Sunday, September 30, 2012

Egg free, Dairy free & Peanut Free Chocolate Cupcakes & VLOG


*Welcome to Pamela's Heavenly Treats 1st VLOG*

This is new for me, doing a VLOG but I thought it would be fun, and it was.  When I watched the VLOG I was laughing at myself because my eyes were all over the place, sometimes it looked like my glasses were crooked LOL and I said blender and meant to say mixer, and I said vegetable oil and I use canola oil but I made it through.

I have 2 VLOGS because I didnt know how to combine them and my hubbie isn't here, he would know what to do! The first one is me talking about Pamela's Heavenly Treats, and making the cupcakes, and the second one is me showing you the finished product.  My camera man was Josef he did an awesome job.  I will try to do a VLOG each week!  Hopefully get better at it each week!

I made  a cupcake for people with allergies to eggs, dairy or peanuts, I didnt know how well the cupcakes were going to come out, because I tweaked some ingredients, but I have to tell you this is the best chocolate cupcake I have tasted.   I must be honest with you, they tasted better than my regular whole wheat chocolate cupcakes!  They were so moist, yummy, and had a delicious taste, and I saved making this healthy treats, because I didnt have to use eggs or buttermilk.  Without further adue!







Ingredients

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
5 tbsp canola oil
1 tbsp vinegar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup cold water
1/4 cup applesauce
1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)

Directions

Set oven to 350, for cupcakes makes 12-16, for cake grease 8x8 cake pan.
In a bowl combine flour, salt, light brown sugar, cocoa powder and baking soda, set aside.
Mix oil, vinegar, vanilla and water.  Add dry mix slowly.  If you want to add chocolate chips, stir them in.  Cupcakes bake for 18-20 minutes, Cake 8x8 bake for 40 minutes.  Cool on wire rack.

Easy Cream Cheese Frosting

1 8oz package cream cheese (softened)
1 stick unsalted butter (softened)
2 tsp vanilla
3 cups of sifted powered sugar
Orange Icing coloring

Combine cream cheese, butter and vanilla, slowly stir in powdered sugar until you get the consistency you want, (I wanted a thin frosting so it could look like a glaze on cupcakes) then add orange icing coloring and stir until your frosting is orange all over!  Frost your delicious cupcakes!  Add some festive sprinkles if you like!

You can find me linking up Here


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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Heavenly Treats Sunday Link Party #19



Welcome to 




Wow can't believe that it is already Link Party #19, last week there were some awesome posts, from recipes,DIY, crafts, desserts you name it.  Thanks to all of you that make this Link Party successful, each week I meet new people, so many wonderful comments!  Thank you again!


This week we have no features, because I have been super busy all week!  Promise next Friday I will post features for link party #18 and #19!



Just a few rules:

Link directly to your post

No giveaways or shops


Please grab party button or link back to my blog



Pamela's Heavenly Treats


~Please make sure you visit and comment on other posts~

I would love it if you would become a follower of Pamela's Heavenly Treats

Please check back next week to see who is featured!


REMEMBER (You may link up crafts, recipes, desserts, DIY etc)



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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Apple Tea Mug Cake


I really love mug cakes, they use little ingredients and are great for a midnight snack, and this mug cake is made with no eggs, and it came out moist and delicious!  The kiddies helped me eat it!  They said I should make it into cupcakes, so that is on my list of things to bake!  So get your favorite mug out and get ready to make Apple Tea Mug Cake


Ingredients

3 tbsp whole wheat flour
2 tbsp light brown sugar
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp grated apples
1 tsp low fat milk
1 tbsp canola oil

Directions

Mix all wet ingredients, then add dry ingredients, mix well and pour into greased mug.  Microwave on high for 2 minutes. Allow to stand for 1 minute. Tip cake out unto a plate.  Serve with frosting or fried apples.


You can find me linking up Here

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Down Home Fried Apples


The other day it felt like Fall, and today is feels like summer with a nice spring like breeze, but I am in the southern comfort of Fall season with my baking.  I had leftover apples from my Brown Sugar Apple Crisp and I decided to make Down Home Fried Apples and they came out delicious! 


Ingredients

2 cups of slices apples 
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon

Directions

Melt butter, add light brown sugar, add sliced apples, vanilla and cinnamon on medium on the stove top and let your apples fry, I made Apple Tea Mug Cake (which will be on another post) and poured the fried apples over the cake and it was YUMMY, SUPERB, DELICIOUS ok you get what I am saying!


