LAVENDER VODKA

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Pin It LAVENDER VODKA My adventures with Limoncello started me down a very deep rabbit hole of flavored Vodkas. I looked at so many recipes and ideas, but when the time came for my next adventure it was a no brainer: Lavender. I LOVE LAVENDER. And with good reason… the smell alone will relax me […]

LIMONCELLO – PART ONE

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Pin It HOMEMADE LIMONCELLO I love Italian food… real Italian food with all the fresh vegetable, olives, tomatoes, and fresh herbs. I remember going into these tiny cafes in Florence and seeing the herbs being chopped or dough being hand rolled right in front of me. It reminded me of being in my mother’s kitchen, […]

LAVENDER DREAM COCKTAIL

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Pin It LAVENDER DREAM COCKTAIL Let’s get this out of the way first. Lavender Dream is a cocktail… an alcoholic cocktail. So, NO it is NOT healthy, but it is DELICIOUS!! So, yes this definitely falls squarely in the 20% category of my 80/20 rules. So with that…. Let the fun begin! After finishing undergrad […]

VEGAN THAI ICE TEA

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Pin It HOMEMADE THAI ICE TEA A few weeks ago I was out at girl’s night with friends. We were ordering take out from our local joint that sells Thai and Chinese food. And there it was, gleaming at me from the menu, my favorite drink: Thai Ice Tea. I could see it… that delicious […]

HOLIDAY RECIPE MAKEOVER: 4 HEALTHY MONKEY BREAD RECIPES

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Pin It We all delight in something a little sweet to eat especially during the holiday season. My friend JJ loves making chocolate chip cookies. My uncle is famous for his sweet potato pie. Everyone has their dessert of choice they make or crave. Me? I love anything with apples and cinnamon. Oh that delectable […]

HOMEMADE CINNAMON NUTELLA!! YUM!

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Pin It Here is another quick holiday dessert idea: Home made Nutella…IE chocolate and hazelnut spread. On this chilly winter’s day I’ve been experimenting with healthier Monkey Bread Recipes for my Xmas blog. Today’s attempt included…you betcha…home made nutella. I have tried this many times before but, never remembered to blog about it. This could […]

NO GUILT PUMPKIN PRALINE PECAN CHEESECAKE

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Pin It I’m letting out a great cheer because the holidays are here!!!! There will be family, parties, food, music, and just so much fun for me. I can’t be more excited! I had my first “thanksgiving” dinner at church yesterday and it was fabulous! There was an entire table filled sky high with dinner […]

EPISODE 12: CARROT CAKE OVERNIGHT OATS!

Pin It In August I posted a recipe for Apple Pie Over Night Oatmeal and promised to also make Carrot Cake. I’ve been eating this for over a month and I love it! These oatmeal recipes are the perfect meal right after I finish my insanity videos. Plus, my schedule has gotten more and more hectic […]