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Easy Race Car Cake


Easy Race Car Cake

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Protein Packed Snack Idea: AdvoCare Muscle Truffles Recipe

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My friend Lara passed along this yummy protein packed snack recipe.  AdvoCare Muscle Truffles are a perfect combination of yummy goodness! Full of protein, they keep me full for a long time and satisfy my sweet tooth. When I get hungry in the afternoon, I eat one muscle truffle with a banana for a perfect snack. You could vary different kinds of nuts, to best suit your taste.

If you are doing the AdvoCare 24-Day Challenge you’ll want to wait until after the cleanse and omit the chocolate chips.

Protein Packed Snack Idea: AdvoCare Muscle Truffles Recipe

Protein Packed Snack Idea: AdvoCare Muscle Truffles Recipe


  • 1 pouch or 3/4 cup AdvoCare chocolate muscle gain
  • 1 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup honey (organic or local honey is best)
  • 1/2 cup ground or finely chopped almonds
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)


  1. Combine all ingredients.
  2. Roll into balls, then chill.
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Thrift Store Shopping Tips: 13 Helpful Hints


13 Thrift Store Shopping Tips

Looking for some thrift store shopping tips?  Save time and money with these 13 helpful hints!

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Crockpot Potato Soup Recipe (Cheesy & EASY!)


Jamie here!  I love potato soup and I love using my crockpot – which is why this Crockpot Potato Soup recipe is in such heavy rotation at my house all winter.  Not that anyone’s complaining!  It’s loaded with flavor (and cheese) – so the kids love it.  But it’s also loaded with secret veggies, which I love (a whole bag of shredded carrots goes completely unnoticed by my picky eaters).

Now I’ve posted this Easy Cheesy potato soup recipe before with a crockpot version tacked on as an afterthought.  I thought I’d highlight the Crockpot Potato soup version all on it’s own since it seems to be more sought after. :)

Here’s my go-to, tried and true, never fail recipe for Crockpot Potato Soup:

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Fun Football Recipes for Super Bowl Sunday

Super Bowl weekend is finally here! These treats are great for any football game party, no matter which team you are rooting for!  And if you’re a barbecue fan – don’t miss our Crockpot Barbecue Pulled Pork recipe HERE!

Football Shaped Treats

1. Football Cake Pops
2. Taco Pockets
3. Pull-Apart Cake
4. Football Shaped Asiago Rice Cakes
5. Mini Football Rice Crispy Treats
6. Chili in Football Bread Bowl
7. Football Shaped Pancakes
8. Grilled Cheese Footballs
9. BBQ Chicken and Bacon Footballs
10. Frosted PB Football Cookies
11. Deviled Eggs
12. Watermelon Football
13. Football Brownies
14. Football Cake
15. Football Summer Sausage Bites
16. Watermelon Helmet
17. Almond Footballs
18. Double-Chocolate Football Cupcakes
19. Football Oreo Truffles
20. Touch Down Meatloaf

Appetizers & Main Dishes

21. 7-Layer Dip
22. Mushroom Swiss Sliders
23. Hummus
24. Kick-Off Pizza
25. Fried Pickles
26. Toasted Ravioli
27. Chili Bar
28. Loaded Potato Skins
29. Super Bowl Eggs
30. Football Stack Dome
31. Jalapeno Chicken Poppers

What’s your favorite Game-Day Recipe?



Homemade Natural Peanut Butter Recipe

homemade natural peanut butter

Homemade Natural Peanut Butter

Recently I had the opportunity to review a Ninja Ultima Blender. We have enjoyed making smoothies almost every single day but wanted to venture out and try something new.. Several of my friends told me that they make homemade nut butters with their Ninja Ultima Blender so I thought I would give it a whirl. It was so easy to make homemade natural peanut butter and just took a few minutes from start to finish. Compared to the brand we were buying at the grocery store, it saved a few dollars too.

Homemade Natural Peanut Butter Recipe

Homemade Natural Peanut Butter Recipe


  • 16 oz jar unsalted roasted peanuts
  • 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • honey to taste (optional)


  1. Add peanuts to Ninja Ultima Blender, pulse 3 times or until peanuts are finely chopped.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil, select speed 3 and flip the switch to START. Slowly increase to Speed 6 and process for a few seconds..
  3. Use a spatula to push mixture down.
  4. Add 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil select speed 3 and flip the switch to START. Slowly increase to Speed 6 and process until smooth.
  5. If needed add an additional 1/2 tablespoon olive oil.
  6. Can also add honey to taste. (optional)
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Ninja Ultima Blender Review Plus Our Favorite Fruit Smoothie Recipe

Disclosure: I received products from Ninja to facilitate a review. All views and and opinions in regard to the products or company itself are my own and were not influenced, nor reviewed by the company prior to posting.

Ninja Ultima Review

Recently, I had the opportunity to review a Ninja Ultima Blender. I was so excited because my kids LOVE smoothies. We’ve already gone through 2 blenders in the past couple of years, and really neither did a great job with smoothies.  I have always heard rave reviews about Ninja blenders but didn’t really know a lot about them. When it arrived my kids couldn’t wait to give it a test spin as it had been a while since they had one of “mama’s smoothies.” Can I just say HOLY SMOKES! The Ninja Ultima gets it done. I had no idea there could be this big of a difference between blenders. Compared to the Ninja, I might as well have been using a whisk before. Seriously, no comparison. My daughter said, “Mama, it’s like having our very own Smoothie King in our house.” I would have to agree, it really is. Our Ninja Ultima Blender Review is definitely two thumbs up.

We have made smoothies almost every single day this week. I also made natural peanut butter. Since both my husband and daughter are type I diabetic our smoothie recipe is a little different than most. We use lots of fruit with a little Crystal Light for a perfect low-sugar smoothie. I’m going to order some protein powder this week to add to our smoothies so that they are protein packed as well. We use all different kinds of fruits. Our favorite recipe includes peaches, oranges, bananas, strawberries, pineapple, and grapes blended with Strawberry Orange Banana Crystal Light.

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Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe {Healthier Version}

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