You can find me linking up Here

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Proverbs Prayers - Book Review


Link to buy the book:


http://ow.ly/dDWpN  

About the Book: 

Praying the Wisdom of Proverbs into Your Life Every Day

Experience God’s wisdom as never before and find encouragement, peace, answers, and a better life through this devotional prayer book.
Many people read a chapter a day from the book of Proverbs as a regular devotional practice. They consider it their favorite book in the Bible because its daily practical guidance offers tools to make the right choices and have the inner strength to stand against pressure, size up a situation and know how to respond, make fewer careless mistakes, and avoid unnecessary trouble.
In these pages, readers will find a chapter from Proverbs followed by a heartfelt prayer that includes all of the insights from that chapter. In a mere thirty-one days they can pray all of the wisdom of Proverbs for their lives.



My Review:

I really liked this devotional book, each day you have a scripture story to read, a prayer.  I read 10 devotionals a day because it was just that kind of devotional book, I never wanted to put it down.  If you want to know about the book of Proverbs this is the book to read.  When you are done you will know all about Praying the Wisdom of Proverbs.  This is a devotional book, that I will be going back and rereading and that I can use in my quiet time with the Lord.  I will also be passing this on to a friend!

I received this book for an honest review!
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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Banana, Peanut Butter and Chocolate Bites


Now who would have thought that banana, peanut butter and chocolate would go together, and let alone make a yummy and healthy treat! Well it does, it got a thumbs up in my house, even my little one loved them!  

So today we have Banana, Peanut Butter and Chocolate Bites which is the easiest treat I think I ever made.  



Ingredients

3 bananas (sliced)
1 cup peanut butter
2 cups melted chocolate

Directions

Slice bananas and place on a baking tray. Spoon about 1/2 tablespoon of peanut butter on top of each banana slice. Place another banana slice over the peanut butter so it looks like a sandwich. Freeze until firm, about 2 hours.

Melt chocolate chips. Place banana pieces in the melted chocolate, one by one, until covered in chocolate all around.  Place the bananas back on the tray and let them set.  Keep banana bites in the freezer or fridge.  



You can find me linking up Here

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Brown Sugar Apple Crisp


It's Fall Ya'll! I love the crisp air, watching the leaves turn colors and fall to the ground, I love to wear fuzzie socks around the house, I love to have my oven on and bake up some yummy Fall tasting treats.  That's what I did this weekend, it was Fall baking in our home, and it smelled so GOOD! Today I have for you Brown Sugar Apple Crisp, I tweaked a recipe I saw over at Flourish it came out great and it was all gone; everyone wanted seconds for dessert, so this is a winner in our house!  This will be one of our desserts on our Thanksgiving table this year!



Ingredients

4 cups sliced apples
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp whole wheat flour

1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup oatmeal ( I used quick oats)
1/2 cup melted butter
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp nutmeg

Directions


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 9×9-inch baking dish and layer bottom of dish with apple slices. Combine brown sugar and 2 tbsp of flour and sprinkle over apples. Set aside.
Stir together melted butter, brown sugar, flour, oatmeal, cinnamon, vanilla and nutmeg in a mixing bowl. Combine well and crumble topping over apples. Bake for 35 minutes.


You can find me linking up Here
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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Co-Hosting Marvelous Mondays Link Party #13


I am Co-Hosting Marvelous Mondays, with some awesome ladies! Link up your posts from the week!
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It's Happy Birthday time! Tomorrow is my birthday! We are off celebrating in Ft. Myers Beach. So let's make this a great party. Hooray for birthdays! Tomorrow Paula from Call Me PMc will be sharing a wonderful sweet treat on my blog so please be sure to stop by and check it out. Also, I am currently hosting a September Sponsors Giveaway. Please see below for the entry form!

Good evening, everyone! Welcome to Marvelous Mondays week 13! I hope you all have had a great weekend. This week's co-hosts are:

Julie from This Gal Cooks
Paula from Call Me PMc
Pamela from Pamela's Heavenly Treats
Brittany from The Sapphire Bee

Be sure to stop by these wonderful blogs and say hello! We cannot wait to see what you have to share this week! 
Also, if you are interested in co-hosting, please contact me (thisgalcooks@gmail.com) and let me know when you would like to co-host.)
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Rules:
1. A follow of your hosts via Google Friend Connect, Twitter, Blog Lovin, Facebook or RSS Feed is greatly appreciated. 
2  Check out your fellow bloggers' projects. Leave them some wonderful comments to let them know that you stopped by.
3. Link up your recipes, crafts or DIY projects. No giveaways or shops, please.
4. Grab a button. It's not mandatory but it helps get the word out about the party.




