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What Matters Most Now
A girl in love with the seasons who wants to cram as much as she can into the 365 days of the year to live a life of bliss.
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I love it Jane! Thanks for sharing your continuation of this fun tradition with Pickle Elf! What an adorable idea.
Hi Amy, I apologize for just reading your comment! Ugh, I wish I could have read this sooner but perhaps you have not left for your fun month-long RV trip to the National Parks (sounds amazing). For ease with camping, for the blueberry muffins, I actually used a Jiffy Blueberry Muffin box! (Gasp, I know, but it was all about the ease of preparation while camping!) They turned out so great! This year I want to try them with a homemade blueberry muffin recipe, which of course I will share! I am always looking for great/easy camping recipes. What are your favorites to have on the road?
Hi Mike -Thanks for commenting. I am a huge fan of pulled pork too! What is your favorite roll or bread to eat pulled pork with? And yes, I do like to treat my Hubs well, as he does the same for me!
Thanks William - I was just like you, trying out various granola bar recipes yet seeking the chewy version closer to the flapjacks from Graze. I hope that you find these to be a closer version than the others you've tried. I love the consistency of these and having the ability to swap out ingredients, similar to the various Graze versions, will be fun to experiment with as well.
You are welcome Tiffany. So happy to have found another flapjack fan! I hope that you like them as much, if not more, than the tasty Graze version.
Yay Nichole! I hope that you enjoyed the recipe and found it to be close to the Graze flapjacks!
Thank you again for sharing your delicious recipe! I appreciate the step-by-step photos too. Now, if I can hunt down the grape leaves.
Hi Anastasia, Yes, by all means use frozen berries! I use frozen berries most of the time for baking as we have such a small window of time that our berries are truly fresh and flavorful (vs. grown in a greenhouse with little flavor). You can substitute strawberries or any other chopped fruit that would hold shape in the baking process. We have loved this recipe for years and it's a true family favorite. I'm so thrilled to have been able to make it slightly more "healthy" by swapping a few ingredients. Ha! Let me know how it turns out!
Did you know that regular read-alouds dramatically increase academic achievement? It's true and summer is a perfect time to read-aloud and help your favorite kids find the "absolutely terrific, glued-to-the-page books"! I miss the days of curling up on the couch with my kids for our nightly ritual of reading... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at What Matters Most Now
Thanks! You have to try it as it's not only simple but such a hit with any who taste it!
Woo Hoo! It's the Weekend! Time for Happy Hour! Today, we are renaming Happy Hour to represent a state of mind (happy, happy, joy, joy) to celebrate the kick-off of the weekend. Here's my idea of a themed Happy Hour at Home for May complete with the beverage, small plates,... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2015 at What Matters Most Now
Thanks so much for sharing this recipe Anastasia! I really want to try this as it sounds incredible. Two questions, does one eat the vine leaves? Also, are these grape vine leaves? I'm not certain where to purchase these in my neck of the woods so I may have to know specifics about what type of leaves they are to let our grocer know, if I place an order.
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May 15, 2015
If you are a fan of salmon, it's a must try recipe. Not only is it simple, but it is well-loved! We just had it for dinner last night and there were hardly any leftovers as everyone enjoyed it so much. I love reading about your traditional Greek foods. I know I would greatly enjoy the foods of your culture.
I love it Anastasia! I am a huge cheesecake fan as are my children but my husband is not a fan, so I don't make it often enough! Growing up, I always requested my mom's cheesecake for my birthday rather than a traditional cake! I also love lemon tart! Do you have a recipe for the Greek stuffed vine leaves? I would love to try that!
I absolutely love these last-minute, on the fly ideas Elsie! Thank you for sharing and grouping these great ideas together, as always you provide thoughtful inspiration for your readers! I have to come up with secret squirrel hide-outs just to keep chocolate chips away from my Hubs but I'm inspired to have a hidden stash for drop-in parties. Maybe a note posted on the chocolate will help. ;)
Blueberry Boy Bait you ask? Read on... Today I'm sharing an updated and healthier version of Colonial Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake otherwise known as "Blueberry Boy Bait" that fulfills comfort food cravings with this perfect breakfast (or brunch or dessert or afternoon teacake) swirled with fresh (or frozen) blueberries with... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at What Matters Most Now
Did you know that May is National Barbecue Month? If you even remotely like salmon, you MUST try this Salmon recipe. It's my most popular blog post and people check it out from all over the world. Celebrate National Barbecue Month with the Best Ever Asian Grilled Salmon Recipe May... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at What Matters Most Now
As part of my "Keeping It Real Series", here are my "10 Confessions" for the 10th of May: 1. Raising four teenagers. Need I say more? No, seriously, I love this age of child-rearing but there is so much stretching and growing and letting go when you are not ready.... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2015 at What Matters Most Now
You need to make these Hawaiian Turkey Meatballs this week. They are healthy. They are easy. And they taste amazing! These Hawaiian Turkey Meatballs work great as appetizers speared with toothpicks and a pineapple (I've made them for many baby and wedding showers over the years and think they will... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2015 at What Matters Most Now
An Imaginary Mother's Day Brunch Menu Mother's Day Brunch Dream Menu Back in the days before becoming a mom myself (eep, 16 years ago), I used to be the Mother's Day Brunch planner. Now, we go out to brunch and we search high and low for the "best Mother's Day... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2015 at What Matters Most Now
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Try it my friend! I promise you will be a fan! ;) Hope all is well with you and yours.