Vegan Chocolate Ganache (Just two ingredients!)

I can't tell you how many times I've made this easy vegan chocolate ganache. Here's a secret...sometimes I literally just make this and eat it and you bet I lick that bowl every time. It's a great easy recipe to have up your sleeve when you need it. Perfect for decorating all sorts of confections and a great replacement for hot fudge on sundaes. Vegan Chocolate Ganache: Ingredients All you need for this ganache is vegan dark chocolate chips and a plant based milk. My favorite chocolate for baking is Enjoy Life. In my opinion, the best plant based milk…

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All Things Valentine’s Day

Here's a roundup of all the best food, crafts, and books for you to enjoy with your significant other this Valentine's Day!  Featured Ooey Gooey Cinnamon BunsFun to make together and even more so to eat!RecipeDIY Book Page Heart GarlandA cute, easy family craft to decorate your house for Valentine's Day!Get CraftingChocolate Lava Cakes for TwoTwo single serving cakes filled with chocolatey goodness, perfect for the day of love!RecipeBook Page Paper RosesMake your loved one a beautiful bouquet that will never die!Start CraftingBlueberry Galette For TwoThe perfect size for a couple, this easy blueberry galette is the perfect satisfying dessert.…

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Book Page Heart Garland — Book Paper Chain

This book page garland is the perfect easy craft to spice up your home for Valentine's Day. It's great to do with kids too! Made with twine and book pages, this heart garland has some rustic flare to it. Let's get crafting! Craft along to my Youtube video linked below. And don't forget to print out the heart template to trace your hearts! Book Page Heart Garland: Supplies There's only a few supplies you need for this craft: Old Book Pages Twine or String Heart Template on Cardstock (PDF Link below) Scissors Hole Punch If you don't have twine or…

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Easy Hummus Recipe (Only 6 ingredients!)

Hummus is very much a staple in my house. My husband and I eat it all the time. I'll admit most of the time it's store bought (that Trader Joe's Spicy Hummus...YUM), but when I do make the time for this fresh easy hummus at home, it's ridiculously better than hummus from the store. With a taste that can't compete with store bought hummus, your friends and family will love you forever if you bring this to your next backyard party or hangout. Easy Hummus Ingredients Canned Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans) Tahini Garlic Salt Lemon Juice Water (or aquafaba) That's all…

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Best Contemporary Romances

I am a sucker for these modern rom com novels. Contemporary romance is the genre I go to when I want something easy, fun and heartwarming to read.  This list ranges from gentle heart warming reads to steamy romances, so take your pic and happy reading! Previous Next Best Contemporary Romance The Wedding Party, by Jasmine Guillory  4/5 Find on Goodreads Jasmine Guillory is your go to girl for contemporary multi-racial romances! This book is the most recent I've read from her. Like a lot of novels in this genre, her characters in every novel are all part of…

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Mushroom Lentil Soup

It's always good to have a few good soups in rotation for the winter on those especially cold days. This hearty mushroom lentil soup is sure to warm you up and fill you up! This recipe is adapted from an old cookbook my mom has, What to Eat When You Can't Eat Anything. We call it yum yum soup because it is so darn yummy! Mushroom Lentil Soup: Ingredients With only 10 ingredients, you won't have to pull your whole pantry out for this one. Most ingredients, you might already have on hand too! Onion Carrots Garlic Rosemary Parsley Red…

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Best Books of 2021: List of Lists

There are so many "best of" lists out there, I thought I would put them all into one article for this list of lists, best books of 2021! It's interesting to see the overlap between the lists and what books pop up on some lists and not others. Check them out for yourself and tell me your favorites!  Best Books of 2021 Lists 1. Book Riot A well known blog of all things related to books! A trusted source for book recommendations. 2. The New Yorker A trusted magazine for over 90 years, they released their book recommendations for the…

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My Favorite Books of 2021

Everyone came out with their "best of" lists, so I decided to write up my own list for my favorite books of 2021. This is based on what I read this year, so it's definitely not all inclusive.  I am including older titles that I first read this year and loved as well, so those are separate from the books published in 2021. Enjoy! Previous Next Published in... 2021 The Personal Librarian, by Marie Benedict & Victoria Christopher Murray  5/5 Find on Goodreads This novel is based off of and follows the real life story of J.P. Morgan's personal…

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Cranberry Orange Ginger Sparkling Drink

This cranberry orange ginger sparkling drink is so delicious and actually very good for you! There is no refined sugar or store bought juice to be seen anywhere near this drink. Besides it being yummy and festive, it's very healthy since the cranberries, ginger, and oranges help boost your immune system after all that extra holiday food this season. The cranberry juice part of this recipe is modified from @thejenjones recipe. I discovered her on TikTok and love every single plant-based recipe she posts. Also check out the benefits of cranberries, our favorite seasonal fruit! Cranberry Orange Ginger Drink: Ingredients…

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DIY Dried Orange Garland/Ornaments

A little late to the game here, but I saw all the dried orange garland videos on social media and just had to try this myself! Mine are more ornaments than garland, but I still love the way they look on my Christmas tree.  This is such an easy craft to spice up your holiday decor. They just take a little bit of time so aim to do it when you're home for most of the day. How Do I Dry My Oranges? After you slice up your oranges, you have to put them on a cookie sheet and bake…

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