Raves, Skinny Kitchen

Pumpkin Bars!

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Ingredients

  •                     2 cups white sugar
  •                     1/2 cup vegetable oil
  •                     1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
  •                     4 eggs, beaten
  •                     2 cups buttermilk baking mix
  •                     2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  •                     1/3 cup butter, softened
  •                     1 tablespoon milk
  •                     1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  •                     2 cups confectioners’ sugar

DIRECTIONS:

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 10×15 inch jellyroll pan.

2.  Beat together the sugar, oil, pumpkin and eggs. Stir in baking mix, cinnamon and raisins; pour into prepared pan.

  1.  Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean; allow to cool.
  2. Prepare the frosting by beating together the cream cheese, 1/3 cup butter, milk, vanilla and powdered sugar. Spread frosting evenly over cake and cut into bars.

                            Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving  Calories:                            116                            | Total Fat:                            4.5g                            | Cholesterol:                            22mg

Skinny Kitchen

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Spread!

Totally found this on Pinterest.com! Oh my gosh! Fall is almost here and I say it can’t come soon enough. This is a perfect snack for anytime or anywhere though. But I mean come on pumpkin cream cheese spread? AMAZING!

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese:

Pumpkin cream cheese for fall:  8oz cream cheese, ½ cup canned pumpkin, 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice, 1 tsp vanilla, 2 Tbs brown sugar, dash of salt

Skinny Kitchen

No-Bake Coconut Cream Cheesecake

If you love coconut and cheese cake this will be a great recipe for you! This would be great for a party or when close friends come over for a dinner. The best part is that it is a no bake recipe for you to try out as the summer ends. So have fun trying out this simple recipe!

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INGREDIENTS:

Put cream cheese, virgin coconut oil, and coconut cream concentrate in medium mixing bowl and set in a warm place to soften.

In a separate bowl, add the tablespoon of warm water and about a quarter of the heavy cream to the coconut to moisten.

Once everything has softened, beat the cream cheese mixture and gradually mix in the sweetener, salt and vanilla extract. When well mixed gradually beat in remaining heavy cream, then the moistened coconut. Beat mixture until light and fluffy.

Crust: Sprinkle about 1 generous tablespoon of the chopped nuts over the bottom of each of three 8 oz plastic deli containers, 8×8 baking dish or other containers of your choice.

Spoon cream cheese filling into prepared containers.  Sprinkle a bit of flaked coconut on top to decorate. Cover and refrigerate until firm. Each cheesecake makes about four average servings or 2 to 3 larger ones. Enjoy!

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Coconut whipped cream (All natural)

Yum, yum, yum. I love whipped cream so much! It’s great on fruit, ice cream, cakes, cupcakes and pretty much anything! This is a light healthy whipped cream that is all natural and you know what’s going in it. I love to put this kinda whipped cream on top of a chocolate cake to balance out the sweetness, it is great also with angel food cake and fruit. This is so much fun to make and REALLY easy as well. You can make this as a dip for a party with fruit as dippers, talk about yum! Here is the recipe! photos from Pinterest.com

Coconut Whipped Cream

(Makes 2 cups)

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Two 8 ounce cans coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup organic powdered sugar

DIRECTIONS:

1. Store cans of high-fat coconut milk in the fridge at least 8 hours before use. Once chilled, open the cans, making sure not to tilt them over. Remove the lid and scrape the top later of the cocnut fat from the milk layer. Place the coconut fat into a stand mixer or use a fork/wisk. Beat on low speed for 20 seconds, gradually add the powdered sugar and whip together quickly for 15 seconds. The mixture will be lumpy

2. Place in the fridge to firm for 1 hour, whip with a large whisk until the lumps are removed. Serve right away. (Last in fridge for about a week, or longer if you freeze some.)

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RAVE: Mochi Ice Cream

Mochi ice cream is a small, round dessert ball consisting of a soft, pounded sticky rice cake (mochi) on the outside and an ice cream filling on the inside. It is then dusted with corn starch. It is known as a Japanese dessert. It is so delicious and different from other kinds of American treats. We usually find them at sushi places and are always pleased when we get them. We recently went to Trader Joe’s and found a huge selection of mochi in all different kinds of flavors and the best part they were all natural. So, if you like ice cream and gummy candy I think you will enjoy this light treat.This is our rave of the summer because it’s so light, creamy and fun for a summer treat!

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Inspiration, Raves

Bodycology – LOVE

One of my favorite body lotions is most def Bodycology! Oh my word the smells they have are divine and the creamy texture is amazing. They have so many different scents that are so true to the scent they call it. My current FAVORITE is their newest scent called “Cloud nine” oh my word, this stuff smells like a bit of heaven. It’s packed with moisturizing Aloe Vera, Shea Butter and Nourishing Vitamins E & C. Not to mention the PACKAGING is the most adorable thing I have ever seen, it’s so perfect for summer. I found a full size bottle of it at Target and got it because it makes your skin feel so soft and hydrated. This is the best lotion to put all over your body like right after you exfoliate your whole body just before bed. Simply amazing, you guys have to try it out! They have small sample sizes at Target for like $1.49. There’s a melon smell that is also way too amazing to be lotion!

What they say:

Smooth over skin, giving special care to dry or rough areas such as hands, elbows, knees and heels – for softening that feels like blissful indulgence

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