Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Buddy The Beagle

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This is our trouble maker beagle.. Isn't he silly! He was scared his human was going to take a bubble bath with out him..My son had started a bubble bath and walked away for a moment and this is what he had come back too! Crazy dog! He is so in love with my son, he sleeps on his bed all day waiting for him to return from school and then he seems to go crazy!
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Trying to get some of this soap off of him..Oh well now he is clean! Maybe this was because he missed his Saturday bath appointment with my middle son and was a little bummed out when he saw he might take a bath with out him.... Have a wonderfully fantastic week everyone!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Tangy Cilantro Jalapeno Lime Coleslaw


I just remade this the other night with Easy Crock-pot Pulled Chicken Sandwiches With Homemade BBQ Sauce and thought I would update the picture! This is defiantly a favorite in our house! Tangy-Cilantro-Jalapeno-Lime-Coleslaw.jpgThis was the perfect condiment to go with Pulled Pork Sandwiches we had company over and had the pulled pork topped with the coleslaw and it was a wonderful flavor combination. I usually make a standard coleslaw but I wanted something with a bit more pop and  to cut the calories down from my original all mayo recipe I had made for years. This isn't super sweet so if that is what you are looking for this recipe might not be for you. I found the tangy combination was perfect to top the pulled pork sandwiches and hold it's flavor so you could taste both the pork and the coleslaw. I was actually rather sad I never was able to take a picture of the pulled pork topped with the coleslaw because the coleslaw was gone by the end of dinner ( and I was worried we would have too much coleslaw). I should have made more since we then just had left over pulled pork with no coleslaw which was still divine.

On another note I must say it was fun to have our friends over and they had brought a super tasty smoked salmon pate on top of a sliced cucumber..All I can say is yum.. I wish I still had some to take a picture just so you could see how delish these where!Tangy-Cilantro-Jalapeno-Lime-Coleslaw-Veggies-Greek-Yogurt-Mayonnaise-Jalapeno-Lime-Juice-Salt-Garlic-Powder-Sugar.jpg
Ok well there is only 1 picture this time. I forgot to take the other picture in the step by step since I was multi tasking at this moment! But the recipe is easy. Mix all the veggies together and in a separate bowl mix greek yogurt, mayonnaise, jalapeno, lime juice, salt, garlic powder and sugar. Add the dressing to the coleslaw mix, stir well and refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving.



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Tangy Cilantro Jalapeno Lime Coleslaw

Recipe by Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch

Tangy Cilantro Jalapeno Lime Coleslaw
Prep time: PT15M
Cook time: PT0M
Total time: PT15M
Yield: 10 Servings
Calories per serving: 128
Fat per serving: 8
Ingredients
  • 5 cups Cabbage, Shredded
  • 2 whole Carrots, Grated
  • 1/2 whole Red Onion, Diced Fine
  • 1/2 bunch Cilantro, Chopped
  • 1 cup Greek Yogurt, Non Fat
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 whole Jalapeno's, Seeded and Diced
  • 1 whole Lime, Juiced
  • 1 teaspoon Sea Salt Or To Taste
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • 3 teaspoons Sugar or to taste if you prefer sweeter
Cooking Directions
  1. Mix cabbage, carrots, onion and cilantro in a big bowl and set a side.
  2. In a small bowl mix greek yogurt, mayonnaise, jalapeno, lime juice, sea salt, garlic powder and sugar. Mix well.
  3. Add the dressing mixture to the cabbage and mix well.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours. The flavor becomes better the longer it is refrigerated

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Slow Cooked Pulled Pork

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Pulled pork is one of those favorite comfort food items. We usually have it about once a year and Colt slow smokes it all day on the BBQ for the Fourth Of July. But I just happened to have a pork shoulder in the freezer and I once again am trying to re reign in my grocery budget as it has a tendency to become out of control. The awesome thing about a pork shoulder is you can usually get at least 2 meals out of  so it becomes very budget friendly! We also had company coming over for dinner and a huge head of cabbage waiting for a use so this was a perfect meal to make! I will be truth full I have never slow cooked a pork shoulder before but let me tell you it was the juiciest, delicious and tender piece of meat. I have always reserved this for my husband to smoke but never again will we wait for a yearly BBQ. This is a must make!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

ChickenFajitas


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I love fajitas! If I haven't said it before I will say it again just in case... Mexican is my favorite! Fajitas are so easy to make for a busy week night meal and when peppers are on sale I think its a pretty budget friendly  too! We have been so busy lately with basketball and school anything that is fast, easy and healthy is a plus in our house! Feel free to top the fajita mixture with whatever you like! We love tortilla's, refried black beans, lettuce,cheese, guacamole, greek yogurt ( you can use sour cream but I guarantee you will never tell the difference), olives and of course pico de gallo.

I also wanted to say thank you to No Ideas for nominating me for a Liebster Award! Dawney has a wonderful blog full of all sorts of goodies! I also love her saying do one thing every day that makes you happy! I will be working to pick out the next blogs to pass this on too! There have been so many wonderful blogs to choose from I have a hard time  picking just 5! I truly think you all are amazing and wonderful! You bring me smiles and encouragement every day! I think you all have helped me grow and learn during this blog endeavour! Just in case you didn't know..You All ROCK!!!!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

My 12 Year Old singing One And Only

This is my 12 year old girl singing Adele's One and Only. Sorry the picture quality is low my husband recorded this in email format on accident on Saturday evening, but we decided to still share. She has been a singing machine since she was young. Our close friends still talk about Lorna when she was younger and in the car with them she was belting out songs in the back seat. No matter what was on the radio, some how my daughter seemed to know every word. To this day she hasn't stopped singing, our whole house radiates with her voice sometimes, I just love her! She has gone through a lot of controversy at school with certain kids being so mean it had brought me to tears, no one deserved the comments these 6th graders sent to my you tube account. But Lorna persevered   and convinced her Dad to help her make another video this last weekend and he did. As much as this Mother would have preferred to shelter her so I didn't have to have kids send any comments, I won't go into detail only because the comments where much worse then anything as an adult I could have thought to say to another human! I just love this girl and think she is amazing in so many ways!
Xoxo Serena

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Pico De Gallo

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This recipes comes courtesy of Pastor Nik! Ok just kidding!
 We went over to Nik and Heathers for Superbowl and Nik went on to tell everyone he had made the pico! He's such a prankster! But his wife Heather did make a really tasty crock pot beef sandwich with caramelized onions ( still drooling thinking of there tastiness) and Andrea had made a super tasty brownie with peanut butter swirled in! 
I will have to work on trying to get something close on the brownies. (If I was smart I would have wrapped the 2 brownies left and taken them home, but I was too stuffed to think ahead!) 
Actually this recipe came to together from my Sister in law Dana. She taught me the top secret ingredient of a fresh juiced orange. It really balances out the citrus!
 This recipe is a favorite I make it almost every time I make tacos or fajitas! I was super lucky Klesick Family Farm  added the ingredients to my order late on Tuesday so I was able to have everything delivered! 
They really are awesome for delivery.

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Boneless Hot Wings

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It's almost Super Bowl Sunday! A favorite in our house is hot wings! I made them for you boneless this time but you could always make them with standard wings if you like! The sauce on these are delish, not so hot your taste buds can't enjoy the flavor! I love to serve these with a side of ranch or bleu cheese dressing! Truth be told in our house we could eat these almost every other day if I would make them, they are a highly requested item! But for health reason's we eat them less often! I hope everyone has a fabulous Super Bowl we will be spending it with some pretty awesome people, I can't wait!!!
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