How to Roast Spaghetti Squash

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I admit, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I kept seeing all these recipes on Pinterest with spaghetti squash instead of noodles and I thought surely these people had lost their minds. There is no way that spaghetti squash is good, much less as good as noodles. But, in our quest to eat healthier I was willing to give it a try. I have to admit I was very pleasantly surprised. I actually loved it! Spaghetti Squash has a rich peppery flavor and is so easy to roast. I’ve included step-by-step directions below. [Read more...]

10 Mother’s Day Easy Breakfast Ideas (For the hubby & kids to make!)

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Mother’s Day weekend is (or should be!) a day for mom to sleep in and get breakfast-in-bed, but if the rest of your family is cooking-challenged they may need a push in the right direction.  Since we leave for church pretty early on Mother’s Day, we sometimes start celebrating on Saturday morning. My sweet husband and big kids let me sleep in a little while they cook breakfast. It’s such a nice treat to not relax while they are doing all the work!

Even though we normally eat very healthy, Mother’s Day is an all out cheat day where I treat myself with whatever I want and I enjoy every single bite without once ounce of guilt. In case your hubby might need some inspiration, here are 10 breakfast recipes that Jamie and I have posted over the years you might enjoy.

  1. Banana Nut Muffins with Streusel Topping and Chocolate Chips
  2. Easy Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
  3. Homemade Whole Wheat Pancakes
  4. Homemade Granola Bars with Fruit & Nuts
  5. Ham & Egg Breakfast Cups
  6. Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole
  7. Night-Before Breakfast Casserole
  8. Apple Cinnamon Freezer Pancakes
  9. Microwave Bacon
  10. Homemade English Muffin Bread

Mother’s Day Dessert Ideas

mother's day dessert ideas Over the years we’ve posted some of our favorite dessert recipes. While my family generally eats healthy, Mother’s Day is a cheat day ALL DAY LONG! I wanted to make my very favorite dessert, but am having a hard time deciding which one to make. In case you were looking for some Mother’s Day dessert inspiration, I thought I’d share these recipes with you. [Read more...]

Blueberry Blender Muffins {contains no flour, or refined sugar}

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A couple of weeks ago, my sweet friend Rian posted a recipe for blueberry blender muffins on Facebook. They sounded so yummy and easy I couldn’t wait to try them. An added bonus is that they don’t contain any added flour or refined sugar. They are so easy you will be shocked! All you have to do is simply throw 4 ingredients in a blender, pulse for a minute, pour into muffin tins, and add blueberries. I love that they can be whipped up quickly in the morning or I can make a large batch in advance. Unlike a bakery muffin these are a little more custard like, but so tasty and much healthier!
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Banana Nut Muffins Recipe {with Chocolate Chips and Streusel Top!}

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Banana Nut Muffins Recipe (with Chocolate Chips and Streusel Top)

Side note – if you need a new banana bread pan – there’s a great deal on one here!!

Jamie here, I grew up with a very frugal mom, and although I learned too much solid gold advice to ever put down in writing -  one of those little tips that stuck with me was this:

===>>> Always ALWAYS buy the cheap bags of bananas that are going ripe.  :)

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Crock Pot Lasagna Recipe

 

 

We wanted to re-post this recipe from Valentine’s – because it’s also a great way to keep from using your oven on hot days!

If you happen to be staying in on Valentine’s Day and are looking for an easy Valentine’s Day dinner, Crock Pot Lasagna is a fabulous option!

Several years ago, I found this recipe for Crock Pot Lasagna and fell in love.  I use a bottled spaghetti sauce but add additional spices to give it a homemade taste.  If you keep browned ground beef in the freezer (read more here), it will cut your preparation time dramatically.  After the recipe, scroll down as I have also included a couple of pics to answer any questions you might have.

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