Homemade Almond Joy Bars

Homemade Almond Joy Bars

Hi Friends! So, we ran across this amazing recipe the other day and wanted to share it with all of you! I personally LOVE ALL THING COCONUT! And I especially love Almond Joy candy bars. I even use Almond Joy coffee creamer in my coffee when they have it in stock at our local grocery store. YUM!

So, when I saw this recipe for HOMEMADE Almond Joy bars, with NO BAKING, and only 3 INGREDIENTS, I MAY HAVE FREAKED OUT A LITTLE! And to top it off, they are basically 3 of my most FAVORITE ingredients all rolled into one…CHOCOLATE, COCONUT, AND CONDENSED MILK! Who is not a fan of those!?!?

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Five Things You Should Know About This Picture “Comfort Food”

Five Things You Should Know About This Picture “Comfort Food”

1. We have had a LONG, PRODUCTIVE, BUSY, BLESSED WEEK! And we NEEDED some COMFORT FOOD! So, meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and fresh corn was a much needed home cooked meal on our menu for tonight!

2. We have completed 4 DIY projects (we will be posting them soon) for our site. We have also built and are almost finished with 5 custom orders for clients. We Spring cleaned our home from TOP to BOTTOM (better late than never since Spring is only a few days from ending). And we just finished booking orders through the middle of August! WHEW! And not to mention, we have been running around trying to keep up after our 4 little ones. As I sit here typing this, MY FEET ARE THROBBING! Continue reading

A Fun Twist On Boxed Cake Mixes

A Fun Twist On Boxed Cake Mixes

Looking for a way to switch things up and add a NEW TWIST on boxed cake mixes? Well, LOOK NO FURTHER! We ran across this fun article on www.huffingtonpost.com, and thought we would share it with y’all!

Simply stir 12 ounces of a carbonated beverage into your prepackaged cake flour, pour the mixture into a pan, and bake it in the oven as directed on the box. EASY PEASY!

Enjoy, Friends! And let us know how it comes out! 🙂

Funfetti Cheesecake!

Funfetti Cheesecake!

Holy Cannoli, Friends! Look at this AMAZING Funfetti Cheescake I ran across today on Twitter! I think that this is the cake I want for my birthday this year! YUM!!! We were able to find the recipe at Sally’s Baking Addiction. 

And here it is:

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Funfetti Cheesecake

yield: 1 CHEESECAKE, SERVES 12

This creamy vanilla cheesecake is bursting with rainbow sprinkles and is baked atop my favorite graham cracker crust. Perfect for any day requiring celebration.

prep time: 45 MINUTES

total time: 2 HOURS, 45 MINUTES PLUS OVERNIGHT CHILLING

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Summertime Juice!

Summertime Juice!

Happy Monday, Friends! Today we made some HEALTHY and DELICIOUS fresh juice! And it is PERFECT for the Summer months. We have been juicing for years, and have found the health benefits to be astounding! Juicing not only aids in weight loss, it boosts your immune system, helps fight an array of diseases, gives you energy, and provides a beautiful glow to your skin! It truly heals and beautifies your body on the inside and out! 

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“PEPPER SIGHTING” PEPPER SEASON IS UPON US!

“PEPPER SIGHTING” PEPPER SEASON IS UPON US!

Hi Friends! Look what we just ran across as we were walking past the garden on the way to visit our grandparents! PEPPERS! For those of you who have been following our Facebook page for a while now, know that we LOVE peppers! We always look forward to pepper season because we have tons of recipes that we use peppers in. One of which is our FAMOUS PEPPER JELLY! YUM!

our pepper jelly

We had red, green, and a mixture of both!

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DIY Laundry Detergent!

DIY Laundry Detergent!

Happy Friday, Friends! This week’s DIY project is all about that dreaded DIRTY WORD that all mothers HATE to hear…LAUNDRY!!! And boy, does our family know about dirty clothes!?!? As a family of 6, we have to wash 1-2 loads per day just to keep up. If not, our clothes pile will look like the size of MOUNT EVEREST!

pile of laundry

YIKES!!! Anybody have some climbing gear!?!?

 

With our family generating such a large amount of laundry everyday, you can only imagine how much we were spending in detergent. In reality, we were literally pouring money right down the drain every time we washed a load of clothes. So, we began researching alternative ways to save some money on our laundry detergent.Continue reading

Happy National Hamburger Day!

Happy National Hamburger Day!

Hi Friends! Can y’all guess what day it is??? It’s National Hamburger day! YUM! Since Patrick and I have decided to eat healthier these days, we made 51st Street Grill Chicken Burgers dressed with spinach, and a little Cousins Creole Tomato Salad Dressing all on a Oroweat Whole Wheat Sandwich Thin Bun. And it is actually pretty good! But let me just tell y’all a little about this salad dressing…. We found it in our local grocery store (Walmart) in the produce section. And IT IS AMAZING!!! It is the “Cane’s” sauce to the salad dressing world! It is that UNBELIEVABLE! And it is also extremely VERSATILE! We have used it on a variety of different foods, and it has not failed us!

Now, as good as these chicken burgers are, I would not mind sinkin’ my teeth into one of these bad boys….Continue reading

Super Cool Coffee Jelly Recipe!

Super Cool Coffee Jelly Recipe!

Happy Saturday, Friends! You made it to the weekend! We don’t know about y’all, but the very first thing that we do on the weekend is make a big ole’ pot of COFFEE!! We ran across this recipe yesterday for coffee jelly and are very intrigued. Now, we have established that we LOVE coffee, and we also love making homemade jelly, but are on the fence about coffee jelly!?!? Should some things just not be combined?

What do y’all think? YAY or NAY?

http://diygiftworld.com/black-coffee-jelly-recipe/

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