My fam damily

My fam damily

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Baked Pears

This is such a delicious recipe, I found it on Pinterest and OMG! So good. Perfect fix for that sweet tooth and best part, it's good for you! 


4-5 Bosc Pears
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp cinnamon


1. Cut pears in half and remove core
2. Place on 8x11 baking dish cut part facing down
3. Mix together honey, coconut oil, vanilla and cinnamon in sauce pan. Cool at med/high setting, bring just to a boil stirring occasionally, and remove from heat.
4. Drizzle sauce over pears and cook for 30-35 minutes at 400 degrees.
5. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Spoon any extra sauce over pears and serve :)


Monday, March 23, 2015

Grilled corn & Poblano Guacamole

I. Love. Guacamole. 

Let me repeat.

I. LOVE. Guacamole.

Ok, now that I have confessed my love, let me tell you I have recently found a delicious recipe for... You guessed it. Guacamole! �� 

It's hard to get a good pic of guacamole I decided... Just trust me. It's good.

Ok, so here is what you'll need:

3 has avocados
1 tsp garlic, minced
1/4 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 lime, juiced
1 tbsp cilantro 
1 poblano pepper, grilled and diced 
1 corn on cob, grilled until slightly charred and kernels removed

Combine all ingredients into medium bowl. I like my avocado with chunks so I used a potato masher and then mixed it all up with a spoon. 

Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!

Fire Roasted Corn Salsa

Charred corn and poblanos from the grill give this salsa great roasted flavors! You can control the level of heat you want with the amount of jalepenos you use, or none at all for a sweet corn salsa! This salsa goes perfect with chips or in shrimp tacos!

3 poblano peppers, sliced in half and seeds removed
2 ears of corn
1 red bell pepper, diced
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
Juice of 1/2 lime
1/2 of 4oz can jalepenos, or less depending on how much fire you like! 
(I used half, it was very spicy and I like spicy. I think 1/4 of the can might be the perfect amount so I will try that next time)

1. Heat grill.
2. Once ready, spray corn with olive oil spray and season with salt & pepper.
3. Place corn and poblanos on grill. Cook on all sides until slightly charred.
4. Meanwhile, add red pepper and cilantro into a medium bowl. Add salt and pepper
5. Remove from grill. Allow corn to cool. Dice peppers and cut kernels off cob.
6. Add corn and poblanos into bowl with other ingredients. Mix well. Add lime juice and taste for season. Adjust with salt and pepper if needed. 
7. Serve immediately or chill in fridge. 

Monday, March 16, 2015

I heart Bountiful Baskets

Have you heard of Bountiful Baskets? 


Then you NEED to check them out! 

I live in North Dakota. Our selection of fresh fruits and veggies are usually not very impressive and also expensive because the cost of living is high here. Going to the grocery store I can pay $7 for a bag of apples! 

I got ALL of this fruit and veggies for less than $40. No joke! I got the regular basket and added on a juice pack. Awesome! Best of all, it's all fresh! 

When you order a regular basket, you do not get to choose what produce you want, it's a surprise. Usually 50% fruit 50% vegetables. I think I have always received apples in mine, usually celery and lettuce as well. But it changes all the time depending what is in season. It's a great way to try new things! I had eggplant for my first time ever thanks to Bountiful Basket and it was delicious! You can also freeze a lot of the fruits like the strawberries, blueberries and bananas for smoothies :) Or flash freeze veggies to use when you need them! I have about 10 lbs of broccoli sitting in my freezer right now! 

First, just make an account. Then, on Mondays you get on the site. Click "participate now". It will show you which states are open for ordering. My state, North Dakota, becomes available at 11am. I click on North Dakota, then click on my county and then choose the pick up location I want to use. Sometimes (like today), the baskets sell out fast, so it's a good idea to be online right at the time your baskets come available for order! It can be a little confusing at first, just trying to figure out how it all works. 

Once you order, you'll get your confirmation email which you will need with you when you pick up your basket and any add ons, on the pick up day. My pick up day is Saturday's. I think most states are Saturday but some are Friday, your email confirmation will have the pick up time and location in it. Then you go pick up your basket, which you have a 20 minute window to do that, so don't forget! 

The semi brings the produce, volunteers unload and separate everything into the baskets for pickup. It is encouraged to volunteer at least every 5th time you order. Volunteering is how they manage to keep the costs down so we get great produce for a low price! I know my pick up location has a Facebook page, it is a good idea to check if yours does so you can keep updated on if they are short on volunteers or if the semi is running late, etc.

So check out if you haven't already, you can thank me later ;) 

Laundry Humor

A little Humor for you all on this lovely Monday ;)

I know this all too well. I get all the clothes washed and put away, go down and find one of the kids have brought an overflowing hamper in the laundry room to be washed... Whyyyy?! Totally gets my hopes up. Every. Single. Time. 

Friday, December 19, 2014

T.P. Roll reindeer

A simple craft, perfect for toddlers! It took a little bit to convince my son to let me trace his hand (He turned 2 a couple months ago) but he eventually came around and let me trace ONE hand. And it looks like he is making the sign Spock makes on Star Trek lol but I just used that to make both antlers.

 For this craft you need:

Glue or glue stick
Brown construction paper
Toilet paper roll
Red Pom Pom ball 
Black marker to color the eyes
White construction paper for eyes

Trace your kiddo's hands. If they are difficult you can just do what I did and get one hand and then use that one for both. 

Draw ovals for the eyes and cut out, draw the pupil in black how ever you want, silly Googly eyes or add color if you'd like, it's all up to you :)

Last, glue on the eyes, Pom and hands. Easy! 

Friday, October 24, 2014

Turkey & Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

These are seriously SO good! I have just recently gotten more brave with the veggies I am willing to eat and I've learned something... Bell peppers are delicious!

Here is what you need for this delicious dinner:

4 bell peppers of your color choice
1 cup of brown rice or quinoa, cooked just shy of done
1/2 cup black beans (canned) rinsed and drained
1/2 cup corn
1 lb ground turkey, seasoned with Ms Dash Southwest seasoning
1 cup petite diced tomatoes
1 cup tomato sauce (add more if you like it more saucy)
1/4 cup of your fave cheese

And here's what you gotta do:

1. Cook brown rice or quinoa according to directions
2. While rice/quinoa is cooking, brown ground meat and season
3. Drain and rinse black beans
4. Portion out diced tomatoes, corn, tomato sauce and cheese
5. Combine in large bowl- meat, tomatoes, corn, rice or quinoa, beans and sauce
6. Cut off caps of peppers and pull out ribs and core. Rinse excess seeds out
7. Stuff peppers with filling
8. Sprinkle with cheese
9. Bake at 375 for 45 minutes. Cheese should be melted and filling should be heated all the way through
10. Dig in! This recipe serves 4. 

I love these even more for leftovers! Enjoy!

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