A balanced breakfast with Yopa!Yogurt

10 Apr 2013 In: Reviews

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Yopa Greek yogurt is a delicious, new addition to my healthy lifestyle. Thanks to Yopa for sponsoring this post!

I try to workout everyday.  But after working out I try to give my body fuel to make it last through the day.  Now there are a number of things I rotate in my diet, but yogurt is such a great choice because of the nutrients it gives my body.  One of the most tastiest things I love to add my yogurt is granola.  I love a little crunch with my Yopa!  When asked to try Yopa! and see how it fits in my busy schedule I jumped at it.

Living an active lifestyle has definitely been very important in my life especially when it comes to my kids and because I apparently am not getting any younger I have to take care of the body I have.  If I don’t then who will…

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Yopa! Yogurt is an authentic Greek yogurt, that is non-fat and made with no artificial flavors or ingredients.  Did you know that Yopa! is also Vegetarian and Kosher.  Yopa! also offers a variety of different flavors and the convenience of different toppings for each flavor.  How fun is that!

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Homemade Fried Oreos®

10 Apr 2013 In: Recipes

 

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Are you ever in the mood for something just sinfully good to eat?

I mean there are times times in my life when I just crave being really naughty and eating something that I know that I just shouldn’t…

I’m sure that you guys have been to a carnival at some point in time and at every carnival what do they have a booth filled with fried foods.  These Fried Oreos® are just one of the many sinful treats they offer.  Even restaurants are offering these babies as a dessert option…  Actually one of my sisters and brother’s favorite restaurant is Prime 112 in Miami and they have them on there dessert menu and of course they all ordered them, and can you believe I didn’t even eat any of them… I actually indulged in their Bread Pudding–I am not even going to begin to talk about how good that is right now– back to the topic of Fried Oreos®.


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Now at the beginning I was a little skeptical I mean my sisters and brother used to always ask me, “Hey, have you tried Fried Oreos®?”  I used to always say I just want my Oreos® with a tall glass of milk…

So I started thinking after many days passing and my curiosity of these babies tasting,  I knew I needed to try my hand at making them.  Let’s just say that when I surprised my kids from school that day they though I was their Hero! :-)  The way to my ids hearts are sooooo to their stomachs! hahaha…

They are so simple and easy to make.  I mean all you do is dip oreo cookies in pancake batter and then fry them I mean who can’t do that!  I think we all can… Just make sure that when you do you have a nice tall glass of milk next to you because these bad boys are SWEET!

Are you ready to try YOUR hand at making some Fried Oreos®?!!! Let’s Go!

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Cajun Jambalaya Pasta

4 Apr 2013 In: Recipes


Cajun Jambalaya Pasta

Spiciness is my middle name!

OK… so maybe spiciness is not my middle name, my actual middle name is Nadine… but for those that now me my middle name should be Spiciness or Spicy, and not just because of my personality, :-) but also because I love cooking and eating with some fire, heat!

Do you guys remember when I received a big box of juicy plump deliciously red tomatoes?  If you guys follow me on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter then I know you saw this picture… The Florida Tomato Committee is grant-funded and are always fresh and of course grown in Florida. :-)

 

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Well, Yes I had the pleasure of being asked by the Florida Tomato Committee to create a recipe that included these beauties.  Now if you all know me I love getting a chance to create and play around in the kitchen… especially when my creation is nailed on the head and a winner.  This Cajun Jambalaya Pasta was definitely that… a winner!

You can find this Cajun Jambalaya Pasta Recipe on FloridaTomatoes.org, but for now enjoy the lovely creation process….

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Green Velvet Waffles with Cream Cheese Glaze

Spring is always the perfect time to experiment with colors and flavors.  I think its so much fun trying to come up with different breakfast recipes that can be made for any day of the week especially holidays.  You already know about my love for breakfast and you also should already know my love for red velvet…

Do you guys remember my Red Velvet Pancakes, or maybe my Pink Velvet Pancakes…?

Yea, these babies are just like those but 1–they are green, and 2–they are waffles.  But the steps are pretty much the same.  With these waffles though I added a cream cheese glaze that I drizzled on top.

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Ok, you can stop drooling now…

Are you ready to get your green on… I’ll stop chatting so yo can start cooking :-)

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Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits

29 Mar 2013 In: Recipes


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There was a time in my life when I was in college I used to work at The Gap.  I worked their for two years after graduating High School.  On my lunch break I would always run over to Red Lobster for a plate of their famous Cheddar Bay Biscuits.  I know that’ all I would get, I absolutely love them… have you ever had them before?

Well these babies are laced with garlic, butter and cheddar cheese with fluffy insides, golden brown bottoms and salty, crunchy tops.  They are perfection honestly.  Kind of addicting actually…

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I love trying to replicate some of my favorite restaurant specialties, these just happen to be one of those recipes.  They are so easy to make and center around a boxed biscuit mix, Bisquick.

