Recipes

Strawberry Yogourt Muffins : Recipe 

I was a little over zealous in the produce department the past week at the grocery store and I ended up with a bit of fruit that had to be used before it ended up bad 

A full carton of Ontario strawberries that my daughter didn’t devour yet , was first on my agenda . 

These muffins are sweet , moist and a great way to make a dent in summer’s yummy bounty. 

This recipe is versatile . Use whatever berries or fruit that you need to eat quickly . A yogourt cup of whatever flavour and a bit of whatever milk your family likes using . If you prefer white flour use that . Or half and half . I can say that these turned out great with all whole wheat though .

Strawberry Yogourt Muffins

Ingredients

1 cup sliced strawberries

1/2 cup butter

2/3 cup white sugar 

1 egg beaten

1 tbsp vanilla 

1/2 cup yogourt 

2/3 cup milk 

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

1 tbsp baking powder

Pinch of salt 

Cream together butter and sugar . Add egg and vanilla . Then yogourt and milk 

Combine flour , salt and baking powder separately . Combine with wet . Stir in berries . 

Bake in a lined muffin tin for 16-18 minutes at 350. Top should be dry and sides just golden. 

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Let us know your fav way to use up summer fruits and veggies. 

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Recipes

Zuchinni Bites : Recipe

Zuchinni is one of my favourite vegetables year round but in the summer lots of people have loads of it from gardens and are eager for new and yummy ways to use it up. 

Hey , there is even a national leave zuchinni on your neighbors door step Day !

Really. 

This recipe won’t make you leave the house but it will leave you with a bunch of yummy zuchinni bites that your kids and even your husband will love.

Ingredients 

1 good sized zucchini shredded . Squeeze water out of it 

2 beaten eggs

1/2 cup shredded cheese 

1 cup seasoned bread crumbs

Combine and drop by spoonful and flatten in fry pan with bit of oil or butter medium low. Until sides are golden

They freeze well and are versatile if you want to add spinach or other shredded veg. 

I keep in fridge or freezer and warm in toaster oven . 

Hope these zuchinni bites are as popular with your family as they are mine.

Water Challenge

Water Challenge: A month later

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A month ago, Ashley and I partaked in a water challenge.  It was truly what they say it is, a challenge.  Here we are a month later and here are my takes on this water challenge and what I thought of it.

For about a week and a half, it was relatively easy for me to drink water.  But for some reason it was getting more and more difficult to find the time to drink that much water.  I don’t know if it is because I was just getting lazy, if my children are the reason why I stopped drinking water as much, or if I just got sick of the flavor of the bland water.

But the first week and a half I drank between four to six jugs of water a day!  Then it slowly progressed to two or three a day and then went to just one and a half a day!  I started adding a bit of lemon juice in my jug to start getting back into drinking water again.

I also stopped wearing the belly band to help me lose weight.  This month has just been a very slow start for me as I don’t find myself that motivated to wear the belly band as much and I don’t find myself motivated to drink a bunch of water.  But in August, I will partake the challenge again once my kids are in school full time and I won’t be as distracted with my daughter talking my ear off.

I guess between the lack of motivation and the lack of eating healthy, I didn’t really lose a lot of weight.  I lost only one pound but I did lose two inches around my waist.  Another perk is that my boobs did get bigger and fuller.  Not sure how that happened.

There’s my feedback on the water challenge a month later!

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Recipes

Breaded Parmesan Chicken Pasta

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I love a good breaded chicken, but my absolute favorite is when I make my parmesan breaded chicken.  I decided to add a little twist to it by adding some spiral noodles as well.  My husband loved this meal!  It is a winner!

I just added bread crumbs, egg wash, and flour on some chicken breasts and then cooked it in some butter.  I also seasoned the chicken with salt and pepper.  In a separate pot, I cooked some pasta to go with it.  It’s somewhat simple to make but I don’t like all the dishes I use to make it.  After I finished the plating, I added some parmesan cheese shavings and some parsley on top and called it a day.

Sometimes the simpliest recipes are the best meals.

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Loaded Potato Salad : Recipe 

I’ve made many potato salad recipes over the years as my family always enjoys it as an easy summer side dish or a quick lunch. 

This recipe may just be my new go to. 

It doesn’t involve any peeling or odd ingredients but it’s full of flavour and all the things you love about old fashioned potato salad.

It’s also easy to tweek to your liking or omit ingredients.

