Friday, April 28, 2017

Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Tartlets

Chocolate pie is one of my favorite desserts, so when Sophie from @trackingisthenewblack
posted the recipe for these Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Tartlets on her Instagram,
I knew that I  just had to make them!

If you're doing Weight Watchers or are just trying to eat healthier, you should check
out her Instagram. She has really great ideas and gives Weight Watchers points
values on the food she shares.

Luckily I already had all of the ingredients I needed to make these at home! I
love when that happens!

I buy the mini tart shells in the freezer section of my grocery store. They only take
about 10 minutes to thaw or you can bake them for 3-5 minutes to make them extra
extra crispy. You can use them for so many recipes from sweet to savory.

Dark chocolate sea salt tartlets are delicious!
At only 2 Weight Watchers SmartPoints each, dark chocolate sea salt tartlets are perfect
for a mini dessert after dinner and they're so pretty you could serve them at a party too.

Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Tartlets

15 mini phyllo tarts, thawed
1/4 C low fat milk
1 tsp. butter
3.5 oz. 60-69% dark chocolate, chopped
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/8 tsp. coarse ground sea salt
light whipped cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place phyllo shells on a baking sheet and bake for 3-5 minutes to lightly crisp.
In a small saucepan, over medium high heat, warm milk and butter, stirring
occasionally until milk begins to boil and butter has melted.
Reduce heat to low, stir in chocolate and vanilla until smooth.

Allow chocolate mixture to cool slightly. Fill tart shells with chocolate, dividing
evenly between the 15 shells. Sprinkle with sea salt. Place them in the fridge for
about 10 minutes to set. Top with whipped cream and serve.

Yield - 15 tartlets


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Our Favorite Pasta Salad

Our Favorite Pasta Salad

We opened our pool last week, which means that summer is on the way!
Time for pool parties, cookouts and s'mores by the fire pit.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Rubbermaid FreshWorks™ Produce Savers + A Giveaway

Spring is here and I am loving all of the fresh greens and berries that are available.
It's so fun to browse around the Farmer's Market on Saturday morning and come home
with fresh fruit and veggies to make into something delicious.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Epiphanie Camera Bag Review

Epiphanie Alexandria Camera Bag

I take a lot of stuff with me when I travel.
I blame it on being a Girl Scout and Girl Scout leader for over 15 years.
I like to be prepared.

The Epiphanie Alexandria camera backpack has been a lifesaver for me the past
few months. I've been traveling quite a bit lately and this backpack has been great
for carrying all of my essentials, keeping me prepared for all situations.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Spring Cleaning with OXO

A few years ago, when we remodeled our kitchen, we added a large cabinet/pantry just
for my baking supplies. It was the best decision!  Having all of my specialty pans, cupcake
liners, sprinkles and candy all in one spot is so convenient when I'm baking for my
family or developing recipes for my blog.

Over the past year the baking pantry has gotten a little out of control.  Sprinkles were
all over the place, baking pans were shoved wherever they would fit and candy that
had outlived it's expiration date was making it cluttered and unorganized.
It was time to get it back in shape!

Monday, April 3, 2017

3-Ingredient Healthy Pancakes

3-ingredient Healthy Pancakes for One

I have been craving pancakes on Sunday mornings for some reason.  A couple of 
weekends ago I made Sprouted Wheat Blueberry Pancakes, which were absolutely
delicious, but on this particular day I wanted simple and easy.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Tieks Ballet Flats at Disney World

Tieks Ballet Flats at Disney World

Disney World is our favorite place ever and we go to the parks every chance we get.
Luckily, my in-laws are members of the Disney Vacation Club and they take us along!

Fun at the parks involves a lot of walking and my daughter and I like to do it in style
wearing our Tieks.  We are huge fans of Tieks ballet flats and we wear them all of the
time. They are the most comfortable shoes that I own!