Almond Butter Energy Bites

imageWe LOVE almond butter!  I came up with this idea because I wanted to make a snack inspired by the flavors in an Almond Joy candy bar, only a little healthier if possible.  The BFF (Jen) had recently made some peanut butter, honey, and oat squares, so I riffed on that concept.  I love it because like many of the other “recipes” I’ve shared here, it’s really just a starting point.  I’ll share the ratios that helped me achieve the consistency I was looking for.  You can customize as much as you want to get the texture and flavors that suit you best.

Keep reading to find out how!

-Viv

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No-Churn Ice Cream

imageWe LOVE ice cream!  But you already know that.  Of course, I have an ice cream maker and have made plenty of nostalgically old-fashioned custard-based frozen treats in it, but sometimes I want to (literally) whip up a quick batch of homemade ice cream without going to too much trouble.  Today, I’ll show you how to make an eggless version that’s much faster/easier and possibly equally as good, all without an ice cream maker!  What’s amazing about this method, aside from the convenience, is that it’s just as readily customizable as traditional ice cream recipes.  Keep reading for a no-churn Rocky Road ice cream recipe, along with some bonus ideas for other flavor combinations.

-Viv

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Guinness Chocolate Cake!

imageWe LOVE chocolate cake!  I’ve been meaning to make this one for years now.  It’s the kind of thing you usually see around St. Patrick’s Day, but I recently went to a going away party for a beer loving friend, so I carpe‘d that diem and went all out with this Guinness-chocolate delight.  It’s so, SO good, you guys.  And it’s so easy (deceptively so, considering its beauty and deliciousness) that I’m going to make this my go-to chocolate cake recipe from now on. I legitimately love it so much I might even marry it. Keep reading for the details.

-Viv

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Simple Sweets

Finished Biscuit Donuts
You have no idea how easy it can be to make donuts at home.
We LOVE sweets!

Both of us have a gnarly sweet tooth and an unnatural attraction to the color pink.  A few years ago, Jen hosted a “Sugar Party” potluck, which was just an excuse for us to get together with some girlfranzzz and eat a bunch of sweets. (Shoutout to Mona and Cathy. Haaayyy girls!)

Another thing we have in common is our mostly no-fuss approach to life, so we both selected a handful of quick and easy options to make for the Sugar Party.  Click through for some of our ideas.

-Viv and Jen

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