Friday, October 19, 2018

Easy Sweet & Salty Halloween Snack Mix

Easy Sweet and Salty Halloween Snack Mix

Happy Friday!
Today I'm sharing a super easy, but oh so good, sweet and salty Halloween snack mix.
It comes together in just a few minutes, but be warned - it is very addicting!

I use Ghirardelli white chocolate melting wafers because I've found that they melt
much easier than candy melts and it tastes better, in my opinion.

Switch up the toppings for whatever occasion you're celebrating! How fun are these
candy eyeballs for Halloween! I found some cute Halloween bags at the grocery store
so I'm going to make another batch this weekend so I gift some snack mix to friends.

Have a nice weekend!

Easy Sweet and Salty Halloween Snack Mix

Easy Sweet and Salty Halloween Snack Mix

1 bag pretzels
1 bag popcorn
1 box Rice Chex Cereal
mini candy corn (I found the mini candy corn at Target)
candy eyeballs
Ghirardelli white chocolate melting wafers

Line a large baking sheet with parchment or aluminum foil.
Place pretzels and cereal onto lined baking sheet and drizzle melted white chocolate over top.
While chocolate is still wet, add a layer of popcorn on top of the pretzels and cereal.
Sprinkle mini candy corn and candy eyeballs over popcorn. Drizzle with more melted chocolate.

Let the chocolate harden (about 15 minutes or so) or place baking sheet in the fridge for
a few minutes to speed up the process.

Break into small pieces and try not to eat the entire baking sheet!
It is so good, but very addicting. You've been warned :)


Friday, October 5, 2018

Mini Pumpkin Bread Loaf

This post is in partnership with Silpat. All opinions are my own.

Mini Pumpkin Bread Loaf

Happy October! Time to break out all of the pumpkin recipes!!

Baking mini sweet treats is my favorite, especially during the fall, so when I found out
that Siplat was introducing the Silpat Patisserie Baking Collection , I just had to have
at least one!

It was a hard decision, but I chose the mini loaf pan to start with. I can't wait to add
the mini fluted cake, muffin, mini muffin and madeleine pan's to my baking collection!
The molds are coated in food grade silicone that offers effortless release and there's no
need to grease the molds. They are light weight, flexible and clean up beautifully.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

My Go-To Morning Smoothie

This post is in partnership with Mom's Meet and may contain affiliate links.
As always, all opinions are my own.

My Go-To Morning Protein Smoothie

Weekday mornings can be hectic and rushed, especially after school begins, when
we're trying to get back into the swing of things. I allow myself plenty of time in the
morning, waking up two hours before I need to be at work, but somehow I'm always
rushing out the door.  Probably because I try to get too much done before I leave, but
there's so much to do! #momproblems

When I'm running late and there's no time for breakfast, my go-to is a healthy protein
smoothie that I can drink during my commute or when I get to the office. Most often
my smoothie includes frozen banana, chocolate protein powder, flax seed, almond
butter and almond milk. Sometimes I throw in a few frozen berries too.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Game Day Snack Mix

This post is in partnership with ALDI. As always, all opinions are my own.

Game Day Snack Mix

School is back in session and our town is hopping.
Over twenty thousand students have moved back into the 'burg and football
season is here!

There's nothing better on a fall Saturday than college football and tailgating
with friends.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Dan Kluger's Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies

This post is in partnership with OXO and Cookies for Kid's Cancer.
All opinions are my own.

For the past several years I have been fortunate enough to be able to participate in the
Cookies for Kids' Cancer campaign hosted by OXO, a brand that I have been using for
years and love.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Crusted Cinnamon French Toast

Cinnamon Crusted French Toast

Happy Friday friends!

Today I'm posting a quick, easy and delicious recipe for crusted cinnamon french toast.
This french toast is SO good and perfect for lazy weekend mornings. I plan on making
it again on Sunday!

Have a nice weekend!!

Crusted Cinnamon French Toast

4 slices Dave's Killer Bread
2 large eggs
1 T unsweetened almond milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup hemp seeds
1/4 cup ground flax seeds
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 T coconut sugar
1 T butter or coconut oil

In a shallow bowl, whisk together eggs, vanilla and almond milk.
In another shallow bowl, mix together hemp seeds, flax seeds, cinnamon and sugar.

Melt butter over medium heat in a large frying pan.

Dip both sides of bread slices in egg mixture and then both sides in hemp seed mixture.
Place bread into heated pan and brown on each side.

Serve with warm maple syrup and fresh fruit.


Tuesday, August 21, 2018

What's in my Vitamin Box

This post is in partnership with Moms Meet. As always, all opinions are my own.
May contain affiliate links.

Yes - I am old and need a pill box to organize my vitamins and supplements.
Don't make fun.

Each Sunday I fill it up for the week and I keep it in a tote bag that I carry to work
each day. Once I get to the office I place it on my desk and take one or two vitamins
every few hours. I've never been one who can take all of my vitamins at once, it
upsets my stomach. Spreading them out throughout the day works better for me.