Monday, September 16, 2013

BBQ Turkey Meatballs

I got this recipe from a close friend and adapted it to make it a bit healthier by using turkey instead of ground beef. I also used store bought BBQ sauce instead of making it from scratch. (It is more appetizing than the picture, I promise.)

3 lbs. ground turkey
1 (13 oz) can evaporated milk
2 cups oatmeal
1/2 tsp pepper
1 1/2 tsp salt
BBQ Sauce (I prefer Sweet Baby Ray's Original)

Mix all ingredients together. Grease a 9x13 and 8x8 inch pans (or something of similar sizes). Use a large cookie scoop (golf ball sized) to scoop mixture and place in baking dishes. At this point either cover with saran wrap and place in refrigerator or cover cover with BBQ sauce. Bake 1 hour at 350.

I made these Saturday evening and kept in refrigerator over night. Then on Sunday covered the turkey balls in BBQ sauce and baked. Worked great and tasted amazing.

Turkey Meatball minus the BBQ - 113 calories, 7.3 g  fat, 8.5 g protein

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Homemade Granola

I wanted a quick and easy snack that I can eat at work, home or on the go. So I made some homemade granola. Granola can be made with a variety of oats, nuts seeds, dried fruits and spices. I grabbed what I had in the cabinets and concocted this version. I plan to add some dried fruit next...after a trip to the store first.

Homemade Granola
Ingredient List
     1 cup old fashioned oats
     1 cup quick oats
     2 TBS chia seeds
     1/2 cup coconut
     1/2 cup slivered almonds, crunched up
     2 TBS pecan pieces
     1/4 cup honey
     1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with foil.
  2. Mix dry ingredients together
  3. Combine honey and EVOO
  4. Thoroughly coat the dry mix with honey & EVOO
  5. Line a cookie sheet with foil and evenly spread mixture on to it.
  6. Bake 20-25 minutes tossing granola a few times to bake it evenly.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013


I would love to work from home and today made me remembered why.  I stayed home today to be here when the cable guy came sometime within a 4 hour window. I got to work in my bed. I wore comfy clothes all day (read: t-shirt and yoga pants). I didn't have to fix my hair or put on make-up. I was able to go to the grocery store in the middle of the day instead of during rush hour. I was able to work in silence. I was able to work without any interruptions. Most of all at the end of the day I was productive and sometimes that just isn't the feeling I have when I leave the office.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Felt Heart Garland

I wanted to change up my decorations a little from last year and decided to make some heart garland. It is an inexpensive and easy project that takes maybe 20 minutes. I freehand cut the hearts while watching TV. 

Happy Valentine's Day!!