Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and one of my absolute favorite Valentine’s Day desserts are chocolate covered strawberries. Chocolate plus strawberry equals a match made in heaven. It feels good not feeling too guilty about eating a dozen all by yourself. You know since it’s fruit underneath the chocolate LOL. Read More
Valentine’s day is less than 2 weeks away. I’m still not sure how we got to February so quickly but here we are. Every year on Valentine’s Day my husband prepares a delicious dinner for me and this year will be no different. My favorite Valentine’s Day dinners usually always consist of pasta and cheese. Who the first person was to prepare pasta and cheese together deserves a Nobel Peace Prize. Okay, well maybe not a peace prize, but they deserve something! Pasta and cheese are two of my food weaknesses and they’re two stars of this Bacon Kale and mushroom pasta.Read More
Happy Tasty Tuesday everyone! Although this year seems to be flying by already, because how is January almost over already? Most of us new year resolution people are still trying to stay on track and accomplish our goals. The most common new year resolution is always to be healthy and/or lose weight. I am one of those people and sharing healthier recipes with you all is the best way to keep me accountable.Read More
French toast, eggs, and bacon is a classic breakfast combination. Who doesn’t love the combination of savory and sweet first thing in the morning for breakfast or brunch? French toast is always a favorite in our household. This is one of the recipes I make knowing my four year old will eat every single drop. But the real french toast lover in the house is my husband.Read More
If you’re looking for a delicious and easy comfort food dish for the family this fall this is it! I’ve loved swedish meatballs since I was little and recently have found myself craving it on these cold rainy evenings. I especially love homemade meatballs so it was important I come up with a recipe that included them.Read More
Halo Top Chocolate Peanut Butter Milkshake
Today is officially the first day of Summer. For those of you looking for a delicious and non-guilty dessert to cool you off this summer, try out this easy and yummy Halo Top Chocolate Peanut Butter Milkshake.
I've recently discovered how much I enjoy Halo Top ice cream. Not only is it delicious, but it's guilt free! Most pints are 300 calories or less. Yes, the entire pint is only 300 calories! It's like finding a small piece of heaven on earth. They have so many delicious flavors and my new life goal is to try them all. Ha! But in all seriousness, it's so nice to finally have an ice cream us clean eaters can enjoy, without the guilt that usually comes with it.
This recipe is perfect for a quick sweet tooth fix. You can even pour the milkshake into popsicle trays and make healthy popsicles for little ones. If you're wanting even more nutrients in this dessert, add a small banana to the ingredients list. I promise it's just as delicious!
- 1 pint Halo Top Chocolate Ice Cream
- 1 cup Almond Milk
- 2 Tbsp Honey
- 2 Tbsp PB2
Pour your Halo Top ice cream, almond milk, honey, and PB2 into a blender.
Use the "milkshake" option and blend for 2-3 minutes.
Pour your milkshake into your glass and enjoy!
*If you want it with more ice, you can either add ice cubes to the blender, or place a freezer safe cup with your shake in the freezer for 10 minutes, or until ice chunks form.*
This past Superbowl Sunday I decided I wanted to whip up my own chicken wing recipe. I honestly had no idea what flavor I was going for beside it including some sort of barbecue sauce. Sweet Baby Ray’s to be exact. I walked into the kitchen, grabbed ingredients out of the fridge and off of my spice racks, then got to work. Once I grabbed the soy sauce, sweet chili sauce, and rice wine vinegar, I knew I was officially going for an Asian BBQ chicken wing theme. Read More
Last week, my husband and I, were having some serious delicious food flashbacks to our trip to the D.C. area, in October of last year. The reason for the flashback was us trying to decide what we wanted to eat/make for dinner, and wishing we could hop in the car, drive to Don Taco and eat delicious tacos. Specifically, their phenomenal “surf n’ turf” tacos.Read More
There may technically only be sixteen days left of summer, but sixteen days is still plenty of time to consume a delicious homemade, spiked pear-berry-orange lemonade. I had a half bottle of Moscato wineRead More
I could seriously watch HGTV and the Food Network ALL DAY… EVERYDAY. Watching the shows on these channels make me want to tear my house to shreds and remodel every room exactly the way I want it. And as soon as the kitchen is finished being remodeled, I will cook every dish I’ve ever dreamed of eating, while watching someone make it on the food channel.
I legit log-on to Pinterest after watching a few hours of either of these channels to pin to my “Interior/Exterior Designs” and/or “Recipes” boards. These boards allow me to design my dream home and pretend I’m going to be Chef-girl-r-Brie in the kitchen of my dream home for FREE. Because the reality is, unless you have a few grand sitting in your checking account that you would like to spend for fun, this is the only way to design a dream home from scratch…right now.
One day I will have the money to design a home the way I want it. I don’t even want a huge, extravagant, over the top, mansion. I’m actually quite realistic in what I want in a home. I want a normal sized suburbia sized home, with a wrap around porch, a large kitchen with plenty of cabinet space and an island (for all of my new recipes I learned on the Food network), a large pantry, a fire-place/mantel, garage attached to the house, a guest room, and a decent sized backyard for my child(ren) and dog(s) to run around and play. I’m sure you’re wondering “who in the world wants a large pantry on their list of wants in a home?” But this pantry will serve as where I keep a majority of the stock pile of food, and other necessities, for the “Operation Home(less)ness” organization I plan to run one day. Each room in the house will have a different theme, and be painted a color that matches the theme, because white walls bore me. I want to learn how to garden so I can grow fresh fruits and veggies in my own backyard for my awesome meals I will replicate from the Food Network. I may even hold my own personal versions of the show Chopped while I’m cooking so I can feel creative and expert-like (*rolling my eyes* and saying “whatever” to you laughing at me). I would also like this house to be somewhere on the East Coast because Fall is my favorite season, and who can beat the East Coast in the Fall? It would also be cheap(er) to fly back and forth to Chicago to visit family if we lived on the East Coast.
So as you can see, from this semi-elaborate description I just gave you of my future home off of the top of my head, HGTV and Food Network have ruined me. Well, maybe not ruined me, but it’s made me feel like I’m an expert at remodeling and cooking, which means it could one day make my husband insane. Who knows. Either way, it’s highly likely if I keep watching these channels I may spend money I don’t necessarily need to spend at the moment. Thankfully, we live in base housing and I can’t wreck this house to remodel it. However, in the mean time, I can pretend I’m a chef on the Food Network, and make my family eat my random creations 🙂