Merry ThanksChristmas Recipe Contest 2017

Calling all holiday foodies to enter the Merry ThanksChristmas Recipe Contest 2017. Prizes and Giveaway. Find tasty recipes for the holiday season. #Recipe #Contest #Giveaway #MTCRC

Tis the season to indulge in great food for every occasion. With all the end-of-year celebrations and festivities, we are always being asked to bring a dish or goodie of some kind. So, why not share your recipes and be inspired by others? And even better, you can put on your competitive cap and have a chance at winning the recipe contest.

We have three prizes, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, so, bloggers, enter as many recipes as you would like among the various categories. You will find everything you need to celebrate the holidays with great taste.

EVERYONE is welcome to enter the GIVEAWAY! We have a $100 CASH Prize for the giveaway. That is above and beyond our recipe contest prizes. So, let’s have some holiday fun!

 

Sugared Cranberries and Cranberry Syrup Recipe

A Sweet and Tangy Recipe for the Holiday Season

 

To start off this yummy event, I am sharing my Sugared Cranberries and Cranberry Syrup. One recipe, two sweet and tangy holiday treats. This super easy Sugared Cranberries recipe also makes a delicious Cranberry Syrup. They are perfect for snacking, light and refreshing. They make a great takeaway gift for guests and are a fabulous addition to a holiday cookies and goodies exchange. Find the full RECIPE HERE!

Now, onto the contest and giveaway!

 

Merry ThanksChristmas Recipe Contest 2017

 

A big Thank You! to the co-hosts for supporting the Merry ThanksChristmas Recipe Contest 2017, and making this event possible. Please check out their blogs and follow them on social media!

 

LorelaiLife With LorelaiFacebook / Pinterest / Twitter / Instagram

AlliAn Alli EventFacebook / Pinterest / Twitter / Instagram

EmilyDomestic DeadlinePinterest / Facebook / Instagram / Twitter

LeannaOf Faeries & Fauna Craft Co.Pinterest / Facebook / Instagram / Twitter

AudreyThat RecipeFacebook / Pinterest / Twitter / Instagram

JenniferSatsuma DesignsPinterest / Twitter / Facebook / Instagram

AshleySweetpea LifestyleInstagram / Pinterest / Facebook

JeanneeCentsably CreativeFacebook / Instagram / Twitter

KristenThe Road To DomesticationFacebook / Twitter

LynnBack To The SouthPinterest / Instagram

 

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in this delicious recipe contest. With 548 recipes entered, this is a fantastic resource for your holiday cooking, as well as all year long. So, now, it is our pleasure to announce…

The WINNERS

3rd Place: $50 Prize

Mulled Apple Cider Recipe from Jenna @ The Urben Life

 

2nd Place: $75 Prize

Sour Cream Cookies Recipe from Kris @ Big Rigs ‘n Lil’ Cookies

 

…and drum roll please…

1st Place: $150 Prize

White Chocolate Tiramisu Trifle with Spiced Pears Recipe from Deb @ Just Short of Crazy

 

 

Our GIVEAWAY WINNER is Michael Hurt — $100 PayPal CASH

Congratulations to ALL of our winners!

 

Recipe Contest Details:

  • Contest OPEN for Entries – October 15, 2017, through November 8, 2017.
  • One recipe from each category will be selected as a Finalist.
  • Finalists will be announced on November 10, 2017.
  • Winners (1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place) will be announced November 15, 2017.

Prizes:

  • All prizes paid USD via PayPal.
  • 1st Place – $150
  • 2nd Place – $75
  • 3rd Place – $50

Rules for Recipe Entries:

  • Must be a Blogger to Enter.
  • Recipe must be linked to the direct blog post where the full recipe is published.
  • You may enter as many Recipes as you like.
  • You may enter in various categories. Be sure the recipe fits the category.
  • You must include your Email when linking recipes. Winners will be notified via Email.
  • If you are a winner, you must be able to accept prize via PayPal.
  • Recipe photos may be used for promotional purposes. All credits will be given to the original source.

Giveaway:

  • No Blog necessary to enter the Giveaway!
  • ENTER the GIVEAWAY at the bottom of this post!
  • Chance to WIN $100 USD PayPal CASH!!!

