recipes

raspberry rhubarb jam recipe

Simple and Delicious Raspberry Rhubarb Jam (without Pectin)

Try this simple and delicious Raspberry Rhubarb Jam recipe made without pectin and a lower sugar content than regular recipes! This is a recipe that is made quickly and easily, even if you don’t have a lot of jam-making experience!  A few years ago, I posted a recipe for Strawberry-Rhubarb freezer jam  that my Grandma […] Read more…

Peanut Butter and Banana Green Smoothie 

My kids love smoothies! One of their favorites is this kid-friendly Peanut Butter and Banana Green Smoothie – it’s a great source of protein without protein powder, for breakfast or anytime! Seriously, I love smoothies. There are so many different ways you can make them. I started having a smoothie for breakfast about four years […] Read more…

Easy No Bake Energy Bites

Every day about 3:30 in the afternoon, my children turn into ravenous wolves. No, this isn’t an episode of Once Upon a Time. Instead, it’s simply a sign of mid-afternoon hunger, demonstrated in bad attitudes and crazy behavior by the four little people that live in my house! I was talking to a friend about […] Read more…

30 Delicious Pumpkin Recipes to Add to Your Fall Menu

Who doesn’t love pumpkin? I have to admit that I like pumpkin IN things but I’m not super preferential to it on it’s own. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of 30 delicious pumpkin recipes to add to your fall menu, everything from drinks to main dishes to desserts. I even included a couple of […] Read more…

Homemade Glazed Donuts {Dairy Free!}

If you need to make donuts without milk, these homemade glazed donuts are the perfect breakfast treat for your family! It’s a tradition in our house that for your birthday breakfast you get donuts from our local donut shop. Making them at home is something that I have always wanted to know how to do […] Read more…

Chocolate Caramel Oatmeal Bars

Back when I was in college we used to have awesome desserts in the cafeteria made by a friend of mine who worked in the kitchen. Paula made these awesome bars that had to be six inches tall and piled with caramel, oatmeal clusters and semi-sweet chocolate chips. The official name for these bars is […] Read more…

Easy Pumpkin Spice No Bake Cookies

I am so excited to have two contributors at The Purposeful Mom! This week Jennifer from A Heart for My Home will be sharing a delicious fall recipe for her first monthly post! It’s officially Fall time now and for me it’s the time to start baking all things apple and pumpkin.  This year I […] Read more…

Colorful Winter Tossed Salad (with Fruit!)

Try this easy, family-friendly recipe for colorful winter tossed salad made with Italian blend lettuce, oranges, apples, craisins, almonds and shredded cheese! We often make New Year’s resolutions, and for a lot of people (including myself) one of those is getting healthy. One of the concepts of healthy eating, to me, means including as many […] 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…

Easy Rhubarb Pie with an Oatmeal Crumble Crust

Try this Rhubarb Crumble Pie in the spring or summer! The crust is made with oatmeal and you can make it gluten-free by substituting regular flour with gluten-free oat flour! Enjoy! Do you like rhubarb? Well, today’s your lucky day! :) Our rhubarb patch will soon be ready to pick and so I used up […] Read more…

easy taco soup in crock pot

Quick and Easy Crock-Pot Taco Soup – A Frugal Recipe

Wondering how to make taco soup in a crock pot? It’s really easy and makes for a great hands-off meal for busy days! Crock-Pot Taco Soup is one of our very favorite recipes and it’s so simple, even my three-year-old daughter can assemble it in the crock-pot. ;) It’s quick and easy and even my […] 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 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…

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