tuxedo chocolate covered strawberries

June 8, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff


Nothin’ better than your classic chocolate covered strawberries! I mean, truly… what beats it? We customized this dessert in honor of Father’s Day! These cute tuxedo strawberries are bound to put a smile on Dad’s face! Am I right?

Here’s what you’ll need:

  1. Milk Chocolate (meltable)
  2. White Chocolate (meltable)
  3. Strawberries
  4. Toothpicks
  5. A bit of coconut oil if you need help smoothing out the melted chocolate
  6. Parchment Paper

Begin by melting the white chocolate. Follow the instructions on the bag to melt correctly.

Once all the strawberries have been dipped in the white chocolate, let stand and go ahead and melt the milk chocolate.

Make sure the white chocolate has totally dried. Then, dip half the strawberry in the milk chocolate. Immediately dip the other half creating the look of a tuxedo.

Take a toothpick to create the “buttons.”

Let chill in the fridge for about an hour. Best if eaten the day of.


Chocolate Raspberry Bark

May 22, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff


A little bit of a twist to your classic bark treats. Today on the blog, we will walk you step by step on how to make this delicious dessert that everyone will love! Seriously you guys, this did not last in my kitchen long. Before I knew it, all my family and friends had downed it! But I wasn’t complaining! This is a must make for Summer 2017.

Here is what you will need:

-Fresh raspberries

-Almond slivers

-Milk chocolate

-White chocolate

-Coconut oil

-Wax paper

Begin by microwaving the white chocolate first. Let cook for 30 seconds at a time. Stir in between cooking times. Use a dab of coconut oil to make it a bit more smooth and creamy. Once you have totally melted the white chocolate, do the same steps with the milk chocolate in a separate bowl.

Pour both chocolates, one at a time, into a baking pan covered in wax paper.

Use a fork to swirl chocolates together.

Sprinkle in your almond slivers.

In go the raspberries!

Place in the freezer for 30-45 minutes until frozen. Once done, break apart randomly.



Mint Lime Sherbet Mocktail

May 10, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff


Hosting parties is one of my all time favorite activities to do in the summer! I am so excited to share a crowd favorite mocktail for everyone to enjoy! It is the perfect combo of a float and a cocktail. This yummy mojito inspired drink will leave all your guests refreshed and coming back for seconds!

Here is what you will need:

  1. Water
  2. Club Soda
  3. Limes
  4. Lime Sherbet (softened)
  5. Sugar
  6. Mint leaves

Begin by pouring about half a cup of water into a microwave safe bowl.

Then add 3 tablespoons of sugar.

Place in microwave and heat for 4 minutes. This will create a syrup like substance.

Once it is done heating, take it out of the microwave and put your chopped up mint in with the mixture. Let it sit for 5 minutes.

While we waited we added a scoop of lime sherbet, a cup of club soda, 1/2 cup of lime juice and then topped it off with the water/mint mixture once it was ready.

Add fresh lime slices and mint leaves! Enjoy over ice!


Fairy Punch

May 10, 2017 — by Courtney Steeves


Graduation season is right around the corner!  Congrats to everyone that is moving on to a new chapter in life! We have created a series of graduation party DIYs and recipes to help you celebrate. Second on the list, our Fairy Punch! Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need:
1) Raspberry Sherbet
2) Lemon Lime Soda
The sherbet to soda ratio is up to you! We used less soda so the sherbet would show through.

Step 1: Scoop raspberry sherbet into punch bowl or individual cup

Step 2: Pour lemon lime soda over raspberry sherbet

Step 3: Mix together, add Grad Party Straws, and serve

What food would you serve at your grad party? Comment below!



Fruit Infused Water

April 17, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff


We all know that there is nothing quite better than refreshing fruit in the warmer months! As we get closer and closer to Summer our bodies crave nutrients and revitalizing foods. This infused water is the perfect way to keep hydrated and to provide us with great health benefits!

Here is what you’ll need:

  1. Water pitcher
  2. Assortment of fruits (oranges, berries, and lemons!)
  3.  Filtered water

Begin by cleaning and slices up your lemons, oranges + strawberries.

Once all your fruits have been cleaned and sliced, pour the filtered water into a pitcher.

Time to add all the yumminess! Begin to insert your berries, lemons + orange slices into the pitcher filled with water.

Let it sit about an hour. There ya have it! Sip + enjoy!

Who’s mouths are already watering?


