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Easy Chocolate Macarons

You know what’s terrifying? Making your own macarons. The delicate french confection is crisp and light, yet soft and fluffy. It has a soft filling that somehow manages to be sweet but also delicate and flavourful. Macarons are baking perfection, and for far too long I was terrified to make them. As a self taught home cook, I couldn’t even imagine where to begin. Are they more like meringues? Whoopie pies? Cookies? Cakes? Tarts? What’s my starting point? Making them even more intimidating, I found tons of recipes online that were incredibly intense with tons of steps and techniques that I had never heard of. I tried my hand at a few batches and finally stumbled onto a Nutella macaron recipe that used techniques I understood and ingredients I could buy at a local grocery store. I had to modify things a bit for the average home cook (ie. turning weighted ingredients to cups and tsps) and shift some ingredients and steps around. But finally, after many attempts and failures, I’m happy to share a macaron recipe that ANY home cook can make. I broke this recipe down as much as possible to make it simple. I tried to think […]

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Banana Blueberries and Brown Sugar
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Banana and Brown Sugar Overnight Oats

Banana and Brown Sugar Overnight Oats are just sweet enough, natural, healthy and will help you start your day with a boost of energy. Oats come with a ton of health benefits including boosting your immune system, stabilizing blood sugar and helping to increase your appetite-controlling hormones (keeping you fuller longer!).

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Chocolate Oreo Truffles
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Quick and easy Chocolate Oreo Truffles

Oreo Truffles can be made in 15 minutes and can be stored in the fridge for three days. They’re my go-to for office potlucks and parties since they can be made the night before and avoid common allergens. Oreo Truffles are soft and delicious, sweet and smooth and will have eaters asking for your recipe (but you’ll tell them it’s a secret).

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