Heart Stone Feathers

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Category: Food

So, So Very Simple…

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If you’re not standing or sitting in your kitchen right now, go there as FAST as you safely can and MAKE THESE! Do not doubt me…do not ask questions…just go. I’m pretty clueless about what “Paleo” is (something about non-processed foods, I think), but it doesn’t make a damn bit of difference where this recipe is concerned. I simply made these because they have chocolate and coconut in them and because a dear friend recommended them (Dear Anni – bless you; I owe you a HUGE one!). It will likely take you longer to pull the few ingredients out of your cupboards than it will for you to actually mix them together. Of course, waiting for it to harden in the refrigerator for an hour or so will seem like torture, but it WILL be worth the wait. I promise. And just in case you’re curious – I used Nutiva Organic Virgin coconut oil, Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa powder, local maple syrup (the recipe lists maple syrup in the ingredients, but then it refers to honey in the actual directions; you can use either), and organic coconut extract in place of the vanilla. No salt for us, but go for it if you like it. If Tim doesn’t hurry home from running errands, he might not get any. Seriously…they’re THAT good!

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Two Simple Versions

This was my version of simple living this past weekend (Maple Iced Oatmeal Cookies┬áthat I made with Brookestone Maple Syrup, THE BEST syrup on the planet!)…

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…and this was Tim’s version (organizing his stamp collection; he’s collected them since he was a wee one and he probably has at least 100,000 of them, if not more)…

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Simple Potato Soup – Simply Delicious

I just made this for lunch and it’s hands-down THE BEST soup I’ve ever had (and yes – I’ve made more than a few soup recipes). The fact that it was made with potatoes and onions we grew ourselves just added to its goodness. The only tweaks we made to the recipe were 1) leaving out the bacon but using bacon grease to cook the onions in (we save the grease whenever we cook bacon that we buy from a local pig farmer), 2) using one cup of 2% milk and one cup of half-and-half instead of just two cups of milk, and 3) using the sour cream instead of the Greek yogurt.

It. Was. Amazing. Creamy, tasty, filling, and very easy to make. It was hard to not eat the entire batch in one sitting. On a scale of 1-10, both Tim and I give it a 20+! If you try it, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. In fact, I’d be shocked if you didn’t like it, but then again I’m an Irish girl that’s never met a potato I didn’t love…

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