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During the month of January, Sammi and I accepted the challenge to create a recipe using SNOW as one of the ingredients. We have a good friend who is a writer for our local newspaper, and we were so exited when she invited us to participate in an article she was writing. It was great to step outside of the box and challenge our creativity. Sammi’s Maple Cinnamon Crepes Recipe is very Grounded & Surrounded in style. It is uber healthy but tastes amazing!
My Strawberry Snow Blintz recipe is a bit more indulgent but it has the whole “gluten free” thing going on which is totally my thing. Both recipes use ingredients that most people have on hand in the middle of the winter. They would be amazing with some fresh strawberries on the side, but there is NO WAY Sammi and I would be willing to pay the obnoxious price for out of season strawberries.
This summer there was a deal for organic strawberries at Safeway, and we both bought about 10 lbs and froze them. It was really fun to pull those out of the freezer to use in our recipes.
We also got such a kick out of the whole baking with snow concept. It was out of the box, but as moms, we could really use a little more out of the box in our lives. Our children gobbled these crepes up, and the fact that they were made with snow really got them excited about eating breakfast. It is so fun to work with my Best Foodie Friend on projects like this.
We are having so much fun with the new blog, creating recipes, and making new friends. We happened to be shooting a video when we got a call from the Rapid City Journal photographer, so we had to spill the beans. In this week’s VLOG we share our enthusiasm and excitement about being able to write a recipe for our local paper. Enjoy!
Sarah Koontz is a freelance writer and regular contributor at Grounded & Surrounded. If you are interested in growing your faith, nourishing your family life, and discovering the beauty of God's design, be sure to follow her personal blog at SarahKoontz.com.
When Sarah is not writing, you are likely to find her covered in dirt, sitting in the middle of her garden, adoring her beautiful flock of backyard chickens. She is eternally grateful for her husband and two little girls, and revels in their simple, uncluttered life.
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