Saturday, October 1, 2011

Peanut Butter & Nutella Swirl Cookies

Um... Yes Please!


1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
Approx. 1/4 cup Nutella


Preheat oven to 350° F.

Combine butter, peanut butter, sugars, egg, and vanilla. Mix until well blended.

Add flour, baking soda and salt. Drizzle Nutella on top of the dough then swirl it through the dough with a butter knife.

Chill dough 15 minutes in the refrigerator. Roll into balls by hand. Place on parchment lined cookie sheet. Using a fork, press down the balls to flatten slightly. Bake until edges are very lightly browned (about 7 to 10 minutes).

Allow to rest 2 minutes on cookie sheet before transferring cookies to a cooling rack.

Thanks Delightful Bitefuls for sharing this amazing recipe!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Baked Apples and Sweet Potatoes!!!

I'll be making this at the Farmer's Market this week!

I'm loving all of the fall recipes.

Have any of you made a Chili using pumpkin?? I found a recipe the other day and thought it looks fabulous. I'm going to try it this weekend. I'll let you know ;)

Thursday, September 8, 2011

In the mood for soup!

Taco Soup that is!!

Prep Time: 5 minutes, Cook Time: 10 mintues, Servings: 5-6
  • 1 can Low sodium black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 can hot and spicy chili beans
  • 1 can low sodium pinto beans
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 small can green chilies
  • 1/2 cup jalapenos
  • 1 can whole kernel corn
  • 3 can diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 can diced tomatoes Italian seasoning
  • 1 packet taco seasoning mix
  • 1 packet ranch dressing mix
  1. In a medium skillet brown ground beef with chopped onion. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large pot mix diced tomatoes, green chillies, and corn.
  3. Next, add ground beef and onions and black beans, chili beans, and pinto beans.
  4. Lastly, add in taco mix, ranch mix, and jalapenos and simmer on medium heat for 5-7 minutes.
  5. Serve hot and enjoy! Optional toppings include reduced fat sour cream and 2% Mexican cheese!

How yummy does this look???

Taco soup is one of my FAVORITE fall time recipes. I love that we can get so many meals out of one recipe.

What's your favorite soup??

Monday, September 5, 2011

Happy Birthday, Howard!

Happy Labor Day, friends!

The temperature has finally dropped there in KY!

I'm very excited for 2 things....
1. Bring out my fall wardrobe
2. Put out my fall wreath

It that appropriate? It's Labor Day, right? haha

Today is also my sweet Howard's birthday. He turns 1 today. Oh my, where has the time gone? haha

We will be celebrating with a little birthday party tonight. His 2 puppy friends are coming over for a little play time.

I hope you all had a great weekend!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Fresh Corn Salad

If your family loves corn as much as mine does; than you will enjoy this recipe!
It's one of the new KY Proud Recipes. I have been honored to be apart of this project.

Check out thisYouTube video of my cooking segment.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011

Misc. Monday

I had a fabulous weekend! I love spending quality time with my Husby. Friday night we relaxed, I cooked dinner and we went to the mall. Husby was in need of a new pair of sunglasses. Of course I also had to run into a few of my favorite stores. I got an ah-dorable pair to jeans from GAP where they were 40% off Whoo Hoo...
Saturday we had some projects around the house that needed to be done; cleaning out the flower beds, mowing the yard, laundry and basic cleaning. Saturday night we went back home for a cook-out with Husby's side of the family.
Sunday we went to church, took the puppy for a walk, and I started making a mesh wreath. I'm using the blue and white mesh in hopes it will turn out to be a cute UK wreath! We will see ;)

Like always, this will be a crazy week! I have some great things going on.
Today I'll be making Banana Wraps with a group. Tomorrow I'll be  filming a TV segment on healthy after-school snacks where I'll also show this little treat!
Spread 1 tablespoon peanut butter on one side of 100% whole wheat tortilla. Then spread 1 tablespoon strawberry fruit spread or strawberry jelly on top.

Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of seedless raisins over jelly.

Peel a banana

 Place banana at one end of tortilla. Roll tortilla up to cover the banana

Use a sharp knife to cut in half.

The rest of this week is filled with meetings!!

What about you all? What do you have going on??

Sunday, August 21, 2011

A Sushi Experience!


I officially had my very first sushi experience the other day. Talk about an experience!!!! I am NOT a fan. I know it can be a healthy choice and a "witty" if you will, thing to eat but I, however, the stuff! Yuckolla! One of the agents in my office is on a sushi kick. So I agreed to join her for lunch. Unfortunately for me I could only eat a piece of each roll. I know some of you will ask which rolls I ate but honestly I can't even remember. All I know is I will never eat sushi again! ha!!

Are you a sushi fan?


Wednesday, August 17, 2011


This amazing Greek Chicken recipe from Claire Robinson 5 ingredient fix.
My new favorite eye color from Lancome
My sweet little family

The fall line from New York and Company

The Seed by Jon Gordon. A book about finding purpose and happiness in your work.

My new rose ring from the 2012 Silpada catalog

My first canning experience. Salsa!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


The perfect afternoon snack!

Core the apple; slice into at least eight slices, about 1/4-inch thick.

