Monday, April 24, 2017

Scratch Vanilla Pancake Mug

Enjoy this easy to make quick and easy breakfast with a delicious vanilla pancake in a mug.



Sometimes you just want breakfast for dinner. But then your spouse doesn't want breakfast for dinner (happens to me all the time). Well here is a solution I found that gives me the best of both worlds! I have dinner with my wife and make her happy, and I get a sweet, breakfastey end to my day with this easy vanilla pancake mug. Love it.


Enjoy this easy to make quick and easy breakfast with a delicious vanilla pancake in a mug.

Another, probably more prevalent, solution this pancake mug brings to the table is when you have a hankering for pancakes in the morning but you don't have the time or energy to get out a griddle, and make an entire batter. This gives you a convenient, minutes to make pancake that won't overwhelm you with time and extra carbs you feel obligated to eat. 

I love this pancake mug and I know you will!!!!

Keaton

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Friday, April 21, 2017

50+ Lemony Recipes

More than 50 fabulous lemon recipes including Lemon Blueberry Sweet Rolls, Lemon Cheesecake, and Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes!


More than 50 fabulous lemon recipes including Lemon Blueberry Sweet Rolls, Lemon Cheesecake, and Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes!

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Easy Breakfast Sliders

Scrambled eggs, bacon, and cheddar cheese sandwiched inside a sweet, buttery Hawaiian roll. The only thing better than how these taste is how easy they are to make for a crowd! 


Scrambled eggs, bacon, and cheddar cheese sandwiched inside a sweet, buttery Hawaiian roll. The only thing better than how these taste is how easy they are to make for a crowd!

I am OB-SESSED with these super duper easy sliders made with Hawaiian rolls. As evidenced by these Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders and (my personal favorite) these BBQ Chicken Sliders. YUM!

What's not to love?? 

☑︎ Easy? Check. You can make 12 individual breakfast sandwiches in one fell swoop! Yes, please.

☑︎ Drool-worthy? Absolutely. If you're an egg-and-cheese fanatic like me, these will send you over the moon, I guarantee it!

☑︎ Crowd-pleasing? PUH-lease! People will be kissing your feet over these fun little breakfast sliders. You just wait and see.

Scrambled eggs, bacon, and cheddar cheese sandwiched inside a sweet, buttery Hawaiian roll. The only thing better than how these taste is how easy they are to make for a crowd!

So what all goes into these little breakfast bundles of joy?

Love. Obvs.

And then a layer of sweet Hawaiian rolls, scrambled eggs, bacon, CHEESE!, the tops of the rolls, and a beautiful brushing-on of melty butter on top.

Scrambled eggs, bacon, and cheddar cheese sandwiched inside a sweet, buttery Hawaiian roll. The only thing better than how these taste is how easy they are to make for a crowd!

This is breakfast at it's finest: easy, delicious, and fit for a crowd. Or even just for one  😉 .

Enjoy!



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Monday, April 17, 2017

Sweet Corn Mexican Ice Cream (No Churn)

Smooth and creamy Mexican inspired sweet corn ice cream made possible by freeze dried sweet corn from our friend Jenni and thrivelife.com



During my two year LDS mission in Santa Rosa, CA, I had some amazing food. I worked with the Spanish speaking people and was therefore introduced to many Hispanic influenced foods that I had yet to try growing up in NC. And for the most part, they were AMAZING. Seriously, I grew up around good food, but I loved almost everything that was thrown my way on my mission.

One of those memorable food experiences was when I was taken to a local Mexican ice cream shop. I came in and scowered the vast selection and realized oddly enough that almost every ice cream came from a fruit or vegetable and it wasn't vanilla ice cream with a few blackberries thrown in. It was legitimate, hardcore, for real fruit and vegetable based ice cream.

I chose two flavors, avocado and sweet corn, and they were equally divine. No joke. So when our friend Jenni with thrivelife.com offered us freeze dried fruit and vegetable options I was so excited to make some sweet corn ice cream out of freeze dried sweet corn!


First of all, the corn was amazing in and of itself. I couldn't stop eating it as I was making the ice cream. Seriously! What a healthy and convenient snack. Then when it came to making the ice cream, I made a few adjustments to my typical no churn ice creams and it resulted in that same great taste I encountered in Santa Rosa, CA years ago! The recipe is incredibly simple and an unique food experience to attempt if you are yet to do so. Enjoy!

Keaton

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

French Coconut Pie

This beautiful and stunning coconut pie will impress everybody around the table at your Easter feast!

This beautiful and stunning coconut pie will impress everybody around the table at your Easter feast!

I don't know about you, but I'm ready to eat pie. And even better: pie with coconut!

Something about Easter just brings out the pie-lover in me. I think it's because I'm a big fan of the cool and creamy Spring-time variety of pies, rather than the baked fruit and nut pies we see more of around Thanksgiving. 

French silk pie, classic buttermilk pie, and lemon meringue pie are right up my alley. 😍

This beautiful and stunning coconut pie will impress everybody around the table at your Easter feast!

I pulled out the family recipe book for today's pie. I was flipping through my cookbook in search of a coconut cream pie recipe, but this French Coconut Pie recipe caught my eye instead.

What's the difference between coconut cream and French coconut? I'm glad you asked.

I wasn't sure about that myself, as a matter of fact. But after the pie had baked and cooled, the differences were pretty apparent. Instead of a custard or mousse-like cream filling, this French coconut pie has a texture more consistent with the inside of a Mounds bar. It's not quite as sweet or as dense, but that's the closest comparison I can make.


I decided it needed a little creamy to balance out the sweet and sticky coconut filling, and the combination is right on the money. A buttery graham cracker crust, sweet coconut, and a dreamy whipped cream layer to top it all off. Add a little toasted coconut for the final touch, and voila! 

Pie perfection ☺️. 

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Easter Egg Hunt Dark Chocolate Reese's Ice Cream (No Churn)

Enjoy this rich and creamy ice cream this Easter without the hassle of churning!


There are few things in this world as comforting as dark chocolate are to me. I love its decadent taste and justify eating it because people say its good for your brain and heart. Is it really? I have no idea, but I won't question it  and won't research it and am sticking to that theory forever.



How could you go wrong with dark chocolate ice cream? Can't really, unless you are not a dark chocolate fan and if so you have no business being on this page (my wife Lillian being the ring leader of all the haters out there).



Now for the third amazing component, reese's peanut butter eggs. Dark chocolate, ice cream, reese's peanut butter eggs. All amazing. This is a fun and easy ice cream you can make for your family get together this Easter that adds some fun to desert. Finding eggs within the ice cream is the fun of an Easter egg hunt included in a tasty, and easy to make dessert. Enjoy your Easter!

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