Chia Seed Muesli Overnight Oats Recipes
I have been experimenting with chia seed muesli overnight oats recipes the past few days. Organic Chia Seeds are going to quickly replace flax-seed in my diet as my new go-to add-on.
Slow Cooker Jambalaya
Rain! It has been pouring in the middle of winter. I have a swimming pool in my backyard where snow is supposed to be. Sorta funny! That brings me to want to make a recipe that is both a hearty and spicy comfort food to enjoy – slow cooker Jambalaya is on the menu for supper tonight.
Slow Cooker Chicken Stock
Have a rotisserie chicken that you are going to use for meals this week? If so, save the carcass and the legs. It makes delicious bone broth slow cooker chicken stock. I love to use the broth in my soups and gravies.
Breakfast Jam Bars
If you enjoy having a sweet treat for breakfast like a rich muffin or donut, replace your habit with these breakfast jam bars. They will satisfy any sugar craving and give your body a healthy morning sugar boost.
Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup
This slow cooker chicken tortilla soup is one that I enjoy making because my family members think I slaved all day creating it. In reality, it starts with shredding a rotisserie chicken, chopping an onion and opening a few cans.
Pressure Cooker Blueberry Steel Cut Oats
Man is it cold out. The rain is bone chilling. I don’t even want to be outdoors and that is saying a lot, coming from me.
I decided last week to go back to making all our meals ahead of time. It saves me time, energy and money. Today, was the perfect time to start! I’m sharing one of my husband’s favorite morning breakfasts. Pressure cooker blueberry oats.
Corn Roast & Flavored Butter
Right now fresh ears of corn on the cob are plentiful in the grocery store and along roadside produce stands. The price is right, too. Under 25 cents a serving. Can’t beat that. Normally, that means we would be up for hosting a corn roast & flavored butter with drinks at our house. Due to scheduling this year, that might not happen.
Fruit Round Salad
A round thick cut of watermelon surrounded by strawberries, mulberries and raspberries. This makes a wonderful dessert on a dinner table or breakfast for two to four people.
Blue Cheese Potato Salad Recipe
A few weeks ago I stopped off to see what items they had prepared at the deli. I was looking for something different to try. Their blue cheese potato salad recipe caught my eye.
Sometimes you need to sit back enjoy the view. Reaping the rewards of your hard work. Days like this, I enjoy sipping on my refrigerator tea recipe.
Tomato Paste Recipe
Looking for a way to use up all your garden tomatoes? How about making this tomato paste recipe? Tomato paste is used in plenty of hearty meals through the winter months.
If you make your own it is guaranteed to be tastier the store bought and have a lot less salt.
Cucumber Rye Bread Appetizers
Company coming? Need a light but satisfying appetizer? Cucumber rye bread appetizers and tea sandwiches will fit the bill. Once you have the ingredients, you can whip up this recipe in about ten minutes.
Last night I made beef & bacon pinwheels for dinner to celebrate having my grill back. Yum! What a hit.
Looking to use some of your garden produce up? Make this homemade garden enchilada sauce to use in your fresh dishes. The sauce freezes rather well too.
Garlic Shrimp Pasta
In about 30 minutes you can have this scrumptious garlic shrimp pasta ready to devour.
Grilled Cedar Planked Salmon
Grilled cedar plank salmon is surprisingly easy to make on the grill. No more having to dine out for it.
Hot Buttered Rum Apple Cider
Last year, when we stopped off at a little bar and grill in Upper Michigan, I recall seeing a hot drink menu. Hot Buttered Rum Apple Cider was a drink on the menu.
I remember taking a picture of the menu to try and recreate the drinks myself, although the picture has disappeared.
Hot Chocolate Mix
Winter in Wisconsin is cold! During the winter months we do plenty of activities outdoors. With that said, I like to have options to make quick, warm drinks on hand to warm our insides.
A few weeks ago I came across a recipe for hot cocoa listed on Flickr. I decided to give it a try and the family is thanking me.
Pickled Beets Canning and Preserving
Ah, summer! The garden is thriving and we all want to preserve our fruits and vegetables as long as we can. One of our favorite vegetables is beets. Fresh, roasted, boiled or canned, no matter how you slice them up, we enjoy them. Today’s job, pickled beets canning and preserving them.
What is Batch Cooking?
Batch cooking is relatively simple. It is producing enough meals to last your family a certain number of days.
Hot Fudge Sauce – Recipe
Rich, gourmet hot fudge sauce topping that will cost you less that $2.00 per half pint to make. The sauce makes a terrific Christmas gift paired up with ice cream dishesand sprinkle and candy toppings.
The cholesterol in one large whole is 213 mg. If you substitute 1/4 cup of this homemade copycat Egg Beaters recipe for one traditional egg, you would be consuming 1 mg cholesterol. A savings of 212 mg cholesterol.
If you haven’t enjoyed a deep fried turkey as of yet, I urge you to try it this year for Thanksgiving. Deep frying provides a crispy outside skin and super juicy meat on the inside AND no, it is not greasy. Read on how to deep fry a turkey.
