• Fab Food & Drinks

    Blueberry Lemon Yogurt Loaf

    This light loaf is the perfect addition to your Sunday morning coffee. It’s light, yet rich and lemony too! You could also add a blueberry compote with a scoop of ice cream and serve it for dessert! Yum, Yum! Preheat oven to 350 Degrees Ingredients 2 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder pinch of salt 1/2 granulated sugar 2 eggs 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup coconut oil zest of 1 large lemon (add more if you want a pucker!) 3/4 vanilla extract 1 1/4 cups greek yogurt 1 cup fresh blueberries (if using frozen, thaw before adding and drain out water) Grease a loaf pan and set aside. In…

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    Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

    These cookies are perfect for Valentine’s, Galentine’s, or any “tines” day! Cake-like, full of flavor, and fun to make, bet you can’t just eat one! Makes 20 cookies  Ingredients 1 1/3 cups flour 3 tbsp cocoa powder 1 tsp baking powder  1/4 tsp baking soda  1/4 tsp salt 1/3 cup brown Sugar 1/3 cup white sugar  1/4 cup butter (room temperature)  2 eggs 2 1/2 tsp vanilla  1 tsp red food coloring  1/4 cup powdered sugar  In a bowl combine your dry ingredients; flour, cocoa powder, baking powder & salt. Give it a quick whisk and set aside. In a large bowl cream butter and sugar together with an electric…

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    Valentines Day Chocolate Drizzled Pretzels!

    These chocolate covered pretzels are so delicious, they add the perfect amount of savory and sweet, and are the perfect treat with a cup of coffee or tea!  Makes 16 Pretzels Ingredients 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips, melted 16 pretzel rods  Valentines day sprinkles  Place chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 1 minutes at 50% power, remove from microwave and stir. The chocolate chips won’t be fully melted so continue to microwave on high in 10-15 second intervals, stirring in between until all chips are melted! Set aside.  Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat, lay 16 pretzel rods on the…

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    To Wine or Not to Wine?

    Need a fun weekend activity? How about throwing a wine tasting party? It’s so much fun and obviously contains lots of….Wine-ing!!! We began by inviting 4 friends…totaling (8 people..4 couples!) and had each couple bring a bottle of wine wrapped inside a paper bag, Each bag was then given to 1 person (the sommelier) for the evening and the fun began!! What you need… FRIENDS…preferably ones that like wine might be a plus! 1 friend designated as the “sommelier” they won’t be as into the tasting as they’re somewhat “working” but they can still play along printable “tasting” notes cards…find one on the internet or make it up..! Snacks…! cheese…

  • Fitness & Wellness

    What’s the Best Exercise Program for Results, and Fast!?

    I know it sounds too good to be true, I promise it’s true! With Fittbe Pilates, it has never been so easy or fun to get fit. Popular, amongst celebrities, dancers, and athletes, the effectiveness of Pilates just might blow your mind. The Best thing is that you will start to see the results fast. Founder, of the method, Joseph Pilates explained that in “In 10 sessions you’ll feel the difference, in 20 sessions you’ll see a difference, and in 30 sessions you’ll have a whole new body”!  Now, ready for a shocker? Pilates has a cumulative aspect. It’s not just that the more you do, the better you will get.…

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    Tips to Keep your Manicure from Chipping!

    Lately, I’ve been really into neutral nail colors, they’re versatile, classic, and don’t show chips as well (I’m a stickler for good-looking nails without chips). I’ve been painting my nail since I was about 12, and I’ve learned a thing or two to keep them from chipping!  Essie Colors listed in in photos:  Without A stitch  Feeling Wellies Bare With Me Private Weekend Wild Nude Hubby For Dessert Here is what I have learned:  The shorter the better, I usually cut my nails just to the tips of my fingers, which leaves plenty of nail for color and less area for chipping!  Use good quality polish, my personal favorites are…

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    “Healthy-ish” Peanut Butter Cups

    These “healthy-ish” Peanut butter cups are really tasty, loaded with protein and refined sugar-free these peanut butter cups are sure to please. These are a great snack with a cup of tea or perfect for the kids lunches!  Makes 6-8 Peanut Butter Cups Ingredients Chocolate Layer 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted 1/4 cup cocoa powder 3 tablespoons maple syrup 1/2 teaspoon vanilla In a mixing bowl, Mix together the coconut oil, cocoa powder, maple syrup and vanilla until combined. Layer into a square baking dish or muffin tin (since these are for valentines day you can use a heart shaped mold!). and place into the freezer for 15-20 minutes.  Peanut…

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    Light, Sunday Morning Banana Muffins

    Sunday Mornings call for tasty treats and these muffins are de-lish! They are a great use for those sad brown bananas and are pretty quick to prep. Bonus – you can use only 1 bowl (less dishes to wash…yes please!). Most importantly, they are scrumptious! When you allow bananas to turn brown and almost mushy, they become extra sweet, which makes them the perfect ingredient to use when trying to bake using less sugar. These muffins use agave nectar as a sugar substitution which adds a slightly “nutty” flavor. Slivered almonds the perfect complement if you are a nut lover. Take to bananas out of the freezer about 15 minutes…

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    Truffled Rosemary Monkey Bread Muffins

    Upgrade your biscuit game with these incredibly delicious, simple and fun to eat muffins! I like to serve these with soup and they would be great at your holiday table as well! The cool thing is that because they’re cut into smaller pieces and tossed in the coating all the pieces have flavor!  Makes 12 large muffins 2- 16 oz packages buttermilk biscuits (you can find these at the local supermarket or my favorite store, Trader Joes!) 1 Tablespoon fresh rosemary finely chopped 3 Tablespoons butter, melted 2 Tablespoons truffle oil 1/2 Teaspoon salt 2 Tablespoons parmesan cheese Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray,…

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    Baked Broccoli

    This is one of our most favorite sides. Baking the broccoli brings out a somewhat “nutty” flavor and it can be the perfect addition to a salad, pasta dish or just have it as a side dish. This recipe is simple, foolproof and well, downright delish. Preheat oven to 400 degrees 3 cups broccoli, trimmed into bite-sized pieces (I usually make them smaller if they’re going into a salad) 2 tbsp olive oil 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper Place Broccoli in a mixing bowl, toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Bake 20-25 minutes Warning: Once this comes out of the oven a few pieces will inevitably be consumed…