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Caramel Apple Popcorn

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In celebration of fall, I decided to whip up a tasty treat this weekend – Caramel Apple Popcorn. Oh my, I can’t begin to tell you how good this was! I’m a big fan of anything caramel and I also absolutely love flavored popcorn. This is the type of snack that once you start; it’s so hard to stop. My main ingredient in this addicting treat was coconut oil. This was substituted in place of butter and definitely increases the flavor of the ingredients. I used coconut oil for the homemade caramel and also when making my apple chips. Now, […]

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Cocoa Pebbles Crispy Treats

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Rise Crispy Treats have always been my fiancé’s favorite, especially the chocolate ones. The other night he got this ridiculous craving for chocolatey treats and guess who had to go to the grocery store at 9 p.m. to whip up something good – me! I decided that I would go about a different way to making these treats, getting a different brand of cereal and making the base with coconut oil instead of butter. I prefer to use this healthy fat in all my recipes now, especially when I’m baking. For any recipe, you simply swap out butter or oil […]

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Best Coconut Oil Hacks for Summer

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Now that summer is creeping upon us, it’s time to take extra precaution when being outdoors. Living in Florida, we tend to experience an insane amount of heat, humidity, and the worst – sunburn. My fiancé thinks that I’m crazy, but I keep my go-to jar of coconut oil on me at all times in order to help with a lot of mishaps that tend to occur during these hot months. For those of you who aren’t familiar with coconut oil, its anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial properties make this versatile oil so amazing. It can be applied topically, mixed with […]

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