Monday, September 1, 2014

Strawberry French Toast Deluxe

Wanna see what we do when we have a glut of strawberries and are a bit bored with using them for dessert? Well, sometimes we go all out for breakfast, and when we do this is a favorite way to go. What could be better than my recipe for Cinnamon Vanilla French Toast, served with a generous helping of fresh strawberries? Well, it's my ~ Cinnamon Vanilla French Toast ~ that's topped with fresh strawberries, whipped cream AND scoops of ice cream. Oh, yeah ~ our special Strawberry French Toast Deluxe breakfast is served!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Hugh Jass Salad

I like to make great, big salads. The bigger the better. Thanks to the cookbook ~ Peas & Thank You ~ I now have a name for my over the top creations. My I present my ~ Hugh Jass... Salad.  It's never made the same way twice, variety is the spice of life.  How I love my Huge Jass. So I just gotta ask, how big is yours? hehe :)

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Homemade Natural Fruit Juice 'Soda' ~ Izze Copycat

When I was shopping for groceries the other day, another mom and I got to talking and started sharing our favorite quick recipes. She told me about her kids favorite 'healthy soda' recipe, a copycat version of the natural soda brand, 'Izze'. Since that brand can be a bit pricey, her inexpensive version sounded right up my alley. It's as simple as can be to make this tasty drink ~ just make a 70/30 split combo of sparkling water/fruit juice. Easy-Peasy. I make it using frozen fruit juice stirred into the sparkling water ~ about 2-3 Tbsp frozen juice to 8 oz. sparkling water. Since I like to use the frozen juice concentrate, I can make a different flavor each time without committing to just one bottle of fruit juice taking up a lot of fridge space. Served over ice and we're all happy... and my wallet is SUPER happy, too. Gotta love that!  :)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Seaweed Salad

When I was cleaning out my pantry the other day, I found a package of nori sheets (the black/dark green seaweed wrappers that are used for making sushi) hiding in the back. I decided to see what type of other recipes used nori sheets besides sushi. I came across this recipe for a quick and easy Seaweed Salad that looked interesting, so off to the kitchen I went. I'm happy to report that the dish was a success, I just loved it! I used my kitchen scissors to make quick work of cutting the nori sheets into thin ribbons and after just a few minutes of soaking them in warm water, a bit of easy shredding/combining of other ingredients, I was ready to assemble my lunch. I've seen seaweed salads for sale in some of the upscale markets, but they're always expensive, so I'd never tried them before. Didn't know what I was missing. So happy that I can now make it at home. Cheap and cheerful makes this cook smile. :)

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