The Finalists

Congratulations to the finalists! One recipe was chosen from each category. These recipes have the chance of winning the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place prize! Good luck. The Winners will be announced on November 15, 2017.

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Look below to see all the recipes entered in the contest and be inspired for your holiday celebrating!

APPETIZERS

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SALADS & COLD SIDE DISHES

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Thanks for having fun with us at the Merry ThanksChristmas Recipe Contest 2017. It’s great to get everyone ready to celebrate the holidays with delectable food and drink. Happy Holidays!

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17 Non-Alcoholic Drink Recipes Refreshing Summer

Beat the heat with these Non-Alcoholic Drink Recipes – refreshing for summer! Perfect for relaxing outdoors and entertaining adults and kids alike. #NonAlcoholicDrinks #SummerDrinks

 

Non-Alcoholic Drink Recipes Refreshing Summer

Enjoying the outdoors, summer parties, and beating the heat!

 

Summer is in full swing and that means it’s time to relax on the porch with friends and family. What better way to refresh than with a nice cold drink. So, here is a collection of delicious and amazing non-alcoholic beverages perfect for summer refreshment.

I know you will love this roundup of drink recipes from some very talented bloggers. They are gorgeous and make a beautiful presentation. Plus, these summer drinks are kid-friendly. Enjoy!

Sparkling Honey Limeade from Jaclyn @ Cooking Classy

 

Disneyland’s Louisiana Lemonade from Steph @ Six Sisters’ Stuff

 

Pineapple Lemonade from Aniko for The 36th Avenue

 

Raspberry Mint Julep from Julie @ Life Straight Up!

 

Non-Alcoholic Apple Cider Mimosa from Swati and Tushar @ Watch What U Eat

 

Mock Sangria from Aimee @ Wallflower Kitchen

 

Minty Non-Alcoholic Mojitos from Rowena @ Skinny Ms.

 

Melon Ball Punch AKA Bottled Summer from Monique @ Divas Can Cook

 

Bubbly Triple-Citrus Iced Tea from Tammi @ My Organized Chaos

 

Roasted Peach and Strawberry Fizz from Anja @ Use Your Noodle

 

Thai Tea Recipe from Todd and Diane @ White On Rice Couple

 

Orange Creamsicle Float from Tara @ Noshing With The Nolands

 

Watermelon Slushie from Aniko @ Place Of My Taste

 

Non-Alcoholic Mint Juleps from Julie @ The Farm Girl

 

Non-Alcoholic Piña Colada from Serene @ House Of Yumm

 

Lavender Lemonade from Kate @ Centsational Girl

 

Grapefruit and Rosemary Mocktail from Katie @ The  Casual Craftlete

 

 

Looking for something fun and fabulous for your drinks? Try these DIY Bug Umbrellas For Party Drinks. Your guests will love them, and you can match whatever decor you use.

Photo: Cindy McNatt, OC Register

 

 

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12 Pastry Recipes Perfect For Mother’s Day Brunch

Sweet or savory pastries are perfect for Mother’s Day or anytime. Check out this Pastry Recipes roundup for some delicious and easy brunch ideas.

12 Pastry Recipes

Sweet and Savory – Perfect for Mother’s Day or Anytime

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, so do something special for the mom’s in your life. How about hosting a brunch? When celebrating you want things to be delicious, impressive, and tasty. Believe me, when I say not only do these amazing pastry recipes deliver, they are quick and easy too!

So, take your pick from among these sweet or savory pastries, or even go with a combination. Everyone will love your brunch.

Sweet Pastry Recipes

Chocolate Croissants in 20 minutes from Kat and Melinda @ Home Made Interest

A flaky golden outside and a melted chocolate inside make this easy Chocolate Croissant recipe one of my favorites!”

30 Minute Orange Knots from Amy @ Little Dairy On The Prairie

30 Minute Orange Knotts – semi-homemade orange rolls are a favorite no fuss morning pastry that always impresses guests! They are pretty, bursting with orange flavor, and quick!”

Puff Pastry Nutella Apple Roses from Kathleen @ Hapa Nom Nom

Super flaky puff pastry, rich and creamy Nutella, and sweet apples rolled into beautiful rose-shapes. They’re deceptively easy to make and totally delicious!”

