Intentional Advent Ideas for a Christ-Centered #Christmas |

Navigate the Holidays with a Christmas Roadmap

Walmart doesn’t sell Christmas road maps. Can you imagine the flurry of customers to grab a copy of the Christmas best-practice guide hot off the press? I might be first in line, that is, unless it required parking lot campouts like Black Friday.Source What do you want your Christmas to look like this year? Having… 

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25 Christmas Morning Breakfast Ideas from Jellibean Journals #christmas #breakfast

25 Breakfast Ideas for Christmas Morning

Christmas mornings were made for snuggly warm pajamas and extra yummy breakfasts. There’s no better time than the holidays, when most of us are off work, to put a little something special on our family’s breakfast table. After all, who doesn’t love a breakfast spread with the works? I can’t resist! Whether you’re home for… 

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11 No-Bake Christmas Treats for #dessert in a hurry! #christmas at

11 No-Bake Christmas Treats

Christmastime is almost always synonymous with busy. Why fuss over holiday dessert when you can mix up these no-bake Christmas treats in a hurry? I’m the first to admit I love family heirloom recipes, like my great-grandmother’s caramels, but for last-minute get-togethers and gift trays, nothing fits the bill better than fast-fix Christmas treats. Here… 

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Chocolate Mint Brownie Cheesecake |

Chocolate Mint Brownie Cheesecake

Dense, fudgy brownies layered with tangy cheesecake topping studded with chocolate mints and drizzled with chocolate ganache. Who’s in?My husband spent more than a month deciding on what he wanted as a birthday dessert. We sang “Happy Birthday” with friends and even went to the beach for a mini birthday getaway before he finally chose… 

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Life-Changing Skinny Avocado Brownies- crave-worthy at a fraction of the calories and made from TWO ingredients! #brownies #lowcalorie #dessert from Jellibean Journals

Life-Changing Skinny Avocado Brownies

I roll with the “made from scratch” club 99% of the time, but today’s  life-changing skinny avocado brownies are a shortcut to brownie bliss. Crave-worthy at only a fraction of the calories. You’ll never look at brownies the same way again. These are ultra-simple TWO ingredient avocado brownies… or should I say three? Nah, water doesn’t… 

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no bake snowball cookies

No-bake Snowball Cookies Recipe

I was introduced to no bake snowball cookies on my first date with my husband. I’ve been in love with both the man and the cookies ever since! Thankfully, the cookie genius behind these snowball cookies attached a recipe card to her plate of cookies at that memorable cookie get-together. I snatched it right up…. 

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Chocolate Truffle Cake- rich, fudgy, dark, and incredibly delish. #chocolate #chocolatecake from

Chocolate Truffle Cake

I agreed to watch Despicable Me 2 in exchange for devouring chocolate truffle cake. BEST. DEAL. EVER. A few years ago, David Lebovitz taught me that the richest, most decadent chocolate cakes are made from the simplest ingredients. Chocolate truffle cake is no exception. This lush chocolate dessert is like biting into the smoothest chocolate… 

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Mango Coconut Chia Pudding

Remember Chia Pets? As a kid, I always wanted one of those sprouting pottery animals. Who knew that the chia “fur” they were growing was actually nutritious? I checked out Amazon today and sure enough, found my new Chia Pet crush. Chia pudding is made from those same chia seeds. When the chia seeds are… 

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Peanut Butter Cheesecake Cups -simple to make, even better to nosh! #cookies #cheesecake #peanutbutter |

Chocolate Chip Cookie Peanut Butter Cheesecake Cups

I tried to up my glam factor this week with liquid eyeliner. Despite working through every tutorial at The Beauty Department, my cat eye is far from the cat’s meow. Thankfully, I did manage a new culinary success by adding some glam-factor to everybody’s favorite- the chocolate chip cookie. Chocolate chip cookie peanut butter cheesecake… 

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