Caramel Apple Cake Balls

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Thanksgiving is upon us- so soon! I always try to bring a non-traditional side or dessert to our Holiday parties, and this year I came up with a really good one...Caramel Apple Cake Balls. People will assume you spent all day in the kitchen preparing these beauties, but really most of the time is spent waiting for your cake to cool. So, grab … [Read more...]

Healthy Freezer Breakfast Burritos

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  I've been on a healthier kick this month, and a group of my friends joined an accountability group so we can make sure we're all working out and eating healthy. It's a great way to keep yourself in check and motivate your friends, while receiving some motivation yourself. I've shared with you my Freezer Breakfast Burritos before, but I … [Read more...]

Cookie Butter “Puppy Chow”

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Oh no she didn't! Oh yes, I did!!! COOKIE.BUTTER.PUPPY.CHOW. ... If you know me, you know I have an affinity for the deliciousness that only comes from Trader Joe's (located approximately 2 hours away from me). Then the other night I had some Puppy Chow that a friend made, and I had an epiphany. What would this taste like with Cookie … [Read more...]

Porcupine Meatballs

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WARNING: If you are on a diet- this recipe is NOT for you! If you cannot eat starch, turn away now! This is COMFORT FOOD. Bad for you- but oh so good. Now that I've put up that disclaimer, we can continue. This is my mother-in-law's recipe. It's the dish she makes whenever she asks what we want for dinner. It's delicious. Her recipe is … [Read more...]

“Homemade” Cupcakes

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I had a few minutes to bake today- one of my very favorite hobbies. I had some leftover cake mixes from Baby B's bday party, so I scoured Pinterest for tips on how to make these boxed mixes taste homemade. There are tons of tips and tricks out there, so I took a few of my favorites. Here's how I jazzed up a normal Devil's Food Cake Mix: -I added … [Read more...]

Greek Couscous Salad

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We've been on a slightly healthier kick lately, and I've been making up salads ahead of time so that I can eat them throughout the week. I started to get sick of the same ole same ole lettuce salads, and moved onto some other types with quinoa or cous cous. I made up this greek version a while back, and we LOVE it...my hubby eats just as much of it … [Read more...]

Freezer Breakfast Burritos

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Continuing with the healthier/more frugal breakfast kick I've been on... I present, Freezer Breakfast Burritos! I may or may not have made one for myself to eat for breakfast...shh! They're super simple to make, they make quite a few with a small amount of ingredients, and they're yummy. I say I'm making them for my hubby, but … [Read more...]

Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches

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Sticking with my healthier/easier/breakfast routine- I'd like to share my recipe for freezer breakfast sandwiches. I like to send the hubby out the door with breakfast, and this way if the toddler is still sleeping, I can be too- and still feel like I am making hubby breakfast. Win-win! I usually make him freezer burritos (I'll share that recipe … [Read more...]

Homemade Instant Oatmeal Packets

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It's cold outside...really, really, really cold! My favorite breakfast on cold days is oatmeal. But, my toddler prefers his food be done in seconds. So, at our house, instant oatmeal is a staple. In attempt to be more frugal and healthier this year (more on that later), I tried my hand at making my own instant oatmeal packets. I've only tried one … [Read more...]

Fall Favorite- Stewed Apples

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Let me start off this post with a story.... My Great Grandmother was a really good cook. The old fashioned kind that made all of her food, canned, and knew how to make just about anything from scraps. Every time I went to visit her, she had to feed me something. She made the absolute best Stewed Apples. She always had them in her fridge. ALWAYS. … [Read more...]