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Pumpkin Spice Treat Bars - Recipe
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Pumpkin Spice Treat Bars | 3 Ingredient RECIPE

Happy Pumpkin Spice Season!!!  I long for this time of year practically all year long!  I always get so excited to see what items come out in pumpkin flavor each year, and this year did not disappoint.  Cheerios did a great job and I have already fallen in love with their Limited Edition – Pumpkin Spice Cheerios.  I literally want to eat them for every meal, and keep trying to find ways to do so.  That is why I created this recipe, in hopes that it will satisfy my pumpkin spice sweet tooth!  With the help of 2 other ingredients you have a fabulous ooey-gooey pumpkin spice treat bar that can be enjoyed any time of the day.  YES!!!!

Pumpkin Spice Treat Bars - Recipe

It is simple to make and will be loved by all, so what are you waiting for…??? ENJOY!



3 Ingredient – Pumpkin Spice Treat Bars

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My Secret Recipe To The Perfect Cookie | 9 Baking Tips & Tricks

If I have to be honest, a chocolate chip cookie made from scratch… has got to be one of my favorite snacks in the world!  When I have the time, I truly enjoy baking them and I am always prepared for the opportunity by keeping the ingredients on hand and ready to go at moments notice.  Getting to use my KitchenAid mixer, licking the bowl and the amazing smell that fills my home as they are baking… priceless.  I wasn’t raised with a secret family recipe that was passed down from generation to generation, but I was raised on the classic chocolate chip cookie recipe that can be conveniently found on the back of a bag of chocolate chips… and to this day it is still my favorite!  The recipe is convenient, simple and easy to follow and DELICIOUS!

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Disclaimer: Please know that I am not an expert or a certified chef, nor do I have a cooking show,  but I want to share with you the few changes, additions and secrets I use to make every cookie I make, taste even better!



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You Are My JAM | Mason Jar Strawberry Jam

I am a berry loving girl so I usually find every way possible to add fruit to the meals I make.

While we were on vacation in Idaho we stayed with friends and they introduced us to homemade biscuits and homemade strawberry jam… I WAS IN HEAVEN!  It was at that moment that I realized that homemade jam… is my JAM!  The day after we got home from Idaho I bought all of the needed ingredients and started making my own jam… and ever since we put jam on just about everything.  I will even go so far as to plan our meals around ways to serve it.  Obsessed much? Sorry not sorry!

Here is a simple recipe for making jam and believe me it is well worth it!  Surprise your loved ones with homemade jam and they will be so impressed that they may even offer to do the dishes!?  The amazing taste will make them believe you slaved away in the kitchen all day, when little do they know, it only took you 20 minutes to make and it didn’t even require stove top cooking!  Now that is my kinda jam!


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Positively Prepared | Back to School Gift Basket

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Back To School

My sweet four year old just started preschool which is such an exciting time in our home, but it also means… GERMS!!! I consider myself a prepared mama so I always have these remedies on hand and ready to go; Children’s TYLENOL® and Children’s MOTRIN® for my daughter… and of course Extra Strength TYLENOL® for me!  Thanks to these go-to products, I am ready for school season ahead, which inevitably comes with some aches and pains… for both of us. Continue Reading

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CHEERS! to Wedding Season – The Perfect Wedding Gift

It’s June… so that means wedding season is in full swing and wedding bells are ringing!  Warning, I might be a little bias because I am a June bride… and if you don’t believe me just turn on the Hallmark channel, June is wedding movie month.  🙂

Since I just celebrated my anniversary… weddings are on my mind.  So I wanted to share with all of you wedding-goers one of my favorite go-to wedding gifts.  It is super simple to make and always a hit with the bride and groom.   Continue Reading

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Mini Blackberry Key Lime – Frozen Yogurt Pies

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Blackberry Key Lime Pies

School is almost out and summer is right around the corner… which means it is BBQ season!  I don’t know about you, but I am so excited.  I love the social gatherings that summer brings and all of the yummy meals in store.  I have a sweet tooth so I enjoy making and bringing desserts to all of our summer parties.  My absolute favorite desserts to make are recipes that require minimal ingredients (without sacrificing taste!), don’t involve baking (the oven is way too hot this time of year!), and include fresh seasonal fruit.  Don’t get me wrong, I adore chocolate, but with the heat of the summer I prefer a chilled fruity dessert.  I have the perfect recipe that covers all of those bases, and will make you a very ‘welcomed guest’ at any summer shin-dig!

