Raspberry and Nut Smoothie

Another one from Real Simple. This one was a big hit with Simon. Ingredients: 3/4 cup milk 3/4 cup frozen raspberries 1/2 banana 1 tablespoon nut butter 1 tablespoon agave nectar or honey Directions: Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and frothy.

Kale-Apple Smoothie

Simon and I have been making smoothies together. I found several combinations to try in the February issue of Real Simple. I like that these are single-serving recipes, not that I couldn’t experiment or cut them down myself, but I do tend to make about three servings when I’m just throwing things together. This particular…

Sour Cream Apple Pie I

I made the *wrong pie* tonight and I’m still kind of irritated about it. Honestly, I’m the only one who thought it wasn’t right. The problem was that I couldn’t locate the original recipe on allrecipes.com and went with another that seemed right, but clearly wasn’t. I came home after dinner, obsessed a bit more…

Holiday Green Beans

It’s official: Needs More Butter has become my virtual three-ring binder. My original binder is practically obsolete and it’s high time I transfer a few tried-and-true recipes. Here is my favorite special green bean recipe. It’s a wonderful replacement for green bean casserole during the holidays. 2lb fresh green beans 2 T butter 1 C…

Homemade Playdough

With this winter storm I can only imagine the number of times “homemade playdough” or some variation has been googled in the past few days. There are lots of recipes out there, and this is the first one we’ve tried, but it was a winner for us. I just left it white this time, but…