Sweet Bell Pepper Pimento Cheese Poppers

 

The family will love these sweet bell pepper pimento cheese poppers because they get all of the delicious flavors of a jalapeno popper without the heat.

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Sweet Bell Pepper Pimento Cheese Poppers

The summer in the south is HOT!!! So I tend to try to limit what I cook as to not heat up the house. Summer is also a very busy season for me.  The kids have practice, internships and vacation bible school.  I feel like I spend a good deal of the day on the run. But they are worth it!

These Sweet Bell Pepper Pimento Cheese Poppers are a lifesaver when it comes to making a snack that will hold them over until dinner. They are also a great dish to take to a cookout or for last minute guests. I love that they use quality ingredients like sweet bell peppers and my favorite Price’s Original Pimento Cheese Spread

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Peaches and Cream Pastries

These Peaches and Cream Pastries are a beautiful treat with the perfect balance of tart and sweet flavor. 

These Peaches and Cream Pastries are a beautiful treat with the perfect balance of tart and sweet flavor.

I feel like I’ve become increasingly lazy lately. Maybe it’s just because it’s the summer and anything that requires my attention for more than 30 minutes is way to much to ask of someone still trying to catch up on Orange is the New Black. 

At least I have my priorities straight. 

No but really, if I’m in a hurry to get breakfast on the table or whip up some snacks for my little sister and her friends, odds are I’m not going to spend hours in the kitchen making something extravagant. That’s why these Peaches and Cream Pastries are so perfect! They TASTE like I was slaving away in the kitchen for hours but in all honesty it took me maybe 10 minutes to put it all together and pop it in the oven.

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Strawberries and Cream Pastries

 

These Strawberries and Cream Pastries are sure to be a new family favorite! Made with 5 simple ingredients, it couldn’t be easier to put together these gorgeous pastries. 

These Strawberries and Cream Pastries are sure to be a new family favorite! Made with 5 simple ingredients, it couldn't be easier to put together these gorgeous pastries.

The first time I made these Strawberries and cream Pastries was when I made Sunday morning brunch before having a family day at the lake and I went all out—breakfast casserole, sausage, eggs, biscuits, and the best gravy you will ever taste. Needless to say, everyone pretty much inhaled everything! Toward the end of the meal, the kids started looking at me, expecting something sweet since I had only prepared savory items. I swear these kids are bottomless pits so of course, I said, “yeah, no problem.” 

But to be honest I had no idea what I was about to make! I only had 30 minutes to whip something up before we were headed out to the lake, so I knew I probably wouldn’t be able to swing muffins or anything like that so I whipped out a recipe my mother showed me how to make as a kid.

I knew the process from prepping the ingredients, to these gorgeous strawberries and cream pastries being in your tummy would only take 20 minutes. So I grabbed the puff pastry and other ingredients, followed the super simple recipe, and within minutes the kids had gobbled them down. We left the house with plenty of time to spare! 

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Chocolate Coconut Bark

This Chocolate Coconut Bark is a quick and delicious dessert that will please the whole crowd.  Ready in less than 30 minutes and easy enough for the most inexperienced baker.
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 This Chocolate Coconut Bark is my new favorite holiday treat. It is a simple yet delicious option to make especially when you are short on time. I usually have all of the ingredients in the house already. But when I don’t I can quickly run into Dollar General to pick up what I need to get the job done. It is also so much faster than trying to go into one of the big box stores. 

 

Dollar General also has some great digital coupons for your holiday needs. Click below to get some great deals!

 

 

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5 Way to Elevate your Morning Coffee


bunncoffee1Anyone who knows me knows that I DEPEND on my morning coffee. There is nothing like a nice HOT cup of coffee to start the day. Apparently, I am a nicer person after I get my coffee.  I know I am more productive which in turn help me get all my work done on time and to complete my daily to-do list.  I’m always more alert which helps me keep track of my one-year-old niece who loves to get into absolutely EVERYTHING these days.  

Anyone who knows me knows that I DEPEND on my morning coffee. There is nothing like a nice HOT cup of coffee to start the day. Apparently, I am a nicer person after I get my coffee.  I know I am more productive which in turn help me get all my work done on time and to complete my daily to-do list.  I’m always more alert which helps me keep track of my one-year-old niece who loves to get into absolutely EVERYTHING these days.  

Don’t get me wrong, I love a cup of hot black coffee, but it can get a little boring if that’s all I’m drinking every morning! Here are some of the ways I like to keep my coffee interesting and  elevate my morning. [Read more…]