Ingredients 

About 4 larged unpeeled potatoes chopped and boiled  ( I used the equivalent of mini potatoes)

1/2 small Vidalia onion finely chopped

1 stalks celery finely chopped

5-6 slices of cooked bacon chopped 

3/4 cup mayo

1 tbsp yellow mustard

1/2 cup shredded cheese ( whatever kind you like )

Salt and pepper to taste 

3 hard boiled eggs peeled and diced 

Combine . Chill and enjoy !

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Hope you and your family enjoy this great summer recipe.

Recipes

Summer cravings

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I have been having a strong craving lately for deviled eggs for some reason.  But I absolutely suck at making hard boiled eggs.  I don’t know why but I just can’t seem to do it right.  But last weekend I finally did it right!

So I made some deviled eggs over the weekend while my husband was outside with the kids in the pool.  I have been slowly but surely starting to work on this lady’s order as well too.  She ordered 400 Christmas cards from me so I have been getting things together to get that started.

It has been a very hot summer here though.  Today is supposed to get to 115 degrees!  I hate the summers because of the heat and I don’t like that my birthday falls in the summer either.  I don’t like turning another year older.

Kid Confession, Uncategorized

I can’t win.. I simply can not win

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Parenting is one of the toughest challenges I have ever been dealt with.  I stay home with my kids while my husband works and it is an exhausting, but very rewarding, job that I have ever had in my life.

I love being able to stay home with my kids.  But some days I am just beyond exhausted with my emotions from having to answer my daughter’s 30,000th question.  She seriously asks me so many questions in a day my head is ready to just explode!  Some of her questions I don’t even know how to answer them so I make up an answer, some of her questions are seriously like eye popping-how did you come up with this question-where did this come from kinda question.

Other days I can’t keep up with her many emotions.  She’s happy with me when she wakes up but later on she gets mad at me and yells.  She gets mad at me if I don’t answer her question right away, she gets mad at me when I don’t look at what she’s showing me – sometimes I’m in another room so I can’t go to her fast enough, she gets mad at me if I don’t say certain things the way she wants it said.  She’s a bowl of mixed emotions most of the time.  It takes every fiber in my being to not get so frustrated.

I have started this entry about thirty minutes ago and she has interrupted my thoughts at least fifteen times by asking me a question or asking me to look at something.  Thank goodness Duggee is on Nick Jr right now to somewhat keep her occupied but it’s not really helping.  She loves this show for some reason.  I don’t like it at all.  It’s disturbing to me.

Time to do more cleaning since she’s a bit quiet.  Let’s get some cleaning started before she asks more questions!

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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday( almost ) Dinner Roundup 

I thought I would do something different today and do a wordless Wednesday post. Mine will be almost wordless tho as I will caption the photos for clairity sake.

Steak . Vidalia onions . Mushrooms . Maple syrup baked beans 

Bread and loads of butter . Fusilli with spinach and kale slaw and leftover chicken.
    

Tri color fusilli with butter , garlic and cheese. BBQ chicken with Montreal chicken spice . Sautéed zucchini

Big salad !

BBQ chicken . Skillet potatoes. Fresh green beans

Fettuccine with cream sauce bacon onions and cheese . Sautéed asparagus 


CrockPot chicken legs , brick with cheese and rice cooker rice . 
Thanks for reading 🙂

Recipes

I’ll Never Use White Sugar In My Chocolate Chip Cookies Again : Recipe 


I stumbled upon the idea to make chocolate chip cookies without white sugar out of necessity. 

I had told a friend that I would bake cookies for a child’s birthday party and when purchasing the ingredients I didn’t buy granulated white sugar because I thought I had some at home. 

Turns out, I didn’t . 

But I had a big bag of fresh brown sugar. 

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Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

1/2 cup softened butter

1 cup packed brown sugar

1 egg 

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 tbsp of vanilla

1 and 1/2 cups white flour 

1 cup chocolate chips

Cream together sugar and butter . Beat egg. Add vanilla to egg and combine with sugar and butter.

Stir flour , salt and baking soda . Stir in wet until almost mixed then add chocolate chips.

Bake at 350 on parchment paper lined cookie sheet for about 8 minutes.


Hope you love them as much as my family did.

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Update on water challenge, a week later

So, it’s been a little over a week since I started the water challenge with Ashley.  Here is a brief update on this.

I feel like I am struggling on a daily basis on trying to find the desire to drink water.  I drink two cups of coffee everyday and lately after I drink that, I don’t want to drink anything else until my husband comes home from work, which is around 3:30.  But some days I have been drinking a lot (around three to four mugs) and other days I only drink two mugs.

My husband says he notices a difference in my belly size and according to my scale I have lost a few pounds as well.  But this is just one week in so far.  More to update next week.

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