April 26, 2013

Frozen Mixed Berry Smoothie

Super Simple Mixed Berry Smoothie | Tried & Twisted

Life doesn't always have to be complicated. Sometimes, the simple things can create dramatic results.

Spring season is here and winter hibernation is over. As soon as the winter gray leaves, I crave healthy delicious salads, fruit, and long runs at the park. Such little changes really add up and shave off the lethargic winter body. Each quick change adds up to a big difference.

One quick little recipe to keep trim and fit while not wasting any time is this Super Simple Mixed Berry Smoothie. It only takes four ingredients and five minutes for a refreshing icy treat that really hits the spot after a long run. 

April 15, 2013

Easy Peanut Butter Fudge

Easy 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge | Tried & Twisted

Fudge. It's one of life's simple, pure, unadulterated pleasures. While I covet the precious magical dessert, I had never attempted to replicate it myself. 

Perhaps it was intimidation. After all, how can anyone compete with Grandma's recipe? Perhaps it was a lingering suspicion from my childhood that perhaps the fudge was magical, like in the book No Such Thing as a Witch by Ruth Chew, and if I dappled with the delicate formula, I would end up becoming a mouse.

Whatever the reason for my hesitation, I put it all behind me to attempt a batch because my husband had the craving and because I had all the ingredients I needed. This recipe is so simple, there's no reason not to make your own too.

April 13, 2013

Focus on the Light

Tragedy strikes, but learn to focus on the light

My camera and I have been through a lot together. My little Canon PowerShot has scaled mountainous waterfalls, darted between the waves of the ocean, and explored an abandoned coal breaker in search of adventure and the perfect angle. My little Canon has put up with scratches, dirt, and drops without a single complaint. Until now...

April 8, 2013

DIY Flower Pot Wreath

DIY Flower Pot Wreath | Featured on Tried & Twisted

Last month's feature series was all about baking macarons and, after so many recipes, I nearly forgot that I also share crafts here on Tried & Twisted. It was my ambition to have a grand craft ready to share with you all today.

But as is often the case here on T&T, expectations don't always work according to plan. Some technical difficulties arose after dropping my camera in batter. Oh, the troubles of a food blogger! My latest craft is now locked in limbo, like jpegs in purgatory.

Wait, don't leave yet! I have a volunteer from the audience. Today's craft comes from Faye, my Momma and crafting sensei. She just finished a new wreath for her front door which is perfect for springtime and surprisingly easy. Let's take a look!