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Snickers and Caramel Apple Dip

Here’s the deal. I’m not going to lie to you and say this is some sort of healthy dip. That, it is not. It’s full of cream cheese and sugar and store bought candy bars. And the fact that it is an apple dip is completely outrageous.

For the most part, my family eats pretty healthy. Apples and oranges are my children’s snack of choice and I make things like homemade rotisserie chicken, overnight oats, and homemade spaghetti sauce to name a few. I also try to substitute healthier ingredients in our favorite recipes (like this creamy soup using pureed white beans instead of cream or cheese).

I am a big believer in all things in moderation and still eating those delicious, but oh-so-bad-for-you snacks…. once in awhile. This is where this recipe comes in to play.

Snickers and Caramel Apple Dip

Snickers + Caramel Apple Dip..... OH. MY.

Snickers and Caramel Apple Dip

8 oz cream cheese
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 Snickers bars, diced small (if you really want to take it to the next level you could try making homemade Snickers)
2-3 Tbls caramel sauce (make your own or buy any store bought)

Beat the cream cheese, sugars and vanilla in a mixer for a few minutes until smooth. Fold in half of the diced Snickers and a drizzle of caramel sauce. Refrigerate for a few hours. To serve, top with the remaining Snickers and caramel.

Snickers and Caramel Apple Dip. This stuff is addicting!

I’ve been wanting to try to recreate a healthier version of this dip, but I just don’t think it’s possible. So I am fine with it being a delicious treat that my kids have on occasion.

I do usually double this recipe, especially when taking it to barbecues or parties. It goes quick and everybody loves it. Even my mom, who is a health nut, who usually only eats salads eats this- which is a testament to it’s deliciousness :)

Snickers and Caramel Apple Dip. Everybody loves this!!

Father’s Day Gift Ideas! #eBayDad

Father’s Day is quickly approaching and I’ve been doing some online shopping for dad. With three kids, I’ve always found online shopping the easiest for me. And the fact that my husband and dad are the hardest two people to shop for, I need to start looking for ideas well in advance.

Here are a few items from my Father’s Day Collections that I’ve been putting together over the past few weeks (in collaboration with eBay) so you can have some ideas all ready and in one place for Father’s Day!

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Gifts for the fashion-forward dad: 1) Timberland’s Earthkeepers Handcrafted Oxford Shoes. This oxford shoe combines comfort, style and is eco-conscious. $75 2) This Bellino Tuscany Messenger Bag is much more stylish then a briefcase! $99.99 3) Persol Designer Sunglasses $189 4) Tommy Hilfiger Men’s Chambray Shirt is a must-have in your dad’s closet and it doesn’t break the bank! Chambray is a simple, but classic look. $27.99 View the Fashion Forward Dad’s collection for more gift ideas!

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Gifts for the sporty dad: 1) Budweiser Bocce Ball Set. He can play with the family or with his buddies! This set would be great for camping, barbecues or any backyard get-togethers. $56.99 2) Adidas Men’s Climacool Polo Golf Shirt. Every dad needs a golf shirt in his closet! $29.99 3) Beats headphones. The most popular headphones on the market! $99.99 4) Nike Flat Bill Cap. Every sporty dad needs a few ball caps $23.99 View the Sporty Dad’s collection for more gift ideas!

Shop Ebay for Father’s Day and find other cool collections like the ones I made to help you find the right gift for dad. You can even create your own eBay collections and enter for a chance to win $500 to shop on eBay! The Father’s Day sweepstakes has ended, but you can create a grad collection to win!

Happy Father’s Day!

Dove®’s Open Letter To The Armpit

Did you know that 36% of what you remove while shaving is skin?! That doesn’t sound good, does it. And if you shave your armpits frequently, it can really do a number on them.

Advanced Care Deodorant with NutriumMoisture™ technology by Dove® was created for this exact problem. Print a $2 coupon so you can try out the new Dove® Advanced Care Deodorant with NutriumMoisture™ for yourself and be able to raise those arms with pride! Remember, these coupons go fast, so print yours now.

I always love the Dove® campaigns, especially the Real Beauty Sketches and their campaign for Real Beauty, using real women with a variety of different body types. I like to support companies with good messages behind them and I think their choice in advertisements have been perfect for the real women like us who use their products. Here is a short “open letter to the armpit,” commercial. ( You can head over here to watch the video to unlock your coupon).

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Head in-store or online to shop for the new Dove® Advanced Care Deodorant with NutriumMoisture™
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