MONDAY MOOD BOARD: CHRISTMAS BAKING

CHRISTMAS BAKING Williams Sonoma Meri Meri ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Cupcake Decorating Kit • $12.95 Wayfair Pine Forest Bundt Pan • $27.99 Baked Sur La Table Holiday Gingerbread Cookie Mix • $8.36 Wilton Baker’s Best 3-Piece Bake and Cool Set • $9.99 Williams Sonoma ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Cookie Cutter Set • $19.96 Cuisinart Measuring Cups (Set of 4) • $20 Williams Sonoma Snowflake Rolling Pin • $19.96 Kitchenaid Artisan Stand Mixer • $1,114 Williams Sonoma Giant Tree…
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RECIPE: AFFOGATO AL CAFE

A few days ago while browsing through Pinterest I found a dessert recipe that combines two of my favorite things coffee and ice cream. It is so easy, delicious and perfect after a fulfilling meal or a daily indulgence. Affogato al Cafe Serves 1 Put a few scoops of best-quality vanilla ice cream (though you could also use chocolate ice cream) in a bowl, sundae dish or cappuccino cup. Pour over a shot of freshly made espresso and serve immediately. You could also…
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COCKTAIL RECIPE: MOJITOS

Mojitos are the ultimate summer cocktail and one of my favorite. They are relatively easy to make and I like making them at home, especially since I planted a pot of mint. Cheers gals! Το mojito είναι το απόλυτο καλοκαιρινό κοκτέιλ και ένα από τα αγαπημένα μου. Είναι σχετικά εύκολο να το φτιάξει κανείς στο σπίτι. Προσωπικά από τότε που φύτεψα μία γλάστρα δυόσμο έχω δικαιολογία να το φτιάχνω ακόμη πιο συχνά. Cheers gals! illustration source: Pinterest Κράτα το
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RED, WHITE & BLUE | EIGHT FOURTH OF JULY INSPIRED DESSERT RECIPES

Even though I am not an American, I know that many of you will be celebrating the 4th of July with friends & family. I have been invited in a 4th of July celebration a few years back & I still remember to this day the desserts that were served. They were all red, white and blue inspired from the colors of the American flag. I decided to collect some of the 4th of July inspired desserts that caught my…
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FIVE MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH RECIPES

Mother’s Day is a special day! It’s a nice opportunity to celebrate your mom, yourself and other moms in your life. And what better way to celebrate other than hosting a Sunday brunch. My mom enjoys having brunch and actually, it’s a mother-daughter thing for us. I am sure she will love the whole idea of indulging in her favorite meal with good company. Moreover, it is my way of thanking her for all she does for me. Below, I…
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A NUTRITION & LIFESTYLE CONSULTATION WITH LIFE ESSENCE

Losing weight and obtaining a healthy lifestyle isn’t a piece of cake, at least for me. The truth is that I struggle almost all my life with my weight trying now and then to lose the extra pounds. I have succeeded many times but in the end, I got them back. The truth is that I love food and especially sweets and with my thyroid condition, the problem only gets worse. In the past, I have sought advice from nutritionists…
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FIVE TEQUILA COCKTAIL RECIPES FOR CINCO DE MAYO

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Every chance for a celebration is good in my books especially if it involves tequila and Mexican food. You might wonder what is Cinco de Mayo, well according to our friends in Wikipedia, it commemorates the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza. You might be surprised to learn that Cinco de Mayo is actually celebrated more in the United…
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TEN DELICIOUS STRAWBERRY DESSERT RECIPES

Every season is special but spring has a certain appeal. The days are longer, the air is warm but not hot and unbearable, like in the summer. You can enjoy the beautiful sunny morning and afternoons with long walks and days spent at the beach. There is numerous fresh produce from the local markets to finally make all the recipes you have been pinning on Pinterest. Strawberries are my favorite spring fruit. I eat them as a healthy snack –…
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