Peanut Butter M&M Cookies

Peanut Butter M&M Cookies

Peanut Butter M&M Cookies, basically the best M&M cookie recipe there is. Trust me. Is there anything better than a classic chocolate chip cookie? Warm, ooey, gooey and oh-so-tempting right out of your own kitchen? You might think there isn’t anything better, but you would be wrong. There is nothing better… until you have tried THIS RECIPE. ūüėČ Our classic cookie base is kicked up a notch with the addition of peanut butter. Now, I know what you’re thinking, these will be overwhelmingly peanut butter-y. But they aren’t! The peanut butter in this cookie batter is light and subtle and just gives it that extra oomph. Plus, with that peanut butter addition to this M&M cookie recipe makes these cookies not over sweet. I know! A cookie with M&M’s and chocolate chips not being overly sweet? It just works. A touch of that salty peanut butter is divine in these cookies! Some of my best childhood memories revolve around a kitchen. I think a lot of people grow up with a sweet spot in their heart for home baked cookies like these! This m&m cookies recipe from scratch will brighten up anyone’s day and it’s the perfect recipe to get your little ones helping out in the kitchen! Believe me, they will take this memory with them throughout their whole life. So, get those kiddos involved and bake up a batch! I think the perfect job for your little one is to add the additional M&Ms and chocolate chips to the tops of the cookies right before baking to make them extra pretty, I know they love to decorate!...
Rhubarb Tart

Rhubarb Tart

Rhubarb Tart, a beautiful, ombre tart that is slightly sweet, slightly¬†tart but oh so decadent! Hmmmm, is there anything better than a little afternoon treat with a warm coffee? I think not! This tends to be one of my favorite times of the day. I always take a break in the afternoon to just reflect on the day, get organized and reset. This rhubarb tart recipe has been my little sweet treat on more than one occasion! You could really call this an almond tart or macadamia tart because those are two prominent ingredients! The rhubarb is similar to a granny smith apple, tart and slightly sweet. The filling is sweetened with honey and a touch of vanilla really sets it off. I’d like to say this rhubarb tart recipe is kind of like a chewy cookie bar! The filling is slightly custardy, rich, and decadent from those macadamia nuts, yum!! I really like to arrange my rhubarb slices so it looks like a beautiful ombre rainbow! Talk about a show-stopper! I truly hope you make this tart! It is so delicious and I know you will impress lots of friends with this one! For even more yummy recipes please visit my blog, This Silly Girl’s Kitchen! See you there! Print Rhubarb tart Ingredients 90 grams of macadamia nuts about 1 Cup 2 tablespoons almond flour Pinch of salt 3 tablespoons coconut oil melted 6 tablespoons of honey 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ¬Ĺ pound rhubarb Instructions Before making the tart, you need to pre-bake your crust in a 9-inch tart pan. I suggest using this one from...
Kale-ribbean Breeze Recipe

Kale-ribbean Breeze Recipe

If you haven’t guessed by now, I’m a fan of creating my own Jamba Juice recipes. ¬†With a blend of mango, banana, and kale, this Jamba Juice Kale-ribbean breeze recipe will provide both your mouth and body with a creamy, citrusy nutritious boost. I recently moved to Austin, Texas and have loved spending my warm summer days by the pool with my family. ¬†I wasn’t sure what to expect since friends and family warned me about the brutality of the Texas sun. However, it’s been quite enjoyable! ¬†Maybe it’s been the pool OR maybe it’s been because we have daily smoothies to combat the heat. I have two small kiddos and any mom with young kids understands the constant worry over getting enough veggies and the proper nutrients into their cute little bellies. Finding, creating, and feeding our kids healthy options can feel like a full-time job! This is one of the many many reasons I’m in love with my Vitamix. ¬†That powerful blender can blend anything into pure creaminess! ¬†My kids get most of their vegetables in smoothies such as this Kale-ribbean Breeze copycat recipe. Want to find an affordable Vitamix? ¬†Purchase a refurbished¬†Vitamix on Amazon (affiliate link).¬†¬†¬† Since kale is a pretty tough little green vegetable, make sure to remove the stem and only use the leaves in the smoothie. ¬†Also, I’m a BIG advocate for properly washing your fruits and vegetables. ¬†I’ve tried numerous of vegetable washes, but I always keep coming back to my most favorite…. FIT vegetable wash. ¬†You will tangibly feel the waxes and dirt wash off your produce. ¬†It’s SO worth the...
Grilled Peaches Balsamic

