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JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 325 :: bliss -full- holiday

25 Nov

Today’s bliss…a holiday pie. 

I attempted something new tonight. A pie. Not just a pie but my mother’s pie crust and a pecan pie filling.

And I have been attempting that pie since 6PM.

First, I made an emergency trip to the store to buy a pie pan. It turns out I only own a cake pan. And it seemed silly to make a pie in a cake pan. So, Grocery Outlet to the rescue. Thank you. Done!

Then, there was a call to my sister. To confirm that the crust was setting up correctly. I texted her photos. She walked me through it over the phone and recommended a little milk. As I reached into the refrigerator for milk the phone dropped and hit the kitchen floor. And then the screen went blank.

It was now 8PM on the eve of Thanksgiving. I knew nothing would be open on Thanksgiving Day so I packed up my purse and broken phone and headed to Verizon. While driving there I got lost (of course, this is still a new town to me!). This is when I realized that I cannot navigate the world without Siri and my phone.

Around 8:30 I zoomed into the Verizon parking lot. An hour later I left with two new phones. BTW: Verizon is having a buy one get one free sale for those Black Friday shoppers out there.

Back to the pie. I have no idea how this thing is going to taste. But I know this. It’s now 11:41PM. We have two new phones, one pie coming out of the oven and a few too many glasses of wine.

Happy Holidays. Happy Eating. Happy Bliss.
Oh yeah! And this….Don’t forget to call someone you love.

More tomorrow. 
{who you gonna call?}

Jamie’s BLOG – DAY 199 :: it’s magic, a.k.a. justin gave me the recipe

16 Jul

Okay, so you asked for it! Well, maybe you didn’t ask for it, but tons of people have so….

I begged Justin for the recipe. He found a few online and then whipped together his version of it. Below. For you. A gift of sorts. Most definitely beautiful.

watermelon jalapeño mojito

1. Make simple sauce

  • 1/2 cup stevia
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 jalapeño slice

Boil in a sauce pan and simmer for 5 minutes or until it turns saucy. Refrigerate.

Justin’s note: take seeds out if you don’t want it to be spicy.

2. Mix drink

  • place 5-6 leaves in glass
  • add shot of lime
  • add rum of choice
  • add simple syrup
  • puree watermelon and pour over leaves
  • sparkling water
  • garnish with watermelon wedge and mint leaf

DRINK more, love more!


I am not the chef around here so if I missed anything let me know. Or just play with it. It’s fun. It’s cool. Refreshing. And beautiful!

More tomorrow.


{what do you have to share?}

2014 BLOG – DAY 38 :: peek performance: saving time and bananas

7 Feb

Part of peek performance is time management. 

In yesterday’s post we learned that the richest people in the form of billions and millions start their day 3 hours earlier than people with less than 3.2 million dollars in assets.

So what do you do if you don’t want to get up three hours earlier than everyone else?

Save time somewhere else.

Today, I combined my time saving skills with my food. Bananas actually. Mostly because Justin tipped me off to a cookie recipe that only takes two ingredients. And it used up those icky brown bananas.

Yes, that’s right. I said: cookies and two ingredients all in one breath.

And you know what. They taste good!

The recipe is simple: nasty, old, mushy, brown bananas + oatmeal. Mix. Flatten on a cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Gobble down.

(Plus, I used gluten free oatmeal – another recipe for peek performance.)

It’s brilliant!
Saving time and bananas all in one scoop! 

It may not make you a millionaire but it could save you some money in the banana department. And what’s better than saving time and food and money?

Next time, I will add cinnamon. Oh, geez….that’s three ingredients!

More tomorrow.
Lovemore {fearless}

{what habits will make you successful?}

BLOG – GIFT DAY 332 :: a month of inspiration :: recipe for sharing thanksgiving

28 Nov

Today, in my month-long nod to inspiration, I am inspired to share sharing.

I mean, really? Why didn’t I think of this earlier?

