Chelsea Crockett

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Fast French Toast in a Mug

Making meals in a mug is one of my new specialties. Recipes like these are coming in handy this summer when I am busy interning at my church and YouTubing….

Making meals in a mug is one of my new specialties. Recipes like these are coming in handy this summer when I am busy interning at my church and YouTubing. They are quick, easy, and perfect for just one person. Today’s mug recipe is a deliciously easy take on French toast! It is super quick and super delish.

Ingredients:

  • 1 piece of buttered bread
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 TBSP of syrup
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 TBSP of chocolate chips
  • Powdered sugar and cinnamon sugar (totally optional, but definitely recommended!)

In a microwaveable mug, mix the egg, milk, syrup, cinnamon and salt until well combined. Cut the bread into squares that are bite sixed. Add the bread to the mug and press the pieced down so they are covered with the liquid. Add the chocolate chips to the mug and stir them into the bread mixture. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar on top and then microwave the mug for 2 minutes, stopping every 30 seconds so it doesn’t spill over the mug. Let the mug cool about 1-2 minutes, then sprinkle powdered sugar on top.

Enjoy your yummy mug French toast!

XOXO, Chels

Recipe via: http://princesspinkygirl.com/french-toast-mug/2/

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Sweet Summer Fruit Salsa

Fruit salsa is one of my favorite summer snacks. The tangy and sweet combo is such a refreshing treat! I made this for my mom for Mother’s Day and she…

Fruit salsa is one of my favorite summer snacks. The tangy and sweet combo is such a refreshing treat! I made this for my mom for Mother’s Day and she loved it. Here is the recipe so you can surprise YOUR mom with a tasty and (kind of) healthy dessert.

Ingredients for cinnamon chips:

  • 10 flour tortillas
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Ingredients for salsa:

  • 2 apples
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup chopped kiwi
  • 1 pound strawberries
  • ½ pound raspberries
  • 4 tablespoons raspberry preserves

For the cinnamon chips, spray each tortilla with cooking spray on both sides, then sprinkle the cinnamon/sugar mixture over both sides. Cut the tortillas into slices with a pizza cutter, then place them on a baking sheet for 8 minutes at 350 degrees. For the fruit salsa, first, finely chop the apple and add the lemon juice to it. Mix. Finely chop the strawberries and kiwi, then the raspberries. Add all ingredients to the apples and combine. Then add in the raspberry preserves and mix. Refrigerate for about 10 minutes, then serve!

The cinnamon chips give this recipe a delicious sugary addition! It is a time-consuming process to make this salsa and the chips to eat it with, but it is so worth it in the end.

XOXO, Chels

 

 

Recipe via: http://www.spendwithpennies.com/fruit-salsa-with-cinnamon-crisps/?crlt.pid=camp.V9IuitTxJOlJ

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Sour Gummy Worm Popsicles

The weather is getting warmer, the trees are getting greener, and the sun is shining a bit brighter. That means summer must be on its way! It is time to…

The weather is getting warmer, the trees are getting greener, and the sun is shining a bit brighter. That means summer must be on its way! It is time to whip out those popsicle molds, wipe the dust off, and put them to good use. If you are looking for a fun fruity treat that will make you feel like a kid again, keep reading!

Ingredients:

  • Your favorite fruit juice
  • Sour gummy worms

Take your popsicle mold and stick the gummy worms to the insides of the molds. This keeps the worms from sinking to the bottom. Next, pour your juice into the molds. Stick them in the freezer for a few hours, or all night. Next time you are sweating up a storm outside, go grab one of these fun treats and enjoy cooling down in the sweetest way possible.

Don’t have popsicle molds? Just use mini paper cups and popsicle sticks!

XOXO, Chels

 

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Fruity Poolside Drinks

Since most of us don’t have the time or money to go to Starbucks every day, it’s time to learn some DIY fruity drink recipes we can make right in…

Since most of us don’t have the time or money to go to Starbucks every day, it’s time to learn some DIY fruity drink recipes we can make right in our homes!  There’s nothing better than hitting up the pool with some refreshing drinks at hand.  Here are 3 drink recipes that are healthy, hydrating, and delicious!

