4-Ingredient Easter Egg (Golden) Oreo Truffles

March 25, 2014 by Ali

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I got a little (ok, a lot) photo-happy with these little Easter Egg Oreo Truffles. So today you’re getting a second post with our second round of truffle decorating using a slightly different filling – Golden Oreos!

That’s right! This batch is made with a simple 2-ingredient filling using cream cheese and the super-sweet, goldenlicious, why-didn’t-they-think-of-those-decades-ago cousin of the traditional Oreo. (Which I secretly love more than traditional Oreos — I know.) Then on the outside, my friend Meg and I dipped these babies in white almond bark and then drizzled on some pastel-colored almond bark for decor. I mean, I loved the brown and white version we posted yesterday. But you can’t have Easter Eggs in life with a little pastel. So for all of you who like color, this idea may be for you.

Oh, and just like yesterday’s batch, these babies only take simple ingredients to make (plus food coloring). Pretty egg-celent if you ask me. Here’s how to make ‘em!

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4-Ingredient Easter Egg Oreo Truffles

March 24, 2014 by Ali

Hee hee — look what I made!

Actually look what we made! My designer friend, Meg, was the one who dreamed up the idea for these cute little truffles when she was in town visiting for a few days last week. I told her that I was long overdue for some sort of cutesy recipe on the blog. And being the fab designer that she is, she dreamed up a cutesy idea for Easter that turned out to be a little hip and classy-looking too. Because, you know, that’s how designers roll. ;)

But I’m so excited to share with you how to make these adorable Easter Egg Oreo Truffles! As the title points out, they only require 4 ingredients. And the base truffle recipe couldn’t be easier. The hardest part is just figuring how how to decorate them!

We actually couldn’t decide whether to go the classy brown/white route with regular chocolate Oreos, or make a white/pastel batch with golden Oreos. So of course, we did both. And I got a little photo-happy, so I’ll be sharing the more colorful batch in a post tomorrow. But for anyone who loves Oreos and decorating Easter Eggs, this is one recipe you’ve gotta try. Here’s the how-to!

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The Friday Five

March 21, 2014 by Ali

Happy second day of SPRING, friends!

I have to admit that it doesn’t quite feel like a Friday to me. My days are all mixed up after spending three days hanging out mid-week with my college friend, Meg, who came to visit for a few days. Then my friends and I stayed up way past our bedtimes on Wednesday night to catch The Augustines, who were in town playing an 11pm show. (Confession: I’ve totally become that person who’s like, “doesn’t a 7pm show sound so much more reasonable?!”) And then yesterday, the sun was shining, it was a glorious 71 degrees outside, and well — frankly — I had no interest in staying indoors to work most of the day. But c’est la vie. I’ve been trying to keep a more normal M-F 8-5 work schedule the past few months, but sometimes the freedom of self-employment is plain awesome.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie

March 21, 2014 by Ali

So, last Friday I received the biggest package in the mail of my life.

You guys, I bought an elliptical!!!!

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(Skinny!) Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie

March 19, 2014 by Ali

Oh man, I am way late to the adding-oatmeal-to-your-smoothies party.

(Seriously, how did I miss this?!)

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Jambalaya

March 17, 2014 by Ali

Some people make popcorn to celebrate the Academy awards. Some might whip up a fancy cocktail or two.

My neighbors John and Cate? They invite the whole neighborhood over for a massive jambalaya feast. NBD.

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The Friday Five

March 14, 2014 by Ali

Happy St. Patrick’s Day EveEveEve to ye, friends.

In honor of everyone’s favorite Irish holiday coming up on Monday, we’re going “green” today on The Friday Five. Yep, we’re talking everything from green smoothies to green cocktails to green St. Paddy’s Day crafts to DIY green cleaning products. And of course, I had to throw in a few cute ideas for green pieces to wear to avoid the pinching police. (Seriously — that ridiculous pinching — who on earth ever thought that was a good idea?!)

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2-Ingredient Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

March 13, 2014 by Ali

Oh good grief.

I have been making slow cooker shredded chicken for years. And I have been making homemade salsa for years and years and years. But it was not until this year that the lightbulb finally decided to click on, I realized that chicken and salsa were a ridiculously obvious match made in crockpot heaven.

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