March 21, 2016

KDArtStudio Own: No Bake Energy Bars


1 Cup Oats
2/3 Cup Coconut
1/2 Cup Peanut Butter
1/2 Cup Dried Fruit
1/4 Cup Honey
1/4 Cup Raisins
1 Tbsp Chia Seeds
1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract


In a large mixing bowl (not plastic)
add all ingredients

I used gloves and mixed all
ingredients together by hand
You can use a fork or a wooden spoon
Just make sure all ingredients are
thoroughly combined

Line a 6"x9" Pyrex Dish with Greaseproof 
Parchment Paper
Spoon mixture into dish
Flatten to edges
Chill in Freezer
Cut into 8 Energy Bars
These are great for Breakfast to have 
on the go if you are not a morning person
218 calories per bar
No cholesterol
Low Sodium
High Maganese
High Vitamin B6
11% Dietary Fiber
6% Potassium
17 % Iron

RECIPE: Banana Muffins

Credit:  ©2017 KDArtStudio


  • 3 Ripe Bananas
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/3 Cup Melted Butter
  • 1 + 1/2 Cups Plain All Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 Cup White Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda


  1. Pre-Heat Oven 350F
  2. Mix all wet ingredients together with a hand-held blender
  3. Sift dry ingredients into wet ingredients
  4. Blend until combined, do not over beat
  5. Line a Muffin Tin with Patty Liners
  6. Fill 3/4 Full
  7. Bake 12 large muffins for 25 min or Small mini muffins for 10-15 min

  • Always use a glass or metal mixing bowl and metal spoon or fork to mix, not plastic
  • Gently fold wet ingredients into dry, do not over mix
  • You could add other spices like nutmeg
  • You can use white all purpose flour or wheat flour for low carb
  • You can use brown sugar with whole wheat flour or white sugar with all purpose flour

White Flour, white sugar:

Whole wheat flour & Brown Sugar:

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March 9, 2016

Taco Bar

Got left over meat ? Don't want to cook ?

A Taco Bar is easy to set up and takes
very little effort, 
everyone can help themselves
buffet style and 
clean up is a sinch !

What you will need:

Shredded Cheese
Tomatoes (optional)
Corn Kernels
Taco Sauce
Sour Cream
Bacon Bits
Green Onions / Scallions Chopped

Shredded Rotisserie Chicken
Cooked Ground Sirloin
Cooked Ground Chicken (shown / optional)

Taco Shells
Pita Bread
Soft Pita Taco Boats

Taco Seasoning

Serving Trays

You can use a combination of fresh ingredients
and canned corn / beans
packaged shredded / grated cheeses 
pre-packaged bacon bits and
sour cream

 Old El Paso Taco kits are great,
you get the shells, seasoning and sauce
all in one box

If you already have leftover meat,
you are halfway there
All you will need to do is chop the 
Lettuce & Tomatoes
Avocados, Red onions are also great additions
and black sliced olives

 Below is store bought Canned Fire Roasted Corn
Red Kidney Beans (I added some flavor to mine
by draining all liquid under running water in a
sieve until clear, added 2 tbsp brown sugar,
1 tsp chicken bullion and 1/2 cup water
to beans and brought them to a boil on
the stove, then drained and let them cool

Taco Bars are great for Cinco de Mayo too
or weekend lunches

Rotisserie Chicken is already cooked and
all you have to do is pull the breast meat off 
with tongs

I cooked my ground beef and chicken 
with my favorite seasonings
and they can be served hot or cold too

I usually have left over meat in the fridge from
roast dinners or weekday meals that need to 
be used up
It's a great way to use up leftovers
by just chopping the cooked meat up

 I usually put out pita bread
so people can make wraps if they want

taco boats that are prepackaged
I heat up taco shells that have the flat stand bottom
for 1 min in microwave before serving

Everyone loves helping themselves
and its dinner done in less
than half an hour