Quick & Simple Yeast Pizza Crust Recipe

Our family enjoys a good homemade pizza. For as long as I can remember we have used this no yeast pizza crust recipe, but this particular night I was craving a crust that is a little lighter and bread-like. I didn't have the patience to wait hours for multiple rises, so I needed a quick yeast recipe. I stumbled on this recipe and went to work. Print 4.8 from 5 reviews Quick & Simple Yeast Pizza Crust Recipe Author: Heather … [Read more...]

NECTRESSE™ Natural No Calorie Sweetener with Splenda

NECTRESSE™ Natural No Calorie Sweetener with Splenda I am always interested when someone tells me they have a way to cut the calories while using a natural product. Recently I was told about NECTRESSE™ sweetener. My interest was peeked when told that it has the rich sweet taste of sugar and is naturally zero calories per serving. My mind immediately started going through all the ways I could incorporate NECTRESSE™ in our lives. Upon … [Read more...]

White, Brown, Spanish, Jasmine, even Basmati: How to Cook Rice

White, Brown, Spanish, Jasmine, even Basmati: How to Cook Rice Unless you know how to cook rice, you've probably had few opportunities to savor the many delicious and popular varieties. There's a rice for every taste and every dish, and each one possesses its own unique flavors and characteristics. Basmati, for example, is said to resemble popcorn in both flavor and aroma. The sooner you learn how to cook rice, the sooner you can begin … [Read more...]

Tasty Vegetable Lasagna Recipe

Hi everyone! I am Alesha, mom blogger behind Full Time Mama, and I am thrilled to be writing for Heather here on OurKidsMom! When I was thinking on what to share with you here, I decided a delicious recipe would be appropriate. It wouldn't be too hard for me to write up a recipe post (I enjoy cooking and host a recipe link up every week on my blog), but then Heather said it would need to be vegetarian. Ah, a challenge! My family doesn't eat … [Read more...]

C&H Light Sugar Review | Low Fat Banana Muffin Recipe

We are always looking for a few ways to cut back on calories, but still stay with a natural product. When I was told about C&H light I was intrigued and wanted to try it for myself. C&H® Light is an all natural pure cane sugar and stevia blend with half the calories of sugar. That's over a 350-calorie savings in each cup! By blending pure cane C&H® Sugar with a naturally sweet extract from the stevia plant, we have created a … [Read more...]

Hand Print Art & Kids Crafts

I’ve recently run into this fabulous online craft supplies store, Factory Direct Craft, that has all of our crafting needs. The site is really cool with a variety of supplies and a great crafting blog full of creative things to do with the kids that you can actually turn into artwork! They have complicated ones that involve multiple steps and tools to simple ones that involve paints, ice trays and food coloring.   I let Emma and Ethan … [Read more...]

Need Superbowl Dip Ideas? Avacado & White Bean Dip Recipe

Are you ready for the Super Bowl? Do you have all your dip recipes in place? If not, we have a yummy option that includes avocados that are oh so good for you! Print 5.0 from 7 reviews Avocado and White Bean Dip Ingredients 1 ripe avocado 1 can of white (cannellini) beans, rinsed and drained 2 cloves of garlic juice of one lime or 2 TBS lime juice for a jar salt to taste Instructions Mix together in a food … [Read more...]

What We Tried : Taco Casserole (vegetarian)

My family adores Mexican food, but my small repertoire of tacos, burritos and nachos were getting a little tiring. After a little searching I ran across this recipe for Taco Casserole. I’ve made this twice now and most of us love it. Why do I say “most of us”? My oldest son detests beans and gooey cheese. Ethan picks through to eat the beans and chips. The rest of us mix in some sour cream and maybe some guacamole and devour it. Taco Casserole … [Read more...]

What We Tried : Vegetarian Lasagna Recipe

We tried this yummy recipe this week and had mixed reactions. The younger generally don’t like any type of lasagna. Ethan pushed the noodles aside and ate the inside. Emma took one bite and refused. Josh doesn’t like cheese, so he gagged a few bites down and walked away. Kaytlin, myself and my husband enjoy lasagna and cheese… and loved this recipe. The only thing I would change is to maybe add some garlic and maybe some mushrooms.         … [Read more...]

What We Tried: Vegetarian Paella Recipe

  This week I was looking for something simple, preferably one pan and that everyone would like. I haven’t had paella since I was a child and that particular version was very spicy and contained shrimp. Everyone loved this dish. I was warning them that it might be a bit spicy… it wasn’t spicy at all. The kids were asking to add soy sauce, but we talked them into trying it without and they ended up eating two bowls.   Print Vegetarian … [Read more...]