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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Heavenly Treats Sunday Link Party #18



Welcome to 




Wow can't believe that it is already Link Party #18, last week there were some awesome posts, from recipes,DIY, crafts, desserts you name it.  Thanks to all of you that make this Link Party successful, each week I meet new people, so many wonderful comments!  Thank you again!


If you would like to see features from Heavenly Treats Link Party #17 please go here.



Just a few rules:

Link directly to your post

No giveaways or shops


Please grab party button or link back to my blog



Pamela's Heavenly Treats


~Please make sure you visit and comment on other posts~

I would love it if you would become a follower of Pamela's Heavenly Treats

Please check back next week to see who is featured!


REMEMBER (You may link up crafts, recipes, desserts, DIY etc)





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Friday, September 21, 2012

Features from Heavenly Treats Link Party #17


We had a fantastic link up last week, many new blogs and all the creativity that was shown, from desserts, savory dishes, appetizers, crafts etc.  

Here are the features from last weeks link party.  Make sure you come back tomorrow and link up what you have been working on this week!  

Make sure you grab a featured button to place on your blog!

FEATURES FROM LINK PARTY #17


SWEET 


Nectarine Pie w/ Oatmeal Cookie Crust from Val's Play ~ Square Circle Works



Indoor Smore Bars from Mandatory Mooch


SAVORY



Shrimp Scampi from Saved Sister



Warm Cold Butter Fast from Jellibean Journals

CRAFT / DIY



Handmade Fall Cards from Life As We Know It By Paula



Ruffle Bottom and Bum Jeans Pattern from The Crafting Fiend

~Please grab a FEATURED button~ 

~All features are being pinned on Heavenly Treats Sunday Board~

Pamela's Heavenly Treats



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Sponsor Love



Today is dedicated to my LOVELY Sponsors, I am so honored that you all chose my blog to want to be apart of, when I started blogging I had no idea that I would make friends with anyone, but through this experiece I have met some awesome lovelies and I am so excited to showcase them today.  I would like for everyone to focus on my left sidebar, from Grande Cupcake to Mini Cupcake, these lovelies have wonderful blogs and/or shops, please take a moment to just click on there blog button and you wont be disapointed!  We have a few lovelies that gave a little introduction to there blogs!

If you would like to be a sponsor of Pamela's Heavenly Treats for October please go here and use Promo Code OCTOBER50 for half off all Ad Spaces! I would love to have you!

Reminder

Don't forget to enter the Giftcard Giveaway, Michaels, Panera Bread and Starbucks Giftcards, 1 winner takes all!

 Saturday morning Heavenly Treats Link Party will be OPEN, come on back and link up those recipes, desserts, crafts, DIY!


Make sure you come and visit on Tuesday for our 

End of the Summer Giveaway (Giftcards, Ad Space, Store Credit)





Hi there!  My name is Jenny from The NY Melrose Family.  I'm a teacher mommy that shares diy projects, recipes, organizational ideas and party planning details.  I usually have an adorable, talkative assistant working with me, my two and a half year old Riley.  Riley is a mini-version of me so she's controlling, a bit bossy and always on the move.  My husband and I try to keep up with her as best as we can.  Drop on over any time because we love guests!  I host a weekly link party on Wednesdays and a Bloglovin Blog Hop at the end of each month.  Come join in any time!

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Hi! I’m Jennifer a former Big City Canadian, living in itty bitty town Texas. I love coffee, anything Teal, mint chapstick, Fall, My husband and my puppy. Not necessarily in that order :) I blog over at Finding My Way in Texas and share my random, sometimes chaotic, always adventurous life. I also have a shop called LoneStar Lovlies full of handmade goodies and things I hope you’ll love! I hope you drop by my blog or pop over to my shop! I love making new friends and can’t want to “meet” you!
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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Children of Angels Book Review



Link to buy the book:

http://ow.ly/dDUau 

About the Book: 

“Not my iPod!” Jeremy Lapoint’s day plunges to record lows when Sid Lundahl and his crew stomp the only nice thing he owns-and Jeremy gets in trouble for fighting. With Dad in prison and Mom struggling to scrape by, Jeremy’s life seems hopeless.


