Beat The Winter Blues - My Favorite Findes

Welcome to the first Beat the Winter Blues Party!  Winter is a hard season for me but bloggin' changed that last year.  This is a fun two weeks of sharing fun things that make the gray skies easier to bear.  If you're interested in guest posting, email me, I have a few slots left!  Now on to my first guest...
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Hi, Domestic Deadline readers!  My name is Carrie, and I blog over at My Favorite Finds.  I blog about food, crafts, organizing, and parenting.  I have found my "inner crafter", and I enjoy sharing my ideas on my blog.  

Emily guest posted for me during my Blog Birthday Bash in December.  She gave my readers {and ME} some easy ideas for organizing your coat closet.    It inspired me to start getting into the small closets of our home and organizing them.  It's a job, but so worth it!  

I'm excited to be here today as part of her Beat The Winter Blues series.  Every week, I host Must Try Mondays, a weekly link party where you can share your favorite recipes.  As part of Emily's series, we decided to co host Must Try Mondays.  

If you have a recipe to link up, feel free to join us!

Welcome to Must Try Mondays!  This is a weekly link up party, where you can share your recipes that EVERYONE needs to try.  There isn't a theme, or a particular ingredient that I spotlight.....just link up whatever you have made and loved!  To keep it easy and fun for everyone, please do the following:

1.  Include a Must Try Monday button OR a text link back to My Favorite Finds.  Thank you!

2.  Please link directly to the recipe you are sharing.

3.  Please know that I appreciate you sharing your recipes here!  

4.  The linky is open from Monday through Sunday.

One Artsy Mama

Do you love eating cookie dough?  Or need a little something sweet in between meals or late afternoon?  

Or any time for that matter?  My answer is YES to all of those questions.  

But....eating cookie dough isn't exactly healthy, and chocolate bars and cookies between meals add more to my waistline.

Until now.  I had pinned these, and was wanting to make them.  I finally got around to it, and I am so addicted!  I don't feel at all guilty eating a few at a time.  They're very filling, and satisfy  my sweet tooth and that "treat" of cookie dough feeling.

Energy Bites {adapted from Food Doodles }

*2/3 cup smooth peanut butter
*1/3 cup honey
*1 cup rolled oats
*1 cup ground nuts or crushed graham crackers
*2 teaspoons vanilla
*1/2 cup chocolate chips
*1-2 teaspoons cinnamon

1.  In a mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the peanut butter, honey, and vanilla until well combined.

2.  Add the oats, ground nuts, chocolate chips, and cinnamon.  Mix well.

3.  Refrigerate for 30 minutes.  

4.  Roll into balls and place in a mini muffin tin or on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

5.  Place in freezer for 90 minutes, or until solid.  Remove from muffin tin or cookie sheet into a sealed container.  Store in the freezer.

When I leave for work, I throw a few in a snack size bag, and by lunch they've softened and are my dessert.  They are also REALLY good right from the freezer.  

Thanks for having me, Emily.  I hope you all will pop over to My Favorite Finds and say "Hi". 

 For more of my favorite recipes, visit my Favorite Foods page.  I would love to see you on Mondays during the Must Try Monday link party and Wednesday for Wednesday Pinterest Favorites.  Here you can share your "pin worthy" projects, crafts, ideas, or pinboards.  


Peace be with you,


shari brooks said...

linked up some of my winter faves for you: Chocolate Cake Truffles, Hot Crab Dip and Bacon and Egg Casserole! enjoy shari@myjudythefoodie

Jill said...

Lots of tasty looking dishes there!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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