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Valentine’s Oreo Truffles

The way to a boy’s heart is through food. Okay, the way to MY heart is through food, who am I kidding. If you are looking for a totally adorable…

The way to a boy’s heart is through food. Okay, the way to MY heart is through food, who am I kidding. If you are looking for a totally adorable yet delicious homemade Valentine’s Day gift for the people you love, make them these sweet Oreo heart truffles!

Ingredients:Oreo-Truffles-Valentines-Hearts-2

  • 24 Oreos, finely crushed
  • 5 oz. softened cream cheese
  • 12-14 oz. white chocolate or vanilla almond bark
  • Heart shaped sprinkles (optional but highly recommended ;))

Line a cookie tray with baking paper. Crush the Oreos until they are fine crumbs and mix them in with the softened cream cheese. Do this with your hands or the back of a spoon. When it is all well combined transfer it to the baking paper and spread it in an even layer, about ½ inch thick. Put the cookie sheet in the freezer for 45 minutes or more and then use a heart shaped cookie cutter, then freeze them for about 25 minutes. Line another baking sheet with baking paper, then place the hearts from the freezer and dip them in the white chocolate using a fork. Tap off the extra chocolate, then lay them on the baking tray and sprinkle them with the sprinkles. Work in small batches so the hearts don’t thaw! Store these in the fridge until you give them away! That is, if you don’t eat them all yourself. 😉

XOXO, Chels

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3 Toast Recipes for a Healthy Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  It’s the meal that gives you the energy to start your day!  I always think of quick and easy meals I…

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  It’s the meal that gives you the energy to start your day!  I always think of quick and easy meals I can create to give my body the boost it needs.  Well, toast is a fast way to start your day and it can be extremely healthy and nutritious if you know what to add to it.

Chelsea Crockett - Toast RecipesThe first recipe involves a piece of wheat toast with peanut butter and bananas!  Smear on a healthy serving of smooth or crunchy peanut butter, whatever you prefer. Take a banana and slice it up then put the banana slices all over the top of the peanut butter. Feel free to sprinkle a little cinnamon across the top of your toast, too!

Another recipe that I love is avocado toast. I take half an avocado and smash it up then add salt, pepper, and some red pepper flakes to it. Stir it all up and smear the avocado spread all over the top of your toast. It’s delicious! Feel free to add some bacon slices if you have some :).

My other favorite go-to recipe is scrambled egg with cheese and bacon on toast.  I love to take a fresh egg and scramble it in olive oil. Then, I add some cheddar cheese to the mix and stir it up. I toast my wheat bread and put the scrambled egg on top of it after it’s done! While I’m cooking all of that, I fry my bacon in the microwave. It comes out very crisp and I add it to my scrambled egg sandwich! YUM!

Bon appetit! – Chelsea

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S’Mores Bark

S’mores are fall’s favorite treat. Not only do you get to cozy up to a fire while you make them, but they are so ooey and gooey and delicious. Not…

S’mores are fall’s favorite treat. Not only do you get to cozy up to a fire while you make them, but they are so ooey and gooey and delicious. Not all of us have access to a bonfire whenever we feel the urge to enjoy a s’more, so that is where s’mores bark comes in. You can make this inside and enjoy it from the comfort of your kitchen! Plus, it is easily share-able.

Ingredients:

  • 3 ½ cups milk chocolate chips
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup marshmallow fluff
  • 3 sheets of graham crackers

Melt 1 ½ cups of chocolate chips and spread it over a pan covered in wax paper. Make sure the chocolate is layered thick. Refrigerate this for about an hour. Meanwhile, melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave. Then add in the marshmallow fluff and microwave it for about 30 seconds. Quickly spread the marshmallow and white chocolate layer over the hardened first chocolate layer. Crumble the graham crackers and press them into the marshmallow/chocolate layer. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, meanwhile melting 2 cups of chocolate chips. Spread this over the graham cracker layer and put it in the fridge for 2 hours. Take it out and break it apart. Store it in the fridge if you want a solid bark, and if you want it squishy leave it out in a covered container.

Yum!

