Carrot Tropical Smoothie

This smoothie looked interesting so I decided to try it. At first, I was skeptical because it contained carrot juice but it ended up being delicious! It’s a wonderful way to get fruits and veggies you need! Side note: I took it to work one day. Some students asked me what was in it. When I said carrot juice, they all gave me a look of disgust. (They had thought it looked good until I told them carrot juice.) Carrot Tropical Smoothie Slender Kitchen Stars of the recipe: 1/2 c. carrot juice, either juice it yourself or get a brand … Continue reading Carrot Tropical Smoothie

Cream Soda Ice Cream

This is our family’s favorite ice cream that my in-laws make.  They only make it for special occasions   At the end of the school year, my mother-in-law contacts my sons’ teachers and asks if they mind her bringing some of the ice cream to share with their classmates.  It is a way for them to celebrate their birthdays because they both have summer birthdays. Warning:  You do need to have an ice cream machine to make this. Cream Soda Ice Cream Stars of the recipe: 2 cans of sweetened condensed milk 2 liters of red cream soda (You can use other … Continue reading Cream Soda Ice Cream

Key Lime Smoothie

One of my favorite smoothies at Tropical Smoothie is the Blimey Limey. It has strawberries, limes, oranges, and pineapples. I love the tang of the limes in the drink. So when I found a recipe for a smoothie that used limes, I was had to try it out. Delicious! After drinking it, I was super energized. In fact one of my students mentioned I was hyper. I don’t know if it was from the smoothie or from the two cups of coffee I had that morning. (Didn’t sleep well the night before.) Key Lime Smoothie Healthful Pursuit Stars of the … Continue reading Key Lime Smoothie

Vegan Brownies

My husband has a cousin, J., who is a vegan.  We went to his hand fasting (another new experience for us) a year and a half ago.  The reception afterwards featured Indian food (another new experience for us) and vegan cupcakes.  We were pleasantly surprised on how yummy they were. Continue reading “Vegan Brownies”

Not Pecan Pie Bars

A couple of weeks ago, I found a recipe on From Grandma Loy’s kitchen that intrigued me.  The recipe was for pecan pie bars that were made with pretzels instead of pecans.  I knew I wanted to make them but didn’t know when I would.  So on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, at dinner we were talking about Thanksgiving dinner.  I offered to make the veggies, biscuits, and desserts.  It was then I knew I would make those not pecan pie bars. Everyone was impressed with the not pecan pie bars.  It looked like real pecans were part of the topping … Continue reading Not Pecan Pie Bars