March Photo Challenge 2019

March Photo Challenge 2019

If you’re reading this, then I have successfully made it through 25% of my 365-day photo challenge.  This is not an April fools joke;  I actually did take a photo every day in January, February, and now March.

Simple Joy Saturday #52

Simple Joy Saturday #52

In 2019, I am posting a roundup of “simple joys” on the last Saturday of every month. Feel free to share your own simple joys in the comments!

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Enjoyable Reads

The 100 Books Bucket List brought some good reads (or listens) this month.  Here are my top three recommendations:

  1. My Man Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
  2. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  3. Winnie the Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne

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Peanut Butter Krispie Treats

Peanut Butter Krispie Treats

We have almost reached the end of National Peanut Month, and I have yet to post a recipe that includes peanuts.

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Today that changes!

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White Chocolate Funfetti Popcorn

White Chocolate Funfetti Popcorn

Popcorn is good on its own, but the addition of white chocolate and sprinkles makes it birthday-week-worthy.

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I shared this popcorn with the third- and fourth-graders at my church, and they could not quit eating it!  I lost count of how many times I heard, “Can I have some more popcorn?”

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30 before 30: Four-Year Update

30 before 30: Four-Year Update

Before I begin, allow me to express my shock that I am twenty-four years old!  I feel old…but also young…sort of rickety…but also fresh… Can anyone relate?

Anyway…you’re here to read about the exciting things I did this year.  Here you go:

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Green Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Green Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

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I wonder why some ice cream companies dye their mint ice cream green and other companies make white mint ice cream.  Personally, I don’t think the color affects the flavor–I love a few scoops of white mint ice cream from Breyer’s as much as I love a green mint Klondike bar.   This month, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to make green mint chocolate chip cookie bars for St. Patrick’s Day.

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Mint Chocolate Smoothie

Mint Chocolate Smoothie

If you are only here for the recipe, you can find it below the next picture.  If you want to read about how I went a little mint crazy last fall, keep scrolling!

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 overripe banana, sliced and frozen
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
  • 1/2 scoop protein powder (optional)
  • 2 large handfuls of spinach (for the green color, optional)

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