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Graduation Cupcakes: Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

Meet my little brother. I was 13, almost 14 years old when he was born, so in some ways I feel like he was my first kid. People did mistake him for mine. But, no, he’s just my bro.

Jace is a great guy: loves God, loves the outdoors, loves my kids. (And, yes, he’s single.)

Mother’s Day Gift Idea: “We Love MOM” Cupcakes

You know how much I love cute cakes. I’m not a fancy cake maker. I’ve never taken a class, nor do I know how to use a pastry bag — at least not well. But, I love to make festive cakes. Here’s a super easy one, perfect for Mother’s Day 1. Bake your favorite cupcakes, […]

Chocolate Butterhorns – Perfect for Freezing, Perfect for Anytime

So, my friend Crystal has this Butterhorn Recipe that is a great make-ahead recipe. The rolls freeze, thaw, rise, and bake deliciously. I made them during last month’s freezer cooking, and our family has enjoyed them immensely. If you make them just as Crystal directs, you will be quite pleased.

However, since I am a little bit lazy scared of my Kitchenaid Mixer AND a little bit of a sweet tooth, I decided to tweak the recipe a little bit. I adapted the dough recipe to fit a standard bread machine AND I added chocolate to the finished product.

White Chocolate Walnut Cookies (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Flour)

White Chocolate Walnut Cookies

This week over at Good Cheap Eats, we’re talking about ways to Build a Frugal Pantry. Each week will feature a different ingredient, including storage suggestions, price points to watch for, a collection of recipes, and a wealth of guest posts. And each week over here we’ll share recipes that use that ingredient. This week’s […]

Frugal Friday: Freezer Cooking on the Cheap

This week I spent a few days in the kitchen. I was on a mission to fill my freezer with homemade “convenience” items. Rather than start from scratch each night at dinnertime, I will be able to draw from a storehouse of “freezer meals.” Almost all of this month’s meals have been pre-prepped in some […]

Ultimate Recipe Swap: Make Ahead Meals

I don’t have enough time, arms, or sleep. Such is the life of a mother. So, in order to make my “life as MOM” as pleasant as possible, I’ve been trying to develop ways to save time. More than two arms would look weird, and sleep will come eventually. Over the weekend I put together […]

Freezer Cooking Day #2 – The End Result

Very cute cookies, thanks to FishBoy8! Oh, I’m tired. Two days in the kitchen all the while juggling the running of a full household can be fatiguing. But I know that this will be worth it throughout the month. I think this counts as “working hard during the week in order to enjoy family time on […]

Freezer Cooking Day: Mid-Morning Update

I bought myself sometime this morning by letting FishBaby play in the cupboard. It’s not my favorite trick for cooking with kids, but it sure did make her happy. She’s now snoozing in her bed, so it’s time to book it. Right now the kids are enjoying applesauce hot from the crockpot. FishBoy7 peeled the […]