2 Yummy Do It Yourself Cream Cheese Flavors – Cinnamon Brown Sugar and Strawberry

Cinnamon Brown Sugar Cream Cheese

  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

-1 tub of WHIPPED cream cheese, room temperature

-1/4 c. brown sugar

-1 Tbsp. cinnamon

Directions

  1. Place the cream cheese in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add the brown sugar and cinnamon.
  3. Mix with electric mixer until blended.
  4. Enjoy with bagels.

 

Strawberry Cream Cheese

  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

-1 tub of WHIPPED cream cheese, room temperature

-1/2 c. diced strawberries (cut into tiny pieces)

-1 Tbsp. sugar

Directions

  1. Cut the strawberries.  Place in a bowl.  Sprinkle with sugar.  Allow to sit for 15 minutes.
  2. Place the cream cheese in a mixing bowl.
  3. Add the strawberries.
  4. Mix with electric mixer until blended.
  5. Enjoy with bagels.

Ginger Pineapple Smoothie – Back to School (Secret Recipe Club)

#Secret Recipe Club

Every month, I’m assigned another blog to check out.  After checking out their blog, I’m to find a recipe to make, photograph, and then post the recipe with the photograph of the recipe.  August has five Mondays so we are posting a family friendly meal for the fifth Monday.

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Cheesy Orzo Pasta (Simple Side Dish)

The Imaginative One turned 13 last month.  A tradition in our house is for me to cook one of the birthday boy’s favorite meals for their birthday.  We had the Imaginative One’s dinner the day after his birthday because we had planned to be out on his birthday. Continue reading “Cheesy Orzo Pasta (Simple Side Dish)”

Asian Cole Slaw

I started back to work last Wednesday.  Since I know life can get crazy when I’m at work, I decided I needed to make some freezer meals.  I cooked up some hamburger in the slow cooker.  Some of the cooked up hamburger became taco meat for the freezer.  The Wee One loves tacos so he’s going to be super excited to have tacos in the freezer. Continue reading “Asian Cole Slaw”

Oven “Fried” Chicken (Gluten Free Option)

My family loves fried chicken especially Kentucky Fried Chicken.  It’s not healthy to eat KFC though.  So when I found this recipe back in February, I was super excited.  It’s a little bit healthier because you bake the chicken instead of frying it in oil.   Continue reading “Oven “Fried” Chicken (Gluten Free Option)”

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”

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)”

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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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

 

“Almond Joy” Apple Bites

Quick and Easy

Apple bites are quick to put together.  All you need to do is slice up the apple, spread the apple slices with a nut butter, and then top the apple slices.  Yum!  Such a healthy snack depending on what you put on top of the apple slices.

These apple slices were topped with almond butter, coconut shreds, and cacao powder. Continue reading ““Almond Joy” Apple Bites”

No Bake Turtle Walnut Brownies (Gluten Free, Vegan) – Secret Recipe Club

#secretrecipe club

This is my second secret recipe club post this month.  I volunteered to take over for another member of the secret recipe club was unable to post since her site was going to be down.  I was assigned to Simple and Savory.

Anne is a holistic food coach.  She loves to cook and eat healthy foods.  I was excited to look through her blog.  Even though I don’t always eat healthy, I do love eating healthier foods.  I just wish my husband was more on board with healthier eating.

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Brown sugar carrots

This post was originally posted in July 2010.  I have been going through my previous posts to see which ones need to have a photograph added or the photograph updated.  This post need the picture to be updated.  When we had this side dish for dinner last night, I decided to snap a new picture of the dish.

Brown Sugar Carrots

Original post:

My mom gave us various vegetable seeds last April. My hubby decided to plant some of them.  One of the vegetables was carrots.  Last night, I harvested some of the carrots.  I decided to make brown sugar carrots for dinner.

This recipe is so simple, but the taste is superb.

Brown Sugar Carrots

Stars of the Recipe:

  • carrots cut into circles (about 2 cups)
  • 2 Tbsp. of butter or margarine
  • 3 Tbsp. of brown sugar (You can add more if you want it sweeter.)
  • 2 tsp. of ground cinnamon

Steps:

  1. Cut up the carrots.  Put in a microwaveable bowl.
  2. Put the rest of the ingredients in the bowl.
  3. Place the bowl in the microwave and cook for 3 to 5 minutes.  You want them tender crisp not mushy.
  4. After they are finished, take the bowl out of the microwave and then stir the syrup up.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

This recipe is linked to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday at Blessed with Grace.

Meaty Spaghetti Sauce (Wee One’s Sauce)

The other day I had to change our menu because we changed our plans for the week.  I had gone through our pantry and noticed we had a lot of spaghetti noodles.  So instead of barbecue chicken legs, I decided to have spaghetti.

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