CHOCOLATE CARAMEL SHORTBREAD BARS {MILLIONAIRE SHORTBREAD}

Delicious chocolate caramel shortbread bars with 3 different layers. These millionaire bars have a shortbread crust topped with ooey gooey caramel and layered with rich chocolate on top. These taste just like a Twix candy bar, only better!

Chocolate Caramel Shortbread Bars {Millionaire Shortbread} For my first trick, i’m going to read your mind. You’re looking at these millionaire shortbread bars, slightly mesmerized by the 3 distinct layers that are pulling you in different directions. The shortbread crust with all it’s buttery glory. The creamy caramel layer with it’s sweetness and nutty flavor. And the smooth richness of chocolate as it ever so gently melts on your tongue. These chocolate caramel shortbread bars are sure to make anyone drool.



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HOMEMADE PRETZEL DOGS

Easy to make homemade pretzel dogs are perfect for a snack or for game day! This pretzel recipe can also be used to make savory or sweet pretzels as well as pretzel bites!

Homemade Pretzel Dogs BAM! Soft, homemade pretzels wrapped around a hot dog and sprinkled with coarse sea salt. DIP, DUNK, and SWIRL it all in some delish, jalapeno cheddar cheese sauce. Pretzel dogs, my how you make me love you. It’s what football season is all about. Okay, so I should’ve said that that’s what football season is all about for me.

Football mainly means 3 things to me and none of them actually have anything to do with football itself, go figure!
1.) chilly evenings with a.) warm oversized sweaters or b.) big comfy blankets
2.) this one is the epitome of football season: snacks, snack galore
3.) pumpkin spice lattes



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PEI WEI SHRIMP LO MEIN COPYCAT

Pei Wei shrimp Lo Mein copycat recipe tastes just like the original, except it’s healthier! This recipe is veggie packed and can be made with chicken too. Plus, it’s easy to make at home so you can have it anytime!

Pei Wei Shrimp Lo Mein Copycat Why not greet you with a big bowl of Lo Mein? I mean WHY NOT? I think there are zero greater ways to greet someone than with a big bowl of happy in the form of shrimp lo mein.

I know that i’m only saying this for the umpteenth time but you guys, I love me a big bowl of asian style noodles. And Pei Wei’s shrimp lo mein is my absolute fave. Something about all that twirling of the fork and slurping down all that saucy goodness. All this noodle business is making my stomach growl.



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CRUNCHY PUMPKIN SPICE GRANOLA WITH BIG CLUSTERS

Super crunchy, big clustered pumpkin spice granola is made without any refined sugars. This  granola cereal is the perfect fall treat thats lightly sweetened and packed with pecans, pumpkin seeds, and lots of pumpkin spice. 

Crunchy Pumpkin Spice Granola with Big Clusters There is nothing, absolutely nothing like a big bowl of homemade crunchy granola cereal. I love stumbling upon jumbo clusters of granola on the rare occasion that they find their way into my store bought granola. It’s seriously as satisfying as finding a gem. Okay, maybe just slightly less.

I’ve always been a big fan of making granola at home. Not only is it cheap, it’s easy (!), you can make as many big clusters as you want, and you control what goes in. That means, no excess sugar, please. In fact, my pumpkin spice granola recipe has absolutely no refined sugars. Which makes it the perfect snack to munch on while snuggling up on the couch with a big blanket and a 30 Rock marathon or Criminal Minds. Gotta keep it fresh, don’t cha know.



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5-INGREDIENT RASPBERRY ALMOND CRESCENTS WITH CHOCOLATE

5 ingredients is all you need for these raspberry almond crescents with chocolate. The inside of the crescent roll is stuffed with fresh raspberries and bittersweet chocolate. The outside is topped with sliced almonds that toast up in the oven and a big drizzle of chocolate. Perfect for breakfast, brunch, and dessert!

5 Ingredient Raspberry almond crescents with chocolate Are you ready for this? Today i’m sharing with you one of the most easiest recipes ever. I don’t even know if I can call these almond crescents with chocolate an actual recipe. Yup, it’s that easy. They’re good to us in so many ways. Ready in 15 minutes, chocolate, raspberries, crunchy almonds on top, did I mention chocolate? CHOC-O-LATE.



