December 23, 2010

Real Meaning of Christmas

This is so darling! There is nothing sweeter than a precious child. May you all have a Merry Christmas! Love to all of you!

December 4, 2010

Black Bean Salsa

I stole this one off of my niece Cortney's blog. This a super yummy Conrad family favorite! Enjoy!(Thanks Cortney!)


1 can black beans (rinsed)
1 can white beans (rinsed)
1 can sweet corn (drained)
3-4 medium tomatoes
1 large onion
1 bunch of cilantro
BIG squirt of Italian dressing
salt and pepper

just dump everything in a bowl and that's its. super easy. super amazing. super healthy. let me know if you like it!

December 2, 2010

Baked French Toast

This is one of our favorite recipes for the holidays and conference weekend.

24 Inch Baguette( I like Kneaders)
6 Large Eggs
2 Cups Milk
1 Cup Cream
1 tsp Vanilla
Pinch of Salt
1 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
1/3 Stick Butter
2 Cups Blueberries (Can use any fruit, I like the Raspberry, Blackberry, Blueberry Trio from Costco)
To Mix: Butter a 9 X 13 baking dish. Cut the baguette into 3/4 - 1 inch slices and arrange in one layer in the baking dish (If you use French bread let it dry out a bit - a sourdough baguette is the best). In a large bowl whisk together: Eggs, Milk, Cream, Vanilla, Salt, and 1 Cup Brown Sugar. Pour evenly over bread. Push bread down to assure it absorbs the liquid. Cover with plastic wrap and let chill overnight, at least 8 hours, until all liquid is absorbed. (In the AM I always turn all of the bread pieces over before topping so the dry tops soak in what is left in the bottom of the pan)

To Cook: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Sprinkle berries over the top of the Bread mixture. Cut 1 stick of butter with 1 Cup of Brown Sugar. Crumble over the top of the Bread and Berries. Bake 20-25 minutes until golden brown and puffed (I watch it and usually let it go a little longer). It is recommended to serve with either syrup or powdered sugar, but it really doesn't need it.

ENJOY- and don't forget your cholesterol medication and work-out.