How to Make Perfect Hard-Boiled & Deviled Eggs
Jamie here! Looking for a fun way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year? Start a new family tradition with a St. Patrick’s Day Cake! While this is definitely NOT a Pinterest-Perfect cake, it’s one that’s very kid-helper friendly. :) The kids can help you with this one from start to finish!
Add gummy worms for the tradition of him “driving the snakes out of Ireland” and you’re all set!
My friend, Cortney, has been telling all about Chick-Fil-A’s new Frosted Lemonade. Although, I’m trying to stay away from sweets, I think this will be a fun summertime treat for my kiddos. You can buy pre-made lemonade at the grocery store, or opt for a lower sugar version with lemonade flavored Crystal Light. This recipe is so easy your kids may be able to jump right in and help. Perfect for a hot summer afternoon!
**Make sure to use a good quality Ice Cream otherwise it can get foamy when blended.
You might also want to try these other Summer Dessert Recipes!
Jamie here, some things in life are just meant to be together. A cool lemon cake with cream cheese icing is one of those things.
This simple dessert is quick becoming one of my favorites – because it’s simple, the presentation is nice for any occasion, and it’s just a little unusual amidst the parade of chocolate-everything. Even though the cake itself is a box mix, the end result tastes like much more went into it. The added touch of white-chocolate chips around the edge makes it extra-pretty
Happy Friday everyone! Jamie here, it’s the season of Lent, and for some of us, that means not eating meat on Fridays. If you’re looking for a meatless meal that you can put together fast, your picky kids will eat up, and will cost you under 50¢ per serving – this is it!
This homemade granola bars recipe is chock full of fruit and nuts and will keep you energized and satisfied well into the day!
Jamie here! This past week my husband not-so-casually hinted that he was tired of our eating the exact same trail-mix granola bars every day on his way to work – and would I be up to the challenge of making some homemade granola bars just for him. I’ve been wanting to make my own granola bars forever, so I was happy to try!
In fact, he’s also been trying to lower his cholesterol, and oats, nuts and blueberries are all very good for that. After researching several recipes and reader comments, this is the homemade granola bars recipe I ended up using. These turned out SOOO good, and they’re super filling. You can customize it to include your favorite dried fruits, and use coconut oil in place of butter. It’s perfect as an on-the-go breakfast, but I enjoy slowly nibbling one while I sip my coffee as well.
I went to Aldi to pick up all my ingredients, and the ONLY thing I couldn’t find there was the wheat germ (which I located at Publix). I love wheat germ – my mom used to keep it in the fridge at all times, and we’d toss it on everything, even our ice cream! It just adds a great little extra crunch While my I made my batch with half dried apricots, and half dried blueberries – you can use any fruit that floats your boat. I bet dark chocolate chunks and dried cherries/rasberries would be heavenly!
Here’s what you’ll need:
Preheat the oven to 350. Spread the oats on a baking sheet and toast for 15 minutes, stirring around once or twice while baking.
Grease a 9×13 Glass baking dish with butter or coconut oil and set aside.
While the oats are toasting, heat coconut oil, honey, brown sugar, vanilla and salt on medium until the brown sugar is entirely dissolved. Make sure not to overcook this (aka – boil it until it’s foamy) or your bars may be stuck together like concrete.
While that heats, mix remaining ingredients (Sunflower seeds, almonds, wheat germ) in a separate bowl.
Pull the now-toasted oats out of the oven and add to the nut mixture, then slowly pour in the melted honey & sugar syrup.
Stir in the dried fruit and mix well. Spread evenly into the glass baking dish, and press down with the back of a spatula until even and flat. (I used my own buttered palms, which works great too – but remember that stuff is a little hot!)
Bake for 30 minutes. Let cool completely before cutting into squares.
IMPORTANT: Make SURE you let it cool for a couple hours before cutting, or it will crumble apart when you try!
This recipe was adapted from this granola bars recipe from Alton Brown.