Sunday, July 17, 2016

Almond Joy Energy Bites

Almond Joy Energy Bites Recipe


1 cup raw almonds
1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
10-12 medjool dates
1/2 t. vanilla
1 T. coconut oil, melted
2 T. water
1/4 cup chocolate chips


1. In a food processor, mix the almonds and coconut until they are fine.
2. Then add dates, coconut, oil, water, and chocolate chips and continue to pulse until you see a dough start to form.
3. Roll into balls and place in the fridge to firm up. 

Makes about 12 balls.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Aussie Bites

This recipe is adapted from Costco's Aussie Bites. I made mine Gluten Free and Dairy Free for my children.

Aussie Bites Recipe


1 3/4 cup gluten free rolled oats
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1/4 cup dried apricots
1/4 cup raisins
1/3 cup ground flaxseed
1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 cup cooked quinoa
1/4 t. baking soda
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 t. vanilla


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 24 count mini muffin pan.
2. Pour 1 cup of gluten free rolled oats into a food processor. Process for about 1 minute until oats are pulverized.
3. Add in the remaining 3/4 cup rolled oats, sugar, apricots, raisins, flax seed, sunflower seeds, coconut, quinoa, and baking soda. Pulse until apricots and raisins are in small bits.
4. Pour in honey, coconut, and vanilla. Pulse just until combined.
5. Divide batter among the prepared muffin tin.
6. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes until golden brown.
7. Remove pan from oven and let cool in pan on a wire cooling rack for 10 minutes. Remove muffins from tin and let cool completely on wire rack.
8. Once completely cooled, store in an airtight container for 4 to 5 days.

Thursday, April 7, 2016


This recipe is a mini muffin/pancake hybrid that my kids love!

Puffins Recipe


Make any batch of pancake batter. Spray a mini muffin pan with cooking spray. Then fill each cup about 3/4 full. Choose your mix ins.

  • Blueberries
  • Strawberry jam
  • Sprinkles
  • Chocolate chips
  • Rainbow chips
  • Cinnamon and sugar

Bake these at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes.


Monday, March 28, 2016

Chicken and Rice Soup

Chicken and Rice Soup Recipe


10 cups chicken broth                                  
1 T. Olive Oil
1 medium onion, diced
1/2 sliced celery
1 1/2 cups sliced carrots
1/4 c. snipped fresh parsley
1/4 t. black pepper
1/4 t. thyme
1 bay leaf
2 cups cooked chicken
3 cups cooked brown rice
2 T. lime juice
Salt, to taste


Combine vegetables and seasonings (except parsley) with olive oil in a pot over the stove. Simmer and slowly add broth until vegetables are tender. Boil over high heat, stirring regularly. Reduce heat and add chicken, rice, parsley, and lime juice. Discard bay leaf and enjoy!

Note: Perfect recipe for anyone who is sick.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Easy Crock Pot Pork

This recipe makes delicious shredded pork that can be used for so many things. We have used it for burrito bowls, tacos, and pulled pork sandwiches. 

Easy Crock Pot Pork Recipe


Pork Shoulder Roast
3 limes
5 cloves minced garlic
1 diced yellow onion
Garlic salt, pepper, oregano, cumin


Place pork in crock pot and season very liberally with seasonings on all sides. Put garlic, onion, and juice of three limes on top. Cook on low for 8 hours. Shred pork with two forks and mix with juices in crock pot.

That's it! 

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Magic Cookie Bar Pie

I LOVE this recipe because it takes about 5 minutes and is so simple. I made this around the holidays to give as treats for friends and to bring to holiday gatherings. It made baking so easy and without all the mess.


  • 1 prepared graham cracker crust
  • 1 (14oz.) can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2/3 cup butterscotch morsels
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Pour entire can of condensed milk evenly into the graham cracker crust.  Layer the remaining ingredients, in the order listed.  Place pie pan on a baking sheet (this will help the pie bake more evenly) and bake for 35 minutes (edges will be bubbly and brown).  Cool to room temperature on a wire rack (for several hours), then serve.

Homemade Brownie Mix

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup sugar

Wet Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla

  1. Mix dry ingredients together and place in a jar or container.
To Make Brownies
  1. Add wet ingredients and Mix until well combined. Grease a 9×13 pan. Spread batter evenly and bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until done.

**Gluten Free** Use your favorite gluten free flour mix in place of the all purpose flour and add 1 tsp xanthum gum.