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A Better Burger Bun

In January I posted this hot dog bun recipe my family fell in love with. They freeze well and have yet to be hard or dry. Well, last night I made hamburger buns with the same recipe and I love it much better than the old recipe I was using. The bottoms do not get […]

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Croutons: The food family asks me to ship to them

I make a lot of croutons, all the time. We eat a lot of salads and we have been known to just grab a bag of them to eat while watching a movie. The hubbie and kids say it’s our “popcorn”. When traveling I have been asked to leave leftovers behind, I have shipped bags of […]

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Brownie Update

Last week I made the Black Bean Brownies with half the sugar. They turned out just fine, you do not notice the decrease in sugar. However, the consistency was fudge like. It did not have the cake-ish, crumbly feel to it that brownies have. I made the brownies to take to a pot-luck and they were I […]

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Power Muffins

This is baking right now… but I made a loaf instead of muffins. I got the recipe from Domesticated Academic via Pinterest. I only took out the baking powder ingredient and substituted it for cream of tartar and more baking soda. Once I taste them I may make some changes. Not sure of the butter is needed, […]

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5 minute applesauce

In baking you can easily replace the oil with applesauce to cut down on fat and calories. I do not usually have applesauce on hand so instead I make a quick batch of applesauce in the microwave as I need it.     Applesauce Peel and core desired amount of apples, any variety. (3 small […]

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Berry-licious French Toast

Need a breakfast for tomorrow monring? This one you make today and just pop in the oven in the morning and crawl back into bed for 25 more minutes…Viola a hot breakfast served to your family and you did not have to get up early and slave away in the kitchen. Berry-licious french Toast Sliced […]

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Snacks: Fruit Drop Cookies

I think these are tasty. My kids will not eat them. I also think these will make great go to snacks during a long run or bike ride. They are soft so they could easily become messy if crammed into a running pouch. Fruit Drop Cookies 1 ½ c rolled oats 1 c coconut flakes […]

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Snacks: Granola Bars

I have been working on snack food recipes trying to get them to my kids liking so I am buying less pre-made treats and crackers for their lunch boxes. Last week I made some granola bars that were a big hit with them. It is a quick recipe and so simple you can have your […]

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Pie for Dinner

Easter I made a pie for dessert. I saw this pie on Food Network’s Diners, Drive Ins and Dives. It looked delish and everyone seemed to love it. Anyway, it IS a good pie. I LOVE the flavor! However, I do not think it’s a dessert pie. It is more like a dinner pie, ya know, like Chicken Pot […]

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Mardi Gras Season is here, have some cake!

Happy New Year! Hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year. Whew! Being away from home for over 2 weeks was fun, but takes a lot of effort when you have to take 90% of your food. I spent all of last week unpacking, grocery shopping, putting away decorations and cooking to restock some […]

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