Sunday, September 7, 2014
Friday, July 11, 2014
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When I was a kid I loved sour candy. My friends and I would have a competition to see who could eat the most sour candy at once. Did you ever do that? We would eat until our taste buds were dead. So when I had the opportunity to head out to my local Walmart to test out the new Zours® Candy by Mike & Ike, I said Heck yeah!! They come in the perfect sized box for movie snacks, purse treat or a park snack! The sweet and sour taste takes me right back to being a kid.
Monday, June 2, 2014
A a youth I remember every big summer activity we had this drink that I just loved. We called it SLOP. It stood for Seven-up, lemonade, orange juice and Pineapple. Put them all together and what do you get? SLOP! You mix up the each ingredients and enjoy. So I decide to make it a yummy, cool slush that my kids can enjoy on a hot summer day. I love mixing this up and freezing it in old Ice cream containers and keeping it for a few weeks. This recipe isn't an exact match but it is delicious and perfect for those hot summer days!
Friday, May 23, 2014
Have you been at a restaurant and bit into a delicious piece of juicy chicken with a crunchy outside shell? Well this is exactly what you get. I have a little trick up my sleeve on how to get the juiciest breaded chicken. Plain yogurt! Its amazing. Instead of coating your chicken in butter or egg use plain yogurt. It's healthier and tastes divine. You cant even taste the yogurt! So you want the recipe??? Keep on reading!
Thursday, May 15, 2014
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Do you have a wake up and go routine?? I try most days to get up and go to the gym then come home and get my kids on the bus. We go to school crazy early. The bus comes at 7:30. So my kids have to be fairly responsible and get up and get going on there own. I am one of those moms that who makes my kids do their own lunch and then they have to have a healthy breakfast. Like Eggs and bagels kind of breakfast. I find that my kids do better in school when they have a breakfast packed with protein. So when Carnation Breakfast Essentials came to my home, I was ecstatic to find out that each serving has essential vitamins and 13 grams of protein! And its so easy to make my 6 year does it on her own!
Monday, May 12, 2014
A few weeks ago I was planning an activity for a few of my young women. I decided to teach the girls how to make Creme Brulee and Homemade Tortillas. The Creme Brulee was to die for and I loved to tortillas. At the time I was getting ready to start my 21 day fix. So I wanted to make the tortilla recipe a little healthier so I went to work trying a few different things and came up with this delicious recipe. I used wheat flour and coconut oil to healthy them up.
Friday, May 9, 2014
I am a total kid of the 80's. Neon, Cyndi Lauper, Garbage Pail Kids and Cabbage Patch Dolls. I remember it all. There were so many foods I loved that are no longer on the market.Some of you may have remembered the Mars company had 4 kinds of Twix Bars. Caramel, Peanut Butter, Cookies and Cream and Chocolate. All of them are super delicious. But, over time they slowly pulled each from the market except the caramel. So recently I started having a hankering for the Peanut Butter Twix. So I started thinking how could I make those. Then a wonderful company Chocoley, contacted me and asked if I wanted to try there products. I jumped at the opportunity. After checking out their products I thought this was the perfect opportunity to make my homemade Peanut Butter Twix.
Monday, May 5, 2014
So a few weeks ago I started a 21 day program. I am trying to get off those stubborn 15 pounds that keep bringing me down. So I have been looking for recipes and foods to help me on my journey. I love rotisserie chicken. Like the ones you get at the supermarket for $5. You can use it in salads, sandwiches, wraps or just to eat. Just about anything you use rotisserie chicken for. I love the flavor and the ease that comes with buying one and and having it ready to eat. So when I was finding foods to eat for my 21 day fix I wanted to make my life as easy as possible and still eat clean. So I took a recipe from a recipe book that was for grilled chicken and made it in the crockpot. It tasted just like the rotisserie chicken you buy in the store, but better. Juicy and already pulled off the bone! I also love having a recipe knowing what spices are in it. Most of the spices you already have in your pantry.
Friday, May 2, 2014
A Few days ago I shared a recipe for Cinnamon Bear Popcorn. It is super delicious. Crunchy popcorn with a chewy cinnamon bear mixed in. One of my favorites to date. I thought it would be quite fun to add a little twist to it. I mixed it with a little white chocolate. For a Fire and Ice Popcorn. It is so easy to make and everyone will love it!
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Lets start with a little story from the past. When I was pregnant with my oldest I had crazy cravings. I would crave steak, orange juice, watermelon and cinnamon bears. I just couldn't get enough. Now I have always likes these food but pregnancy took them to a whole new level. I think we ate steak 4 times a week. Watermelon and orange juice were always in the fridge and the cinnamon bears... Well my husband did his best to keep them out of the house.
One evening we were driving home from the in-laws when I said to him, "Hey stop at the store, I want cinnamon bear." He did not want to stop. He was bent on not stopping. To say that we got into a tiff was an understatement.
Now every woman knows and so does my husband know. When you have a craving you need to eat it! Any usually its not the whole bag or carton. Just a few bites or an handful of the treat.
So I threatened him. I told him even if he wouldn't stop I would get into my own car when we got home and go get them myself. So he stopped! (small victory!!) I grabbed my bag of cinnamon bears and ate a handful the rest of the way home. I was a happy girl with a happy fetus inside.
