Using Fresh Vanilla Beans is the Key to Creating the Ultimate Baked Donuts!
If you haven’t noticed, I have a little bit of a sweet tooth. I’m the type of person that has to have dessert EVERY-SINGLE-NIGHT. Don’t tell anyone, but I eat dinner just so I can have dessert.
I was sent a silicone donut pan to review, so of course I had to whip up something yummy to bake in it! I knew right away that I wanted to use the sprinkles I made last week. (Sprinkles just make everything better.) These baked donuts are light, fluffy, sweet, and absolutely adorable. They remind me of something that you would see in a cartoon or in a fancy donut shop!
*This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Groupon Coupons.
Here lately we have been saving every single penny plus some. Buying our home came with many more expenses than just the sticker price on the listing. There were inspections, appraisals, repairs, lawyers, realtors – the list goes on and on. Thankfully my mom taught me at a young age to be thrifty as possible so this hasn’t been too difficult. What makes it even easier is a pretty awesome site that you may have already heard of. It’s called Groupon. And guess what? They now have coupons!
*This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Skeeter Nut Free.
We are well into spring so of course that means summer is right around the corner. (Seriously, why can’t spring be year round?) This is by far my favorite season – the birds are chirping, my garden is flourishing, and the weather is absolutely perfect. As so many of you know, summers in the south aren’t just hot, they’re REALLY hot.
Before it gets too unbearable, we like to enjoy it as much as we can and what better way with a Nature Scavenger Hunt! Skeeter Nut Free was kind enough to send a huge box of their wholesome (and safe!) snack packs for the party and thanks to Skeeter, no one would be left out of the fun.
When you just can’t get enough of Aloe H2O!
One of my verrrry first blog posts was a review of Lily of the Desert Aloe Water and here we are (well over a year later!) and I’m at it again. They reached out to me a few weeks ago and told me Lily of the Desert had a new product and that they wanted to send me some. Seriously, how could I resist? I’ve tried other aloe drinks in the past and none compare to the refreshing taste of Aloe H2O. I love sharing with you my favorite products so even though Lily of the Desert was just sending them for me to try, I decided to go ahead and write a short little post letting you know all about it!
This past week has been absolutely hectic to say the least! I have been working way more than I ever imagined and it has truly been a blessing. I did get to spend a little bit of time today with my mom (those of you who have followed my blog for a while know the scare we had back in the fall with her two aneurysms) so this Mother’s Day was super special!
My BBF (Best Blogger Friend) Ashley added me to her “Blogger Tag” so I thought I’d make this week’s post my response to her. (You can check out Ashley’s original post here) To keep it going, I’m tagging Erica over at Mamas Mission.
Here we go!
Can someone please tell me why sprinkles are so expensive?
As you may know, I ran out last week creating the recipe for the Mini Funfetti Cheesecakes so I needed to re-stock. I hit the internet to see what I could find and I was shocked at how pricey they are! This got me to thinking about an alternative. Maybe I could make them myself?
After doing a little research, I quickly realized it was way easier than I ever imagined! Read more
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So this past week was a bit trying and was a test of my faith without a doubt. I was starting to feel a little discouraged about selling our home. We had made it all the way to closing day only to find out our buyer got turned down on his loan. It was a terrible feeling, especially since we were already lined up to move into our new home!
My frown got turned upside down Thursday when I checked the mail and there was a package from my friend Ashley. Tucked inside were two little tubs of Edoughble cookie dough! One was classic chocolate chip and the other was a delicious birthday cake flavor that was packed full of sprinkles. I was going to re-create the edible cookie dough but since I had some mascarpone cheese that needed to be used up (and a new mini cheesecake pan) I decided to make these Mini Funfetti Cheesecakes instead!
How to build the BEST. BURGER. EVER. (Hint, It Starts With Premium Beef From Pfaelzer Brothers!)
If I had to name my absolute favorite food, I think I would have to go with hamburgers. There are limitless possibilities when it comes to topping variations, but no matter what, it has to start with a good beef patty. I’ve tried turkey, black bean, and portobello mushroom – still, there isn’t anything like a juicy beef burger!
These gorgeous patties came from Pfaelzer Brothers and are sandwiched between the tallest, fluffiest, homemade sesame hamburger buns you ever did see. (It’s important to have a nice thick bun to hold all that burger!) The crispy fried onion strings are cut paper-thin so that they melt in your mouth with each bite. These burgers are best served with sweet tangy BBQ sauce and a handful of oven fries on the side! Read more
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Salmon is such a versatile dish. I’ll be the first to admit that I didn’t even have what I consider “real” salmon until I went to culinary school in my early 20’s. Before that, all I knew was the stuff in the can, lovingly mashed together with some flour and egg, then grilled into little cakes. My grandmother always cooked them outside in one of those electric skillets as to not stink up the house. I can’t say that I miss those days, but I do miss her a bunch!
Today I’m excited to prepare for you Pan Seared Salmon with Sage Brown Butter served over a beautiful Herb Beet Purée. I’m also going to show you how you can save a ton of money by purchasing a whole side of salmon and breaking it down yourself, just like the pros.
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Imagine you’re a little child, playing outside, singing songs, running free, not a single care in the world. Now imagine the scream of a missile as it whizzes overhead. You run to your home but it has been destroyed. Your father who was inside reading the morning paper is nowhere in sight. Your worst fears are unfolding around you. Soon you are whisked away by your mother and set on a train separated from everything you once knew with only the clothes on your back and maybe a small bag filled with a few select belongings. Your friends are gone, your father is gone, your home and everything you once knew, all gone in the blink of an eye.