XOXO, Chels

 

Recipe via: www.wineandglue.com/smores-bark/

 

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DIY Butterfinger Fudge

If you love Butterfinger candy bars, then you are going to flip over this fudge! It tastes just like a Butterfinger, but it is made out of candy corn, peanut…

If you love Butterfinger candy bars, then you are going to flip over this fudge! It tastes just like a Butterfinger, but it is made out of candy corn, peanut butter, and white chocolate! Deeeeelicous. It is great as a fall treat for friends or family, or to take to parties! Here is how to make a batch!

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups candy cornbutterfinger
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 ¼ cup white chocolate chips

Take aluminum foil and line an 8×8 pan with it. Spray with non-stick cooking spray and set aside. In a medium pan, combine the candy corn and peanut butter. Melt the peanut butter and the candy corn. After they are almost completely melted add in the sweetened condensed milk and stir everything together. It will be pretty thick! Stir the white chocolate chips in until they are completely melted. It will also be very thick & hard to stir! Pour the fudge into the pan that you lined and spread it out with a plastic spatula. Chill your creation in the refrigerator for 2 hour, then cut it into squares and serve!

 

This creation is so good, you might eat the whole batch by yourself! 😉

 

XOXO, Chels

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Apple Cider Donut Recipe!

When you think of fall, what’s the first drink that comes to mind? Although yours may be pumpkin spice lattes, mine is apple cider! I always look forward to it…

When you think of fall, what’s the first drink that comes to mind? Although yours may be pumpkin spice lattes, mine is apple cider! I always look forward to it when the seasons start to change. When I found a recipe for apple cider donuts, I couldn’t resist! (Just when you thought donuts couldn’t get any better!) So… here it is! You’re welcome :).

For your ingredients, here’s what you’ll need: 1 and ¼ cups of apple cider, 2 cups of flour, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, ¾ teaspoon of baking powder, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon of salt, ¼ teaspoon of ground cloves, 1 egg, 2 tablespoons of melted butter, ½ cup of brown sugar, ½ cup of sugar, ½ cup of buttermilk, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Chelsea Crockett - Apple Cider DonutsYou got all that? 🙂

Now for the directions. Preheat your oven to 375° F and spray a donut mold to set aside. Simmer the apple cider for 15-20 minutes then place it in the fridge. Toss the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cloves, cinnamon, and salt together in a bowl. In another bowl, whisk together the egg, sugar, brown sugar, and egg. Add in the buttermilk, a ½ cup of the simmered apple cider, and vanilla. Combine the ingredients from the two bowls and whisk them together. Pour your mixture into your donut pan and bake them for about ten minutes. To finish off your donuts, make a mixture by stirring together sugar and cinnamon. Dip the tops of your donuts in some melted butter then in your cinnamon-sugar. After completing this for all of your donuts, you’re ready to dig in!

Enjoy! – Chelsea

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Healthy Peanut Butter Protein Cookies

Warm cookies are one of my greatest weaknesses. I am trying to watch what I eat and live a healthy lifestyle (check out my YouTube channel for my fitness routine!)…

Warm cookies are one of my greatest weaknesses. I am trying to watch what I eat and live a healthy lifestyle (check out my YouTube channel for my fitness routine!) so I attempt to minimize the sweets I eat. It’s tough, y’all. Here is a great way to enjoy warm gooey cookies without worrying about the guilt. They’re dairy free and gluten free, but our taste buds won’t know the difference!

Ingredients:

  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate chips

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease a baking pan. Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir until the batter is smooth. The batter will be thick like cookie dough. Scoop a spoonful out and roll it into a small ball. Take a fork and do the traditional crisscross pattern on the top, flattening the cookie. Bake them for 13-15 minutes or until they are slightly golden brown. Let them cool for about 10 minutes, then devour!

XOXO, Chels

 

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How to: Make Your Own Acai Bowl

Acai bowls, or smoothie bowls, are the newest rave. Although they’re super healthy, they’re not only for the health nuts.  They’re a low-calorie, delicious snack that gives you lots of…

Acai bowls, or smoothie bowls, are the newest rave. Although they’re super healthy, they’re not only for the health nuts.  They’re a low-calorie, delicious snack that gives you lots of necessary vitamins and satisfies your fruit serving for the day! Chelsea Crockett - Acai Bowl Here’s how you can make your own right at home.