Spread a thin layer of peanut butter on one side of an apple slice.

Sprinkle with a few raisins.

Top with another apple slice. Sprinkle the top of your sandoodle with a little cinnamon sugar.

Serve and enjoy!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Sharing Some Howard Love!

Wouldn't he be super cute as a little girl puppy?
Don't tell his daddy... ;)

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Happy Friday!

It's Friday, It's Friday
Happy Happy Friday! Can you tell I'm doing my Friday dance?

This weekend Husby and I are traveling with the volleyball team! We have a tournament in our hometown so it will be nice to catch up with some friends and family.
Don't forget about the giveaway I'm having in honor of the volleyball team!

Remember Husby's best friend that got married last month?? This family is having a surprise birthday party for him on Saturday. I'm so glad we will already be in town so we can celebrate with everyone. We always have the BEST time with them.

What do you all have going on the weekend?? Anything fun? 

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Easy Entertaining!

 Serving a vegetable tray at your next event? Use this simple yet, oh so adorable way to place your vegetables.

1st step... Wash all Produce

2nd Step... Cut the top off the green bell pepper and remove the seeds

3rd Step... Cut red pepper, yellow pepper, carrots, and celery into strips

4th Step... Pour 2 tablespoons of low fat dressing into the bottom of each snack cup

Last Step... Place equal amounts or red pepper strips, carrot strips, celery strips, and yellow pepper strips into each snack cup, then start dipping and snacking!

Although, you could totally eat these as a snack I love to make these when I'm hosting any event where I will be serving a vegetable tray. Sometimes I will let people make their own snack cup but a lot of the time I will just use the green pepper as a cute bowl. You could fill it with your vegetable dip and place a spoon inside the pepper. 
What is your favorite easy entertaining tip?? 

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Thanks to This Kind Of Love!! WILW

I have really enjoyed getting back into my blog. I have had FABULOUS feedback and really appreciate your support. I have missed blogging so much and I just feel great being back!

You all are the best!!! I love you all soo much. All of your comments are so sweet and supportive. It makes me feel so good to know that people are reading my tiny little blog.

On my sweet tea kick. Except I use Splenda ;) So refreshing during this heat!

Granola on my yogurt. I'm a little behind. I recently started putting granola on my yogurt and I'm now craving it all the time! hee hee

Husby put up an adorable picket fence. I'll show you all a picture of his great work soon!
I'm on board... yup, that's right. The headband kick.
Okay, crazy I know but I bought a bottle of the purex crystals last week and I'm SOOO in love. My laundry smell ah-mazing after using it. My new favorite household product.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Refrigerator Finds!

There is nothing more welcoming than to walk into someones kitchen with their refrigerator covered in a collage of pictures, to-do lists, calendars, coloring pages, and grocery lists. Husby and I have NOTHING on our refrigerator and I hate it! I have been searching for the perfect magnets since we moved into our house but I have had no luck. Until the other day... I had the genius idea to search the ETSY website. You can find anything on there, right?  I'm seriously SOO glad I did. Look at what all I found...

The button magnet is soo cute!

How cool is this? I love that you can store herbs and spices this way.

I love all the colors of the fruit. These would totally match my kitchen.

I'm a sucker for floral prints.

I, of course love the UK bottle caps! Showing my UK pride.

ah-dorable clothespins!

I love the letters.

How will I ever be able to choose what magnets to buy? They are all presh!
I need your help; which ones are your favorite??

Monday, August 8, 2011

One of my favorite things in life...

PAMPERED CHEF!!!! Who doesn't love it, right?

Husby is the volleyball coach at his high school. We just love these girls. They are so inspiring!  Husby's school is a very low income school and the volley ball team has NOTHING. I mean uniforms...notta. No money to do anything. 
So this year I have teamed up with a friend of mine for a fundraiser. The team gets 30% of whatever pampered chef they sale. And I have a deal for you all... For every person who purchases ANYTHING, even the cheapest thing in the catalog. You will be entered into my giveaway! It will be a random drawing. The winner will be announced next Friday, August 19th. The winner of the drawing will receive 2 of my favorite items; the AMAZING Mix 'N Chop and the new Chili Lime Rub (delish)    
If any of you would me interested in purchasing something so to Click "Shop Online" and under # 1, type Brittany. Make sure to have the items shipped to you unless you live close to me and if that is the case I'll bring it to you!  
I really appreciate any of your help as I am DETERMINED to get these girls uniforms this year!

I LOVE you all SOOOO much and I hope you all are having a fabulous Monday!
Please let me know if you have any other questions.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Goin' to the Chapel!

 A wedding day is so special and it means so much when someone asks you to be apart of their day. Husby and I were blessed to be a witness of Chelsea and Adam. Husby was Adam's best man in the wedding. What an honor? Husby, the groom and 5 other guys all have gone to school together since the 1st grade. They have been best friends for the past 20 years. They have adopted us wives into the club... thank goodness ;) This group of friends are more like family. I just love have such amazing people in our lives.  

The wedding was absolutely beautiful. I loved her colors. Don't you?   

Husby did such a great job on his speech!

I love the classic theme she had. Just beautiful!