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The #1 Problem With The Paleo Diet - SOLVED | Paleo Recipes | www.simplebeautifullife.net

So many of us have trouble dieting, sticking to our diets, or cannot even fathom the word “diet.” Well, thats OK. There are so many different types of diets out there that it seems almost impossible to randomly take a gamble on one of them! I just wanted to talk to you guys about one of the most popular diets out there right now and that’s the “Paleo Diet.”

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For the first week or so after we moved into the new apartment, our refrigerator was pretty empty. The only thing in there was the water pitcher and a 6 pack. We did have some pantry foods, thankfully, so when my sweet tooth kicked in I went right to the peanut butter. Don’t judge me!

Don’t judge me!

I wanted to jazz it up a bit so I added some cocoa and powdered sugar. I still wasn’t satisfied so it was off to the store to get the essentials. I left the peanut butter/cocoa concoction in the fridge for a couple of days. On the third day, I decided to play around and attempt to make cookies.

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Apple Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Hazelnut Frosting Recipe #Snackation
This is a sponsored post from Smucker’s in conjunction with the #Snackation campaign. All opinions are my own.

Last week I sent my brother on a mission to pick up some Smucker’s and Jif products for a fun #Snackation. I was inspired by what he brought home and the upcoming fall weather.

Smuckers Snackation

To recap, he brought home

  • Jif Salted Caramel Hazelnut Spread
  • Smucker’s Strawberry Jam
  • and Smucker’s Apple Fruit-Fulls

Separately these ingredients make great snack options and perfect lunchbox companions. I can totally see dipping pretzels, fruits, and crackers into the Jif Salted Caramel Hazelnut Spread – it is delicious! Strawberry Jam can be used for many things as well – in fact I’m in the process of creating a yummy jelly roll recipe to share with you guys.

Apple Pie Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Hazelnut Frosting Recipe

But today isn’t about jelly rolls – it is about these moist apple cupcakes with a creamy, rich salted caramel hazelnut frosting. Yes, they are as good as they sound! Maybe even better.

Apple Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Hazelnut Frosting Recipe #Snackation
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Ingredients

  • For the Cupcakes
  • 1/3 c. butter, softened
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. white sugar
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/3 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 2 pouches Smucker's Apple Fruit-Fulls®
  • For the Frosting
  • 2 cups Jif Salted Caramel Hazelnut Spread

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350

Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time. Whisk in the vanilla.

Sift together the dry ingredients and slowly add it to the butter mixture. Stir in Fruit-Fulls® until the batter is smooth.

Fill muffin tins 2/3 full with the batter.

Bake for 22 minutes or until the center of the cupcakes are done. Allow to cool in the muffin pan for 10 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to completely cool

Add the Jif Salted Caramel Hazelnut Spread to a piping bag and frost.

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Apple Pie Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Hazelnut Frosting Recipe

Once they’re made you can take them along on your own Snackation. A trip to the zoo, park, or playground. Across the country or in your own backyard. The beauty of a snackation isn’t so much where you go as who you are with. Enjoying a snack filled day with the family can happen anywhere and I suggest planning a snackation at least once a month. 

If you are at a loss for how to spend your #Snackation you can get inspiration from the bloggers below.

So tell me, what does your perfect Snackation consist of? What will you take, where will you go, and who will you spend it with?

Leave a comment below and let us know what you have planned.

Berry-Cobblers
Easy to make and delicious to eat - you have to try these individual berry cobblers! #recipe #food #yumClick To Tweet

Individual Berry Cobblers

I may be a little obsessed with cobbler… just a little 🙂

Remember when I shared my Apple Cobbler recipe?

It’s so tempting to eat an entire cobbler that I had to find a way to stop myself. Portion control, Amber. Portion control. That’s why I started making individual cobblers.

Or cobbler cupcakes.

Or heaven in a muffin tin.

Or just plain delicious… Call them whatever you want!

