Sunday, March 21, 2010

Poppcorn Poppin'

My husband told me the other night he really wanted some caramel popcorn,
and when the hubby wants somethin...the hubby gets it =]

I aim to please!

I have never made caramel popcorn before, so I was a little worried about how it would turn out. I figured it couldn't be too hard to do...

I stand corrected! I found a delicious recipe, and it was super easy! Of coarse I jazzed it qtcakes style. I can never follow a recipe, I always have to add my touches...don't get me wrong...i have had many disasters when i don't follow directions =] But this time favored me, and turned out WOW BABY!

First you just throw all your ingredients right into the melting pot, and continually stire till all ingredients are melted and combined.

Once melted stir into popcorn, and quickly form into quick lil' balls. CAREFUL its friggin' hot! I burned my self quit a few times, but I have the skin of a dragon, so i survived. Also make sure you continually cover your hands in butter, so it doesn't stick to those fingers =]
AWE cute!

To view the recipe in full check it out HERE...
Here is what I did differently:
-I used about 3 bags movie theater popcorn, instead of doing it the old fashioned way
-I added a 1/2 cup of white chocolate chips

I didn't do to much different, but it was already a good thing, so it didn't need much changing.

Now if you need something a little bit more figure friendly there are many ways to spice up popcorn, with out adding tons of sugary goodness. (Did i say goodness??) I meant nonsense...i think =] You can add so many different spices or seasonings.

Whether you looking for something savory: adding garlic powder, taco seasoning, parmesan cheese, yada yada yada

Or something sweet: by adding dark chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet.
Get creative and search recipes on line..

Ok I myself am getting bored with all this nonsense!
Eat up you piggies! =] ENJOY!

Friday, March 19, 2010


My house is a dog fiasco!

I think it is really getting me ready to have kids, minus the poop and pee on the carpet...

We started out just watching one dog for a couple of days, but now we are watching two. Why NOT!

Needless they have kept me pretty busy, but how can you NOT love these precious faces =]

Don't worry I didn't leave this little gal in the bathroom the whole time, i was just making sure she wouldn't use my carpet as a bathroom. The tile floor is much easier =]

With all the fun I was having I still managed to cure my cravings.

Have you ever tried an Acai smoothie =]
If you haven't I suggest you do, because they are AMAAAAHHHZING!
I found these individual packets of Acai at a health food store, and mixed it with some soymilk, applesauce, frozen banana, frozen blackberries, and some love =]

Topped with banana chunks, an Viola!

Next I really wanted some down home Mac N Cheese, but I didn't really want the calories =]
So I made a delicious version from one of my fav books Skinny Bitch in the Kitch. It's Hilarious!
You wouldn't even beleive whats in this....its do die for!
But for those of you wanting some REAL food, check out these hearty recipes to fill your soul =]


Saturday, March 13, 2010

Bow Chika Bow Wow

Happy Weekend!

I love the weekends for many reasons.
1) They are relaxing
2) No work-even though I LOVE my job
3) No school for the hubbster
4) More Hubby and Me time!

This weekend is even better though. Not only is it because the weather is MUCH for suitable for me than it currently has been (NO RAIN TODAY!), but hubby and I are playing mommy and daddy to my parents dog Bella!

She is everything fun, and has been keeping me company. She is 100% active, and loves to play all the time. Especially when the hubby gets home!
She just loves him.

We even tried to give her a bath! Oh my gosh, I hope children aren't this hard to bath! She freaked out as soon as she was done, and was running all over the place shaking, and rubbing her face on the floor! We were busting up laughing!

All Clean!

Today I also attempted in making some delicious vegan chocolate chip cookies. Now before you go crazy, just hear me out. Even though they have NO butter, No refined Sugar, or Artificial Sugar, No eggs, no nothin! They were BOMB(in the words of my hubby!)

Not even pulling your leg, we were shocked! I had two and hubby had three, and we only stopped so we could have room for dinner! It goes to show healthy eating doesn't have to be ENTIRELY painful!

Don't believe me, try it for you self! E-mail if you want the recipe =]

Much Love