Category: Eats


Make Something Monday:: Lemon Crumb Muffins

Our house has recently gone through a muffin testing phase where we’ve been cooking all of the muffin recipes we could get our hands on, in order to create a list of “go to’s.” This one was voted 5/5 from my little family and has most definitely been added to the make again list!! Coming to us from Taste of Lizzy T, this easy to put together and DELICIOUS Lemon Crumb Muffins recipe is one that I’ve done several times with my kids. We love recipes that are simple enough to allow for kids in the kitchen yet sophisticated enough to feed guests...


Make Something Monday:: Grandma’s Homemade Noodles

Homemade noodles always seem like a daunting task. A time consuming, “only for grandmas, but not for young moms,” overwhelming, daunting task. Then, I remembered that I’m not actually as young as I think I am. And also, they aren’t as scary as they seem… And get easier (and more comfortable) with each attempt. What you need: 2 eggs + 1 egg yolk dash of salt 2 Tbsp milk or cream 2 cups flour What you do: Beat eggs, milk/ cream, and salt together Stir egg mixture in with flour Put mixture on floured board, working in additional flour until stiff...


Make Something Monday:: Cornbread Muffins

I made these yummy cornbread muffins for one of our family gatherings over the holidays, and they got the best compliments! I, of course, can’t take credit for anything other than following a recipe…. So today I am sharing that recipe with each of you! Check out The Best Buttermilk Cornbread from Life Made Simple.


Make Something Monday:: Taco Seasoning

Taco Tuesday is a weekly event at our house. It is something my kids rely on and look forward to with big appetites! Although we as a family can’t agree on soft shell vs. hard shell, we can all unanimously agree that this homemade taco seasoning can’t be beat! Simple Taco Seasoning Mix the following ingredients together, adding to your choice of protein. Add water to your desired consistency. 1/2 Tbsp chili powder 1 1/2 tsp cumin 1 tsp black pepper 1/2 tsp paprika 1/4 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp oregano Try it today and let me know what you...


Make Something Monday:: Easy & Yummy Fruit Dip

This easy-to-throw-together fruit dip is a good one to keep in your back pocket. I’ve made it in a pinch for get-togethers and ALWAYS have people asking for the recipe. You’ll be amazed at our SIMPLE this is… And once you taste it, you’ll be IMPRESSED with how yummy it is!! What you need: 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened 1 cup sour cream 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup frozen whipped topping, thawed Garnish with brown sugar on the top Cut and washed fruit of your choosing To prepare: Mix brown sugar and cream...


Make Something Monday:: Slow Cooker Beef & Broccoli

One of my favorite foodie bloggers is Chungah, over at Damn Delicious. I ran across her site a few years ago and have been powering my way through her recipe drawer, one “Quick & Easy” page at a time. Not only do I respect her ability to use a curse word in her blog title, but I appreciate her ability to make recipes that are DOABLE and MANAGEABLE for the common mom. And if I could think of any phrase to describe me, it would, in fact be: “Common mom.” This common mom tested the Beef & Broccoli recipe last year....


EASY (and yummy) pizza crust

Raise your hand if you LOVE pizza?? Me too! Check out this amazingly EASY and YUMMY DIY pizza crust that will make you erase Pizza Hut from speed dial. We make this at our house weekly, and my kids love being a part of the experience. When my daughter’s daycare serves pizza at school, I grab one of these mini crusts out of the freezer to send with her. Easy. Cheap. Inclusive. Amazing. The Best Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe Here are a few notes I would add: This recipe makes more than one pizza, which is perfect for hungry nights OR...

Freezer Cooking 0

Freezer Cooking

Some may wonder if I’ve had one too many mojitos and been unable to post…. Some may wonder if my munchkins devoured me in pure “children taking over the universe” fashion and that is what has pulled me away.  Fear not, followers, all is well!  I’ve been busy with life and super exhausted lately (growing a human is HARD work!), but am forcing myself a second to sit down and write. In reflecting over these past few weeks, I have been in full momma mode!  I’ve tipped my hat to the world of “freezer cooking” and am loving it!  It...

Yummy Yummy Cinnamon Rolls!! 1

Yummy Yummy Cinnamon Rolls!!

After months of contemplating whether or not I could actually whip up a batch of cinnamon rolls, I pulled out the ingredients last Sunday and made my first attempt… With two young children for added pressure 🙂  These super sugary, super yummy cinnamon rolls received a 4/4 star rating from my little family of four.  Comments from littles included, “Why can’t we have MORE???” and “Oooooooh, the extra sugar is my favorite part!” Did we start the day off healthy?  No.  Did we start the day off yummy?  Absolutely! Head on over to “The Finer Things in Life” blog by...

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