Recipes

Homemade Pizza Crust with Flax

We love homemade pizza and often use our whole wheat pizza dough recipe when we make it together on Friday nights. This Homemade Pizza Crust with Flax is prepared in the bread machine! It has a light texture and crisps up nicely (especially when baked on my Pampered Chef stone). It’s a bit thinner crust than the […] Read more…

DIY Corn Muffin Dry Mix

One of the ways I attempt to save time when preparing meals is to make homemade dry mixes ahead of time. That way, all I have to do is add the liquid ingredients to the already prepared dry ingredients for a quick bread, side or dessert. Kirk, my husband, loves chili and cornbread, so I decided to make up a corn muffin […] Read more…

Homemade Microwave Caramel Corn--an easy recipe that's perfect for fall! Make it with kids too!

Homemade Microwave Caramel Corn

Who doesn’t love caramel corn? This is a recipe from my childhood days that my mother and I made often. Let me tell you, it’s really hard not to eat the whole batch in one sitting. Homemade Microwave Caramel Corn 1 cup brown sugar 1 stick butter 1/4 cup white corn syrup 1/2 tsp. salt […] Read more…

Homemade Microwave Popcorn

For years I had a little air popper for making popcorn. Eventually it died so I moved on to making popcorn on the stove. It’s really, really tasty but not really good for you due to the copious amount of oil used in the recipe :) I decided to experiment with making homemade microwave popcorn. […] Read more…

Hot Ham and Cheese Calzone

I was drooling over the Schwan’s catalog one afternoon when I came across a recipe for ham and cheese calzones. It called for the Schwan frozen calzone dough but I figured I could just make my own in the bread machine. Here’s my version of this delicious dish. Hot Ham and Cheese Calzone You’ll Need: […] Read more…

Bread Machine Calzone Dough

I’ve got to admit, I love flax. It has great nutritional benefits and really does taste good! We like to add it to smoothies, our cereal and baked goods. One of my favorite ways to get flax into my diet is by making calzone dough in my bread machine. I thought I’d share the recipe […] Read more…

autumn pear bread--a delicious fall baked treat

Autumn Pear Bread

Make the most of your ripe pears by baking this delicious Autumn Pear Bread Recipe!  Ever wondered what to do with ripe pears (besides make them into baby food?) You can make some Autumn Pear Bread! My aunt Brenda gave me this wonderful recipe and in my usual style I changed some ingredients to try […] Read more…

Crock Pot Cola Chicken

What can you do with a can of Pepsi and a bottle of ketchup? Make supper of course! (Wait, that wasn’t the answer you were looking for? :) ) I first had Crock Pot Cola Chicken at a monthly recipe club I attend with some lovely ladies. The theme that month was five ingredients or less […] Read more…

Kids in the Kitchen: Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie

Will and Leah love being in the kitchen and helping out Mom. Usually this equates to fighting with each other for “the tall stool”, complaining because they didn’t get the first turn or sticking their hands in the peanut butter jar for a taste. But I know it’s fun for them to help out and […] Read more…

Apple, Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches

Here’s a fun little snack idea I found in a Parents magazine some years ago. Instead of making PB and J with bread, try using apples instead! This snack was a lovely addition to our preschool apple unit. Don’t you just love the little star pattern when you slice the apple this way? It’s pretty […] Read more…

Pasta Carbonara

I love Pasta Carbonara. To be honest, I pretty much like anything made with pasta. So I decided to recreate this lovely restaurant dish at home. After losing my Women’s Day magazine recipe somewhere in the pile on my counter I looked online for another option. When I stumbled up this recipe from The Pioneer […] Read more…

One Dish Meal: Texas Skillet

This is an easy, one dish meal to make with only 5 ingredients! Texas Skillet is the perfect dinner for a busy night! I’m a big fan of one dish meals! Less dirty dishes, a small amount of prep and easy clean-up are what we need at our house these days! One of my favorites is Texas Skillet, a meal my mom […] Read more…

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’m embarrassed to say that I’ve been on a chocolate chip kick lately. From my caramel chocolate oatmeal chews to these zucchini chip cookies to smores I just can’t get enough! I’m not pregnant anymore so I unfortunately cannot claim it as a pregnancy craving :)  Here I’ll share a cookie made with two of my […] Read more…

Strawberry Lemonade Float Recipe

Since we’re grasping onto what’s still left of summer in this house, we made these Strawberry Lemonade Floats the other night. They are a perfect combination of sweet and tart – a fun twist on the classic float. I got this recipe from BreAna, who has some amazing recipes and photos on her blog. Makes me want to lick […] Read more…

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