Lemon Blackberry Mini Tarts from Marion @ Life Tastes Good

Lemon Blackberry Mini Tarts make an impressive dessert perfect for special occasions, such as Mother’s Day. The cutest little pastry puff encases my incredibly easy-to-make Luscious Lemon Curd topped off with a sweet and juicy blackberry.”

Mom’s Cream Horn (Trubochki) Recipe from Natasha @ Natasha’s Kitchen

You don’t have to wait for a party to make these puff pastry cream horns. They are easy and super impressive.”

Lemon Chiffon Roulade from Shirl @ Baker Sweet Maker

…I made a home-y version of Lemon Chiffon Roulade. Made with a filling of Lemon Mascarpone Mousse and served with a mix of berries, it makes a great combination for Mother’s Day, but also for anytime.”

Raspberry Almond Scones from Maria and Josh @ Two Peas & Their Pod

Raspberry Almond Scones – a sweet treat for breakfast, brunch, or any time of the day!”

French Apricot Tart Recipe from Tina @ Fusion Craftiness

French tart dough is a great start to building those skills and that is why I love French tarts!  I even succeeded on the first try!”

Savory Pastry Recipes

Mini Puff Pastry Quiche from Georgia @ The Comfort Of Cooking

Bake a batch of mini puff pastry quiche for Mother’s Day, or for a special spring brunch any weekend!”

Mashed Potato Puff Pastry Braid from Manali @ Cook With Manali

Wow your guests at your next party with this easy Mashed Potato Puff Pastry Braid! Super easy to make with minimal ingredients and prep time but high on flavor!”

Easy Asparagus Tart from Erin @ Well Plated

One of my favorite writers describes the wait for spring as, ‘waiting for asparagus.’ I’d like to update her portrayal to, ‘waiting for Easy Asparagus Tart.'”

Easy Puff Pastry Ham and Cheese Quiche from Ashley @ The Recipe Rebel

Puff pastry makes this Ham and Cheese Quiche so easy! No dough to prep, just press into the pan, fill and bake — perfect for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or any holiday brunch!”

 

I hope you have enjoyed this pastry recipes roundup and found some inspiration for hosting your own celebration. But remember, these pastries are not just for special occasions, they are for anytime!

 

If you like these recipes, you may also try this Easy Creme Brulee Recipe!

 

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Iced Tea In The Garden + 3 Tea Sandwich Recipes

This shop, Iced Tea In The Garden + 3 Tea Sandwich Recipes, has been compensated by Collective Bias, INC. and The Coca-Cola Company, all opinions are mine alone. #HonestSustainabiliTEA #RefreshinglyHonest #CollectiveBias

Relax in the Garden with Iced Tea

Enjoy these delicious Tea Sandwiches

 

April is Earth Month, and doesn’t that make you want to get outside and enjoy nature? Rory and I love taking the time to refresh ourselves over tea. So, in the spring and summer, we shake things up a bit and do tea in the garden — serving iced tea instead of hot. We whip up some tasty tea sandwiches and head outside.

There is something so honest and simple about enjoying the flowers in bloom, watching the birds fly by and listening to them sing. Revitalize your spirit and relax in the garden with some iced tea and tea sandwiches.

Honest® Tea is our iced tea of choice — real, pure tea made from quality ingredients that are plainly written on the label, and NO ADDED SUGAR. One sip is all it takes to taste the HONEST difference. We also make our tea sandwiches with simple ingredients. In fact, one of the sandwiches I am sharing today includes the NEW Peach Ginger flavor of Honest® Tea. The Peach Ginger tea has a bright, refreshing, and fruity flavor that is absolutely amazing.

Tea sandwiches are so easy, there is really not any measuring to be done. Just simple ingredients added to taste.

Let’s get fixing our Tea Sandwiches!

 

Peach Ginger, Cream Cheese, and Nuts

Ingredients:

  • Cream Cheese
  • Nuts – chopped fine (I used pecan, but you can use whatever you like)
  • Peach – fresh is best (if using canned, drain well)
  • Peach Ginger Honest® Tea
  • Bread (I used white bread)

Directions:

  1. There are no measurements. Just add ingredients to taste and to the amount you need for serving.
  2. Cut Peach slices into small bites.
  3. In a bowl, add Cream Cheese, peaches, and Nuts.
  4. Pour a little Peach Ginger Tea into the bowl and begin mixing.
  5. Add tea a little at a time until the mixture is creamy and easy to spread
  6. Cut the crusts off your bread.
  7. Spread cream cheese mixture on one slice of bread and top with another slice of bread.
  8. Cut the sandwich into fourths.