There are tons of different bowls you can make from Hawaiian, with lots of tropical fruits, or more of a sweet one with peanut butter and granola!  But for this recipe, I’ll just start with something simple and delicious!  You’ll first need a few ingredients: 1/2 a banana, 1 tbsp of cocoa powder, 1 1/2 tsp of peanut butter, 1/2 cup of frozen strawberries, half cup of almond milk, and 1 3.5oz pack of frozen acai berries or acai berry pulp.

As far as preparation goes, you’ll need to put all of these ingredients in a blender to make an acai puree.  Then add your toppings! I suggest adding sliced bananas, sliced strawberries, granola, and some peanut butter drizzle on top to finish it off.  Then, simply enjoy!

Are you going to try and create one for yourself?  Let me know how yummy yours turns out! 🙂

XO – Chelsea

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Frozen Yogurt Blueberries

This week the temperature is going to be in the 100’s almost every day where I live! This heat has me trying to think about refreshing treats that I can…

This week the temperature is going to be in the 100’s almost every day where I live! This heat has me trying to think about refreshing treats that I can quickly whip up and enjoy. This recipe is easy, simple, healthy and delicious. Here is how to make frozen yogurt blueberry bites.

Ingredients:

        1 cup blueberries

        ½ cup vanilla yogurt

        Toothpicks

Place a blueberry on a toothpick and dip it in yogurt. Place berries on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Place the cookie sheet in your freezer for about an hour. Then, enjoy! You can also store these in an airtight container in your freezer. I love eating these as a snack while watching a movie, or enjoying them outside while I read on my porch.

Enjoy!

XOXO, Chels

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Watermelon + Coconut Water

Watermelon + coconut water = the most refreshing combination ever! This summer I have been seeking out all kinds of refreshing beverages because of the sweltering heat in Illinois. Luckily…

Watermelon + coconut water = the most refreshing combination ever! This summer I have been seeking out all kinds of refreshing beverages because of the sweltering heat in Illinois. Luckily I stumbled across an article on Lauren Conrad’s website that clued me in on watermelon coconut water! Not only is it really refreshing, it is also good for you! Here is how you can whip yourself up a batch.

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cubed chilled watermelon
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 large lemon
  • Ice cubes

Add all the ingredients together in a blender. If your watermelon is really sweet, adding a generous amount of freshly squeezed lemon boosts the flavor! If you like the taste of coconut, add more coconut water to this. Blend all the ingredients until smooth. Take a sip and see what you think! I adjusted the recipe a bit to fit the sweetness of my watermelon, and you may need to as well.

This drink has a beachy flare to it, so if you are craving a day at the beach but live nowhere near one, then this delicious drink will make you think you are somewhere with your toes in the sand. 🙂

XOXO, Chels

 

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Turning Kitchen Gadgets into Beauty Tools

My favorite thing about finding new beauty tricks is all the different everyday tools and gadgets that can be used as a substitute when applying makeup!  I read an article…

My favorite thing about finding new beauty tricks is all the different everyday tools and gadgets that can be used as a substitute when applying makeup!  I read an article that told me all about the different kitchen gadgets that can be a hack for putting on makeup, they sometimes even work better than real beauty tools.  Here are a few gadgets to expand your beauty tool collection! 🙂

  • A spoon.  Spoons provide several different tricks and hacks that can make applying your makeup much easier.  One of which is lining up the curve of the spoon to create the perfect winged eyeliner.  The second is putting the spoon under your bottom eyelashes to catch any excess mascara when applying it!
  • A fork.Chelsea Crockett - Fork Hack  I recently saw this hack and thought I’d give it a try.  It really does help when it comes to contouring!  Place the middle prong of the fork on the center of your nose.  Then, take your darker color you’re using to contour and fill in on each side of the prong.  This will set up the perfect lines to fill in and leave your nose with the perfect contour!
  • Dish soap.  Take a ¼ cup of dish soap, a ¼ cup of olive oil, and a spoonful of coconut oil, and mix it together.  This mixture will create the perfect makeup brush cleaner that will thoroughly clean any of your tools without wasting money on expensive, name-brand makeup cleaners!

Which kitchen gadget are you going to try out?  Let me know how it works for you!

XOXO – Chelsea

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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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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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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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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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