Copycat Starbucks Birthday Cake Frappuccino with Raspberry Whipped Cream

Copycat Starbucks Birthday Cake Frappe with Raspberry Whipped Cream

Starbuck’s Coffee turned 20 this year and to celebrate, they released a very limited edition Birthday Cake Frappuccino for five days only! But doesn’t Starbucks have a secret menu where you can still order all of their drinks? Yes–but they won’t have the delicious raspberry whipped cream. That was the limited edition part of the drink, available for five days only, though the birthday cake frappuccino is still available on the secret menu. But really–who wants to drive to Starbucks…

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Salted Caramel & Banana Cupcake Recipe

Salted Caramel and Banana Cupcake Recipe

If I had to choose a favorite fruit, it would be bananas. They’re good by themselves or with peanut butter, they’re good as bread and even as cupcakes! These salted caramel and banana cupcakes are to. die. for. Especially if you’re a banana lover like I am.   Banana Cake Ingredients 2 ripe large bananas, mashed 1 1/2 C flour 3 T cornstarch 1/2 t baking soda 3/4 C sugar 1/2 C softened (but not melted) unsalted butter 1/2 C…

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Margarita Cupcakes with Tequila

Margarita Cupcakes with Tequila

What’s better than margaritas? Cupcakes. What’s better than cupcakes? Margaritas. See this vicious cycle I’m in? I decided to stop it once and for all–right now. Margarita cupcakes. With tequila, of course.   Ingredients for margarita cupcakes: 1½ cups all-purpose flour 1½ teaspoons baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt ½ cup butter, at room temperature 1 cup granulated sugar 2 eggs, at room temperature Zest and juice of 1½ limes 2 tablespoons tequila (plus an additional 2 tablespoons tequila needed to…

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Thin Mint (or Grasshopper) Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

Thin Mint Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

What’s your favorite Girl Scout cookie? Mine is, hands down, Thin Mints! Those sleeves of cookies really were meant to be eaten in one sitting–I just know it! If you want to carry your love of Thin Mints a little further, here’s a delicious recipe for Thin Mint cupcakes! You can also use Keebler Grasshopper cookies, as they’re really similar. Cupcake Ingredients 1/2 cup unsweetened  cocoa powder 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/4…

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Sparkling Screwdriver Recipe

Sparkling Screwdriver Recipe

There are affiliate links in this post. This delicious and refreshing cocktail is perfect for brunch and takes only minutes to make. But let me warn you… you can’t even taste the vodka! Ingredients 1 Organic Orange 1 50ml (1.7oz) Bottle Vodka (airplane size!) 8 oz. Sparkling Water Mason Jar glass (ok, maybe that’s not required, but it’s awesome!)   Instructions Slice orange in half. Use manual juicer to drain orange entirely. Pour freshly squeezed juice into mason jar. Add vodka to…

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15 Warm & Delicious Party Dips

15 Warm and Delicious Party Dip Recipes

Expecting company? Maybe you’re having a family movie night? These 15 warm party dip recipes are sure to satisfy your cravings!   1.  Hot Buffalo Chicken Dip from Food Done Light 2.  Slow Cooker Queso Dip Recipe from Thrifty DIY Diva 3.  Slow Cooker Bacon Horseradish Onion Dip from Mostly Homemade Mom 4.  Easy as 1-2-3 Sausage Dip from Who Needs a Cape 5.  Cheesy Corn and Jalapeno Dip from The Love Nerds 6.  Cowboy Corn Dip from Horseshoes N…

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Healthier Coconut Brownies (with black beans)

A Recipe for Healthier Coconut Brownies

These coconut brownies are to die for–yes, I said to. die. for. They’re moist, full of chocolate and coconut, and rich enough that one brownie is a satisfying serving. They also have no flour and no sugar. The flour and sugar have been replaced with black beans, gluten free oats, and Sweetleaf stevia. Sweetleaf is the brand we prefer in our NorCal Margaritas and what I use in my iced tea. They have 21 different flavors and my most recent love is coconut! My…

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21 Day Fix Dessert Recipes

Clean Eating 21 Day Fix Dessert Recipes #21DayFix

I miss dessert. Ice cream sundaes, cookies, just about everything that is unhealthy. I love that I’ve found several delicious recipes to satisfy my sweet tooth while I’m trying to eat healthier. It’s not that I never have “regular” dessert anymore, but I make these delicious recipes whenever possible as a substitute. Here are my favorite 21 Day Fix dessert recipes! If no container information is added to the recipe, I made an educated guess in parentheses after the link….

