Monday, July 6, 2015

Dutch Pancake with Apple Berry Sauce

Breakfast is served. 
Made in less than 20 minutes! 
Easy and DELICIOUS, not to mention super fancy!


Dutch Pancake

In a medium bowl whisk together:
2 Eggs
1 tsp. Olive Oil
1/2 c. Milk

Add:
1/2 c. Flour
1/4 c. Sugar
1/4 tsp. Cinnamon

Whisk together until smooth

Pour into a greased 9 in. round pan.

Bake at 425 for 10-12 minutes or until puffy and lightly golden brown. 

While the Dutch Pancake is cooking, prepare the Apple Berry Sauce.

*This Dutch Pancake makes about 4-5 servings (When I have company, I  make two)


Apple Berry Sauce

1 1/2 c. Frozen Triple Berries
1 apple - peeled and diced
2 T. Sugar
1 T. Butter

Combine all ingredients in a small sauce pan. Cook on medium- medium/low for 8-10 minute or until apples are tender.
(The apples will turn red due to the triple berry "juice")

When Dutch Pancake is done, cut into slices and top with Apple Berry Sauce. 

DELISH!

Here's my other Dutch Pancake version!
Check it out HERE


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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Patriotic Headbands

Happy 4th of July week! We love to celebrate the 4th. We prepare for long parades, hot barbecues, visiting family and our patriotic attire. This is one part of our outfits we will be keeping for years to come! Patriotic Headbands! Super easy and can be made from scraps! Check it out!



1. Cut your material

2. Red Stripped - 2.5 in. by 13.5 in
Blue Polka Dot - 2.5 in by 8.5 in.

3. Kiss the "good sides" of the fabric together

4. Sew together

5. You should now have 1 long piece of fabric

6. Fold the long strip in half (good sides kissing)
and sew down the side!

7. Turn the "tube" right side out

8. Roll the "raw" ends inside the tube and sew down. 
(Iron the band flat)

9. Grab a rubber band/hair tie - fold the fabric over the rubber band and sew!


Easy and SO CUTE!

4th of July - HERE WE COME!


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Monday, June 29, 2015

Chicken Salad Wrap Bar - Inside Out Chicken

What a fun luncheon idea with this Chicken Salad Wrap Bar. Everyone gets what they want in what they make as their perfect chicken salad wrap. 
Inside Out Chicken Salad - DELISH! The sauce makes the wraps!



Chicken Salad - Inside Out Style

Chicken Salad Wrap Bar

Place all ingredients in separate bowls

Homemade Tortillas (See recipe HERE)
Grapes
Chicken Salad Sauce
Grilled Chicken (dashed with salt and garlic powder)
Chopped Walnuts
Chopped Lettuce

Additional add-ins
Celery
Onion
Dehydrated Cranberries


Chicken Salad Sauce:
1/3 c. Sour Cream
2 T. Ranch Dressing
2 tsp. Lemon Juice
1 tsp. Dijon Mustard
1/2 tsp. Salt


DELISH!

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Reusable Water Bombs

I know I'm not the only mom who loves water balloon fights, but hates picking up a million tiny shredded balloon pieces. No more confetti lawn for us! SPONGE WATER BOMBS to the rescue!  They don't hurt getting hit, and can be refilled and reused! Backyard water parties here we come!


Get the largest - softest sponges you can find.

Cut the sponges into equal parts

Throw the sponges in a bucket or pool of water,

THROW!
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THIS IS SO FUN FOR FAMILY NIGHT!




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Thursday, June 18, 2015

FHE Pizza Night Challenge

Come together to make something delicious for your next Family Home Evening! Divide the recipes -  then bring them together to make something fabulous! Work in teams to make the homemade sauce and homemade dough, then bring it in to put it all together. We had a BLAST working together to make a yummy meal. 
See our pepperoni pizza man? Our kids were so proud.


FHE Homemade Pizza Challenge!
Divide the recipes and conquer this delicious dinner! Make it a race, or work at your own pace.

