Sweet Spicy Monkey Boba Tea

You’re going to love this Sweet Spicy Monkey Boba Tea! It’s a fun & refreshing ice tea drink made with Adagio Tea’s signature blend, Sweet Spicy Monkey, freshly squeezed orange juice, tapioca pearls, honey, and vanilla.I’m so happy to be sharing this Sweet Spicy Monkey Boba Tea recipe with y’all. For starters, the tea is my blog’s namesake, Sweet Spicy Monkey. And this recipe is so fun! Not just fun to make, but fun to drink too!I came across Adagio Teas after searching for my blog on Google (like you have never done such a thing). Don’t be judging.Anyways, Sweet Spicy Monkey tea popped up during my search. And me being the curious type, I clicked to see what it was all about.Come to find out, one of Adagio Tea’s customers, a Tabatha Bell, created a blend of tea which she named, Sweet Spicy Monkey....more

Caramel Apple Overnight Oats

Caramel Apple Overnight Oats is the perfect breakfast for mornings when you know you need to get out the door and on your way. Just heat them up in the morning and enjoy as you ride to work or once you get to work. It’s a deliciously healthy and nutritious way to start your day. I was finally able to take a few photos of my scrumptious Caramel Apple Overnight Oats before I devoured it this morning. Ever since I made my Salted Caramel Fruit Sauce, I’ve been making this for breakfast.I’m loving caramel!And to be able to add it to my breakfast, makes me one happy girl!Who wouldn’t love this for breakfast? Caramel mixed with oats, cinnamon, apple pie spice, walnuts, and Granny Smith apples to make this healthy, nutritious breakfast that keeps you going until lunch....more

Butterfinger Donuts

These Butterfinger Donuts will satisfy your craving for Butterfinger candy bars, while keeping it good for you. There is no added sugar in the batter or glaze and they’re gluten-free. I’m so excited to share this recipe for Butterfinger Donuts with you today!If you follow me on Instagram, I posted a photo of these donuts last month when I first made them. Unfortunately, they had to go back into the test kitchen since I wasn’t satisfied with the recipe.Then I had other things come along, having to put this recipe on hold. Until yesterday, when I finally had a chance to play in the kitchen.I’m so happy with how they came out too, because just like the Butterfinger candy bar, these donuts have a caramel peanut butter flavor with a chocolate glaze and little pieces of Butterfinger candy sprinkled over the tops....more

Summer Fruit Panzanella & Chateau Elan Wine Tour

This recipe for Summer Fruit Panzanella uses Chateau Elan’s Muscadry Rose in a sweetened wine reduction that is drizzled over a blend of summer’s sweetest fruits like peaches, nectarines, blackberries, cantaloupe, strawberries, and muscadine grapes with fresh mint leaves and tossed with pieces of cinnamon coated cake.Every day I drive by Chateau Elan when I go to and from work, which has been for the last 12 years since I’ve lived in Georgia, yet I’ve never been there.So last week while I was on vacation, I finally got a chance to visit Chateau Elan’s Winery in Braselton, Georgia.My first visit (yes, I went back that week for a Spa visit too) was a wine tasting tour set up by Emily....more
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Pumpkin Spice Granola

All the flavors of Fall come together in this homemade Pumpkin Spice Granola. If you embraced your pumpkin cravings earlier this week with my Pumpkin Caramel Chia Pudding Parfait, then you’ll be loving today’s recipe, Pumpkin Spice Granola.And if you haven’t embraced your pumpkin craving just yet, then today is your day.There’s nothing better than homemade granola. It’s easy, versatile (as you can add whatever you want), it’s healthy, and delicious. And with the rising cost of granola in the stores (about $7.00 for a small 12 ounce bag), it’s cheaper to make your own. Not to mention, you know every ingredient that goes into it. That’s the part I like best....more

Pumpkin Caramel Chia Pudding Parfait

Pumpkin and caramel come together in this creamy Pumpkin Caramel Chia Pudding Parfait. A delicious, guilt-free parfait that captures the essence of Fall, while also remaining dairy-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and vegan. The pumpkin bug has bit me! I don’t know when, but I think it was after I made my vegan Date Caramel Sauce. It just got me in the mood for Fall recipes.And since then, I’ve been craving pumpkin. I even had a pumpkin smoothie this morning! So don’t be hating me for this recipe, I can’t help myself.I really don’t think you’ll be hating me anyways, not after you try this Pumpkin Caramel Chia Pudding Parfait because it reminds you of Fall, with its cooler days and pumpkin spices. Something I’m looking forward to after this hot, dry summer!...more

Fresh Veggie Spring Rolls

If you love to eat with your fingers, then you’re going to love these Fresh Veggie Spring Rolls! They’re an easy, light & healthy meal served with peanut or spicy ginger dipping sauce.I’m currently crushing on these Fresh Veggie Spring Rolls!They’re chock full of Bok Choy, baby corns, Napa cabbage, sprouts, carrots, sweet peppers, cucumber, snow peas, and red cabbage. I also added peppermint leaves and Thai basil leaves from my garden.All this healthy goodness wrapped in delicate rice papers makes for one yummy bite. But that’s not where the yumminess ends because you dip them in peanut or a spicy ginger sauce....more

Blueberry Granola Crisp

I love summer fruits! The strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, and all the tropical fruits that are just too many to list! You get the jest, I love all summer fruits!But I especially love blueberries! I even have two small blueberry bushes, although they haven’t really produced much yet. This year, one bush produced berries, but they were sour.The other bush didn’t produce any, which surprised me because last year it had lots ofsweet berries. Maybe next year both will be sweet and plentiful!...more

Wild Strawberry Ice Tea Popsicles

Enjoy the goodness of sweet, fresh strawberries and keep cool this summer with these Wild Strawberry Ice Tea Popsicles. Easy to make and only two ingredients! I don’t know what it’s like where you live, but here in Georgia, the summer heat has been relentless. It’s been in the high 90’s with barely any rain. But that doesn’t stop the humidity from choking you when you step outside. And this weekend is supposed to be the hottest on record, reaching 106!As you can imagine, I’ve been trying my best to stay cool. Thank goodness you can’t see me right now, as I have my hair up in a turban because I’m deep conditioning it just to help me stay cool. I figured I might as well take advantage of the heat!I’ve also been catching up on some reading. The last book I read was “Everything We Keep” by Kerry Lonsdale. It’s a romance suspense type book and it kept my attention. Let’s just say, I read 13 chapters in one day! I definitely recommend this book....more

Homemade Healthy Fudgesicle Recipes

These fudgesicles will help you keep your cool this summer while still being healthy for you! Made with coconut milk, avocado or banana, Medjool dates and honey these fudgesicles will help you get beach ready!This week here in Georgia we have been seeing the high 90’s. This was today’s temperature on my porch…Ugh! And we're expecting more over the top temperatures this week....more