Elizabeth Schwab

I love trying new things. Especially in my new juicer called the Vitamix. It is great for making smoothies, sauces and other things.

  • Location: Everett
  • Favorite foods: Pizza, Fried Chicken, Okra. There are a lot to name lol!
  • Last bite on earth: Mana Teriyaki in Everett, WA :)

Taking leftovers and making great food!

@merstar- that sounded delicious!!! how was it?

@Mr Fed Up- Yes you certainly can find a place for leftovers in an omelet! Those do sound good right about now lol!

@smsingram- i love leftovers on a pizza crust... cause you get to see what you put on it before cooking it!

@finsbigfan- how was the stir fry? cause that does sound yummy :)

Vitamix Orange Julis

they are so delicious!! :)

Vitamix Orange Julis

@Erin_in_AR how did you like the Orange Julius growing up?

@cyberroo did you ever try it with an egg? that would be very interesting! I loved Home Ec... I did a few semesters of it in High School and I grew to love baking.

Homemade Granola bar ideas

I just found this on a blog called The Best Blog Recipes. She has some really great ideas on food :) You should check her out and welcome!!

Homemade Granola Bars

Enjoy a healthy snack by grabbing one of these Homemade Granola Bars! Easy to make and super yummy


1/4 cup unsalted butter

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup honey

1/4 cup creamy peanut butter ( I used Wowbutter peanut butter replacement due to a peanut allergy)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups old fashioned rolled oats (you could also use quick oats)

1/2 cup crispy rice cereal

3/4 cup chopped pretzels

1/4 cup mini chocolate chips (I used regular sized semi-sweet chocolate chips this time)


Place a piece of parchment paper in a 8x8 baking dish.

In a large sauce pan combine your butter, brown sugar, honey and peanut butter and cook over medium-low heat until mixture is melted and bubbling. Once bubbling continue to cook for 2 minutes while stirring to prevent mixture from burning and sticking to the bottom of your pan.

Remove pan from heat and stir in vanilla extract.

Combine liquid mixture with rolled oats, rice cereal and pretzels.

Pour combined mixture into 8x8 baking dish and press mixture down to make even and flat across the top. Sprinkle the your chocolate chips over the mixture and press gently with your fingers.

Cover with plastic wrap and place into the fridge until mixture has completely cooled and set up. This takes about an hour or so.

You can store this mixture in the fridge or on the counter-top in an airtight container for 4 or 5 days and they are still tasty!


Recipe should make about 10 bars. Counts are per serving with the ingredients I used and entered {Calories 284} {Carbs 44g} {Fat 10g} {Protein 5g} {Sugar 18g} {Chol 12g} {Sodium 337g}

By Shauna {The Best Blog Recipes}

Adapted from Two Peas & Their Pod

Vitamix Orange Julis

I mispelled Julius :) I might make it tomorrow.... cause I still have some Strawberry Ice Cream left :)If I don't eat it all!

EW! I HATE that!!

For me it's Brussel Sprouts.... but when my husband's cousin's wife came up with a recipe that had brussel sprouts coated with Olive Oil and S/P then put them on a baking sheet and put it in the oven at 350 degrees for at least 10 mins til browned and softened. I was like what the hell I need to at least try them and what do you know, they were so darn good! I want to get my son to eat them lol!

Vitamix Orange Julis

Tried and true recipe in my trusty new Vitamix Blender that my husband bought for us :) I decided to make an Orange Julius and wasn't too sure on how to make it, so I decided to make my own rendition on it.

Vitamix Orange Julius:

2 to 3 scoops of either Vanilla or Strawberry Ice Cream

1 Orange

1/2 to 1 cup of OJ

1 Banana

5 to 6 cubes of Ice

Blend til mixed together.. start slow then gradually turn the knob to 10 then set on high for about 10 to 20 sec. Then turn off the high button and gradually turn the knob to 1. Then turn off the machine.

Depending on how much you decided to put in it makes about 3 good sized glasses. Mine was only 2...

Also if you have an old fashioned blender that works too. It might take some work but it will do the same thing as the Vitamix.

FYI Don't try to make juice with the old fashioned blender though :) I've done it and it doesn't seem to do the job as well. Makes it chunky.

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