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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Making memories with an ice cream float


I was flipping through a magazine the other day and saw an article on a Root Beer float. That brought me back to when I was a child and I remembered that my mom used to enjoy Root Beer floats.

I decided to make an ice cream float for my daughter after I realized she has never tried one. Typically, we do not keep soda in the house, but I remembered I had some Ginger Ale in the fridge that I asked my husband to pick up for an upset stomach I had a few days ago. Score!  

We had some waffle cone ice cream in the freezer, which I thought would pair perfectly with the Ginger Ale. So, off we went to make a special treat.

First, we poured our soda into a tall glass. Then, we added two scoops of ice cream and finished it off with a red straw.  


As you can see by the picture she was a happy girl!

On a side note, we should all have a great ice cream scoop in our kitchen. I have two perfect options for you here:

Tupperware (with Kathy) 

Pampered Chef (with Laura) 

You can pair all types of soda and ice cream flavors together to come up with the perfect combination for you. 

Ready to read more about ice cream floats and try out some new recipes? Check out my article on The Love Of Food magazine!

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Organic Girl coupons and product review


I am so pleased with Organic Girl products and customer service! We purchase their fresh spinach or spring mix every week. Unlike other organic greens, theirs come already washed and ready to eat!

I emailed the company telling them how much we enjoy their products and they were so kind to send coupons. They responded the same day I reached out and were genuinely HAPPY to send me the coupons. 

As I was poking around their site, I see that they also offer organic salad dressings and I have to say, they look delicious! 

Thank you, thank you, thank you for treating me like the most important customer on the earth. Please visit their site Organic Girl and let me know what you think!

Healthy food coupons: Have you seen them?

Friday, June 4, 2021

Healthy food coupons...have you seen them?



I have several important question to ask you... Are you a couponer? Do you clip coupons from the Sunday paper or maybe print them from online? 

Years ago, I was a huge couponer. As time went on, I have remained frugal with my grocery choices, but stopped clipping coupons. I recently started again and quickly realized that there are little to no coupons for healthy, organic foods. 

My diet has changed for the good over the last 10 years and I am now plant-based and choose to purchase organic food options. 

In an effort to save money on food, because the prices have gone up over the last year and a half, I ordered the Sunday paper and started clipping coupons again. I have found coupons for kitchen and bathroom items, but nothing for produce or other healthy food options.

I decided to reach out to the companies that we purchase from weekly. I emailed or submitted a comment on their online form. I explained how we love their products and asked if they would be willing to send us coupons. 

I am happy to share that they were happy to do it! The next series of blog posts will be about the companies who were happy to send us coupons to help us continue to eat healthy and save money. 

 Casupo tea review 

Parchment paper sheets review 

Bite Club extract review

Monday, May 10, 2021

Easy recipe: Chocolate filled puff pastry

This recipe is easy to prepare and takes just about 30 minutes to bake. You can serve it warm or room temperature, either way, it will provide a dessert bursting with texture and flavor.

If served warm, try serving it alongside your favorite ice cream!

I made this recipe for my family one weekend and it didn't even last through the night! When I woke up the next morning, I woke up to an empty plate with a few pastry crumbs stuck to the bottom.

Chocolate filled puff pastry recipe
  • 1 sheet of puff pastry, defrosted
  • 4 ounces chocolate chips, milk or semi-sweet (I mix the two)
  • 1/2 cup macadamia nut pieces (already chopped)
  • 1 Tbsp salted butter
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Tear off a piece of non-stick foil, large enough to line a cookie sheet.
Place foil on the counter and unroll puff party onto foil.
Flatten with rolling pin.
Melt chocolate with butter in Pyrex measuring cup in the microwave for 1 minute.
Remove and stir.
Pour chocolate mixture onto rolled dough.
Smooth out with a spoon.
Sprinkle with nuts.
Roll dough.
Place seem side down on foil.
Slice dough with serrated knife, about 6 to 8 diagonal slices on top.
Place foil onto jelly roll pan or cookie sheet.
Bake for 30 minutes.
Slice and serve.

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Chocolate malt cake with cherry vanilla frosting recipe 

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Review: Casupo Teas


I have 2 Instagram accounts, one for my writing ( Writer_Deanna ) and one for my bakery ( The Fiery Whisk Baking). Casupo Teas reached out to me on my writing account and asked if they could send me some teas to sample. Of course, I agreed, because I absolutely love hot tea!

I am so glad I did. I tried the fruit blend herbal tea and am hooked. They sent this adorable little tea infuser with the teas. Since the teas are loose, you have to have something in order to steep them in your hot water. 

I highly recommend Casupo Teas and highly encourage you to place an order and give them a try for yourself. 

Not only have I agreed to share my experience with their teas on my Instagram writer channel, I am sharing them on my bakery channel and this blog! The smooth taste and superb flavor has me a customer for life! 


Bite Club extract review

Zyliss product review 

Savory Spice Shop Raleigh review

Monday, April 19, 2021

Easy baking: Applesauce cookies with cinnamon drizzle



These applesauce cookies can be made with homemade applesauce

 or with the store-bought variety. 

They are perfect for a weekend treat or any Holiday or gathering. 


Perfect cookies to bake up with your children... 

simple to prepare and minimal ingredients!

Easy Applesauce Cookies

1 box spice cake mix

1 cup raisins

½ cup oil

½ cup applesauce

1 egg

Cinnamon sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Prepare 2 cookie sheets by lining them with non-stick foil.

In a large bowl, combine first 5 ingredients.

Mix until combined.

Drop teaspoon sized cookies onto prepared cookie sheets.

Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

Bake for 12 to 15 minuets.


Want to add a touch of sweet drizzle?


Cinnamon Drizzle


1 cup powdered sugar

1/2 tsp cinnamon



Add sugar and cinnamon into a bowl

Add 1 tsp of water at a time until a thick drizzle consistency is formed.

With a spoon, drizzle over cooled cookies.


Tip: If drizzle is too loose, add more powdered sugar. 



Cookbooks: Your baking questions revealed 


Iced Bisquick cookie recipe  


3 versions of oatmeal cookies 


Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Easy BBQ sauce recipe

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Make your own BBQ sauce to cut back on preservatives and to save a couple of dollars as well.
For a quick meal, marinate chicken breasts in the sauce and then bake or grill!

Easy BBQ Sauce
  • ¾ cup ketchup
  • 2 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 ½ tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp pepper
Combine all ingredients in a pot over low/medium heat.
Cook until well combined and hot.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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