We are almost done with January - how is everyone doing on their New Years resolutions? This year I am trying to focus on being present. Present with my kids, my husband, present while I'm eating. These days it is so easy to be distracted ALL THE TIME. Technology has made life so much easier, yet so much harder. I was laughing with my husband last night at the fact that I'm too lazy to put a DVD into the player, I just want to push a button on my remote. Yet not so long ago I used to drive . . .
I grew up on homemade jam. Freezer jam, canned jam. Strawberry, raspberry, apricot, peach. It was a wonderful part of my childhood and one I couldn't let my kids not experience also. Making homemade jam is one of my favorite things to do for them. I also love doing it because its so much better for my kids. I know EXACTLY whats going into their little growing bodies. It's not full of processed or preservatives. Freezer jam consists of 3 things. Fresh fruit, sugar (a preservative) and pectin . . .
If you haven't noticed - we are big lemonade fans around here. And when Chick-Fil-A started selling a watermelon mint version I knew we had to do a copycat! With a summer weather upon us - there is really nothing like a nice cold glass of refreshing lemonade - and let me tell you, the mint-infused simple syrup makes this drink extra delicious! Mint Simple Syrup I started this recipe by creating a simple syrup infused with mint leaves. A simple syrup us a cinch to make and the base of . . .
I have been a long time fan of Mimi's honey bran muffins. Each time I dine there I HAVE to get one. And sometimes a second one to-go! Sadly, I no longer live near a mimi's so my craving for these muffins has gotten out of control. I've been itching to come up with Benefits of Bran Some people turn their noses up when they hear the word "bran", but I promise that you will LOVE these muffins. They are sweet, tasty, moist, and full of fiber for your belly. Bran is a wonderful ingredient to add . . .
I have really fond memories of drinking limeade as a kid. My mom would buy those frozen concentrates that you mix with water and we'd enjoy limeade all summer. I still love limeade even now. I wanted to make this limeade extra special, and pink, in honor of Valentine's Day. This drink is the perfect addition to your valentines meal, or a fun after school treat for your kids. . . .
ENTER OUR BLENDTEC GIVEAWAY BY CLICKING HERE Would you guys believe me if I told you this entire cake was made just by using a blentec? (ok and a few sauce pans) Crazy huh? Our personal blendtec's are literally our best friends for all the girls at oh so. I can honestly say I use mine daily, someday several times a day. Its more than just a smoothie maker. It's a salsa maker, snow cone maker, sauce mixer, dressing emulsifier, and a cake maker. Crepe Cake and all its ingredients were . . .
Click HERE to enter our BLENDTEC GIVEAWAY!! I really love the word- lemoncello. Isn't it beautiful, and fancy? You hear it all the time as titles for different foods that are flavored lemon-y... but a legit lemoncello drink is a lemon syrup + alcohol + lemon peel left to marinate in the syrup and served very very cold..... or something like that. I haven't ever made one, or drank one, or even seen one in real life. That is just what the internet told me, and . . .