Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Key Lime S'mores

Behold the Key Lime s'mores! I found these marshmallows at Walmart and they taste just like a key lime pie - they are even tart in the center. They also make lemon meringue flavor but mine somehow never made it from the conveyor belt to my car? It's a mystery. This is such a fun and summery way to do s'mores - absolutely delicious!

Tip: In a hurry and want to save money? Buy generic brand fudge striped cookies instead of graham crackers and chocolate bars.  

Key Lime S'mores
  • 1 bag of key lime marshmallows
  • 1 box of graham crackers
  • 1 package of Hershey's chocolate bars
Place bars onto crackers and add marshmallows on top. Melt in micowave for 20 seconds. Stack like a sandwich - enjoy!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Peach Crumble Bars

These are very easy and sure to please!

Peach Crumble Bars
  • 1 pkg dry cake mix (white or yellow)
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  •  2 large eggs, divided
  • 29 oz can peach slices, drained
  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup suagr
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13” pan with nonstick cooking spray. In a large bowl combine cake mix, butter and 1 egg; mix with fork just until crumbly. Set aside 1 ½ c. crumbs for topping. Press the remaining crumbs on bottom of prepared pan; Bake 10 minutes.
Cut peach slices into 1” pieces; Spoon onto partially-baked crust.
In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, 1 egg and vanilla extract; beat with mixer until creamy.
Spread over top of peaches. Sprinkle with reserved crumbs; Bake 30 minutes. Chill at least 30 minutes before serving; Serves 12. Store leftovers in refrigerator.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Honey Parmesan Slow Roasted Pork

Um, all I have to say is that YOU HAVE TO TRY THIS!!

Honey Parmesan Slow Roasted Pork
  • 1 (2-3 pound) boneless pork roast
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp dried basil
  • 2 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water

Tip: I added a few drops of my Doterra Wild Orange Oil. Mmmm!

Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Place roast in slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the cheese, honey, soy sauce, basil, garlic, oil and salt; pour over pork. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours (or if in a hurry on high for 3 hours)

Remove meat to a serving platter; keep warm. Skim fat from cooking juices; transfer to a small saucepan. Bring liquid to a boil. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Gradually stir into pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Slice roast; serve with sauce over top. 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Slushy Peach Fizz

 On a hot day like today was, this drink sure hits the spot! My husband is not a fan of peaches but he couldn't get enough of this drink!

Slushy Peach Fizz
  • 2 cups frozen peaches
  • 1 can frozen limeade
  • 1 2 liter sprite
Add ingredients in the order listed and fill sprite about an inch from the top. Blend until smooth. Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Toasted Meatball Subs

Really there is no special recipe for this, just an easy dinner idea that is sure to please! I buy the $4.00 bag of frozen meatballs from Walmart (Great Value brand). I also bought cheddar sub bread. I let the meatballs simmer in a pan of spaghetti sauce for about 10 minutes until they are nice and hot, then I open the subs on a cookie sheet and put some meatballs on them with a slice of cheddar cheese. Then I bake them until the cheese is melted. I top with sauteed mushrooms, you could also do jalapenos and olives and Greek peppers. Then I spread mayonnaise on the bread and viola! A masterpiece has been born :)

Monday, May 13, 2013

Fudgy Buttercups (Healthy Style)

Oh praise the heavens! A recipe that is healthy yet tastes fattening! If you like creamy peanut butter cups then you'll love these. They are super addicting but you don't feel bad eating them because they are healthy! It satisfies the sweet tooth dieter.

Fudgy Buttercups
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup high quality cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup smooth almond butter
  • 1/4 cup raw honey or maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Melt coconut oil.  Blend all ingredients together in a food processor or blender.  Pour into paper-lined muffin tin cups or silicon muffin cups and fill half-inch full.  Makes 10. Chill for 2 hours or freeze for 10 minutes.  When firm, remove.  Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator

Friday, May 3, 2013

Gummy Freezer Pops

Oh these are so yummy and so easy! Frozen soda still has fizz in it and it tickles your tongue. This is the perfect summer treat! What kid can't resist soda and gummy bears? My husband sure can't!

Imagine the combinations you could have fun with -  Pineapple soda with gummy peach rings, orange soda with cherry gummies. Oh the delight!

Gummy Freezer Pops
  • Spite
  • Gummy Bears
Fill popcycle molds halfway with gummy bears and then fill to the top with sprite. Freeze about 4-6 hours. Enjoy!