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Peach Ginger, Cream Cheese, and Nuts Tea Sandwich
 
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A fresh and delicious tea sandwich.
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Type: Teatime
Ingredients:
  • Cream Cheese
  • Nuts - chopped fine (I used pecan, but you can use whatever you like)
  • Peach - fresh is best (if using canned, drain well)
  • Peach Ginger Honest® Tea
  • Bread (I used white bread)
Directions:
  1. There are no measurements. Just add ingredients to taste and to the amount you need for serving.
  2. Cut Peach slices into small bites.
  3. In a bowl, add Cream Cheese, peaches, and Nuts.
  4. Pour a little Peach Ginger Tea into the bowl and begin mixing.
  5. Add tea a little at a time until the mixture is creamy and easy to spread
  6. Cut the crusts off your bread.
  7. Spread cream cheese mixture on one slice of bread and top with another slice of bread.
  8. Cut the sandwich into fourths.
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Cucumber and Tuna

Ingredients:

  • Canned Tuna
  • Cucumber
  • Mayonaise
  • Dill Weed
  • Bread (I use wheat)

Directions:

  1. Slice Cucumber very thin, set aside.
  2. Place Tuna in a bowl and use a fork to separate it well.
  3. Add Mayonnaise and Dill Weed to taste.
  4. Mix Well
  5. Cut crusts off bread.
  6. Spread mixture on one slice of bread.
  7. Top tuna with cucumber slices.
  8. Place the other slice of bread on top and cut into fourths.

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Cucumber and Tuna Tea Sandwich
 
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A fresh and delicious tea sandwich.
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Type: Teatime
Ingredients:
  • Canned Tuna
  • Cucumber
  • Mayonaise
  • Dill Weed
  • Bread (I use wheat)
Directions:
  1. Slice Cucumber very thin, set aside.
  2. Place Tuna in a bowl and use a fork to separate it well.
  3. Add Mayonnaise and Dill Weed to taste.
  4. Mix Well
  5. Cut crusts off bread.
  6. Spread mixture on one slice of bread.
  7. Top tuna with cucumber slices.
  8. Place the other slice of bread on top and cut into fourths.
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Flower-Shaped Egg Salad

Ingredients:

  • Eggs
  • Mayonnaise
  • Mustard
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh Parsley
  • White Bread
  • Scalloped Cookie  Cutter
  • Small Round Cookie Cutter

Directions:

  1. Hard boil the Eggs.
  2. Peel eggs into a bowl, and mash with a fork until small bits.
  3. Add Mayonnaise, Mustard, and Salt, mix until well combined.
  4. Cut out flower shapes in the White Bread using a Scalloped Cookie Cutter (two for each sandwich).
  5. Using the Small Round Cookie Cutter, cut a hole in the center of half of the cut-out bread. Each sandwich will have one whole flower shape and one flower shape with a hole in the center.
  6. Spread egg salad onto the whole flower and top with the center hole flower.
  7. Tuck two or three Parsley tips into the sandwiches to look like leaves.

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Flower-Shaped Egg Salad Tea Sandwich
 
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A lovely flower-shaped tea sandwich perfect for spring -- fresh and delicious.
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Type: Teatime
Ingredients:
  • Eggs
  • Mayonnaise
  • Mustard
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh Parsley
  • White Bread
  • Scalloped Cookie Cutter
  • Small Round Cookie Cutter
Directions:
  1. Hard boil the Eggs.
  2. Peel eggs into a bowl, and mash with a fork until small bits.
  3. Add Mayonnaise, Mustard, and Salt, mix until well combined.
  4. Cut out flower shapes in the White Bread using a Scalloped Cookie Cutter (two for each sandwich).
  5. Using the Small Round Cookie Cutter, cut a hole in the center of half of the cut-out bread. Each sandwich will have one whole flower shape and one flower shape with a hole in the center.
  6. Spread egg salad onto the whole flower and top with the center hole flower.
  7. Tuck two or three Parsley tips into the sandwiches to look like leaves.
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Helpful Hint:

As you are making your tea sandwiches, cover them with a damp paper towel to keep them from drying out while you prepare the others. It’s a simple and easy trick.

