Snacks and This & That
I say it all the time: Set yourself up for success. Being well prepared doesn’t always mean we will follow through, but at least we’ve set ourselves up for making the healthy choices we want to make in the thick of a busy week.
Don’t you just love it when things turn out the way you want them to…or even better than your original expectations?!
Well, the day I created this salsa recipe I was experiencing exactly the opposite. From the time I woke up until my head hit the pillow hard, the girls and I struggled to make it unscathed through the moments.
I know, I know…I’m the adult….set the tone, be the example. Well, my parenting strategy started off all wrong.
These are not your mainstream muffin. Well, not that anything I do is really mainstream.
Technically, mainstream is defined by Wikipedia as ‘the common current thought of the majority. It includes all popular culture and media culture, typically disseminated by mass media.’
This summer I’m on a quest for simplicity. It feels good!
Whether it's in how I spend the day or through the food that fills our plates, sometimes step-by-step directions just aren’t necessary. For the simple things in life, we don’t always need structure, routine or long lists of ingredients. As a beginner to this idea, I’m learning this ‘simple’ lesson little by little and, as my antidotes are so often inspired, a recent time in the kitchen supports my conclusion that sometimes simplicity makes life so much more satisfying.
For some things in life, there's just not much to say. There's no way to describe in words the real life experience. You have to tangibly try it for yourself to feel the appreciation or unique sensations.
I know, I know, I'm always touting the benefits of a peaceful pace and a slower style of living. But, I'll be the first to admit that I need my advice as much as anyone! Sometimes we simply cannot escape the day to day, busy list of to dos and places to be on time. I often feel like I'm tumbling from one thing to the next and if it wasn't for my iPhone calendar chiming at me I might forget my own head!
I didn’t know anything about Medjool dates until about two years ago. Boy, was I missing out! Sweet and semi-soft with a tantalizing texture, Medjool dates make regular old pitted dates seem like an exhausted, old weathered cousin.
Bet you never thought you’d make your own crackers! You know, mix the dough, roll it out as thin as you can, slice them any which way and bake without burning those skinny little buggers. Well, maybe you did think you’d try someday to conquer store bought brands in your own kitchen. Or maybe you already do!