Low carb and grain-free, these chocolate fudge crumb bars are my healthy answer to Starbucks’ oatmeal fudge bars.
Getting married is a really big deal. Even in this day of dating for years and living together before marriage, it’s still a really big deal. And it’s exciting. You enter into it with glorious thoughts of your future together, so many of your hopes and dreams pinned upon your betrothed. It’s a beautiful thing when two people who love each other decide to make that deep and lasting commitment. I didn’t cry at my own wedding, I was far too happy and excited for that. But I inevitably tear up at every other wedding I attend, whether I know the couple very well or not. There’s just that deep sentimentality for all things wedding, because you know everything it is meant to symbolize.
The planning for a wedding can be unbelievably stressful, unfortunately. We get far too caught up in the little details in our efforts to make the day “perfect”. Looking back on my own wedding, I wonder why we let ourselves do this. Yes, okay, you need to time things really well to keep the show moving along according to schedule. And yes, the seating arrangements can be tricky, especially if there are any estranged family members. But the reality is that if you are marrying the right person, the day should be perfect regardless of how the plans unfold. Really, a wedding is just a big ol’ party, meant to bring all the distant factions of your family and friends together in celebration of YOU! How fun is that?
The best advice I ever received, a few days before my own wedding, was this: no one knows exactly what you were planning, so no one will notice if all the little details don’t quite fall into place. In other words, don’t sweat the small stuff. Can’t find the perfect ribbons in your wedding colours to tie up all the napkins at the reception? Did the wedding favours not come out quite as you’d hoped? Let it go. Just breathe and let it go. No one will notice and no one will care. It’s your day, your time to shine. Just marry your beloved and have a great party afterward. That’s all that truly matters.
So, to my fellow blogger, Stephie of Stephie Cooks, who is getting married in April. SURPRISE! Happy Virtual Wedding Shower! Have a blast, my friend, and don’t sweat the small stuff.
I brought these delicious and healthy crumb bars to the party. It’s my low carb, sugar-free take on a treat I used to love from Starbucks. I daresay mine are just as tasty and they won’t send your blood sugar soaring. Win-win, I’d say.
Other Great Recipes for Stephie’s Bridal Shower
Girl Versus Dough – Mini Meyer Lemon Coconut Scones
Sarcastic Cooking – Mini Buffalo Blue Cheese Chicken Pot Pies
The Roasted Root – Sweet Potato Rounds with Guacamole and Bacon
A Cedar Spoon – Strawberry Mint Mascarpone Crostini with Lemon Honey Drizzle
Very Culinary – White Chocolate Raspberry Parfaits
Rachel Cooks – Broccoli and Bacon Beer Cheese Dip
Bluebonnet Baker – Maple Bourbon Balls
Nutmeg Nanny – Broccoli Bacon Salad
Laura’s Mess – Spiced Apple and Buttermilk Cake
Seaweed and Sassafras – Herb and Cheese Scones
Stetted – Meyer Lemon Meringue Pie
Dessert for Two – Mini Lemon Cakes
Foodie with Family – Smoked Salmon Cucumber Pizza