Monday, January 19, 2015
Did you make a resolution to get healthy in the New Year? If you did, this recipe is your friend! I was super lazy this year and didn't make any resolutions. Oops. I am a bad human. My diet has been off the rocker since Christmas - instead of baking once a week it has turned into once a day! Oh Lord....what have I become! My work schedule is pretty light these days, so I find myself being drawn into the kitchen more often. I swear my mixer is calling my name...pretty creepy if you ask me...wait...did you ask me or was that my mixer talking to me again? : )
Are you going to the March for Life? January 22nd marks the 42nd year since the Roe v.Wade decision to legalize abortion. 42 years of babies being murdered. Sick.
Hopefully my generation will live to see the end of abortion! We are taking a group out to the Austin March for Life this Saturday to stand up for LIFE! If you have never been to a March for Life I highly encourage you to find one in your State or make the trip to D.C. for the big March for Life.
Now onto the recipe! Even my husband likes these...and he does not usually like "healthy" "alternative" desserts. Win win all around! If you do try it out leave me a comment and let me know what you think!
Dairy Free/Refined Sugar Free Peanut Butter Cups
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup good quality cocoa powder
1/2 cup natural peanut butter or almond butter (I like it w/PB better)
1/4 cup honey
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
Mix all ingredients together in a saucepan over low heat, whisk until melted and combined. Portion out evenly with a spoon or small scoop into a 12 cup muffin pan lined with liners. Sprinkle the top of each cup with a little bit of kosher sea salt. Place in fridge until set, about an hour. Remove from pan and store in fridge until ready to eat.
Monday, January 12, 2015
Now that I am a married woman with a house to keep up with, a husband to feed and my own kitchen - I find myself always wanting to cook and bake! Someone stop me!!! Some people might go to sleep and dream of tropical vacations or being rescued by a prince, but I dream about food...new cookie recipes, what kind of stew should I make next, etc...it really is quite absurd.
We had the princess over for dinner this weekend and she requested "Spaghetti and Meatballs"! Her wish is my command! This was a super fast and simple meatball recipe without a huge laundry list of ingredients. So delicious, seconds were had by all!
Before the movie we went and watched the musical movie "Into the Woods." It was super fun and the songs were catchy! It was so nice watching a fun movie for a change...seems like so many movies are sad and gloomy these days! This is our favorite song from the movie:
Adapted from Betty Crocker
- lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
- cup Italian-style bread crumbs, or plain bread crumbs and add some Italian Seasoning
- cup milk, we used almond milk and it worked just fine
- teaspoon salt
- teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- teaspoon pepper
- small onion, finely chopped (1/4 cup)
- Mix all ingredients together in bowl until well combined. Form into about 20-25 meatballs using small cookie scoop or just grabbing chunks and rolling into balls. Over medium/high heat in large frying pan with high edges- melt a tbs of coconut oil or olive oil. Add the meatball into pan and brown a few minutes on each side rotating once browned. Cook until no longer pink. Meatballs are fragile so avoid turning them too much. I used tongs to do this. Once cooked add your favorite red sauce to the meatballs and cook until sauce is hot, about 3-5 minutes. Serve over pasta of your choice!