Thursday, May 28, 2015

Pinterest mess yet success

I found the idea for banana pops on Pinterest this morning and decided to give it a go during Miles' nap. I'm so glad I excluded him from this activity because it didn't go as so nicely described in the blog.

Here they are, almost gone (don't mind the dinner dishes on the table). They were yummy but a pain to make. I used vanilla greek yogurt and straws instead of cake pop sticks. The biggest problem was the bananas fell off the straws as soon as they were dipped in the yogurt. I don't see how cake pop straws would have been any better but maybe they would have. So now there's a banana in the yogurt. The banana was put back on the straw and then I had to sprinkle the sprinkles instead of dipping. I was hoping the girls would be able to do it alone but not this time. Next time I will freeze the bananas for a bit to see if they stay on the straw. Or maybe I'll splurge and by cake pop sticks. 
The girls thought they tasted like popsicles .

Miles preferred to just eat the sprinkles. 

I will make them again. Fun snack that just needs some tweaking. :)

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Art Fest

Recently, Molly and Sophie put on an art show. They're always crafting and displaying art but this particular show had different motives. Money. They wanted me to purchase their art. They were pretty confident I'd give it to them also because Molly was disappointed when she had to settle for a quarter. Nice try, girls! It's not that easy to make $70 and $30. :) 

(I wish i could figure out how to flip the picture.)

Friday, May 8, 2015


Who doesn't like donuts? I mean, they are delicious and when you eat one, it's hard to just eat one. You've gotta have at least 2. The cream filled are some of my favorites but I also like a good glazed as well. The trouble with donuts is they are terribly unhealthy and not so waist-line friendly.  Miles is obsessed with donuts. He thinks they should be a staple in his diet. He asks for donuts all the time. I usually buy a package at Aldi once a week. They're only $1.89 for 15 and are decent. Not Krispy Kreme, but they work. This week I decided to buy a donut pan so I could make my own. Miles was  excited and expected donuts the minute we walked out of the store. 

We made our first batch that evening and they tasted like chocolate cake. Matt even asked if I used a box cake mix to make them. So good. But still, not healthy. Last night I set out to make them healthier and they are still good. Not quite as good but the kids didn't seem to mind. Miles is currently eating his 4th! 


I'll post the original recipe at the bottom but here is what did.

1c flour (next time I'm using whole wheat. I was out of it last night.)
1/2 t baking soda
1/4 c cocoa 
1/4 c sugar
Mix together

1 egg
1/4 c milk
6T plain greek yogurt 
1/2 t vanilla 
1/4 c unsweetened applesauce 
Mix together

Mix all together. Put in donut pan and bake for 8 min. 

I used a powdered sugar, milk, vanilla glaze after they were completely cooled.