Until he has this urge to … fly.

One leap and Jeremy soars through the air. With this and his other new-found powers, life is suddenly amazing, wonderful. Until a real-live demon chases him through the school hallways, terrifying him and making him a freak to his schoolmates. He’s the only one who can see the monster. Jeremy wonders if the flying thing’s worth it.

But during the chase, Asiel, Jeremy’s guardian angel, wields his sword and battles off the demon. Later Asiel explains that Jeremy’s a Nephilim: half human and half angel. Jeremy’s shocked. His quest to uncover how he got like this sends him to the Higher Humanity Institute where he meets other Nephilim like him along with a slew of enemies-both human and … not.

In the midst of his strange and dangerous struggles, Jeremy also receives the peace and love he’s always longed for but never knew. When called to lead an angelic battle for the truth, will Jeremy cling to the One who can win the war or let his old doubts and fears overtake him?

Fun, danger, friendship, mystery, and faith-along with awesome angels and demons-fill the pages of this exciting book. A must-read for kids (and grownups) craving adventure with a life-changing message.
Meet Kathryn: 

When Kathryn Dahlstrom’s husband was transferred to Los Angeles, she traded Minnesota’s black-bear country for the inner-city and taught children at a Child Evangelism Fellowship Good News Club in Watts. She also began her writing career. In addition to writing six titles in the Good News Club children’s fiction series published by Child Evangelism Fellowship Press, the author is also a screenwriter and film producer.
Currently, she and her husband, Tim, live on wooded acreage north of Minneapolis/St. Paul where they care for her mother. They also have an adult daughter, Kristina.


My review:

This book is packed with so much action from the very beginning. You see a teenager who is the target of bullying discover that he can fly. When he sees that he has wings,he can see demons and can soar to heights he has never imagined. If you are looking for a book that tackles the paranormal world this could be just what you are looking for.  My teenagers read the book along with me, and they all gave it 5 stars.


I recieved a copy of this book for an honest review!
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Featured Sponsor Lovely & Giveaway



My Featured Lovely for September is Tabby from Shipwrecked on a Fabulous Island! Please go check her blog out, she has so many awesome DIY party tips, and she is also being very genous today, with a wonderful giveaway of 3 awesome prizes, 1 winner will take all!

1. When and why did you start blogging? 


I've been stranded on the island since December 15, 2010 and it all started with Facebook. I posted pictures of my family events and people started asking me how I created things.  These questions lead to my family craft facebook album created specifically to house pictures of our little projects. I started getting daily messages requesting more detailed step-by-steps so, almost by natural progression, I created a blog to document my family's recipes, crafts, events, tips, tricks and stumbles along our parenting way. 



 2. Being a party planner, what was your best and biggest event? 



My company's primary clients have been brides. My largest event was a Hindu wedding. It was comprised of several smaller ceremonies the week before the actual wedding. Henna, elephants, a rich color palette, amazing jewelry, fashion and let's not forget the groom's arrival on a white horse... The food was amazing, the clothing was amazing, the people were amazing - it was a great day and it certainly isn't often that you have to include live animals in the logistics, lol. My best event? Hmm... It would have to be my daughter's first birthday. It was hosted immediately following her Christening and it was all about celebrating our first year as parents and our sweet baby girl. My focus was on my baby girl so I was able to enjoy every moment... It was the kind of party where you remember the good food, good friends and good fun without worrying about the other junk that doesn't matter (but stresses me out sometimes, lol). 



3. What is one of your favorite recipes that you have prepared for an event? 



When I cook for crowds I prefer to remix the classic party food. My favorite pot luck dish is a pasta salad.  It so easy, requires 1 big bowl (less dishes to wash? I'm all in!)and is practically fail-proof! Bow tie pasta, cherry tomatoes, fresh spinach, Italian blend cheese, Zesty Italian dressing (with optional onions and cilantro) and it is a GUARANTEED crowd-pleaser. Sometimes I add grilled chicken or shrimp to change it up a bit.  So yummy!



