Apr 242015
 
Five Friday Finds #183After going through all the portions of Advanced Airborne School, James finally gradated this week! Hope you enjoy these Five Friday Finds! And please link up your recipes below. You might even get featured! :) (Images come from the recipes and are pinned on Pinterest.) Starting off with the most popular! Healthy Oatmeal Brownie Parfait - Best of Long Island and Central Florida Doesn't this just look so yummy?! And continuing with the featured recipes! [click to continue...]
Apr 232015
 
Sweet and Tangy Cucumber SaladI'm sure just about everyone's had something like this cucumber salad. It's one of those dishes you always hear about mom or grandma passing down. An easy and tasty "no-fail" recipe. Simple enough to make frequently and tasty enough you'll want to! Bring this simple and refreshing cucumber salad to any barbeque, cookout, or gathering, and all your friends will love you even more! (Results not guaranteed.) You can just throw everything together and serve. [click to continue...]
Apr 212015
 
Alcohol Free Vanilla ExtractPreviously, I'd made some DIY Vanilla Extract by extracting vanilla beans with ethanol, or drinking alcohol. But some folks prefer to stay alcohol free (or rather, ethanol free since glycerol is technically an alcohol too). Although the ethanol will cook or bake out of foods, sometimes you want to use vanilla flavoring in foods you aren't going to cook or you want to add vanilla flavoring after cooking without the ethanolic taste. And since glycerin's [click to continue...]
Apr 202015
 
Inspire Me Monday #29Welcome to Inspire Me Monday! It's such a pleasure to have you join us. :) Starting off with what I've been up to this week: Sriracha Potato Wedges Hot and sassy! You really can't go wrong with these Sriracha potato wedges. Plus, a trick so you don't have to flip the potatoes halfway through baking! Soy Nuts Crispy, crunchy soy nuts coated with a flavorful (vegan) cheesy topping. Five Friday Finds - "spring's coming" edition [click to continue...]
Apr 172015
 
Five Friday Finds #182If there's one thing that indicates springtime in North Carolina, it's pollen. Pine pollen everywhere! Thick, yellow coats of pollen, and when there's a rain, streams of yellow. What's an indicator of spring where you live? Hope you enjoy these Five Friday Finds! And please link up your recipes below. You might even get featured! :) (Images come from the recipes and are pinned on Pinterest.) Starting off with the most popular! Bread Scrolls - [click to continue...]
Apr 162015
 
Soy NutsFor a month, we tried the "no added sweeteners" diet, and since we'd gotten back into the habit of snacking, I thought I could make something snacky. I know I'm always hearing how they put sugar in everything, but it never occurred to me how it really is everything. Fortunately, I'm able to make most of our food at home, since the few items we wanted to buy, we had a hard time finding. I'd [click to continue...]
Apr 132015
 
Inspire Me Monday #28Welcome to Inspire Me Monday! It's such a pleasure to have you join us. :) Starting off with what I've been up to this week: Sesame Cucumber Salad A quick sesame cucumber salad, flavored with sesame oil, enhanced with vinegar, and spiced up with chili flakes. Coconut Walnut Bars Make your own super simple coconut walnut bars with dried dates for a bit of sweetness. Five Friday Finds - "time flies" edition Party open until [click to continue...]
Apr 132015
 
Sriracha Potato WedgesIt's that time again! "What time?", you ask. Secret Recipe Club time! Each month, a bunch of us bloggers get together in our secret hideout and scheme. Well. Not really. Each month, we're assigned a blogger, and we pick a recipe from their blog to make. This month, I got Wildflour's Cottage Kitchen. All sorts of yumminess going on over there, so make sure you check it out! Going through the recipes, I thought about [click to continue...]
Apr 102015
 
Five Friday Finds #181This week's been one of those where I have no idea where it went. Seems like the week just started, and here it is - Friday. Not that I'm complaining since I could use a weekend! Hope you enjoy these Five Friday Finds! And please link up your recipes below. You might even get featured! :) (Images come from the recipes and are pinned on Pinterest.) Starting off with the most popular! Cinnamon Swirl Bundt [click to continue...]
Apr 092015
 
Coconut Walnut BarsSince we're all about great timing around these parts, we decided to try the "no added sugar" thing while James was at Jumpmaster school. You know, so I'd have to make all his snacks and stuff when we're already busy and short on time. Like I said, we're all about great timing around here. With everything going on, I went for simple when making these coconut walnut granola bars. Obviously coconut shreds and walnuts; some [click to continue...]