Friday, June 17, 2011

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Fudge

Happy Father's Day weekend!!!

I found this amazing recipe for fudge last night and HAD to try it!  Let me tell you, it took me maybe 5 minutes in preparation!  The taste is awesome! The dishes are few. You don't bake it. The health benefits are unbelievable!  So here we have it!  Chocolate-Peanut butter Fudge

I found this recipe here.  She has tons of other awesome recipes as well! 

1/2 Cup of Coconut oil
1/2 Cup of Cocoa powder
1/2 Cup Natural Peanut butter
1/4 Cup Raw Honey
1/2 tsp. vanilla

*NOTE*  coconut oil is packed with all kinds of essential fatty acid.  If you substitute with butter, please go with organic so you avoid artificial hormones and antibiotics. NEVER use margarine. 
Also, natural peanut butter has no hydrogenated oils in it.  Use it! :)
Lastly, Raw Honey is so amazing!  Very sweet! What you buy in the grocery store is trash compared to this!

Whisk all these together.
Fill about 10-12 paper cupcake linings
Chill in Fridge about 30 min or Freezer for 10 min
Eat and enjoy!
Refrigerate any leftovers- coconut oil start getting softer around 75 degrees

Now take a bite and enjoy!  Have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

What a crazy 2 weeks!

So sorry it has been 2 weeks since my last post!  Life has been a little crazy around here! I thought I would fill you in on the craziness you have missed out on! Here we go......

  1. Little-Bit now has a HUGE vocabulary
  2. Little man was bigger at 26 weeks than Little bit when she was born at 28
  3. I am now 27 weeks and still going strong! He will be staying in longer! YAY!
  4. My MIL came up for a week and a half to help me prepare for his arrival
  5. Little-bit and I now go to the Chiropractor once a week (she is lining my pelvis up for the arrival)
  6. I got a one hour prenatal massage and it was wonderful!  I might be begging for another if I go full term
  7. I have almost everything to start making the ceiling piece for Little-man's bed!
  8. I started using homemade deodorant (hubby too!) and I smell wonderful!
  9. I need to sign up for birthing classes since I delivered the weekend we were supposed to attend with the last one.
  10. I got this amazing lawn chair at a garage sale that is so easy to lay back!! I am trying to get dark :)
  11. We got a Roku box at a yard sale for $10 and it makes Netflix be high-def and we get Pandora too!  I love it!
  12. I also got Little-man tons of clothes at a garage sale which includes 2 suits that are Kenneth Cole!  I got about 25-30 pieces (all high end name brands) for $10! Hubby knows how to do it!
  13. I got a steam mop for my birthday and LOVE cleaning the floors now!!!! EEEK! It is wonderful!
  14. oh yeah, I turned 25.  I don't feel old yet though! :) 
  15. Hubby and I went on our first date in 6 months!  It was so romantic! 

I believe that is about all of the excitement you have missed! So, my next post will be on the deoderant!  Life is still a little crazy, so if you don't mind, I will be pushing back our series another week or two!  Thanks everyone!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

How I save our family about $25 a month!

It has been crazy the last several days at our house!  It seems like summer has started a whirlwind of activities, company, deadlines, and appointments!  CRAZY

I wanted to share with you a way I found to save our family an average of $25 a month!  It was really quite simple once it clicked with me.

 Little-bit eats Kashi blueberry waffles (no butter or syrup- plain) every morning for breakfast along with a banana and usually a little later a fruit smoothie (including leftover banana, pineapple, cherries, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, kale, coconut milk, and sometimes an orange).  I have never been so proud of what my little one eats! :)  Kashi makes a natural waffle with no bleached or enriched flour and harldy any sugar (not high fructose).  Besides my pocket book, everyone was happy!  One day I forgot to pick up an extra box and was left with an empty one- not a happy girl.  I decided to make her pancakes instead.  I called my amazing mother for her recipe and was so excited!  Not only could I make her pancakes naturally, I could refridgerate/freeze them for later uses!!!  Ahh, what a winner!  Now, once a week we make a batch of pancakes (looking for a waffle maker cheap in the meantime) and pop them in the toaster every morning!  I need to make some to freeze for when little man arrives too!  I am guessing this might set me back $5 a month? maybe!

Here is my recipe if anyone is interested!

Mix together

  • 1 C flour (I use brown rice flour- it is easily digestible and gluten free!)
  • 1 Tbs. sugar (organic- not the refined sugar which your body cannot break down)
  • 2 Tsp. baking powder (I use a brand that doesn't contain aluminum- very harmful!)
  • 1 beaten egg (organic, cage free, brown)
  • 1 C organic milk
  • 2 Tbs oil (I use coconut oil- it doesn't turn into a hydrogenated oil once heated and has great fatty acids for your body!)
  • Blueberries ( I just pour to my liking)

Once all these ingredients have been mixed together, it is usually a tad runny (from the brown rice flour) so I add some coconut flour.  It has awesome benefits but you have to add a small amount because it soaks up liquid like crazy!  There you have it!  What a simple way to save money!

What are things you use on a daily basis that you could make instead of buy?  I'm sure if you look, you will find that simple solution!