Treasured by Holly


A must visit and a little treasure

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Last week when I was on my way home from SNAP I couldn't help but make a side trip. Heber City is one of my most favorite cities in the world. Just south of Park City Utah it is a second home to me. My parents are both from there so I spent the majority of my youth there vacationing. Now that all of my grandparents are deceased I don't make it up there as much as I would like. So as I was headed down I-15 looking east to Timpanogos I naturally took the exit. I called my Aunt and cousins and was all smiles as I entered the valley.

It was amazing to be able to spend a couple of hours feeling like I'd come home. It was a great re-charge of my system. Especially when I was able to spend a little time here:

They were a very important in my life and miss them daily!!

On a much happier note my cuz gave me the most fabulous little treasure...a recipe. Any of you who are lucky enough to visit Heber they have a most amazing burger joint called Dairy Keen. They posted a few of their recipes in the local newspaper and the name alone had me excited...Waffle French Toast!!

 Waffle French Toast
Makes 5 Slices

2 Eggs
1/4 cup Milk
1 tsp Sugar
1 tsp Cinnamon
5 slices of Bread

Preheat your waffle iron. Spray with cooking spray. Mix the egg, milk, sugar, cinnamon together in a bowl that will fit the bread. Dip the bread into the egg mixture, turn the bread over to cover all the bread. Place the soaked bread into a pre-heated waffle iron. Close the lid and press down slightly. Cook for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Open the lid and remove. Enjoy with maple syrup or powdered sugar.

They are amazing!! My kids couldn't get enough and neither could I :)

To new things and old favorites

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Anyone who knows me or at least has been out to eat with me knows that I am one picky eater. I order the same foods, I make the same foods, tried and true through and through! But due to Bryce's International Day project I branched out to my Aunt for some help. Bryce chose Greece for his country and I just so happened to have an Uncle that was from Greece. Unfortunately he has passed, but my Aunt was the next best thing. She had oodles of information for us and some great recipes for us to try. The one we went with is called "Koulourakia" or Easter cookies. I was thoroughly amazed at how good they really were. I mean, granted, they're not chocolate chip. But I really liked them!! If you ever feel like a little something different, I would definitely recommend these little treasures.

Koulourakia (Easter Cookies) 5 dozen
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
6 eggs
1/2 cup milk
4 tsp baking powder
8 cups flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp allspice
2 tbsp anise

2 egg yolks (I omitted this)
sesame seeds (I omitted this)
powdered sugar

Cream butter add sugar - mix. Add eggs, milk, vanilla and anise. Combine flower, baking powder, cinnamon and allspice. Mix well. Kneed dough and add additional flour until no longer sticky. Roll into 1 inch balls. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. When cool roll in powdered sugar. If using the egg and seeds: baste cookies with yolk then roll in sesame seeds finish by sprinkling with powdered sugar.

Now with the something new comes tried and true. I have to include my all time favorite recipe - Seven Layer Bars.

Seven Layer Bars
1/4 cup Butter (melted)
1 cup Graham Cracker Crumbs
1 cup Coconut
1 15oz can Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 6oz package Chocolate Chips
1 6oz package Butterscotch Chips
1 cup chopped pecans

Layer in order listed in a 9x13 pan. Press ingredients together. Bake at 350' for 30 minutes.

One word...YUMMY!!

Fit Friday

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I have been such a slacker lately, but I really want to get back to my Fit Friday posts. I recently made a new discovery while at Weight Watchers the other day. Yes I had a little too much fun this summer and have a bit of weight to lose. 10 lbs to be exact, yikes! When did that happen :(

Anyway, I'm back to the grind and back to Weight Watchers. Now on to my discovery. I wish I could take the credit, but nope it belongs to somebody else, but I am absolutely in love with it. It is a recipe for a 2 point cake. It is quick, it is easy, and it is delicious!! All you do is take one box of Angel food cake mix (off brand is best) and one box of any other flavor of cake mix. I have been using German Chocolate, but my friends have all tried other flavors ie lemon, strawberry, vanilla and say they're just as good. Mix the cakes together...dry, and pour the mixture into a container. This mix will last you awhile so make sure it shuts tight.

Now to make the cake you get a mug and spray it with Pam and then take 1/3 cup of the dry mix and 2 tbsp of water and mix them together right in the mug. Place the mug in the microwave and cook for 1 minute, done. That's all.

I usually put a little cool whip on top and if it's Sunday (my extra points day) I will add a 1/2 cup ice cream, yum!!

Happy St. Patty's Day

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I had no idea that St. Patty's day was such a big deal!! I got on Facebook this morning and came to the conclusion that I was seriously lacking in my creative mommy skills. In order for the day to not be a total wash I whipped these up for an after dinner snack :)

Of course I had to raid my mom's cookie cutter supply. She has had this shamrock cutter since before I can remember and boy was I thankful she still had it!! The kiddos really want to frost them so I will include that as part of this evenings activities. Jill and the kids are headed home tomorrow so we are having a sleepover of all sleepovers to celebrate!! My only much sleep I will be getting tonight ;)