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Peanut Butter Banana Dippers - Recipe
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Peanut Butter + Banana Dippers

If you have been following along with me on a regular basis you have probably realized by now that occasionally I’ll provide my viewers with a recipe. And if you’ve been paying close attention, I only share recipes that meet the following criteria: Must be easy to make, must require minimal ingredients, must be mom approved, and must be loved by kids!  As a bonus, I love sharing recipes that allow the little ones to help out in the kitchen.  With that being said, this is another recipe you will love!

I recently realized that my daughter is ALWAYS hungry for a snack when she gets home from school.  I wanted to provide her with something yummy and on the healthy side, so that is how this recipe came to life.  My Peanut Butter Banana Dippers are super tasty and they allow you to get creative & have some fun with your kiddos.  For this recipe I like to bring out a roll of craft paper and lay it out across our kitchen island, and let me little chef get a little messy!  It is a fun way to turn snack-time into craft-time as well!



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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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cookie
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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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Pizza Dippers
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Pizza Dippers | Back-to-School Recipe

My daughter is back to school and that means I’m back to packing daily lunches!  I’m always looking for a new item to send with her to school, but all items have to meet these rules: easy to make, delicious to eat and no nuts (school rule).  This Pizza Dippers recipe is perfect!  It’s a no-mess way for the kiddos to eat pizza and have fun dipping in the red marinara sauce.  There is no better compliment than your little one coming home from school with an empty lunchbox because they LOVED what you packed for them, because let’s face it… preschoolers are picky eaters! Continue Reading

Sangria Bar
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Just Add Fruit | Sangria Bar

I love hosting gatherings at our home and the best way to start off a fun night of socializing with friends is with a fabulous drink! On the menu today is my Fruity Sangria Bar.  When I am hosting, I like to serve drinks that are not only delicious and good looking, but drinks that are easy to make.  Let’s face it, when you are serving a whole meal it helps to have a yummy cocktail recipe that is not time consuming to make, and this setup is just that… because ain’t no body got time for that!

Sangria Bar

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sprinkled donut bagels
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Sprinkled Donut … BAGELS

Move over donuts… bagels are taking over!

My daughters ask for pink frosted sprinkled donuts just about every morning… welcome to my world.  My three year old literally has donuts on her brain constantly, and most days I cant blame her!  Running out for donuts EVERY morning is just NOT going to happen… I knew I had to do something about it, so I came up with a more practical and healthy solution.  Let me introduce you to my Pink Sprinkled Donut-BAGEL!  This sweet recipe is so easy to make and all of the ingredients are easy to keep on hand.  Next time your little one requests a donut, surprise them with this donut-bagel!

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waffles
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Red * White * Blue – Fruity Waffles

With the 4th of July just a few days away, I thought it would be fun to share my red, white and blue fruity waffle recipe with you.  It is a simple and colorful twist on waffles,  that everyone in your family will love!  Waffles are made just about every weekend in our home, so knowing that a simple and easy change-up to our regular waffle routine can be done with a splash of color and fun toppings… makes this chef happy!

The recipe is simple and scrumptious, but the key to it all is having fun while cooking!

Red, White & Blue - Fruity Waffles

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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.
Sweetie Pie Organics - snacks
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Sweetie Pie Organics : Toddler Snacks – Review & Giveaway

Finding true organic products and nutritionally balanced options for our kiddos can be very time consuming, expensive and straight up discouraging, but thanks to Sweetie Pie Organics, my search is OVER.  When I first learned about the brand, Sweetie Pie Organics, my daughter Payton was 6 months old and we were about to start her on solids and snacks. Remembering how important it is to fill our little one’s with wholesome and healthy foods, I knew this company would play an important role in my little one’s diet.

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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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