Pineapple Coconut Overnight Oats

The weather is warming up and quite frankly, these hot mornings make me want it to be summer already! Waking up early and the sun already shining bright makes me crave to just pack the kiddos in the car and head to the beach. Unfortunately, we are currently not living even close to any ocean, so I’m just going to have to pretend I’m at the beach instead. My Pineapple Coconut Overnight Oats are a delicious combination of rich and creamy coconut milk oats, shredded coconut, vibrant pineapple, and topped with crisp toasted coconut that will make any morning feel like you’re waking up on a tropical beach!

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Easy Chia Pudding

Chia pudding has become a staple in our house. Packed with health benefits like omega-3’s, fiber, and protein. It’s the perfect breakfast or snack to keep you full, and even better it’s super simple to make! I love using this chia pudding recipe as a base and getting creative by adding different toppings, fruits, and quite honestly anything I’m actually craving at the moment (like chocolate, yum)!

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Desert Sunrise Chia Pudding Parfait

If you’ve ever seen a desert sunrise, you know it’s quite a spectacular sight. The gorgeous array of colors that come together to wish you “good morning!” are always breathtaking. I emulated my memories of watching the sun rise in the desert with my Desert Sunrise Chia Pudding Parfait. The layers of polka dotted chia pudding, golden pineapple, bright orange tangerine, and red strawberry will make you feel like you’re in the desert enjoying the beautiful morning dawn!

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*Cherry-Nectarine Cream Crescents*

I love breakfast pastries. I love pastries in general, but breakfast pastries are one of life’s pleasures that I really happen to love (and at any time of day, not just in the morning)! I decided I wanted to make something yummy to nibble on even though it was 8pm, and I wanted to make something to share with my family when they woke up the next day as a breakfast treat. Scouring my refrigerator I found some dark red cherries, perfectly ripe nectarines, and a package of the always wonderful crescent roll dough. So, I enjoyed a peaceful moment in the kitchen the one day of the year the family all went to bed early and mama got to have some time for herself. 😛 My Cherry-Nectarine Cream Crescents are deliciously buttery crescents filled with sweet almond cream cheese, cherries, and nectarines brushed with butter and a sprinkle of brown sugar. These were a perfect little indulgence for my quiet night and everyone loved waking up to a yummy breakfast pastry the next morning! I hope you and your family enjoy this recipe (and hopefully get a peaceful moment to bake without being asked a million questions or cleaning up never ending spills!) 🙂

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*Red, White, and Blue Berry Shortcake Gelato*

The Fourth of July is my husband’s favorite holiday! He loves summertime, BBQ, and fireworks, which is pretty much the perfect combination for a great celebration! It’s our first year celebrating Independence Day here in Oklahoma, so I want to make sure it’s a special one! I’m always looking to come up with new, fun treats to make for our Fourth of July festivities and this year I’ve decided to combine two of my current obsessions (gelato and strawberry shortcake). My Red, White, and Blue Berry Shortcake Gelato is a creamy vanilla gelato studded with pieces of homemade biscuit, dried blueberries, white chocolate chips, and a fresh strawberry swirl. This refreshing, festive treat is the perfect way to put smiles on everyone’s faces while you watch those gorgeous fireworks light up the night sky and celebrate Independence Day!

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