PUMPKIN FRENCH TOAST

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Fall is officially upon us, and you know what that means: it's decorative gourd season motherfuckers! In that vein, how about trying this tasty pumpkin inspired breakfast. Mmm ... I can't think of anything better on a crisp autumn morning.


PUMPKIN FRENCH TOAST BAKE
via the minimalist baker

Make the night before for an easy, early-morning preparation.
Serves: 10

INGREDIENTS
  • 5 1/2 - 7 1/2 cups 1-inch bread cubes (I like challah)
  • 7 large eggs
  • 2 cups milk 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin BUTTER (or 1/2 cup pumpkin puree)
  • 3-4 tablespoons brown sugar for topping
  • nuts, like pecan or walnuts (optional)
METHOD
  1. Cut bread into 1-inch cubes. Just use enough slice to fill a lightly greased 9x13 baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla, pumpkin butter and pie spice until well combined. Pour over bread and push down with a spoon or your hands until it's all soaked and mostly covered. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. In the morning, preheat oven to 350 degrees, uncover and top with brown sugar, additional pumpkin pie spice and nuts (optional). Bake for 35-45 minutes or until golden brown and no longer wet.
  4. Serve immediately with maple syrup, honey or agave nectar. 
  5. Store leftovers in the refrigerator covered for up to four days.
NUTRITION INFORMATION
Serving size: 10 slices; per slice: 
Calories: 122 Fat: 4 g Carbohydrates: 13.7 g Sugar: 7.4 gSodium: 145 mg Fiber: 1.3 g Protein: 7.8 g


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Stay golden.

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coconut vanilla body butter

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

If you've been here before, then you know that I love my coconut oil - especially making things with said coconut oil (see 1 & 2 for starters). Something you might not know is that I also have a sweet spot for vanilla (get it? ha!). So when I found this recipe for coconut vanilla body butter I had to share.


Coconut Vanilla Body Butter
via my life at playtime
  • You only need a jar coconut oil, vanilla extract, and a container (or containers if you're making this for gifts or party favors)
  • Scoop the full jar of coconut oil into a stand mixer or mixing bowl
  • Mix on high (in a stand mixer or via a handheld) for 2-4 minutes, then add a capful of vanilla extract, be sure to scrape the sides of the bowl every now and then
  • Mix on high for another 2-4 minutes, scraping the sides as needed
  • The mix will be nice and fluffy when you're done, like a rich lotion 
  • Transfer to container(s)
  • You can even print cute little labels if you're so inclined
  • Enjoy!
NOTE: This will work with any extract or essential oil of your choice, peppermint or lavender maybe? Also, if you're making a large batch, use one capful of extract for every jar of coconut oil used. 

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Monday, September 29, 2014



Such a good reminder - when you're sure of yourself, there's no need to shout.

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You're welcome

Saturday, September 27, 2014


Hitchhiker's new music video: Eleven. Crazy and amazing. 
Enjoy!

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Emma Watson is my hero

Monday, September 22, 2014



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Cheers!

Friday, September 12, 2014

It may be September, but summer ain't over yet - there's still time for one last float.



Dark Chocolate Bourbon Cherry Soda Floats

INGREDIENTS:

  1. 1 pint of dark chocolate ice cream
  2. 4 ounces of bourbon
  3. 2 bottles of cherry soda
METHOD:
Fill glasses with ice cream.
Pour in 1-2 shots of bourbon (or lots more). 
Pour in soda. 
Drink. 
Enjoy!

They practically make themselves.

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