  • Watermelon Agua Fresca.Chelsea Crockett - Fruity Drink  For this recipe, you’ll need 3 cups of cubed watermelon, ¼ cup of lime juice, 4 mint leaves, 2 cups of water, and ice!  Add all of the ingredients except the mint leaves in a blender and mix them together until it is well blended.  Refrigerate the mixture for a few hours if you want it to be cooler, or else simply add a few mint leaves and ice cubes and enjoy!
  • Fizzy Pineapple Punch.  For this delicious punch, you’ll need a 6 oz. can of limeade, a 12 oz. can of pineapple juice, 4 ½ cups of cold water, 1 liter of club soda, assorted fruits, and mint leaves.  In a large pitcher, mix together the juices, water, and club soda.  Put the fruits and ice cubes in different glasses and pour the punch in.  Finish it off with some mint leaves for decoration like the picture on the right! 🙂
  • Lemon Pineapple Kiwi Sparkling Mocktail.  You’ll need 1 kiwi, 3 teaspoons of pineapple juice, 1 teaspoon of honey, and 1 can of La Croix sparkling lemon water.  Blend together the unpeeled kiwi, pineapple juice, and honey.  Split the mixture into glasses and fill the rest the glass the rest of the way with the sparkling water.  And lastly, enjoy!

Which one are you going to try out?  I’ve tried all three and they’re so, so good! 🙂

XOXO – Chelsea

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Watermelon Summer Salad

During the warm spring and summer months, I can’t get enough of fresh fruit. I eat it like candy! Here is a fresh, delicious, and healthy summer recipe to whip…

During the warm spring and summer months, I can’t get enough of fresh fruit. I eat it like candy! Here is a fresh, delicious, and healthy summer recipe to whip up for summer barbecues or pool hangouts!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cubed watermelon
  • 2 cups chopped strawberries
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

Make the dressing by mixing the oil and lemon juice well.  Place watermelon, strawberries and basil in a large mixing bowl and sprinkle the dressing on top. Stir it up well, and then add feta cheese. Mix a bit, then enjoy! This refreshing summer salad is mouthwatering!

XOXO, Chels

Recipe via: http://cooktoria.com/recipe/watermelon-strawberry-feta-salad/

 

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Newest Additions to the Starbucks Secret Menu

Starbucks is almost every girl’s go-to happy place.  Whether you’re a coffee drinker or just like a good atmosphere to work on homework, most of us can find ourselves going…

Starbucks is almost every girl’s go-to happy place.  Whether you’re a coffee drinker or just like a good atmosphere to work on homework, most of us can find ourselves going to Starbucks on a regular basis!  If you’ve heard of the Starbucks secret menu, then you know their drinks can get even better than what’s offered on the actual menu.  Here are some new, fun additions you should know about!

  • Strawberry Acai Refresher with Coconut Milk. Chelsea Crockett - Starbucks Drink These are so yummy and they make for a great Instagram, too!  They taste kind of like a smoothie and are perfect for a warm day outside.  Starbucks even adds some strawberries to your drink!
  • Dragon Frappuccino.  Similar to the new Unicorn Frappuccino, this drink is said to be created through a mixture of a green tea Frappuccino, vanilla bean powder, and a berry swirl.  It looks and tastes great!
  • Very Berry Hibiscus Refresher with Soy Milk.  This is along the same lines as the first drink I mentioned, but it’s purple instead like the picture on the right.  It’s refreshing and delicious!
  • Butter Beer Frappuccino.  If you’re a Harry Potter fan, you’re probably thinking, “WHAAAT!?”  This actually exists!  All you have to ask for is a Crème Frappuccino with three pumps of caramel syrup, three pumps of toffee nut syrup, and some caramel drizzle on top to finish it off.

Do you know any secret drinks I’m missing out on?  Let me know and I’ll try them out for myself!

