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Butterfinger Peanut Butter Creme Oreo truffles made from crushed Oreos (with peanut butter creme filling) and crushed Butterfinger candy mixed in with softened cream cheese, coated in white almond bark.   Delicious little Oreo balls that are easy to make at home, and are very popular with kids and adults alike!

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I’ve always wanted to make Oreo truffles, and this was my very first try. The truffles turned out quite well: they looked gorgeous, did not fall apart, the almond bark coating process went smoothly. Which just shows how easy it is to make these cake balls.

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Grinding the Oreos and then Butterfinger candy and mixing it all in with softened cream cheese is the easiest part of the recipe. The more challenging portion is dipping the Oreo balls in melted white chocolate (or almond bark) to create a beautiful coating. To ensure easy coating process, I definitely recommend using the easy-to-handle almond bark baking bar that can be easily found at Walmart. It melts well, doesn’t seize as easily as regular white chocolate, and it stays nice and melty while you’re coating the truffles. [click to continue…]

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strawberry quinoa salad, spinach salad, homemade salad dressing

Strawberry, quinoa, spinach and cashew salad with a homemade honey-mustard balsamic vinegar dressing. It’s a delicious Summer salad, made with healthy, clean, whole food ingredients!

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This salad is vegetarian, gluten free, grain free, and dairy free! If you remove quinoa, it becomes paleo-friendly, too – a perfect lunch, dinner or snack for devoted cross-fitters. :)

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Nutella recipes easy, easy crepes, nutella crepes, peanut butter crepes

Delicious crepes stuffed with peanut butter, Nutella and topped with strawberries in syrup. If you love chocolate and peanut butter – you’ll love these!  Strawberries are soaked in sugar for 30 minutes to make them sweeter, softer, and more flavorful. You don’t even have to stuff these crepes with strawberries to the brim, just add a couple of strawberries inside the crepe, and then sprinkle it with powdered sugar like this:

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To assemble, spread Nutella over one half of the crepe (or in the center of it), then add swirls of peanut butter:

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Add strawberries: [click to continue…]

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strawberry desserts, banana bread breakfast, summer recipes

Strawberry banana bread muffins – I made these recently because I had too many strawberries and needed a delicious and easy recipe to use them up. I reincarnated my favorite, time-tested banana bread recipe to make it into muffins, and it worked perfectly!

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They came out delicious. A favorite family breakfast! For 12 muffins I used only 1/3 cup butter and 1/3 cup Greek yogurt, which creates a nice, rich texture, and makes these muffins healthier and lower in saturated fats.

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Because strawberries tend to make desserts very moist, I like to store these muffins covered and refrigerated. When refrigerated, these can last 2 weeks and still taste fresh like you just made them. [click to continue…]

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peanut salad dressing, Asian salad, cucumber salad, fresh vegetable salad, spicy peanut dressing

This crunchy Asian salad with peanut dressing is amazingly tasty, colorful and refreshing, with a lot of crunch and flavor! Lots of vegetables: spinach, cucumbers, red bell pepper, carrots, sugar snap peas – all tossed in a delicious, homemade peanut dressing, and topped with toasted peanuts and sesame seeds. The salad dressing is both sweet and sour, and very creamy! [click to continue…]

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Southwestern salsa, breakfast eggs, savory crepes, eggs and beans, corn, black beans

A delicious way to have a light and skinny and yet filling breakfast is to make some thin crepes and fill them with homemade Southwestern salsa, and then top with an egg! You get a little bit of everything in this recipe: some carbs, protein, lots of fiber, vegetables. This breakfast is low in fat and calories, and yet is very filling thanks to all the fiber and the egg!
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blueberry coffee cake, blueberry buttermilk cake, blueberry cake recipes, blueberry desserts, springform cake recipe, springform desserts

Delicious blueberry Greek yogurt cake made in a springform baking pan. I love using Greek yogurt in baking, as it gives a richer texture to the cake batter.

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You can use either a 9×3 springform pan (like I did) or a 9 inch round cake pan. The cake comes out just of the right height (not too short and not too tall), with the texture resembling clafoutis. Keep in mind it’s not an overly tall cake – but that’s how it’s supposed to be!  Very soft and moist from Greek yogurt and the berries. [click to continue…]

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simple peanut butter cookies, best peanut butter cookies

These are truly the best peanut butter cookies I’ve ever tried! It’s not only my opinion – everybody around me loves them too and asks for a recipe! I’ve posted about these cookies last year, and here I am writing about them again!

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The cookies have a perfect brownie-like texture: both chewy and soft at the same time. [click to continue…]

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Nutella crepes, chocolate crepes, strawberry crepes, berry desserts, berry pancakes

Strawberry and Nutella crepes – a simple and delicious dessert for chocolate lovers! It also makes a delicious breakfast! Just spread a little bit of Nutella over one half of the crepe:

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Then, add some sliced strawberries: [click to continue…]

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I made these strawberry cream cheese cookies two days ago, and they are AMAZING! They taste like a strawberry cake but in a cookie form! Thanks to the cream cheese and the strawberries, the texture is very soft!

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My husband says these are some of the most delicious cookies I’ve ever made, and he has already eaten quite a few of them!

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Because the cookies are soft, they are best kept refrigerated in an airtight container. Not only will this preserve them longer, it will also keep these soft cookies intact and keep the strawberries taste fresh! [click to continue…]

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