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...]

Toddler Meal Test Kitchen

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Eating "pancakes" This Momma has been on a rampage lately searching for healthy meals to get my EXTREMELY picky toddler to eat. Specifically to get him to eat HEALTHY foods. Right now we are at a point where some days, all he will eat is peanut butter and jelly.That's not jiving with this Momma. I have scoured Pinterest for healthy Toddler … [Read more...]

Cranberry Dark Chocolate Muffins

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  If you know me in real life, you know my obsession with cupcakes, which has grown into an obsession with muffins. Same basic principle, right? They're an easy breakfast for on the go, which is good since my almost 2 year old is always on the go. And, they even satisfy his very picky eating habits. They also make a great snack anytime of┬áthe … [Read more...]

Chocolate Banana Bread

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I have fallen in love with a new recipe! We always have bananas laying around for Baby B, so I make banana bread all of the time. I was getting sick of it, so I wanted to mix it up a little. Then I stumbled upon this recipe... Chocolate Banana Bread It's delicious and I highly recommend it! I took it to a church dinner and people kept asking … [Read more...]