Category: Recipes

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Apple Muffin Recipe

Today I made Apple Muffins for the kids.  It had been a while since I made them and they were a *huge* hit with the kids.  I thought I would share that recipe with you. Then down below I shared links to my famous Peanut Butter Recipe, Pumpkin Muffins, Donut Muffins, Homemade Nutrigrain Bars, and others.  Here are the instructions for making Apple Muffins: Pre-Heat the oven to 350°F /170°C...

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Donut Muffins (and Other Sweet Recipes!)

These days the kids all tend to make their own breakfasts, but I still try to make something for all of us once a week. This past week, I decided to try a new recipe. They are called Donut Muffins, obviously they aren’t the most nutritious but boy did the kids jump out of bed quickly! They were really quick easy to make; a bonus for a busy homeschooling family!...

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What’s in Your Cookie? – Free Printable about Where Things Come From

I thought the kids would enjoy talking about where the ingredients in cookies come from. This is something we talked about quite a bit when the kids were younger, but I thought they might enjoy this again.   Eggs, flour, and butter are pretty easy for the kids, but vanilla and baking powder aren’t quite as obvious! The kids bake a lot these days!    This is free if anyone...

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Peanut Butter Bars

I have been making these peanut butter bars since high school and really haven’t ever seen them around.  When I bring these everyone raves about them!  They tend to be one of my stand-by desserts if it is a function where I know peanut butter is acceptable. Peanut Butter Bar Recipe: Ingredients: 1 cup crunchy peanut butter 2/3 cup butter 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups firmly packed brown sugar 3...

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Time for Pumpkin Muffins!

About this time of year, I always seem to make lots of batches of Pumpkin Muffins. And, with so many new readers I always feel inclined to share our recipe again! This is a recipe I got from my friend, Michelle, about fifteen years ago. I’ve been making them ever since!! This year the girls staged a photo shoot featuring our muffins for you!! You need a very, very large...

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Black Bean and Cilantro Wrap

Last week we tried a new recipe for lunch.  The kids absolutely loved this.  Not only did we have it for lunch twice last week, but we got more cilantro and made another batch for dinner because the kids wanted Dad to try it out as well!!  I call that a winner!! What I also loved is that it takes under 10 minutes to prepare from start to finish! Ingredients:...

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Middle Eastern Lentil Soup – Crockpock Recipe

  This soup has become one of our family favorites! After soaking the lentils and soup beans, add all ingredients to the crockpot and cook for 6-8 hours. 1 1/2 – 2 cups dry lentils — These days I usually add 1 cup of lentils and about 3/4 cup of soup beans mix) — soaked for 1 1/2 hours, then rinsed 8 cups water 1 onion chopped 1/2 cup celery chopped...

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Fudge Brownie Cookies

  This is one of those recipes that absolutely everyone should have! They are very, very rich… and are melt in your mouth good! In a saucepan, place 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 2 oz (squares) chopped unsweetened chocolate 2 tablespoons butter On the LOWEST heat slowly melt the chocolate and butter. Stir constantly. When the chocolate is (mostly) melted remove from heat and add 2 eggs 2/3 cup sugar...

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Popovers — Great with Soups! Yum!

Have you ever made popovers?  They are very simple to make as long as you follow the instructions carefully.  My kids absolutely LOVE these!   These are simple to make and don’t require many ingredients: >2 eggs, well-beaten 1 cup milk 1 cup flour <1/2 teaspoon salt 1 Tablespoon melted butter Beat until smooth. Fill well-greased silicone muffin pan cups 1/3 full. It is very, very important not to over-fill...

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Homemade Nutrigrain Bars

We love this homemade Nutrigrain Bar recipe! I hadn’t made them for a couple of months and while the kids were out playing I made a batch. Yum! I didn’t have any almond extract on hand so just used 1 tsp of vanilla instead.  No matter how I make them, they’re gone pretty quickly! I thought I’d share that recipe again today. So here you go: A few years ago,...

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe — Family Favorite!

  Growing up, my family didn’t buy cookies at the grocery store, we always baked them at home. I love to bake and have been making cookies since I was little. By the time my sister went off to college (and I was in 7th grade), I took over the weekly task of baking cookies for my family’s lunches.  We have some pretty great family recipes for shortbread cookies, peanut...

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Middle Eastern Lentil Soup (Crock-pot Recipe)

Life is so busy in the evenings as I drive the kids where they need to be for their sports, scouts and play dates that I rely on my crockpot a lot.  This is a wonderful soup with a tangy flavor that my kids all like as well:   1 1/2 -2 cups dry lentils — soaked in water for 1 1/2 hours, then rinsed prior to adding to the...

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Safe Snack Guide – Nut and Egg Free Snack List

Lots of schools and other places are requiring nut-free snacks.  LD’s gym suggested this website as a helpful place to find snacks that are free of nuts, tree nuts and eggs: snacksafely.com.  It’s a list of the purchased types snacks. I personally wish the list had started out (in big bold letters) things like sliced apples, baby carrots, snap peas — you know the fresh fruits and veggies that should be...