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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Explore the world...with your kids

Ever wanted to travel...with your kids....around the world? Count me in! It sounds so crazy but exotic but the best way for a kid to really learn about life. Read this story of a family of 8 who travels the world and how you can start living your legend.

Monday, May 25, 2015

World's Best Norwegian Sweet Waffles - Vafler

I'm a bit of a waffle snob. I won't eat Belgian (really thick and crispy) and I don't like Eggos. I like my waffles sweet, soft and fluffy and heart shaped. Norwegian style.

My friend Darlene received this delicious recipe from her Norwegian born mother-in-law. The key ingredient? No baking powder or soda. No yeast. Just 9 whipped egg whites.

Then there's the sweetness. Like a cup and a half. Enough sugar to make your kid zip around the house frantically, way too much for a diabetic and so much that you won't reach for syrup or jam or lingonberry or whipped cream or Nutella.

Think heart shaped, fluffy pound cake. I have searched the web and have not seen a recipe like this.

Be patient. It will take 45 minutes to prep and cook all 20 waffles. For me it takes 10 minutes cuz I have four irons. See, I am waffle obsessed.

World's Best Norwegian Sweet Waffles
9 eggs
1.5 c sugar
1 stick melted butter
3 c flour (gluten free flour works too)
2 c milk
1 tablespoon vanilla sukker (vanilla sugar, available at Scandinavian specialty shops) or pure vanilla extract

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes 
Yields: 20 waffles 

Turn on your waffle iron. Preferably heart shaped or a classic one. Don't use a Belgian waffle maker as your waffles will come out crispy and not fluffy.

Separate the egg whites and beat to stiff peaks and set aside. Mix the yolks with the remaining ingredients. Once batter is mixed, fold in the egg whites lightly. Butter your iron and add an ice cream scoop of batter to the iron. Put on your favorite Pandora station. This could take you another 30 minutes to make your stack of vaflers. 

Serve immediately with butter and jam or just pop them in your mouth. Refrigerate or freeze left overs and reheat in a waffle iron or a toaster. 

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Friday, May 8, 2015

My new earrings

Hey moms! Ever wish you had your own personal stylist? Now you can. And for only 20 bucks. Fill out a profile and in a few weeks you receive 5 new pieces of clothes and accessories by mail. Learn more here

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Rainbow science jar

Rainbow science! Easy project with household items.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Stitch Fix

Just received my first shipment of clothes hand picked by my personnel stylist. Loving my silver chandelier earrings. This is the perfect service for the busy mommy who needs some new clothes but isn't sure what to buy. Just fill out the Stitch Fix Style Profile and a personal stylist will handpick a selection of five clothing items and accessories unique to your taste, budget and lifestyle. Buy what you like and return the rest. Learn more here

Monday, April 13, 2015

Umpqua oatmeal

Have been sharing Umpqua oatmeal with my friends. This is so much better than instant oatmeal packets. #umpqua

Friday, January 23, 2015

TV is a reward

When we get home from school, before the TV is turned on... I have the girls clean up a section of the house that they have destroyed. Set the timer and they move quicker. 

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