With my husband's current allergy issues, he can no longer eat a lot of his favorite breakfasts. My friend, Jenn, made this delicious recipe for us when I had a baby and simply replaced the pork sausage with turkey sausage. We were amazed at how delicious this different combination of ingredients tasted! We added a bit of maple syrup on top as well.
Friday, September 11, 2020
Saturday, May 23, 2020
My daughter had a fun school assignment where she had to find 5 civil war recipes and try one of them. She chose Oatmeal Pie and we were totally amazed at how much it reminded us of pecan pie. It was absolutely delicious and rich and it just really surprised us! Apparently during the civil war, pecans were too expensive so they came up with this amazing recipe that tastes incredibly similar. We really enjoyed it. Her recipe actually called for corn syrup, which I try to avoid, so I searched for a similar recipe without it and found this one from 12 Tomatoes and decided to save it!
- Preheat oven to 350º F and line a pie dish with unbaked pie crust.
- In a large bowl, stir together brown sugar, oats, sugar and salt, then stir in milk, beaten eggs, butter and vanilla extract. Continue stirring until fully combined.
- Pour mixture into pie shell, then place in oven.
- Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until pie is cooked through.
- Remove from oven and let cool 10-15 minutes, then serve with ice cream or whipped cream.
Friday, May 15, 2020
My husband recently was diagnosed with allergies to soy, beef, chicken, pork, and peanuts. This basically means that there are very few restaurants where he can safely eat. One thing that he has missed the most is the white queso dip that he loved from Mexican restaurants. I have tried out many, many recipes trying to make a soy-free queso and finally stumbled upon the easiest recipe that my husband absolutely loves! We left out the jalapenos because we don't like it super spicy and thought it was perfect.
1 pound deli white American cheese
1 cup whole milk
4 oz. can diced green chilis
4 oz can jalapenos (we left this out but if you like spicy, pour it in!)
Directions: Pour milk into a small pot of stove and turn on medium-low. Break up American cheese into chunks and add to milk, slowly warming and stirring til melted completely. Add can of diced green chilis and jalapeños if desired. Enjoy with your favorite tortilla chips!
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
This is always a favorite and I make it for Sunday mornings a lot because I do all the work on Saturday and let it chill til the morning. I think sausage is the best meat to use but any of them work nicely.
1 pound sausage or bacon or ham
1/2 pound grated sharp cheddar cheese
8 slices of bread
2 cups milk
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. dry mustard
dash of pepper
Directions: Use a greased 9x13 casserole casserole dish. Place bread as liner in bottom of dish. Layer cheese, then meat. Sprinkle these evenly over the bread. Mix together eggs, milk, salt, mustard, and pepper. Pour over casserole. Chill over night. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes.
My husband orders sausage gravy almost every time he eats breakfast at a restaurant. I used to think that something like that would be too difficult to make correctly but I finally got up the nerve to try it. And guess what? This recipe is super easy!! It has never failed me. I usually double the recipe and then freeze part of it for later and it always heats up nicely. If I have time, I will make biscuits, but I most often serve it over sourdough toast and my husband loves it just the same.
1 pound bulk sausage
3 cups milk
1/3 cup flour
pepper to taste
Directions: Brown sausage in skillet. Stir in flour til dissolved. Add milk. Cook until it begins to bubble, stirring regularly. Reduce heat and allow to simmer, stirring until thickened, about 2 minutes. Season with pepper as desired.
We all love these cookies! And my girls really enjoy rolling the dough in the cinnamon/ sugar mixture!
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
2 3/4 cups flour
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
3 Tbs. sugar
3 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Mix softened butter, sugar, vanilla, and eggs well in a large bowl. Combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl. Blend dry ingredients into butter mixture. Chill dough and chill an uncreased cookie sheet for about 10-15 minutes in the fridge. Meanwhile, mix 3 Tbs. sugar and 3Tbs cinnamon in a small bowl. Scoop 1 inch globs of dough into the sugar/ cinnamon mixture. Coat by gently rolling balls of dough in the sugar mixture. Place on unglazed cookie sheet and bake 10 minutes. Remove from pan immediately.
Saturday, March 17, 2018
We often make pizza because it is one of the few meals that all 7 of us love. If I haven't had time to soak my grain the day before to make the healthier version, I give my girls a treat and let them make this delicious 15 minute pizza dough. Crispy on the bottom and soft on the top, it is just so delicious! I double the recipe and let them each make their own big pizza the way they like it and then they can have leftovers to take to school for lunch. Thanks to Homegrown in the Valley for such a delicious and easy recipe!
Monday, February 12, 2018
The girls love Papa Eric's waffles more than any other so I finally remembered to ask him for the recipe. I didn't try to make it healthier by soaking the batter because I was afraid I would ruin the recipe, but I did use half whole grain flour and half unbleached all purpose flour, and I also substituted my sucanat for white sugar and used half butter and half coconut oil for the oil. (I tripled the recipe and didn't want to use up my stash of either oil at once.) My girls agreed that they were the best waffles we had made and I freezed half of them for easy breakfasts on school mornings.
