Sunday, February 21, 2016

Smoothie Recipes #2

Cinnamon Roll Smoothie
1 cup almond milk
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
1/4 cup oats
1 T. brown sugar
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 frozen banana
Garnish with cinnamon or cinnamon stick.
Cherry Vanilla Almond Smoothie
1/2 cup fresh, pitted cherries (I used maraschino this time)
1/2 cup almond milk
1 - (6 oz.) cherry yogurt
2 T. almonds
1 tsp. chia seeds
1/4 tsp. almond extract
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
4-5 ice cubes

Blueberry Cobbler Smoothie

1/2 cup oats
1 cup milk
1 banana
3/4 cups blueberries
1 T. honey
1 packet of stevia
4-5 ice cubes

Blend oats until ground, then add remaining ingredients.
Blueberry Cobbler Smoothie: 1/2 cup oats, 1 cup milk, 1 banana, 3/4 cups blueberries, 1 T. honey, 4-5 ice cubes. Blend oats until ground, then add remaining ingredients. (I added a packet of stevia to sweeten it a little more).:

Mango Vanilla Smoothie
1 cup frozen mango
1/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup vanilla yogurt
Mango-Vanilla Smoothie: 1 cup frozen mango, 1/4 cup almond or regular milk, 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract, 1/4 cup vanilla yogurt:

Mixed Fruit Smoothie

1/2 cup frozen mango
1 frozen banana
1/4 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
1 packet of stevia
1/2 cup milk (add more if too thick)

Garnish with fresh blueberries.

Mixed Fruit Smoothie: 1/2 cup frozen mango, 1 frozen banana, 1/4 cup frozen blueberries, 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt, 1 packet stevia, 1/2 cup milk (add more if too thick). Garnish with fresh blueberries. Yum!:

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Smoothie Recipes #1

Last month, I did a smoothie challenge and I just had to share some of the delicious recipes we tried. We made all of the smoothies in the Nutribullet that Peter got for Christmas. We absolutely love it as it does a great job and is super easy to clean.

Cake Batter Smoothie
1 cup almond milk
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
3 T. yellow cake mix (dry)
1 frozen banana
sprinkles (garnish)

Sunny Tropical Smoothie
1 orange
1 banana
1 cup fruit juice ( I used V8 Splash - peach mango)
1 cup frozen mango
1 cup frozen pineapple
1 tsp. chia seeds

Simple Strawberry Smoothie
2/3 cups frozen stawberries
1/2 banana
1/2 cup strawberry yogurt
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 tsp. chia seeds
4-5 ice cubes
Banana Bread Smoothie
1 banana (frozen)
1/2 cup almond milk
1/4 cup vanilla yogurt
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup oats (uncooked)
dash of cinnamon, nutmeg, & salt
splash of maple syrap
(garnish w/nutmeg)

- tasted just like banana bread...YUM!  
Raspberry-Almond-Chia Smoothie
2/3 cups frozen raspberries
2/3 cup almond milk
1 T. honey
1/4 cup almonds
2 tsp. chia seeds
2/3 cup vanlla yogurt

Lemon Meringue Smoothie
1/2 cup vanilla (or lemon) yogurt
2 T. fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 cup milk (any) - I used almond milk
1/4 tsp. lemon extract
1 packet stevia
1 cup ice

- very refreshing! :O)


Chunky Monkey
5-6 ice cubes
1 ripe banana
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup milk (any)
2 T. peanut butter
2 tsp. cocoa powder
1-2 packets stevia
1 T. almonds

- this was one of my faves!

Orange Creamsicle
1 frozen banana
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup orange juice
3/4 cup vanilla yogurt
1 orange (peeled)

green smoothies aren't my favorite, but this one was pretty good....

Pineapple-Kale-Banana Smoothie
1 cup water
1 cup kale
1 cup frozen pineapple
1/2 frozen banana
1/4 lime (peeled)
1 T. chia seeds

{healthy} Tropical Smoothie
1/2 cup frozen pineapple
1/cup frozen mango
1/2 frozen banana
1/3 cup almond milk
1 T. orange juice
1 tsp. flax seeds
1 T. almonds

- delish!!
Blueberry Mango Smoothie
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 banana (frozen)
1/2 cup fresh mango
1/4 of a lemon (peeled)
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup water
drizzle of honey

- that little touch of lemon makes this very refreshing!
Green Smoothie

1 cup spinach
1/2 cup fresh pineapple
1/2 tangerine
1/2 frozen banana
1/2 cup coconut milk
1 tsp. chia seeds

