It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane….. It’s a Backpack!

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane….. It’s a Backpack!

There’s a saying in my family regarding clothing and accessories.  For example, when you score an outfit that is super unique, my momma or grandmother would say something like: “Well, you definitely won’t meet yourself comin’!”  It pretty much means – you’re not gonna meet someone out that looks just like you.  This particular score is not an entire outfit, but it is the exact same type of “unique find.” MadPax is a company that specializes in backpacks & lunchboxes  that could seriously get your kid psyched up about some learnin’! They have unique organizational design and are pretty durable.  www.madpax.com They come in all kinds of styles – spiked, bubbly, stone-like, …. and no...

Sonic’s Peanut Butter Bacon Milkshake!

Sonic’s Peanut Butter Bacon Milkshake!

If you don’t know already, Sonic’s “Summer of Shakes” is probably coming to an end soon.  They basically decided to offer a bunch of new flavors that aren’t on their regular shake menu.  This means my favorite – peanut butter – is back.  However, peanut butter lovers have a few more options….. Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Fudge, Peanut Butter Cookie, Peanut Butter & Banana, Peanut Butter & Jelly…. and PEANUT BUTTER WITH BACON! I am a sucker for interesting flavors, and I already have tried many chocolate desserts that include bacon.  I decided to try it. My Impression:Overall – I would just get the peanut plain butter shake, because the bacon is virtually unnoticeable.  Bacon connoisseurs...

Technical Difficulties. This is a quick test!

Technical Difficulties.  This is a quick test!

This is a test to combat a problem with outgoing emails!  Disregard!

Candied Bacon Recipe

Candied Bacon Recipe

The sweet, salt, and crunch of this accessory can turn a dish into something spectacular!  Whole slices, broken up, or hammered into bits could change the game for your entree!   Salads, sundaes, cookies, or snacks – - – it’s an all-purpose treat!   What you need: Bacon Slices (however many you want) – Opt for the Maple kind if you want an added flavor! Gluten-free? Get GF bacon! Brown sugar (1 TBS for every 4 slices) A pan that is lined with aluminum foil.  (This will do a number on your pan if you don’t!) Preheated oven to 400 degrees   1. Lay the bacon on the pan – close together so you don’t lose as much sugar. 2. Sprinkle brown sugar  - (see above ratio)  thinly covering them. 3.  Put in oven –...

Pink Tortillas: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Pink Tortillas:  Breast Cancer Awareness Month

I never thought cafeteria food anywhere could make me this happy.  Hospital food, school food, …. never have I had such a smile on my face in regards to food on a plastic sectioned tray until yesterday.  In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I had the opportunity to eat a ham & swiss wrap secured with a PINK TORTILLA and a chocolate cookie with pink M&M’s in it to match! I see pink often these days, but I think today, this out-of-the-ordinary pink treat reminded me about monthly checks, friends who need reminders, and strong women friends who have fought this battle.  If you don’t get to enjoy something as crazy as a pink tortilla – - remember anyway.  Do what you can to remember & be aware of this senseless disease....

Bullets Make Good Smoothies: Pumpkin Spice

Bullets Make Good Smoothies:  Pumpkin Spice

If you don’t know what a Magic Bullet is, you’re missing out!  I hate cleaning a big ‘ol blender every time I wanna do something…. and I hate having to mess up more than one dish if I can help it. The Magic Bullet will mix your smoothie & let you drink it straight from the container – and it’s not as big as a blender! Pumpkin Spice Smoothie 1/2 a banana 2 heaping tablespoons of greek yogurt (plain or vanilla) 3 heaping spoonfuls of pumpkin pie filling (baking aisle) or your own mixture of pumpkin puree/spice orange juice and/or  almond milk (or real milk) – (See picture/caption below!)   SHOOT!  (just kidding – I guess it’s just “mix,” but I was still going with the bullet...