Everything but the Kitchen Sink Bars

While the name for this dessert may not be literal, it is definitly one of the more customizable dessert recipes I have, and you can really add whatever you want!

I used to make these when I was in middle school when I used to make the snacks for my church on Sundays, and they were a major hit! After the first week I made sure to bring some photocopies of the recipe with me every time I made them, because so many people asked. I was amazed when I visited once I had graduated from college and that same recipe was pinned up on the bulletin board in the church kitchen!


Can you tell I had a little too much fun on PicMonkey.com? I normally use my iPhone to take my photos, so anything I can do to make them look a little better is ok in my book!

Like I mentioned earlier, these are completely customizable! You can make them vegan, gluten free, dairy free, soy free, however you want! You can do everything homemade, or you can go the quick and convenient route and buy some of your ingredients already made!

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Seeing What Works

Ulcerative Colitis is an odd disease, in that there isn’t one specific diet plan that works for everyone. You kind of have to figure out what works for you. (I talked to someone once that can’t eat watermelon. Can you imagine?? I’d be so sad.) Sometimes, it doesn’t make sense. For example, I’ve noticed that I can’t do large meal salads anymore, at least not as often as I used to. I’m not sure if it’s because there’s a boatload of fiber in there or what. And the thought of raw carrots makes my stomach turn.

For some reason though, I can handle celery just fine, so I’ve been eating a ton of that to get some greens in. I’m not a huge celery fan, (especially cooked, bleh) and this recent new to me purchase has been helping me:


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Christmas Cookies and Grilled Cheese

Hey everyone! Thank you so much for all the awesome reviews on my SunButter Balls from yesterday! They are amaaaazing. I actually made another batch since I posted yesterday… I mean, it only makes 10!

Since I was so busy last week posting all about Kombucha, I feel like I haven’t been able to tell you all what I’ve been up to the past week or so!

The first big thing is that I’ve finally got a date set for my gallbladder surgery! It’s officially coming out on the 28th! I can’t waitttttt!

I spent a whole bunch of time making different roll out cookies (sugar, chocolate, and hazelnut) and decorating them! So far, I’ve decorated the snowflake ones. Having too many cookies/different shapes/colors overwhelms me, so I like to do just a few colors/shapes at a time.

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There’s Always Money in the Banana Stand

I may or may not have created (or remade… I’m sure it’s already been done, so I won’t take credit for it!) the most delicious thing in the world.

First, I want to thank you all for your comments yesterday, and giving me a few ideas to change things up a little!

Anyway, back to the most delicious thing in the world. I got the idea from watching Arrested Development episodes for the 800th time. If you’ve never watched Arrested Development, you should. And If you have, you know that the Banana Stand is the Bluth’s most profitable business venture.

I changed up the frozen banana on a stick however, and made it a little more… bite sized. You only need a few ingredients: a banana or two, peanut butter, and a bag of chocolate chips. (I used the dairy free kind from Whole Foods)

First, you slice the bananas to 1/4 of an inch thick, and pop them in the freezer for about 20 minutes.

Then, spread about a teaspoon of peanut butter (or any nut butter) on top, and put them back in the freezer for another 20 minutes.

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