Just take a look for yourself… :-)

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Bunny Chow

25 Mar 2013 In: Recipes

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Spring is here and Easter is around the corner.  Bunny chow is such a fun creative Easter snack that kids of all ages can make.  This bunny chow recipe is just like the popular white trash snack mix.  Have you heard of white trash snacks?  Well its pretty much a mix of whatever yo have in your pantry and mixed with melted white chocolate… pretty simple, huh!

This version of snack mix is made with pretzel sticks, a mix of chocolate chips, lucky charms cereal, crushed Oreos, melted white chocolate and of course Easter sprinkles.  It only took 15 minutes and was enjoyed by all.  I think I saw Julian eat half the bowl…

Just make sure if you start eating this, its sweet so eat in doses…. :-)

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Product Review: Aunt Jemima-Lil Griddles

15 Mar 2013 In: Reviews

 

Thank you to Aunt Jemima Frozen Breakfast for sponsoring this post. “Like” Aunt Jemima frozen breakfast on Facebook.

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So you all already know how much my kids, husband I love breakfast.  I think you all also know how much we all love Pancakes.  Well we love pancakes ALOT!  I think if there was a way to eat pancakes everyday I think we would or at least I know that the kids would try to…

Back in the day before I started cooking, well cooking how I am now, but when let me rephrase that back in the day when I was learning to cook I used to make pancakes from with the nifty Aunt Jemima pancake box.  It was so easy all you had to was either add just water or if you wanted to fell like you were kinda cooking from scratch an egg, oil and milk.

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Now a days Aunt Jemima has even gone further and helped families out there by making frozen pancakes or french toast sticks.  Aunt Jemima frozen breakfast “Lil’ Griddles” are the cutest things I’ve seen in the frozen food section.  They are the perfect go-to grab in a pinch breakfast but also gives you the “made from scratch” feel.

 

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I love the fact that Aunt Jemima Lil’ Griddles are made with real ingredients- like eggs, milk and sugar, are bite-sized perfect for lil ones, and  also Aunt Jemima frozen breakfast Lil’ Griddles line has three delicious bite-sized options for family fun; new Aunt Jemima frozen Blueberry Mini pancakes, Aunt Jemima frozen Mini pancakes, and Aunt Jemima frozen Cinnamon French Toast Sticks.

I bet you didn’t know your lil one could have so many options…

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Jamaican Fried Fish

14 Mar 2013 In: Recipes

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When I was a little girl I was taught how to eat a whole entire fried fish by myself with bones and everything.  In Jamaica there is a beach called Hellshire.  This beach is known through out the entire island and loved by all natives and foreigners.  You see the reason why Hellshire is so loved is because of its food.  But not just any food, here there is a specialty… Fried Fish, but not just any kind of fried fish– Escovitch Fried Fish.

From the time you park your car and walk to set yourself up on the beach you have to go through a little hut, now there are many on the beach, but this one particular one we always went through had Red Snappers the size of my head, and at 5-6 years old you already know that’s pretty big. :-)  I spent my summers in Jamaican and each time my family and I would go to the beach for some fish.  Once you walk in to the hut, you not only get to choose the fish you want but you you watch them cook it and then they serve it to you with a HOT HOT HOT Escovitch Sauce and plenty of festival.

 

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There is nothing sweeter in this world then fresh fried fish, and hot festival being served to you while your feet are in the sand and you are looking at the beautiful blue ocean.

That moment is what we call bliss!!!

The beauty of this recipe is that it is so easy to recreate and make at home… bring a little island to your life!

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Breakfast Quesadillas

11 Mar 2013 In: Recipes

 

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Breakfast quesadillas are such a easy simple way to begin your day. I don’t know about any of you but breakfast is my most favorite meal of the day.  Now though there are many times when I skip out on breakfasts, actually I wouldn’t say skip out I usually have breakfast much later on in the day, I am always looking for new ways to jazz up our breakfast selections.

The real beauty to this recipes is that it calls for no time at all.  Scrambling of the eggs takes about 5 minutes.  Sauteing chopped sausage and green pepper takes about 3 minutes and combining all of those into a grilled quesadilla takes about another 5 minutes.  So it takes 15 minutes or less to make a delicious filling breakfast!

To me that sounds pretty doable and definitely well worth 15 minutes of my time… even if I do feel like I am scrambling in the mornings, it’s so worth it!

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So let’s stop gabbing and start making something yummy for breakfast…

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Vanilla Bean Buttercream Frosting

8 Mar 2013 In: Recipes

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Frosting is my kryptonite.  Well at least one of them.  I love visiting my local cake decorating store here, in Orlando called D&G Occassions.  I get so much stuff from there all the time its a shame.  So I try and limit how many times I venture there.  The last time I was there I had found vanilla bean paste.  I know, how wonderful!  I knew from the moment it cam home with me I was going to make Vanilla Bean Buttercream Frosting!

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Vanilla Bean flecks in an oh so white creamy buttercream frosting is so pretty to see and so yummy to eat!  This frosting is simple and easy to make that you could probably make it with your eyes closed standing on one leg… Of course that doesn’t mean you need to actually try that at home, just saying…

You can also make this recipe with an actual vanilla bean pod and scarpe out the vanilla beans inside.  I just had my paste and wanted to use it.  Either one works really well.

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