Hello AACOC Readers!
I do apologize for no recent posts the past 6 months. I have tried to reply to comments as soon as they have been coming in when I could.
Things have gotten much more busy for me due to the arrival of a second “Surprise/Hoped for” baby! My family couldn’t more happier to have this new blessing in our life❤️
Our little guy was born about 2 months ago and it’s been interesting, to say the least, having two kids now that are 8 years apart😳
I like to think I have things a little more under control now and hope to update many of my posts with current weight watcher smart points values as requested and some new recipes and deals.
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Seems like we are right in the middle of autumn here in the Pacific Northwest. Everywhere I go I see pumpkin flavored everything, seriously everything has a pumpkin flavor now. Don’t get me wrong I really enjoy pumpkin, but I’m more of a “enjoy pumpkin in more common things” kind of person. You know what I’m saying😉
So anyway, I have seen everywhere the idea where you mix canned pumpkin with a box of spice cake mix for muffins but what if you make cookies with the same ingredients…🤔
Turns out YES you can! It is a great, easy, low point weight watcher way to make some pumpkin cookies. See recipe below:
1 box Spice cake mix
15 oz of canned pumpkin (not pie filling)
1 cup Chocolate chips
Any added spices 😉
Heat oven to 350. Combine all ingredients and mix thouroghly. Scoop out dough onto lined cookie sheets. Bake for about 10 minutes.
I got 36 cookies from one batch making them 3 weight watcher smart points each. However, if you don’t add the Chocolate chips they would be much less in points.
Happy 4th of July to you all!
We had a party to go to with friends of ours and I was looking for a quick and easy dessert to make while the baby napped and Little Diva read. I found this recipe taken originally from the Betty Crocker site.
- 1 box (15.25 oz.) white cake mix, and ingredients to make as directed
- Red food coloring
- Blue food coloring
- 1 container (12 oz.) white frosting
- Sprinkles to decorate, optional
1. Preheat oven according to cake mix directions.
2. Make cake batter as directed on box, using water, oil and egg whites. Divide batter in 3 containers. Dye one part with red food coloring, the second part with blue food coloring and leave the third white.
3. Pour red cake batter into bottom of greased bunt pan. Carefully pour the white batter over red batter in pan. Then pour blue batter over white batter.
When you add the batter to the pan, Do Not Mix. Just pour it in so the colors rest on top of each other in the pan.
4. Bake as directed on box or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool cake completely, about 30-45 minutes.
5. When cake is cool, divide the frosting evenly into 3 microwavable bowls. Microwave 1 bowl of frosting uncovered on HIGH a few seconds until smooth enough to drizzle over cake. With spoon, drizzle all of the 1st bowl of microwaved frosting all over the cake, back and forth around the cake in a striping pattern. Repeat microwaving second bowl of frosting until smooth. Stir in a few drops of the blue food coloring until well blended. Drizzle over cake, scattering back and forth. Repeat with remaining frosting and red food coloring, making sure red, white and blue can be seen on the cake. Sprinkle with red, white and blue sprinkles, if desired.
Ok, so this is my first big great find this holiday season that I just had to share with you all.😉
For and Lego lovers or gamers out there this is an awesome deal that I just still can’t believe I got today.
I went to Target and picked up the Lego Dimensions starter pack, originally $99.99 and I paid only $46.74 (pre tax)!!!!!
This is how I did it:
$99.99 – original price
$84.99 – Price matched to Amazon
30% off – Used Target Cartwhell offer
10% off – Target Mobile coupon (txt GAMER1 to 827438 to receive this coupon)
Total price before tax: $46.74!! Score!
Easy Strawberry Balsamic Salad
I don’t know about you but I am really getting burned out on salad this summer. So I was trying to play around with something new. I really wanted to use strawberries, especially since we had a few pounds of them in the fridge that had to be used up. Also I was looking for something that would be low in fat and calories, so that would also be a great weight watchers recipe.
After a few tries, I think I did it!
I figured it was only about 2 points plus on the weight watchers scale. Now please keep in mind that I didn’t use the whole bag of spinach and this recipe made enough for 4 salads.
1/2 Cup Chopped Strawberries
1/4 Cup Balsamic Glaze
1 Bag of fresh Spinach
Optional – 1/4 Cup Fat Free Feta Cheese
1 Tbsp Pine Nuts
- In a small pan heat up balsamic glaze for about 3 minutes on medium-medium/low heat.
- Then add strawberries to glaze. Let strawberries and glaze cook together for about 5 minutes on medium/low heat. Remove from heat.
- On small plates place desired amount of spinach.
- Drizzle strawberry glaze over spinach.
- Top with a few sprinkles of feta cheese and pine nuts if you like for some added flavor and texture.
Well school is officially out, my girl scout troop has bridged up the brownies, the garden is growing and the weather here in the Pacific North West is much hotter than normal…yup summer has arrived like a relative kicking in the front door. BAM!
Along with all that summer brings are also the day dreams…
For some these day dreams include the beach, the smell of coconut oil and the sounds of waves and seagulls. Others may think of breathing mountain air, the sounds of woodpeckers and walking through a forest. But my family’s day dreams mostly consist of eating a Dole Whip from Disneyland while washing our hands at the kitchen sink for the 6th time that day with that island pineapple scented foaming soap from Bath & Body works.
So, I was digging around in my pile of recipes to see if I could make a low fat (weight watcher friendly version) of something that had that pineapple flare to it. Something to make that was different, refreshing, healthy and satisfying.
I finally came across a recipe that is an oldie but goodie. My mom used to make it years ago and after talking to a few fellow weight watcher meeting pals they have heard of it too but never tried it.
It’s such an easy recipe, and the little cakes are so good they feel like a little treat but are not overly sweet that they taste great for a snack.
A great thing about this recipe…it’s only 2 ingredients and thats it!
But the best thing ever about this recipe is that each “cake” or”muffin” (whatever you call it) is only 1 ww pts+!!!
**6/29/16 UPDATE- 4 Smart Points per cake**
1 Box Angel Food Cake
1 20 oz Can Crushed Pineapple
Mix both ingredients together well in large bowl.
Scoop mix into 24 cupcake lined muffin or brownie pans.
Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes
Makes: 24 regular sized muffins
(I apologize my pictures did not come out too well, so I will have some update ones on here in about a week or so)