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Mmmmm…..Breakfast!

Normally for breakfast I make myself a protein smoothie, today I wanted something different. 

Today I made myself an egg white omelet. I stuffed it with mozzarella cheese, baby spinach, and diced tomatoes. Then I made a piece of toast with a little bit of butter.

I’m not one to normally cook myself breakfast. I cook my daughter’s breakfast and make sure my son’s smoothie is ready for him everyday.

This was so quick and easy to whip up! Not sure why I don’t do it more often!

Thanks for stopping by! Happy eating!

Kelly

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Dessert of the Week 18: Cranberry Gingersnap Pie

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So, this year for Thanksgiving, I felt compelled to try a new dessert. After searching Pinterest, I found this beauty. Cranberry Gingersnap Pie

This was a labor of love. It takes time to make, but it is well worth the effort! I almost followed the directions to a T..my daughter left out some details in the crust making section but that’s okay. I likely would have needed a large food processor to do it properly and I only have a tiny food processor. It still worked.

This pie has such a beautiful color, but a tart flavor. It pairs well with the gingersnap crust though! Overall it was a hit with everyone who tried it. Yes, all three of us lol! My sister’s pumpkin pie bars were more popular though, especially with the kids, and those with an aversion to cranberries in general.

I would absolutely make this again and I would love to make different flavored curd recipes to try with this crust.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy eating!

Kelly

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Dessert of the Week 17: 2 Ingredient Pumpkin Cake revisited

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This is actually last weeks dessert. We didn’t have a family dinner or anything today. Mostly because I don’t feel well.

So week 3 I made a 2 ingredient pumpkin cake. I decided to do it again last week but instead of using a yellow cake mix, I tried a spice cake mix.

Wow! The spice cake mix made it way better! It was already good, this swap nust made it extra good!

For dinner I made beef stew! Wow was that good! I took three pounds of stew meat, tossed it in a mixture of flour, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. I then set out to sear all three pounds of that in coconut oil.

It was time consuming but well worth it! When all the meat was browned, I used the leftover flour and beef broth to cook the good bits up off the bottom of my pot. Plus the flour helped thicken it up to actually be a stew.

The only true measurements I can give you are this: 3 pounds stew meat, 1 Cup of flour, 4 cups beef broth, one small bag of tiny potatoes. I eyeballed everything else.
I put the meat into the liquid and added more water until it was where I felt like I wanted it. Then I pulled some peas and carrots out of the freezer and tossed in. Then I put my potatoes in. I think I put all my vegetables in about 30 minutes before we wanted to eat, which was perfect.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy eating!

Kelly

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Dessert of the Week 16: Cream Pies

I have to be honest here. I did not make these cream pies. I bought them. A small peanut butter cream pie and a small chocolate peanut butter cream pie. Now really, the only thing that qualifies them to be called peanut butter anything is the crushed peanuts on top of the whipped cream. Otherwise they’re just a cream pie and a chocolate cream pie.

Delicious though!

I did make dinner however! A big ole pot of ham and beans with a nice big pan of cornbread! Nothing better on this chilly fall day if you ask me!

I am still looking for inspiration for next week’s dessert. Maybe apple something or another, I don’t know yet.

Thanks for stopping by and happy eating!

Kelly

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Banana Pecan Crunch Muffin

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Banana Pecan Crunch Muffin

So, because I had time and three ripe bananas on my counter this morning, I made muffins. Weird for me, I know. I hardly ever bake on a weekday morning.

The crunch topping makes a mess as you eat it, and I splashed melted butter on the shirt I was planning on wearing to work today, prompting a quick wash and dry on that, but you know what? It is so worth it! You can replace the pecans with walnuts, which is what I did because it’s what I have at home.

I am currently eating one that is still oven warm and it is delicious! If you have ripe bananas on your counter, make these for your family! Heck, make them for your coworkers, they will love you. Unless they have an allergy to nuts, then they may hate you for not baking something they can eat.

Thanks for popping in and enjoying breakfast with me this morning! Happy eating!

Kelly

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Dessert of the Week 15: Creamsicle Cheesecake

Mmmmmmmm cheesecake. Really, do I even need to say anything else? Yum! This week hubby picked our dessert and he chose a creamsicle cheesecake. I was skeptical because I don’t like creamsicle in general. It’s just weird. But, being the good person that I am (stop laughing), I set out to find a recipe. I found this one: Creamsicle Cheesecake

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This is a pretty easy recipe to follow. I did modify a tad though. Shocking, I know. We used vanilla greek yogurt instead of sour cream. If you know me, if you’ve read any of my dessert blogs, you know we don’t buy sour cream. We use greek yogurt in its place. Also, we did not use the food coloring recommended. I don’t need the top of my cheesecake to be orange to know it’s a creamsicle cheesecake. I went with using orange extract even though somebody had commented they used orange zest instead.

This was delicious. I cut 8 slices, you could probably even cut 16. Next time I will probably use a 10 inch pie crust as opposed to the 9 inch the recipe calls for. Next week is my turn to choose our dessert…I’m already starting to think about it even though my belly is full from dinner and cheesecake!

As always, thanks for stopping by and happy eating!

Kelly

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Family Fun Time!

So yesterday we went and did something fun as a family. Last week we went to the movies, this week we took to the outdoors. We went somewhere we haven’t been since our kids were young. We went to The Fashion Farm/Pumpkin Fantasyland in Ligonier, Indiana. I feel like I should say this in case you are outside of the United States and reading this.

Pumpkin Fantasyland is  just that. Every year their theme changes, but every year it’s the same. You pay a couple of dollars to walk through and see the awesomeness that they have created out of pumpkins, squash, and gourds of all shapes and sizes. They hand paint each pumpkin. This year they had cartoon characters and horror film characters, like Dracula, Werewolf, etc.

Admittedly, this was more exciting when the kids were little..now that they are getting older it’s just not the same. However, I still think you should go visit. They have a little restaurant, flower shop, and several corn mazes.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Kelly

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