Saturday, March 16, 2013

Gluten and Grain Free Blue Cheese and Fig Flatbread

What you need:
3 egg whites, free range, organic
½ tsp cream of tarter
3 Tbls parmesan cheese, organic, animal rennet free, freshly grated (if possible)
3 ounces, cream cheese, organic, room temperature
1 medium yellow onion, organic, caramelized in olive oil
1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, organic, animal rennet free, freshly grated
½ cup blue cheese, organic, animal rennet free, crumbles
½ cup dried figs, thinly sliced
 Dressing for drizzle:
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil, organic
1/8 cup red wine vinegar
2 Tbls honey, raw, unfiltered
1 Tbls lime, freshly squeezed
Pinch of salt
What you do:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line 9x13 baking dish with parchment paper.
Using mixer beat egg whites and cream of tartar, until fluffy; several minutes.
Fold in room temperature cream cheese.
Fold in parmesan cheese.
Pour evenly onto parchment lined baking dish.
Bake 15 to 18 minutes.
Place toppings on baked flat bread in the following order: Monterey jack cheese, caramelized onions, blue cheese, figs. Return to the oven, turn on broiler, watch VERY closer and cook until cheese is melted and bubbly. This will happen quickly.
Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl.
 Once cheese is melted, slice and drizzle with dressing.
*The dressing recipe makes extra dressing, because I serve this flat bread with a salad and dress it with the same dressing. If you do not want the extra dressing, cut the dressing recipe in half.
Enjoy and report back.
The flatbread is from a site I saw a while back, I can’t recall the original site to save my life….the toppings were a Bobby Flay inspiration.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Easy and Fun Science

When the air in these items is heated, the air starts to move quickly and in turn the items expand! Super fun exploration before and after my the Prince.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Four Birthdays and A Broken Arm

A photo recap of the Sharp Families' 2012 birthdays.

Traditionally, the Prince has a birthday party with friends and later that day he is celebrated my mommy and daddy. We love the private celebration, albeit, sometimes very silly !

In addition on birthdays, Mothers and Father's Day, and any other special day this momma can think of, the honoree gets to sleep in and is served breakfast in bed.

Here is the birthday month breakdown:
Prince: July
Thunder Love: August (bday pics missing)
Dad and Stormee Oso plus the say my Prince broke his arm: October, same day
Mom: October, different day, ha!

Let the pictures begin!

Sedona and Grand Canyon 7/2012

One of the presents for the Prince's 6th birthday was a trip to the Grand Canyon and a jeep ride through the red rocks if Sedona, AZ. One of the best parts of this birthday trip was that the Prince's g-mother, Auntie Kyra, and Phyllis met us in Sedona for our Super FUN, and sometimes scary, jeep ride!