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July, 2012  // Posts published in July, 2012

31 Jul Beef, Food | 3 comments

Okinawan Taco Rice aka “Okinawan Takoraisu”

I spent three amazing years living in Okinawa, Japan. I loved it so much, that when it was time to move to our next duty station, I cried and cried. Four years after our move, the kids and I still […]


Caprese Salad Sandwich

I love, love, love Caprese salads, but for the most part they are not filling enough, to me, to be considered a full meal, so when I saw a Caprese Salad Sandwich on the menu at a restaurant I knew […]


27 Jul Drinks, Food | 1 comment

Todd’s Pimm’s Cocktail

Olympics Countdown: Days – 0, Hours – 0, Minutes – 0 I’m so excited I’m just going to come out and admit I’m an Olympics Wh***. Yes, that “W” word is what you think it is. I stayed up until […]


27 Jul Dessert, Food | 2 comments

7 Layer Bars aka Magic Bars

I’ve heard these called 7 Layer Bars, Magic Bars & Hello Dolly Bars. Whatever the name they are crazy delicious! I used to call them Magic Bars until someone asked me what was the magic in them *wink, wink.* I […]


Spinach Dip

One of my absolute favorite things to make when people come over is Spinach Dip.  I love the fact that it is so quick and easy to make.  The reason I only make it when people come over is so […]


Grilled Artichokes with Lemon-Basil Dipping Sauce

I was in 10th Grade when I ate my first artichoke. I was having dinner at my friend Michelle’s house, when her mom brought out a plate of freshly steamed artichokes. I was in complete heaven. Then at dinner, before […]


23 Jul Dessert, Food | Comments

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Break Me Off A Piece…..Or Not!  Let’s get a few things out of the way: 1. There is no sharing involved with this homemade peanut butter cup recipe. It serves 12, so don’t try to get me to “break you […]


Fruity White Wine Sangria

  It’s Friday Fun Day and here, at Serving Up the Skinny, we’re celebrating with a refreshing Fruity White Wine Sangria.  Sweet wine and choked with tons of fruit makes it everyone’s favorite! Don’t have all the kinds of fruit […]


Homemade Banana Honey Face Mask

If you love using face masks, like I do, because they make your face feel AMAZING afterwards, then you are going to want to give this Banana Honey Face Mask a try.  Not only is the banana soothing for your […]


Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

  Everyone has a ‘Bad Date From Hell’ story to tell. I certainly have plenty. The time my date’s car ran out of gas and we had to get a ride from a police officer to the gas station. The […]



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