Thursday, July 14, 2016

Camp fire baked orange cinnamon rolls recipe

Camp fire baked orange cinnamon rolls recipe

So it’s basically proven that any food cooked over the fire tastes better then regular food cooked in a kitchen, right? And summer meals camp fire foods! Camp fire food just seems heartier and more nostalgic then regular old kitchen food to me, and I love eating around a fire. 

And what better to attempt then gooey, soft cinnamon rolls? I also love experimenting with new foods to make while enjoying some camp fire time. Well, I love experimenting with food any time, but a fire just makes it so much more fun! 

Camp fire baked orange cinnamon rolls recipe


These camp fire cooked orange cinnamon rolls can be made using just three easily packed and stored items; canned cinnamon rolls (are they really canned? If it’s cardboard I don’t know if that counts as canned), oranges and tinfoil. That’s it! 
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Monday, July 11, 2016

Ladies Night Out with Sur la Table & The Village at Meridian...and me!

Ladies Night Out with Sur la Table & The Village at Meridian!

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you’ll already know that or the last few months I’ve had the really exciting opportunity to partner with The Village at Meridian for their monthly Ladies' Night Out events on the first Thursday of each month. I love partnering with this local event, it’s so much fun and I always meet a ton of really interesting, friendly women!

When Debby, the head of marketing and development, told me that gourmet cooking superpower, Sur la Table, had joined our monthly event, I jumped at the chance to partner with them for the night. You guys know how much I love cooking! Combine cooking, Ladies' Night Out and sampling amazing wine with fun people? Yes please! 

I was especially excited when I found out that Chef Daisy at our local Sur la Table had planned to make zoodles! In case you haven’t jumped on this food trend yet, ‘zoodles’ are spiral-cut zucchini noodles, and are a great low-carb and paleo alternative to traditional pasta. I’d never tried them before, so the first thing I did was was wolf down a sample. And then a second sample. And then a third...

Ladies Night Out with Sur la Table & The Village at Meridian!

Keep reading for more details!

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Not a big fan of all the summer florals and bright colors? Five tips to make your blacks work for summer!

Not a big fan of all the summer florals and bright colors? Five tips to make your blacks work for summer!

You may have noticed, but I really love wearing black. Kind of a lot. Honestly before moving to Boise a good 75% of my closet was some shade between black and white. I've learned a thing or two since then, but I still fine myself gravitating towards black all the time (I mean, even my hair is black!) but especially in the summer months, wearing all black can be a tricky thing. But not impossible!

Today I'm sharing my foolproof five tips for making black work for summer, so that you can break out your beloved black clothes right along with me, even when temps are high!

Not a big fan of all the summer florals and bright colors? Five tips to make your blacks work for summer!
Not a big fan of all the summer florals and bright colors? Five tips to make your blacks work for summer!
Not a big fan of all the summer florals and bright colors? Five tips to make your blacks work for summer!

Keep reading for my five favorite tips to add some black to your look during the hot summer months! 

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

DIY: make a DIY kimono from a scarf, no sewing!



Have five minutes? Want to DIY your own summer kimono wrap without sewing a single stitch? Keep reading!
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Low-carb crispy lettuce wrapped chicken tacos recipe


So it’s summer now, here in Idaho. It’s summer and I’m acutely aware of the need to keep my waistline somewhat under control, since it’s not covered with sweaters and cute coats at the moment. Because of the greater waistline visibility, I’ve been attempting to keep things pretty low-carb and healthy around here (sometimes with varying levels of success). 

But you guys, I really love tacos. 

Tacos are in the category of food reserved for Things I Could Eat Forever if Trapped on a Desert Island. I really, really like tacos. There’s an amazing taco truck run by a lovely woman named Lupita near my job, and I swear I’m personally putting her kids through college with my taco consumption. She makes the corn tortillas right in front of you, to order…you guys…it’s taco heaven.


As often as I make tacos at home, I need a way to keep this meal a bit lighter. This recipe is my way of cutting the fat and carbs while still giving into my taco craving. Mostly guilt-free. Almost completely guilt-free if you use super light cheese. And the swap of a lettuce leaf for a tortilla actually still gives it the satisfying crispy crunch to go with you soft meats. It totally works! 

Ingredients:

1 avocado, sliced (or chopped!)
1/2 onion, minced 
sliced olives
a little bit of cheese (to keep it healthy, light cheese!)
canned corn, drained and set aside
fresh cilantro
sour cream 
iceberg lettuce leaves, removed one at a time 
3 chicken breasts 
2 Tbsp homemade msg-free taco seasoning 

  1. Cook your chicken. The easiest way to cook chicken in order to turn it into shredded chicken is to boil it. Weird, I know, but it works and has the bonus of keeping your chicken moist! Cook your chicken breasts until you can easily pull them apart with two forks. Remove your chicken out of the water and drain it, then shred it.



2. In a pan, combine your taco seasoning with about 1/2 cup water and bring to a boil, Then add your shredded chicken. Simmer until the water is evaporated and your chicken is evenly coated. 

3. Pile your toppings into a lettuce leaf, just like you would a tortilla, and eat! 



I know, this seems really easy. I thought about it for a while but just could not come up with a way to describe putting together a taco that isn’t pretty much obvious in the pictures. Probably because my personal tactic for making tacos is literally ‘pile as much on there as you can and shove in face.’ I told you I really liked tacos! 

If you liked this recipe, you might also check out my crispy Paleo Avocado Fries recipe, and my recipe for home made Southwest Veggie Burgers, for those of us trying our best to keep it healthy this summer! 


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Monday, June 13, 2016

How to sew your own breezy summer kimono


Summer is here in full swing, and I'm in love with the breezy kimono wraps I've been seeing everywhere! It's the perfect amount of coverage if you need a little something to protect you from the sun, or a little coverage inside while everyone is blasting their AC (like me). Today I'm going to share with you a tutorial to make your own!


For the full tutorial on how to make your own, click on through!

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Schoola, the new place for online thrift store shopping. Bonus: $20 off your first order!

Schoola, the new place for online thrift store shopping. Bonus: $20 off your first order!

Disclaimer: If you want to $20 off code first, scroll to the bottom!

Gah! How cute are my babies?!? 

Ok, proud mom moment over! But I will say, even though I don't feature them often here on Domestic Bliss Squared (my daughter has been in at least one other post on her DIY maxi dress though!) my kids are always pretty involved behind the scenes. Often they help with my DIY projects, or my daughter helps style my outfits!

So when Schoola, a new online non-profit thrift store, approached me about working with them I was really excited that they asked me to include my kids! I rarely show them off, and getting a chance to do that makes me so happy. Not to mention my daughter, who was over the moon. This girl loves getting her pictures taken and styling outfits! She helped me choose all the accessories for this gorgeous Ya brand dress (that still had the tags on it!)

Schoola, the new place for online thrift store shopping. Bonus: $20 off your first order!
Schoola, the new place for online thrift store shopping. Bonus: $20 off your first order!
Schoola, the new place for online thrift store shopping. Bonus: $20 off your first order!


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