I don’t know about you, but we still have lots of Halloween candy hanging around! I have a really hard time during this season of the year caving to the sugar monster. This week I decided to take control of it and make these yummy Peanut Butter Crunch Powerballs. They still have enough chocolate to make me feel like I am getting a treat. Peanut Butter and Chocolate is my favorite combination. (more…)
I could not wait to get my Instant Pot! I asked for one for my birthday a few weeks ago and my family pulled through and got one for me. It is still sitting in the box in my kitchen. Now that I have it, I am not exactly sure what to do first! When I reached out to some of my friends on Facebook, I realized that I am not the only one who has encountered this feeling. So I went to some fellow bloggers for recipes that would be great for beginners and they gave me some recipes to get started. I thought I should share these with anyone else who might be struggling with how to get started. (more…)
Taco Soup is not a new concept. Most of us have made it or at least tasted it. This meal is a life saver for me on a busy day. It takes no time to throw it all in the crock pot in the morning! With fall coming up, this will be on our menu plan a lot. (more…)
Have you ever tried making your own granola cereal? It is so easy and tastes way better than the store bought variety! I’ve made a few different recipes before but decided I wanted to try making a nut-free version. Some of the schools and camps around here do not allow snacks or lunches containing nuts.
I decided to use oats, Cheerios, puffed rice and sunflower seeds. You could always add in dried fruit or coconut flakes as well. (more…)
Do you have an appliance that you use everyday? For us it is the espresso machine and the smoothie blender. I make the kids a Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Smoothie every day. I keep waiting for them to get tired of it. Since they have one every day, I prep them three at a time. The accountant in me loves the efficiency of this process.
We have the Ninja Professional Blender and Nutri Ninja Cups. This makes our mornings so much easier! It only comes with two cups so I always order another set of cups so that we have extra to make ahead. (more…)
I am almost embarrassed to share this recipe because it is so easy! I feel like I should because it definitely comes in handy for a busy family. If you are trying to find something simple to cook to avoid heading through the drive-thru, then this Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken recipe is for you. It only requires four ingredients and a Crock Pot! 🙂
It’s that time of year! McDonald’s is offering their very popular Shamrock Shake. Since it is already feeling like spring here in North Carolina, I tried to pull off a healthy version of this shake for Gavin. (more…)
Who doesn’t love waffles? We got a waffle maker this year for Christmas and have had so much fun with it. Who knew all the things you can make besides just regular waffles! We have made waffle grilled cheese and waffle peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in it. Most recently, we decided to try egg waffles. Even Gavin loved these and he usually will not eat eggs. (more…)
This is a pretty basic strawberry smoothie, but add a cute cup and straw and you have something special! The frozen strawberries and strawberry yogurt make it a nice pink color. I think it makes a great breakfast treat or afternoon snack.