Aug 142012
Happy National Creamsicle ~ what is your favorite flavor?  Mine are the raspberry with vanilla ice cream in the middle.

Frozen Creamsicle

Nostalgic simple but yummy creamsicle bars – only 85 calories.

Number of Servings: 8


    2 Cups of any low-fat vanilla yogurt
    A (6 oz) can of frozen orange juice concentrate works best, but orange juice in a box works too.
    A teaspoon of vanilla extract for added flavor


1. Put all ingredients into a blender. Blend ingredients until smooth.
2. Pour into individual paper cups or molds and freeze. Insert popsicle sticks (if desired) when mixture is slightly frozen.

Number of Servings: 8

Aug 102012
Enter to win Dadgum That’s Good: Kickbutt recipes for Smoking, Grilling, Frying, Boiling and Steaming.  There are more than 125 professionally tested recipes included in the book along with tips on how to choose cuts of meat, fish, and poultry, and getting the most out of your ingredients.  
Giveaway will end on Aug 17th, 2012 at midnight PST. Must be 18 and live in the US. Only one entry per person – extra points for following. Winner has 48 hours to respond or another will be selected.
Contest Over – Winner is Erik Zimmerman from Kansas.

Aug 082012
Bacon Breakfast Taquitos
I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for an easy potable breakfast.  I found this recipe today that sounds really good and easy. I think these would be good with any veggies add or ham to replace the bacon.
1 slice center-cut bacon or turkey bacon
1 egg
2 tablespoons shredded cheese
Two 6-inch corn tortillas

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a baking pan with nonstick spray.

Cook bacon until crispy, either in a skillet over medium heat or on a microwave-safe plate in the microwave. (See package for cook time.)

Scramble egg in frying pan sprayed with nonstick spray. Mix in cheese and crumbled bacon stir mixture.

Place tortillas between 2 damp paper towels. Microwave for 15 seconds, or until warm and pliable.

Evenly distribute egg mixture between the two tortillas. Tightly roll each tortilla into a tube, and place seam-side down in the baking pan. If needed, secure with toothpicks. Lightly spray with nonstick spray.

Bake until crispy, 10 – 12 minutes. Enjoy!


Aug 082012
Sunny Days for Sam by Jennifer Shirk


Goodreads review ….
Sunnyva “Sunny” Fletcher is a firm believer in fairy tales. With the recent debt she’s acquired, the hope of something magical happening in her life is the only thing keeping her going. She needs a job fast. So when Sunny learns the sexy new vacationer in town is looking for a nanny, she starts to believe she just may have a fairy godmother after all!

Internet guru Sam Calloway is only in town for the summer and needs a nanny for his two small children. However, the beautiful and inexperienced Sunny is not exactly the kind of caregiver Sam has in mind. It doesn’t take long for Sunny’s tenderhearted and bubble-blowing ways to soon have the children—and Sam—enamored with her. She’s a dream come true. But after what Sam’s been through, he’s stopped believing in fairy tales long ago.

Sunny manages to work her way into Sam’s closed-off heart, but at the end of the summer, will the workaholic dad go back to his life in New York City, or will he decide his days are much sunnier here with Sunny?

I just started reading this book and can’t wait to finish.  I will have a review shortly.