I was challenged to give up my car for three days. This certainly was no easy task. In fact when I first heard the challenge I almost laughed it off and thought it would be completely impossible. That said, I enjoy a good bet and was up to the task. Fortunately it’s summer and I don’t have as many obligations as we do during the school year, and I gave it a go. I quickly was reminded what it was like to be without a car again, as I was there many times in my own life. I can’t say that I missed being with and out are, but it certainly does make things more interesting. Here are the five things I learned from giving up my car for three days.
There is nothing like a great slightly warm brownie to add a treat to my day! However, there are days where I would prefer a different flavor than just chocolate. I love chocolate but, I can only eat so much of it and I am pretty partial to Red Velvet. This recipe is perfect to make brownies in any flavor that you would like. It also only requires a few ingredients and is low maintenance.
This smooth ice cream is a cool indulgence for special occasions. Passion fruit grows on pretty vines at The ranch. The pulp boasts significant amounts of beta-carotene, vitamin c, and fiber, and a tart, floral flavor that’s a winning contrast to the sweet coconut. if you can’t get your hands on a passion fruit, the ice cream is good layered with banana, kiwi, and mango slices to create a tropical banana split, or simply top with fresh berries.
Looking for ways to power your family in the new school year? Join us for the #ShareTheSuper twitter party on 8/20 at 1pm EST to share tips and ideas on bringing the super out in your family and the chance to win prizes! We look forward to seeing you there!
Dash of Sun
If you are a fan of almonds, you will love this easy almond cake recipe. Calling it a cake is a stretch – it’s in between a cake and a cookie bar. This is a rich, decadent treat and a little goes a long way.
Our family loves to BBQ and have friends and family over to enjoy the summer weather and time off. I do always feel like it is a good time to try out and test new recipes or ideas, since I have a willing crowd. Summer to me means watermelon and fruit salads, but here is a fun twist that I made and worked as the perfect edible centerpiece and got a good reaction from kids.
We have a special guest post today. I’ve recently had the pleasure of getting to know Jennifer and asked if she’d be interested in guest blogging for us! She gladly accepted. When she mentioned this recipe, I knew she needed to feature it… ASAP! Hope you enjoy!
I saw pictures of a casserole based on the traditional Meatball Submarine Sandwich. It seemed like a great idea that would be perfect to feed everyone and easy enough on a busy night. I also found that it made so much that it was used the next day in lunches.
Just in Thyme
Summer is here!! Getting outdoors and breathing in the fresh air is healthy for you and your kids. There are a myriad of things to do outdoors, whether you are in the city or in the country. If you’re looking for some new ideas to get your family moving outdoors, try these simple, yet fun ideas: