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Yelatin

Or as the husband likes to call it, jell-ogurt.

I came up with the idea for a St. Patty’s day treat and now I’m obsessed. Having a houseful of family for Easter weekend gave me the perfect opportunity to try the new dessert on others over the age of 2 (the toddler is already a fan). Well, it was a hit! My mom especially liked it, calling it a very refreshing dessert, great for a BBQ or summer party.

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VitaMuffinMix Recipe Contest – Winner Announced!

Is it possible to be sad and happy at the same time? I’ve had so much fun running this contest. Reading and trying all the wonderful ideas but at the same time, it was so much work. I felt more pressure photographing other people’s ideas then my own and I really don’t like the responsibility of picking a winner. It’s stressful because I want everyone to win. I really do!

That being said, the competition was TIGHT! The husband and toddler made great sacrifice (*wink* *wink*) trying all the fabulous treats and my co-workers reaped the benefits of leftovers. Everyone loved everything, especially me!

OK, here goes.

The winner by one teeny weenie itsy bitsy point is….

Ya ready…

Drum roll please…

*tat tat tat tat tat*

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Zucchini & Red Pepper Salad with Spinach “Pesto”

Loosely based on a salad from an old Atkins cookbook, I make this every year for an Easter Dinner salad (or something similar – I tend to change it a bit every year). The “pesto” is a simple green dressing made from spinach and dried basil. Its nothing like traditional pesto, I just didn’t know what else to call it. lol

Today I made it as run through before servings it to my whole family on Sunday. I’m super happy with the results. So happy, I ate my whole experiment batch today! Read the rest of this post »»

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Breakfast Smoothie – Video Post

I may have the only 2 year old on the planet who requests to make a smoothie video at 7:30 in the morning. I’m not kidding. He came into my bedroom this morning talking about breakfast. We decided on a smoothie and then he told me he was getting the camera! I burst out laughing and then realized what a fabulous idea! He took the pressure of me to come up with a video idea this week!

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St. Patty’s Day ‘Yelatin’ Treat – Video Post

Yelatin

I love making up my own words. I do it all the time. This one is to describe the jello-yogurt concoction I came up with for St. Patty’s day. It’s green, it’s fun and it’s lite. You can’t beat that!

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Baked Ham with Sweet Potatoes and Carrots

Boneless cured ham is something I tend to overlook. It never really occurred to me that it could be an easy light dish until I picked one up this weekend and noticed it was only 90 calories for 3oz. The problem is they are normally too large to deal with but I noticed 3-5 pound sizes at my local grocery store. Why can’t I cut one in half for the three of us? It’s prefect!

So that’s what I did and I had fun combining it with some sweet flavors that went perfectly with sweet potatoes and carrots. The dish was a hit all around, toddler and all! Except the husband who doesn’t like sweet potatoes but that’s his loss, they were to die for! Read the rest of this post »»

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Spicy Peach Bran Muffins Contest Finalist 5

Pumpkin, peach, and blueberry, what an awesome combination! Using the muffin mix was a great base for this flavor combination. The muffins came out super moist, tasty and even the toddler was a fan.

The husband’s response was, “eh”. This type of muffin isn’t his cup of tea, but he ate one. Oh well, more for me! Read the rest of this post »»

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Blueberry Cheesecake Muffins Contest Finalist 4

I was super psyched to make these. The combination of a sweet cream cheese, cheesecake like filling with blueberry bran muffins sounded delectable. And the husband was excited as the cheesecake part reminded him of the filling in his favorite dessert, the pumpkin roll.

I made them last night and split the tasty results with a friend. Let’s just say Good stuff! Everyone enjoyed them except the toddler, he was a bit turned off by the look of them, but that’s fickle 2 year old for you. Read the rest of this post »»

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VitaBrownie Pizza Contest Finalist 3

Hmmmm Pizza and chocolate. Ok, who’s bright idea was this?!? Oh yeah, it was Christie our third featured VitaMix Contest Finalist.

I was really looking forward to making this one with the toddler but the brownies took so long to cool; he had to go to bed! That being said, the husband acted like a toddler when he saw it, so I guess that kinds counts as kid approved. He was like, “WOW, it really looks like pizza!”

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Thin Crust Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

The husband is SICK of pizza, and honestly, I think I am too! I’ve been experimenting for months! But this last week I’ve really been trying to finalize the recipe. I promised it for too long and I wanted to finalize it.

Now, I have to be honest. I’ve NEVER worked with yeast before. I NEVER baked a bread and I had NO idea what I was doing when I started this adventure. So I would appreciate any feedback, good or bad.

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Gooey Surprise Deep Double Chocolate Muffins – Contest Finalist 2

I’ve been waiting to make this finalist. Such a simple idea and who doesn’t like GOOEY CHOCOLATE?!?

Well after dinner the toddler and I hit the kitchen. We had a blast making them (he was able to help a lot) and the results were tasty! The addition of just 3 little chips and marshmallows really did make this delisciously gooey center! Read the rest of this post »»

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Raspberry Chocolate Waffle Cups Contest Finalist 1

I was SO excited to make my first VitaMix Contest Finalist this morning! Being forced to make a chocolate entry as I only had one package of Deep Chocolate VitaMix (Chocolate Muffin Mix) (I’m waiting for my shipment to come in so I can make the rest),

So I chose Mary’s Chocolate Waffle cups. I thought they would make a fun Sunday breakfast treat for the toddler and I and they did. We had a blast!

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