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guilt-free treats!! (for the most part)

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Over the holidays, I made some of my all-time favorite treats.  They are so simple to make and relatively healthy too…such a great alternative to traditional rice krispie treats w/ the sugar, butter, marshmallows, etc.   I got the recipe from “The Kind Diet” cookbook by Alicia Silverstone, which by the way, I definitely recommend.

All you need are these four ingredients.

Heat the brown rice syrup with the peanut butter.

Pour over your krispies.

Add chocolate chips…or carob chips, if you want to be uberly healthy.

Let them cool a bit, and then cut into squares.

These don’t last too long in our house, and I even love them without the chocolate chips, which makes them completely vegan.  But you can also get vegan chocolate chips too, so don’t fret if you still want that bit of chocolate in them.   They’re pretty much an all-around good snack for any time of day.

Get the official recipe here, and enjoy!

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Is Christmas over already?

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I love the Christmas season so much, and I’m sad to see it end.  So I’m stretching out my Christmas posts as long as possible, which I’d say by any reasonable standard, ends today.

Bella had such a great time.  She decorated her first Christmas cookies!

Kind of messy, but yummy, nonetheless.

Just enjoying a nice evening, playing quietly by the tree.  Incidentally, my little love doesn’t care what holiday it is…her Halloween fairy princess costume always makes its way to the celebration.

Twas the night before Christmas…

Of course, it wouldn’t be Christmas in our house without a little Yo Gabba Gabba under the tree.

Opening Christmas presents with Daddy…

Mattie was like, “What on earth??”

And Bella’s favorite present of all, “a PI-NA-NO!”

She was really feeling the music!

Already looking forward to Christmas 2012.  Especially the fact that we’ll need to make room for one more little stocking above the fireplace.  :)

Bella picks a tree

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I’m a tad bit late in posting these, but better late than never!  Bella had a pretty great time picking out our Christmas tree.

I’m not sure what Bella thinks about all these plastic yard figurines.

These are supposed to make us feel “merry”??

YIKES!!

And of course, we found some little special trees, just for Bella.