Almond Butter Bites

This recipe for No Bake Energy Bars has been a staple in my kitchen for a while now. I have always used peanutbutter to make these, that is, until I made them a few weeks ago with almond butter. 

I don’t think I can ever go back.

Today I had a hankering for something sweet, nutty and just plain yummy. So I grabbed some almond butter, honey, oats and searched the pantry to see what I had. 

Ants On A Log… Remade

It’s ants on a log remade! While the traditional celery covered with peanut butter and raisins is always a hit in my book, I was looking for something a little different, a little more nutritious, and a little more filling. As a breastfeeding mama with an already high metabolism, I’m always looking for ways to pack in the nutrients while filling my constantly growling belly.

The result? Celery, nutbutter, dried cranberries and pistachios :

I started with a batch of homemade cinnamon almond butter and a container of sunbutter, as I wanted to see if one was better than the other, and spread them on my celery. I thought the almond butter logs tasted better, but the sunbutter was very tasty, too.

I added dried cranberries and grabbed some pistachios to add as well. I unshelled a bunch and ground them up in my coffee grinder. I have made these with whole pistachios as well and think they taste just as good.

Sprinkle the pistachios on top and viola, you’ll have yourself a satisfying little snack!

Car Onesie

Yesterday while Matt was busy photographing a wedding I had what I like to call a “craft-er-noon” and made this car onesie for Micah.

Well, to be honest, it was more like a “craft-er-day” since I can’t whip anything out in an afternoon anymore. It still took me all day- and that was with Micah getting lots of playtime from Grandma!

New Projects

This week I had fun making these fabric numbers from the Counting Coconuts blog with some of my crafty friends. They turned out so good and were much easier to make then I thought they would be.
This has inspired me to make Micah a set of alphabet letters. Each letter will be made out of a matching fabric. For example, E for elephant, B for bird, F for frog, etc. It will be a fun challenge to find 26 different fabrics to use! Here are some that I found today at my favorite fabric store in Cedarburg. To learn how to make your own, click here.