Brown Butter Riceflower (Cauliflower Rice)

Brown Butter Riceflower (Cauliflower Rice)

Ok, ok, I know. The whole gluten-free paleo food movement isn’t really your thing, and that’s totally fine! I won’t force feed you any particular diet plan or food choices. However, if you are trying to control your blood sugar, rice can be a hidden enemy! Enter: SUPER CAULIFLOWER!

JUST KIDDING! If you haven’t tried this yet, it’s worth the experiment. Ry and I made this on a whim the other night to go along with some bomb Spinach Chicken, and it was so much better than we expected. All 3 kids LOVED it too.


Underchin Exercises

Underchin Exercises - Get rid of your double chin and turkey neck.

I have a turkey neck. It’s genetic. Even when I was a thin teenager I had that chin sag. Now that I’ve gained a bit of weight (oops, pregnancies and depression sure don’t help with that.) it’s gotten to the point that it’s gross.

These are simple and they’ll help you eliminate the problem while strengthening your jaw, neck, and chin muscles. You can perform the following exercises every day, at any time you find convenient. Make sure to relax your chin and mouth muscles before and after every exercise. You can do that by opening and closing your mouth gently, which will loosen the jaw.


DIY Pizza Night

Sigh; the bane of every SAHM’s day would be the shows their kids get attached to. Most of Jam’s don’t bother me, but Cailou is a love/hate thing. I feel that he has taught a lot of good things (beig kind to others, sharing, kindess to animals, being the big brother, etc) but sometimes the twinge of Cailou’s voice is just not bearable…
Today he was watching on PBS, and they made Pizza’s with the twins, which inspired tonight’s dinner:

DIY Pizza ala Cailou

Inspired by these recipes:
Veggie Pizza
California Avocado Pizza
Roasted Garlic Chicken White Sauce Pizza
Meatball Pizza
Hawaiian Pizza
Fruit Pizza

3 rolls crescent rolls
1 roll sugar cookie dough
2 rolls pizza dough
2 packs cream cheese
2 blocks cheddar cheese
1 block mozzarella cheese
1 small container feta cheese
1 small carton sour cream
thinly sliced smoked ham
pesto sauce
marinara sauce
powdered ranch dressing
1 small can sliced black olives
canned artichoke hearts
basalmic dressing
marshmallow creme
fresh broccoli
fresh green/red peppers
shredded carrot
1 heirloom tomato
2 ripe avocados
med. red onion
sliced white mushrooms
portabello mushrooms
small bunch green onion
1 small cucumber
2 granny smith apples
canned pineapple chunks/tidbits/slices


1st Cool Veggie Deluxe Pizza
2nd Mighty Mighty Meatball Pizza
3rd Califoracado Spifeta Pizza
4th Hawaiian Hula Pizza
5th Fabulous Fruit Pizza

Now, stuff your face. And pray Cailou is a quickly passing phase…

Where’s the Party? Camping Birthday!

Jam turns 5 today; OMG, how did that flipping happen?!? He is growing into such an amazing man, and I am so blessed to be able to watch him grow and change every day. 😥

Since we are about to move (YAY! FINALLY!!) We decided to skip the party this year (being 9 months preggo helps with that too, lol) and go camping! He’s never really been before so we are all super excited for it. Of course, since he’s the special guest, he gets to choose the meal on his actual day, and being a 5 year old boy, he wants cake and pizza, lol.

Camping Recipe Roundup |

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Loaded Baked Potato Soup | @Emmmmerz

I found a recipe on Pinterest this afternoon for crockpot soup (I LOVE Crockpots, best invention ever!) But as I went to make it, I found that I would have to tweak it slightly, which I tend to do anyways, as that is why I cook in the first place, to make stuff the way *I* like it.
So I’ve included both the original recipe, and my own version, you’ll have to wait and see how it turns out, as I just threw it together and have to wait for it to cook.


Califoracado Spifeta Pizza

Well East coast foods are hip
I really dig those styles they eat
And the Southern foods with the way they talk
They knock me out when I’m down there
The Mid-West farmer’s dinners really make you feel alright
And the Northern foods with the way they kick
They keep their boyfriends warm at night
I wish they all could be California
I wish they all could be California
I wish they all could be California FOODS


Magic Healing Soup

Magic Healing Soup - a mending formula that is stuffed with super-food-fixings | @Emmmmerz

You’re sick with the flu and need something to warm you up, this Magic Healing Soup is the solution.
It’s a cross between a vegetable soup and cabbage soup that is light yet revitalizing and scrumptious. It’s a mending formula that is stuffed with super-food-fixings that offer you extra nutrition to speed recovery. The taste is so tantalizing you’ll want multiple helpings, and you won’t need to feel regretful about it! Even better, the most troublesome part of this recipe is preparing the vegetables. From that point, it’s simply dump and stew.


Deviled Eggz

No Fail Deviled Eggs - Easy and yummy, always a hit at gatherings. |

No holiday or potluck is complete without devilled eggs. They just are so easy to eat and absolutely delicious.
Every single deviled egg I have eaten has been slightly different, and I think that is one of my favorite things about them. They range from the plain mayo&mustard to pesto to bacon to avocado to curried. This is the recipe I (mostly) follow when I make ours. (more…)

Summer Broccoli Salad

Broccoli’s ready to please. Steam or stir-fry it, roast or boil it, bake it in casseroles, or just eat it raw — broccoli rewards you, no matter the method. In a one-cup serving, this nutritional powerhouse boasts 200 percent of your recommended daily allowance of Vitamin C, a good dose of Vitamin A, riboflavin, calcium, and fiber — and contains just 40 calories. It has even been proven to help protect against cataracts, stroke, and many kinds of cancer.


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