Monday, August 27, 2012
Sunday, August 19, 2012
BPA, Phthalate, Lead-Free! EcoFriendly
for You and Your Child!
I am so excited to be selling these! After years of fighting with the schools over their toxic lunches they feed our kids, and struggling to send a healthy lunch that would be well-preserved and not smashed up in a bag...this is the SOLUTION!
Eco-friendly lunch containers, available in a multitude of sizes and colors, with neat options like expandable pockets for drink containers, hot and cold canisters, and more! Also offered, are more professional styles for Mommies and Daddies on the go! Kids are not the only ones that need to eat healthy, you know!
So ditch the artifical colors, high fructose, and pink-slime!
Keep your kids healthy and energized throughout the day with healthy fruits, vegetables, pasta, sandwiches,and more. Foods that YOU make for them!
Here are two samples of their products, and I have included the quick VIDEOS on each so you can see the details, first hand!.
OR USE LINK ON MY WEBSITE SIDEBAR! THANK YOU!
Mommy Laptop Lunch Urban Swing Bento Kit
I picked up my first MomAgenda planner last year in a little shop in Michigan, and fell in love with it!
It has a beautiful placekeeper ribbon, and fabulous organizing tools for work and home.
The company also specializes in many other types of planners, such as the Kitchen Planner...which you can also buy here :)
Click the link on my left side bar (of the blog) and it will take you to the site.
Let me know when you get yours and if you love it as much as I do!
La Dolce Vita, Mommies!!
Friday, August 17, 2012
It started with this...
and ended with this...
Fresh, Basil Pesto!
Last year, when I started this little blog, I threw together a Basil Pesto and posted it. I was reprimanded by someone whom claimed to be an authentic Italian whom smashed my recipe to bits. She was right to some degree in that I was blending the ingredients far too much and making it too liquidy.
So, this year, I made it differently and like it much better.
I still did NOT use the mortar and pestil however, so forgive me again. It seems I cannot
bring myself to forego the food processor to get through this much basil!
As it turns out though, this worked just as well :)
12 cups Fresh Picked Basil
1/2 cup Pinenuts
2 cloves Fresh Garlic
1 tsp Sea Salt
1/4 cup Olive Oil (EVOO optional)
1 cup Fresh Parmesan, Shaved
Wash and dry basil, and within hours of picking, blend in food processor until small bits. Add remainder of ingredients and blend until smooth. Taste, add more Sea Salt if needed.
On Eggs, Omelots, Egg dishes
On Tomato slices
On Toast or Crackers
La Dolce Vita!
Thursday, August 16, 2012
by Tracie Ring Sikora
(compliments of Taste of Home)
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Summer is a time for fun and good food!
This is the dish that I bring to almost every summer event, including brunches and sports picnics! Each time I make it, I get rave reviews and everybody wants the recipe! It is very EASY to make and with an usual trick of freezing the cake right out of the oven which locks in the moisture.
This is a very moist and heavy cake, which allows you to slice up until little sections for easy serving at big events.
Make it in a travel tin and you are ready to go!
1 1/2 cups ripe, mashed bananas
2 tsp lemon juice
3 cups all purpose flour (do not use cake flour)
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup softened butter
2 1/8 cup sugar
3 large eggs (room temperature)
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup softened butter
8oz softened cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
Preheat oven to 275 degrees (yes 275...very low but long cook time balances it out to perfection)
Grease and flour 9 x 13 pan
Mix mashed banana with lemon juice, set aside.
Mix flour, baking soda, salt, set aside.
Cream butter, sugar together until light and fluffy (2-3 minutes)
Beat in eggs, one at a time, then stir in 2 tsp vanilla.
Beat in flour in small portions, alternating with the buttermilk.
FOLD in banana mixture
Pour into pan and bake in preheated over for one hour plus 15 minutes. As ovens differ in temperature, bake until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Remove from oven and PLACE IMMEDIATELY IN FREEZER-UNCOVERED, for 45 minutes up to 3 hours. Remove and frost.
For frosting-cream butter and cream cheese together until smooth.
Beat in vanilla and confectioners sugar on high speed until smooth.
Spread on cooled cake.
Enjoy! Mangia Bene!