2014 Holiday Gift Guide with Keep

Are ready for this? Holiday Gift Guide 2014 is now ready. I’ve hand picked kitchen tools for $50 & under, $100 & under and $100 & up, along with tabletop items for $50 & under, $100 & under and $100 & up.

Yes, it’s that time to compile your wish list and start planning your gifts to others. This year, I’m going to help you out and tell you about my new assistant, the Keep app and you’ll see how great this is.

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If you aren’t a regular reader, let me tell you—I’m a social media nerd and app addict. Keep plays into both of these vices. Keep is the new way to shop. It let’s you discover, share and buy the latest trends in fashion, home decor, accessories and design.

Carrot Cake Juice

Yes, you read that right, carrot cake juice. What the wha. . .? Yep, I pureed a slice of cake. Grab a straw. Kidding! That would be nothing short of disgusting.

Carrot Cake Juice ~ The new cake-flavored power juice |  Bakers Royale

Nope, this carrot cake juice is made with fruits, a few nuts, spices and honey. Now here’s the secret ingredient that really makes this recipe: granola. It gives the whole ensemble that cake-like taste. I figure if people throw oatmeal in their smoothies, why not granola. And let me tell you, the granola makes this recipe.

Holiday Cookie #5: Salted Chocolate-Caramel Snickers Cookies

I’m a tad late on last week’s Holiday Cookie installment. To make make-up for it, you’ll see two this week. To start, I’m sharing these over-the-top Salted Caramel-Chocolate Snicker Cookies.

Salted Chocolate-Caramel Rounds via Bakers Royale

I made one batch of these with a Rolo center and they disappeared before I could shoot them. So like any good wife and mom, I upped the edible factor on the second batch by stuffing them with my family’s favorite candy, Snickers.