Way back in the era of magazines (dude, did I just actually say that?) I found this amazing article in Parenting magazine (I’m lol-ing at this entire first paragraph) all about how to get your kids to eat a variety of things by using muffin tins – hence the name muffin tin lunch (super creative, right?)
My hobby, during the hotter months of the year, is to avoid turning on the oven whenever possible. However, the people like to eat in our home – and they LOVE nachos. Baked potato nachos are super easy, and a nice alternative to the standard pub fare. That said, you have permission to save this recipe until it’s not the temperature of Hades each day if you feel like I do about using the oven during summertime.
Y’all may or may not know this… but when Barry and I first got together, we were both significantly larger than we are now. We both lost a fairly decent amount of weight before we were married and in the early years of our marriage. I used to weight nearly 170 pounds and Barry weighed over 300 pounds at one point in his life. I have lost a good bit and Barry is down around 200 pounds. How did we do it…?
By learning the art of intuitive eating![Read more…]
Barry, my kids, and I all love homemade waffles! It’s one of their favorite meals – and they’ll enjoy them any time of day. I have a really large double-side waffle maker. It’s a Waring Pro. But then I found this cute, smaller one for four waffles. I only paid $15 for it and I know it’s not the best quality, but I’ve had so much fun with it! So…let’s make waffles!
Whenever I make waffles, I either make the Lemon Honey Flax Waffles from Jessica Fisher’s cookbook or I modify the waffle recipe from the red Breadbeckers cookbook. I have practically all their cookbooks, but I love the recipes from the little red book. I modify one called Basic Pancake recipe and convert it to waffles. The only real change between pancake and waffle batter is that you add more oil to the waffles.
Updated with better ingredients and easier instructions!
There is a war in my head – the War for French Toast and also the War for Waffles. The battle is real, friends.
One of my life goals is to actually see how many things I can cook in the waffle iron. When someone told me I could make my French Toast in there, I was ALL ABOUT THAT! This marriage of French Toast and Waffles is a beautiful thing – the yumminess of French Toast + the waffle holes for syrup. Waffle French Toast = YES![Read more…]
Years ago, there was an awesome blog called Tammy’s Recipes. She had the absolute best ever blueberry muffins recipe on there. Seriously, best EVER. Sadly, Tammy is no longer blogging and her blog has gone away (sadness).
Honestly, her blog’s disappearance has given me some kind of Recipe PTSD. Friends, this is EXACTLY why you should print ALL recipes that you find online…the ones that you enjoy, anyway.
You never know when recipe Armageddon will occur and they’re all be gone in a flash. I once had an AMAZING recipe for ciabatta bread. It was my fave…and then POOF! See – Recipe PTSD. It will NOT happen with these blueberry muffins!
Deep thoughts with Stacy… does anyone else ever wonder why it isn’t cinnamon roles and casserolls instead of cinnamon rolls and casseroles? File that under “pointless things Stacy ponders”. LOL. But seriously, today I want to talk about reheating food – specifically about reheating cinnamon rolls and casseroles.
Guest post by Lisa Mullen, author of the recently-released “The Every Mom’s Meal Solution Handbook,” available now!
There are many challenging parts of being a wife, mom, and homemaker, but one of the most difficult can be figuring out what in the world to feed them day after day after day. And feeding them isn’t one of those things you can put off for a few days (or weeks) like laundry or windows, either. Oh no, they’ll hunt you down if you forget for even a few hours!
We are in a very busy season of our life right now. We’re sometimes tired – and constantly have a lot going on. But the things that are keeping us busy are ALL good things! Being busy is not something that we don’t want to do. This is the good kind of busy. Hence the inspiration for this post on easy meals for busy seasons.
It’s really easy, when you’re busy, to compromise on food.[Read more…]
Today’s post is quick but hopefully something that y’all find helpful! I actually saw the idea for muffin tin lunches in a magazine when I was pregnant with Annie. She is 9 so that means I’ve been doing this little technique for easy lunches for years. The kids and I both love it.
Now, I don’t know about y’all, but whenever I have to be someplace in the mornings, I always seem to be running late. It seems impossible to get someplace on time if I have to get everyone fed and clean up the kitchen after breakfast! I was browsing ideas for a kid-friendly breakfast on-the-go when it hit me… [Read more…]