 

 

Having our tea outdoors makes us think about how much we enjoy our garden and nature in general. So, we are thrilled that Honest® Tea is so environmentally conscious. Everything about Honest is about simple, clear honesty, and transparency. From the fresh ingredients to the commitment to sustainability and recycling to eliminate waste. Honest likes to stay connected to the people and communities that grow, pluck, and brew their tea. And they help promote organic agriculture, fair trade, community improvement, and more.

How are you helping? April is Earth month, you can help celebrate our planet by recycling your cans and bottles, or picking up trash in the park or at the beach. Or how about releasing some ladybugs in your garden? Get your kids involved, it would be a great activity for the entire family.

 

If you are looking for a fantastic and refreshing iced tea, you will love Honest® Tea. The NEW Peach Ginger flavor is absolutely delicious, but they have several other flavors such as Pomegranate, Peach, and Honey Green Tea. Find them at your local Kroger or Kroger division store.

GET the COUPON — 25¢ OFF one bottle. This coupon can be used up to 5 times in one transaction! Coupon is valid through 4/22/2017.

Looking for more great recipes and inspiration? Check out the Honest website!

I know you will enjoy your iced tea in the garden with these sandwiches. Teatime always puts a smile on our faces. Enjoy!

 

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Breakfast Recipes Packed With Protein, Coconut, And Blueberries

Vegan recipes that provide the protein and flavor you want first thing in the morning. Have a Coconut Smoothie or Blueberry Pancakes for breakfast or snack.

 

Breakfast Recipes

Packed with Protein, Coconut, and Blueberries

In today’s fast food-oriented culture, it is vital more than ever, to seek out healthy and nutritious alternatives for one’s diet. Vegan selections provide such an option. This certainly includes breakfast, which is often considered by experts to be the most important meal of the day. Indeed, with a full day of activities in store, you want to have the nutritional energy to start your day off successfully.

This typically entails meal offerings high in protein and low in starchy carbohydrates. In addition, you are probably going to desire a morning meal that does not take up too much of your valuable time preparing. With this in mind, here are the vegan breakfast recipes that are exactly what the doctor ordered – delicious, nutritious and easy to whip up.

Creamy Coconut Flavored Protein Smoothie

This is an easily prepared breakfast option that seems more like a delectable treat, rather than the nutritious repast that it actually is. Not only will you find this healthy morning shake with a crushed ice right from your home cooler to be a delicious offering, but also fulfilling, due in part, to the respectable portions of protein (21 grams) and fiber (7 grams) that each serving contains.

Here’s what you will need to get started:

  • 1 scoop cup of protein powder (vanilla)
  • 1 fresh banana (frozen)
  • ¾ cup of coconut milk (non-sweetened)
  • 1 ½ tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut flakes (non-sweetened)
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut cream (this is optional)
  • ½ cup of crushed ice

Once you have all of your ingredients assembled and ready to go, the next couple of steps quick and easy. First, take all of your ingredients, except the coconut cream, and place in a blender. Blend your ingredients until they attain a creamy consistency.

Next, pour the contents from the blender into a large cup or glass. Separately, mix your coconut cream in a small bowl until contents become fluffy. Finally, pour the coconut cream on top of your smoothie. Your morning protein smoothie is now ready to serve.

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Creamy Coconut Flavored Protein Smoothie
 
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A delicious and healthy Vegan recipe that provides the protein and flavor you want first thing in the morning.
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Type: Smoothie
Ingredients:
  • 1 scoop cup of protein powder (vanilla)
  • 1 fresh banana (frozen)
  • ¾ cup of coconut milk (non-sweetened)
  • 1 ½ tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut flakes (non-sweetened)
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut cream (this is optional)
  • ½ cup of crushed ice
Directions:
  1. Take all of your ingredients, except the coconut cream, and place in a blender.
  2. Blend your ingredients until they attain a creamy consistency.
  3. Pour the contents from the blender into a large cup or glass.
  4. Separately, mix your coconut cream in a small bowl until contents become fluffy.
  5. Pour the coconut cream on top of your smoothie.
  6. Your morning protein smoothie is now ready to serve.
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Protein Rich Blueberry Pancakes

No breakfast is complete without the presence of a few fluffy, golden brown pancakes. This high-protein vegan offering has the right balance of tradition, nutrition, and preparation ease to make it a first-choice culinary favorite for the entire family. In fact, with only 15 minutes required to prepare this meal, this pancake recipe is particularly inviting to early risers on the move.

