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Recipe: Hamburger Wraps


Looking for a new, simple, family-pleasing recipe?

I am re-posting a recipe that I posted 3 1/2 years ago, because it is one of my kids favorites. It was a Pinterest pin that has now become a family favorite.

It is a tried and true recipe my family keeps going back to over and over again. Heavens, my kids ask for Hamburger Wraps for their birthdays!

I’m telling you, we had these just the other night and I was so impressed with how easy they were to whip up for dinner and how my kids made them in no time flat. Not to mention how utterly crispy, messy, juicy and tasty they were.

The recipe I am drooling over and referring to is Grilled Cheeseburger Wraps.

 However, my kids have renamed our version to plain ole’ Hamburger Wraps–I guess the name was too long and frilly for them.

Even though the name has been changed, we absolutely STILL go crazy over this recipe and I appreciate having an easy meal my family raves over and gets them excited to show up at dinner time.

Plus, you don’t have to get crazy gourmet ingredients to pull this off for your family (even though they would be fantastic as gourmet). You probably have everything in your fridge right now to make Hamburger Wraps for dinner tonight!

You can also make this as “special-diet” as you need. Just omit those things you can’t have or don’t like and replace with those things you can have and do like.

Use ground turkey, tofu, or shredded chicken for the protein. Or you can skip the meat and totally just go with veggies! You can even use gluten-free wraps for those in the GF camp. There’s no stopping the variations and combinations of this delicious and versatile recipe.

Some of our favorite items to put in Hamburger Wraps are:

raw onions, tomatoes, dill pickles, jalapeños, mustard, ketchup, BBQ sauce, and shredded cheese.

(If your still looking for the recipe, click here to find it.)

What combinations are you going try?

Before You Speak… T.H.I.N.K.!

I sure wish more people would observe these simple communication rules.

What happened to civility, decency and old fashioned courtesy?

I mean, really people.



The Luxury of Aging

I can get caught up in our “selfie” motivated society and dread the aging process.

A natural process that every living thing experiences.

I just don’t like seeing the wrinkles and grey hair appear when I truly feel like I’m still 22 years old.

My youngest son just turned into double digits and he was moaning how he doesn’t want to grow up…he wants to be a kid forever. Truthfully, I don’t blame him.

Don’t we all wish sometimes for the clock to stand still or even to go backwards because we don’t want to face “growing up”?


This photo and blogpost  from mama’s musings however, puts all those Peter Pan-ish thoughts into perspective.

I love what she says about seizing the now moments of each day and to be fully present. Of not insulting today because we pine for yesterday.

Instead of fearing the calendar, be grateful for each birthday we get to celebrate. Be grateful for each and every day we get to spend with those we love.

Not everyone gets that luxury.

I think my Mom will agree.


Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies


These cookies are just yummy.

These cookies are also good for you, or at least better for you than regular cookies made with shortening or even butter.

(Hey, don’t get me wrong, I love butter.)

Coconut oil is my favorite oil to cook with.

It has many many benefits to your health and I love the flavor of it.

Make sure your coconut oil is Virgin Coconut Oil and having it be organic is even better.

I have tried this recipe (from I pinned and I love it.

My family also likes them.

I did make some substitutes though which are:

sucanant for the brown sugar,

whole wheat pastry flour for the all purpose flour,

dark chocolate chips for the semisweet chocolate chips,

and coconut extract for the vanilla.


Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

1/2 cup coconut oil

1 cup + 1 TBSP brown sugar, packed

2 eggs {at room temperature}

1 TBSP pure vanilla extract

1 3/4 cup all purpose flour

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

12 oz semisweet chocolate chips

1 1/2 – 2 cups shredded coconut {optional- but still amazing without it}

 1.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
2. In a mixing bowl, use a mixer to beat the coconut oil and brown sugar. Add in the eggs and beat until fluffy. Add in the vanilla extract.
3. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder with whisk. Mix the flour mixture into the coconut oil mixture a little bit at a time with a wooden spoon (I used a mixer) until all the flour is incorporated. Add in the chocolate chips+coconut and mix well.
4. Drop by small rounded spoons onto prepared baking sheets. Bake for about 8-9 minutes or until slightly browned around the edges. They will be really soft and chewy, with a slightly crispy edge.
5. Let them rest on the cookie sheet for a few minutes before removing to rack to cool completely.
(Makes about 35-40 cookies)

Pinterest- My Shower Magic Wand

One area in my home gets used A LOT and yet it is neglected the most when it comes to cleaning. My shower.

I just want a magic wand or those scrubbing bubble guys to clean my shower for me.

Since I don’t have either, here is my solution from a Pinterest pin from (Love the name)

You need some type of dish soap, white vinegar and a sponge scrubber with a handle that holds soap.  See picture below.


Fill up the handle half with dish soap and half with vinegar. Shake.

Abracadabra!  You have a magic wand  to clean while taking a shower.

I just keep the wand hanging in my shower and when I feel like cleaning, my wand is there ready to go.

When I clean consistently it doesn’t take very long as opposed to those hard core once in a while cleanings.

Now my shower feels loved and clean.


Two things to remember:  1) keep in an upright position or it will leak, and 2) if it gets thick over time, just add some water and shake. It should be as good as new.

I’ve only used this in the shower, but I bet it would work great in tubs and sinks.

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