Homemade Pizza Sauce:

1 quart Canned Stewed Tomatoes

1/2 Onion - chopped
1 tsp. Olive Oil

1 Garlic Clove
3 T. Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 tsp. Salt

1 tsp. Italian Seasonings
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1. Drain the canned tomatoes
2. Saute' the chopped onion in a small sauce pan with 1 tsp. Olive Oil.
3. Blend together the drained tomatoes, saute'd onion, garlic, apple cider vinegar, and salt
4. Pour the blended sauce into the small sauce pan used to saute' the onion. Add the Italian Seasonings and simmer for 10 minutes. 


Dough:
I have never made homemade pizza crust, so I found a fast and easy version of pizza crust HERE and used their recipe.

1 pkt fast rising Yeast (or 2 1/4 tsp.)
1 tsp. White Sugar
1 c. Warm Water

2 1/2 c. Flour  (I used unbleached all purpose flour and it was delish)
2 T. Olive Oil
1 tsp. Salt

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees (F). 
2. In a mixing bowl, dissolve the yeast and sugar in the warm water. Let sit until creamy, about 7-10 minutes.

3. Stir in the flour, salt, and oil. Let rest for 5-10 minutes.

4. Place the dough onto a floured surface and roll out. We used a rolling pin taking turns making it into a rectangle to fit our cookie sheet. 

5. Lightly spray the baking sheet with cooking spray and place the rolled out dough onto it. 
(To keep the dough from tearing, I folded the dough in half then transferred it onto the sheet, then simply unfolded.)

Come together!

Now that your sauce and dough is made, come together and make your pizza! Add your Mozzarella Cheese, Pepperoni, and any other pizza topping you would like.

Bake at 425 (F) for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. 

LESSON: Talk about working together as a family and team work, along with patience, sharing the work load, and the fun of being a family. 

You can talk about each part of the pizza, and how they're all different. Each ingredient has it's own flavor and unique texture, but they all work together perfectly. 

Each member of our family is a different ingredient. They all play a different part, some may be soft and a good base like the crust, while others may be tangy like the sauce, spicy like the pepperoni, or cheesy like the mozzarella. We all need each other, our differences, strengths and weaknesses come together and add dimension to our family. Just like the pizza, the crust isn't without the sauce, nor the sauce without the cheese, nor the cheese without the toppings. All together we build a great family.


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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Breakfast Banana Split

Treat yourself to a breakfast "dessert" - A Breakfast Banana Split! Yummy, healthy and filling. I'm definitely making this for our visiting family this summer.
What a refreshing start to our fun filled days!


Breakfast Banana Split

1 Banana 
1/2 c. Watermelon
1/4 c. Blueberries
1/4 c. Vanilla Yogurt 
2 T. Granola (Click HERE for my Homemade Granola Recipe)

Substitutions:
Strawberries
Raspberries
Cantaloupe
Honeydew Melon
Any Yogurt

DELISH!



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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Canned Tomato Marinara Sauce

Want the best and easiest marinara sauce around? Give this a try! This is seriously the best, tangy, rich marinara, not to mention a great use of your canned tomatoes. We use this on spaghetti, on pizza, as a dip and more. DELISH!
Naturally Gluten and Milk Free!



Canned Tomato Marinara Sauce

1 quart Canned Stewed Tomatoes

1/2 Onion - chopped
1 tsp. Olive Oil

1 Garlic Clove
3 T. Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 tsp. Salt

1 tsp. Italian Seasonings
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1. Drain the canned tomatoes

2. Saute' the chopped onion in a small sauce pan with 1 tsp. Olive Oil.

3. Blend together the drained tomatoes, saute'd onion, garlic, apple cider vinegar, and salt

4. Pour the blended sauce into the small sauce pan used to saute' the onion. Add the Italian Seasonings and simmer for 10 minutes. 


Pour over pasta, use on homemade pizza, or simply dip your favorite bread. DELISH!


Here's a few ideas to use with your marinara sauce.







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