You will need the following ingredients to get started:

  • ½ scoop cup of your favorite protein powder (vanilla works best)
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut flour
  • 1/3 cup of oat flour
  • ¾ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup of almond milk (non-sweetened)
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut milk yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • ¼ cup of egg whites
  • 1 fresh, large egg
  • ½ teaspoon of baking soda
  • ¼ cup of apple sauce (non-sweetened)
  • 1/3 cup of blueberries (fresh)
  • ¼ cup of maple syrup

With your ingredients on hand, it is time to prepare your batter. Begin by placing all of your dry ingredients (i.e. oat and coconut flour, baking powder, etc.) into a properly sized mixing bowl. Stir until contents are thoroughly combined. Once this is complete, add your wet ingredients, plus your eggs, to the dry contents in the mixing bowl. Stir until the contents are evenly mixed. Now it is time to add in your blueberries (or other berry options if you so desire).

Stir to combine all your ingredients. Let your mixed batter sit for about 5 minutes. While you are waiting for a batter, you can begin prepping your cooking pan by preheating and adding cooking spray (preferably non-stick). You are now ready to begin cooking. Pour ¼ to 1/3 cup of batter per pancake into your cooking pan. Cook each side of your pancakes for approximately 3 minutes or until the coloring becomes brownish gold. Now you are ready to serve and enjoy.

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Protein Rich Blueberry Pancakes
 
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A delicious and healthy Vegan recipe that provides the protein and flavor you want first thing in the morning.
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Type: Breakfast
Ingredients:
  • ½ scoop cup of your favorite protein powder (vanilla works best)
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut flour
  • 1/3 cup of oat flour
  • ¾ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup of almond milk (non-sweetened)
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut milk yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • ¼ cup of egg whites
  • 1 fresh, large egg
  • ½ teaspoon of baking soda
  • ¼ cup of apple sauce (non-sweetened)
  • 1/3 cup of blueberries (fresh)
  • ¼ cup of maple syrup
Directions:
  1. Prepare your batter.
  2. Begin by placing all of your dry ingredients (i.e. oat and coconut flour, baking powder, etc.) into a properly sized mixing bowl.
  3. Stir until contents are thoroughly combined.
  4. Add wet ingredients, plus your eggs, to the dry contents in the mixing bowl.
  5. Stir until evenly mixed.
  6. Add blueberries (or other berry options if you so desire).
  7. Stir to combine.
  8. Let your mixed batter sit for about 5 minutes.
  9. Prepping your cooking pan by preheating and adding cooking spray (preferably non-stick).
  10. Once ready, pour ¼ to 1/3 cup of batter per pancake into your cooking pan.
  11. Cook each side of your pancakes for approximately 3 minutes or until the coloring becomes brownish gold.
  12. Serve and enjoy.
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These are just two great vegan recipes that provide the protein and flavor you want first thing in the morning. If you are looking for a healthy alternative that will not impact negatively on your time and happens to be delicious, you cannot go wrong with these offerings.


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Recipe Roundup – Top 16 Recipes of 2016

It’s the end of the year, and that means it is time to reminisce and take a look back over 2016. Today, we want to revisit the top 16 recipes of the year and bring you a tasty recipe roundup in the process. Get your taste buds ready!

 

Top 16 Recipes of 2016

A Recipe Roundup from Life With Lorelai

We’ll start with number 16 and work our way to the number one recipe on the blog this past year.

16.

Pumpkin Rice Pudding

 

15.

Mini Taco Scoops

 

14.

Skittles Ice Cream Sandwiches

 

13.

Polska Kielbasa and Caramelized Onions

 

12.

How To Make A Killer Cake

 

11.

Peanut Butter & Raspberry Smoothie

 

10.

Strawberry Jalapeño Glazed Chicken

 

9.

Chinese New Year Cookies or Haystacks

 

8.

