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Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bites!

Need Apples, cut into wedges Try picking apples at a local farm:) Peanut Butter, smooth Gronola, I used Nature Valley PB Choc Mix *optional cinnamon and chocolate syrup SO YUMMY!! Cut desired Apple into wedges Cover with peanut butter Add granola *Sprinkle cinnamon and drizzle with chocolate These Apple ideas are perfect for people like […]

Travel Journal

Farewell Summer

So, Autumn is right around the corner, September 23rd to be exact! Although I am extremely excited for fall blog posting, The season also marks the one year anniversary of!! ***Going on 3 years! Top five things I LOVED about this trip 1: Catching the sunrise every morning (This was also helpful for having […]

Travel Journal

Travel Journal Chicago IL

Chicago, Illinois January 15-17, 2016   My birthday week has officially arrived!! This is my second time celebrating a birthday in Chicago, and I have never been disappointed with the feeling of adventure I get when exploring this large city. There is just so much to see and do. We spent our first night becoming brew-masters […]


Sweet Potato Casserole 

Tis The Season! Ingredients|| 2 pounds sweet potatoes 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup butter, melted 1/4 cup milk 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup chopped pecans 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon butter, melted Directions|| Wash and peel sweet potatoes. Cut off woody portions and ends. Cut […]

The Real Deal Travel Journal

Let’s talk about Groupon..

TGIF Guys!! I wanted to share with you, my experience with Groupon. I have recently met people who have never used it, or they’re just skeptical of the site..don’t be! I myself have purchased 44 Groupons and counting! I have taken trips, purchased clothes, and used plenty of the beauty services..there really is no reason […]


Peanut Butter Strawberry Smoothie

  I have shared on the blog how much I love our Magic Bullet Blender, and my smoothie talent would not be nearly as great with out this appliance. Today I have discovered an app that I can use to show you just how easy it is to use the blender and create a healthy, […]


Trisha’s Buffalo Chicken Dip

Nothing to bring to the table for The Big Game?! Here is a simple 5 ingredient buffalo chicken dip, for the fans that like a little kick in their food! ENJOY! Ingredients One large can of chicken, drained One block cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup ranch 1/2 cup hot sauce (I add a little more) 1 […]


Skinny French Toast

Ingredients 2 slices whole wheat bread 1/4 cup milk (nonfat) 1/2 cup egg beaters tsp cinnamon tsp vanilla extract tsp splenda Directions Mix together all ingredients in a bowl (except bread) Dip each slice of bread on each side into mixture. Coat pan with non-stick spray & turn stove on med/low heat. Place in pan […]


Kara’s Cheesecake Cupcakes

2 8 oz Cream Cheese (softened in a bowl overnight) 2 eggs 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract 1/2 cup of sugar 1 Package Oreos Preheat oven to 350 Beat cream cheese until smooth Pour in sugar and vanilla extract Once smooth, gradually beat in eggs one at a time Place oreo at the bottom of cupcake […]


An Apple A Day, Keeps The Doctor Away!

    Start with a crisp variety, like Granny Smith (shown), Pink Lady or Cameo. Remove Apple stem, & Insert wooden sticks (I cut kabob skewers), chill for one hour. Melt candy one flavor at a time -caramel, butterscotch, dark chocolate, or white chocolate- over a double broiler Don’t own a double broiler? No problem!(check […]