9 Years!

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We can hardly believe it’s been 9 years! Happy Anniversary to us!

This year we celebrate at the cabin in Bear Lake. While there enjoyed some famous raspberry shakes, took a long walk, read, and just enjoyed the peaceful setting by the lake. Seriously, it’s one on the most peaceful places on earth!

 

 

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Ragnar Trail

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Checked off another item on the bucket list! Well, maybe it only counts as half a check… Over the weekend, Dan and I headed down to Zions to so that I could run the Ragnar Trail with Josh & Tara’s team. I successfully ran the 3 mile and 8 mile trail, but sadly the race was cancelled before I could run my last 4 miles. Although I was super bummed I didn’t get to finish, I am thankful they stopped the race because I didn’t have the right apparel to run in the snow! (saved me from looking like a quitter ha!) Guess I’ll just have to try again next year!

 

 

2013

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Sorry everyone, looks like I haven’t updated the blog in a LONG time. I bet you’re wondering what we’ve been up to…

Check out our annual video!

Zucchini Bread

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breadWe’ve got so much zucchini and what is a girl to do!? Make zucchini bread of course!

After much deliberation, I decided to make two kinds because both recipes sounded delicious. One was a Paula Deen recipe that I made with walnuts. The other was a chocolate chip zucchini bread recipe I found on Pinterest.

I made them both in mini loafs so I could spread the calories to my friend and family! Luckily, they thanked me 🙂

I’ve got to say, both breads were delicious and have made my “make it again” list. However, the Paula Deen zucchini bread recipe was totally my favorite of the two. I loved the sweetness with the hint of nutmeg and cinnamon. Plus, eating it while it was still warm… heaven! Really, you’ve got to make it; you can thank me later!

Enjoy!

Alissa

Gourmet Popcorn

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Party, party, party! This year Dan and I had a Belated Birthday Bash BBQ and outdoor movie night. I figured it was the perfect time to test out some 946911_10152976035500316_1249586162_ngourmet popcorn recipes I found on Pinterest. Here’s what I made and how I would rate them.

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Marshmallow Brown Sugar Popcorn

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup corn kernels
  • 1 Stick butter
  • 8 oz marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

Directions:

  1. Pop popcorn
  2. Heat the butter in a small sauce pan until melted.
  3. Add marshmallow and brown sugar and stir until it turns into a thin sauce.

Note: I put mine in the fridge because it was so gooey. It helped somewhat. Just expect to have sticky fingers when consuming.

Stars: 3.5 / 5

Smoky Bacon Popcorn with Burnt Sugar and Sea Salt

CLICK HERE for the recipe! Note: Best if eaten right away!

Stars: 4 / 5

Sriracha Basil Popcorn  

CLICK HERE for the recipe! I’m not a hot person, but this one wasn’t bad at all. If you choose to make this one be prepared to eat it right away. My popcorn shriveled up and the longer it sat the more gross it looked.

Stars: 3 / 5

Rosemary White Truffle Popcorn

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup corn kernels
  • 1 table spoon margarine
  • 2 tablespoons white truffle oil
  • 2 tablespoons rosemary
  • salt to taste

Directions:

  1. Pop popcorn
  2. Heat the margarine in a small bowl in the microwave for 30 seconds, or until melted.
  3. Add the truffle oil to the margarine and mix together. Pour mixture onto the popcorn and shake it for even distribution. Season with salt, rosemary, and serve.

Stars: 5 / 5

Sea Salt & Butter Popcorn 

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup corn kernels
  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • Sea salt to taste

Directions:

  1. Pop popcorn
  2. Heat the butter in a small bowl in the microwave for 30 seconds, or until melted.
  3.  Season with salt and serve.

Stars: 5 / 5

Sea Salt & Caramel 

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup corn kernels
  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • 8 oz caramel
  • Sea salt to taste

Directions:

  1. Pop popcorn
  2. Heat the butter in a small sauce pan until melted.
  3. Add caramel to melted butter and stir into a sauce
  4. Pour mixture onto the popcorn and shake it for even distribution. Season with salt and serve!

Stars: 3.5 / 5

 

Zucchini Tots

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I came across this zucchini tot recipe on Pinterest, and since our garden is producing so much zucchini I just had to make them. The recipe was easy to follow, and I was pleased with my end results. They were crunchy, zesty, and a hint of sharpness from the cheese. Of course I added garlic, because garlic is awesome. I thought it would be a good addition and indeed it was delicious. Over the past few weeks, I have made this recipe a few times with a few variations. Personally yellow onions, parmesan, garlic, and panko style bread crumbs make the best tots. Note: If you make them, be sure to pat off as much water as possible from the shredded zucchini. Otherwise, you’ll get soggy tots (boo!). CLICK HERE for the recipe and enjoy!

 p.s. Try them with an aioli sauce… you’ll thank me 😉

tots