Mint Chocolate Chip No Churn Ice Cream

The Imaginative One loves the color green.  Once he was old enough to chose his own ice cream flavor, he would chose mint chocolate chip ice cream.  For five or so years, he would only eat with mint chocolate chip ice cream.  In recent years, his choice of ice cream flavors is more diverse. Continue reading “Mint Chocolate Chip No Churn Ice Cream”

Cheddar Bay Biscuits Redone

Some of my previous recipes either don’t have pictures or the pictures need to be updated.  This recipe needed an updated photograph.  I used an Iphone to take the picture for the blog back in March 2012.  The Iphone was new so I thought I needed to use it for all my photographs for this blog.  (I no longer have an Iphone.)

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Blueberry Muffin Energy Balls (Vegan, Gluten Free)

The Imaginative One has gone to two camps.  Since the camps, I’ve volunteered to pick up the Imaginative One and one of his friends from the first camp so we can drive them up to the second camp.  Hubby and I are going to be going on a small road trip this weekend.   Continue reading “Blueberry Muffin Energy Balls (Vegan, Gluten Free)”

Creamy Hummus

Many years ago, I would sign up for coffee hour at the church we attended at that time.  I was on a “diet” at that time to lose the baby weight that I had gained from both the Wee One and the Imaginative One.  So I decided to bring a veggie tray with the typical ranch dressing and hummus instead of cookies and cake. Continue reading “Creamy Hummus”

Crockpot Chicken (Revised)

The beginning of July was quiet in our house.  Maybe that was because I was sick from the Fourth of July until that Friday.  I was housebound for two of those days because I had a fever.  On the Fourth of July, the only relief I got from my fever was laying in front of a fan. Continue reading “Crockpot Chicken (Revised)”

Fried Egg Grilled Cheese Sandwich

The Fourth of July was a bust at our house.  On the third, I went to our town’s annual block party.  It was rainy and chilly during the block party.  Even though I wore jeans and a pullover, I ended up with a fever, cough, and a headache.  I was suppose to be in our Fourth of July parade but opted not to go.  The Wee One decided he didn’t want to walk in the parade if I wasn’t there.  The Imaginative One did walk in the parade because one of his friends came and got him.

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Taco Hamburger Helper – Secret Recipe Club (July 2016)

Today’s my monthly Secret Recipe Club Reveal.  Before I reveal who I was assigned this month, I’m going to have a quick commercial break because it’s a special day at our house.  I don’t want the person whose blog I’m featuring to feel slighted so I’m going to try to keep it quick. Continue reading “Taco Hamburger Helper – Secret Recipe Club (July 2016)”

Peach Quick Bread

One thing I am realizing is that even though I’ve shared recipes, I’ve not shared much about the kids or really welcomed you into my kitchen for a meal.

My kids are now eleven and almost thirteen.  Another chapter in my life is beginning, that is a mother of a teenager.  Let me tell you, life has begun to get interesting.  When this blog began in 2010, the boys were 5 and almost 7. Continue reading “Peach Quick Bread”

Trail Mix (Easy Snack and DIY)

The Imaginative One is now in Boy Scouts and goes on hikes.  One of the hiking trips requires him to carry all of his supplies and food for the weekend.  Trail mix is one of the easiest items to carry.  We make our own so we can customize it to his likes.
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Cake Mix Donuts – Foodie Extravaganza (July 2016)

This month’s theme is donuts.  I have some favorite donut shops around the area – Bill’s Donuts and Abbey’s Donuts are two of our favorite donut shops.  Plus Tim’s (aka Tim Horton’s)

Sometimes though it’s fun to make your own donuts at home.  I have several recipes for donuts on my blog.

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Mom, What’s For Dinner? – July 2016

This month is crazy because we have a road trip, a birthday trip, and a friend visiting from out of town.  When my friend comes to town, we are going out to eat so that she can try some local foods.

I’ve included desserts for each week.  Most of them are the same from last week.  Since I have the two boys, these are desserts that I know they’ll eat.  I may be trying out other desserts/ treats but have not included them on my menu.

Week 1 – July 4 – 10 (page 2)

Week 2 – July 11 – 17 (page 3)

Week 3 – July 18 – 24 (page 4)

Week 4 – July 25 – 31 (page 5)

Vanilla Wacky Cakes or Cupcakes (Vegan)

This cake requires NO eggs and NO dairy.  Say what!  In order for the cake to rise, it requires a chemical reaction between the baking soda and vinegar.

I’m now obsessed with baking these cupcakes/ cake since it’s so easy to put together.

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Top Posts of June 2016

Can you believe it is already July?  I’m going to be back at work in a month.  Once I’m back to work, most of the meals will be easy meals.  

I shared a lot of recipes during June.  -The most viewed recipe that was viewed was actually a blog post that I reposted with a picture since I didn’t think I needed pictures during my first years of blogging.  Two of my other most view recipes that were posted in June were from the Secret Recipe Club.

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Yummy Chicken Marinade

As I was cooking this chicken, the Wee One walked into the kitchen.  He asked me what smelled so good.  I showed him the chicken that was already cooked.  The Wee One wanted to eat the chicken right then and there.

Once I told him dinner was ready to be eaten, he began to eat one of the pieces of chicken as he was loading up his plate.  He ended up eating two pieces of chicken.  For him, that is a big deal.  He has a small appetite.

The Wee One kept talking about how delicious the chicken tasted.  I think that means this marinade is a keeper. Continue reading “Yummy Chicken Marinade”

Beef Hash

Food Memories

As long as I can remember, my father-in-law made roast. The next day, he would make hash from the left over roast, potatoes, onions, and carrots.  I do the same thing with our leftover roast.  However, there is some differences between my hash and his hash.

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Hawaiian Flatbread (WDW Copycat Recipe)

One of my favorite quick service restaurant meal at Walt Disney World is from the Polynesian’s Captain Cook’s Restaurant.  I enjoy eating the Hawaiian flatbread with a cup of Dole Whip.

I’ve never stayed at the Polynesian.  It’s on my Walt Disney World bucket list though.  It’s a beautiful resort.

I decided to recreate my favorite meal.  It was absolutely yum!  When I made the flatbread, I drank a Dole Whip Smoothie with it.

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Pizza Sauce

I originally posted this recipe back in July 2010.  I decided to repost the recipe with a couple slight changes to the recipe.

pizza sauce

Pizza Sauce

Stars of the recipe:

  • 1 (6 oz.) can of tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 to 1/2 c. water
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp. dried basil
  • 1/2 Tbsp. dried parsley

Steps:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a microwavable bowl.  (Start with 1/4 c. of water.  Gradually add more until it’s the thickness you want.)
  2. Microwave for 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Stir once out of the microwave.
  4. Use on your favorite pizza crust.

Homemade Pizza

Homemade Pizza Crust

Happy eating,
Traci