March 5, 2015

Key Lime Pie Fruit Dip {Repost}

I had several recipes in mind for today, but I had to put them all on hold and do one more green recipe.  I can't help it!  St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner, and I'd feel too Scrooge-ish (and a bit guilty) if I didn't.

Key Lime Pie Fruit Dip from Blissful Roots

Funny story about this recipe.  I went to our local Ridley's (it's a small one) to grab a key lime pie yogurt, and they were totally wiped out!  I was in desperate need for pictures, so I improvised, and opted for pina colada yogurt (Western Family brand) and added green food coloring.  I'm kind of glad they were out of the key lime pie.  I love the key lime pie, but the pina colada turned out to be delicious!  So, you can use either for your St. Paddy's Day food.

Key Lime Pie Fruit Dip from Blissful Roots


I really should quit prefacing my recipes like this, and just mention the ones that don't come from her, (which would be far fewer) but this recipe comes from my sister.  She made it the last time we were together, and my boys devoured it!  I devoured it!  I loved the flavor, but even more I loved how easy it was.  I have several fruit dip recipes, and I love them all, but some are a bit of work.  This one has two ingredients!

INGREDIENTS
*Cool Whip (we used light)
*Key Lime Pie Yogurt (we used light Yoplait key lime pie yogurt)
*Green fruits for dipping (grapes, kiwis, green apples, pears, honeydew)

 Simply fold the Cool Whip into the yogurt one big spoonful (I used 2 spoonfuls for my 6-oz. container of yogurt) at a time until you've reached your desired flavor.  Cut up your fruits, and serve with the dip.  That's it!  And of course you can use any fruit (bananas, oranges, strawberries, etc…) I just mentioned green ones for St. Patrick's Day.

Key Lime Pie Fruit Dip from Blissful Roots

I love to put together a green breakfast for my boys on St. Patrick's Day morning, and that usually involves key lime pie yogurt, but this year we're going to mix it up a bit, and do the key lime pie fruit dip. 

And after all the green inspired foods have died down in a few days, try experimenting with other yogurt flavors.  We've done it with the orange creme yogurt, and it's amazing as well!

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March 2, 2015

Dr. Seuss Printables {Repost}

Today, in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday (March 2) I have three printable quotes. 


I've loved Dr. Seuss for as long as I can remember.  Who doesn't love Dr. Seuss?  I loved his books when I was little, I read his books all the time as a first grade teacher, and Dr. Seuss even helped me earn a partial scholarship during my college days.  There was a part on the scholarship application where you were asked to write a short essay on who you would choose to meet if you could meet anyone in the world (living or not). I chose Dr. Seuss.  I don't remember anything I wrote in my essay, but I remember being awfully glad I chose him.  Thanks, Dr. Seuss!


I love this quote because I have three little boys, and I often need reminded that they're people just like me.  They maybe smaller, but they're really no different than me. 
 They get frustrated- so do I.
They have bad days- so do I.
They get cranky sometimes- so do I.  
Every time I think of this quote, I remember I need to be a bit more patient and understanding.


I had a hard time picking just three of Dr. Seuss' quotes (there are so many great ones to choose from!), but these are a few of my favorites.  If you're interested in more of his quotes, you can click here.

Happy Birthday, Dr.Seuss!
Simply click on the image of each quote to print.  
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February 17, 2015

Lemonhead Cookies {Repost}

We used to have a grocery store here in Midway called (get this) The Store.  I won't go into all the details of the confusion the name caused, but they did sell these amazing cookies.  They're Ruby Snap cookies.  

Lemonhead  Cookies @ Blissful Roots

My husband got several of the cookies for his birthday one year, and fell in love with the lemon one.  He came home and  told me all about the cookie.  He was convinced I could try to recreate it with my lemon cake cookie recipe.  The secret was to add crushed Lemonheads to the recipe.    


Lemonhead  Cookies @ Blissful Roots

I followed my husband's instructions, and made the cookies.  I also added a lemon glaze on top (you can never have too much lemon).  I was quite impressed with the results!  Not the original Ruby Snap cookie, but a new cookie in and of itself.  All thanks to my husband!  

Lemonhead  Cookies @ Blissful Roots

The crushed Lemonheads add the perfect zing and chewy, crunchiness.  My only complaint about them is how terrible they stick to the pan.  I've tried spraying the pan between every batch, but it doesn't seem to help.  I don't own one, but maybe a Silpat would work.  I have found that if I get the cookies off of the baking sheet as quickly as I can,  then the Lemonheads don't have time to harden, and they come off easier.  