Ever since then I have always loved cinnamon. Bears, chocolate covered ones or chewy cinnamon in any shape!
Monday, April 21, 2014
Over the past few weeks I have been doing the Fix 21 program to help me size down a bit. I have been craving Chinese food like crazy. Chinese food doesn't really fit the 21 Fix Meal plan. So I came up with a Healthy Egg Roll that I can enjoy and not feel guilty. Filled with vegetables and ground turkey. You can bake them or fry them (Not so healthy). Even better, my kids love these and eat them all up! They have no idea they are eating there veggies!
Friday, March 28, 2014
One of my Favorite meal my Grandma made me as a kid was Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup. She would bring it down when I was sick, On a cold snowy day or just because she knew I was coming. When I got older she shared the recipe with me but it just didn't taste right. Until years later she shared her secret with me. She secretly added Turnip and Cabbage to her soup. It makes it taste delicious. She was so sneaky. My dad didn't even know it. I feel privileged she shared her secret with me. So today I am sharing my recipe with you!
Monday, March 24, 2014
Growing up my Grandmother would spend hours preparing chicken noodle soup. She would make the noodles from scratch. Then make homemade chicken noodle soup with her secret recipe. Her soup was one of my favorite meals. The noodles were delicious. The kind you have to chew. They are my favorite! So I thought I would share with your her easy recipe with a little flavor.
Monday, March 3, 2014
So a few weeks ago I was a having a class activity for Young Womens. My girls wanted to learn how to make Cream Brulee. I said why not I have never had it before. Jaws dropped at the thought that I had never had it. So we started a batch and made it for our activity. I had always thought that Creme Brulee was for rich people in fancy restaurants. You know the hoity toity type.
Well that night I tried Creme Brulee for the first time and loved it!! The flavor the blow torch all the good stuff.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Lately I have been making recipes that have been in my family for years. This one comes from my Grandmother. For years she had made these delicious buttermilk doughnuts. They are so good she even won a prize for her recipe. They are so easy to make, especially with your kids! So give these delightful doughnuts a try!
Thursday, February 20, 2014
I love having dinner all done and ready to go. But some days are better than others. With 4 kids I am constantly on the go. On those busy days I still want my kids to have a good, well balanced meal. So that's when I turn to freezer meal. I whip these yummy dishes up and throw them in the freezer. I pull them out in the morning and they are ready to bake by evening. Add a veggie and you are ready to go!
I love using freezer meals for all kinds of reasons. So today I am sharing my tips, tricks and recipes to make delicious meals straight from your freezer!
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
As a kid one of my favorite meals my grandma made was Porcupine Meatballs. They were always my requested meal when staying at her house. Now that I am a mom with 4 hungry kiddos it is a requested meal at my family table. I love having a meal that every kid will eat and no one complains. These Porcupine Meatballs are one of those meals!
Friday, February 14, 2014
Way back when I was a mini me. My mom made these yummy treats. I had forgotten about them. Until I asked her for a cookie recipe. So I asked her to dig through her pile of old recipes and she came up with this one. Knock off Oh Henry Bars. Yummy Peanut Buttery, butter-scotchy chocolate goodness! You can thank me later!
Monday, January 13, 2014
As a little girl my granny always made homemade whipped cream. I really didn't even know about artificial whip topping. Fast forward to my engagement. For my very first Thanksgiving away from home, my husband and I ate at his parent house. When they pulled out the pie the family threw a tub of artificial whip topping on the table. Now I am not opposed to this stuff but on Thanksgiving the real stuff is in order, Right? When I asked for whip cream they replied its on the table. I died a little inside. Pumpkin pie should only be served with REAL whipped cream.
Fast forward to today. I decided that it was time to share a few tips for amazing Whipped Cream. Just like grandma makes.
Heavy Whipping cream
Start with a chilled bowl. This one is super important. I like to stick my bowl in the fridge or freezer for about an hour before I make my cream. When you chill your bowl your cream whips up faster and stays stiff longer.
Start whipping your cream. After about a minute or so add your sugar and vanilla. Add sugar and vanilla according to taste. For a half quart I usually add about a tablespoon of sugar and a teaspoon of vanilla.
Continue whipping until the whip cream starts to make small peaks.
If you have to store in the refrigerator use a fork to whip your cream a bit before serving.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
I have teamed up today for our monthly blog hop to share with you a little snow.
So way back when I was a little sprout my grandma use to make these yummy little desserts every Christmas. She made dozens of them and delivered them to here neighbors and family. I loved them. And then I grew up and life happened and she stopped making them. So about 8 years ago I asked every member of my extended family what there favorite "grandma" recipes were. You know you all have those favorite recipes that Grandmas makes, right? Well the Snowball recipe was revived. I compiled the recipes and made a cook book of all grannies recipes. Each m;ember of my family has a cookbook. Most of them still use the cookbook at least once a week.
So move forward 8 years, I am finally getting around to making these yummy little treats! They truly are to die for. My cute little neighbor calls them Hawaiian Snowballs. They are delicious! Check out my post on how to make these for your next party or just because they are so good.
|Snowball Dessert Recipe|