4. How did you come up with your blog name? 



When I first started blogging, I felt like every other blog had an established identity and their name reflected it.  I couldn't create my blog until I had the name that fit me. I drafted a list of few names that reflected my love affair with glue but none seemed right.  I was drawn to redefining fabulous... My life revolves around my family and if that means mommy compromises and runs around with my hair in a crusty bun so my family can have a house that looks, smells and feels like a home, then I must re-define FABULOUS to fit my needs. I have a thing for anchors, my family is from the West Indies and it just came together...  Fabulous no longer means having the latest purse or shoe to match my outfit then rushing home to a place that looks like a dorm room. FABULOUS means improving my quality of life by taking time to invest in my surroundings. Home is where the heart is and I care enough about my heart to make it a place I enjoy.  



5. When you're not blogging what do you do? 



When I'm not blogging, Monday - Friday, I work a 9-5, I conduct wedding rehearsals on Fridays, I coordinate weddings on Saturdays, I lead the music ministry at my church, teach Sunday school and meet clients most Sundays... Other than that, I cook for my family everyday, I sit still long enough for my daughter to create portraits of me, I cuddle up with my husband when he's not playing video games (or trying to hide my honey-do list), I search sales racks, I obsess over Bath&Body Works soaps, I sing out loud, I fuss at people who walk on carpet I just vacuumed (don't judge), I enjoy laughing until I pee a little, I catch myself watching Disney when my kid's gone to bed... I'm a nurse, a chef, a super hero, a DJ, a chauffeur, a maid, a dentist, a masseuse, a lawyer, a goddess. A mom. 



6. Describe yourself in 1 word.  



Creative.



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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Oreo Cookies and Cream Ice Cream


So my Farewell to Summer is to make some homemade ice cream, and the kiddies and I concocted this Oreo Cookies and Cream Ice Cream, it is YUMMY, GOOD, DELICIOUS, SUPERB ok you get it! You know me I am all about simple, easy recipes.  All you need is a few ingredients and an ice cream maker.  


Ingredients

3 cups low fat milk
1/2 cup light brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup mini oreo cookies (crushed)

Directions

Mix all ingredients together and pour into your ice cream maker, and  follow the directions on your ice cream maker, and then there you have it homemade ice cream.  

*If you want vanilla ice cream, and cookies inside, dont mix cookies with ice cream mix, stir them in after ice cream is done.


You can find me linking up Here


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Dark Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie


White Lights on Wednesdays

Today I am in a food challenge "Get Your Chef On" and the ingredient that we have to use is Peanut Butter.  Julie from White Lights On Wednesday and Jen from Four Marrs and One Venus are the hosts of this fabulous food challenge.  

I thought to myself, I have made cupcakes, cookies and no bake cookies and bars with peanut butter being an ingredient.  But I thought let me do something a little different, so I made a smoothie, with some really good ingredients that coincide with each other.  My kiddies said this was the best smoothie that they have ever tasted, so it gets a thumbs up in our book!

Dark Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie


Ingredients

3 cups low fat milk
2 frozen bananas, chopped
1 tbsp unsweetened dark cocoa powder
1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
2 tbsp Agave Nector
3 tbsp peanut butter (I use natural crunchy)
1/4 cup flax seed (optional)

Directions

Blend chocolate chips, cocoa powder, peanut butter and 1 cup milk.  Blend for about 40 seconds, add remaining ingredients and blend for another 40 seconds.


You can find me linking up Here


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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Strawberry, Banana and Mint Smoothie


This is a little different for me, but this weekend I made two healthy delicious smoothies that I am very proud of.  The kids were very excited to try them, because this is a treat in our home, I rarely pull out the blender; my two little ones were drinking there smoothies and smacking there lips it was too funny, and Z said I love this Bling Bling Juice (don't know where he got that name from)!  My big boys said mama you have to make smoothies more often.  So I guess this will be on my menu each week!

There are days where you just need something that can tie you over until dinner, or a night time snack, and this is it!  A healthy, simple, delicious smoothie!

Strawberry, Banana and Mint Smoothie


Ingredients

2 bananas
2 cups fresh strawberries
2 cups low fat milk
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup mint leaves
2 tbsp Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil
1/4 cup flax seed (optional)

Directions

Put all ingredients in your blender.  Blend for about 30 seconds and there you have a healthy snack to enjoy anytime of the day!


You can find me linking up Here


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I used the Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil that I received to review and really liked  the taste of it! It added a nice sweetness to this smoothie, I have used other coconut oils in the past, but this was the first time I used Tropical Traditions coconut oil and I was really pleased, my hubbie loves the taste also, he mixed it with his salad dressing and he was raving about the taste. So this will be the coconut oil that is in my pantry from now on! 







Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose.  Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for 
the free product.

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