Thursday, January 22, 2015

Healthy Smoothy Recipe

Hi Everyone!

I just posted this recipe on my other blog ( )
and thought I might share it with you guys too!

"Hi Everyone!

Today I want to share my favorite smoothy recipe with you guys. Its a peanut buttery, banana, creamy, protein packed awesomeness in a glass. (and I may or may not be drinking one while I'm typing this...).

Victoria's Peanut Butter Smoothy:

1 ripe banana
2- 2 1/2 Tbs peanut butter (crunchy is best, but I use whatever we have in the pantry)
1/4 cup 2% milk (or any kind of milk, and you can adjust the milk if the smoothy is too thick)
1/4 tsp chia seeds (I buy mine at Trader Joe's)*
Squirt of honey
Handfull of ice

Put everything in the blender, and mix until smooth. Enjoy!

Yields about 1 1/2 servings

*Chia seeds are optional, but I like them
**You can also add 2 rounded tsp of Nesquik Chocolate powder. Its not really healthy, but its good when I want something a little chocolatey"

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Long time no see!

Hello everyone!
I am so sorry for not updating in over a year, but life has gotten crazy. But don't worry, I'm back for good! I'll post a new baking entry later this week, but until then, you can check out my first baking vlog on YouTube.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Chocolate Chunk Fudgy Brownies

Hi everyone!!!
 Here is the long awaited post about the BEST brownies in the whole world (and believe me, I have tried lots of brownies). These brownies are sweet, but not too sweet; chewy but not too chewy, and 100% awesome! I would have made these sooner, but only one store near my house sells chocolate chunks, and I hadn't been there for awhile, until yesterday. And guess what! They were on sale! So I bought two bags (and may go back today to get more) and as I'm writing this, the brownies are in the oven.

I got this recipe from my great-Aunt, and now I'll be sharing it with you!
(sorry about the knife in the picture.... I had to take the picture before they were all eaten!)

Chocolate Chunk Fudgy Brownies:

2 sticks (8 oz) butter
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups sugar
4 eggs, room temp (I always forget the room temp part... oops)
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
12oz (2 cups) semisweet chocolate chunks
1 cup nuts (optional)

Preheat the oven to 350 (degrees F). Grease a 13X9X2-inch baking pan.

Melt butter over low heat or in the microwave. Scrape into a bowl. Add cocoa powder and stir until well blended. Mix in sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.Stir in vanilla, then flour and salt. Do not over beat. Stir in chocolate chunks and nuts.

Pour into the prepared pan, making sure the batter is level. Bake 20-25min, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out with just a few moist crumbs. Let cool completely before cutting (if you can wait that long! lol)

Makes about 24 bars.

Recipe from Saco Foods (that's what the book says, but I'm not sure the name of the book. I have a photo copy of the recipe.... sorry...all rights go to the book)

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Happy Spring!

Hi everyone!

Don't worry, I haven't forgotten about this blog. I've been very busy, and have a ton of stuff I'm going to write about in the (hopefully) near future. Today I made these Breakfast Burritos and they are so good! I just changed it a little by using potatoes o' Brian (that's what I had in the freezer). Of course I had to taste one (and so did my Mom) and they were extremely good! I only got 10 out of the batch, but I know for a fact that I will have one tomorrow (or maybe even later today :) )


Thursday, March 21, 2013

Cupcakes for two!

Hi Everyone!

I just tried a new recipe that makes only two, yes 2, cupcakes. Since my birthday is tomorrow, I wanted to try the recipe out today, so there wont be any panic tomorrow.

These cuties just came out of the oven, and I can't wait to try them!

Here's the recipe:

RECIPE: Two (Exactly Two!) Chocolate Cupcakes
By Brett Bara
3 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons cocoa powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda (just eyeball half of a quarter-teaspoon and it will be fine)
1/16 teaspoon salt (otherwise known as a pinch)
2 tablespoons cold water
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/16 teaspoon vanilla (ie, just a few drops)
1 tablespoon chocolate chips (optional)
Chocolate Frosting (mini recipe follows)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Whisk all the dry ingredients together in a small bowl. In a second small bowl or spouted measuring cup, combine the wet ingredients. Add the dry to the wet and stir till combined, whisking well. Divide batter between two cupcake liners and sprinkle with chocolate chips. Bake for 18 minutes or until a tester comes out clean. Allow to cool before frosting

I added extra chocolate chips, so I don't think I'll add the frosting. 
Our oven cooks slower, so it took 24min for these to finish baking.


Also, keep a look out for new posts on brownies, banana bread, and more!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Holiday Jello

For the Holiday's I made jello. It turned out really well, and I wanted to share it with you.

 *Please excuse the weird lumps on top.... We had the window open while I was making this, and the jello started to harden in the bowl before it was ready to be put on top.
I used The Pioneer Women's recipe, which you can find here:

Shepherds Pie

Hi Everyone!

We got a new oven!!!! One of the first things we made was our families famous shepherds pie.

I didn't get any photos of the process, but I'll explain the details.

5 lbs hamburger meat
4 eggs
2-3 lbs mashed potatoes (pre-made anyway you like them)
2 stalks celery diced
2 cans creamed corn
1 onion diced.
Worcestershire sauce
Salt and Pepper  
Shredded Cheese

Peel and make the mashed potatoes, anyway you like. We add sour cream and milk.

Saute the celery and onion, and let cool.

Put the meat and eggs in a bowl, add the sauteed mixture, add Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Mix with hands until well combined.

Put the meat mixture in a oven safe dish, and pat down.  Add the ketchup, and smooth over the meat (like making meatloaf)

Bake at 400 degrees for 30min.

Take out of oven, and use a turkey baster to suck out the excess oil/fat stuff.

Pour the creamed corn on top of the meat, pour the mashed potatoes on top of that, and spread it out. Add shredded cheese on top.

Put back in the oven and bake for 20-25min or until the cheese is browning.  


P.s- This makes A LOT of food. You can put it in the fridge and reheat it the next day, and you can freeze it to eat later.