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Easy Chocolate-Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

 An easy overnight oat recipe, is the perfect healthy breakfast for busy mornings. You can customise it to suit your tastes with a variety of toppings! Jump to Recipe As I've mentioned in previous posts, over the past year, I've been working on my eating habits. I put on quite a bit of weight after I started dating my SO (hello feeling secure in a relationship!) and put extra weight on during the first few months of the pandemic. As someone who loves food and spent the majority of her life being hungry, being pain free for the last 11 yrs has caught up to me.  I've never been a skinny person. Even growing up I was always the chubby kid. I happen to look very sickly when I'm skinny. My body composition is one that needs a bit more meat on it's bones. That being said, I've gotten to the point where I just felt horrible. I was in pain everyday- my back, my knees, my hips..... I woke up in pain, I went to bed in pain. It was not fun. Since I decided to buckle down a
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Baked Brown Sugar-Dijon Brie

 Creamy Brie is topped with a savoury sweet mixture of mustard, brown sugar and a nutty almond crunch. Baked until ooey gooey and served with toasted baguette, this appetizer is sure to be a total hit! Jump to the Recipe I first made this recipe back in 2013, when I was a Pampered Chef Consultant. I remember I had only had brie once before, and it had not been a pleasant experience. I'm not sure if it was the type of brie, but it smelled moldy, which totally turned me off. So, when my PC director asked me if I liked brie, on the way to a team meeting, I wanted to fake sick and duck out. Once we got to our destination and started making the recipe, I was still reluctant. Until it made it's way into the oven. Then the smell hit me. It was a combination of sweet, savory, cheesy heaven. Absolutely intoxicating. I was still hesitant when it was time to taste it, but if it tasted anything like the aroma coming from the oven, I was sold. And you know what? It totally did! It was cream

You're the STAR Blog Hop & GARDEN Features

  This linky party is the perfect place to show off your creativity! Share your blog posts, for a chance to be featured next month!    We are now in the month of May, which means the beautiful weather is just around the corner. I know I sure am ready for it!  WELCOME to the May 2021  " You're the Star " Blog Hop! Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share from my blog: As I buckle down and get more serious about healthy eating, I have come to realise that missing out on sweets could really affect my success. So I've created The Ultimate Healthy Chocolate Cupcakes ! Made with deliciously healthy ingredients and a SECRET ingredient! ________________________________________ WELCOME to  GARDEN feature week of the May 2021  " You're the STAR " blog hop! Meet your GARDEN week Hosts     This week is GARDEN feature week Swing by the GARDEN Hosts blogs: Angie @ God's Growing Garden Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventure s Annie @ 15

The Ultimate Healthy Chocolate Cupcakes

 These sinful dark chocolate cupcakes are made with cauliflower puree. So decadent and chocolatey, no one will ever know the secret ingredient. The fact that these are super healthy, can be our little secret! JUMP TO RECIPE I've always been a sucker for a pretty cupcake. I love moist cake, frosting, sprinkles, decorations; everything a cupcake entails. I mean I don't think I know anyone who could ever turn down a cupcake. As good as cupcakes taste, they aren't very good for the waist line.  As I am progressing with my healthy eating journey, there are several things I am missing. Mostly sweets, but I am also missing butter, tons of cheese and bagels. The past 3 weeks of really buckling down and starting Weight Watchers has really opened my eyes as to how much sugar, cheese and carbs I had been eating.  Being a baker and trying not to eat sweets is so tough. I love to bake! It relaxes me, it helps me focus on the task at hand, instead of over thinking whatever is in my head,

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

 A classic dish is turned into a delicious casserole, bursting with creamy pasta. Perfect for a busy weeknight, it is sure to become a family favourite! Jump to the Recipe Chicken Cordon Bleu is so delicious, and  I've been craving it lately. There is just something about the chicken stuffed with salty ham and tangy Swiss cheese that has me wanting to make it ASAP. I do not  make it often, due to it being labour intensive. This pasta version comes together in a snap and is then baked until the cheese is bubbly. A super family-friendly casserole perfect for a weeknight, as it comes together in under 30 minutes. This dish is  super simple to make and tastes phenomenal. I used some leftover ham I had in the freezer, but if you don't have any leftover ham you can use a ham steak, or a thick cut of black forest ham from the deli. We really love the flavours in this dish; it is smokey, salty and tangy thanks to the ham and Swiss. The chicken and ham were flavourful and tender, all ba

Maple Blueberry Zucchini Loaf

Turn a favourite summer vegetable, into a family favourite treat! You'll love the spices in this loaf, that is sweetened with maple syrup and studded with fresh wild blueberries. Jump to Recipe Last summer was our first attempt at growing our own vegetables. Having moved, our new yard was a blank canvas, to make little gardens along one of the fences. In our old yard, we had extensive flower beds that contained tiger lillies and other plants, so gardening was not possible. So both my SO and I jumped at the chance to grow some veggies in our new yard.  One of the veggies we decided to grow was zucchini. I had to help them along a bit at first, since the female flowers weren't getting pollinated. After a reluctant start, the zucchini became abundant and we were left trying to figure out ways to use it.  I've always enjoyed zucchini cake with cream cheese frosting, but wanted something different. That's when I decided to create a loaf, with a streusel topping. I love makin

You're the Star Blog Hop & HOME Features

  This linky party is the perfect place to show off your creativity! Share your blog posts, for a chance to be featured next month!    WELCOME to the April 2021  " You're the Star " Blog Hop! Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share from my blog: This gorgeous Maple Blueberry Zucchini Loaf , is a delicious treat, sure to become a family favourite. A great way to use up that summer zucchini! ________________________________________ WELCOME to  HOME feature week of the April 2021  " You're the STAR " blog hop! Meet your HOME week Hosts   This week is HOME feature week Swing by the Home Hosts' Blogs: Bev @ Eclectic Red Barn Liberty @ B4 and Afters Cindy @ Mom, the Lunch Lady Niki from Life as a LEO Wife This is a month long Linky party featuring YOU! There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories.  Just to be clear - this is NOT a themed party - you may link up ANY family-friendly blog post