Friday, May 18, 2012

 Peanut Butter Buckeyes
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
1/2 cup butter
1 lb. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 package chocolate chips

Mix first four ingredients well, roll into balls, place on cookie sheet and refrigerate or freeze until hardened.

Melt package of chocolate chips and then dip each ball into the chocolate.  I use my fingers.

Place on the cookie sheet  and return it to the refrigerator or freezer until it's set.  I just leave them in there until someone wants one.

Peanut Butter Granola
1 cup dry oats
1 cup rice crispies
1 cup unsweetened coconut
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
2 scoops vanilla protein powder
2 Tbs. coco powder
- stir-
In another bowl mix:
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup coconut oil
heat 30 seconds in microwave
-combine all ingredients-
mix in 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips

My friend gave me this mix and recipe for Mother's Day and told me it was her new addiction.  It is delicious! I couldn't get enough in my mouth with just my fingers, so I started using a spoon....ahhh much better!

Monday, May 14, 2012


Whether it's something that happens to you after running a marathon, or something that happens to the bananas you got 5 pounds for a dollar---share your secrets to success---anything goes!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Peanut Butter Banana Cups and Peanut Butter Puffies

Peanut Butter Banana Cups
1 banana
tub of peanut butter

recipe for raw fudge
1/2 c. agave
1/8 c. honey
1/4 c. coconut oil liquified
1/2 c. raw cocoa powder
Blend until smooth.

Take the banana and slice it 1/2 inch thick. Place in a cupcake liner. Take about 1 t. of peanut butter and roll it into a ball or just shmear it  on to the banana slice. Next drizzle  1/2 t. -1 t. of fudge on top. Plac in the freezer for 5 to 10 minutes for the fudge to harden. If your fudge is already cooled and firm, then drop a dopple on top. Warning!!! Do not call your children in for these treats until you have at least a few made up for each child, or you might go crazy! :) These treats were made fast. I didn't have time to melt and solidify the chocolate, otherwise it would have looked more like a pb cup, flat and smooth. But, I could barely even get these pictures taken before 4 little hands came and devoured them all and a mommy hand to help! :) Needless to say, I made more right after they ate these! :)


Peanut Butter Puffies
3/4 c. peanut butter
3/4 c. maple syrup or half maple syrup/ honey or agave
dash of salt
4 c. puffed rice or puffed wheat

Combine the peanut butter, maple syrup, and salt in a large sauce pan over low heat and stir constantly until smooth, melted, and bubbling a little. Add the cereal and stir until well coated. Transfer to an 8x8 baking dish. I like to place a piece of saran wrap on top of that and then press firmly. Refrigerate or freeze until completely cooled, then cut and eat! These are great for after school! And the puffed cereal is cheaper and healthier. It is similar to rice krispy treats, but more dense. My neighbors and kids love them. And I love that I can make something yummy without all the processed sugar. Choosing healthy alternatives is like insurance for the mechanics of your body. I believe in it!

Mother's Day Flower Magnets

Happy Mother's Day everyone!

I've made some flowers that will never wilt and can look pretty on your fridge all year round.  Here's a little tutorial if you'd like to make some for yourself.

8" x 12" piece of fabric
needle and thread
glue gun

 1.  Cut fabric into five 3-1/2" squares.

2.  Fold one square in half diagonally and sew a running stitch around the non-diagonal edges.  

3.  Gather triangle into a petal.  

4.  Repeat steps 2 and 3 for all five squares.

5.  After all five petals are gathered then close the circle by stitching the first petal to the last petal.
6.  Use the glue gun to attach a magnet to the back of the flower. 
7.  Sew a few stitches through the holes in the button to give the illusion that you've sewn the button to the flower, and then just glue it on.  

I'm usually a purist and will choose to spend the time to attach just about anything with a needle and thread before I'll submit to using glue.  This is one of the rare occasions where I feel that hot glue is simply the way to go. 

Maybe, if you're lucky, you'll find one of these in your mailbox.

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mothers Day!!!