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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Strawberries, Part 2: ICE CREAM!

We LOVE this ice cream!  AND it’s PINK, yippee!

Earlier this summer, I visited Underwood Family Farms and a post about that is coming soon, I swear!  You’ve already seen this salad and candied ginger/syrup using some of the amazing produce I picked myself at the farm.  In a more recent post, I told you that I only used some of the GAZILLIONS of strawberries I got there for homemade strawberry soda, and I promised I’d show you what I did with the rest later on.

Welp, today’s the day!  Read on to see how to turn fresh strawberries into ridiculously tasty homemade ice cream.

-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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