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Sesame-Pineapple Chicken Stir-Fry

8 Apr
Mondays are the hardest days for me to make dinner. After the weekend it’s hard to get back into the grind. Dinner has to be easy on Mondays. My new favorite easy meal is this sesame pineapple chicken stir-fry. This 25-minute chicken stir-fry gets its sweet and colorful appeal from red peppers, chunky pineapples and sugar snap peas. It is the perfect Monday meal. :  )
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Browned Butter Blueberry Muffins

5 Apr

Happy Friday! I am in an excellent mood and here’s why… I started my day off with the most perfect blueberry muffins.  Straight forward. Simple. Spring. The berries are so plump and juicy and right there in every single bite. The delicious crumb topping is an excellent touch.

We currently have friends from Colorado staying with us and these muffins were a great company treat. There is no doubt I’ll be making this recipe many times to come!

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Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

2 Apr

I spent this past weekend celebrating Easter in Oklahoma with my family. It was filled with fun activities, laughter, sunshine and of course delicious food.

These lemon poppy seed muffins are incredibly moist and the lemon glaze is the right amount of sweetness to top them off. These are simple muffins. You know these muffins. A little crunch from the poppy seeds. Sugary lemon glaze. It’s a marvelous thing.

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Chicken Enchiladas with Avocado Cream Sauce

8 Feb

“Gratitude is a choice. It is a conscious and deliberate decision to focus on life’s blessings rather than its shortcomings. Life will always have shortcomings, and it will always have virtues. When you focus on your blessings, your life feels abundant. When you focus on what’s missing, life feels incomplete. Where you point the spotlight of your attention is purely a matter of choice.

The power of gratitude is undeniably immense. Without a doubt, a perpetual spirit of thankfulness is the central ingredient in the recipe for a joy-filled life. You are going to draw more joy out of your business, out of your marriage, out of your family life, and out of all the other aspects of your existence when you make a commitment to become an openly and overtly grateful person.” -Tommy Newberry, 40 Days to a Joy-filled Life

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Cultivating gratitude does not only lead to a greater well-being, but spiritual depth. Gratitude is not a virtue that can be gained over night, but it takes commitment and deep heart transformation. What are you grateful for? Today, I am especially thankful for Fridays, Mexican food and YOU! : )

Chicken Enchiladas with Avocado Cream Sauce

Strawberry Malted Milkshakes

1 Feb

Valentine’s Day is approaching, which means it’s time to do something extra special for your sweetie. The pressure is on! ; ) You have to make this sweet drink for your special someone. It is the perfect Valentine’s Day treat.

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To all you Valentine’s Day haters (you know who you are), even if you don’t enjoy this holiday, you can still enjoy these Strawberry Malted Milkshakes… with or without whipped cream. : )

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Strawberry Malted Milkshakes

Yields 3 cups

Ingredients:

1 Cup whole milk

2 Cups vanilla ice cream

3 Tablespoons malted milk powder

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 Cup fresh strawberries

Instructions

  1. In a blender combine milk, ice cream, malted milk powder, vanilla and strawberries.
  2. Blend on high until smooth, thick and creamy. Pour into a glass and Enjoy!

Snickers Surprise Cookies

28 Jan

I do not like surprises. In 7th grade, my parents threw me a surprise birthday party.  They sent me to the garage to get something and out popped 15 of my close friends.

I started to cry. Strange reaction, I know. I guess I was just in shock. The party ended up being very fun and I really appreciated the great lengths my parents went to in order to make me feel special.  However, I kindly asked them never to throw me a surprise party again.

Although I usually don’t like being caught off guard,  I can handle cookie surprises. : ) photo(2)This chocolate, caramel, peanut surprise is perfect.

Snickers Surprise Cookies

Yields 2 dozen cookies

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White Chocolate Mousse

24 Jan

“Hope in the Lord; for with the Lord there is unfailing love. His redemption overflows” Psalm 130:7

Nothing can separate us from God’s love. How incredible is that?

Rest in that truth today and enjoy this rich, decadent and irresistible white chocolate mousse recipe.

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White Chocolate Mousse

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