“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.Continue reading “Angela’s No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars”
A Day in the Big City…
Long time..no see…huh? I have been away for quite sometime. My personal schedule has exploded with tons of events and projects. All in due time I will share, I promise!
Cold Morning Oatmeal
Winter is in full swing here in Pittsburgh. A few weeks ago I was kind of skeptical whether or not it going to to happen, it was nice to be able to wear my flip flops a little longer this year.
I am typically not a morning person and the thought of making breakfast sometimes is not always appealing. Thankfully Sophia is not a picky eater and is into bagels, cereal and fruit. So I thought I would make an overnight Crock-Pot Oatmeal breakfast.
I have never made Oatmeal in a Crock-Pot before, so I was actually excited to give it a whirl.
Not only was it super easy to make, but on Saturday morning the entire first floor of my house smelled like Apple-Cinnamon heaven. It’s almost worth just to make the Oatmeal so you can have scent through the whole house.
What You Need:
2 Whole Apples ( I used McIntosh Apples, diced)
1/3 C. Brown Sugar
1 tsp. Cinnamon
2 C. Quaker Oats
4 C. Water
How to Make it:
- Put Apples, Brown Sugar and Cinnamon at the bottom of the Crock -Pot
- Pour 2 cups of Oatmeal and 4 cups of water on top. Don’t stir.
- Cook overnight for 8 – 9 hours on medium heat.
I personally really enjoyed this Oatmeal and so did Sophia!
It was absolutely perfect for Pittsburgh’s really cold morning..especially mornings that you weren’t expecting to wake up to snow. Definitely warmed us all up!
Normally when I eat Oatmeal I use milk instead of water. I am not much of a milk drinker, so when I can incorporate it into my diet..I do. I think I drank to much of it growing up…
So, I am wondering if I made this recipe with milk and instead of water if i would love it even more? Probably. So I may have to try in it the future.
If you happen to have those Crock-Pot liners it would be completely ideal to use them for this recipe. I noticed that some of the oatmeal really stuck to the sides of the Crock-Pot and was awful to clean.
What is your favorite breakfast on cold winter mornings?
Also…The Winner of the lipgloss giveaway is…..(drum roll please)….
How to Make Confetti Balloons!
Sophia’s birthday was Confetti theme this year, so I knew that I wanted to have Confetti Balloons all over the place. To be honest I was not quite sure how to go about making them. So, after doing a good amount of research I found it was going to be easier and much more cost efficient if I did them myself, rather than ordering them. Or have someone do them for me.
For the confetti I cut up old tissue paper that I received from prior birthdays, baby showers, holidays..etc. Many party stores that I contacted that have done Confetti Balloons for customers in the past do not recommend using the glitter confetti. Due to the balloons popping once helium is injected into the balloon.
Let’s Talk About Buttercream
It’s all about Buttercream today folks!
It is one of my favorite things to make, and it is not as hard as you may think. All it takes is a little patience. One of my favorite buttercream’s to make is Italian Buttercream, you can’t go wrong with it. It’s definitely my go to buttercream when I am decorating or frosting a cake.
It is not greasy, heavy or overly sweet. It’s perfect.
Let’s get started….
Sophia is officially TWO! This past weekend was her Confetti Birthday Party! I had a ball planning this party. A few months back I wasn’t not sure if I was going to have a theme except “Birthday Party.” Thrilling I know.
Until one very late night on Pinterest I came across a cake that I loved and became my inspiration. I made the cake above, this cake was my inspiration that I found on Pinterest.
Tropical Sunset Drinks
I am a total avid youtube watcher, it’s a serious addiction. I have been following a few channels for quite sometime now, but one of my favorite channels is called HeyKayli. I just love her, she is so crafty and down -to -earth. If I was a ‘youtuber,’ I would want a channel like hers.
The other day I saw she made some non-alcoholic tropical drinks with her two kids. And I thought “I have to make those for Sophia.” Considering we only have about a month left of summer these drinks are perfect way to celebrate the season a little bit longer.
Not Another Kabob!
We are talking about Steak Kabobs! They are super super easy to make and really good! My mom gave me this recipe to try out the other night for dinner. And I loved them!
Banana Yogurt Bites
Today I am sharing with you another healthy recipe that I enjoy myself, especially when I am on the go! I wish I would have known about this recipe when I was in school, it definitely would have made eating breakfast a lot easier. Since I am not typically a breakfast eater this would be perfect to have on hand.
Yes, we are using more Greek Yogurt!!
What You Need:
Chobani Vanilla Greek Yogurt (or any flavor or brand)
1 Banana (or two..or three..depends on how many you want to make)
Blueberry Crumble Granola with Flaxseed (any kind of granola you want)
Container to put the Yogurt Banana Bites in to freeze
What To Do:
- Peel your banana, cut it up in nice thick slices. Put your yogurt & granola in a separate bowl.
- Cover the bottom of your container with the wax paper.
- Take one slice of your banana and cover it with the yogurt. (not to heavy).
- Then roll it is the granola. If there is to much yogurt on the banana, then granola will roll off.
- Set it on the wax paper in your container, continue to do the same for the rest.
- Once you have coated all your bananas, put then in the freezer for about 6 hours or overnight.
- And Enjoy!
**Please note: if your granola is to chunky, put it in plastic bag, hit it a few times with a rolling pin…don’t make dust!**
All of my ingredients are prepared and ready to go!
Rolling my banana in yogurt!
The Blueberry Crumble is my favorite, if you can find it at your local grocery store..try it out! What did I do with the left over yogurt and granola? Around 11pm when I was working I mixed everything up and ate it…it was heavenly!
All ready to go in the freezer! I let mine sit overnight.
The next day! Be careful, they are frozen and really cold!
These would be great to give your kids as they are running out the door to catch their bus or even an after school snack.
If you make these..show me I would love to see how yours turned out! My snapchat, instagram and twitter is Sarah_BellaLife.
Have a fantastic day!
Healthy Yogurt Fruit Bars
I was at the store the other day picking up some odds and ends, when I came across popsicle molds. So, I thought it would be a perfect week to share my Greek Yogurt Fruit Bars. This is also a much healthier version of “ice cream,” that you could even give to the kiddos for breakfast or it would make a perfect late night snack.