These Snickerdoodle Mini Muffins are bite-sized portions of sugary sweetness to make your breakfast or brunch extra delicious!
It’s been a roller coaster of a week. Earlier I shared about my recent myopic macular degeneration diagnosis, and it’s been a pretty tough week trying to wrap my head around the risk of losing even more of my vision. The Lord has made himself very clear that I am not to allow doubt, fear and dread steal the joy of the promises the Lord has already made for me, and the best thing I can do is to align myself with His word and to keep pressing on and enjoy the life He’s given me with the talents he’s blessed me with.
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I’ve noticed a growing trend over the last few years of people designating a word to focus on when the new year rolls in. For 2020, the word I’ve chosen to focus on is wellness. My goal is to regain strength and establish wellness physically, spiritually and emotionally. Each year I create a vision board with my dreams and goals on it and hang it on the wall where I can see and review it daily. I’m a very visual person, and getting to physically check off items on my list gives me a monumental feeling of achievement that I’ve grown to crave. One of the biggest ways I’m channeling wellness into my day to day life is by making simple swaps that help keep me on track.
If you’re looking for a quick and easy no-fuss dessert to make for Valentine’s Day, look no further than this easy Valentine’s Day Strawberry Delight!
This Valentine’s Day, I’m skipping the fuss and serving up sweet recipes that don’t require a whole bunch of ingredients and a culinary degree to make. With two little ones in tow, it seems like my time in the kitchen is getting shorter and shorter, but the demand for yummy treats is only getting higher!
These Valentine’s Day Toffee Crunch Crackers are a great way to make something great out of very little. They’re crispy, crunchy and full of chocolaty-toffee goodness!
Valentine’s Day seems to be hitting the shelves earlier and earlier every year, doesn’t it? Our Dollar General had all of their Valentine’s Day candy fully stocked on the shelves the day after Christmas when I went in to pick up a gallon of milk. It stopped me dead in my tracks as I wasn’t expecting to see it so soon! Part of me wanted to grumble at the commercialism of it all, but another part of me wanted to sort through the pink and red sprinkles and bring a bottle or two home to spark a little creativity for the upcoming season of love! After all, I love Valentine’s Day, so the wheels have already started turning in my head thinking about sweets, treats and all things pink!
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My daughter brought home a slip of paper in her school folder earlier this week pertaining to their upcoming 100th Day of School celebration. Being in K4, this is her very first year of school and her first 100th day of school celebration, and we’ll be bringing out all the bells and whistles to celebrate such a fun milestone in her life. When I was a child, we didn’t celebrate this event. Honestly, I don’t think this is something that started to be widely celebrated until the last decade, but I am absolutely in love with the idea. Kids work hard during the school year, and it’s nice to be able to take a day and celebrate their hard work!
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Try these 20 Black Eyed Pea Recipes to Rock your New Year in 2020!
I may get a little side-eye for even having the gumption to make a statement like this, but black eyed peas just aren’t my favorite thing in the world. Honestly, if black eyed peas fell off the side of the earth I wouldn’t be the least bit sad about it. That may sound a little harsh, but they’re not the most flavorful of the legume family and they’re certainly not winning any brownie points with me for visual appeal either. For whatever reason, us southern folk feel the need to force ourselves to eat a heap of them on New Year’s Day for good luck, prosperity and because our Mama told us to, but I have a feeling I’m not alone in my distaste for them.
Truthfully, they wouldn’t be so bad if they just has a little more va-va-voom. You know, a little zing to them. They always end up looking a little slimy cooped up on the side of my plate on New Year’s Day, and I’m always left wondering exactly how many black eyed peas I need to consume before I get all the good luck points.
This year I’m making it a point to revive the black eyed peas on my plate by incorporating them into a dish in a unique way! I’ve searched Pinterest up and down for a little inspiration, and these 20 Black Eyed Pea Recipes are at the top of my list to try this year to spark a new love between me and the black eyed pea!
All of these recipes are put together by a group of amazing food bloggers, so if you see a recipe you like be sure to visit their page and show their recipe a little love!
Are you a fan of black eyed peas? Do you eat them for New Year’s each year, or do you enjoy them all year long? Leave a comment below and share the love!
From our family to yours:
We wish you a blessed Christmas and a joyful new year!
Photo Credit: SLK Photography Dothan (I highly recommend her as a photographer if you are in the southeast portion of Alabama!)
Peanut Butter Corn Flake Candy is a classic confection that’s perfect for holiday parties or as a special treat year round!
I love old school Christmas confections. You know, those yummy little treats that you know you’ll see someone bring to a Christmas party at least once or twice during the season. The good ol’ classics that you can never go wrong with. They’re my very favorites. And while this recipe for Peanut Butter Corn Flake Candy may not look colorful and festive like the Christmas season, I can’t hold a piece in my hand without singing the chorus to “Jingle Bell Rock” in my head. I turn into a right jolly ol’ elf every time I take a bite!
I don’t believe I own a single hand-me-down church cookbook that doesn’t have a recipe for corn flake candy in it somewhere. All the ladies that have come before me that used to make this treat knew what was good. They’re perfectly chewy with a little crunch in every bite, and just when I thought these candies couldn’t get any better, someone went and added a big ol’ scoop of peanut butter to make me love them even more.
Adding peanut butter to a dessert is a sure-fire way to get me on your good side. Growing up near the peanut capital of the world, I’m pretty partial to my beloved peanuts. The added peanut butter gives these candies a bit of a creamier taste that is irresistible, and it’s a perfect candy to package up and share with friends and family!
Here’s a free printable copy of the recipe if you’d like to give it a try:
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 1 cup white granulated sugar
- 1 cup peanut butter (I prefer creamy, but crunchy is great, too!)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 6 cups corn flake cereal
- Wax paper
- Line counter with large section of wax paper
- In a large and deep pot, combine corn syrup, sugar and peanut butter and cook over medium heat until the center begins to boil, stirring constantly so sugar doesn't scorch.
- As soon as mixture begins to boil, remove from heat and add in vanilla and corn clakes
- Stir until cereal is thoroughly coated
- Spoon corn flake mixture into dollops onto wax paper immediately, as mixture will quickly harden as it cools
- Allow candies to cool down on wax paper for about 30 minutes before consuming
Have leftover corn flakes you want to use up? Make these Corn Flake Christmas Wreaths!
If you like this recipe, be sure to check out these other great recipes found right here at Southern Made Simple!
Classic No Bake Peanut Butter Pie | Guilt Free Peanut Butter Balls | Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Doughnuts | Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Cookies | Peanut Butter & Jelly Monkey Bread | Peanut Butter Fudge | Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies