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December 6, 2015

Twice Baked Loaded Potatoes

I love baked potatoes fully loaded with butter and sour cream, sprinkled with cheese and chives and don’t forget the bacon bits. Yummmm! While many think of baked potatoes as a side dish I like to think of them as the main course and in fact we often eat just loaded baked potatoes as dinner. The only thing better than baked potatoes with all the fixin’s are twice baked loaded potatoes!

Twice Baked Loaded Potatoes are so delicious you will never bake your potaotes just one time ever again

Twice Baked Loaded Potatoes Recipe

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December 3, 2015

Holiday Baking Made Easy with Pillsbury™ Purely Simple™ Baking and Frosting Mixes

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The J.M. Smucker Company. The opinions and text are all mine.

Pillsbury™ Purely Simple™ Baking and Frosting Mixes

Holiday Baking Made Easy with Pillsbury™ Purely Simple™ Baking and Frosting Mixes

I would like to take a moment to share my mom failures with you. I think we all start out with the best intentions. We want to bake something with our kids, and it will be fun. We go to the store with them. We come home having missed out on an ingredient we needed. We go back to the store. We buy the ingredient and thirty dollars more in things we do not need. We get home, and we are tired, and we do not feel like baking. We do so because we have promised up and down that today is the day we will bake together. We start the process; then someone loses something in the bowl. We fish it out. We remind them not to stick their hands in the bowl. Then we decide our warning is falling on deaf ears, so we decide to give them their own bowl of flour and water to stir while we make the real thing. Then we hear the proverbial whoops. We look down, and it appears to have snowed in our kitchen. We have one child using the flour to make handprints on the floor, isn’t that neat? Neat? It is the exact opposite of neat. It is a mess. We keep stirring and mixing hoping the kitchen will last through this epic event. We then hear “he took my spoon!” We remind to share. We say come help mom. Okay! Then they begin to help mom by fighting over who is going to help mom. We become annoyed, this is supposed to be fun. I am trying to cook cupcakes from scratch. I spent all this time buying the ingredients and putting them on the counter, measuring everything, so it was right, and then I had the sequence of who was going to do what. Well, that was great in my mind but the reality is flour hand prints on the floor, counter, and even my bottom has one.Continue reading

December 2, 2015

Cinnamon Roll Waffles

My kids love cinnamon rolls. I rarely buy them because I would prefer my kids eat a healthier breakfast but occasionally when they are on sale I will buy a few tubes. They can barely wait for the rolls to cool down before they gobble them up. Well I decided to switch things up a bit and see what would happen if I made waffles with their favorite cinnamon rolls. The cinnamon roll waffles were a huge hit. Here’s a delicious breakfast treat that you can give your family.

 

Cinnamon Roll Waffles

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December 1, 2015

Easy Chicken Taco Ring Recipe

Easy Chicken Taco Ring Recipe

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It’s finally here, the week of Thanksgiving! Who else is excited to spend some time with family being thankful and eating some yummy food? This year it’s my turn to hose Thanksgiving in my home for my family. This makes me happy yet a little nervous. We don’t have a huge family, only about 10 of us will be eating dinner, but still, when you are used to cooking for 3 people it can seem like a lot! That’s why I’m thankful for my easy chicken taco ring recipe!Continue reading

November 28, 2015

Beans, Greens & Pasta Recipe

Beans, Greens & Pasta Recipe

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Thanks to Connie for this recipe.

Dry beans are a money saver.  Aside from having a large yield when cooked, they have a long shelf life and are nutrient-rich.  Beans are also a wonderful source of protein, fiber, and iron and they are naturally low in sodium and calories, unlike their canned counterparts which sometimes have up to 15% of the daily value of sodium. The only challenge with dry beans is the fact that you do have to plan ahead when preparing them.  They need to be soaked overnight before proceeding with a recipe, or at the very least, quick soaked.   If you don’t have overnight, you can “quick soak” them.  Rinse and sort ½ pound of beans; place in pot and cover with 3-4 cups hot water.  Bring water to a boil and boil for 2 minutes.  Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 1 hour.  Drain soak water and rinse beans before proceeding with recipe.Continue reading

November 26, 2015

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Do you love cupcakes? Store bought cupcakes are yummy but nothing beats the awesome goodness of homemade moist cupcakes. We have a great red velvet cupcakes recipe for you with special ingredients that add that little extra touch to make these the best homemade red velvet cupcakes ever.

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting are simply perfection

I have found that red velvet cupcakes are one of those things that people either love or hate. I have never met a cupcake I didn’t like and these are no different. The dark red color and rich cocoa flavor make these cupcakes special but the  Apple Cider Cream Cheese frosting makes them extraordinary!

Red Velvet Cupcakes Recipe

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