XO – Chelsea

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Puppy Chow Rice Krispies

This recipe combines two of my favorite sweet treats into one… Introducing puppy chow rice krispie treats! These treats are ooey, gooey, chocolaty and completely delicious. Here is the recipe!…

This recipe combines two of my favorite sweet treats into one… Introducing puppy chow rice krispie treats! These treats are ooey, gooey, chocolaty and completely delicious. Here is the recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 1 bag marshmallows
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 6 cups crispy rice cereal
  • Powdered sugar for dipping

Take a 9×13 pan and line it with foil and spray it with non-stick spray. Place butter, peanut butter, marshmallows, and chocolate in a large bowl. Heat it in 30 second increments, and stir it between each time. Do this until the mixture is melted, then stir in the rice cereal. Pour this mixture into the 9×13 pan, pressing it in. Let it cool, then cut into squares. Place 1 cup of powdered sugar into a bowl and coat each square with powdered sugar.  Then enjoy!

I love this treat because it is quick and has no baking required. Also because it is totally YUM.

XOXO, Chels

 

 

Recipe via: http://www.crazyforcrust.com/2016/09/muddy-buddy-krispie-treats-recipe/

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5 Genius Hacks for Eating Healthy

Eating healthy is something we all struggle with at times.  I mean, who would actually prefer an apple over a piece of cake?  Although it can be hard, there are…

Eating healthy is something we all struggle with at times.  I mean, who would actually prefer an apple over a piece of cake?  Although it can be hard, there are certain hacks and tips you can follow that can make eating healthier easier!  There are also other pointers that will help you get right to the point when it comes to dieting.

  • Skip the fad diets.  Trendy, or “fad,” diets are often just that… a trend.  Chelsea Crockett - Healthy FoodsBesides the occasional one that’s actually beneficial, most aren’t even healthy for your body.  You might drop a few quick pounds but that’s usually all you’ll get out of them!
  • Eat more often.  WHATTT?  If you don’t eat enough to fill you up, you’ll probably end up overeating by the time dinner rolls around.  Eat enough to keep you full, just be smart about what you give your body in order to do so!
  • Don’t freak out about the numbers.  If you’re cutting out all foods that are high in sodium, fats, calories, etc., you’re probably overthinking it.  Yes, these things matter but make sure you research what each number means instead of automatically putting it back on the shelf.
  • Get excited about preparing healthy meals and snacks.  Find different Pinterest recipes that include some of your favorite healthy foods.  You’ll be more tempted to eat healthy when you find some recipes that make your mouth water!
  • Be aware of sneaky sugars.  Sugars are known for making their way into things that you wouldn’t expect them to be in.  Be aware of what you’re actually eating!

Try out some of these hacks to make eating healthy a piece of cake! 🙂

XO – Chelsea

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No Bake Lemonade Cheesecake

There is just something about springtime that makes me crave lemonade. Today’s recipe is the perfect dessert to greet the spring and welcome warm weather. Hello no-bake lemonade cheesecake! This…

There is just something about springtime that makes me crave lemonade. Today’s recipe is the perfect dessert to greet the spring and welcome warm weather. Hello no-bake lemonade cheesecake! This is a quick and easy sweet treat.

Ingredients:

  • 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1 box instant lemon pudding mix
  • 2 packages softened cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • ¾ cup frozen lemonade concentrate

In a small bowl, whisk the evaporated milk and pudding mix together until smooth. In a separate medium bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar with an electric mixer until fluffy. Next, gradually beat in the lemonade concentrate. Add in the pudding mixture and beat until smooth. If you like traditional cheesecake, then crush some graham crackers and spread the crumbs in the bottom of your serving dishes. Then spoon the lemonade mixture into small serving dishes or jars. Refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours, then enjoy!

I love fresh recipes like this one. It is quick and simple, yet packs a lemony punch!

