Angela’s No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars

“Bomb..bomb…bomb….bomb..bomb..bomb……” the airport scene from Meet the Parents probably my favorite scene besides “I have nipples Greg can you milk me?” completely ran through my mind while making these No-Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars. Wait, not the nipples quote but the “bomb..bomb..bomb…” it was that good. I believe I died and went straight to heaven making these bars. They were soo easy to make, it can turn a non-baker…cooker…non kitchen person into a tastebud goddess…or god; and make you melt a thousand times over and over again.

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Friday Fives

It’s FRRRIIIIIIIDAAAAY (in the Feeny call voice…please tell me you know what I am talking about…Boy Meets World) ! We made it, another week, but my weeks are such a blur; I am desperate for normalcy as I suspect most people are at this point. But here we are, so lets just make the best of it.

It’s another Chrissy Teigen recipe I am throwing your way! Another good one….another one that made me say “yumm…” I believe is quite possibly the best and most easiest recipe I have made this week. But my god it was good….I want to share it with the world…come over and I will give you some! I share.

When I was making it I was quite apprehensive to as if I was actually going to like it…it had all the right ingredients, but Apple Cider Vinegar..ehh…I drink it, but I don’t drink it warmed up. It made the entire house stink; Sophia said “mom I need some fresh air…this is rank.”

Surprisingly three hour later, that stench that lingered in the air for hours turned itself into probably the best salad I have ever had.

Here is the recipe! You won’t be disappointed.

Now onto more links for Friday Fives:

I recently bought this nighty from Target about a week ago, I have yet to wear it; but it’s soft and so comfy. Definitely summer friendly.

This bralette in Lilac, is beautiful..so soft. No itchy lace here.

This shirt I recently bought because I am in dire need of shirts, it’s lightweight and kind of perfect.

My favorite summer sandal. I wear my birks almost everyday in the summer; you’ll hardly ever catch me in flip-flips. I don’t find them to be very comfortable. The Birkenstock sandals mold to your foot once they are broken in; which makes them the best, I’ve had mine for two years and never looked back.

Hope you have a great and safe weekend!

Blueberry Thrill Muffins

“I found my thrill on blueberry hill….on blueberry hill when I found you….” originally sung by Fats Domino but more importantly sung by me in the kitchen anytime I bake something that contains blueberries. It brings back memories of being down in West Virginia as child at my grandparents house. I would immediately rummage through their vinyls and play a few select records every visit; Blueberry Hill was among the few selected.

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My Running Journey

I embarked on this journey of running about a year ago when my friend Janeen lived close by. We used to meet up the road at a local park and run a few miles; at the time I was so new to it that I used to think to myself “I can’t believe people do this for fun.” Nonetheless when we were done, the runners high would hit and I would feel great. At the time we didn’t really have any goals; until I texted her one late night and told her to sign up for the Great Pumpkin Run 5K. We had time to train, but nothing could have ever prepared us for that day; honestly speaking we had no clue what was coming our way.

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Willy Chicken

You may be asking yourself what is willy chicken; if chicken is not cooked properly it will give me major willies. Last week at dinner my mom decided to make breaded chicken for dinner, even though I told her it hasn’t been in buttermilk overnight. She still made it.

So I grinned and bared it.

I made Sophia’s plate up; tested the non-buttermilk chicken and to my surprise it was really good; at this point of the day I was parrished. Everyone was sitting around eating, and I am always the last one to sit down and the last one to finish…but this time I was the first to finish.

Maybe not in the way you are thinking.

Flip Your Wig Pancake

Remember that movie Practical Magic the scene where they flip pancakes in the air? One of my favorite scenes, but we are not flipping pancakes because I don’t know how to do that; but this recipe can make you flip your wig. I mean I don’t wear a wig, but it is wig flippin’ good! And oh so easy to make; which is major brownie points in my book!!

Lets just hop right into it. You can find the recipe here!

