Sunday, March 30, 2014

Twin's Baby Shower

I was going through some pictures on my camera... and found these pictures I had taken of the baby shower we had for my friends twins- I posted a tutorial on how to make the diaper cake, but hadn't posted any of the actual pictures of the shower....so here they are

she had one boy and one girl!! so I was very creative and decorated in Blue & Pink LOL

I served Breakfast... and had lots of help with the food from family & friends- have I ever mentioned I hang out with some amazing cooks?

Fresh fruit and dip is always a hit...

I love making these yogurt, granola & fruit parfaits for every occasion- so yummy!


Jamie made a cute tag to tie onto bags of pink & blue gumballs for a hand-out  "Bubble Trouble"  for everyone to take home!

I bagged up a few.... then left bags, tags and a jar of bubblegum for the guests to make their own- 

Along with the muffins,fruit and parfaits we had a yummy Breakfast casserole and sausage roll-ups.....   

It's always a perfect day... when I can spend time with some of my favorite people- and eat wonderful food too!!  And on top of that the Mom to be received so many fun & needful things for two of the cutest little people on the planet!! 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Banana Oatmeal Cookies


Hi everyone.... yes I know it's been a LONG time since I've posted on the blog,...... I don't know what has been taking up all my time- but I wanted to share a great, easy, healthy snack I made today.   The little boys are always asking for a snack, and I had these bananas in the freezer- so I decided to try to make a cookie with them.   They are really easy and only use 3 ingredients! 

First of all let me say- I know these look disgusting-  when I have bananas that are really ripe and are going to go bad- I put them in the freezer, peel and all. They turn this horrible black color- but they are so good to bake with.     So to make these cookies you will need 2 very ripe bananas

as you can see they get really gooey in the freezer- which is why they are so great to bake with... they make the best banana bread too.  The easiest way to open them is to slice them with a knife from end to end like this.....then they come out of the peel really easy- they need to be thawed before you do this, you can put them in the microwave for a couple of minutes on defrost or just sit them on the counter for an hour before you are going to use them.

so put your 2 bananas in a bowl, then I took 1 1/2 cups rolled oats and put them in the blendtec to grind them up a little bit. Mix the 2 ingredients together with a fork, mix in a handful of chocolate chips.  Scoop them onto a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake them for 15 minutes @ 350 degrees.  

Take them out of the oven and enjoy a really healthy cookie- no sugar- no flour- no salt- just bananas, rolled oats and of course a little bit of chocolate!!!