Pesto Mozzarella Crescent Rolls

 

 

These cheesy, buttery pesto mozzarella crescent rolls are a low-stress, low-mess appetizer. Perfect for parties, holiday get-together’s, or even just weeknight dinners!

These cheesy, buttery pesto mozzarella crescent rolls are a low-stress, low-mess appetizer. Perfect for parties, holiday get-together's, or even just weeknight dinners!

The holidays are such a stressful time of year. 

The nightmare that is finals season tends to shove holiday gift shopping to the back burner. 

But holiday baking is the one thing that instantly melts away stress. I know for some people holiday baking is a lot of unneeded pressure, but not for me. There’s just something about the simplicity of it, the delicious smells, the smiles you get to see as people take a bite. 

However, there are some recipes out there that have SOOO many steps, ingredients used that you don’t normally buy, or just take forever and a half to make. 

This is not one of those recipes.

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Southwest Chicken Quinoa Bowl

 

 

This Southwest Chicken Quinoa Bowl is so easy to make and is a healthier take on a classic Southwest recipe!

This Southwest Chicken Quinoa Bowl is so easy to make and is a healthier take on a classic Southwest recipe!

The first time I ever tried quinoa I hated it.

Everyone I heard talking about quinoa had nothing but good things to say about it, but there was something definitely off with the quinoa I tasted. It was very bitter, and I had to force myself to swallow it. 

Turns out, though, that when quinoa isn’t washed and prepared properly it retains a bitter taste from a natural substance called saponin. But with thorough rinsing, quinoa has a neutral, nutty taste. 

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Making Healthy Breakfast Choices

 

 

On those days when you’re rushing to get out the door on time, it can be hard to choose health over convenience. So here’s a list of healthy breakfast ideas to make your mornings a little more stress-free!

On those days when you're rushing to get out the door on time, it can be hard to choose health over convenience. So here's a list of healthy breakfast ideas to make your mornings a little more stress-free!

As someone who has just started college, I know firsthand the struggles of trying to grab something quick to eat before I have to be out the door. There are mornings when I just don’t have time to cook or put something together. 

But I also don’t want to settle for convenient breakfast items that are loaded with sugar and are WAY overpriced. So today I wanted to share with you guys some of my tips for saving time in the mornings and also share a few of my favorite healthy breakfast choices!

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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer

This pumpkin spice coffee creamer is the easiest way to enjoy the flavors of fall without all the extra sugar of a pumpkin spice latte. 

This pumpkin spice coffee creamer is the easiest way to enjoy the flavors of fall without all the extra sugar of a pumpkin spice latte.

Autumn is arguably the best season ever. 

It’s not “kill me I’m melting” hot and it isn’t “I can’t feel my toes” freezing. The leaves on the trees are changing from green to vibrant shades of red and orange and yellow. And, of course, it’s the perfect time of year to carry around a warm mug or thermos of coffee.

I’ve always been a huge coffee drinker. But after a while I got tired of overspending on Starbucks and the coffee creamer sold in stores started to taste a little too artificial and sweet for my liking. So I switched to making my own coffee creamers and saving loads of $$$. 

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White Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Granola Cereal

Sweet white chocolate chips and tangy dried cranberries make every bite of this White Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Granola Cereal an explosion of flavor. 

Sweet white chocolate chips and tangy dried cranberries make every bite of this White Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Granola Cereal an explosion of flavor.

I remember the first time I had a white chocolate chip cranberry cookie.

At first, I thought I wouldn’t like the flavor combo, but after one bite I was in love. I found myself craving them all the time. But of course, it would be irresponsible (not to mention pretty fattening) to eat cookies whenever a craving strikes. 

So naturally, I decided to figure out a way I could satisfy my cravings in a way that was healthy.   ← this granola

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