Kasey here, as we continue on our journey of healthy eating I am always trying to come up with new recipes that my family will love. Last night, I made Apricot Chicken with broccoli and asparagus and it was amazing!! This recipe was inspired by Olive Garden’s Venetian Apricot Chicken, however I have made several adjustments to the recipe to make it easier to prepare.
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.
Kasey here, although we follow a clean eating lifestyle we do have a cheat meal or two at least once or twice a week. My kids absolutely LOVE meatloaf, it’s one of their favorite meals. This is my mom’s best meatloaf recipe that I thought I’d share with you. My favorite part is the yummy ketchup/brown sugar/vinegar topping. I often make two at a time and put one in the freezer for later. I serve with mashed potatoes and broccoli for a delicious home cooked supper.
- 1 lb ground chuck or ground round
- 1 chopped onion
- 1 chopped green pepper
- 1 cup oatmeal (instant or old fashioned is fine)
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon ketchup
- 1 teaspoon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons vinegar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix all ingredients except for ground chuck or ground round together well.
- Add meat; shape into a loaf and place in a greased pan.
- To make the topping mix together the brown sugar, ketchup, and vinegar then pour over loaf.
- Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour and 15 minutes or until done.
Recipe adapted from One Good Thing By Jillee
I saw this recipe for homemade English Muffin Bread a couple of months ago on Money Saving Mom and wanted to try it. I haven’t made homemade bread in years, since this recipe looked so easy I thought it would be the perfect to try, especially since my kiddos wanted to help. Recipe adapted from One Good Thing By Jillee. [Read more...]
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Here is a fabulous recipe for homemade easy cinnamon rolls that I orgionally posted on Father’s Day. My kids have requested that we have cinnamon rolls this year on Christmas morning, in addition to my mom’s sausage strata casserole. So, it looks like we’ll have both this year. I especially love that I can make this recipe the night before and pop in the oven in the morning. I saw the recipe online at Kevin & Amanda, however I made a couple of adaptions.
See my step-by-step tutorial below.. [Read more...]
Jamie here, fudge was always something I loved but could not make properly for the life of me. But to be fair, this fudge-failure gene is one I inherited from my mom (along with spider veins and droopy eyelids). When I was a kid – she would make fudge at least once a month – chocoholics that we are – and she failed miserably every time. It was always more chocolate goo than anything, and we had to keep it in the freezer just so it would stay a solid. [Read more...]
I have never met a chocolate chip cookie I didn’t like. But I’m telling you – in 32 years, I have never ever had a chocolate chip cookie this good. Ever. My friend Caitie made these for us on a recent visit down to Florida, and if I had been dieting to fit into my bathing suit before I got there, I decided to forget it when she put a plate of these in front of me. They were almost worth me having muffin top in my beach photos.
Caitie used to work at a cup-cakery, so she knows her way around some sugar and butter, let me tell you. She got this recipe from Cooks Illustrated, and altered it just a bit. These cookies are really chubby, moist, and they have that certain “heft” you want to feel in your hand when you pick it up off the plate. And definitely go for the chunks vs. chips if you have the luxury. The chocolate chunks can hold their own in these dense, nutty flavored cookies. Chocolate chips would just get lost in there.