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  1. Apple Pie Green Smoothie

    October 26, 2014 by pb&v

    On weekday mornings, my mom leaves for work around 7:50 or 8 in the morning, but I don’t leave for class until around 8:45, so I usually opt to help her get ready in the morning by making a delicious breakfast to help her get through the school day with those oh so lovely high school students. It’s usually either a jar or overnight oats or a big ‘ole green smoothie because these are easily taken to be eaten at school. The smoothies are a popular choice, especially since we ordered those fancy jar lids with the straws! Like anyone, she has her favorite smoothie flavors: pineapple mango and chocolate cherry, but really who doesn’t love those flavors? This morning, however, I decided to make her an apple pie smoothie because, well, we still have a butt load of apples in the fridge. I’ve been a baking fool lately and we still have a fridge full of apples!



    I stole a little sip of this one before popping a lid on it and oh my…. it was so delicious I would’ve made one for myself if I hadn’t already started making my oatmeal! I even got a text after my first class saying it was delicious! It was like having dessert for breakfast, which is definitely necessary when sending someone off to high school for the day 😛 I hadn’t had my first slice of apple pie until a couple months ago and this tastes just like that pie in liquid form. I definitely see many more of these smoothies in our future! Maybe even for dessert next time.



  2. Easy Homemade Apple Butter

    October 21, 2014 by pb&v

    Fall is finally here!! The weather is finally cooling off, the leaves are changing colors and falling, I can wear flannel button downs and sweaters all the time. Oh Fall, how I love thee. Not only do I love the weather, I love all the fun things that come with fall. Raking leaves and jumping in them, pumpkin spice EVERYTHING, going to the pumpkin patch, Halloween, curling up by the fire, Thanksgiving, and, most importantly, apples. That being said, I’m ready to jump right into Fall!


    Last Sunday, we decided to pack up early in the morning and head for the mountains for some good old family apple picking. We’d never been before and thought it would be a fun experience, which it totally was. The mountains were just beautiful!

    Apple Picking


  3. Strawberry Milkshake

    September 16, 2014 by pb&v

    Back in July I went to the dentist for my regularly scheduled cleaning, only to find out that my wisdom teeth were starting to make their first appearance, meaning I was due for some X-rays. I went in later that week expecting the usual “oh you should probably get those taken out soon,” but instead I got a “holy crap, you have teeth in your nose!!” Then I remembered…. I never lost my top baby cuspid teeth. The adult teeth now reside aaaalll the way up in my nose. Turns out the dentist wasn’t even worried about my wisdom teeth coming in, but something has to be done about those teeth in my nose.


    See! Look at that! It’s crazy, man!


  4. Peach Pie Oatmeal

    August 8, 2014 by pb&v

    One of my favorite things about summer is all the fresh, local produce we load up on. Among all the various fruits and vegetables, peaches have always been a favorite. Going peach picking is definitely a highlight of the summer because, seriously, who doesn’t love a nice juicy peach fresh off the tree? Nobody. I get so excited while picking them that I can’t even wait until we get home to dig in and end up picking a couple off the tree and eating them like an apple while I continue to pick. Mmmmmm, peaches.


  5. Heart Healthy Green Smoothie

    August 7, 2014 by pb&v


    Premature Ventricular Contractions (PVCs) is a heart condition where you have an irregular heartbeat that consists of a normal beat, followed by an extra beat, a slight pause, and very strong normal beat. It basically feels like your heart skips a beat when it happens. It aggravated my mom for several months, so she decided to cut out sugar and processed foods and BAM! Problem solved!

    Or so we thought…