Lightened-Up Eggnog Cheesecake Bars [Gluten-Free]

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A lightened-up eggnog cheesecake bar made with a gluten-free graham cracker crust! Bursting with eggnog flavor and spices, these eggnog cheesecake bars are a great addition to your holiday baking list! With Christmas just 5 days away, I think it's time to bust out the Nog. Holy crap-balls guys, Christmas is 5 days away. No wonder my bank account took such a dive in the past two weeks. But back to the Nog. I know that eggnog is one of those foods [err, drink] that people either love or hate. There really is no middle ground with it and it is typically adored or ... Continue Reading...

Thinking Out Loud #62 – The Thankful Edition

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Happy Thinking Out Loud Thursday!  Or should I say, Happy Turkey Day! Today is one of my favorite days of the year [for obvious reasons - so much food!], but I really wanted to piggy back on yesterday's post and share some thoughts with you today for this week's Thinking Out Loud random shenanigans. It's going to be different than the normal stuff you see here on Thursdays, but I think it's worth sharing! *-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-* So like I touched on a bit yesterday, this time of year really gets me thinking about just how much we [I] take for ... Continue Reading...

Birthday Weekend Recap: Cake, Cake, Cake!

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In case you didn’t catch the best part of this weekend, please re-read that title. Kidding, the cake wasn’t the best part by far, but it sure was tasty. Except now I know how all you drinkers feel. For the 1st time ever I woke up with a hangover, except for that mine was from an excessive amount of sugar in the form of cake, not alcohol. Had the hardest time chasing it away, but with lots [lots!] of water and an hour workout with Bestie, I got most of the sugar out of my system! But enough about my sugar hangover. Let’s get to some pictures! Friday Ninja and I met ... Continue Reading...

Garlic Peanut Sauce & Soba Noodles

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Happy St. Patty’s Day! Hope you guys remembered to wear your green. I painted my nails green, although personally I feel that I should be allowed a free pass on St. Patty’s Day. I’ve got red hair, freckles, and green eyes…I might as well be a dang leprechaun! There’s no way I’m not Irish…unless of course you include the fact that I hate corned beef and hash. Bleh! And while I don’t have an Irish dish for you today, I do have a recipe with some green in it, so that makes it totally acceptable, right? ;) Garlic Peanut Sauce & Soba Noodles My old recipe, ... Continue Reading...

Love Day Vlog

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! <3 In honor of Valentine’s Day I decided to share a little vlog with you guys. It’s nothing fancy or groundbreaking…just a little venting I suppose about my feeling on Love Day. I hope you guys will take the time to watch it, though I really hope you don’t judge me for my babbling. I really had no idea I was such a complete dork… Yeah…so that’s me. What a weirdo… I kind of like these things though, so maybe more in the future? Although I really have no idea what I would talk about in them, it just seems like a fun way to spice things up. ... Continue Reading...