for detoxifying and inner health
  • REISHI the mushroom of immortality
  • TURKEYTAIL for preventing colds and flu.
  • MAITAKE for bolstering the immune system

-Electric

  •  100% pure Lion’s Mane Mushroom Extract for focus and mental clarity

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  • 100% pure Cordyceps Militaris Mushroom Extract for energy and endurance

Add FreshCap Mushrooms to my Dad’s Super Easy Chili Recipe

chili ingredients

You’ll Need:

  • 1 15 ounce can of Red Kidney Beans
  • 1 15 ounce can of Pinto Beans
  • 1 15 ounce can of Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 8 ounce can of Tomato Sauce
  • 1 8 ounce can of Sweet Corn (i used half a 15 ounce can because that’s all I had on hand)
  • 1 pound of ground beef (or your preference of ground meat, preferably something that is lean)
  • 1 16 ounce container of beef broth
  • 2 tbs Chili Powder
  • 1 tbs cumin (This is one of my favorites from the Chef’s Collection at Burlap and Barrel)
  • 1 tbs Paprika
  • 1 tbs Oregano
  • 1/2 tbs onion powder
  • 1/2 tbs garlic powder
  • 1 scoop of Thrive 6 FreshCap Mushroom Extract
  • If you like spice, add whole chilies until you reach the desired heat index (see my favorite from Burlap and Barrel)
  • salt and pepper to taste

To cook:

  • Brown the ground beef with the above mentioned seasonings (this is why you want something lean, as I typically do not drain fat and cook the meat with seasoning from the start to really impart some flavor)
  • Add the additional canned ingredients and stir
  • Depending on how ‘soupy’ you like your chili, add in the beef broth until you get your desired consistency
  • bring to a boil and reduce to the lowest temperature and simmer for 2-3 hours
  • Serve with CORNBREAD or saltine crackers, sour cream, and cheese.
  • **BONUS – you could put this in the crock pot in the morning and it will be ready for supper at the end of the day

easy chili recipe

 

Check us out for more ways to boost immunity or for more of my favorite family recipes!

 

My Family Recipe for Potato Casserole

My Family Recipe for Potato Casserole

I had the great pleasure of being raised by my grandmother. This woman is incredible – she was raised on a tobacco farm in the 1940s-1950s. She drove a school bus for her high school at the age of 16 and came home every day to tend to the tobacco and the animals (specifically chickens and pigs). She helped my great-grandmother CHURN THEIR OWN BUTTER and can make the best cornbread. She married my grandfather and the two remained happily in love until he passed away from Pancreatic Cancer in 1997.

Being raised by a strong-willed, Southern grandmother means we were in the kitchen together everyday cooking all of our meals. We made everything from Breakfast Casserole (Southern women love casseroles) to Gingerbread Cookies. I can remember being four years old, standing on a step stool and helping her cut out the little gingerbread men. My current boyfriend is just astounded by the number of meals I can create from memory. What really drives him crazy is that neither myself or my grandmother MEASURE ANYTHING. Our conversations often go like this:

Him: ‘Well how much are you adding?’

Me: ‘I dunno, a little bit’

Him: ‘How do you know that’s enough?’

Me: ‘I just add until it looks right’

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