Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Cup O'Chore

A few summers ago, the kids were fighting far beyond my point of patience… I spent just as much time as they did fighting, separating them, loosing my temper, sending them to their rooms, "talking it out" about being kind, taking away privileges, reasoning with them, threatening them, and even making them sit knee-to-knee in the kitchen where they could only communicate by whispers.

Then I started to throwing chores at them.


And because I'm not always quick on my feet to think of what chores need to be done, the Cup O'Chores was created.

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Quick Read-to-bake Bananas

This little tip, totally belongs to my friend Jess. She sent me a text with the descriptive words "mind blowing" attached and I have to agree, she's spot on.

Every time I buy a bunch of banana's… the kids always eat all but two…. then I wait, wait, wait, for these banana's to turn bake ready, drawing fruit flies all the while… once they are "perfect", I do one of two things…. use them… or throw them in the freezer to save, until I have enough banana's for whatever recipe I intend to use them for.

Then Jess, messaged me…. in turn, blowing my mind….

I feel like I'm so in love, I could scream it from the roof top… but because my only neighbor Bob is already desensitized to the ridiculous things I yell outside, I don't feel it will have been done the justice it deserves… nor do I get that "baker" vibe from Bob…

So instead, I will "scream" it from here…

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Coconut Oil, Honey, Banana Bread

I don't bake well, so when I do bake and have something that turns out good, it's worth a stop and pause. 

This bread....worth a stop and pause. 

And in your case, worth giving it a go, too.