1 3/4 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
3 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
3 egg yolks beaten
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups milk
3 egg whites beaten stiff
Directions: Measure dry ingredients into mixing bowl. Blend. Combine egg yolks and milk. Stir into dry ingredients. Stir in cooking oil. Carefully fold in egg whites. Do not over-mix. Pour approximately 2/3 cup batter onto preheated grid. Close and bake
Sunday, October 1, 2017
When we ran out of sherbet at my daughter's party, we had some lemonade leftover as well as some sprite and vanilla ice cream. My mother-in-law added them to the punch bowl and everyone agreed is was amazing! I wish I had actual quantities to write down, but I don't. I just wanted to add it to the blog so we can remember to try it again soon.
I would guess:
1 1/2 cups lemonade
1 1/2 cups sprite
1 pint ice cream
My daughter requested this punch for her birthday and it was a quick and delicious punch! Everyone loved it!
- 1 tub of lime sherbet
- 1 2-liter Sprite
- Grab a punch bowl.
- Spoon the sherbet into the punch bowl.
- Pour the Sprite over the sherbet and stir.
When my girls do swim team in the summer, they are always hungry and I try to find nutrient dense recipes to fill them up. This custard is both delicious and healthy.
- 3 cups milk
- 4 egg yolks
- ½ cup maple syrup or honey
- ⅓ cup arrowroot powder
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 teaspoons gelatin
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- Whisk together arrowroot and gelatin in a small bowl.
- Into a medium saucepan, pour milk, egg yolks, maple syrup, and sea salt.
- Sprinkle the arrowroot mixture over its surface, and whisk again to combine.
- Cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes, stirring CONSTANTLY until the pudding begins to thicken. It will start to steam first, which is your sign that the custard is almost done.
- Once thickened, remove immediately from the heat.
Thursday, September 28, 2017
My husband absolutely loves it when a recipe contains more than just one meat. And I love anything with a cream sauce. So this recipe makes us both happy! I got the idea from this recipe, but the whole carbonara process seemed too time consuming to try out with a fussy baby on my hip so I just added some flour and cream to the bacon and sausage drippings to make a normal cream sauce for the pasta and it was delicious! But I'm sure actually making it as carbonara wold be wonderful as well so feel free to give yourself more time than I did and try it out.
My girls love crepes. I love them because they contain lots of eggs to fill my girls with protein. Most of my girls put cream cheese in the middle and pour syrup over top. If we have fresh berries, we add those as well. I use this recipe with my freshly milled spelt flour by soaking the flour overnight in the milk with a bit of apple cider vinegar added to make it healthier. I usually triple this batch to have some to freeze for busy school mornings.
Karis has really gotten into cooking lately and one of her favorite meals is mini ham and cheese quiche muffins. She even makes her own crust. She got her crust recipe from Genius Kitchen and her filling recipe from here.
I stumbled upon this recipe when looking for a yummy but different way to enjoy our home-grown tomatoes and zucchini. I wan't sure if my husband would like it since casseroles aren't his favorite, but both times I made it recently he raved about all the different flavors inside. He wanted me to make sure I kept the recipe for next summer! Thanks, Carrie, for such a winner! The only thing I did differently was to make my own cream sauce instead of canned mushroom soup. And I can never put just one clove of garlic in... I probably used at least 5!
Sunday, March 12, 2017
My friend Leah posted this yumy recipe and I just had type it out so I could remember it!
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
1/2 cup natural peanut butter (we use almond or sunflower butter)
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
1/2 to 1 tsp vanilla
Mix together until smooth (I use my food processor). Put into muffin liners (I used miniature ones here), and freeze/refrigerate
Sunday, February 5, 2017
Karis made this for my dad's birthday and it is probably one of the best cheescakes I have ever eaten! She got it from a Philadelphia Cream Cheese book.
2 pkg. cream cheese
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup chopped toffee bars, divided
1 graham cracker crust
Directions: Mix cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs; mix until blended. Stir in 3/4 cup of the chopped toffee bars. Pour into crust. Sprinkle with remaining toffee bars. Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes or until center is almost set. cool. Refrigerate at least 3 hours.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
My family loved this recipe! Thanks Budget Savvy Diva!
- 1 Bag of Frozen Corn - 16 oz
- 2 Tablespoons of Butter
- ⅓ Cup of Parmesan Cheese
- ¼ Teaspoon of Garlic Powder
- ½ Teaspoon of Pepper
- ½ Teaspoon of Paprika
- Over Medium Heat Melt Butter In A Medium Size Skillet.
- Add frozen corn ( do NOT add extra water)
- Cook for about 5 -7 minutes - stir every 2 minutes. Add seasoning keep stirring till all corn is well coated.
- Add cheese - stir for about 10 seconds
- and you are DONE! Enjoy!