I don’t know about you but I always seem to have less time on my hands as Summer progresses! I seriously started thinking about my 4th of July plans and menu less than a week ago and now I’m scrambling to play catch-up before the weekend! Innovation is usually born of necessity and this recipe is no exception! This flavor-packed twist on the classic Southern Chicken Biscuit staple is sure to be a favorite with grown-ups as well as kids (and especially you Mamas and hostesses!) because it’s ridiculously easy to throw together! Grab the ingredients from the nearest Kroger or Walmart, give yourself about 30 minutes for prep + bake time, and you’re DONE!
When I was a kid my Nana used to make me a peanut butter based spread when I would visit to top my morning waffles! As an adult I still think of it as a treat but I’m a little more concerned about the level of sugar it contained! I’ve reinvented the recipe into something just as indulgent but a little less guilt inducing!
1 cup peanut butter (I used the kind that’s ONLY made from peanuts!)
3 Tbsp organic honey
1/4 cup raw cocoa powder
1/2 cup SoDelicious Mint Chocolate Holiday drink (it’s usually in the organic refrigerated section at Kroger)
OR chocolate cashew milk and a few drops of peppermint essential oils.
Combine all ingredients in a glass bowl and use a fork to make sure powder is thoroughly combined with wet ingredients.
Enjoy as a spread on rice cakes, waffles or toast!
If you want a smoother version for dipping fruits and vegetables in add a few tablespoons of mint chocolate drink until you reached the desired consistency.
What are you favorite Winter treats to make? Do you stick to the original recipe or do you switch out ingredients in an attempt to reduce your calories!?
You’re invited to dinner, betch. You better not be late.
Glad you could make it. But was it really ever up to you?
Now that you’re here we’ll start off with some Rosé.
It may look pretty now…
But we can’t guarantee it won’t be covered in blood…
…by the time dinner is over.
Eat up. There’s a lot more where that came from.
We’ll be serving Prune-X for dessert because you’re fat now… But somebody had to eat that betch. And you’re not leaving… until that entire bottle is empty.
Okay THAT was intense!!! Can you imagine being invited to a dinner party thrown by KKT?! We can — and this was our vision come to life! Ali Weber (of Oh La La Ali blog) and I collaborated to create the perfect Scream Queens Season 2 Virtual Premier Party! And YOU’RE invited! We’ll be live Snapping, Instagramming and Tweeting the premiere, so tune into social media September 20th at 9:00pm ET/PT to follow along and see our take on what happens!
Ali made that incredible chopped up, bloody “hand” in the fingerless glove, and it’s totally edible! Hop on over to her blog to learn how so you can plan your own Tuesday night party with this delicious treat! Make sure to invite your gal pals over for some bloody cotton ball rosé! I purchased a bottle of our favorite rosé, removed the label, and created my own DIY Scream Queens inspired label to replace it (to get that pink foil effect on the label I printed the design with a toner printer and ran it through a Minc). Next I popped some edible cotton candy on top to represent the Chanel’s favorite food group (cotton balls!) and splattered with some edible “blood!”
For props I pulled from my personal collection of home decór items and clothing everything I could think of that the Chanels might have in the KKT house, like my favorite satin robe (seen HERE before), Victoria’s Secret Bustier (see HERE before) & sleep mask (seen HERE before). Since the new Scream Queens season is apparently “Hospital” themed we decided to fill a few fake “syringes” with random candy like rock crystal, cotton candy and gummy eyeballs! The Chanels aren’t the brightest group of girls when it comes to the proper usage of food so it’s not crazily far fetched to think they might attempt to inject sugar instead of ingesting it (I mean, don’t we all wish we could skip those calories?!). The final “Hospital” touch was a fake bottle of pills (red and white candies) with a very fake looking prescription label that we could totally imagine a Chanel trying to use to poison her enemies. We found all our supplies at Michael’s, Amazon, Party City, Kroger & Target.
I love trying out new recipes with seasonal fruits and veggies. Right now I’m totally into these delicious peaches from the Peach Truck. It doesn’t get much better than Georgia grown peaches, y’all! I’ve mixed all my favorite, nutritious, energy-giving, appetite curbing breakfast foods into this smoothie recipe for a meal replacement shake you might actually look forward to. I know I do! Sometimes I even whip one up for dessert. THAT’S how good it is!
Earlier this week I was in Wal-Mart and realized it would be very un-American of me not to bake something traditional and sweet for the July 4th weekend to go along with our hotdogs, beer and fireworks! I immediately turned to Pinterest to search ‘peach cobbler’ recipes and was frustrated by the amount of sugar and cream cheese needed for such a simple dessert. Next, I searched ‘organic’, and then ‘gluten free’ peach cobbler and was even more disappointed. I needed a recipe that had ingredients available at Wal-Mart! I finally landed on Rachel Schultz’s blog and found her super simple peach cobbler recipe. With a few tweaks I came up with the recipe below. I wanted something simple, healthy (i.e. not too guilt inducing), and refreshing that still had that feel-good, Southern American deliciousness to it. My peach cobbler version has been approved by two, Alabama raised men (my husband and brother-in-law), so it’s safe to say it met everyone’s expectations!