Monday Mixture - Spring Break, Pecans, & More

Stir together lime juice, olive oil, paprika, salt, chili powder, and ground red pepper. Add pecans; toss. Spread in a lightly greased aluminum foil-lined jelly-roll pan. Bake at 350° for 12 to 14 minutes or until pecans are toasted and dry, stirring occasionally. Cool completely.


*Adapted from Southern Living Chili Lime Pecans


2. Cooking with Kids.  Tomorrow is a big day for Little Miss Mixture.  She enjoys cooking and for over a year, we have promised her a cooking class.  No, I am not that bad with fulfilling my promises.  In fact it is just the opposite. I have signed her up twice before at the local Whole Foods and each time she has been disappointed by the Cancellation email.  Here it is late afternoon on the day before and we have not received any emails, so it seems she will be participating in the "Around the World" cooking class.  Check back for a report on how her first formal cooking class went.

3. The Vitamix phenomenon continues.  In one of my first post, I referenced my reluctance to spend the small fortune on a Vitamix.  However after the sticker shock was subdued by the delightful easy concoctions I have continued to enjoy it day after day.  Recently I feel as if the fad continues and I have to ask myself how long will this go on?  On two different occasions this weekend the conversation revolved around the machine and how it transforms food. I am looking forward to sharing some newly created smoothie recipes.

4. A new playlist is necessary for a road trip and Little Miss Mixture has reached that age where she is starting to enjoy real music.  Spring Break, Warmer Weather, and Fun Music of course means we needed to download HAPPY.  As I was working on uploading some photos, I ran across one of my first food photos from a few years ago when I considered the whole blogging thing and then never acted upon it.  Everyone loves rice krispies treats, and who could resist one that puts a smile on your face.    


Happy Spring Break

Happy Passover

Happy Spring






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