XOXO, Chels

 

 

Recipe via: https://www.letsdishrecipes.com/2017/03/no-bake-lemonade-cheesecake.html

 

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Mac ‘N Cheese In a Mug

The weather where I live is pretty unpredictable. One day it will be a gorgeous warm day, and the next it is freezing and rainy. And when the weather is…

The weather where I live is pretty unpredictable. One day it will be a gorgeous warm day, and the next it is freezing and rainy. And when the weather is cold, there is nothing better than a nice hot snack to warm your tummy right up. If you are looking for an easy, 5 minute meal for one, then look no further! Here is mac n cheese in a mug.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup elbow noodles
  • ½ cup milk or water (milk if you want creamy noodles)
  • ½ cup finely shredded cheddar cheese

Add the milk/water and noodles to an oversized mug and place it on a large plate just in case you have spillage while it is in the microwave. Microwave the mug on the plate for 1 minute, then stir, and microwave another minute. Stir it again, then check your noodles. If they aren’t quite done, microwave them an additional 3o seconds. After the noodles are cooked, if you are using water, pour out the water that is left, and if you are using milk don’t pour it out. Add in the cheese and stir well. Now you are ready to dig in!

So, if you want some yummy comfort food but don’t want to make the whole box, make your own mug!

XOXO, Chels

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Rice Krispie Easter Eggs

What is your favorite Easter treat? Is it Robin’s Eggs? Jello salad? Peeps? Mine would have to be Rice Krispies Easter Eggs. They are easy to snack on and a…

What is your favorite Easter treat? Is it Robin’s Eggs? Jello salad? Peeps? Mine would have to be Rice Krispies Easter Eggs. They are easy to snack on and a big hit at my family’s Easter gatherings. Here is how to make my favorite Easter indulgence!

Ingredients:

  • Rice Krispies cereal
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Butter
  • Food coloring

To make your eggs different colors you will need to make 4 different batches of Rice Krispie mixture. For each separate batch, melt 2 tablespoons of butter and 2 cups of mini marshmallows in a medium sized pan over medium heat. Stir it constantly until the marshmallows are completely melted, then add a few drops of food coloring and mix it in well. Turn the stove off, then add 2 cups of Rice Krispies cereal, mixing it in well. Let it sit for 4-5 minutes, then slather your hands in butter. Make sure they are nice and greasy to keep the marshmallow from sticking to you, then grab a handful of the treat mixture and form it into an Easter egg shape. Let the eggs cool on wax paper, then serve or store in an airtight container until you are ready to serve them.

I love this easy, yummy Easter treat. What is your favorite Easter sweet?

XOXO, Chels

Recipe via: http://www.twosisterscrafting.com/rice-krispie-easter-eggs/

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5 Ways to Cook With Protein Powder

After I workout, I usually make myself a protein shake. But, after a while, protein shakes can get old. Little did I know, there are tons of ways you can…

After I workout, I usually make myself a protein shake. But, after a while, protein shakes can get old. Little did I know, there are tons of ways you can use protein powder to make super yummy recipes and make your favorite foods better for you! Here are some ways to use protein powder in some of your favorite treats.

  1. Muffins: Protein muffins? I had never heard of such a thing! These yummy treats are the perfect post-workout indulgence. Find the recipe HERE.
  2. Pancakes: My favorite breakfast… packed with protein! These pancakes will give you all the energy your body needs to start off the day right, and you can find the recipe HERE.
  3. Pudding: Who knew my guilty pleasure late-night snack would pair so well with protein? Check it out HERE.
  4. Cakes: Switch out half the flour in your cake recipe with protein powder and add an additional 1/2 cup water.
  5. Coffee: Make your own frappucino with protein powder. Delish! Read how HERE.

Eat up and power up!

XOXO, Chels

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Blueberry Muffin Smoothie

I recently had a crazy craving for blueberry muffins. I really didn’t want to go to my kitchen and slave over a hot oven to make a batch, so I…

I recently had a crazy craving for blueberry muffins. I really didn’t want to go to my kitchen and slave over a hot oven to make a batch, so I opted to make a smoothie inspired by my craving! This smoothie is sweet, thick, and tastes just like a blueberry muffin. Yes please!

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 4 – 6oz vanilla Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup frozen blueberries
  • ½ frozen banana
  • ¼ cup raw oats
  • ¼ tsp. lemon zest
  • ½ cup ice cubes

Add all the ingredients into a blender and blend until very smooth (or about 2 minutes). Then enjoy! This is way easier than making actual muffins. Plus, it is so much healthier!

