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Abby’s Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Drink

Monday, September 29th, 2014 in cooking, Health, recipes

Abby, my 8 year old, is guest posting today for a homeschool project.    My mom and I love to go to Starbucks and get their pumpkin drink until we learned that it was not healthy and had no real pumpkin in it. When I made it, it tasted EVEN better!!!!! Abby’s Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Drink […]

Cameron’s Healthy Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie

Monday, September 29th, 2014 in cooking, Health, recipes, Uncategorized

My 7 year old, Cameron, is guest posting today for a homeschool assignment.  Cameron’s Healthy Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie I like this smoothie because its chocolate and healthy of course. Ingredients: 4 cups milk 2 bananas 3 spoons honey 1/2 cup cocoa powder 1/3 cup peanut butter 2 cups ice *****Important, to find out […]

dinner magic

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 in cooking

I do not have dinner magic. I am trying to create it. Because for the past 20 months it has included a lot of shrill screaming and frustration. I am not going to say it has been scream free but I have found some things that have helped! Special Touches: Why do flowers and cute […]

Costa Rican Casado Plate

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 in cooking, Our Travels Worldwide, recipes

I told myself after I finished re-doing all of our business books for 2013 (my computer was stolen), figure out a new payroll system for Ty’s employees, filed and re-filed five million tax forms, and finished a family history project I have been working on for over a year….THAT THEN I COULD BLOG! I still […]

Colombian Arepas

Sunday, March 10th, 2013 in cooking, Our Travels Worldwide, recipes

We have this sweet woman coming to the house to help 20 hours a week. Mainly it is for the girls and I to learn Spanish faster. But she also helps me keep up on cleaning the kitchen, an extra hand during crazy times during the day, etc. When I want to go somewhere fun […]

Peanut Sauce Stir Fry with Coconut Rice

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 in cooking, recipes

Doesn’t this look good? We went out to a Thai place awhile ago as a family and my girls have been talking about that “yummy peanut dipping sauce” ever since. So I tried looking at quite a few recipes but didn’t find one that sounded that good to me. My sweet cousin was over and […]

Let’s Talk Croquetas

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 in cooking, recipes

Yes! Let’s talk croquetas/croquettes. Yes, they are easy and you can pull them off — be brave and try something new! Croquettes are a Spanish appetizer (tapas) and my husband orders them at restaurants whenever we see them. You can make seafood croquettes, potato croquettes, vegetable based, cheese based, turkey based. I mean, it’s basically […]

Week of Pinterest Meals

Monday, January 16th, 2012 in cooking, recipes

Boy oh boy. Pinterest is fun! When I try to explain it to people (which is kinda hard), I always tell them I love it for two reasons: #1 Using it as a Search Engine: Lots of times I will just use it as a search engine for things like fun kids activities, recipes, crafts […]

Dulce de Leche Pie

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011 in cooking, recipes

My middle child (ahh! I can say middle child; I feel old) and I like to sit together and watch cooking shows. Then we talk about the recipes and decide which ones we should try out. When she saw the Dulce de Leche Pie on Marcela Valladolid‘s cooking show, she begged me to make it. Also, […]

Corn Avocado Relish

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011 in cooking, Raising Kids on Read Food, recipes

Here is the recipe for the Corn Avocado Relish I have mentioned a few times on the blog: Corn Avocado Relish Ingredients: 4 ears of corn 2 poblano peppers 5-6 avocados 2 limes 1/3 of a large white onion, chopped 1/3 of a large red onion, chopped 1/2 bunch of cilantro 2T. Olive Oil 2 […]