Grilled Peaches Balsamic

This recipe for grilled peaches makes for a quick, yet rather impressive breakfast meal. And I say breakfast, but I could eat these all day.     The good thing about this is that you don’t always need the juiciest and sweetest peaches. I actually prefer the firmer ones because they soften up as you cook them. Start by grilling some yellow peaches.¬†If you don’t have a grill, you can always use a skillet over medium-low heat and cook the peaches for 10 minutes or so.     While the peaches cook, make the sauce. This maple balsamic reduction may sound fancy-schmancy but it’s the easiest thing you’ll ever cook. And a great recipe to have under your sleeve.     Throw some balsamic and maple syrup in a small sauce pan, bring to a boil and then reduce the heat and let it simmer for 10 minutes until it’s thickened.     You can put this on everything, not just on ¬†grilled balsamic peaches. For a savory dish option, reduce the amount of maple syrup and up the amount of balsamic and drizzle over crusty bread topped with roasted vegetables. Throw a dollop of ricotta on top of the grilled peaches and drizzle with a maple balsamic vinegar reduction and you will wow your guests and most likely yourself as well!       For an even bigger wow factor, make the ricotta from scratch. You can make it a couple days ahead. There‚Äôs nothing quite like homemade ricotta. The flavor is unlike anything you will find packaged at a store and the best part is, you can...
Aloha Pineapple

Aloha Pineapple

I cannot believe summer is over?!?! Well, it feels like the end since I’m preparing to send my first child to Kindergarten on Wednesday. ¬†How can my sweet little 7 lbs 9 oz baby girl born the-quickest-five-years-of-my-life ago be going to Kindergarten? Please tell me I’m not the only mama out there struggling with the mixed emotions related to sending their first to Kindergarten. Yes, she is SO ready and SO excited BUT all-day Kindergarten? ¬†She’ll be at school and away from her family most of the day AND who knows what she’ll be exposed to. ¬†Oh, my mommy-heart is going to break a little when I drop her off on the first day. I’m walking into a whole new world. ¬†School schedules, teacher conferences, packed school lunches, homework (do they give homework in Kindergarten?), and I’m sure lots of grumpy days ahead of adjusting to an earlier wake-up time (probably more from me than my daughter). ¬†This is where I need to up my organization game. I’m already excited about adding some of my fun, healthy lunch options like my Apple Fruit Sandwiches to her lunchbox.¬†Oh, quick sidebar… I found this awesome insulated lunchbox along with these slim lunch ice packs if you’re searching for some great lunch boxes for your kids. Outside of packing her delicious lunches, I want to make sure my breakfasts for her are on point. ¬†I need my daughter confidently walking into her Kindergarten day with a belly full of nutrients. ¬†I strongly believe none of us can BE our best selves or DO our best work if we’re not treating our bodies...
Honey Peanut Butter Cookies

Honey Peanut Butter Cookies

Frequently, I get mistaken for someone who does not like dessert or sweet things because I’m healthy. ¬†I either try to convince them that I do very much like my dessert despite the ‘yeah right’ look in their eye or I just smile politely and think ‘if they only knew’. ¬†Why has the universe convinced¬†everyone that healthy eaters are poor deprived souls with an¬†anti-dessert movement? ¬†Tis not so. These Healthy Honey Peanut Butter Cookies would have anyone singing praises for desserts! By now, you should know my husband is my guinea pig. ¬†He knows it. ¬†I know it. ¬†It’s a mutual agreement!¬†¬†I thrive off the challenge of sneaking health into my recipes. ¬†I’m always plotting my next recipe with some hidden health benefit and hoping to¬†knock it out of the park on the very first try. To be honest, I usually have to bake¬†something a few times before¬†I hear the magical phrase, ‘babe… this is REALLY good!’ ¬†Not this time. ¬†As soon as my healthy honey peanut butter cookies were pulled from the oven, he downed at least 4. ¬†They are chewy, soft, sweet and nutty. ¬†Everything you dream a peanut butter cookie to be. I really love Bob’s Red Mill Whole Wheat Pastry Flour. ¬†I know, I know. ¬†I keep mentioning it. ¬†But have you tasted it’s fluffy goodness in my Banana Zucchini Muffins¬†or¬†Morning Glory Muffins?¬†I’m not getting paid for my opinion… I seriously just love the flour. ¬†It’s finely ground whole wheat flour which results in light, fluffy baked goods. I actually got the idea for this healthy peanut butter cookie recipe from the back of the...

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