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The Best Keto Brownies


The Best Keto Brownies
I'm sure by now many of you have heard, #keto is trending. Last year, I remember Whole30 being the big thing but as of late, almost everyone I know has either tried keto or is interested in trying it. From what I understand, it works! My friends have seen actual results! Am I going to try it? Well, only if I can still eat brownies. Hence, this recipe. Keto seems pretty easy to follow since you can still have ALL the butter, heavy cream, and cheese you want. But then at the same time, you can barely have ANY CARBS. Like, how? Butter, heavy cream, and cheese sound like the perfect beginning to a potato dish. But nope, no potatoes. So, if I can't have potatoes, I knew I had to make sure that I would still be able to have brownies. So, I did some research and keto brownies DO exist! In fact, a few people have already made them. I did my due diligence, read through each recipe's reviews and I found this one to be pretty solid all around. And because there is no such
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Paleo Banana Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins

Paleo Banana Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins

Happy 2019 everybody! It's the start of a new year which means it's time for new commitments to old goals. I've been telling myself for a few months now that I have to start eating better and even though we're 8 days into the new year, I've still got nothing to show for it! I wouldn't say it's super challenging to eat healthy, it's just once you've got your body so used to the unhealthy stuff, it's a bit of a struggle. But I'm really going to try to at least make small steps here and there, and the first one is going to be eating a better breakfast. I typically try to buy protein bars to have with my iced coffee in the morning, but those are often loaded with a lot of sugar and not so easy on the teeth. So, I decided to make my own breakfast protein muffins. I guess these are still on the "sweeter" side for a breakfast, but HEY, baby steps. I don't take my coffee with ANY sugar or creamer, so I deserve it. Plus, th

Peppermint Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peppermint Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies

It appears I missed the memo about it being cookie season. Sorry, y'all! This recipe is definitely four weeks late. And I know now that we're going into January, it's time for a healthy reset for our bodies but you MUST make these before you commit to any diet plans. They are amazing. I only recently became a peppermint mocha fan, and it was thanks to these cupcakes I made last year. I still won't order a peppermint mocha at Starbucks but the flavor combo in desserts is phenomenal. I won't say no to anything chocolate or coffee flavored so what's a little peppermint to spruce things up. Side note: my death by chocolate cookies were featured in an actual printed MAGAZINE. I know, CRAZY right? You can pick up a copy at your local Barnes and Noble OR purchase the digital version here . Now although I didn't add melted chocolate to this cookie dough, the cookies were still super rich, chewy, and bursting with flavor. A hint of cornstarch is the sec

Brown Butter Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

Brown Butter Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

I have a confession to make. I am a bit of an ALDI fanatic. If my friends had a penny for every time I said "you should go to ALDI!", they would be millionaries. I can't help it. Their prices can't be beat. And their seasonal items are TO DIE FOR. Cue these mini cast iron skillets. Oh.my.god. The cuteness is unbearable. I secretly sometimes wait for the prices on seasonal items to be reduced (right before they are taken off the shelves)....but I grabbed these as soon as I saw them! They are worth every penny and my recipe wheels started turning right away. Since we are right at the peak of gingerbread season, I knew y'all would appreciate these gingerbread skillet cookies. Especially if they were brown butter gingerbread skillet cookies. And I won't judge what ice cream you choose to top them with, but Talenti caramel cookie crunch is a fiiiine choice. These come together so quickly and are perfect for entertaining. My signature go-to dessert

Biscoff Cupcakes with White Chocolate Frosting

Biscoff Cupcakes with White Chocolate Frosting

Attention, these are going to be your new favorite cupcakes. I mean, do the math. If Biscoff cookies are amazing, and Biscoff spread is fantastic, what do you think a Biscoff cupcake is going to be? Hm? That's right. Out of this WORLD. It was a tricky recipe to perfect,  I must admit. My first few batches were ...meh. They were good but not great and I couldn't give you guys anything less than perfect. I had to play around with the ratios of sugar, baking soda, etc until I had made a perfectly moist, tender cupcake with just the right amount of fluffiness. The frosting on the other hand came together wonderfully on my first try, thanks to Sally's Baking Addiction . She knows her stuff. This is probably the dreamiest, creamiest frosting I've ever made. And I think I want to frost all my cupcakes with white chocolate buttercream from now on. But I'm going to stop blabbing about how great these are and just give you the darn recipe. Don't forget to

Salted Caramel Macarons

Salted Caramel Macarons

Well, hello there! The last time we talked, I was posting popsicles. And now it's currently 40 degrees outside and I'm not even sure we are going to get an Autumn this year. But the weather isn't the only thing that has changed. I recently became a furbaby mom! Junie made her debut on my Instagram a few months ago and that picture looks nothing like her now because oh my goodness, cats grow so fast! We are trying to enjoy the most of her kitten days; she keeps us on our feet for sure. In other news, I moved! Technically, that sentence doesn't really deserve an exclamation point because moving is NOT fun or exciting, at all. But decorating a new place is, and the reason I haven't been posting is because I have been living in Home Goods. Of course that's an exaggeration but, I am pretty sure that's what the employees thought based on how often they saw me there. I was pretty much determined to have the place looking a certain way by a specific time

Strawberry Coconut Lime Popsicles

Strawberry Coconut Lime Popsicles

Y'all, I've officially broken out the popsicle maker. It's about that time. Time for refreshing, no-bake treats that are so easy to make, you'll want to make them every day. And since I know many of you are going to ask, this is the popsicle maker I use. It's amazing, and has never failed me. When it comes to popsicle making, the varieties are literally endless and it is super adaptable to your diet or lifestyle plan. I was recently on a 21 day cleanse (shoutout to Simple Green Smoothies ) which  consisted of me avoiding sugar, dairy and animal-based products. And let me tell you, I used A LOT of coconut milk. A lot . In my cooking, in my smoothies, and in my popsicles. Yes, I was allowed to have popsicles. #bestcleanseever And so, I was inspired to create for you my very own dairy-free and refined-sugar free popsicles. It is strawberry season in Ohio right now, so of course, I had to go to my local farmer's market and get me some. My coconut milk was

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