Classic Gingerbread Cookies (& how to use them to trim your tree)

Gingerbread Cookie Decorations

Every year our Christmas is just a little bit different then the year before. Next month Alli is turning four and it will be the first time that we have lived in the same house for two birthdays in a row. I guess it’s not just our Christmases that change from year to year. ;)… 

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Healthy Caramel Apples

healthy caramel apples

I don’t think I’ve ever been quite so excited to share a recipe before. And, that’s saying a lot since I only post my favourite recipes on here, period. You guys, HEALTHY CARAMEL APPLES!! What else is there to say, really? These caramel apples are chewy, and sticky, and taste just like the real deal. Except, they’re healthy!… 

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Healthy S’mores (+ a giveaway)

healthy s'mores

Not much time passes without my kids inevitably asking for s’mores. Really, they just have to catch sight of marshmallows, chocolate, graham crackers, or a campfire, and I already know what’s going to come out of their mouths. So, I figured it was time to create a healthy version. Something that they could get excited about… 

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Chocolate-Almond Protein Shake

Chocolate Almond Protein Shake

I’ve always loved the idea of smoothies for breakfast, but the way my body is built I can’t handle only having fruits and veggies for breakfast. I need some protein to help carry me through the morning. With things like almond butter, oats, chia seeds, and bananas, this thick chocolatey beverage gives you an energy… 

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Lego Party: Cake

Lego Party Cake

When I asked Max what theme he wanted this year for his birthday he automatically said “Police World!”. He is equally obsessed with Police and Space so naturally he has created an entire new universe where all the Police are astronauts and patrol outer space. But, since we went with that theme last year I… 

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Kids in the Kitchen: Honey Chipotle Barbecue Sauce (for Father’s Day!)

Honey Chipotle BBQ Sauce

So, I guess this week is unofficially BBQ week. And, how fitting since Father’s Day is on Sunday! I’ve tried my hand at numerous homemade ketchups and barbecue sauces but every time I present them to my family I get “the look”. And I suppose it’s for good reason. My family is all for me… 

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(Easy Gluten-Free) Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins

flourless peanut butter chocolate chip mini muffins

I can’t let Mother’s Day pass by without sharing a gluten-free recipe, as my own mom eats gluten free, and a lot of my friends mom’s do too. These muffins are so simple that even little kids can make them (with help from Dad of course), everything gets thrown into the blender, scooped into mini… 

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Chocolate Dipped Marshmallow Pops

chocolate dipped marshmallow pops

I’ve got one last, fun, Easter project for you today. Peeps are abundant this time of year and you will find your fair share of DIY peeps around the internet (which is awesome!), but in an effort to keep things a little more simple I decided to, well, simplify. Because of all of such said,… 

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