Tasty Tuesday Recipes

Tasty Tuesday: Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse

I will admit, I am tempted by the Keto eating idea BUT I have done so well on Weight Watchers, it kind of scares me.  I know a lot have tried it so I would love to hear your thoughts….
Tame your sweet tooth and indulge in this rich and creamy Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse.
Prep Time:  5 mins     Chill: 2 hrs     Servings: 4     Calories: 193 kcal
Weight Watcher Points as is: 10 points      With changes: 6 points
Ingredients
  • 4 oz. cream cheese softened (light cream cheese)
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream 
  • 2 T. pumpkin puree
  • 1-2 T. artificial sweetener-optional
  • ½ tsp. Pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 T. butter softened (light butter)
  • ½ tsp. Vanilla extract

 

Directions

  1. If you don’t need the addition of the sweetness you can leave out the artificial sweetener altogether.
  2. Scoop into individual bowls. Place in the refrigerator to chill and set up for 2 hours.
  3. Top with a dash of nutmeg or pumpkin pie spice before serving.
  4. Change up the flavor to suit your taste by using almond, coffee , hazelnut, or walnut extract in place of the vanilla.

 

A great way to take this YUMMY snack with you is with a Thirty One Cool Clip Thermal.  The Cool Clip Thermal Pouch makes a great addition to any tote, bag or backpack when you need a little extra space or just need to keep items separated and easy to access. Great for snacks, sunscreen, medicine, make-up, valuables, cell phones, baby food, bug spray, first-aid supplies and many other items. Features a washable and wipeable thermal lining, exterior clip, zipper closure and front pocket

Have a recipe you want to share?  Send it to me.  If I put if in my blog, I will send you a FREE gift!  Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

Home Organization

Halloween Party Fun

 

Boo! It’s the time of year, when the ghosts and goblins appear and an added bonus is Thirty-One comes out with some adorable Halloween-themed printables!  So whether you are a room mom, a home schooler, or  just like to have some plan old fun with your kids…. you are going to LOVE these Halloween fun and festive decorations inspired by Thirty One’s fall-exclusive Littles Carry-All Caddies and Icon-Its!

Gather your supplies….

  • Printer
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Ribbon, twine, yarn or string
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Tape
  • Pen or marker
  • Optional: glue or glue stick
  • Optional: stapler

First up is a Trick-or-Treat (or just some fun holiday decorations) banner…..  Thank you Thirty One for these great ideas…

Choose the printable banner to match your space! Use bats for a crisp, black-and-white color scheme, or go for monsters for your little one’s Halloween celebration with friends! You can also spice up your banner with other phrases like “Boo” or “Happy Halloween” by drawing and cutting out your own letters!  My favorite is the little monster….What about you?

Directions: Print and cut out the letters and enough bats, skeletons or monsters to span your space. Use a hole punch on each printable where marked and thread your letters and characters on twine, yarn or ribbon. To make sure the printables don’t slide around on the string, reinforce holes with tape or staples.

Tip:  Let your little ones choose their favorite character and make a mini-banner to hang over their bedroom door during October.

Are you a make your own costume kind of gal?  I made all of Belinda’s costumes for years.  I remember when funds were tight (the early years of recovery), we were all DUCKS!  Yup!  Yellow sweatshirts & sweatpants with masks made of craft foam.  It was a fun year…  Here are some Lil’ Monster masks (and more!)

So, if you are not a big costume person and want to have some fun with your kids.  You may  enjoy “wearing” this easy and casual look!  Match a bat mask with an all-black outfit or the monster with a cute green shirt for a Halloween “costume” you can easily flip on and off.  I”m thinking of doing one of these for my vendor events in October, which one would you pick?

Directions: Print and cut out your choice of masks. Cut out holes where marked (eyes, mouth, etc.). Then use glue or tape to attach the top portion of the popsicle stick to the side of the mask where marked for your handle.

Tip:  If you’re looking to go the extra mile and keep your hands free all night, or you know the kids will end up needing both hands to grab twice the candy, punch holes on either side of the mask and attach string instead of a popsicle stick. Tie it on and trick or treat away!

I will admit, I am not must on decorating anymore…. what about you?  Do you go all out for Halloween or do you just put the light on to hand out candy?  Here are some easy candle or cup wraps to add a holiday touch to what is already on display at your home.

Cup wraps are a great way to jazz up plain party cups for a Halloween-themed bash! Go with bats for a classic black and white look, or spice things up with colorful monsters and skeletons.

Directions: Print out wraps. For candles, cut along the outside of the rectangle. Wrap around your candle and tape into place. For cups, cut along the dotted lines. Wrap around your cup with the longer edge near the top of the cup and tape into place.

Tip:  Go for candle wraps to create a unique and festive table centerpiece. Add pumpkins, fake spiderwebs or candy for a fun and spooky look that your guests are sure to love.

Are you a mom business owner (even if you are n to a mom, these are fun) Why not hand out some candy bags (with your business card) to the parents as they walk around with the kids.

Whether you are looking to give out something a little different than the same old candy this year or you what to share your business with some parents, why not try these fun tags.  These tags add a little something extra for trick-or-treaters or party goers! These easy printables can help you make sure even the smallest details of your Halloween celebration are special and spooky.

