holiday gifts

Valentine’s Chocolate Truffles

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Happy Valentine’s Day! These truffles are easy to make and will really impress your chocolate-loving Valentine!  Wrap them up in a pretty box for that extra special touch. Plus, nothing says “I love you” like heart-healthy ingredients like dark chocolate and extra virgin coconut oil!   Ingredients: 1 cup heavy cream 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup Kelapo Coconut oil 1 lb dark chocolate chips or bars, chopped 1 Tbsp raspberry or hazelnut liqueur ¼ cup high quality cocoa powder   Directions: Bring cream and sugar to a scald. Stir in coconut oil, chocolate and liqueur, in that order. Refrigerate […]

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Homemade Candy Cane Sugar Scrub

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Our simple holiday Candy Cane Body Scrub will leave your dry winter skin hydrated and lightly scented. It works great on feet, elbows, knees, and all-over! Make one for yourself, and one for someone in need of pampering this holiday season.   1 cup coarse sugar or kosher salt 1/2 cup Kelapo coconut oil (heat to a liquid consistency) 10 drops Peppermint Essential Oil   Mix well and place into a pretty holiday jar. -AM

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Beef Jerky for Dad

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  I don’t know very many dads who don’t like beef jerky. It’s one of those foods I never would have tried without some paternal encouragement (right up there with those big gross looking turkey legs at the fair!) I love when I can skip the convenience store artificial version of food and make something myself, and around here, we love nothing more than to DIY on gift giving holidays. Cheers to you, Dad!             2 lbs LEAN beef top round sliced thinly in strips or squares (bat your eyes at the butcher and they […]

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