My mini …no-bake… frozen yogurt Effortless Pies are the perfect dessert.  My recipe allows each guest the chance to indulge in their own personal fruity delight, because let’s be honest, who really wants to share something this delicious?  And with the help of just a few simple ingredients and a very short prep time, you will have a stunning dessert that will make people wonder… how do you do it!?  They look incredible and taste even better than they look!  Win-Win!

Blackberry Key Lime Pies

In preparation for this recipe I ran out to my neighborhood Walmart for the ingredients.  I always look in the Dairy section, for Reddi-wip® and the Oikos® Key Lime Greek Yogurt.  The 6 count package of Keebler® Ready Crust® Mini Graham Cracker Pie Crust can be conveniently found in the baking aisle.  And of course, you can’t make this delightful dessert without the touch of fresh herbs and fruit, found in the same location in the fresh produce section.  I can be in and out of Walmart within 10 minutes when prepping for this dessert, because they conveniently locate these needed ingredients in 3 simple spots around the store.  Thank you, Walmart, for making this shopping trip easy as pie!
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Mini Blackberry Key Lime – Frozen Yogurt Pies

This recipe yields 6 individual servings. – Prep Time: 10 minutes – Freezer Time: 3.5 hours

Blackberry Key Lime Pies

Ingredients:

-1 – 13oz can of Original Reddi-wip®

-2 – 5.3oz containers of Oikos® Key Lime Greek Yogurt

-1 – package of Keebler® Ready Crust® Mini Graham Cracker Pie Crust (6-count)

-1 – 60z package of Blackberries – approximately 12 are needed

-2 limes – 1 for the recipe and 1 for the garnish

-1 – small package of mint leaves – for the garnish

Directions:

Open the package of Keebler® Ready Crust® Mini Graham Cracker Pie Crust (6-count), and set to the side.Blackberry Key Lime PiesBlackberry Key Lime PiesCut 6 blackberries into small pieces, and place the small pieces equally in the bottom of each of the Keebler® Ready Crust® Mini Graham Cracker Pie Crust.  Blackberry Key Lime PiesSet the fruit-bottomed pie crusts to the side, while you make the filling.Blackberry Key Lime PiesSpoon the 2 – 5.3oz containers of Oikos® Key Lime Greek Yogurt into a small mixing bowl. Add to the yogurt, 1 cup, or half of the 13oz can of Original Reddi-wip® (Save the rest for garnish.)  Blackberry Key Lime PiesBlackberry Key Lime PiesAlso, add fresh lime juice by cutting one lime in half and squeezing the fresh lime juice into the yogurt mixture.Blackberry Key Lime PiesMix the Oikos® Key Lime Greek Yogurt, fresh lime juice and Reddi-wip® together until the mixture is creamy and smooth.  Equally spoon the filling mixture into each of the fruit-bottomed pie crusts.  Blackberry Key Lime PiesEach pie crust should be topped off evenly, to the top of the crust.  Freeze the mini pies in the freezer for approximately 3.5 hours, or until firm.
Once they are firm, remove from the freezer 15 minutes before serving; to slightly soften at room temperature.Blackberry Key Lime PiesTop-off and decorate the mini pies within that 15 minute softening time.  Garnish with the extra Reddi-wip®,  mint leaves, extra blackberry slices and the second lime cut into wedges.
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The beauty of this recipe is that with every bite you have a delicious taste of key lime and blackberries; the perfect combination of sweet and tangy.  Not to mention the chilly and crisp temperature of the filling and the crunchy texture of the graham cracker crust… you will never want it to end.

Blackberry Key Lime Pies

If you are like me and always looking for a simple recipe to involve the kiddos in the cooking process, this is the recipe is perfect.  These pies are so easy to make that you can let your little ones lend a hand.  My daughter’s favorite part is watching them freeze in the freezer, every hour she opens the freezer to check on the firming process.  And now she loves the taste of Greek yogurt and prefers it over any other type.  Yay to healthy and delicious tasting snacks!  Also, with only a few ingredients needed, the clean up is even quicker than the prep-time…  Now that is what every parent needs!

 What is your favorite flavor to mix into your Effortless Pies, leave a comment below… I am always looking for a delicious new twist!  Also, click HERE and earn this fabulous Ibotta rebate!

