Recipes

(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…

Homemade pumpkin pie spice - an easy recipe that takes only a minute and is a frugal alternative to store-bought mix

How to Make Pumpkin Pie Spice

I found a little jar of pumpkin pie spice in Target the other day. It was pretty tiny and expensive and I figured, “Hey, I can probably make this myself with stuff I already have in my cupboard!” And so I did. And so can you! :) DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice 1/4 cup ground cinnamon […] Read more…

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…

Hot Ham and Cheese Calzone Recipe

I was drooling over the Schwan’s catalog one afternoon when I came across a ham and cheese calzones recipe. It called for the Schwan frozen calzone dough, however, I figured I could make my own in the bread machine. Here’s my version of this delicious dish. In addition to the classic filling of ham and […] 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…

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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…

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