Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Warm Harvest Muesli


Muesli is one of my favorite things to eat for breakfast and lunch.  During the warmer months, I simply pour milk on it and eat like cereal.  In the colder months, I like to heat it up!  The brand I like (Bob's Red Mill, see below) is loaded with delicious things like sunflower seeds, barley, almonds, dates, raisins, oats, and more.  Here is a version of Muesli I've been making lately...with the addition of seasonal gorgeous apples and cinnamon, it becomes a fabulous fallish treat, but still nutritionally awesome...enjoy!

For our Gluten-Free friends...there is a gluten free version too...yay!


Watch the video below or scroll down to see a photo tutorial:


Here's what you'll need (makes about 2-3 servings):


In a microwave safe bowl, add 1/2 cup of muesli,


Add 1 cup of milk (any kind...skim, whole, soy, rice, almond, etc),


Dice one small apple (or 1/2 of a large apple), I like to leave the skin on for color and an extra fiber punch, but it's up to you,


Add a sprinkle of cinnamon (I like a generous amount but you can go lighter that I did if you want) and microwave on high for 2 minutes.  Give it a good stir then put it back in for two more minutes,


If it looks a little soupy, return to the microwave for a few more minutes, checking and stirring often.  Let it stand for about 5 minutes for thicken up a little.  I absolutely love sprinkling pomegranate seeds on top if I have them on hand, but it is equally yummy all by itself too...enjoy!



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Friday, October 28, 2016

Paper Plate Spider Webs!


Need a quick and easy Halloween party craft?  Check out these super cute paper plate spider webs!  using minimal supplies, they are perfect to keep little hands busy.

Here's what you'll need to make each one:
  • Paper plate (orange or black for Halloween)
  • Hole Punch
  • White Yarn
  • Spider Rings
  • Tape
  • Scissors



Check out the video tutorial below or scroll down to get directions:

(Can't see the video?  Click here!)

How to make the Spider webs:

  1. Punch holes around the perimeter of each plate.
  2. Tape one end of yarn to the back of plate. 
  3. Lace the yarn in a cris-cross fashion to create the web.
  4. Tape the other end down when you use up all of the yarn.
  5. Clip the spider rings in place!

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Halloween Cupcakes!


 Happy Halloween!  This is the time of year where there treats a plenty and here are 13 super cute Halloween cupcakes for home and class parties or to share with your favorite little ghouls...so much fun!  In a hurry?  Try using store bought cake mix and frosting to save extra time.



























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