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Culinary Tales/ Sweet Things

Non-Dairy Coconut Cherry Ice Cream

I’m extremely fond of ice cream. I mean it really doesn’t phase me whether it’s Summer, Fall, Spring, or Winter. I will happily sit in my living room with a bowl of ice cream as I watch the snowflakes fall to the ground. Rocky Road, Cotton Candy, Strawberry, Chocolate, Peanut butter, Pistachio.. you name it, i love it….give me all the flavors! Ice cream is  always in season. So, today I’m sharing my Non-Dairy Coconut Cherry Ice Cream. It’s so easy! It only has two ingredients! Continue Reading…

Culinary Tales/ Sweet Things

Fireball Glazed Fried Apples

If you’ve ever had fried apples, then you know how sinfully delicious they taste. If you haven’t, fall is the perfect time to cook these beauties up! They are basically apple wedges pan fried with cinnamon & sugar.  The best part is, they’re surprisingly easy to make. These Fireball Glazed Fried Apples are the perfect dessert! It’s a classic down home treat and the Fireball Whisky adds an understated elegance.

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Culinary Tales/ Sweet Things

Triple Berry Oatmeal Bars

I received Sugar 2.0 complimentary for review purposes. As always all opinions and thoughts are my own!

Today I’m whipping up some sweet after school snacks! These Triple Berry Oatmeal Bars are as delicious as they are healthy! Comprised of Rolled Oats, Cocoa Rice Cereal,  and lots of Berries!

You can customize this easy recipe by adding in whatever fruits you prefer. I’m using dried strawberries, goji berries, and blueberries. I’m also using Sugar 2.0. It’s half sugar & half fiber which makes it a healthier option. I love the way it taste, because it’s always made with 100% real cane sugar.  I also love that when substituting it in recipes, it’s a one for one ratio, so no unnecessary math calculations are needed! Sugar 2.0 recently released Honey 2.0 as well! Equally delicious, I’m using it as my sticky component for these bars!

Keep in mind these are no bake bars, so they come together quickly!

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DIY & Decor/ Meats/ Sweet Things

Grilled Waffle Bar

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Have I ever told you how much I love waffles? They can be sweet or savory. Simple or Complex. They’re incredibly versatile and pretty much people pleasers. We’re having some guests over and I wanted to do something different. So, this weekend I’ve created a whole Kellogg’s Eggo Waffle Bar with all kinds of delicious choices. Since, it’s so nice outside, my focus was grilling as much as I possibly can. You can’t beat that smoky flavor the grill adds to everything it touches.

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Culinary Tales/ Sweet Things

Raspberry Cream Cheese Cruffins

Ok, have you ever heard of a Cruffin?

Now, listen I know what you’re probably thinking. At least, I know what I was thinking. First a Cronut..now a Cruffin. (Shaking my head)

It sounds ridiculous, but it’s really very genius. It’s like a Hybrid Croissant, Muffin. And it’s so delicious. It’s made from Croissant dough. You can use any fillings you want in it. I’m using Raspberry Preserves and a Cream Cheese Filling. The subtle sweetness of the Raspberry and Cream Cheese meets the Flaky Buttery Croissant Dough..and It’s pure heaven.

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Culinary Tales/ Sweet Things

Strawberry and Basil Champagne Cupcakes

For Mother’s Day we decided to bake Grandma up some Strawberry and Basil Champagne Cupcakes! A little messy, but seriously delicious! I’ve always loved the subtle combination of Strawberry & Basil. It’s a cocktail pairing favorite of mine. So putting it in a cupcake was a no brainer. The champagne’s alcohol content will cook right out, just leaving the flavor. It also makes them extra fluffy & moist, so what’s not to love! Continue Reading…

Culinary Tales/ Sweet Things

Mini Chocolate Egg Blondies

We just finished celebrating Easter over here, but the house is still covered in plastic eggs and to be honest, more chocolate than either of us need;)… I kind of have an obsession for Mini Cadbury Eggs. So, when I saw the ten pound bag at Costco, I had to buy them. Just kidding, it wasn’t ten pounds. But, it might as well have been right? Because, no matter how many handfuls I eat of them they don’t seem to be going anywhere. Continue Reading…

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Lightened Up Carrot Cake Cupcakes

My son loves carrot cake , I think that has a lot to do with his love for Peter Rabbit. I’m not a big fan of carrots in general.. But, I find it hard not to love Carrot Cake? Its sweet, and spiced just right. You can even feel good about yourself for getting some carrots in for the day right? Or are those just lies I tell myself..Wink wink, nudge nudge.

Well, you can if you make a few “lighter” changes! So, this is my lightened up version of Carrot Cake Cupcakes topped with Vanilla Cashew Frosting (Dairy Free). Continue Reading…