Sep 10, 2015

Fruit Salsa

Charise shared a yummy recipe with us at the reunion for fruit salsa....using only fruit and no other sweeteners. Loved it!

1 pound strawberries finely diced
1 medium Apple peeled, cored, and finely diced
half a can of drained crushed pineapple

Mix everything together (best to use a food processor for the Apple and strawberries).
Mix together well and put it in a jar in the fridge. Use within a few days. 

*Great with Stacy's cinnamon chips, vanilla wafers or homemade cinnamon chips!

Mar 13, 2015

Hawaiian Power Bites

I bought the Aussie Bites from Costco and really enjoyed them. They are a hearty and filling little mini-muffin sized granola bar muffin bite. So I looked up a homemade recipe and found this one. It isn't exact, but it still tastes great. With the coconut and apricots it tastes a little tropical to me, so I call the Hawaiian Power Bites.

1/2 c coconut oil
1/2 c pure maple syrup
1 1/2 c rolled oats
1/2 c roasted sunflower seeds
1/2 c unsweetened shredded coconut
1/3 c flaxseed, ground
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt (omit if using salted sunflower seeds)
1/2 c raisins
1/2 c dried apricots

1. Melt oil and mix with maple syrup. set aside.
2. Put all dry ingredients in a food processor.
3. Combine wet and dry ingredients.
4. Bake in mini muffin tins at 350 for 12 minutes. (we use a toaster/convection oven at 325 for 12 minutes). Makes 24. You could also just press them in a 9x9 and cut into squares for bars, but I haven't tried that with this particular recipe because I love the mini-muffin bites.

* original recipe from

Jan 6, 2015

Cran-Turkey Rollups

For the holidays my mom made her cranberry relish stuff. Nice and fresh. It was nice to eat afterwards with slices of turkey sandwich meat. So this is that idea/recipe.

1 small bag fresh cranberries
1 green apple (doesn't have to be green)
1 orange, whole
1-2 handfuls dates, pitted
Turkey sandwich meat (to roll relish up in)

1. Just blend everything together and adjust to taste. (I had to use a food processor and to the biggest, hardest stuff first, then the apples and cranberries last)
2. Use turkey sandwich meat to roll up a spoonful of cranberry relish.