Author: Engage-Life

Yummy Carrot Cake Refrigerator Oatmeal

This yummy carrot cake oatmeal recipe is easy to make. You can add or subtract fruits or spices to meet your needs. Who says your oatmeal has to be boring?   Oats are good for our health so add a little fruit and nuts or seeds and some spice and you have a super healthy and tasty breakfast. Have some fun coming up with new variations of this recipe. Use fresh fruit that is in season to add some variety to this recipe. Use brown sugar or honey in place of the maple syrup. You could even put this on top of other whole grain breakfast cereals.   Give overnight oats a dessert-inspired twist with this carrot cake version.   Carrot Cake Refrigerator Oatmeal Ingredients 16 ounce carton plain low-fat yogurt or one 5.3-ounce carton plain whole-milk Greek yogurt 2/3 cup regular rolled oats 2/3 cup milk 1/3cup finely shredded carrot (1 small) 2 tablespoons raisins or dried cranberries 2 tablespoons crushed pineapple 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup 1 tablespoon chia seeds or flax seed meal (optional) 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 tablespoons chopped nuts, toasted Crushed pineapple Directions In a medium bowl combine yogurt, oats, milk, carrot, raisins, the 2 tablespoons pineapple, the maple syrup, nuts or chia seeds (if desired), and cinnamon. Transfer mixture to a pint jar with a lid or two half-pint jars with lids. Cover and chill overnight or up to 3...

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DIY Bountiful Fall Centerpieces

Acorn Basket Collect acorns (mixed shelled nuts work, too) with and without caps and hot-glue them to a tight-weave basket. Line the basket with plastic or foil, and place florist foam inside. Start with five or six not-too-ripe pears; use wooden skewers to keep the pears in place. Fill out the basket with bold dahlia blooms and sprigs of crabapple, bittersweet, mountain ash berries, or any other seasonal foliage. ~ Produced by Karin Lidbeck-Brent Gathering of Grasses Bouquet The beauty of ornamental grass bouquets is in their simplicity. Use unassuming flea market bottles and jars to hold quick cuttings of (from left to right), rattlesnakegrass or quakinggrass (Briza Maxima), Mexican feathergrass or Texas needlegrass (Stipa tenuissima), and hare’s tail (Lagurus ovatus). Succulent-Topped Pumpkin When planting a succulent pumpkin, aim for an abundant look with a blend of colors and textures. To construct, coat the top of a Cinderella pumpkin with spray adhesive and quickly press dry moss on top, making a layer ½-1 inch thick. Group the three tallest succulents together slightly to one side of the center; use a clear crafts gel to attach the cuttings and seedpods to the moss, packing in tightly. A hot-glue gun also makes it easy to secure items to the moss. Aim for a mounded arrangement, angling shorter smaller items outward. Blue Hubbard in Bloom A blue Hubbard squash makes an unexpected container...

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Garlic Herb and Cheese Pull Apart Bread

I do love a food mash up. The idea of throwing two good things together to make a new wonderful thing always makes me smile (think pizza cones and cronuts).  So, when I was asked to come up with a recipe using a new mash up ingredient soon to hit supermarket shelves I couldn’t resist! Philadelphia is […] This looks so good! You could mix and match different herbs to your liking. What a great and beautiful idea for a dinner party. Source: Garlic Herb and Cheese Pull Apart Bread | Chew Town Food...

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Nutty Candy Chocolate Filled Pretzels

Here is a fun and delicious idea for holiday snacking. Regular pretzels will never be the same once you fill them with Wilton Candy Melts candy and add a sprinkle of chopped nuts. This combination of sweet and salty is fun to make and serve any time of the year and your guests will devour them! Step 1 Fill pretzels. Position pretzels on parchment-covered cake board. Melt light cocoa Candy Melts candy according to package directions. Use melted light cocoa candy in cut decorating bag to fill pretzel openings. Immediately sprinkle with chopped nuts. Chill until firm, about 10 to 15 minutes. Source: Nutty Candy Filled...

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