Sunday, July 31, 2011
On Saturday, G and I went to the yogurt tap and tried their dark chocolate, plain, and strawberry yogurt. Delicious!! and only 39 cents per ounce!
After a trip to Michaels and still on the neapolitan kick, I baked this yummy treat. Mine doesn't look as pretty on the inside (not sure how they got such a pink strawberry batter), but still tastes oh-so-good.
Hope you all had a great weekend!
Friday, July 29, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
I saw this beautiful leaning planter on pinterest and knew it was something that I'd love to bring home.
If only I had a green thumb. Regardless of my gardening skills, I think this planter would be a perfect way to spruce up any space, indoor or outdoor, with a little greenery and color.
My perfect idea for this planter: an herb garden - basil, mint, cilantro, and parsley.
[[photo from Gardens to Go]]
P.S. Don't forget about the giveaway!
Monday, July 25, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Feeding my sweet babe has become a challenge recently (since his refusal to eat anything pureed) so I'm always looking for a simple meal that is kid friendly.
I came upon this couscous recipe and improvised a bit since I didn't have a few of the ingredients.
Greek Isreali Couscous Salad
**recipe from Weelicious
1 1/2 cups Israeli Couscous
3 tbsp Olive Oil, divided
2 cups Water
2 tbsp Lemon Juice
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 cup Crumbled Feta Cheese
2 Persian Cucumbers, seeded & diced (or 1 cucumber)
1 Large Tomato, seeded & diced
1 tbsp Parsley, chopped
1. Place the couscous and 1 tbsp of olive oil in a pot and toast for 5 minutes over medium heat.
2. Add water and bring to a boil then simmer for 12 minutes.
3. Remove to a bowl and cool.
4. Pour in the remaining ingredients plus the 2 remaining tbsps of olive oil and stir to combine.
1. I used Canadian whole wheat toasted couscous.
2. I only had about half a cucumber, so I added some corn to the salad.
3. I omitted the salt and parsley (didn't have fresh parsley on hand. This is why a small herb garden would be awesome).
4. Didn't have feta cheese (yum!) so I used grated parmesan cheese.
It turned out to be tasty, and the little G monkey actually ate about half his bowl! My dad and I added some tilapia to the dish, which made it even yummier. G didn't like the fish, so he just ate the couscous. But we're making progress! and it's another meal option for the little babe.
If you have any kid friendly recipes you'd like to share, leave me a comment! I'm always on the search for yummy food for the little one (and us parents too!).
Monday, July 18, 2011
When we were in FL we were introduced to the best chocolate chip cookie ever. and I finally got my hands on the recipe. So that's what I did on Sunday. These cookies are so delicious and chewy (they even stay chewy once completely cool, day after day).
If you bake them, let me know if you like them as much as I do. Best ever, in my opinion.
Friday, July 15, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
This cake batter bark just looks so fun and festive. Chocolate + cake batter AND sprinkles, um HELLO! Definitely adding this to recipes that I must try in the near future. It's a good thing I have a few baby showers coming up, it will give me an excuse to make fun sweets like this.
[[photo by how sweet it is]]
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
Friday, July 8, 2011
Happy weekend you guys!! Sorry for the lack of posts this week! We spent 5 days in FL - enjoying friends, pool time, and beach time. My sweet boy has decided to walk, so I've also been busy chasing him around the house. Hope to be back to regular blogging next week.
Friday, July 1, 2011
Wishing everyone a safe and happy 4th of July weekend!
It's been a long week, so I'm definitely looking forward to the long weekend.
Summer = fruit in my mind. So here's a quick list of recipes I've pinned that scream summer to me, and might make good 4th of July treats.
++ this strawberry cream cake looks divine (pictured above)
++ you could make these citrus cookies to go along with the coasters I posted earlier today
++ pink lemonade cupcakes
++ these adorably cute watermelon shaped cookies
++ apple pie is always a winner, so what about apple pie ice cream. two good things must equal awesome.
++ the kids will love these strawberry milk whoopie pies (as will the adults I'm sure)
++ and for the adult cocktail hour, try these strawberry & peach vodka collins popsicles or these watermelon mojito popsicles
[[photo by Jenny of Everyday Occasions]]