I am overcome with the idea of sharing today. 
For one, I have completely adored the photos posted on Facebook all day long. The food, the holiday, the snacks, the family pics, the celebration of people coming together and breaking bread, roasting turkey, watching football, revving up for Black Friday shopping deals…

It’s not just tradition. Or a day off. Or an excuse to overeat, kill turkeys and watch men in tights violently hit each other on national television.

It’s proof that we are connected.

So tonight I share what connects me to my mother — her recipes (thanks to my sister for sharing with me!).

Below is Mama Sling’s Famous Roll recipe. 
I am happy to report that my attempt turned out pleasantly surprisingly amazing! Although, I admit, not as GREAT as the way my mom would make. The taste is the same and brought back a wave of memories but there was something missing… possibly her loving touch… or a secret step not written down on the recipe card.

Taste and smell are usually the culprits for good memories, and this was no less powerful.

And now it’s my turn to make new memories… let me start by sharing with you and yours.


Mama Sling’s Rolls

1 C warm water (NOT hot-it will kill the yeast)

1 C milk

1 packet yeast

1 egg

1/2 C sugar

1/4 C oil

5-6 C flour (as needed to make dough stiff)


Dissolve yeast into warm water – add warm milk (not hot, just take off the chill so the yeast gets activated), sugar, beaten egg, and oil. Combine in flour and mix until sort of stiff. Put in a greased plastic bowl, cover and refrigerate overnight. Take out until warm to touch. Make into rolls or shape into loaves. Put shaped dough into a pan and let raise – bake at 350 degrees for approximately 20 minutes or until golden brown and thumps hollow.

If you want the secret steps in between click here.


I wish you many happy, joyous shared moments this holiday.
And thank you for letting me share!

More tomorrow.
Lovemore {fearless!}

{what to you want to share?}

BLOG – GIFT DAY 172 :: oh raspberry! recipes…

21 Jun

It’s summer! And the Garden is blooming. 
We pulled this out of The Garden today — an overflowing bowl of berries. We have so many, I’ve been looking for recipes to use them all up (before the berry bush produces even more!).

So, here’s what I’ve found around Pinterest and the web. Enjoy!

41 Raspberry Recipes

41 raspberry

Need some sweets? Check out this list from Miss Martha. Check out these 41, yes count that – fourty one! – recipes for the dear rasp.

molten chocolate cake with raspberry

molten chocolate cake

Fine Cooking shares this sweet treat. It could be called Death By Molten Chocolate with a little rasp on the side. But, man, it looks good.

stuffed raspberries

chocoloate chip inside

This treat is so sweet, I totally “get it” in one second with just a glance at the photo. Good thing too, because the website is in Russian, or something I cannot decipher. But these rasps look good in any language!

Happy summer eating!

More tomorrow.
Lovemore {fearless}
{do you have a fave berry treat?}

Day 52: the green monster

21 Feb

Green is hot.
Green is big.
Green is like, the new pink, which was the old black, which is definitely now so green.

Green is also gross.
Take it from me. If you read my previous green smoothie blender bender escapade, then you know green can taste worse than gross.  It can be all out ugly with a gag response.

It’s not easy being green.
Just ask Oster The Grouch — my new blender.

But, you know what is easy?
Following a proven recipe. Hum. Imagine that?

Bonnie to the rescue!
Bonnie, who reads this blog (and clearly has a better sense of culinary creations than I do) wrote in and encouraged me to try this little concoction:
green apple peeled
green grapes
Mango or banana (only a little)
Rice milk or coconut water or ice and water
Finished product should be smooth and tangy, not too sweet.

Bonnie was right on the money.
This smoothie was so smo00000oth, it was a home run hit right over my personal Green Monster.

Even Pup was green with envy.

Now, let’s check that scoreboard:
Green Smoothie = 1

Jamie = 1

Whether it’s baking, baseball or band camp, proven methods are always the best way to start. This is so clearly Learning 101, it’s silly, and almost embarrassing.

Makes me wonder:
Where else in my life could I save a little time and agony if I just used a proven recipe? Where would a simple recipe help you hit a home run over your own green monster?

It’s worth a try.
And tastes much sweeter.

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