For the love of smoothies

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I must admit I’ve always been more of a milkshake kind of woman but this bluberry-banana smoothie won me over. I’ve never been great at measuring out ingredients but here’s a somewhat accurate rundown:

Blueberry-Banana Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • Small/Large handful frozen blueberries [to taste]
  • 1/2 C plain yogurt
  • Small dash of milk
  • 1/2 to 1 TSP pure vanilla extract [to taste]
  • 1 1/2 TBS sugar
  • 1 C ice
  • Whipped cream

Instructions:

  • Keep in mind this is an approximation.
  • I placed all of the ingredients in the blender in that order. Might not make a difference which way you do it but I like what I like.
  • Blend until everything is mixed.
  • Taste and add more sugar if needed.
  • Add more milk to thin out/ice to thicken.
  • Add whipped cream. Because what doesn’t taste better with whipped cream.
  • ENJOY.

Let me know how it works out for you.

bon appetit! xoxo, muki

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me and my big mouth

i don’t know what it is about me that just LOVES to be a “yes man.” i’m going to a surprise birthday party for my pastor’s wife tomorrow and i agreed to make the cake…

from scratch…

and it’s chocolate…

mind you, i’m as adventurous as the next person. and i love cooking/baking from scratch. but for some reason which escapes my grasp i have yet to ever make a chocolate cake from scratch. and now i have to make one by tomorrow at 6.

looks like i’ll be doing lots of trial bakes between now and tomorrow. only problem is, i am going to end up eating more cake than is probably healthy during the process have no idea what i’m going to do with all that extra cake.

if you have any good recipes, now would be the time to help me out. Lord knows i don’t have time to go off the cuff with this one. especially not with this many people coming…

this shouild be interesting. let the games begin!

bon appetit! xoxo, muki

homemade pizza [sort-of]

for a while now i’ve been loving homemade pizza of all kinds [from store-bought ingredients to totally from scratch.] today i was feeling somewhat lazy so i bought my favorite pre-made dough from my favorite store, mozzarella, red onion, chicken, green pepper, mushrooms,  a freshly picked tomato, and (to try something a little different) a new pizza sauce:

two words: great success!

while it wasn’t the prettiest pizza i’ve ever made, it sure smelled/tasted delicious. i went downstairs looking for my camera before i remembered that the battery is somewhere in one of the many yet to be unpacked boxes lying around this house [moving sucks!]. by the time i got back a slice was already gone. so the following is a poor excuse for a picture but considering the poor lighting and the fact that it’s a camera phone i think its pretty darn good:

like i said, not a great picture but a delicious pizza!

so if you’re stumped on pizza toppings, try that combination. you won’t be disappointed.

bon appetit! xoxo, muki