Diaper Genie devotees rejoice!

Up and Up Diaper Genie Refill

Up and Up Diaper Genie Refill

I was thrilled to find out Target is now selling diaper genie refills up and up style. Save money without giving up your scent smelling life saver.


Raw 4th of July Torte – a little bit of heaven!

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Visualize topped with whipped cream and blueberries…To be updated

This week I was looking for a fantastic recipe to incorporate into my Children’s Nutrition Cooking Class and found this great recipe courtesy of Whole Living

1 1/2 cups pitted dates
1/4 cup raw macadamia nuts
2 tablespoons old-fashioned rolled oats
Pinch sea salt
1 cup strawberries, hulled and thinly sliced

1. Pulse dates, nuts, oats, and salt in a food processor until combined.  If using a vitamix or other blender do not over blend.  It changes the consistency of the shell.
2. Press the date mixture into the bottom of a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan.
3. Mash half the strawberries and spread on top of date mixture. Top with remaining strawberries. Slice into rectangles

To make it my own, I made it several different ways.

1. First Instead of making bars I made them in a mini cupcake tin. First the date/macadamia nut mixture, crushed strawberries, sliced strawberries, dollop of whipped cream and topped with blueberries.

2. For a nut free facility I used gram cracker instead of nuts

3. I also tried prunes instead of dates on occasion and it worked as well.  However, the dates are preferred.


These are a healthy delicious treat and could be adapted many ways. Enjoy and please share your results!

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