Recipes

My granola bar OBSESSION!

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I’m in love…with a granola bar! My name is Porsha and I have an obsession. One that just can’t be helped. These granola bars are so YUMMY! You won’t even realize that they are healthy. I try to eat as healthy as I can. The key word is try. I’m a vegetarian which makes eating healthy much easier, right? So, my eating a bunch of meatless chocolate is perfectly acceptable.

Seriously, with all natural ingredients and great flavor combinations, 18 Rabbits (Isn’t that the cutest name? There’s a whole story behind the name. Check out their website for more info and products) is staying on my pantry shelf. My favorite flavor is date, pecan, and coconut. I don’t have a picture of that particular flavor. I finished eating them before I decided to write this post. I got my granola bars from Costco in a 15 pack with five bars of each flavor (date, pecan, coconut/apricot, walnut, coconut/fig, cranberry, hazelnut). You’ll have to ask hubby for the price but I’m pretty sure they are pricey – the one downfall.

Have any of you tried these granola bars? if so, what’s your favorite flavor?

Peace, love, and granola bars!

Diy Chocolate covered Heart Strawberries

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When I think of Valentine’s Day, I always think of chocolate covered strawberries. So, here’s a cute play on traditional chocolate covered strawberries.

Here’s what you’ll  need:

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  • Strawberries
  • Toothpicks
  • Chocolate chips
  • White chocolate chips

Step 1: Wash and slice the strawberries in half.

Step 2: Slide a toothpick through 2 strawberry halves to form a heart.

Step 3: Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave in 30 second integrals.

Step 4: Dip strawberry hearts in melted chocolate.

Step 5: Melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave in 30 second integrals.

Step 6: Drizzle the white chocolate over the strawberry hearts.

Happy Crafting!

Mini Strawberry Cheesecake Bites – Day 7

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On my quest to find creative Valentine’s food, I found this awesome recipe for mini cheesecake bites. Can you say delicious? They were so yummy. I couldn’t eat just one! It was more like 5!

You have to try this recipe!

Mini Strawberry Cheesecake Bites
Ingredients:
  • 1 8 oz Package of Low Fat Cream Cheese
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp lemon juice
  • 1 egg
  • 2 graham crackers
  • 1 tbsp softened butter or margarine
  • Strawberries
 
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Line mini-muffin pan with cupcake liners.
  3. In a mixer cream together cream cheese and sugar.
  4. Add lemon juice and egg.
  5. Mix until well-blended.
  6. In a sandwich bag, crush graham crackers.
  7. Add butter in small increments until mixture is sticky.
  8. Spoon graham cracker mixture into the bottom of muffin tins.
  9. Top with cheese mixture.
  10. Bake for 11-14 minutes.
  11. While cheesecakes are baking slice strawberries in half and cut a “v” in the top to create heart shape.
  12. Immediately after removing cheesecakes from oven, press strawberry hearts into the top of each cake.
  13. Refrigerate and serve chilled.

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Happy Crafting!

Frozen Hot Chocolate – Day 4

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Make your sweetie’s heart melt (or is it freeze? lol) with this delicious frozen treat. You know that I love Pinterest. I found this yummy recipe on Pinterest. I just knew that it would be perfect for a Valentine’s day treat. I added a little red food coloring to give it a pink tint. My familly all loved this drink and wanted MORE!

Recipe:

  • 1 cup of white chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbs. half and half
  • 1 package of hot chocolate mix
  • 1  Tbs. sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups milk (I used almond milk)
  • 3 cups ice
  • Whipped cream
  • 1-2 drops of red food coloring
  1. Put the white chocolate chips and the half and half into a microwave safe bowl.
  2. Heat for 1 minute, stopping to stir half way through. Continue to heat until melted and smooth.
  3. Add the hot chocolate mix, sugar, and food coloring, stirring constantly until thoroughly blended.
  4. Slowly add 1/2 cup of the milk and stir until smooth. Cool to room temperature.
  5.  In a blender, add the remaining cup of milk, the chocolate mixture, and the ice.
  6. Blend on high speed until smooth and the consistency of a frozen daiquiri.
  7. Pour into a cup and top with whipped cream.

Enjoy!

The Cupcookie

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I’m sure that this dessert is nothing new. But it’s new to me…lol. I needed to make a dessert to celebrate the hubby’s birthday. All I had was chocolate cake mix and the fixings to make chocolate chip cookies. So, the cupcookie was born.

You prepare your  cake according to the directions on the box. You prepare the cookies and place them in the freezer for about 10 minutes. Using a muffin pan ( I am in love with this pan!), you place a cookie on the bottom of the pan and pour your cake batter on top. That’s it.

Chocolate chip cookie recipe (from Parent’s magazine);

2/3 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup flour

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. salt

1/2 cup softened butter

1 slightly beaten egg

1 Tbs. milk

1 tsp. vanilla

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Just mix them together.

Enjoy!

Cake in a jar – easy Christmas gift!

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My kids attend a small private school and I was trying to find a gift to give all the teachers without breaking the bank. Cakes in a jar immediately came to mind. They are super easy to make and super tasty as well. You can make any kind of cake in a jar. I chose strawberry short cake – my favorite.

Here’s what you’ll need:

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  • Muffin pan
  • Pint size mason jar
  • Cake mix
  • Sliced strawberries
  • Whipped cream (not pictured)
  • Ribbon, stickers, or anything else to decorate your jar

Step 1:

Bake your muffins according to the box. I like to add in half water/half coconut milk for a fluffier muffin.

Step 2:

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Cut the muffin into three parts.

Step 3:

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Place the muffin top (the rounded piece) in first. Add a layer of strawberries, then a layer of whip cream.

Step 4:

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Repeat step three until you have filled the mason jar.

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At this point, you can add a personalized tag or tie a spoon to the jar for extra decoration. I was in such a hurry to make 12 of these that I didn’t take a picture of the final product 😦 … Next time.

Enjoy!