Family Friday: A New Development

Easter Family Photo Shoot 2014 | ApplestoZiti.com

I’ve decided to try something new here on the Apples to Ziti blog. After getting some feedback from you readers, I’ve decided to streamline my posts about my family & life. Your opinions are important to me. So I’m declaring Fridays the official posting day for ‘Chronicles’ about my family and life. Henceforth they shall be called, “Family Friday” posts. Clever, right? This will leave the rest of the week open for recipe and mom-lifestyle posts. I can’t promise you that I will never post about my family or life on the other days of the week. Sometimes exciting things happen and I just want to share them right away!! But, if at all possible, I will restrict posts about family & life to Fridays.

Along with this, I would love to encourage you to reply with comments or emails about your own families and life on these Friday posts! Or anytime actually!! Attach a picture if you can. I love to see you in action with your family. I love to see your latest creations in the kitchen. I love to see pictures of your pets. Your kids! Your outings! The whole gamut!  Getting to know readers is one of my absolute favorite parts of this blog. I’m excited and humbled when you tell me you’ve tried out one of my recipes, and I very much enjoy hearing about recipes you are concocting in your own kitchens!

I can’t wait to hear from you!

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Thanks!

Happy Family Friday!

love, Jenna

PS- The picture above is from our family’s Easter Photo Shoot 2014 (this year). You can read more about that HERE.

PSS- If you missed them earlier this week, the recipes posted were Vanilla Bean Banana-Walnut Muffins and Slow-Cooker Mexican Shredded Chicken. Enjoy!

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Easter Family Photo Shoot

Easter Family Photo Shoot 2014 | ApplestoZiti.com

I hadn’t planned on sharing our Easter photos really. But after seeing them I felt that I must. It will give you some insight into our family. This first shot really speaks a lot to our family life.

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Blackberry Cheesecake Parfaits

Blackberry Yogurt Parfait | ApplestoZiti.com

Hello there little hoppy (aka ‘Bunny’). You are going to be a hit. I can just feel it.

Just wait until you dip through the layers of these SUPER-easy-to-make Blackberry Cheesecake Parfaits.

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Paleo Cinnamon Raisin Harvest Muffins

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Eat like a caveman!!

A dear friend of mine and her kiddos came over to hang out recently. They implemented the Paleo Diet with their family a while back and, when I knew they were staying for lunch, I thought I’d try my hand at some Paleo recipes!

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Berry Bunny Yogurt Bites

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Around our house, a bunny is not called a bunny. It is not called a rabbit. It is not called a hare or the lesser known cony. Instead this furry, long-eared, bushy-tailed, burrowing animal is fondly known as a “Hoppy”.

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Easiest Mini Rice Krispies Nests EVER!

 

Mini Rice Krispy Treat Nest for Easter via ApplestoZiti.com

I almost feel funny posting this “Step-by-Step” because it is just as easy as THE ‘HOW-TO’ says it is.

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Easter Brunch for Kids

Children's Easter Brunch

I have been BURSTING at the seams to share this fabulous Easter Brunch with you!! It says “for Kids” and “Easter” in the title… but it really could work for any brunch throughout the year and would be great for kids and grown-ups alike!

If you are lacking inspiration for this year’s Easter or Spring brunch… LOOK NO FURTHER!

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Carbonara with a Twist

Carbonara with Leeks, Bacon, & Goat Cheese

As I write this post my sink is full. There is flour spread haphazardly on my countertops. There are toys everywhere. There are at least two loads of laundry that need folding. Maybe three. But who’s counting? Weeds need pulling outside. Our carpets need vacuuming. The bathrooms need cleaning. And our realtor could text me at any moment to say someone wants to see our house in an hour.

But I’m ignoring all that because… well… I have been wanting to share this recipe and I cannot wait any longer!

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A Season of Change

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What a whirlwind these past couple of weeks have been.

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Six Months Solid

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My baby.

My boy.

He is six months old today.

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Udon Noodles with Roasted Asparagus Pesto & Tomatoes

Udon Noodles with Roasted Asparagus Pesto & Tomatoes via applestoziti.com

I have yet to meet a noodle that pesto didn’t get along with.

Come to think of it… I have yet to meet a noodle that didn’t get along with.

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