XOXO, Chels

Recipe via: http://iowagirleats.com/2014/07/09/blueberry-muffin-smoothie/

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Easter Peeps S’mores

I have experimented with skillet s’mores before, and I totally love them. When I saw this recipe for Peeps s’mores in a skillet, I could not believe I had not…

I have experimented with skillet s’mores before, and I totally love them. When I saw this recipe for Peeps s’mores in a skillet, I could not believe I had not thought of it before! Peeps are the staple Easter candy. Those little marshmallows are pure sugar and pure yum. Here is how to make chocolate peanut butter Peeps s’mores in a skillet!

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of chocolate chips, dark or milk chocolate
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 packages of Peeps marshmallows
  • Graham crackers for dipping

Grab a skillet or empty aluminum pie pan and place the chocolate chips in the bottom in an even layer. Drop spoon fulls of the peanut butter on top of the chips, then cover all of that up with the Peeps! Turn your oven’s broiler to high and place the skillet or pie pan in the oven for 1-2 minutes. Watch it carefully because the marshmallows brown quickly. Take them out when they are golden and the chocolate chips are melting. Let them cool a bit, then enjoy!

This snack is great to take to family Easter gatherings or to a friend’s house for deliciously gooey snacking.

Happy Easter!

XOXO, Chels

 

Recipe via: http://www.howsweeteats.com/2015/04/chocolate-peanut-butter-peeps-skillet-smores/

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Samoa Rice Crispy Treats

It’s Girl Scout Cookie season!! I see girls selling them everywhere, and the temptation to buy one of every flavor of cookie is real! My favorite Girl Scout Cookie has…

It’s Girl Scout Cookie season!! I see girls selling them everywhere, and the temptation to buy one of every flavor of cookie is real! My favorite Girl Scout Cookie has to be the Samoa. They are so gooey and crunchy at the same time. Today I am sharing a recipe for Samoa inspired rice crispy treats that are to die for!

Ingredients:
– 1/3 cup butter
– 5 cups mini marshmallows
11 oz. bag of caramels
– 2 tbs heavy whipping cream
– 1 1/2 cups coconut
– 3 cups milk chocolate chips

Melt butter in a large sauce pan over medium heat. Add in the marshmallows and stir it all together until the marshmallows are completely melted. Pour in the cereal and stir until it is completely coated. Pour this mixture into a 9×13 pan and press down evenly. In a medium sauce pan combine the caramels and cream over medium heat. Stir them until the caramel is melted and smooth. Stir the coconut into the melted caramel and pour evenly over the top of the rice crispy treats. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave, stirring until they are smooth and melted. Slice the crispy treats into bars and remove from the pan. Dip the bottom of each treat into the chocolate. Then drizzle the rest of the chocolate over the top of the bars. Let the chocolate cool and then serve!

Delish, am I right?

XOXO, Chels
Recipe via: www.thehellohoneyblog.com/funwiththefullwoods/2017/2/22/kpw6z0vfybgd5j7y4e0b9q0stfzzc6

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Saint Patrick’s Day Puppy Chow

March means St. Patrick’s Day themed everything! Clover leaves and green are everywhere, so why not celebrate with a snack for the season? Here is a treat worthy of a…

March means St. Patrick’s Day themed everything! Clover leaves and green are everywhere, so why not celebrate with a snack for the season? Here is a treat worthy of a leprechaun!

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups of Rice Chex cereal
  • 1 bag of green candy melts
  • 1 drop of peppermint essential oil
  • 2 cups of powdered sugar

Add the rice cereal to a large mixing bowl and set that aside. Pour the green candy melts into a microwave safe bowl and melt them in the microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval until the candies are melted. Once they are melted, stir in the essential oil. Add the powdered sugar to a large Ziploc bag and set it aside. Pour the melted candy mixture into the mixing bowl and mix it with the cereal until it is covered. Pour the mixture into the Ziploc bag and shake it so the cereal is covered with powdered sugar. Pour the puppy chow onto a large baking sheet and allow it to cool. Then store it in a Ziploc bag!

This stuff wouldn’t last long around me! I’m a sucker for mint flavored sweets.

XOXO, Chels

 

recipe via: http://www.galonamission.com/st-patricks-day-puppy-chow/

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