Onion Soup Mix – Dry Mix Recipe
I am not sure how much I spent on a popular, name brand onion soup over the years. Until, I was given this recipe from a friend.
I was excited to purchase the ingredients to try the mix for myself. Thankfully, I did. The recipe makes 2 cups of mix or the equivalent of 8 envelopes at a 1/3 of the cost of the name brand mix.
Homemade Chicken Gravy Mix
Make up your own packets of chicken gravy. Simple, handy and much more economical than store bought.
Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad
This salad broccoli and cauliflower salad can be used as a side salad or a main dish. My family happens to call it the kitchen sink salad because I normally add any small amounts of leftover veggies to the dish.
Carrots, celery, peas, onion, cucumber, well, you get the idea. Really, anything you have that sounds good, add it.
Skittles Infused Vodka
Infused vodka’s are expensive in speciality stores and even more draining on the pocketbook when going out for a night on the town. Try your hand at making Skittles Infused Vodka.
A new twist on an old favorite. Since our daughter is not a fan of ground beef, I decided to try my hand at making lasagna made with Italian sausage instead of ground beef.
It was a hit. We have used the recipe to make pans of lasagna as well as lasagna rolls.
Simple Creamy Cucumber Salad
This light and refreshing Simple creamy cucumber salad is infused with a lemon kick. Perfect to use those fresh garden cucumbers, onions and dill.
Vegan? Exchange the Mayo in this recipe for vegan mayonnaise for a tasty dish.
For a good portion of my childhood I was addicted to Tootsie Rolls. Maybe it was because my grandfather always had a pocket full when working outside?
It is very important to remember that the commercial cleaners on today’s market have a wax substance mixed into them, which builds up on your mirrors and windows.. You will have to take a bucket of warm water, a little dish soap and few splashes of vinegar and mix it into the container. Wipe down your mirrors and windows with this solution to remove the wax or not one of the following recipes will below work.
This is one of our families favorite vegetable dip recipes. It is easy to whip up a batch of vegetable dip dry mix recipe and then bag them into single serve small bags.
How To Can Fruits and Vegetables and What You Will Need
There really is no trick to canning. There is a method. It is fairly easy to do. Just follow the rules and have the right materials on hand. Read how to can fruits and vegetables and what you will need for the basics.
When you think of a summer dessert many people’s thoughts go directly to strawberry shortcake. Growing up with a grandma that raised raspberries, we enjoyed this raspberry torte recipe. I am pretty sure each of the grandchildren has had the pleasure of eating this sweet and tart dessert.
As a tribute to my grandmother – I include the recipe for each of the grandchildren.
Photo Credit – Whitney in Chicago
Make up a batch of homemade ranch salad dressing for salads or dipping purposes.
My daughter has been experimenting making S’mores lately. Did I just hear you say what are S’mores? Believe me, after this weekend I know there are people that have never tried one. She came up with this smores easy, peasy, simple way to make them.
Peppered Corn Relish Summer Slaw
Yields 6 servings
This peppered corn relish is the perfect companion to spice up grilled hot dogs, brats or polish sausage.
The Gadget that is Making My Life Easier
Sometimes I laugh at the gadgets my husband buys and then SOMETIMES, I don’t. After two months using the Power Pressure Cooker XL – I am impressed.
Meatballs recipe will make 144 meatballs. Next time ground beef is on sale, try batch cooking meatballs.
3 Sweet Treats from One Mix
Why buy the expensive boxed brownie mixes when you can make up a batch of homemade brownies from scratch and enjoy them?
Make this versatile brownie mix that can make 3 sweet treats. The mix can be stored in the pantry for 6 months and pulled out when you would like to make brownies, hot fudge or brownie crinkle cookies.
Creamy Ham Pasta Salad
Spring and summer scream pasta salads. I make a variety of pasta salads because I don’t have to cook lunch for the children. It is easy for them to grab a quick bowl when they are ready to eat.
We have been blessed with an exceptional berry season this year. After filling the freezer with plenty of berries for the winter and making a few tortes my daughter and I decided to try our hand at making raspberry, blackcap and blackberry freezer jams and also experiment with natural dying of clothing using raspberries.
Homemade Fresh Squeezed Lemonade Using a Simple Sugar Syrup
Nothing screams summer more than kicking back and relaxing with a glass of ice cold lemonade. It’s twice as nice with homemade fresh squeezed lemonade using a simple sugar syrup.
Homemade Nutella Recipe
I had not even heard of Nutella until my cousin stationed in Iraq asked for it in his care package. It is comical how once you are introduced to a product you just need to try it.
Infused Water Recipes
Plain water is boring. Infused water recipes make water interesting and provide benefits for your body! Read on for benefits and infused water recipes.
Drunken Gummy Bears
Today’s post: drunken gummy bears. I live in Wisconsin, people! We like to drink and entertain, nuff said!!