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Food / 100 Healthy Snack Ideas to help you reach your weight loss goals! (Also includes printable version so you can put it on your fridge to remind you) Common Ingredient Substitutions Article. Easy Vanilla Bean Buttercream. Since posting my last couple of cakes (see Tinkerbell and Super Mario Brothers), I have received a number of comments and emails from readers asking what types of recipes, fillings and frostings I use for the cakes.

Easy Vanilla Bean Buttercream

It really all depends on what the person asks for, so I thought I would start by sharing one of the most raved-about fillings I use. This is the standard vanilla buttercream I use when someone requests a simple buttercream filling for a cake, and it always gets insanely rave reviews. It couldn’t be easier to make – it takes less than 10 minutes – and is absolutely delicious. Not only is it great as a filling, but if you need a frosting for cupcakes, this is perfect for both vanilla and chocolate cupcakes. Buttery, sweet, light and fluffy – everything the best buttercream should be (and maybe more). Heavy Cream Substitute. Homemade Lemon Cheesecake Whitening Face Mask. Homemade Facewash — The Oil Cleansing Method. A few months ago, I decided I wanted to try homemade cleaning and beauty products.

Homemade Facewash — The Oil Cleansing Method

I started small, by replacing a few of my cleaning products with vinegar {I’ll talk more about this later}. Then I started using vinegar and safety pins as an alternative to fabric softener. However, the one homemade product I’m most excited about is my homemade face wash. The Oil Cleansing Method Yup, we’re washing our face with oil — which I know sounds absolutely ridiculous. I did a bit of research and found that traditional cleansers strip skin of its natural oils, leaving it tight and dry {which is why I had to slather lotion on my face at least 4 times a day}. However, the oil cleansing method uses caster oil to cleans the skin, and sunflower oil or olive oil to moisturize the skin; resulting in soft, glowing skin without the need for extra lotions or products. The Oil-Cleansing Method — Simple Mom.

French Vanilla Coffee Creamer. Please check out the updated version of this coffee creamer with more than 2 dozen flavors you can make yourself, and some great hints & tips!

French Vanilla Coffee Creamer

Coffee is my best friend in the mornings. Sometimes it is even my best friend in the afternoon. Pennies on a Platter » Serving tasty recipes into your home.


Green Smoothie for Weight Loss? One of my absolute favorite things is a Green Smoothie.

Green Smoothie for Weight Loss?

It’s a fast, easy, and delicious way to get a big dose of vitamins and minerals, plus it tastes FANTASTIC!! Don’t let the color’s fool you!! It is sweet and filling – even the kids love it!! They love to name it the “Monster Smoothie” or “Shreck Smoothie” or some other fun name but believe me, kids go crazy for it!! And it’s a great way to sneak in some powerful green nutrition into their diet. It’s super fast to make and a great breakfast or snack option, especially for people on the go and those looking to lose weight. This recipe is super simple. 1-2 bananas1/2 cup frozen peaches1/2 cup frozen mangoa couple handfuls of spinachwater Add just enough water to blend and enjoy, that’s it! I’ve have clients who have literally changed their lives just by adding Green Smoothies into their routine.

You can see all of my delicious smoothie recipes here. Green Smoothie FAQ: People always ask me what kind of blender I use and recommend.