By making the individual mini cobblers I have a higher chance of not eating the whole cobbler. I’m not saying it’s impossible though so don’t hold it against me when if I eat more than one.

So, let’s get down to business and learn to make individual berry cobblers.

The first thing you’re going to do is preheat the oven to 350F. Now line your muffin tin with cupcake liners. This isn’t something you have to do but it makes cleanup and storage a lot easier.

 Individual Berry Cobblers

Now melt a stick of butter in the microwave. Yes, an entire stick (1/2 cup). Pour a bit of the melted butter into each cup, trying to keep them as even as possible.

Once that’s done you’re going to mix up the cobbler batter which is super simple: 1 egg, 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of flour, 1 cup of milk, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, and a pinch of salt.

Mix it up really well and pour into the cups – about 3/4 full. Don’t mix the butter with the batter!

Now top the batter with a few berries; I use a mix of strawberries and blueberries but you can use whatever berries you prefer. Be generous with the berries now!

Finally, add a couple chunks of cream cheese on top of the berries.

Put them in the oven and set a timer for 40 minutes. Check on them at the 40 minute mark and if they aren’t crispy/brown let them bake for 5 more minutes. Keep this up until they are a beautiful golden color.

Remove them from the oven once they’ve achieved the perfect tan and let them cool as long as you can before enjoying.

These go perfect with vanilla ice cream!

Individual Berry Cobblers

That’s it, this is how you make these delicious individual berry cobblers.

Individual Berry Cobblers
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Ingredients

  • 3 cups Berries, fresh (or frozen)
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 4 oz Cream cheese
  • 1 cup Milk

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350F. Line muffin tin with cupcake liners.

Melt a stick of butter in the microwave. Pour a bit of the melted butter into each cup, trying to keep them as even as possible.

Mix up the cobbler batter which is super simple: 1 egg, 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of flour, 1 cup of milk, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, and a pinch of salt.

Mix it up really well and pour into the cups - about 3/4 full. Don't mix the butter with the batter!

Top the batter with a few berries;

Add a couple chunks of cream cheese on top of the berries.

Put them in the oven and set a timer for 40 minutes. Check on them at the 40 minute mark and if they aren't crispy/brown let them bake for 5 more minutes. Keep this up until they are a beautiful golden color.

Remove them from the oven once they've achieved the perfect tan and let them cool as long as you can before enjoying.

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Calories
246 cal
Fat
4 g
Carbs
44 g
Protein
8 g


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Grand MarnierIn the 1880’s Alexandre Marnier-Lapostolle created something magical; the cognac concoction known as Grand Marnier. Over the years I have tried many drink and dessert recipes that call for this divine spirit. That may be why I’m so excited to help you celebrate the “unofficial” national holiday known as National Grand Marnier Day (July 14th)!

Here are some of the most mouth-watering recipes calling for Grand Marnier I could find on Pinterest.

Do you have a favorite Grand Marnier recipe?

15 Grand Marnier Drink & Dessert Recipes

 

Grand Marnier Desserts

Grand Marnier Cupcakes via Three Many Cooks

Grand Marnier Truffles via Baker by Nature

Martha Stewart’s Grand Marnier Italian Buttercream Frosting

Grand Marnier Souffle via The Kitchy Kitchen

Grand Marnier Napoleons with Dark Chocolate Sauce via Culinary Concoctions by Peabody

Orange Soufflé with Grand-Marnier via Zen Can Cook

Chocolate Grand Marnier Sour Cream Coffee Cake via Rock Recipes

Italian Apple Cake with Grand Marnier Mascarpone via Essential Kids

Dark Chocolate Soufflé with Grand Marnier Crème Anglaise via Chris over at Shared Appetite

Sweetened Condensed Milk Cake with A Grand Marnier Soak via Hummingbird High

Grand Marnier Cocktails

Pineapple Mojito via Saveur

Jane Russell via Liquor.com

Mango-ritas via Hype Orlando

Flaming B-52 Shot via Food Viva

Blood Orange Vodka Cocktail via One Martini

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