Strawberry-Cheesecake Banana Soft Serve


I know.  Another Banana Ice Cream Recipe.  I just can't help myself.  My 3-year-old is always asking for Banana Ice Cream.  So I am always freezing bananas and trying out new recipes for the kids.  I have a few others I want to try, so stay tuned. :) Do you know what makes this banana soft serve taste like cheesecake?  I added a tablespoon of my Cheesecake butter.  The cheesecake butter made this delicious!  Don't have any Cheesecake Butter sitting around?  don't worry, I have written in … [Read more...]

14 Low-Carb Mexican Food Solutions


Hello! Here I am doing another round-up!  I don't post these food round-ups often, but when I do, it's usually because I am feeling inspired.  I love Mexican food.  It can be made really healthy by adding lots of vegetables and reducing the amount of cheese used.   Sometimes though, I look at the calories on the flour and corn tortillas package.  ( 1 tortilla is usually 150 calories each!) Some of my other "round ups" include  My No Carb Pizza Solutions,   Non- Bread Lunch Ideas,  Low Carb … [Read more...]

DIY Yogurt with fruit on the bottom


On this blog, my DIY "Go Gurt" has been popular.  But do you know what I LOVED when I was a kid?  ( before go gurt) Yogurt with FRUIT on the bottom!  Yogurt with fruit on the bottom was one of my favorite things to take in my school lunch.  Sometimes, I mixed the fruit and yogurt together.  But, most of the time, I ate all the white yogurt and saved all of the fruit for last. As I mentioned before, I usually stay away from the yogurt department at the store, unless I am buying plain … [Read more...]

Cheesecake Butter


So, I actually made this cheesecake butter by accident.  well, a bit by accident.    You see, I have been all googly-eyed for these vegan cheesecakes I have spotted online.  I thought it would be a really cute idea, to make a Vegan cheesecake dip that I could serve with strawberries.  ( I thought briefly about stuffing the strawberries with this cheesecake butter.  But... who has time for that?) You see, this October, I am standing up as the Matron of honor  in my best friends' wedding.  She … [Read more...]

Barbecue Pizza Chicken


A few weeks ago, I posted Hawaiian Pizza Chicken.   It was such an amazing dinner, that I decided to try another one of my favorite pizzas on top of a piece of chicken.  After Hawaiian pizza, my second favorite kind of pizza is Barbecue Chicken.  I used to eat Barbecue pizza when I visited my grandparent's house when I was little.   I smothered this chicken in homemade barbecue sauce.  I found the most amazing barbecue sauce recipe over at The Sustainable Couple.  Please click over to see … [Read more...]

Blueberry-Vanilla Bean Banana Soft Serve


Um Hi..... So here I am after a whole week of not posting anything!   And what fun new recipe do I have for you?  Oh.  just another Banana Ice Cream Recipe. But you see. this week was filled with ear infections, visiting family from out-of-town AND I will admit it, a few failed recipes that I will never share with you.  ( unless I end up dong a recipe-fail post one day.) I have made this Blueberry soft serve several times at home over the past year.  I have just never made it when I was … [Read more...]

Carrot Cake Frosting & Nestle Rolled and Ready Cookie Dough Sheets


Thank you to Nestle Toll House for sponsoring this post.  I found this sponsored post opportunity through Linquia I don't know about you, but I am really looking forward to spring!  I know it will come soon!  Its March already, and it is still REALLY cold here in Northern Iowa.  Nevertheless, I am already picking out matching Easter outfits online for my boys and planning out all the items I want to get for their Easter baskets. ( I am all about giving them one or two practical items over the … [Read more...]

Cheesy Quinoa “Breadsticks”


At first I thought quinoa was a trend.   Now I see that it's the trend that doesn't seem to be going away.   For a LONG time I didn't like quinoa all that much.  I was just kind of waiting for something else to come along.  But lately, I have been making it, and doing a little experimenting with it.  I have actually started enjoying it too. last week I had some cold quinoa in my fridge, and I used it in a "throw it together" dinner.  ( I made cheesy quinoa cakes with leftover chicken and … [Read more...]

Spinach and Artichoke Cheese Spread


In January, when I was visiting my parents house.  They had Pimento cheese spread in their fridge, and I thought it was tasty!  It's funny, because I totally forgot about cheese spread!   It was really good! After making the totally easy cheese spread that went with my DIY Handi-snacks, I decided to use the same method  to try a few flavors of my own.   Although, I still want to make my own Pimento cheese, I decided to make something different. My Spinach and Artichoke cheese spread takes … [Read more...]

Almond Joy Banana Ice Cream


In a few ways, this is an unlikely recipe for me to be posting right now. 1) When I was a kid, Almond Joys were probably the first candy bar I handed to my parents every Halloween. 2) Its below zero in Northern Iowa right now, so, most people aren't thinking about ice cream. But, actually this is a likely recipe for me to make.  Because 1) I am so obsessed with banana ice cream, that I am sure it bothers some of you readers out there. 2) One of the blogs that I follow has been … [Read more...]