Old-Fashioned Banana Pudding

 

7.

Sugar Cookies

 

6.

Snickers Mini Pudding Parfaits

 

5.

Breakfast B.L.T.

 

4.

Caramel Creme Pie

 

3.

Fresh Orange Bundt Cake

 

2.

Lemon Ricotta Cookies

 

May we have a drum roll, please…

We are proud to announce the TOP RECIPE of 2016

1.

Smore’s Cookies

 

2016 has been a yummy year! We look forward to sharing more wonderful recipes with you in the coming year. Have a happy, safe, and healthy New Year!

 

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Pumpkin Kisses And Harvest Wishes

It’s Pumpkin Season, and I love it! Autumn memories are filled with all things pumpkin ideatumn memories are filled with all things pumpkin from trips to the pumpkin patch to tasty recipes, carving and crafting, and more. Get 44 ideas here!

 

You will even find my Pumpkin Pie Cocktail below! Plus, if you are still looking for more inspiration, check out my Pasta With Pumpkin And Sausage Recipe, Pumpkin Butter Crescent Rolls, or my Pumpkin Spice Syrup Recipe.

 

Pumpkin Kiss & Harvest Wishes

A Round-Up of Recipes, Crafts, Party, Pets & Beauty

RECIPES

Wondermom Wannabe Cinnamon Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Stacey Homemaker Ginger Pumpkin Carrot Soup
For What It’s Worth Pumpkin Flavored Stuffed Jalapeño
Caroline’s Cooking Healthy Pumpkin Scones
Life With Lorelai Pumpkin Pie Cocktail
Sweet Sensations Cranberry Apple Pumpkin Bundt
Intelligent Domestications Classic Pumpkin Pie
www.OatandSesame.com Pumpkin Black Bean Chili
Julie is Coco and Cocoa Pumpkin Spice Scones
An Alli Event Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes
Home Maid Simple Chocolate Pumpkin Fudge Bundt Cake
Noreen’s Kitchen Pumpkin Crunch Pie
Creative Southern Home Pumpkin Chip Cookies
Totally Tailgates Pumpkin Spice Muffins
For The Mommas Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Dip
My Big Fat Happy Life Frozen Pumpkin Pie Hot Chocolate
Little Blog in the Country 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies
Morgan Manages Mommyhood Pumpkin Spice Candied Pepitas
Being Tazim Chai Spice Pumpkin Cinnamon Buns
Creative Cynchronicity Pumpkin Hummus
Kitchen Concoctions Pumpkin Pie Popsicles
MamaPlusOne Pumpkin Pie Egg Rolls
The TipToe Fairy Pumpkin Cheesecake Braid
Beyond Mommying Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins
Bullock’s Buzz Pumpkin Gingerbread with Spiced Glaze
Broken Teepee Pumpkin Cheesecake w/ Bourboned Pears & Salted Caramel
Kori at Home Baked Maple Glazed Pumpkin Spice Donuts
Joy’s Life Homemade Pumpkin Dog Biscuits
Diana Rambles Dutch Oven Pumpkin Pie Cake
To & Fro Apple Pumpkin Baby Cookie Recipe
Basic N Delicious Pumpkin Rolls
Rebecca Lately Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

CRAFTS

Ava’s Alphabet Tissue Paper Pom Pumpkins
Third Stop on the Right Garden Scene Pumpkin
Happy Go Lucky Pumpkin Flower Arrangements
Scrappy Geek Halloween Jack O Lanterns
Real Girl’s Realm DIY Pumpkin Clock
a paper arrow How to Use Pumpkins to Decorate at Home
C’mon Get Crafty Fall Decor with Pumpkins
Love Jaime Crafting with Pumpkins

Party

Polka Dotted Blue Jay Red and Orange Fall Dessert Tablescape

Pets

Girl in Betsey Take Your Dog to the Pumpkin Patch
Joy’s Life Homemade Pumpkin Dog Biscuits

Beauty

The Bandit Lifestyle DIY Pumpkin Body Scrub

Can you believe all these incredible Pumpkin posts? Bookmark this page so you can come back and try out all the recipes, crafts, and activities with you and your family!

Check back next month when Social Fabric features posts with a cranberry theme. You can always search the hashtag #SoFabSeasons to find more of what you’re looking for!

 

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