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HUMMUS AND SAUTEED VEGETABLE FLATBREAD WRAPS

Hummus and sauteed vegetable flatbread wraps stuffed with sauteed zucchini, sweet peppers, red onions, feta cheese, and kalamata olives. These sauteed veggie wraps are perfect for a quick lunch. Make your own homemade hummus or just purchase store-bought for an even quicker meal!

Hummus and Sauteed Vegetable Flatbread Wraps Hummus and sauteed vegetable flatbread wraps, you sneaky little things. You make me want to eat veggies by the bucket load and you help me trick my hubby into eating them too. Double win for you!

This recipe is actually one that I got from my little sister (18 years old and already making yummy things). She and I both share a love for 1.) veggies and 2.) veggies that don’t taste like punishment. Don’t get me wrong, we’ve eaten only about 35,000 salads in our lifetimes and will continue to, but sometimes you just need a salad inside of a flatbread wrap, know what I mean?



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2 INGREDIENT NAAN FLATBREAD {+GARLIC NAANS}

Easy, breezy 2 ingredient naan flatbread recipe. Plus, learn how to turn these naans into gourmet garlic naans! Stop shoveling out $5 for 6 store-bought naans that are full of mystery ingredients. Learn how to make them at home with ease and for less than half the price!

2 Ingredient Naan Flatbread Aye Naan-a aye naan-a!

I’m singing with joy today! A.) because it’s Friday! And a long weekend with some amazing plans! Heyyy! And B.) because these 2 ingredient naan flatbreads have me wrapping all sorts of yummy ingredients inside of them and gobbling them up! Boy, wait till you see what i’ve got in store for you! ;)



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ALMOND JOY COCONUT CHOCOLATE GRANOLA BARS

Easy to make coconut chocolate granola bars taste just like Almond Joy candy bars, only healthier! You don’t have to bake the bars and they take no time at all. My favorite part: there’s no GMOs, refined sugars, or other random fillers — only good for you ingredients!

Almond Joy Coconut Chocolate Granola Bars Coconut + chocolate = yum yums.

I am completely hung up on these coconut chocolate granola bars! The hubby and I may or may not have polished off 6 of these in the last 24 hours. By the time you actually read this, they may (read: will) all be gone. And for once, I don’t have to feel that guilty! I mean, what’s better than having something that’s actually healthy and that tastes like a almond joy candy bar? Not much on this planet, I can tell you that!



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SOUTHWESTERN QUINOA AND BLACK BEAN SALAD + VACATION PICS

An easy to make southwestern quinoa and black bean salad that takes 15 minutes to assemble and can use up your leftover quinoa! This salad is packed with lots of veggies and is low fat! 

Southwestern Quinoa and Black Bean Salad You know the feeling that you get when you get back from vacation? *sad face x100*

I think I might have mentioned it a bajillion times already (not to mention the number of pictures bombarding your instagram feed) but we just got back from a relaxing vacay with temperatures that weren’t anywhere near the 100s. I’m still grieving the loss of the vacation, and slightly cross from the flipflop tan lines that i’ve gained from being back in Texas (in less than a week I tell you). But i’m really excited to show you some pics of the trip!



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EASY ICED CAFFE LATTE

An afternoon pick-me-up that doesn’t even require an espresso machine! This easy iced caffe latte is ready in 5 minutes and tastes just as good as the coffee shop version!

Ice Caffe Latte Any one that knows me at all knows that I L-O-V-E c♥ffee. In any form. Give it to me iced or piping hot. I’ll take it. If it’s a hot summer day and I’ve got a mason jar of this iced caffe latte to cool me down, I am the happiest camper around!

I’ve had a love affair with coffee since like the 3rd grade. Okay, before you start freaking out, I mean just the smell of coffee. I can’t get enough! In high school when I actually started drinking the stuff (I know shame on me) I was hooked. I just couldn’t get enough! And when college came around, I could guzzle gallons worth. I didn’t. But I could’ve.



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