Blackberry Key Lime Pies

I wish you a fruit-filled, summer-social season and enjoy bringing this recipe to all of your upcoming gatherings!www.espressoeverafter.com

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Mini Blackberry Key Lime - Frozen Yogurt Pies
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Recipe type: No Bake - Frozen Yogurt Pies
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Serves: 6
 
Mini Blackberry Key Lime - Frozen Yogurt Pies
Ingredients
  • 1 - 13oz can of Original Reddi-wip®
  • 2 - 5.3oz containers of Oikos® Key Lime Greek Yogurt
  • 1 - package of Keebler® Ready Crust® Mini Graham Cracker Pie Crust (6-count)
  • 1 - 60z package of Blackberries - approximately 12 are needed
  • 2 limes - 1 for the recipe and 1 for the garnish
  • 1 - small package of mint leaves - for the garnish
Instructions
  1. Open the package of Keebler® Ready Crust® Mini Graham Cracker Pie Crust (6-count), and set to the side.
  2. Cut 6 blackberries into small pieces, and place the small pieces equally in the bottom of each of the Keebler® Ready Crust® Mini Graham Cracker Pie Crust.
  3. Set the fruit-bottomed pie crusts to the side, while you make the filling.
  4. Spoon the 2 - 5.3oz containers of Oikos® Key Lime Greek Yogurt into a small mixing bowl. Add to the yogurt, 1 cup, or half of the 13oz can of Original Reddi-wip® (Save the rest for garnish.)
  5. Also, add fresh lime juice by cutting one lime in half and squeezing the fresh lime juice into the yogurt mixture.
  6. Mix the Oikos® Key Lime Greek Yogurt, fresh lime juice and Reddi-wip® together until the mixture is creamy and smooth. Equally spoon the filling mixture into each of the fruit-bottomed pie crusts.
  7. Each pie crust should be topped off evenly, to the top of the crust. Freeze the mini pies in the freezer for approximately 3.5 hours, or until firm.
  8. Once they are firm, remove from the freezer 15 minutes before serving; to slightly soften at room temperature.
  9. Top-off and decorate the mini pies within that 15 minute softening time. Garnish with the extra Reddi-wip®, mint leaves, extra blackberry slices and the second lime cut into wedges.
Rubber Ducky Themed Baby Shower
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Baby Shower Series : Dressing Up Your Water Bottles

Looking for a cute baby shower ideas and theme?! Look no more, I’ve got you covered! I recently threw a Rubber Ducky themed Baby Shower for my sister.  My sister is due any day now with twin boys and it was so much fun sprinkling her with little duckies!

When planning a shower, it is important to focus in on a few main details: The food & drink display, the dessert table, decorations & games/activities.  The key to a great shower is all in the little details.  I love sprinkling the shower with little sweet features throughout every aspect.

In my Baby Shower Series, I will be touching on a few of my favorite details from my recent Rubber Ducky themed Baby Shower, as well as a few how-to tutorials so that you, too, can make these items for your next shower.

Today’s post is showing you how easy it is to turn your boring water bottles into a refreshing focal point. Continue Reading

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Everything Easter – Easter Recap 2016

Whenever Easter is in the month of March, it always seems to sneak up on us.  This holiday week was jam-packed with amazing Easter activities and although it was a busy one, we wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.  The girl’s had so much fun painting eggs, running through many… many…many egg hunts and of course we can not forget all of the colorful goodies and treats.  Now that Paisley is at an age that she can participate in all of the fun, she definitely had an extra spring in her step!

Here are a few photos from our week of fun… Easter RECAP!


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PEEPS KABOBS

If you are anything like me the bright colors and the yummy marshmallowy goodness of PEEPS gets you during the Easter season!  I literally have to buy every color of the marshmallow chicks… just because.  I know, I have a problem.  Today I wanted to share a fun way to enjoy and share PEEPS with all of your friends and family, and a way to make you feel better about piling the PEEPS packages into your grocery cart.  PEEPS Kabobs make the cutest edible centerpiece for your Easter table as well as an adorable dessert dish to bring to any Easter gathering.  They are simple to make, bright and colorful and absolutely delicious!


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Diet Coke “It’s Mine” Bottles : DIY Blooming Flower Display

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Diet Coke "It's Mine" Glass Bottle #shop

Coca-Cola has done it again! They have come out with the most spectacular 12oz. Diet Coke “It’s Mine” bottles.  Each glass bottle is uniquely designed so that you’ll never find a bottle exactly like the one you are holding! You can pick the unique bottle of your choice, one that best matches you and your personality, and it is still the same great Diet Coke taste we all love.


I was walking through Target the other day and fell in love with the uniquely wrapped Diet Coke “It’s Mine” glass bottles.  The extra special touch is that Target and Coca Cola provide an exclusive bottle carrier to assist with keeping your glass bottles from breaking during your travels – so thoughtful and creative! Continue Reading