Breakfast Banana Split Sundaes

Breakfast Banana Split Sundeas

What child doesn’t want to have dessert for breakfast? With just a few simple ingredients and a little presentation they can!

DSC_7108aMy boys love the Fage Fruyo Vanilla Greek Yogurt. It is incredibly thick and rich and filled with vanilla bean. It makes a great base for all kinds of breakfast combinations and even night time treats.

Simply fill a sundae glass up with the yogurt.

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Casey loves to help me in the kitchen so he was on banana slicing duty this morning.

DSC_7114aFor toppings we added the sliced bananas, fresh blueberries, and granola with flaxseeds. A tiny drizzle of chocolate syrup topped it all off and ramped up the fun factor. A drizzle of chocolate syrup will usually win over even the pickiest of eaters. Plus they never need to know that they are actually eating a breakfast filled with protein, potassium, calcium, anti-oxidants, and omega 3’s.

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Breakfast was a hit!

~Tina

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How to Save Your Clothes From Set In Grease Stains

How to Save Your Clothes

It’s amazing really. I own three aprons. Yes, really, three, and do I ever remember to use then when I am cooking? No, not really. So it should come as no surprise that I am always getting grease spots on my clothes from cooking, or the occasional dropping of a meatball down the front of my shirt.

Further, I switched to strictly organic laundry products a couple of years ago because of sensitivity issues for both myself and my youngest. I love my Ecos and Honest laundry products for daily washing, but I can’t lie, quite often the products aren’t strong enough to remove set in grease. So, I was intrigued when my sister shared with me her results from using Dawn dish soap on spots, a trick she picked up from Pinterest.

I decided to try it out on two of my favorite knit tops that I used to wear all the time but were now no longer usable for work because the stains were too obvious.

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It was incredibly easy.  All I had to do was pour the Dawn right on to the stains and let it sit for about ten minutes. Then I used the kitchen brush to give each stain a quick scrub. I only took the brush back and forth about five or six times because I didn’t want to damage the fabric.

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After that I tossed the shirts into the machine with some other items that needed a wash along with a bit of Ecos detergent. After they tumbled dry I pulled them out and searched for the stains.  I was really happy with the result. The stains are about 95% gone.  You have to be looking for them to actually spot them. So now instead of having two shirts for the Salvation Army I now have two shirts that are back in my closet and ready to be worn to work.

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I have since worn these shirts and I can say that I did not have a reaction from the Dawn dish soap. The amount needed to remove the stains wasn’t enough to make my clothes give me a reaction. However, if you think you might have a reaction from the Dawn I would recommend rinsing some of the soap out of the garments after it soaks and then wash as usual.

Hope this tip helps save your laundry as it has mine.

~Tina

 

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