Lemonhead  Cookies @ Blissful Roots

The recipe is really simple.  I got the basic cake cookie recipe from my cousin before I was even married.  You can use any flavor of cake mix, but for this recipe we're using lemon (obviously).

Lemonhead  Cookies @ Blissful Roots


I put in 1/2  cup of crushed Lemonheads, but you can adjust it to your liking.  I'm pretty sure you wouldn't want less, but the more the merrier!  
Click here to print your recipe.
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February 12, 2015

Valentines for Goldilocks and the Three Bears {Fun Story for Valentine's Day}

This is my post I shared at Or So She Says last year during the month of February.  It's a simple story based on Goldilocks and the Three Bears.  I do it with my boys every year, and they don't ever seem to tire of it.

Valentines for Goldilocks and the Three Bears from Blissful Roots

You simply read the story and cut out some hearts along the way.  At the end you have a great big valentine for Papa Bear, a medium-sized valentine for Mama Bear, and a small valentine for Baby Bear.   Click here to see my entire post.  I have a printable version of the story, and pictures of each step you'll need to do to cut out the hearts while reading the story.  So easy, and yet so surprising.  

This would be the perfect little activity to do at a class valentine party, or just at home with your own kids. 

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February 11, 2015

Triple Chocolate Valentine Brownies

I have my sweet mom and adorable five-year-old to thank for today's recipe.   These brownies came to be when my five-year-old had a complaint about the "smelly beans" grandpa was using in his famous ham and bean soup, which by the way, is delicious and there's nothing wrong with the beans.
 
Triple Chocolate Valentine Brownies @ Blissful Roots
 
  Well, of course grandma couldn't have a smelly smell in her house that was bothering one of her grandsons, so she told him they'd bake something good to smell up the house, and get rid of the "smelly beans".  She had a boxed brownie mix and asked if the should put chocolate chips or M&Ms in them.  His answer,"both!".  Grandma couldn't argue with him there.  The more chocolate the better!  So, they ended up mixing the chocolate chips (we liked the semi sweet best, but milk chocolate works too) into the brownie mix, and adding the Valentine M&Ms on top.  And let me tell you, in the course of 2 days, we went through three 8x8 pans of these!  They would make a batch, and have to turn around and make another because they were so good, they were gone before anyone had had enough.
 
They used a Lehi Roller Mill brownie mix, but if you're not a local here in Utah you may not be able to find them, so use any brownie mix you'd like- from scratch or a box.  I'd just say the cakier the mix the better.  That way the chocolate chips will mix in and stay well, and the M&Ms will stay on top well.  The trick to the M&Ms on top is to let the brownies cook for about half their baking time (we did 15 minutes) before putting them on top.  We had a batch or two of melted M&Ms on top.  They still tasted delicious, but not quite as pretty.

Triple Chocolate Valentine Brownies @ Blissful Roots
 
So, if you're a chocolate lover, and are in need of a simple, sure to be crowd-pleasing dessert, you need to make a batch (or two or three) of grandma and Logan's now famous triple chocolate valentine brownies!  And the great thing about M&Ms?  They come in colors for all holidays, so these could easily become triple chocolate Easter, Halloween, Christmas, or whatever-holiday-you-fancy brownies. 
 
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February 10, 2015

Garage Door Heart Attack {@ OSSS}

Happy Valentine Week!  I always love the days leading up to holidays just as much as the actual holiday.  The anticipation that builds, and the preparation are always so much fun!

Garage Door Heart Attack @ Blissful Roots

I'm over at Or So She Says today with a fun, unexpected valentine surprise that is perfect for dad, or anyone else who drives the car into the garage at the end of the day.

You can check out my entire post here.

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February 9, 2015

DIY Glittered Heart Marshmallows {Repost}

 I'm glittering up some food, yet again.  I've done it before with my Halloween cookie ornaments, and my glittered chocolate Easter bunny.  Well, today it's marshmallows.  I really hate to eat marshmallows, but I can't resist buying them.  They come in all varieties these day.  So instead of eating them, I craft with them.

DIY Glittered Heart Marshmallows from Blissful Roots

I used a lot of fun different glitters on these marshmallows, and I'm loving the variety.  You can click here {over at twelveOeight} to see my entire post, and get a list of all the glitters and marshmallows I used.  I can't tell you have fun these are!!  They take just seconds to make, and they are so sweet!  I want to put them EVERYWHERE!

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