frozen grapes

July 5, 2009

back when we went on this trip, the resort/casino we were staying at did this really awesome thing.

each afternoon when we’d be hanging out poolside, about once an hour the pool attendants would bring around trays of snacks/treats to sample. one of those treats, were sweetened frozen grapes.

now, when you’re sitting poolside in las vegas and it’s topping one hundred degreezzzz…almost anything frozen is going to be perfect. but these sweetened frozen grapes were so good!

so, i had the pool attendant ask the kitchen what they put on them and tried to make them in my own kitchen for the fourth of july…

i think they were a hit-i took bags of red grapes,


this recipe comes straight from the kitchen of Dusty’s mom,

grandma connie.

we made a double batch of homemade ice cream sandwiches tonight.
we’re gearing up for our fourth of july weekend festivities!

and can i just say, i loooove it when my man helps me in the kitchen!




2 cups flour
2 cups sugar

bring the following ingredients to a boil and add to dry ingredients:
1 cup water
1/4 cup cocoa
1 cup margarine

mix well and add:
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tsp.


May 20, 2009

there are just NOT enough hours in a day.

anyone else feeling like this lately?!?

i think i am going to pull an all-nighter, sometimes as a momma, it just hast to be done, to get it all done. know what i mean?

this week:
i finished the sixth season of “sex & the city” oh yeah boy. i started season one back in january. i watch 1, 2, or 3 episodes during my daily work-outs. it’s perfect because each episode is only 20-28 minutes. so, sometimes two episodes pulls me right through 45 minutes of hard-core cardio. i love it. i love carrie. charlotte. miranda. and samantha.


easter eggs

April 6, 2009
Big papi returned home from the big dance just in time
to dye easter eggs…

sparkles couldn’t wait for deviled eggs, she ate hers while she decorated them!
{sometimes with the shell-ewww!}

the finished eggs-


the post egg decorating snack…

this is an excellent snack/meal for no-sugar dieters!

if you don’t have a cake-decorator and/or deviled yoke decorator, use a Ziploc bag to squeeze the yokes back in. I use a Ziploc bag when I’m feeling lazy and don’t want to wash the extra dishes.


spelt bread

April 3, 2009

rora {my favorite park city gal, right?}

spelt bread comes in many many nasty frozen forms. avoid those at all expense.

I LOVE Prairie Grain’s spelt bread-Locally, I find it at Alberston’s, Macy’s, Good Earth, and occasionally at Wal-Mart. If you are a fan of wheat bread at all, you will LOVE spelt bread and then once you’ve actually tried it, unless your budget gets cut I doubt you will ever look back!

I have two pieces of toasted spelt bread, buttered, every morning for my “second” breakfast. With one cup of sugar-free/decaffeinated mocha-I add three “splenda with fiber” to my cup…It’s uber yummy to dip my toast in the mocha,



September 4, 2008

Mmmmm, mmmmm, mmmm…

Today, Christina steamed cactus for me to try…
{{{thank you!}}}

If you are an asparagus fan, you would love it!

low-carb, yummy, a new favorite for me!



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