Spiralized Sweet Potato with Sriracha Dip

spiralized sweet potato with Sriracha Dip

In our house we eat a ton of sweet potatoes.  Whole, diced, cut into fries.  Why not spiralized?   We’ve seen plenty of recipes for zoodles, so I bought a spiralizer and I found myself sticking a sweet potato on the thing first.  They turned out great! Using this was the easiest ever.  It made a ton of little curly sweet potatoes.  Once I figured it out, it took about 30 seconds to cut each potato.  I’m not usually into gimmicky kitchen...

5 Things you Must Do in Big Sky Montana

5 things you must do in big sky montana

Chances are you have your family vacations planned for the summer.  But, if Big Sky is on your list, here’s 5 things you must do!  1. Zip Line! Okay, I was so scared to do this and I am so glad we did.  I was mostly nervous for my beautiful children.  Being strapped to a zip line and flying over a raging river.  But, these guys know what their doing.  I mean if you’re gonna zip line, do it in a...

A Pre-Workout Smoothie that Gives you Energy

pre workout smoothie that gives you energy.

Sometimes when we’re getting ready to workout we need a little kick in the arse before.  Our energy levels are low.  Either we’re rundown from too much stress or not enough sleep.  But, don’t want to eat anything too too heavy right?  This is a light pick-me-up that will give you energy, but not feel too jittery.  A good pre-workout smoothie is perfect! Eggs are great protein, but they’re kinda heavy in the tummy.  You can’t really chow down on a large...

How to Organize School Papers and Artwork

how to organize your schoolwork keepsakes

When our kids were babies and toddlers we found ourselves keeping everything they made, but after a few years of doing that, we realized it’s not the Louvre and we don’t have room for all that.  Before we know it, we’re drowning in drawings of crayon scribbles.  After a while, we have to prioritize what to keep and what not to keep. Now you realize that it’s time to figure out how to organize school papers and artwork. There’s an emotional value to these things, because we know...

Easy Fish Tacos

easy fish tacos

Who doesn’t love fish tacos.  They are so good and anytime we’re at a decent restaurant and spot them on the menu, I’m getting them.  Everybody needs to have a recipe for easy fish tacos on hand. For so long I hardly made them. They always intimidated me for some reason.  I guess because I didn’t know where to start with the sauce or what fish to use.  But, Sriracha oh how you have change me!  I discovered mixing some of this...

Blueberry Chia Jam

blueberry chia jam

Those mornings where you feel like something sweet but not too sweet!  I had one of those this morning.  I made some blueberry chia jam and it was ridiculously easy and took about 5 minutes.  For reals! I’ve kinda lost my taste for store bought jam, it’s so loaded with sugar and you can hardly taste the fruit. There’s something so good about homemade jam.  We had a peach tree growing up that would decide to give us fruit every...

A Daily Routine for Kids Over the Summer

a daily routine for kids over the summer

For years I always dreaded summer because there was no schedule, nothing to do, the days were looooonnnng, which made the kids go insane and mom go insane.  We’re a routine oriented family.  And most people are for that matter.  So, after school’s out and there’s no homework, swimming or gymnastics practice, what do they do?  They turn to the dreaded iPad and become zombies. Well, two summers ago I decided that there was only one way I was going...

Dark Chocolate No Bake Energy Bites

dark chocolate no bake energy bites

Energy bites popped on the scene a few years ago and they are such a great substitute for granola bars.  I kinda feel like granola bars probably have a shelf life for…what 20 years?  Who knows.  I lost my taste for store bought energy bars, protein bars or any kind of bars you find at the store years ago. I have made a few energy bite recipes, but I stumbled onto this one from Chef Savvy and it’s my favorite! I’ve...

Intense Plank Workout at Home

intense plank workout at home

Summer is coming and that means 2 things… kids out of school with less time in the gym and swimsuits! For years, I worked out only at home, so it can work when it’s your only option or you’re just not a gym gal.  There’s tons of stuff you can do, workout videos or yoga.  This super intense plank workout at home is hard to screw up and you don’t have to watch a video to do them. I have a boutique gym...

Crispy Garam Masala Roasted Chicken

We’ve always loved roasted chicken, but seriously every time we make it it’s time to scrub the oven with all the splatters plus nearly smoking out the house.  Until I learned how to spatchcock a chicken of course.  Now, that’s the only way we do it and we have roasted chicken more often these days.   No more grocery store rotisserie that we have to heat up in the microwave! I discovered Garam Masala earlier this year and fell in love!  The combination of...

   
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