Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Candied Bourbon Sweet Potatoes

Now this has been my long time favorite during the holidays. My first time I cooked them was with my mother when I was 7. It was in a pan of course, but I have since perfected my mom's recipe to make it my own. So enjoy :-)

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Homemade Jellied Cranberry Sauce

Need to fool your guest that you did buy the stuff in the can without buying the stuff in the can. So here's a awesome homemade recipe I use.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Bendable Elf on the Shelf & Grippy Too

This is our second year with the infamous elf on the shelf, ours is named Honey-Cotton. Last year I noticed it was hard to put here in certain positions. So this is me making her bendable and grippy. . . .with little feet too.

2 Ways to Peel and De-seed a Pomegranate

There are so many ways that people go about getting the seeds out of a pomegranate. To me it depends on the pomegranate. I have been peeling them since i was a child so it comes natural and naturally I've gotten pretty fast at it. So here are the two methods i use depending on pomegranate.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Citrus Marinated Chicken w/Lemon Vegetable Saute

Well I was playing in the kitchen yesterday and wanted something new for my veggie mix. I wasn't gonna blog about this recipe but at high request, here we go. I didn't take step by step pictures this time but next around I will have step by step photos. If you know our family its mostly meat and veggies for dinner. So my citrus chicken is one of my most popular recipe with my hubby and my midget. This citrus vegetable medley is a new family fav.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Healthy Breakfast Pizza

Shaneka has started making it a habit to ask me for content to add to "our" blog, so here's my very first posting. Love you wife!

When it comes to fitness and the like, I'm all about it. I've wholeheartedly adopted the mantra "Everyday is Training Day." Normally my weekends are active rest days consisting of either some type of steady-state cardio like running or rowing, or I'll choose a Crossfit workout of the day and blast through that if I'm feeling motivated. Today was the latter. After beasting it in the gym all week, you've got to refuel yourself for the week ahead with good, quality, healthy meal. Living with a trained chef is great, you should try it, but there are often times when I wish I could be as creative as Shaneka and think up and/or try some of the things I read on the interwebs; this is my attempt at doing just that.  Most of the time eggs and oatmeal top my list for breakfast, but today motivated me enough to put together something different... Breakfast Pizza. You read that right, pizza for breakfast.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Homemade Philly Cheese-steak Sandwich

Just finished a mud run(warrior dash) last weekend with my husband and all I want was a meat, cheese and bread. . . .Hey Philly sounds delicious right about now. So here's my homemade take on a Philly

Quick Easy Caramel Sauce

Got milk yesterday, after taking a week to remember. Most ask milk everyone has milk, well we drink soymilk but for a cappuccino at home I love good ole vitamin D, its not enough to make my tummy upset. So here's a quick easy caramel I made this morning, in less than 10 minutes

Turkey Toilet Paper Roll

My little Leila has been sick and has been driving me nuts, so in the spirit of thanksgiving. Thought a turkey craft would be fun today, its windy outside and were all in our pjs. Im always saving the toilet paper rolls, they always come in handy for a easy craft moment. So here we go.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Fruit & Vegetable Wash, Plus Peserver

A simple solution to making the berries last longer, taking the wax off apples and more. If you you cut and bag your own salad greens like I do,  this also help. 

Fruit & Vegetable Wash, Plus Preserver
(adapted from

Monday, November 18, 2013

Nikkie's Homemade BBQ Rub

Hello everyone, having your own spices is awesome. I am one to buy my favorite mixes from McCormick and A1. But having my own special blends are great as well. I use this particular one for just about everything. Its easy to make and taste great on anything, from meat to fish. If I have to label it for a rub its similar to Memphis rub. So here we go.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Nikkie's Pumpkin Spice Caramel Sauce

Its October and it wouldn't be fall without some pumpkin caramel. My number one reason for caramel is coffee and ice cream. My midget just loves to eat it by the spoonfuls. But pumpkin caramel hits the spot once the weather starts to cool down.