Yes, you read the correctly. KALE CHIPS and guess what. The little guy LIKED them. He didn’t think he would. He gave me some crap (off camera) about not wanting to try them because they are green. I have NO idea where that came from but he did try them and, well, you’ll see his reaction. It’s cute. Read the rest of this post
Sorry, is that name too crazy? I just get so psyched when I get good stuff in my boys! Especially when they eat it willingly!
Now let me warn you. Normally I write up and post a recipe immediately after I make it but this one has been sitting in the old noggin for a few days. I whipped it up on Friday after coming home form work early due to the SNOW! Sorry, to keep mentioning it but it’s totally crazy. We are in the middle of our second record breaking snow fall this week! But I digress. :) Read the rest of this post
This was a another snow day experiment. I like baking from scratch but sometimes using a mix is a life saver. It takes all the guess work out of it and I can simply have fun. I like having fun. Especially in the kitchen. :)
Anyway I used Vitalicious’s Deep Chocolate Vita Muffin Mix. I’m a fan of these mixes. Their ingredient lists aren’t perfect but they are one of the few whole wheat mixes I can find.
Confession time. I have NEVER bought a bunch of Kale ever. Never!
I have no memories of mom buying it. I never ate it growing up. I rarely see it on a restaurant menu. Yet I read about it all the time. The health benefits are countless. According to NutritionData.com Kale is a good source of Dietary Fiber, Protein, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Folate, Iron, Magnesium and Phosphorus, and a very good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Potassium, Copper and Manganese. 1 cup chopped (67g) has only 33 calories, 1 g of fiber and 2 g of protein. Read the rest of this post
The little guy and I decided to make some almond milk this morning. We’ve been snowed in all weekend and LOVING it.
As I say in the video I’ve posted about Almond Milk before… Read the rest of this post
We are in the middle of a blizzard here in Baltimore. So what do I do?
Well, come home early from work and cook, of course. :)
I decided to fill the crock pot and not worry about dinner. While it was cooking we played trouble, soccer, watched The Incredibles and had fun. Seriously… is the crock pot NOT one of the best inventions of the century?! Read the rest of this post
THIS is what happens when I don’t have to make the husband or the child happy with dinner. Here’s the story… We have a TON of leftovers from a get together we had this weekend but nothing I really want to eat, again (fried chicken) so I decided to simply cook for me and let the boys fend for themselves.
This weeks video was a lot of fun. The little guy and I tried an idea that Marie left on my failed Pomegranate Angel Food Cupcakes post.
We took some crushed pineapple and combined it with a boxed angel food cake mix. Read the rest of this post
I had a hankering for soup. Sure, I could have just grabbed a can of condensed soup from the pantry but where’s the fun in that?!? :)
Instead, I took an old time favorite, tomato soup and made it into a satisfying meal by adding a few additional ingredients and spices.
Speaking of… Read the rest of this post
I took a vacation day from work today after a fabulous trip to Boston. I don’t know about you but I always need a vacation from my vacations. :)
Anyway, I wanted to make a quick brunch and I happened to have a can of refried beans opened from some quesadillas I made on Thursday with the little guy. You guys know me and my pizza addiction so it shouldn’t be that much so this idea shouldn’t be that much of a surprise.
The little guy and I had some fun at breakfast with an old box sugar free pudding, a can of Mandarin oranges and an aging pomegranate we had in the fridge. Can you tell we need to hit the grocery store? ;~)
Regardless, I LOVED this. The flavor combo was tasty and they were so much fun to make together. However, even though the little guy loves pomegranates plain after awhile he got sick of them in the pudding. When I asked him what he wanted to call our little creation he said. . . Read the rest of this post