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Fall Is In The Air With Hot Spiced Tea Beverage & Recipe

Fall is in the air and around our house that means Hot Spiced Tea. I wait for this moment all year long when the leaves start to turn and the weather has that distinct smell. You know the one that of leaves changing and dropping, of the first snowflakes that will be hitting the ground before Halloween only to disappear moments later. The next day you wake up and find that it's 80 degrees outside. My boys are learning this family tradition and recipe that will be passed onto generations after us. … [Read more...]

Cake Batter Cookie Stackers

One of the most exciting things about Coulter starting school is that I finally get to be thinking about parties. I love to bake and bring treats to others and a pre-school classroom is the PERFECT trial spot. If  these Cake Batter Cookie Stackers can keep the kiddos talking than of course they are going to be a hit. Betty Crocker and MyBlogSpark sent me this recipe recently and I had to pass it onto you. I plan on making these cookies next week and taking them into Coulter's class. I know mine … [Read more...]

Enjoy Fall With Hearty Chicken And Vegetable Soup + Sweet Potato Bourbon Cheesecake

Fall is settling in around the country and that means it is time to put away those light salads and cool meals in favor of some heartier stews and fall meals. A crockpot and a good hunk of bread are definitely going to be your friend during this time of year. Here’s an easy recipe for some good, hearty, chicken and vegetable soup. Start with a chicken cooking base. You can either make this from scratch if you have leftover chicken bones and lots of time or you can use a pre-made … [Read more...]

Healthy And Healing Food Recipes

I told a friend what I was writing about this month: low-fat comfort food, those deep-spiced Asian broths and stews, so virtuous you can eat bowlfuls without panicking about developing that familiar winter casing of hip-hugging fat. Her reaction was grati­fying: "Low fat and comfort food — I'd never have put those two terms together. What a joy and a revelation!" Well, of course she was pleased: we are talking about quintes­sential girl food here. Male myth holds that we like to pick at our … [Read more...]

Sweet Potato Curry

Getting home from work and trying to get dinner on the table can be a tough challenge. Now make it something healthy and the challenge is even tougher. With the help of this easy peasey Sweet Potato Curry recipe have dinner on the table in a jiffy.  I believe this would also make a great side dish to accompany a light dinner. Sweet Potato Curry Ingredients: 1 large sweet potato 1 large can of coconut milk 2 tbsp madras curry paste 1 large sliced onion (optional) Sweet Potato Curry … [Read more...]

Baked Chicken with Prunes

Many people are put off by eating prunes; they feel that it is something that is purely reserved for the older generation. I once felt this way as well, that was until I began experimenting with prunes in my cooking. I found that they added a whole new dimension of flavour to whatever left that oven and was dished up onto the plate. This recipe starts with incredibly simple baked chicken, but is enhanced by the addition of a wonderful prune sauce. I understand that not everybody will be able … [Read more...]

Bruschetta – An Easy Dish That Kids Eat Up

Bruschetta is an easy dish to whip up that both adults and children alike go crazy for. This is my father’s recipe and he’s been making it for years. It’s always a hit, and is always requested at family get-together’s by the kids who gobble it up. It’s a great way to get some healthy vegetables into a child’s diet. This recipe is great as a side dish, or snack and can also be used as a topping and placed on top of some grilled chicken or fish. This dish can be mostly made ahead of … [Read more...]

Delicious Campfire Smores Cookie Recipe

Summer is coming to an end and I know I have taken my last camping trip for the year.  What do I love about camping?  The hiking, four wheeling, hanging out around the fire with my family.  What do the kids love about camping?  The smores!  I stumbled across this recipe for Campfire Smores cookies and I have to say they will be made this week in my house.  With something so delicious and gooey how could you go wrong? Ingredients 1 cup butter 1 cup brown sugar Cream together butter … [Read more...]

Guest Recipe: Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

The warm days of April mean ice cream in our house!  Make ice cream extra special with homemade hot fudge sauce. Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce is frugalicious and fast!  Give this hot fudge recipe a try, and you'll never buy the stuff in a jar again...I promise! Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce is frugal because it costs less than $1 to make! Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce is delicious! Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce is fast...in less than 10 minutes you'll be ready to enjoy a delicious hot fudge … [Read more...]

St. Patty’s Day Punch Recipe

St. Patrick’s Day is this Saturday, which means you’re probably busy planning and shopping for the perfect party food and favors for the big day! While you’re checking off your drinks and desserts, put this punch recipe on your list: It’s a tasty beverage that doubles as a sweet treat, too. I’ve made this punch for plenty of parties in the past, and it’s definite a crowd-pleaser for all ages (and the perfect shade of green for your table spread!). St. Patty's Day Punch … [Read more...]

Tip: Make Your Own Graham Cracker Crumbs

Many of the desserts I make require graham cracker crumbs for the base.   Buying already crushed graham cracker crumbs can be expensive and bringing out the food processor for a cup of crumbs is a lot of work, not to mention the clean-up. To make your own you will need: Graham crackers 1 ziploc Rolling Pin As your put your graham crackers into the ziploc bag give them a crush. Seal the ziploc while pushing as much air as you can out at the same time. Give the bag several good rolls … [Read more...]

Saffron Rice Pudding

Ingredients 185 g (6 oz/1 ¼ cup) basmati rice 75 ml (2 ½ fl oz/ ½ cup ) milk Pinch saffron threads 30 g (1 oz/6 teaspoons) butter 2 green cardamom pods, bruised 2.5 cm (1 in) cinnamon stick 2 cloves 90 g (3 oz/ ½ cup) sultanas 60 g (2 oz/ ¼ cup) caster sugar 45 g (1½ oz/ ½ cup) flaked almonds, toasted Directions Wash rice under cold running water and put Into a large saucepan with 625 ml (20 fl oz/ 2 ½ cups) cold water. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer, … [Read more...]

2 Ingredient Mountain Dew Cake

Are ready for the simplest cake you have ever made in your life?  I mean seriously Coulter made this mountain dew cake all by himself minus the oven.  Be prepared for a ready made cake in the oven in five minutes and then you can put your feet up and relax.  Perhaps this would be a great time to start reading a great Amish fiction book Faithful To Laura or Historical fiction Sweeter Than Birdsong.  Now that you have made the dessert and have started a book what is for dinner?  Check out our … [Read more...]

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Food and Love Giveaway + recipe

About The Book 101 Stories Celebrating Special Times with Family and Friends... and Recipes Too! Food is an expression of love — both the romantic kind and the comforting kind between family and friends. With its savory, sweet, and sometimes spicy stories, this delightful collection will sprinkle in laughs, warm hearts of readers, and stir up memories that certain aromas and tastes always bring. Readers will relish the stories on how love and food together played a flavorful part in life. … [Read more...]

Crackers With Yogurt And Fruit

When your in need of something simple and quick for a party or snack nothing is simpler than three ingredients crackers, yogurt and fruit. It really doesn't get much easier than this! It really doesn't take much to become a quick hit with the kids at snack time! Preparation Time: 5 Mins. Total Time to Serve: 5 Mins. INGREDIENTS Keebler® Town House® Original crackers Vanilla or fruit-flavored custard-style yogurt Fresh strawberries, halved DIRECTIONS 1. Top each cracker with some … [Read more...]