What We Tried : Homemade Bagels Recipe

Prep Time: 30 Min   Cook Time: 25 Min Ready In: 2 Hrs 55 Min       Servings    Original Recipe Yield 1 dozen Ingredients 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons white sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast 1 2/3 cups warm water 2 tablespoons margarine Directions Mix together the unsifted flour, 3 tablespoons sugar, 1-1/2 … [Read more...]

What We Tried: Pumpkin Pie Mocha /Coffee Recipe

  With the first day of Autumn upon us, my taste buds have been having daydreams about pumpkin spice mochas. After some digging online I found a recipe I had to try. I followed this recipe and added the spices directly to my coffee as instructed, but I could still taste the powder a bit. I am posting the recipe as written, and then I will tell you what I did this morning that was YUMMY. Pumpkin Pie … [Read more...]

What We Tried: Baked Falafel Sandwich Recipe (Vegetarian)

I ran across this recipe one day and asked my husband if he knew what a falafel was. Neither one of us knew, but he had “heard” about falafels and thought they were supposed to be super yummy. This particular recipe does not call for them to be deep fried, which makes these falafels a little more diet-friendly than traditional ones. You can also make them even easier on the waistline by using the Sensa weight loss system! How did the family … [Read more...]

What We Tried : “Valentino’s” Pizza Crust Recipe

Pizza has become a weekly meal for us and I am always on the hunt for an easy but yummy crust. For years now (since I was a pre-teen) I have used a Betty Crocker recipe that does not call for yeast or rising. It is a little dense, but the family likes it okay. This week I wanted a little more airy dough but didn’t want to wait for a rise and punch down (who wants to work on pizza dough for hours, right?). This one was a hit with the family! … [Read more...]

What We Tried… Vegetarian Korma & Naan Recipes (Indian)

My husband and I recently visited a local Indian restaurant for our anniversary (remember the cucumber/jalepeno incident?). We both fell in love with the zest and overall taste as well as how filling it is! I have been on the hunt for a recipe that would work well for our family and found this one along with the Naan recipe online. We served this to the entire family. Ethan picked through, ate a few vegetables and several pieces of Naan. … [Read more...]

What We Tried… Fresh Vegetable Soup Recipe

This is a SUPER LOW calorie soup (almost free on Weight Watchers) and it is super yummy. It is going to make a nice warm yummy replacement for our salads in the colder months. Fresh Vegetable Soup   PointsPlus™ Value:    1 Servings:  12 Preparation Time:  35 min Cooking Time:  13 min Level of Difficulty:  Easy 2 clove(s) (medium) garlic clove(s), minced   1 medium … [Read more...]

What We Tried… Easy Spaghetti with Homemade Tomato Sauce Recipe & How to Peel Tomatoes

This week I was looking for a recipe that we would all enjoy and that would help me taper down my over abundance of fresh from the garden tomatoes. Our tomato plants are in full swing and we are bringing in a harvest like this one on an almost daily basis! Can you believe that?! Last summer I tried a homemade salsa recipe that rocked, but did not freeze or store well. I will probably make it again in a small batch… just enough to scarf down … [Read more...]

What We Tried… Bean Taquitos with Cucumber Salsa Recipe (Vegetarian)

Our family is on a mission… a mission to find meals that we all like! Is that too much to ask? I sure hope not! I figured we weren’t the only family with picky eaters and decided to start sharing some of the new (and old favorite) recipes that most, if not all, of our family of six liked (loved). This week we tried Bean Taquitos with Cucumber Salsa. We all like Mexican food and I am always looking for something to do with my over abundance … [Read more...]

Cucumbers GONE WILD! Cucumber Salsa Recipe

  This is what happens when you leave your garden unattended for…. for five days. Twenty-four big juicy cucumbers waiting for us to pick them… oh my! Now, if only our tomatoes would turn red! This brought me to pull out one of my favorite cucumber recipes… Enjoy! Chunky Cucumber Salsa Ingredients 3 medium cucumbers, peeled and coarsely chopped 1 medium mango, coarsely chopped 1 cup frozen corn, thawed 1 medium … [Read more...]

Updating Your Traditions #LogCabinSyrups

  Thank you to Log Cabin for sponsoring my post about updated traditions in my household. To learn more about Log Cabin Syrups (which are all free of High Fructose Corn Syrup), breakfast for dinner, and other new ways to update traditions in your home, click here. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity, as I do. For years our family has had a Sunday tradition of gathering … [Read more...]