Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Recipe Trial Tueaday: Smoothie King's {Angel Food}

Hey guys!

I can't believe it's already been a week! This summer is going by so fast and that's not good! :)

I know Recipe Trial Tuesday is usually me trying out new recipes and letting you know how I liked them. I've actually had this recipe for a while and I make it all the time! It's easy, nutritious, and yummy!

Somewhere, I came across Smoothie King's Angel Food recipe. This smoothie is my FAVORITE! My husband and I used to grab a couple while we were out to hold us over until the next meal or to satisfy a sweet tooth! But it was adding up and I figured I could make the same exact thing for CHEAP if I was willing to put in a little research! It was definitely worth it. I love that I know exactly what's going into my food and I can add my favorite natural protein powder!

I thought you'd really enjoy it so I wanted to let you know about it! :)

{I've had this recipe for a WHILE. I'm not sure where I've found it, but I eventually memorized it. If this is your recipe, please e-mail me and I'll give you credit! :)

Here's what you'll need:

1/2 cup strawberries
1 medium banana
2 tablespoons instant milk
2 tablespoons turbinado sugar {Sugar in the Raw}
protein powder
1 1/2 cup ice
1-2 drops vanilla

That's it! Pretty simple, huh?

Just add your strawberries. I like to cut my up a little but you don't have to!

Then your banana!

Now, add your sugar and instant milk.

I also add a quality natural protein powder. I usually make this smoothie for breakfast so that protein powder is especially important!

I like to go ahead and blend all the ingredients first!

The last thing I do is add my ice and vanilla!

And you're done!!

I hope you enjoyed!

What's your favorite smoothie? Do you use smoothies as your "go-to" breakfast item?


Friday, June 22, 2012

Removing Water Rings!

Happy Friday!!

Do you have any big plans for the weekend? We are going fishing! I'll let you know how that goes! LOL

So, I was making our bed and guess what I found?

Water rings...on one of our brand. new. nightstands.

Really? Ugh.

(I was dusting the ceiling...that's why it looks so dusty!)

How cute it the bottle? :)

I sprayed the nightstand and scrubbed just a little to get the ring off.

There ya go...it's gone!

This stuff really never stops amazing me. I can't get over something so inexpensive can work so well!

I love Shaklee!!

I hope you enjoyed and have an awesome weekend!!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Recipe Trial Tuesday: Ranch-Style Fajita Wraps

Hey guys!

I hope you all had an awesome weekend and a great Father's Day!

It's time for the 3rd Recipe Trial Tuesday!
This week we had Ranch-Style Fajita Wraps! That just sounds good, doesn't it?

I got the recipe from Heart Healthy Online. You can find the recipe here.

 I already had everything on hand, so that was a huge bonus! I love it when that happens.

 First, I went ahead and made the salsa. 

I diced up 2 seeded tomatoes

Then I added 1/4 cup chopped yellow bell pepper and 1/4 cup red onion.
I also added some minced garlic and salt and pepper.

The recipe also called for cilantro. We do NOT like cilantro around here! So I axed that stuff!

That's it for the salsa. I stuck this is the fridge while I finished everything else up.

Then I cut my chicken into strips and seasoned them with garlic powder and chili powder.

I sliced up some bell pepper.

Then just cooked them together for a few minutes.
I did drain the chicken and bell peppers since there was a little juice in there.
 Next, I added the ranch salad dressing and mixed it all up really well.

Then I just added it to my tortilla and top with the salsa and shredded cheese.

**I did warm my tortillas up in the oven for about 10 minutes**

I served mine with a side salad.

Um, THIS IS GOOD! This is definitely a keeper for me! It's so simple and it has lots of veggies in it! And Leroy approved, so I can't beat that! 

Thank you so much for stopping by! If you have any good recipes, send them my way!!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Recipe Trial Tuesdays: Cheesy Bacon Biscuits

Welcome the the 2nd Recipe Trial Tuesdays!
I hope you're enjoying it! I know I am.

Anyways, how was your weekend? I didn't do too much, just stayed around the house and caught up on some schoolwork and housework while Leroy was at work. Exciting, huh?

Onto today's post!

Cheesy Bacon Biscuits!

I got this recipe from picky-palate.com.

All you'll need is:
1 can (8 count) refridgerated biscuits
Cheddar cheese
mozerella cheese

The most time consuming part of this recipe is cooking the bacon. It's so hard not to munch on it after it's done!

Make sure your pan is sprayed with cooking spray or some melted butter. I used my cast iron skillet for this recipe. I use this for everything I can! You can use anything you have on hand.

Just lay the biscuits in the pan then layer with mozerella cheese then crumbled bacon

Then just add the cheddar cheese

Just pop that bad boy into the oven according to the directions on the biscuit can

I had to cook mine about 5-10 minutes longer though

That's it! It's really simple

And this is sooo good! I'm not really surprised since I don't think you can go wrong with cheese and bacon.

What's your favorite breakfast?
This is totally my favorite right now!!

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Friday, June 8, 2012

How I Naturally Clean My Dishwaher

Hey everyone!

I just wanted to share a quick post with you.

My dishwasher had some pretty bad stains on it from the detergent I was using. This was before I switched to an all natural dishwasher concentrate. Now I use Shaklee's dishwasher detergent. It's better for my family and it saves us money!!

I had some Scour Off on hand and knew this would get the stains off.

It's made from cherry pits and it smells sooo good!

It definitely got the stains off! I love this stuff soo much and use it for everything!

Do you get stains on your dishwasher from detergents?
How do you get them off?

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I hope you have an awesome weekend!!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Recipe Trial Tuesdays: Breakfast Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie

Welcome to the very first Recipe Trial Tuesday!

Every Tuesday, I'll post a new recipe I have tried recently and tell you my verdict! :) (haha, get it?  ok...)
I love trying new recipes and seeing others opinions on them so I think this will be really fun!
Let me know if you have any good recipes you've tried lately! I'd love to try them out!

Here we go!

Today's is really simple!!

This is a really quick, healthy morning smoothie and it's GOOD!


1/4 cup Old Fashioned Oatmeal (uncooked)
1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
1/4 cup 1% milk (forgot to add to picture-oops!)
7 frozen strawberries
1/2 Tbsp Honey

**I also added a quality protein powder. This is really important for your morning nutrients!**

This is enough for 1 serving.

First, you'll grind the oatmeal alone until it's powder. This is really important to avoid a chunky smoothie. That just sounds gross!

Then, just add the remaining ingredients  and blend until smooth!

It's really that simple!

I was actually surprised how much I liked this since I'm not too crazy about Greek yogurt. I think the oatmeal and vanilla protein powder took away from the Greek yogurt taste for me. I'll definitely be keeping this recipe with me!

I am not sure where I got this recipe from, I've had it written down for a little while. If it's yours, please email me and I'll be glad to give credit where credit is due! :)

Hope you enjoyed!

What's your favorite smoothie?
Do you have smoothies for breakfast often?

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