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Yummy 21 Day Fix Snack Recipes

Clean Eating 21 Day Fix Snack Recipes #21DayFix

When I fall off the 21 Day Fix wagon, it’s usually because of snacks. It’s tough to snack on veggies and hummus or veggies and guacamole every day–one can only eat the same thing every day for so long! I’ve been looking at a lot of 21 Day Fix snack recipes lately. Here are some of my favorite 21 Day Fix/Whole 30/Clean Eating snack recipes. 21 Day Fix Snack Recipes If no container information is added to the recipe, I made…

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15 Clean Eating 21 Day Fix Breakfast Recipes

21 Day Fix Breakfast Recipes #21DayFix

Click here to print a free 21 Day Fix meal tracker!  If you’re thinking about eating better for your New Year’s resolution, that’s a great idea! Eating clean, whole foods is best for your body and can make you feel healthier. Whether you’re doing the Whole30 challenge, the 21 Day Fix, or just cleaning up your menu, here are some great recipes for you. If no container information is added to the recipe, I made an educated guess in parentheses…

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25 Warm Winter Cocktails (with alcohol)

25 Warm Winter Drinks with Alcohol

The chilly season is upon us and if you’re like me the last thing you want to do is make yourself colder by drinking something iced! Here are 25 delicious warm winter drinks with alcohol. Adult Hot Chocolate Warm Caramel Apple Cider Tom & Jerry Cinnamon Chocolate Wine Latte Brotherly Love Bailey’s Chai  Warm Apple Pie Dirty Pear Toddy Red Hot Santa-tini – No, this one isn’t warm. But doesn’t it look beautiful? Apple Snowball Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice Latte Broiled Bailey’s…

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25 Beautiful Holiday Desserts > Perfect for entertaining!

25 Beautiful Holiday Desserts

The holidays are perfect for family gatherings, and family gatherings are perfect for desserts, right? That’s when I make them most–when I have people to share them with. Here are 25 of the most beautiful holiday desserts to impress your family and friends! Pretzel Toffee Heirloom Coconut and Cinnamon Cake No Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake Gluten and Dairy Free Dark Fudge Brownies Grinch Crinkle Cookies Easy Chocolate Peppermint Cookies Rudolph Reindeer Truffles Soft and Chewy Gingerbread Cookies Chocolate Covered Cookie Truffles…

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21 Jello Shot Recipes for ages 21 and over

21 Fun Jello Shot Recipes For Ages 21 And Over

I love making Jello shots! They’re easy to make, fun to serve, and you can always find a recipe for your party or get-together theme. I’ve pulled together 21 of the coolest Jello shot recipes on the internet just for you. 1. Fireball Jello Shot cupcakes from Erica’s Sweet Tooth 2. Glitter Champagne Jello Shots from 1Fine Cookie 3. Rainbow Cherry Jello Shots from Jelly Shot Test Kitchen 4. Gummy Worms from InsanityOn 5. French Martini Jello Shot from Tablespoon 6. Strawberry Tequila Jello Shot…

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Clean Eating Pot Roast Recipe

Clean Eating Pot Roast Recipe

I don’t remember much of my Grandma on my Dad’s side – she passed away when I was very young. From what I hear, she was a great cook. Growing up, my Mom made her pot roast often and it was always yummy. After changing our eating habits to include eating clean, and since we don’t eat much wheat anymore, I had to modify Grandma’s recipe a bit. Today I’m sharing my healthier version of my Grandma’s classic: Clean Eating Pot…

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Crock pot stuffed pepper soup recipe

Crock Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup Recipe

Let’s pretend this is a really difficult recipe. That you worked hard all day to put it on the table for your family. Let’s pretend that. Because really, it’s so. stinkin’. easy.   Stuffed Pepper Soup Recipe   Makes 8 Servings | Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 8 hours   You’ll need: 1 lb extra lean ground turkey or  beef 1 cup onion, chopped 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes with roasted garlic and onions 15 oz. can tomato sauce 2…

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Get excited about Big Hero 6 with these Baymax S'mores #BigHero6Event

Big Hero 6 Baymax S’mores #BigHero6Event

There are affiliate links in this post.  The release of Disney’s new animated movie Big Hero 6 is right around the corner, and we can’t wait to meet Baymax! Baymax is the inflatable robot who stars in Big Hero 6. He was built to be a Personal Healthcare Companion, but ends up being so much more. We are so excited about the movie that I decided it was time for some Baymax S’mores! They’re yummy and super easy to make with…

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