Recipes

The Best Healthy Chili

This is the Best Healthy Chili recipe. It is so thick and rich with plenty of flavor. This healthy chili is packed with veggies and lean protein. Perfect recipe addition to your weekly meal prep.
Best Healthy Chili

This is my go to Best Healthy Chili Recipe. I love making big batches of this healthy chili and having it for many healthy lunches and freezer dinners for weeks at a time. This recipe is completely customize-able. You can make it with anything you want. (more…)

Top 10 Best Recipes of 2016

A quick look at the top 10 best recipes of 2016 from A Sparkly Mess

Happy Wednesday Everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. So much great food, drinks and celebrating with family and friends. I am in desperate need of some vegetables that don’t have any marshmallows on top of them. Now is prep week for the new year and its definitely time to get back on track. (more…)

Sugar Cookies.

These are my family’s favorite sugar cookies! They hold their shape and they’re soft, sweet, and the perfect recipe.

Sugar cookies

Decorating Sugar Cookies is one of my favorite Holiday memories. My Mom would make so many cut outs ( It seemed like hundreds, but I may be wrong). She would make many festive colored icing and we has so many sprinkles. The best part is that she let us decorate for hours while she just helped and watched us make a mess and laugh and probably have a fight or two (more…)

Chocolate Caramel Shortbread Bars

These Chocolate Caramel Shortbread Bars are a perfect holiday treat. Bring these to any gathering and they are sure to be a huge hit. The saltiness of the shortbread with the creamy caramel and chocolate coating make the perfect match.

Caramel Cookie Bars

Caramel makes me so happy. I love caramel in so many ways and forms. caramel lattes, caramel sauce, caramel almost everything. Baking with caramel is something that happens a lot here. I add caramel to co many recipes that it just seems to come natural now. This is an old recipe my mother would always make around Christmas so it just seemed very timely to post. as it is now a regular on my Christmas baking repertoire. (more…)

6 Amazing Recipes Featuring Oreo Cookies

Oreo Cookies are definitely up there on my favorites list. There is so much you can do with them because they are amazing in almost everything. Here are 6 Amazing Oreo Recipes. You will love these new ways to eat Oreo’s. You are welcome.

6 ways to Oreo

There are many ways to eat and Oreo, split it, crunch it, dip it, freeze it or crush it. I love to eat them all the ways. Baking them or turning them into something new is always fun as well. Oreo’s are a staple in our house and definitely always on the shopping list. we eat way more of them then we really should. so let’s get down to it here are a few of my non-traditional ways to use up those * cough cough* left over Oreo cookies (we both know that leftover Oreo’s do not exist, so just buy an extra bag and hide them somewhere’s or commence baking immediately) (more…)

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup.

The Best Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Ever! Seriously with smoky bacon goodness roasted right in.
AMAZING! You will love this soup.

Roasted Butternut squash soup

This soup is one of the coziest soups ever. You will warm up with a bowl and a slice of warm French Bread. Roasted Butternut Squash Soup is perfect for sipping or dipping, It suits great what ever your soup preference is. (more…)

Easy French Bread

 Easy French Bread Recipe. This is my go to bread recipe.
The soft and chewy texture and with the crunchy crust makes this rich bread a hit every time.
French Bread
 Big baking season has begun. the winter always makes me want to make sweets and bread almost every cold day. Bread is a huge hit in our house. Toast is a daily event and it doesn’t take long for fresh bread to disappear. This Bread is super easy and doesn’t need a lot of attention.  You will love it! just give it a try!

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