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Lily’s Sloppy Joes & Corn on the Cob

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This means KID FRIENDLY
I know it looks like a small meal, but I was happy happy happy that she ate 2 of each. And she had yogurt for dessert :D
(BTW, easy to change up for adults with ingredients like green peppers, chilies, spicier, etc..)

Lily’s Sloppy Joe’s

Ingredients:

2 Lbs. ground beef
1/4 onion, chopped, small dice
1 cup ? Ketchup
1/4 cup Heinz® Tomato Ketchup Blended with Balsamic Vinegar
1 Tbsp. Sweet Baby Ray’s Original BBQ Sauce
1 Tbsp. yellow mustard
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 Tsp. Garlic powder
1 Tsp. Onion Powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. Fresh ground black pepper
Dash cayenne pepper
★ hamburger buns

Instructions:

Fry ground beef and onion in a large skillet until onions become clear and beef is browned. Add ketchup, balsamic ketchup,  mustard, sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, black pepper, and cayenne. Simmer for at LEAST 30 mintues. The longer it simmers the better.

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I’m out of propane so it’s the old standby stovetop version :D

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Here I go again…too many snapshots of same thing lol
But I like looking at photos of #food aka #foodporn
And I tried a different “process” with green tint on some. Just playing around…now that I’m done eating.
BTW…not much is better thn fresh sweet snappy corn with real butter & sea salt ♥ Maybe #bacon & correctly grilled #porterhouse.

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Strawberry Granita

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I give :D it’s been 111º & up so it wants to melt fast. Sooo…switch to a glass, of course

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Recipe adapted from epicurious
Loosely … again! Me & my not measuring! Eyeballed :D

But here’s actual recipe ~

Ingredients:

1 cup hot water
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 cups sliced hulled strawberries (1 pound whole berries) plus additional berries for garnish

Preparation:

Stir first 3 ingredients in small bowl until sugar dissolves. Blend 3 cups strawberries in processor until smooth. Add sugar syrup and blend until combined.Pour mixture into 13x9x2-inch nonstick metal baking pan. Freeze until icy around edges, about 25 minutes. Using fork, stir icy portions into middle of pan. Freeze until mixture is frozen, stirring edges into center every 20 to 30 minutes, about 1 1/2 hours. Using fork, scrape granita into flaky crystals. Cover tightly and freeze. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Keep frozen.) Scrape granita into bowls. Garnish with berries and serve.
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What possessed me to use my slap chopper instead of my food processor? #smh idk

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TaaDaa….

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I didn’t save strawberries & no fresh mint. So I picked (in the dark, among the scorpions) a little leaf of my sweet basil. Gosh I love the smell of that stuff! I could wear for perfume & be happy all day :D

I’m so glad I left pieces…lot’s of pieces of strawberries in it.
Nom-nom

(Pssssst…..I lost my patience, I’ll add another pic tomorrow of it more frozen…crystallized.)


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Lily Nicole goin “Whaaa?”


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Chicken Tortilla Soup

dawnspitfire:

Yumm #recipesave & share :D

Originally posted on Starving Kitten:

We sometimes get requests from our loyal readers for certain recipes and one we recently received was for chicken tortilla soup. This worked out perfectly because I happen to be a huge fan of tortilla soup  and I have never made it before. So, I happily took on this challenge and made it on a very cold Sunday afternoon.

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Watch “John Besh: New Orleans’ Best Jambalaya” on YouTube

dawnspitfire:

Refresher…
I made #jambalaya again, so I thought I’d reblog to bring it back up to more recent posts. Just as a “dinner idea reminder”.
Oh & next day for brunch?
Fried egg on top. Tomorrow? #CajunScramble !
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Originally posted on dawnspitfire's blog:

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:D yummy

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Next time…I’m going with Chef John Besh ♥

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And I did :-D
Just some snapshots of my #jambalaya that I made today → 7/25/2014

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It’s good & #spicy ♡

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Watch “How To Yoga Stretches for Low Back Pain & Sciatic…” on YouTube

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I’ve been doing physical therapy and yoga for my back (& it helps all around really), so I’m posting this as a save for myself. Hey…maybe it’ll be helpful or inspirational to someone else at the same time :D
Maybe?
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*note- important :-D
I utilize the service as shown in this video also → http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EACdA8qDgg

BTW, pics are not examples of what’s in videos. No…that’s just grandma chillin & granddaughter thinking it’s somethin somethin else.
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How To Yoga Stretches for Low Back Pain & Sciatic…: http://youtu.be/9f1Y4OV3QlA

Original Post- http://andpaintreatment.com/2014/07/watch-how-to-yoga-stretches-for-low-back-pain-sciatic-on/#comment-117

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Treating Sciatic Nerve Pain Through Water Therapy: http://youtu.be/AFNl8k2hx4E

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#Yoga Workout | Low Back Pain Stretches Routine, H…: http://youtu.be/ue_vHLkMgzg

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Pilates for Lower #BackPain: http://youtu.be/FVtNLwundu4

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When a 10 year old is snapping pics…you never know what you’ll get!

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Beginner #Pilates #Exercise For Perfect Posture- Co…: http://youtu.be/eplZywfWJyM

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I really am lol
Grandma has a sense of #humor.
Okay…& maybe a little #craycray?

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This kid is stalking me :D

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That’s it! I’m sticking to yoga clothing or swimsuit from now on!

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SLIMMER, STRONGER BODY in 40 min. BEST BEGINNER P…: http://youtu.be/IaFIE-eMvV8

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Lemon Granita

GRANITA DI LIMONE ~
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EASY & DELICIOUS…
SO REFRESHING!
…..I know supposed to remove lemon zest but they looked so good to me, so “lemony”
:D …Next time

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Ingredients

2 to 3 large lemons
1 cup filtered or bottled still water (not distilled)
1/3 cup superfine granulated sugar

Preparation

With a vegetable peeler remove zest in long pieces from 2 lemons. Squeeze 1/2 cup juice from lemons.In a small heavy saucepan heat water and sugar, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Stir in zest and transfer syrup to a bowl to cool. Chill syrup, covered, until cold. Discard zest and stir in lemon juice.

Best in a glass or paper cup. So you can use both a spoon & a straw :D

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Pssst….start with FRESH good water :D

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Just checking…; D
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& scraping………

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& checking :D

This quick easy version is adapted from epicurious recipes. Can’t beat it’s ease. Although it is a small amount, but it works for me! :D
(I’m so glad I froze a lot of my lemons!) ♡

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SO REFRESHING!

Always hits the spot! Rather as a palate cleanser or that lite perfect refreshment when it’s hot!


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OLIVE OIL

#EVOO & MUCH MORE! I’m talkin #AWESOMESAUCE here!
DOLCE VITA ITALIAN GROCER

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http://www.dolcevitaitaliangrocer.com/
In #Mesa #Arizona , on Brown RD, near #FalconField

I still love the QUEEN CREEK OLIVE MILL in Queen Creek Arizona ♥ They have items, awesome items, that can’t be found anywhere else
BUT… if you’re  looking for #Italian → this Italian Grocer ( DOLCE VITA ITALIAN GROCER) is BETTER!
And it has an Italian Ice cream shop connected! #Gelato! …..
http://www.gelatodolcevita.com/
#justsayin :D

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AND… Gilbert Olive Oil , in Gilbert Arizona, is awesome too; with GREAT variety & quality! They show you just how much it MATTERS to have the good stuff!
And from around the world ♥

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I love #FIGS (& #dates) just threw that in hahaha :D yumm!

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