Mother’s Day Waffles

April 16, 2017 — by Courtney Steeves


Mother’s Day is right around the corner! We plan to surprise mom with a beautiful breakfast in bed. We have made our Mother’s Day Waffles and decorated them with a Mini Mother’s Day Banner! Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need:
1) 1 3/4 c. AP flour
2) 1/4 cup corn starch
3) 2 tbsp. sugar
4) 1 tbsp. baking powder
5) 1/4 tsp. salt
6) 1/2 tsp cinnamon
7) 2 eggs
8) 1 3/4 c. milk
9) 1/2 c. cooking oil
10) 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla

Step 1: Mix dry ingredients together

Step 2: Add eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla

Step 3: Mix everything together to form batter

Step 4: Pour around 1/2 cup batter onto hot waffle griddle and cook

Step 5: Add the Mini Mother’s Day Banner

Step 6: Celebrate Mom!

We celebrate puppy moms too!

What flavor waffles would you make for mom?!


Primal Kitchen’s Tropical Vanilla Coconut Smoothie Bowl

April 7, 2017 — by Cassie Hooper


Looking for extra ways to nourish your skin, hair, nails and connective tissue from within? Drink up an extra dose of collagen, protein and healthy fat from coconut milk with this Tropical Vanilla Coconut Smoothie Bowl by Primal Kitchen.


What the heck is collagen you ask? Collagen is the protein that holds everything in your body together. It makes up about 30% of all the protein in the human body, and is found in your bones, tendons, ligaments, connective tissues and skin, and plays various roles in your overall health. Collagen production naturally declines with age, so adding an extra dose to your diet is a great way to repair connective tissue (in joints, tendons and muscles) and support healthy skin, hair, and nails.


Primal Kitchen makes a full suite of products that are uncompromisingly delicious and nutrient-dense, filled with heart-healthy, natural fats, clean protein, and ingredients rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. This includes their new Vanilla Coconut Collagen Fuel. Their products contain nothing processed or artificial, no added sugars, partially hydrogenated or trans-fats, soybean or canola oils. No artificial flavors, colors, dyes, waxes or chemical preservatives. Just. Real. Food.


Dive headfirst into Primal Kitchen’s tropical smoothie bowl recipe to get your fix of clean protein, healthy fat and collagen, and toast to nourishing your body for the good life! Or, as we love to say, Pura Vida.

Photo Credit: @primalkitchenfoods

Tropical Vanilla Coconut Smoothie Bowl

  • 2 scoops of Primal Kitchen Vanilla Coconut Collagen Fuel

  • ½ cup ice

  • ¼ cup yogurt (Tip: Full-fat or dairy-free are both great options!)

  • 1-2 tablespoons almond milk

  • 1 teaspoons spirulina

  • ¼ cup mango, sliced

  • ¼ cup blueberries

  • 1 tablespoon coconut flakes

  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds

  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds

  • ¼ cup macadamia nuts



  • In a blender, combine 2 scoops of Primal Kitchen Vanilla Coconut Collagen Fuel, ice, yogurt, almond milk and spirulina. Blend thoroughly.

  • Pour Collagen Fuel mixture into bowl.

  • Top with fruit, hemp, coconut flakes, pumpkin seeds and macadamia nuts.

  • Enjoy!


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Bird’s Nest Cookies

April 4, 2017 — by Courtney Steeves


Easter is right around the corner! Can you believe it? We have created one of our favorite Easter desserts to share with you. These 5 minute no bake Bird’s Nest Cookies are delicious and easy to make. Perfect for your Easter get-together.

What You’ll Need:
1) 3/4 cup butterscotch chips
2) 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
3) 2 cups chow mein noodles
4) 1/4 cup chocolate eggs

Step 1: Mix butterscotch chips and peanut butter into a microwavable bowl

Step 2: Microwave until melted (we suggest microwaving in 30 second increments and stirring each time)


Step 3: Pour mixture over chow mein noodles and stir

Step 4: Fill up compartments of muffin tray with a spoonful of mixture

Step 5: Add easter eggs

Step 6: Let cool for ten minutes then enjoy!


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Rice Crispy Treat Pops

March 29, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff


Rice crispy treats are always a crowd pleaser, but have you ever had bright chocolate covered rice crispy’s?? Look no further. Today, we will teach you how to bring the perfect spring treat to any get-together. Who else can’t stop baking with all these Spring colors to add to the mix? It makes it that much more fun! We can’t wait to share this simple recipe.

What you will need:

  1. Rice crispy cereal
  2. Colorful mini marshmallows + butter
  3. White chocolate melts
  4. Sprinkles + Candy pop sticks

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Step 1: Start by melting 3 cups of marshmallows on the oven in a sauce pan. You will need 3 tablespoons of butter to add with it. Keep on heat until completely melted.

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Step 2: Remove from heat and add 4 1/2 cups of rice crispy cereal. Mix well.

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We added a few more unmelted marshmallows to add to the mix for more color and texture.

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Step 3: Once mixed, add sprinkles. Next, grease down pan and flatten the rice crispy mix inside the pan. Cut into squares. Once you pressed and cut, put in the fridge to cool.

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Step 4: Let the treats cool for 20 minutes. Once cooled, remove from the fridge and stick the candy pop sticks in the bottom to create a rice crispy treat pop!

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Step 5: Now that all the treats are on the pop sticks, melt down the white chocolate melts. Follow the instructions on the back of the bag. Then cover the tops in the chocolate!

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Step 6: Finishing dipping them all in the chocolate then add sprinkles to top it off! Let cool in the fridge until ready to serve.

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Spring Puppy Chow

March 26, 2017 — by Courtney Steeves


In need of an easy spring snack to share with friends? We have taken everyone’s favorite puppy chow recipe and turned it into a spring themed snack! Introducing Spring Puppy Chow! The best part is, it only takes one additional step! Let’s get started.

What You’ll Need:
1) 8 cups Rice Chex cereal
2) 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
3) 1/2 cup peanut butter
4) 1/4 cup butter or margarine
5) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6) 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
7) 1/2 cup spring M&M’s

Step 1: Mix chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter into a microwavable bowl




Step 2: Microwave ingredients on high for 1 minute

Step 3: Mix in vanilla extract

Step 4: Pour mixture over cereal and stir until evenly coated


Step 5: Mix in powdered sugar

Step 6: Mix in M&M’s and enjoy!




Who would you share your Spring Puppy Chow with?


Chia Seed Pudding

March 24, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff


Chia seeds have incredible health benefits for our bodies. They are a great protein source, high in nutrients and provide a great amount of energy and endurance to keep you going throughout your day. Another plus? These seeds will keep you full for HOURS! This recipe is so yummy and so simple! You can have these ready in about 20 minutes or leave in the fridge over night.

What you will need:

  1. 1 cup of almond milk or coconut milk
  2. 1/2 cup of chia seeds
  3. frozen berries
  4. 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  5. 1/2 tablespoon of cinnamon
  6. Organic honey, 100% Maple syrup, Stevia or any other sort of natural sweetener

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Start by blending the frozen berries then adding them to the jar you will put your finished pudding in.

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Once you have placed all of the frozen berry puree in the bottom of the jar, set it aside.

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Grab a new container to make the pudding in. Start by pouring in your almond milk and chia seeds first. Then mix.

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Next, mix in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and 1/2 tablespoon of cinnamon, along with your sweetener of choice. MIX!

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Cover and set in the fridge for about 20 minutes or leave over night to have in the morning for breakfast! Once the pudding is done setting, take your original jar with the frozen berry puree and pour your chia seed pudding in.

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Top with fresh strawberries and bananas. Enjoy!




Chocolate Heart Pops

March 19, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff


Welcome Spring and all the lovely colors that come along with it! We wanted to get in the spirit of a new season by making a super sweet treat with our favorite spring colors! And who doesn’t love chocolate?! Let’s get started!

Here is what you will need:

  1. White chocolate candy melts
  2. Lollypop sticks
  3. Food coloring
  4. Sprinkles and decorating gel

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Step one: melt the chocolate candy by following the instructions on the back of your bag. Once totally melted, add your first color of dye. Do this same thing with all the colors you choose to use.

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Mix the dye in all the way.

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If you don’t have an icing kit at home, easily use a plastic baggy instead! All you need to do is cut a small hole in the corner of the bag, fill the bag with your melted chocolate and you are good to go! Oil your pan and place the lollipop sticks down. Now, squeeze the chocolate into heart shapes on the end!

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Stick the heart pops in the fridge to cool. Decorate the pops with the decorating gel + sprinkles however you would like! TA-DA!

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For an extra fun addition, display the Spring heart pops with EDIBLE grass! (Found at our local craft store.) Set out for guests or give as gifts!

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