Raise your hand if you ever went to summer camp. Okay, that’s all of you. Now, raise your hand if you understand why I spell kamp with a “k”. That’s right…today I’m talking about summer camp. Just to clear things up…from here on out I will be spelling kamp with a “k” because that’s what they taught us to do at the summer kamp I went to. It was called Kanakuk (for the boys) and Kanakomo (for the girls) and they spelled everything with a “k” and yelled things like “this is Kanakomo, not can’t-akomo! Pick up the pace ladies!” while trying to finish a mile run. It became second nature to me as a kid that I still to this day have a hard time spelling it the correct way. (more…)
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Posted by Hugs, Kisses and Snot on November 7, 2012
Being the picky eater that is my second grader, sometimes it’s a challenge coming up with a breakfast that will get him through the morning.
Soothies are a great way to get fruit, protein and calcium into those little tummies to start the day off right. The great thing about smoothies is that the fruits and veggies combinations are endless. Our fruit combo of choice is banana/strawberry/blueberry.
Ingredients (these measurements are all approximate. I never use a measuring cup so this is my best guess)
1/4 cup blueberries
1 cup greek yogurt (vanilla or strawberry flavor)
1 Tbs. Wheat Germ
1 generous scoop of vanilla flavored protein powder or 1 package of Carnation Instant Breakfast
1 cup milk
optional: 1/2 cup of ice (this will make it more thick)
Combine everything in a blender and blend until…blended.
This smoothie plus a bowl of Cheerios and I get the “good mommy” badge for the day.
Posted by Hugs, Kisses and Snot on August 27, 2012
Friday I had the hankerin’ for scones. When that happens I text my BF to let her know it’s time to make scones and she is at my door about two seconds later. For me, making scones is best when making them with a friend. Especially if that friend will run out to the store and grab some milk when you realize you ran out earlier that day and haven’t had a chance to make it to the store.
We decided to make apple walnut because that is what I had on hand. And good thing because they are in-cred-a-ble.
Here’s what you need:
3 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
5 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 sticks unsalted butter, chilled
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
2 apples, peeled and diced
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. fresh grated nutmeg
3/4 cup whole milk
Combine dry ingredients. Cut in butter until it resembles course crumbs. Mix in walnuts and apples. Mix egg and milk together. Pour into bowl and mix until just combined. Pour half of the mixture onto a cutting board and form into a mound. Using a rolling pin gently press the mound down into a circle about 3/4 inch thick. Rub flour on the rolling pin or it will turn into a sticky mess.
Sprinkle generously with raw sugar. Using a butcher knife, cut like you would a pizza.
Transfer pieces onto a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350 for 22 minutes or until barely starting to brown.
Now it’s time for icing. This maple icing is from Pioneer Woman’s cookbook. Here is what I have to say about this icing:
Holy sweet mother of powdered sugar. This icing is like crack. It is such a miracle in my mouth that PW should become a saint for thinking it up and printing this in her cookbook. In fact I have already filled out the Saint Request form and submitted it to the Vatican. I’m sure once the Pope tastes this icing he will immediately grant her sainthood. It is just that good.
1 pound powdered sugar
1/4 cup whole milk
4-5 Tbs. butter, melted
generous splash of strong brewed coffee
dash of salt
2 tsp. maple extract
drink from a mug drizzle over warm scones.
Forget the river of chocolate, Willy Wonka. A river of maple icing is what all the eccentric confectioners are doing now a days.
Two of these for breakfast isn’t excessive, right?
Posted by Hugs, Kisses and Snot on January 22, 2012
Recently I felt the need to make pumpkin pancakes. I know it’s 106 outside and cans of pumpkin should only be opened in months that end with “mber” but I had a hankering.
Here is my method for easy pumpkin pancakes:
Posted by Hugs, Kisses and Snot on August 7, 2011