Directions: Print out tags. Use scissors to cut tags out and then hole punch where marked. Use ribbon, twine, yarn, string or a stapler to attach the tags to gift bags of candy. Or, tape an individual piece of candy to each tag.

Tip:  Besides fun decorations, these tags are also useful for categorizing your candy! Use a bat tag to denote nut-free goody bags or a monster to label treats without milk or eggs. This will make it easier for your trick or treaters and their parents to have a sweet night!
Can’t wait to see how you use these AWESOME printables……
Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!
Printable templates:
Tasty Tuesday Recipes

Tasty Tuesday: Pumpkin Spice Latte Overnight Oats

Thank you Hungry Girl for this yummy recipe…

Nutrition Info: 207 calories, 4g total fat (<0.5g sat fat), 247mg sodium, 35.5g carbs, 7g fiber, 3g sugars, 7g protein  FreestyleSmartPoints® value 4*

 

Prep: 5 minutes     Chill: 6 hours   MAKES 1 SERVING

Ingredients:

1 tsp. instant coffee granules
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats (I use gluten free)
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/4 cup canned pure pumpkin
2 packets no-calorie sweetener (like Truvia), or more to taste
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice, or more for topping
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
Dash salt
Optional topping: fat-free plain Greek yogurt

Directions:

  1. In a medium jar or bowl, combine coffee granules with 1/4 cup hot water. Stir to dissolve.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours, until oats are soft and have absorbed most of the liquid.

Do you head out to work early?  Or maybe you can’t eat breakfast first thing in the morning.  That’s me!!!  When I am headed out for an event or to help out at my old JOB, I pack this yumminess for a mid day snack.  What better what to carry it then in a Thirty One thermal….

The Multi Bottle Thermal isn’t just a baby bottle cooler bag, it makes a great lunch tote or snack bag too. Two of them fit perfectly into our ZOUT creating an ideal daycare solution! Adjustable shoulder strap makes carrying easy.   I put my favorite Fall personalization on it too…Here are some of the awesome features:

  • Two exterior zipper compartments
  • Top non-thermal storage compartment
  • Large thermal storage compartment
  • Holds up to six standard-sized baby bottles
  • Adjustable shoulder strap
  • 10.75″H x 7″L, x 6” D

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

Tasty Tuesday Recipes

Tasty Tuesday: No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Balls

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Thank you Theresa Viehmeyer from Lilla Rose for today’s yummy recipe…. Yes, we are coming into the season of all things pumpkin…

 

Ingredients

2 1/2 C White Chocolate (either chips or broken into pieces) divided
3/4 C Vanilla Wafer Crumbs (See instructions may double amount)
1/2 C Pumpkin Puree
6 ounces Cream Cheese
1/4 C Powdered Sugar
1 1/2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice

Directions:

  1. Take 1/2 C of the White Chocolate and melt
  2. While chocolate is melting (careful it burns easy) mix crumbs, puree, cream cheese, sugar and spices – I found it easiest to use a Food Processor but if you need to a hand mixer or blender should work
  3. Add melted white chocolate to already mixed ingredients and blend again – let it go in the processor for a while. It take about 2-3 minutes for everything to combine well for the balls.  TASTE. If you need more sugar add it.
  4. Place mix into a bowl and place in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes (can be longer but then cover)
  5. Place wax paper on a cookie sheet
  6. Take out chilled dough and begin making balls by rolling (about) 1 heaping spoonful at a time
  7. Melt remaining white chocolate
  8. Dip balls into white chocolate and refrigerate to set.
  9. Store in fridge and serve when chilled

Notes:

#1 – if dough is still “mushy” freeze for 15-30 minutes. You have to work fast and make the balls. I refrigerate the balls again before dipping in chocolate
#2 –  if you don’t like the consistancy of balls at 3/4 C wafer crumbs add more wafer crumbs up to 1 1/2 C total of crumbs

Thank you Theresa for this yummy easy recipe.  Check out this video about Lilla Rose and their uniquely awesome hair accessories.  Be sure to shape with Theresa on her website by clicking HERE!

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

Tasty Tuesday Recipes

Tasty Tuesday: Pumpkin Spice Pudding Cookies

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Yes, I am already thinking of Fall…. Why?  The Thirty One Fall catalog kicks off tomorrow, no this is not a blog about it!  Today’s recipe is from Theresa Viehmeyer of Lilla Rose.
No need to wade into the pumpkin patch to make these scrumptious cookies. They’re made with pumpkin-spice flavor pudding—and they’re a year-round treat!
Prep Time:  15 minutes.     Total Time:  25 minutes     Servings:  42 servings, 1 cookie each

Ingredients:

  • 2-1/4 cups flour
  • 1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Pumpkin Spice Flavor Instant Pudding
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pkg. (12 oz.) BAKER’S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. Mix flour, dry pudding mix and baking soda until blended. Beat butter, sugars and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add eggs; mix well. Gradually add flour mixture, mixing well after each addition. Stir in morsels.
  3. Drop teaspoonfuls of dough, 2 inches apart, onto baking sheets.
  4. Bake 8 to 10 min. or until edges are golden brown. Cool on baking sheet 3 min. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.

Thank you Theresa for this yummy easy recipe.  Check out this video about Lilla Rose and their uniquely awesome hair accessories.  Be sure to shop with Theresa on her website by clicking HERE!

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!