Archive for February, 2013

February 28th, 2013

Pasta with Cilantro-Peanut Pesto

I usually know my tastes pretty well. I can look at a recipe and know whether or not it would be something that I would like or not. However, when I saw this recipe I thought “This will probably be alright, I should try it”. However, I was really wrong with this one. It was better than alright, I loved it. I demolished just about all of it by myself for lunch one day. It is SO SUPER simple as well!

And don’t be afraid of all that cilantro. Cilantro is a funny thing, either you like it or you

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February 27th, 2013

St. Patrick’s Day Lucky Lunch Box Printables


{True confession}  I’m not really Irish . . . but I do love holidays and the chance to do something special for family and friends. Sometimes it’s small and simple little extras that keeps things fun. I’ve never been one to go “all out” for St. Patrick’s Day- just some green pancakes or a “little something” tucked in a lunch box.

Today, I’ve got a “little something” for each of you.  Here’s your chance to do your own “little something” without a lot of fuss!  We’ve created a fun collection of tags and printables for your family lunch boxes.   All

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February 26th, 2013

Muffin Fries with Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip

Who doesn’t love muffins? My family loves the jumbo muffins from the wholesale stores, that contain a million grams of fat. But here is a simple way to serve muffins in a whole new light.  These would be great for a breakfast or brunch, or an after school snack.  They are a huge hit at my house, hope they will be at yours too.  Of course, you can use homemade or store-bought muffins.

Muffin Fries

4 jumbo muffins, any flavor {Blueberry and Almond Poppyseed pictured above}

3 Tbls. butter, melted

sea salt or sugar {depends on your preference}

 

Peanut

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February 25th, 2013

Pistachio Bread


Did you know, tomorrow,  February 26,  is National Pistachio Day?  Why not go a little “nuts” {pun intended} and plan a celebration or just bake a loaf of this yummy Pistachio Bread Recipe in honor of the day!  Here’s a couple of fun facts worthy of celebrating:

*  Pistachios are sometimes called the skinny nut because they are right at the top of the lowest fat nuts.

*  Pistachio’s open hull is unique- in the Middle East they are called “smiling nuts” and in China they are called “happy nuts”.

If you don’t plan to join the celebration, you 

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February 22nd, 2013

Champagne Vinaigrette

I know it has been a long sleepless night for so many wondering how Mr. C got along with his new sled.  Okay, maybe not but I thought I would let you know that it was a huge success.  He claimed it to be the fastest sled he has ever been on.  I think this picture says it all.  And not only did Mr. C love his sled but he found it to so much more fun to ride it with his little sister.  That right there just warms my heart. :)

I thought since I tempted your will power with

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