Beating the Heat -- Courtesy Upsplash

Here we are at the fourth and final post for the My Life In Snippets Beating the Heat Summer Series! Although I didn’t receive new ideas – I have seen a lot of support for this series, of which, I, of course, appreciate very much! 🙂 I have a few more ideas of how you can stay cool during the summer heat! Sunglasses are in style – wear them! Protect your eyes from the sun – it’s way less painful!… Read more »

Beating the Heat -- Courtesy Upsplash

Here we are with Foodie Friday tailored to the Beating the Heat Summer Series here at My Life In Snippets. Eating the right foods in the summer is vital to staying cool. During the late fall and winter time, my stomach frequently longs for comfort foods like baked potatoes, soups and heavy meals. However, in the summer time, it’s better to keep meals light and on the cool side. I posted in a prior piece that during the summer you… Read more »

Beating the Heat -- Courtesy Upsplash

Hey! I’m back with round two of tips to beat the summer heat! Dresses and light-colored clothing! Clothing made from material meant to wick away sweat is not just for the athletes – it’s meant to help you stay cool as well! Wear a wet bandana 🙂 – You may think I’m crazy but keeping a cool cloth on your neck or forehead while out in the summer heat yields relief necessary to staying cool and keeping happy! Cold Showers,… Read more »

Beating the Heat -- Courtesy Upsplash

Phew! It’s August, and I’ve always been told that August is by far the hottest month of the year. (Maybe it’s because everyone is just so sick of the heat…). So, I’ve decided to share some tips throughout this week (for a total of four posts) regarding how to stay cool.   Water – drink up! Lately, I’ve been making more of an effort to stay hydrated. And yes, that means more than 8 glasses of water a day. I’ve… Read more »

Completed Cupcakes

  This summer, I have the honor of working with and advising a group of IT Interns (in the same place as I was last summer). I’ve made a few treats for them throughout the summer – because, well, I love baking 🙂 So, when one of them requested something chocolatey – I didn’t know what to make… My other half suggested cake…and that idea led me to finding cupcake recipes – specifically this one for Salted Dark Chocolate Cupcakes…. Read more »

Chicken Alfredo

  So, in looking back at my Foodie Friday posts, I realized that I’ve never actually posted a real dinner – just very sugary treats and breakfasts. Therefore, I give you Chicken Alfredo. Ingredients: 2 Boneless Chicken Breasts 1-2 c. Broccoli Angel Hair Pasta 2 tbsp. Butter 1 c. Heavy Whipping Cream 1 c. Parmesan 1 tbsp. Garlic Pinch of Pepper 1 tbsp. Parsley   Directions: Boil pasta to your own liking. After heating a frying pan with a small… Read more »

Yummy Cinnamon Roll

Happy Friday, everyone! This weekend, cook up my favorite sweet treat, cinnamon rolls! Ingredients: Dough… 4-5 c. Flour 4.5 tsp. Yeast 0.75 c. Milk 0.5 c. Water 0.5 c. Butter, melted 0.5 c. Sugar 1 Egg Filling… 0.5+ c. Butter, melted 1 c. Brown Sugar 1 tbsp. Cinnamon Frosting… 2.5-3.5 c. Powdered Sugar 2 tbsp. Butter 2 tbsp. Milk 1-2 tsp. Vanilla   Directions: Mix together 1.75 cups Flour and Yeast. Set aside. In small saucepan, heat the milk, water,… Read more »

Image of Espresso Caramel Ice Cream Cake

Two weeks ago was my other half’s birthday. His love of coffee, espresso and all things caffeine inspired me to search for an ice cream cake recipe last summer for his last birthday. The cake was such a hit he asked for it again this year. Of course, after making something once, you typically find some adjustments that work better for you! I’d like to thank Martha Stewart’s site for the original recipe for this cake – although I have… Read more »

Fritatta for Foodie Friday Image

Here we are at week two of Foodie Friday. Although you might think “Breakfast” when I say Frittata, but I promise this recipe can be used at any time of day! It’s protein packed and delicious too! One note, the recipe is incredibly flexible – add more or less or substitute! The frittata is definitely a meal you can make your own. Ingredients: 1-2 c. Mushrooms 4 Eggs Garlic Powder Olive Oil 0.75 c. Milk 2 Bell Peppers, chopped 3-5… Read more »

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes Image

Happy Friday, everyone! And welcome to the first of hopefully many Foodie Friday’s! Each Friday I plan to share a recipe of my own (or one that I’ve come across) to all of you! This week, I combined two of my favorite breakfast foods into one to make Cinnamon Roll Pancakes! Ingredients: Pancakes… 1 c. Flour 2 tsp. Baking Powder 1 c. Milk 1 tbsp. Butter 2 tsp. Vanilla 1 Egg Filling… 0.5 c. Melted Butter 1.25 c. Brown Sugar… Read more »