Friday Favorites: A Week of Goodies

imageHappy Friday!

Another week has flown by, and we are coming close to Valentine’s Day!!!

This weekend is going to be extra great because not only is Sunday Valentine’s Day but Monday is a holiday!

YAY for long weekends πŸ™‚ I love having an extra day to sleep in, be lazy, and rest.

Well.

This week has been a week of sugar overload let me tell you! There has been cookies, chocolate, pie, and all other sorts of sweet treats. For this ‘Friday Favorites’ I’m sharing some of my favorite treats from the week.

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It is always a highlight when this pie makes an appearance at work πŸ™‚

Have you ever had peanut butter pie? If you haven’t you are missing out!! This stuff is THE BEST. The first time this pie was brought into work I knew I had to find my own recipe, and I found one that is pretty spot on. I could eat this pie for every meal!! So good!

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I’ve been working away at the dish of chocolate kisses we have at home… and the chocolate hearts…. and jelly beans…

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I found these ‘xoxo’ cookies at the grocery store. My nephew got one of these for a Valentine treat! I think they are super cute!!

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Fruit did make it one the list of treats this week! I love berries, and it is always a treat to have them when they aren’t in season. I can’t wait till summer for all the fresh fruit!

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And last but not least are the Chocolate Chip Cookies I made earlier in the week. My husband and I have been using them as an after work snack. YUM!

I think next week will have to be a week of vegetables to even things out!!

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A Sweet Treat For Your Tuesday: Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

imageHappy Tuesday!!

Ready for a bit of pink!?!

Valentines Day is coming up next month, and these would make the perfect Valentines Day treat… but in the meantime you can’t go wrong with a pink cookie even in January!!

These are the simplest cookies to make. 4 Ingredients. That’s it!

1 box of strawberry cake mix | 1 egg | 1/4 cup melted butter | 1 cup white chocolate chips |

Mix the 1/4 cup of melted butter, egg, and strawberry cake mix together. Add 1 cup of white chocolate chips. And you are done!! Scoop and bake for 7-10 minutes. The cookies will be puffed up coming out of the oven and then flatten a bit as they cool.

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And are they ever good!!! Melt in your mouth!

The strawberry and white chocolate go together perfectly. Believe me, its hard not to gobble up a few too many of these cookies!

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These cookies stay soft and chewy even days after they were baked. That is one good cookie πŸ™‚

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Happy Baking!

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A Sweet Treat For Your Tuesday: Healthier Peanut Butter Milkshake

imageTuesday treat time!!

I figured since its the start of a new year lots of people are trying to keep up new resolutions… maybe resolutions to cut back on sugar, or be heathier…

So, here’s a ‘healthier’ Peanut Butter Milkshake. That means, no icecream… BUT, don’t worry, it still tastes really good πŸ™‚

This is a super simple milkshake, you probably have all the ingredients in your home already.

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Healthier Peanut Butter Milkshake

Throw all of your ingredients into the blender and give it a good bend, until there are no more chunks.

If you are a big fan of peanut butter, you can add more than just 2 tbsp. If you add 1/4 cup it will REALLY taste like peanut butter!! Any kind of peanut butter works, both the natural and the sugary πŸ™‚

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This is a single serving, but you can double or triple the recipe if there is more than one person who would like to enjoy a milkshake!

I like to add a swirl of whip cream on top to make it feel like a real milkshake!!

 

 

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Mmmmmm!! So good!!

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

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A Sweet Treat for Your Tuesday: French Vanilla Coffee Creamer

imageIt’s Tuesday!! Does anyone else lose track of the days between Christmas and New Years?

Around here Tuesday normally means some sort of cookies, cake or treat.

Well… we currently have an abundance of baked goodies around our home! And on-top of that we have atleast 6 boxes of chocolates…which means… there is no need to add to all the desserts, considering how many we already have… so instead I’m sharing this super simpleΒ  DIY Vanilla Coffee Creamer to sweeten up your morning coffee.

With vacation days between Christmas and New Years, I love to take an extra few minutes to enjoy a good cup of coffee. And I am a huge fan of these DIY coffee creamers!

I made some peppermint chocolate coffee creamer just before Christmas and we thoroughly enjoyed it; drinking every last drop! So, its time for some more!! And why not go for classic vanilla?!

This recipe is by far the simplest out of the other DIY coffee creamers I’ve shared… and tastes amazing!

Here’s how you make this French Vanilla Creamer:

DIY French Vanilla Coffee Creamer

Add a bit of whipped cream to top it off your coffee and enjoy!!

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Happy Tuesday!!

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A Sweet Treat for Your Tuesday: DIY Peppermint Chocolate Coffee Creamer

imageThe count down continues!!

3 days to go!!!

I don’t know about you but an absolute favorite treat for me are the specialty coffee drinks that come out around Christmas time.

My all time favorite: The Peppermint Mocha.

Going out and buying these Christmas coffees can start to add up… so, here is a simple DIY Peppermint Chocolate Coffee Creamer that makes it possible to have your very own at home Peppermint Mocha!!

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Here is what you need to make the Coffee Creamer:

  • 1 cup of Milk (use whatever you have at home)
  • 1 can of Sweeten Condensed milk
  • 2 heaping tbsps of Cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp of peppermint favoring

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All youΒ  need to do is pour everything into a bowl and whisk it all together. Simple!!

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You will REALLY need to whisk to get the cocoa powder incorporated, so give it some time.

Once your creamer is all done, its time to make a Peppermint Mocha! All you need now is to put DIY creamer into a cup of coffee… and add some toppings to make it extra festive πŸ™‚

YUM!!! This is so good! I was really impressed by just how chocolaty and sweet this creamer is… and with just the right amount of peppermint πŸ™‚

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Its highly likely that I will be making this coffee creamer ever AFTER Christmas has passed!! It is so good!!!

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Merry Christmas!

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