Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Pretzel Bark {Plus 5 Super Simple Holiday Treat Recipes!}

December 13, 2017
Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Pretzel Bark. Rich dark chocolate, salty pretzels and pieces of candy cane make this simple treat a holiday crowd pleaser!

 

It’s not quite crunch time just yet. But it’s going to be soon and we all are going to get that deer in the headlights look when we realize a teacher, a neighbor, we forgot someone on our list.

Not to worry! This new Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Pretzel Bark is stupid simple to make and makes a tasty gift. And if this one isn’t your thing, I have 5 of my very favorites from past years that have been perfect presents without any sweat!

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Dark Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow

December 10, 2017
Dark Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow. Your favorite holiday treat with the taste of chocolate and peppermint. Add in some Mint M&M's to make it even more festive for Christmas!

 

Ok. Let’s be real today.

Let’s talk about food and the holidays. It can be a touchy subject for some of us and it can also be the source of guilt and negativity toward ourselves. And a lot of it has to do with restriction or not truly allowing ourselves the foods we really crave during the season.

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Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

December 7, 2017
Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup. Chunks of carrots, celery and parsnips with savory spices and juicy chicken. This creamy soup is comfort food at it's finest during the cold seasons.

 

Strange but true: I don’t like chicken noodle soup. It bores me or something like that. Don’t get me wrong, if I am sick, I would not turn away a friend who brought me some to help cure my illness, but other than that, no thank you.

Interestingly enough, Anthony’s favorite soup? Chicken Noodle. Go figure!

However, I have always been a fan of a good chicken and wild rice soup, but it has to be really hearty, and not too brothy–picky? That’s me I guess! But today, I bring you just that!

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Gingerbread Chickpea Blondies

December 3, 2017
Gingerbread Chickpea Blondies. This is not your average gingerbread treat, but the chewy bars will be a hit. Rich molasses and ginger spices with wholesome chickpeas and no one will know!

There’s some irony in this new recipe in regards to what I was aiming for. These Gingerbread Chickpea Blondies were meant to be a recipe in which the old me and the new me would collide. But as irony would have it, it didn’t go exactly as planned.

And it all started with a little bit of brown sugar.

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Spiced Pear French Toast Casserole

November 30, 2017
Spiced Pear French Toast Casserole. Make brunch extra special with this simple yet tasty dish. Juicy pears and cinnamon all baked into a delicious French Toast casserole.

 

Wish I had more time to chat with you today. But I am pushing it even trying to crank this one out. Sam is starting to make some movement in his rock n’ play so it’s only a matter of time before he will be demanding milk. But when you see this recipe, you will be fine with very few words. French toast casserole typically gets my ears perking up. And this one is gonna be perfect for your holiday brunches or just a morning at home with the family. Have it your way!

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