The recipe calls for you to use a blender, at 8am in the morning I was not going to bring that bad boy out…morning coffee has not kicked in and if you’re anything like me…I love my mornings quiet and easy.

For my dry ingredients I just put them through a very fine strainer; then added my wet ingredients into the dry.

Then whisked my ingredients into submission, until they were all combined and ready to go.

Melt that butter baby…did you really think we were going to get through a recipe without butter. I’m afraid not, I mean I know I have mentioned on here before..there are not such thing as calories. Butter is very equivalent to garlic in my cooking….if I can add it I will.

Although I will openly admit…I added waaaaay….waaaaay to much butter. I really don’t measure…I definitely eye ball it up and down.

Once the bottom was nicely coated with the butter I added some of the batter…..

Then placed it in the oven for about 5 to 7 minutes

Then this happened….

Where the hell did my cast iron skillet go? I definitely added way to much batter, you can’t even see my cast iron skillet. Whose to judge…no one is to see it (as I share mine with millions)…

This one is my fourth one, each one became increasingly smaller…more ideal. But is smaller really better even with food? Does size really matter? Unless it’s a chicken wing (bar food)…nothing and I mean NOTHING can justify those parakeet wings, but we are not here to yet discuss my strange ways with certain food. Parakeet wings make me cringe…you could probably chase me around the room with one…and have the same reaction if you were chasing me with a lady bug….yeah I don’t like those either.

I just dug into that bad boy; I wasn’t waiting…it just sort of happened between the slight sugar and caffein rush. Yet I am finding myself saying once again…another recipe added to my favorites. What I think I like most about this recipe is that fact that it wasn’t heavy like a normal pancake; I felt like I could still go running after and not feel like you can roll me down the street.

One another note, anyone watch 90 Day Fiance? I have it recording right now and all I can think about is Ed and Rosemarie. My mom got me hooked onto it last weekend, I don’t typically watch reality tv, but Ed puts me in tears laughing. I just can’t with those two; I know I couldn’t do what Ed does. Last week I shot wine across the room laughing….

Have a great Sunday night!

John Legends Breakfast Sandwich

John Legends Breakfast Sandwich

“Mmmmm…” …..”yeah so good…” ……..”where have you been all my life”…and quite possibly make your toes curl..because of you John Legend and your breakfast sandwich. If you read any of previous posts I may have mentioned that I am not much a breakfast eater….coffee please! These days I am finding myself with more time on my hands than I have ever anticipated; so I figured why not cook my way through Chrissy Teigens cookbook “Cravings.”

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Our Hawaii Trip

Our Hawaii Trip

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I am unsure if you remember me mentioning back in April of this year that my family and I went to Hawaii for two weeks (the Big Island)…well I never did an official post on our trip. I really wanted too, but when I uploaded my photos from our trip I had a total of 1200 photos.

Needless to say I was overwhelmed.

This past weekend between going to the mall with my mom while she Black Friday shopped and being in a induced comatose Turkey state, I browsed 1200 photo…and came up with select few…

Okay…okay…more than a few photos to share with you.

Get ready for an overload of photos!!!! 

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Kristina’s Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

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Do you follow Kristina Kuzmic on Facebook or Instagram? If you don’t…you should!! I do, I believe I have watched every video she has ever made; she is my alter ego. Her mom truth is the best, and absolutely relatable.

If you follow her on Instagram, a few days ago she made a minute video about her homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte…it had me at…Pumpkin and easy to make.

Once Sophia was fast asleep, I brewed a fresh pot of coffee and made her homemade creamer!

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My Favorite Lemon Garlic Salmon

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The other night I was craving Salmon like something fierce, ideally I would eat it constantly, but it can be quite expensive. Growing up I absolutely disliked it so much, but right after I had Sophia for as much as I disliked it, I ended up loving it.

Traditionally I grill my Salmon, but when you have to refill your propane, you make due with the kitchen stove and pray for the best.

Surprisingly enough it was just as fantastic!

Here is how I make my favorite Salmon in the world!

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