Friday, November 21, 2014

Christmas print



Hope you enjoyed all your freebies !!!   Now fill your houses with wonderful messages of Christmas 



Thursday, November 20, 2014

O come let us adore him




Continuing on with my LOVE week giveaway. Todays freebie is O come let us adore Him.  I hope you all enjoy and while you are at it why don't you crank up the speakers and listen to this song :) 

I did this one two different ways!  



What is your favorite song or Christmas verse that you would like to have as a decoration?



Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Isaiah 9:6 printable


Today you get some color choice...the blue family! But I did add one chalk board print for you!  The best way I have found to print these off is to send them to a photo printing place.  They print best as 8*10s.  Once they are printed frame them and ta-da super cute holiday decore. 





Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Chalk board prints




This week our church is actively looking for ways to show our community some lovin!  As a church we are set a goal of $50,000 (to give out to our community), 1000 community service hours and 500 Christmas shoe boxes :)   To take part I have decided to share with you some free printables that I have made!  

The first one is special to me.  I love the song Love came down and I love Christmas music so this was a great surprise to me last year when our church worship team released a Christmas CD (Holy Light) and they mashed up two songs.  The first Noel and Love came down.   Its such a great reminder that God loved us so much that he came here for you!


Hope you enjoy! 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Reese's Pieces Cookies


One of our favourite cookie recipes is the Monster Cookie.   The original recipe calls for M&M's but with the fall here I wanted to make these cookies a little more festive...don't you think the yellow, orange and brown colours have fall written all over them?   So we switched out the M&M's and added mini Reese's Pieces.

Here is the recipe

1 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 cup butter, softened
3 large eggs
1 Tbsp vanialla
4 1/2 cooking oats
2 tsp baking soda
2 cups Reese's Pieces

Directions
1.  Preheat oven to 350.  Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
2.  In a large bowl, combine peanut butter, sugars and butter, mix until well combined.   Mix in the eggs and vanilla.  Mix in the oats and baking soda.  Then stir in the Reese's Pieces.
3.  Drop the cookies by heaping spoonfuls onto the cookie sheet.
4.  Bake 10-12 minutes.  Cool for 5 minutes on cookie sheet until cookies are set.

These cookies make a large batch so we always have extras in the freezer :)  As long as you use gluten free oats these cookies are gluten free.  Hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Kale Chip Recipe



I can not believe that it has taken me this long to get on the Kale chip bandwagon.  I guess every time I pass by it in our local grocery store I think oh its sooo expensive ($3.00 or more/bunch) to "try" to make chips...what if I burn them or we don't like them.   I have passed by this super food many times due to price but not last week.  I saw the sign that I had been waiting for $1.97/bunch.  I can handle that and so this Kale made its way to the Peterson house. 

I did some looking online before I baked up these prefect chips that hubby, myself and 2/4 children ate up.  So here is my super simple Kale Chip recipe that will become a staple now in our house. 

Kale Chips
- Preheat oven to 425
- Tare the Kale off the stems, wash and spin dry in lettuce spinner
- Use a paper towel or cloth to make sure they are good and dry
- Lay Kale on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper
- Coat in Olive oil, sprinkle with salt and you can add some garlic salt to if you want.
- Put into the oven
- TURN OFF OVEN and set timer for 20 minutes (this is the genius step!!  I don't want them to burn so this is the KEY step for making the prefect chips)
- When timer goes off you can take them out and enjoy!  

From the big bunch of Kale I bought I made 3 batches of chips from it :)  The first batch I sprinkled the still warm chips with parmesan cheese and the other two batches I made for lunches so I just left them salted. 

If you find the chips aren't crispy enough for you after the 20 minutes and you aren't in a hurry to eat them you can flip them over and leave them in the warm oven to dry out a little more. I haven't had this problem but I did read that in my search for the prefect chips. 

Hope you enjoy your chips as much as this little guy did :) 


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Stuffed Mini Peppers






Trim Healthy Mama has really changed the way I plan meals in our home.  I am thankful for this time I have had to stop and think about the proteins we are choosing and planning meals around those instead of which carb- rice, pasta or potato will we choose.  

I seen this idea for mini pepper nachos on pinterest and knew I wanted to try them.  I was excited last week when these were on sale at Walmart.  I picked up 2 bags of them to try out the nachos.  

Earlier that week I had made a roast beef so I had that left over and decided to make a different version of the nachos and try something like a philly steak stuffed pepper.  So that is what I did. 

Start by cutting your peppers in half and remove the seeds and steam. 


Fill the mini pepper cups with mozzarella cheese.  This help the meat to stick better. 


I shredded the roast beef and fried it up with finely chopped mushrooms and onions.  You can add your favorite BBQ sauce as well. 


Fill the mini peppers with your steak filling and top with more cheese.  Bake on a lined cookie sheet at 350 for 20-30 minutes and enjoy! 






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