Monthly Archives: April 2014

Yummy Breakfast Parfait

Happy humpday all!

Today I have a great recipe for you. A nice dare I say it -healthy- breakfast parfait!

Made with fresh fruit, Greek yogurt and overnight oatmeal, what’s not to love?


Ok so you can’t see everything in that jar due to the yogurt filling up everywhere, but just wait till you try it!

It’s like heaven in a jar. I’m not kidding.

I first saw a similar version of this parfait here at peanut butter and peppers. If you haven’t been there before you should check it out. She has tons of great recipes for keeping up with a healthy life style.

Now you follow her instructions precisely you will have this for your nutritional content:

Jennifer’s Breakfast Parfait Jar:  282,  Fat:  6.1,  Sodium:  84,  Carbs:  39,  Fiber:  8,  Sugar:  15,  Protein:  19

Not too bad huh!

Mine has a few more calories, 40 more to be exact, but we only keep whole milk in the fridge and I used vanilla instead of plain for the yogurt. Don’t be afraid to vary it up a bit though. It’s so simple to make and so yummy, it will have you going back again and again.

So here’s how to make it:

Starting the night before you are going to want to make your oatmeal.

Simply put, its overnight oatmeal so you want to make it overnight. 🙂

You’ll need:


1/4 c old fashioned oats

1/4 c milk

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp honey

dash cinnamon

All you have to do is combine all your ingredients, stir, cover, and refrigerate overnight:


In the morning it will look like this:


That right there is good on its own, but wait till you add it to everything else.. OMG it’s delicious!

So for the rest of your parfait you will need:


1/2 c Greek yogurt- I used vanilla

1/2 c Diced strawberries

1 small banana or 1/2 c of whatever fruit you desire- don’t be afraid to play with this a bit

Your now made overnight oatmeal.

Then simply layer your ingredients like this, 1/4 c yogurt:


1/4 c strawberries:


1/2 a banana:


Your oatmeal:


Then yogurt, strawberries and banana again:


And that’s it! This is a pint sized canning jar, and yesterday I took it in to work and ate it there. It’ll drop right into your purse, or diaper bag and you can eat it anywhere you want. You can add some granola if you wish or leave it as is. Either way it’s a great breakfast start and will keep you full for hours.

If you have a variation you’d like to share, let me know below, I’d love to hear from you!

Until next time,

Happy “baking”

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Posted by on April 30, 2014 in Cakes


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Introducing- New Author Lyndsie!

Hey everyone I just wanted to take a minute to introduce you to my good friend and new co-author of Baking Memories-


Lyndsie is very crafty and artistic, and will be doing project how-to’s that include her own cakes, and some crocheting and everything in between.

I’m very excited to have her on board and I just know that you will be in love with her projects after her first post. She’s going to be writing her first one very soon so be looking for it.

Welcome Lyndsie!


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Posted by on April 27, 2014 in Cakes


DIY Wine bottle garden lights

DIY Wine bottle garden lights

Happy Saturday everyone!

So for my first post in like FOREVER I just had to show you my new garden lights. It looks a bit like I’m a drunk, but really I’m not… I swear. However these lights are simple to do and look pretty once the sun goes down, so I just had to share with you.


How pretty!

These were incredibly easy and it gave me something to do with all of those polymer clay beads I made for this post.

All you have to do is stuff some Christmas icicle lights into your bottles and then using some florist wire attach the beads to the neck of the bottles as a charm.

We took it a step further and then added charms to the middle of each section of lights, to give it more “oomph”


Then just wait for it to get dark, plug the lights in, and sit back and enjoy.


The ambience of the whole setting was perfect. Lyndsie and I sat outside while it was getting darker and darker, and didn’t feel the need to turn on the patio light.

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Here’s some more daylight shots so you can see placement of where we decided to put them and a better idea of how they look before the lights come on.

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So if you are a wine enthusiast, and want to turn all of those bottles into some easy diy decor look no further than some wine bottle lights.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting



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Posted by on April 26, 2014 in Crafts!


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Catching up!

Happy Sunday everyone!

I just wanted to take a minute and apologize for my absence, my poor computer is on the fritz, but will be working soon. I have some great posts coming up that I wanted to give you a sneak peak at:

First if you enjoyed my polymer clay jelly roll beads, you’re going to love the tute for a diy polymer clay flower cane.

Also I have some great Easter themed mason jar gifts that I saw on Pinterest, I well give you the original link when we get to making them.

There is also a great Easter kitkat cake that I’m making that you all will love.

And lastly, but certainly not least, I am introducing soon another crafter who is going to help take baking memories to the next level, along with some guest posts!

All that coming very soon I promise!

Until next time,
Happy baking and crafting!

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Posted by on April 6, 2014 in Uncategorized


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