Simple Thanksgiving Dessert

With Thanksgiving coming up most of us wonder what should we bring to Thanksgiving. For the last few years I’ve celebrated Thanksgiving with Brandon’s family and we have a blast. There are so many of us and the house is always filled with laughter. Everyone in his family has their dish that they make year after year. I always bring a dessert because it’s safe. Last year I made a pecan pie from a jar! It was so easy. I didn’t have to stress about taking up too much counter space or getting in anyone’s way. All I had to do was put the pie crust in a pie pan, let it bake for a few minutes, dump the pecan pie in and put it back in the over. Simple. Easy.¬† This year I wanted to try something new.

Last week I made Oreo Poke Cake for my boss’ birthday. . .plus to test out the recipe. This recipe couldn’t have been easier to make. My whole department devoured it. What’s so great about this cake is, I can make it the night before and it will just continue you get better.

Once the cake comes out of the oven, poke holes throughout the cake. Then top it with the cookies and cream pudding and place it in the fridge for a few hours to set. Before you serve, top with LOTS of crumbled up Oreos.

You can make this same cake but with different combinations. The next one I want to try is either Boston Creme Pie or Lemon & Blueberry Poke cake.

You can find the recipe to the Oreo Poke Cake here.

Come back on Thursday for my week of Blue Apron recap.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Xo, Heather


Quick & Healthy Breakfast

85% of the time I follow the Ketogenic Diet, which consists of low carb, moderate protein and high fat. I know it doesn’t work for others or we are scared of it because it goes against everything we were taught but it works for me. There are days when I’m hitting my low carb goal and there are other days that I go over it to enjoy life. I’ll get into that another time but I wanted to share a quick and healthy breakfast that anyone can enjoy.

On a recent trip to Trader Joe’s I found these whole grain crispbread which looked very interesting and plus they only have 4 net grams of carbs per cracker. I thought of all of the different breakfast combinations I could create with one base. The first one that came to mind was cream cheese topped with smoked salmon and Everything But the Bagel seasoning. It’s a great mix of good carbs, fats, protein and seasoning.

A few other combos:

Crisp Bread + Cream Cheese + Proscuitto

Crisp Bread + Guacamole + Sunny Side Up Egg

Crisp Bread + Cream Cheese + Smoked Salmon + Sunny Side Up Egg

Crisp Bread + Scrambled Egg + Bacon + Cheese 

And the list goes on and on!

Also, what is nice about this crisp bread it doesn’t crumble when you put cold cream cheese on it. I love that is a sturdy cracker that has good flavor.

Time to make another trip to Trader Joe’s to pick up another sleeve of Crisp Bread.

Are you a fan of Trader Joe’s or would like to see what I pick up there? I would love to share and think it would be a fun blog post. Comment below on what you would like to see.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Xo, Heather