(I froze the rest of the pineapple, I think this smoothie would have been even better/colder with frozen pineapple in it).
Aloha Pineapple Smoothie

1/2 cup strawberries
1/2 cup frozen pineapple
1/2 banana
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
1 cup ice
- too good to be good for you!!
Strawberry Colada Smoothie 
4 oz. fresh stawberries - puree & set aside 
1 frozen banana
1 cup frozen pineapple
1 small vanilla yogurt
1 cup coconut milk
Put pineapple mixture in glass.
Swirl in stawberry puree with table knife. 
- this one was delicious!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016


Snow Cream
1 large bowl snow
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 T. vanilla
2 T. sugar
Mix together and garnish with maraschino cherries.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Best Sub Places

We have been on a sub kick are a few of our favorites places:
Ponzetti's Pizza & Subs
Salisbury, MD
Of course, Ponzetti's is best known for it's pizza, but their subs are equally delicious. Peter got the cheesesteak and I got the cold cut. The onion rings were the best I have ever eaten! We've been going to this place for years, it's still as good (and busy) as ever!
Jersey Mike's Subs
Salisbury, MD
I got the Italian Cold Cut and Peter got the cheesesteak again. This sub was one of the best! Make sure to ask for it "Mike's way"! :O)
Tony Luke's
Ocean City, MD
We've seen it on the Food Network/Travel Channel and heard good things, so we were anxious to try. We got the traditional (grilled onions & whiz only). It was soooo good!! I'd still like to get to Philly someday to try the other famous cheesesteak places to compare (Geno's, Pat's...)! :O)

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

East Moon Japanese Steakhouse - Salisbury, MD

 During our Mom/Daughter get away last weekend, we had dinner at East Moon (a first for all three of us)...
We all wanted hibachi...
and Julie also added the cucumber/avocado/crab roll (which she said was delicious).
I tried it, but I'm still not a fan.
We took advantage of the

Early Bird Special


Same Size Portions as on Dinner Menu
Mon. - Fri. 3 pm - 6 pm
Sat. - Sun. 12 pm - 6 pm
Choice A Any Single or Combinations Entree
Hibachi Single Item
Steak * Salmon * Shrimp
Combination Items
Steak & Chicken
Steak & Salmon
Salmon & Shrimp
Steak & Shrimp
Salmon & Chicken
Shrimp & Chicken
We started  salad and clear soup....
that fried rice though...
I got the steak & shrimp....
it was absolutely DELISH!!!
We were given a 10% off our next visit coupon as we were leaving, and there is also a printable 50% off coupon for [Celebrate Your Birthday Person with a Half Priced Entree] on their website.
East Moon Japanese Steakhouse
800 S Salisbury Blvd., Unit A,
Salisbury, MD 21801
Tel.: (410) 677-0317 / 0318

Open 7 Days A Week

Mon. - Fri. 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon. - Thur. 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 3:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday: 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

[2 ingredient] Pumpkin Spice Muffins

I just had to share this super easy, yet super yummy muffin recipe (Pinterest inspired - of course)!


1 box spice flavored cake mix + 1 can pumpkin
That's it!! Just mix together, put in muffin pan or small loaf pans and bake according to pkg. instructions. Cool; sprinkle with powdered sugar.

I got 12 muffins plus a small loaf from the batch I made this morning.


I'm on the lookout for a donut pan.....I know they'll taste the same, but there is just something about a pumpkin spice donut that sounds even better!

Use piping bag to add batter to donut pan - Two Ingredient Pumpkin Donuts | girlinspired

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Mexican Corn Cakes

Mexican Corn Cakes


3 cups fresh corn (1-1/2 cups)
4 scallions (I used 1 T. yellow onion -minced)
1 jalapeno pepper (about 1/2 a pepper - minced)
2 large eggs (1 egg)
1/4 cup milk (2 T. milk)
1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend (1/2 cup)
1 cup self rising flour (1/2 cup reg. flour)
salt - to taste


Dice the dark green and light green parts of the scallions and put them in a large microwave safe bowl along with the corn and the minced jalapeno pepper. Microwave the mixture for 3-4 minutes. ( I just microwaved the corn, onion, and pepper for 2-3 minutes). Let the mixture cool slightly and then stir in the milk, cheese, self rising flour, salt and eggs. Mix to combine. Heat a large fry pan on the stove with oil. Drop the batter onto the hot pan. Fry until both sides are golden brown and the centers are cooked. Serve with lime wedges, salsa, sliced tomato, sliced avocado, or sour cream.
I cut this recipe in half (amounts used noted above) and it made 5 cakes. I dipped them in salsa and sour cream - delish!!!