Recipes

Kid Friendly Foods – Fruit Octopus Snack

While craftiness is not my strong point, I enjoy trying fun kid snacks that I find on Pinterest, the internet or in magazines. In a recent issue of Family Fun magazine, I saw an octopus made out of fruit! It’s a snack that’s healthy with a little bit of sweetness–my favorite ;) I actually thought […] Read more…

Quick, Easy and Delicious Strawberry Short Cake!

Today, I’m pleased to bring you a guest post from my friend Ashley at This Southern Girl’s Heart. Hello from the South! Its summer, and I’m always looking for wonderfully delicious summer recipes that are easy! My husband and girls love strawberries, so when I thought about what I was going to guest post about- […] Read more…

How to Freeze Blueberries–and Other Berries Too!

I must say that I am a berry lover. Easy to prepare, deliciously sweet, healthy, and my kids eat them by the handful….what more can I say? But I must admit that I am sad because berries don’t have a long growing season up north, so I have to make them last through the winter […] Read more…

Make this easy homemade granola recipe for breakfast--kids can help too!

Easy Homemade Granola

Who doesn’t like granola? {If you don’t, you probably aren’t reading this post :) } Chewy or crunchy, it’s perfect on yogurt, applesauce, as cereal or just by the handful.    Easy Homemade Granola 3 cups old fashioned oats 1/4 cup canola oil 1/4 cup honey 2 tbsp. brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla 1/4 tsp […] Read more…

Springtime Rhubarb Crumble Pie

Do you like rhubarb? Well, today’s your lucky day! :) The rhubarb patch will soon be ready to pick and so I used up some that was frozen from last year to make Springtime Rhubarb Crumble Pie!  I originally found this recipe in a church cookbook but I made some changes to make it a […] Read more…

Four Meal Ideas for Leftover Ham

photo credit Hi, everyone! Hope you all had a marvelous Easter weekend and Resurrection Sunday celebrating our Risen Savior!  Have some leftover ham from your Easter Sunday dinner? Don’t just let it turn into a science experiment in your fridge :) A few months back, I wrote an article at Untrained Housewife sharing several recipes […] Read more…

Frozen Fruit Smoothie with Flax

We’ve been eating a lot of smoothies around our house lately! Whether it’s due to a weird craving or the fact that I bought several 32 oz containers of plain yogurt on clearance, I don’t know.  Either way, a smoothie can be a very healthy snack or lunch. We found a fun recipe at Food […] Read more…

Potato Pizza Supreme

Wondering what’s for dinner tonight? Here’s a frugal and filling meal that our family enjoys, served with a simple salad made with dark greens.  The picture doesn’t do justice to the taste…it’s delicious! Potato Pizza Supreme 1 lb ground beef 1/2 c. onion, chopped 1/2 tsp. oregano1/2 tsp. basil 1/2 tsp. sugar green peppers and […] Read more…

Kids in the Kitchen: Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat Pizza

I originally found the idea for a Cat in the Hat Pizza at Motherhood on a Dime and knew my kids would love it! It’s very simple and a fun way to have kids participate in meal prep. What You Need: Pizza crust (we make homemade crust with flax) Pizza sauce  Pepperoni Mozzarella Cheese What […] Read more…

Easy Crock-pot Lasagna

For the first six years of my marriage, I made lasagna from scratch. But it took for.ev.er. Especially the layering part. My ricotta cheese would never spread, the lasagna noodles were slippery and I was often splashing sauce on my face. I figured there had to be an easier way to make homemade lasagna. flickr/RebeccaSiegel […] Read more…

(Healthier) Mac and Cheese Soup

This mac and cheese soup is an ultimate comfort food and a healthy twist on the typical boxed dinner. It’s an easy-peasy meal perfect for a cold winter’s night. Mac and Cheese Soup (serves 6) Ingredients: 32 oz chicken broth  6 oz small pasta shells (whole wheat if possible) 1 bag (16 oz) California blend […] Read more…

Artisan French Bread with Flax

Recently my friend Stacey gave me a recipe for french bread made with flax. We love using flax around here so I knew I wanted to try it. But I’d never shaped french bread before, I’ve just made regular bread in my bread machine.       I found a great tutorial on how to […] Read more…

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