Thanksgiving Pumpkin Rolls

Dec. 12th, 2014

A pumpkin twist on the classic roll. Happy Thanksgiving!

Ingredients:
Dough (I highly recommend the dough recipe I used to make my Santa bread)
Egg yolk
Pecans

Directions:
1. Cut dough into small pieces and roll into balls
2. Slightly flatten the dough and cut 7-8 slices around the edges
3. With your finger, indent a hole into each roll
4. Coat each roll with egg yolk
5. Bake rolls based on instructions for dough
6. Place rolls on wire rack to cool
7. Place half a pecan in the center of each roll for the pumpkin stem

Nine ways to style a belt

Dec. 12th, 2014

Get it guuuuuuurl!

I usually wear my belt through the loop and that’s the end of that. Well, no more! Now there are nine cute ways to jazz up any outfit with a well-styled belt.

Halloween Edible Mummies

Dec. 12th, 2014

Savory meatball mummies and sweet banana peanut butter mummies. So easy, kids can make them. Get ready for your halloween festivities – these are going to be a hit!

Savory meatball mummy ingredients:
Pre-cooked meatballs
Ready made pizza dough
Spaghetti noodles
White cheese (I used string cheese)
Olives
Straw

Directions for meatball mummies:
1. Stick an uncooked spaghetti noodle through three slightly thawed meatballs
2. Once you’ve completed all your meatball sets, layout dough and cut into very thin strips
3. Wrap meatballs with dough in mummy fashion
4. Bake meatballs as directed on dough instructions
5. While meatballs are baking, using a straw poke cheese to get small white chunks of cheese
6. Cut up olive into tiny little slices for pupils.
7. After meatballs have cooled, place cheese on mummy head for eyes and place olive slices on top for the pupils
8. Place on platter with marina for serving!

Ingredients for Sweet peanut butter mummies:
Bananas
Peanut butter
Edible eyes
Egg carton
Stir sticks
Fork

Directions for Sweet peanut butter mummies:
1. Cut bananas into thirds and place a stir stick into each piece
2. Microwave peanut butter for a few seconds until liquidy
3. Dip a fork into peanut butter and drizzle onto banana in mummy fashion
4. Place each banana stir stick into an upside down egg carton
5. Freeze for 20 minutes
6. Add eyeballs to bananas and return to freezer for 2 hours

Blogspiration:

Meatball mummies – Recipe from Spend with Pennies
Banana mummies – Inspired by Lexie’s Kitchen and Living

Chocolate covered bananas almond bites

Aug. 5th, 2014

A delicious treat packed with protein and fiber – all under 150 calories per serving! You can enjoy these post-workout or just enjoy them. No need to workout to eat these bad boys. They are tasty!

Ingredients:
1 Medium-sized banana
1/4 cup Bitter sweet chocolate chips
1/4 tsp Olive oil
Palmful of chopped almonds

Directions:
1. Slice banana into six pieces
2. Add chocolate and olive oil into microwave-safe bowl
3. Microwave chocolate in 15 second intervals, stirring in between, until melted
4. Line plate with parchment paper
5. Quickly dip bananas into chocolate coating completely and place on parchment paper
6. Sprinkle nuts on top of banana slices
7. Freeze for about 2 hours and enjoy!

Makes three servings

Healthy snack alternative – Zucchini Chips

Jul. 23rd, 2014

Snacks snack snacky. Any way you write it, it’s basically my favorite thing in the world. And I eat them, all the time. As a kid I was known to “spoil my appetite” more frequently than not. But this snack, is as guilt-free as it gets. (Though I don’t believe in that term as food should NEVER make you feel guilty). I digress. Zucchini as a chip boggled my mind as I’m not the biggest fan of zucchini to begin with. This snack, however, is delish. Seriously delish. And I do them two ways! One for anyone to enjoy at 60 calories a serving and the other, for those following the Paleo diet. Everyone wins!

Ingredients for regular zucchini chips
1 medium-sized zucchini
Nonfat milk
1/8 cup Parmesan cheese
1/8 cup Breadcrumbs
1/4 tsp Garlic powder
1/8 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Pepper

Instructions
1. Thinly slice zucchini
2. Mix breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, and garlic powder, salt and pepper
3. Pour milk into dipping bowl
4. Coat zucchini slices with milk, then dip into breadcrumb mixture, shake off and place on baking sheet (If you have wire rack put this on top of baking sheet)
5. Bake in oven at 425 degrees for 20 minutes. Check at 15 minutes and remove when they begin to turn brown

Ingredients for paleo-friendly chips
1 medium-sized zucchini
Olive oil spray (or for those abiding by a strict paleo diet, melted coconut oil)
1/8 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Pepper

Instructions
1. Thinly slice zucchini
2. Lay out slices on baking sheet and spray with olive oil
3. Salt and pepper to taste
4. Bake in oven at 425 degrees for 20 minutes. Check at 15 minutes and remove when they begin to turn brown