May 9, 2010 by

bran sent me a link to this blog the other day.  i immediately fell in love.  it’s so cool to find another person who appreciates putting time into something that may be considered easy.   it’s so simple to run out to the store and buy a box of pop-tarts, but it’s so much cooler, tastier and healthier to make them on your own! so i notified tom that i could make pop-tarts from scratch.  he had a reaction much like the blogger’s husband… “you can do what?!?”  next time, i’m planning on making a double (or triple batch) and freezing them to bake them when i want to. so without further adieu, homemade pop-tarts. 🙂 pastry: 2 c all-purpose flour (substitute with whole-wheat for a slightly healthier version.) 1 tbsp sugar 1 tsp...

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strawberry spinach salad

Apr 5, 2010 by

when you first see the ingredients to this salad, you’ll think eww.  that sounds awful.  but it’s not.  it’s quite delicious.  in fact, it was the first ranch dressing free salad i ever liked! 2 pkg. fresh baby spinach, rinsed and dried 1 1/2 qt. fresh strawberries, sliced dried cherries slivered almonds dressing: 1/2 tsp paprika 1/4 c apple cider vinegar 1/2 c sugar 1/2 c vegetable oil 1 tbsp poppy seeds 1 tbsp sesame seeds in a large serving bowl, toss together the spinach, strawberries, cherries and almonds.  refrigerate until ready to serve. in a salad dressing shaker, combine all ingredients shaking well.  refrigerate until ready to serve. when ready to serve, toss salad with dressing.* *if you’re not planning on eating the salad in one sitting, i would not recommend tossing the dressing...

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strawberry banana smoothie

Jan 19, 2010 by

strawberry banana smoothies have become my afternoon pick-me-up.  they’re delicious, healthy and so amazingly good.  the amounts below are for one large serving.  multiply as needed. 1/2 c apple juice 1/2 c milk 3/4 c frozen whole strawberries 1/2 c frozen banana slices 1/2 c strawberry yogurt place all ingredients in blender, blend until smooth....

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