Salted Caramel Crispy Cookies

I have a treat for you today!  These Salted Caramel Crispy Cookies need to be made asap!  All you need is 4 simple ingredients!!  My older daughter LOVED them and so did my husband.  You all know that I am a big fan of salted caramel anything, especially these cookies.

salted caramel crispy cookies

These cookies need to be kept in the freezer, but they are easy to eat straight from it.  Not hard as a rock, but perfect.

These Salted Caramel Crispy Cookies are no bake, gluten free and vegan.  The perfect summer dessert!  If you need more uses for crispy rice, check out this post too.

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Blissful Tropical Parfaits

Today’s post is a guest post from Ashley Cox of The Naked Food Life.  I know you are going to love it!

Hello, everyone! I am extremely grateful and excited to share a summer recipe with Melissa’s awesome followers while she is out of town. I read all of her posts and they have definitely served as inspiration to my own recipe development. Like Melissa’s creations, this one includes exclusively whole foods, comes together quickly, and tastes amazing! Thanks for reading!

blissful tropical parfaits

Sunshine. Ocean water. Fruity cocktails. I am totally into anything that evokes feelings of tropical paradise. Beachside vacations are not something that any of us get enough of, so we just have to pretend. Thus, I created a dessert that takes us on a mini vacation, far, far away. It’s a parfait, because I love , LOVE layered desserts. Each bite tastes a little bit different, and parfaits are just overall fun to eat and very refreshing during warm summer days.

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Green Split Pea Pesto Pasta Salad

Disclaimer: This post has been sponsored by USA Pulses and Pulse Canada, but opinions are all my own.

We have all had pesto before, but have you ever tried adding split peas to it?  It adds a wonderful flavor as well as a boost of protein.  This Green Split Pea Pesto Pasta Salad is a must make!  It starts with these beautiful split peas.

Split peas

pea pesto pasta salad

This is perfect for summer cookouts and parties.  The tomatoes also add some nice color and pair well with the mildly sweet flavor of the peas.  Most recipes for split peas are soups, but I wanted to utilize them in a different way.  They were perfect in this pesto.

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