Halloween Cupcake Idea : Easy Spiders & Webs

Halloween Spiders & Webs Cupcakes With Halloween just a few days away I thought I would share a quick, easy and fun cupcake idea for the upcoming parties this weekend or to surprise your kids with on Monday. Supplies Needed:   * 1 cake mix * 1 tub of frosting * cupcake papers * Halloween/Fall themed sprinkles * black tubed gel * Halloween DOTS candy * red Twizzlers Pull –n- Peel candy * toothpick Start by … [Read more...]

Chocolate Guinness Donuts with Baileys Glaze

Chocolate Guinness Donuts with Baileys Glaze With Valentines Day in our rear view mirror, it's time to start planning for St. Patricks Day! I typically look for mint or green items, but this donut recipe looked like a fabulous treat for the grown ups in the crowd! With both GUINESS and BAILEY'S it's sure to be a hit for your next Patty's Day get together! INGREDIENTS Donut: 1 cup Flour 1/3 cup Cocoa Powder 1/2 tsp Baking … [Read more...]

Heather’s Quick and Easy No Yeast Pizza Crust Recipe

Heather's Quick and Easy No Yeast Pizza Crust Recipe I have been making this crust since I was around 13 and I’m not quite sure where the recipe came from (probably Betty Crocker). My grandma used to have me make several when I was visiting and she would freeze them for later. It is not an airy crust, but it does rise a little and the kids seem to love it. I am posting the recipe as written. We have altered it on occasion and changed the … [Read more...]

What We Tried : Loaded Veggie Nachos (Vegetarian) Recipe

I have always loved nachos of any variety, but when we became vegetarians our nachos became pretty boring (cheese & chips with maybe some boca). I pull recipes from magazines and put them in a binder. I had a recipe for nachos, but it called to put them on baked corn tortillas. I ran across another recipe that I liked part of also… so this week I took the best of both recipes and made my own. Loaded Veggie Nachos bag of tortilla … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Soup and Homemade Crusty French Baguettes

Soup Sunday | Pumpkin Soup & Homemade Crusty French Baguettes   With fall here my cravings for anything pumpkin are in high gear. After a little searching and a flip of the coin, I picked this pumpkin soup recipe. I’ve adapted it a bit. The kids seemed to like it, but did not ask for seconds. The adults liked it much more... although I admit it didn’t taste as pumpkiny (is that a word?) as I’d had hoped. I paired it with homemade … [Read more...]

Soup Sunday | Chili & Chili Seasoning Mix Recipe

Soup Sunday | Chili Seasoning Mix Recipe This past week was cold and drizzling outside... the perfect kind of weather for chili. I am revisiting this recipe from last year because it’s one I turn to often. It saves me money, I can alter it to be a little spicier if wanted keep it on the tame side, and I know what is going into my family’s food. I meant to take photos of my chili, but alas I forgot and it disappeared quickly. My chili changes … [Read more...]

Soup Sunday | Vegetarian Green Chile Stew Recipe

Soup Sunday | Vegetarian Green Chile Stew Recipe This week I was looking for a heartier soup... the kind that sticks to your ribs. Before our vegetarian days we loved a good beef stew. When I saw this recipe I had high hopes that it would be all that I hoped for and more. I was right! Everyone devoured this soup and even Emma (age 6) asked for me to make it again mid week for her birthday dinner. It is super forgiving... so if you don’t have a … [Read more...]

Soup Sunday | Lasagna Cheese Soup & Italian Herb Bread for the Bread Machine Recipe

This week I tried a recipe that was mailed to me unexpectedly. I was surfing the web looking for a new recipe to try for the family and this popped up in my email. It was submitted to me by the founder of eMeals.com, Jane DeLaney. I substituted TVP for the ground beef and vegetable broth instead of chicken to make it vegetarian friendly. My family devoured this soup in a matter of minutes. Emma is my ultra picky girl that doesn’t like noodles. … [Read more...]

Soup Sunday | Creamy Cauliflower & Broccoli Soup Recipe

Broccoli and cauliflower are two of my all time favorite vegetables. I was craving cauliflower so I went on a hunt for a good cauliflower soup recipe. I ran across this one on Allrecipes.com and knew it would be a hit. Print 5.0 from 5 reviews Creamy Cauliflower & Broccoli Soup Recipe Cuisine: Soup Serves: 4 Ingredients 1 quart chicken broth (we used vegetable broth) 1 onion, finely chopped 1 head … [Read more...]

Gluten Free White Bread Recipe for Bread Machine

Although we don’t have a gluten allergy, we have been reading up on the benefits of eating gluten free. Loaves of bread from the store can be pricey, so we thought we’d give a recipe a try... and it turned out good! I couldn’t wait to share it with you.... Print Gluten Free White Bread Recipe for Bread Machine This is an adapted recipe. The original is quoted and I put our alterations in parentheses. The original recipe was too moist … [Read more...]