Muffin Mania: Sour Cream Pumpkin Muffins

Muffin Mania: Sour Cream Pumpkin Muffins

I almost always have sour cream in the fridge that we didn’t quite finish before it went past its expiration date. I don’t like to toss things out just because they’re a little past the date stamped on the container, but on the other hand I don’t want to be eating something that’s really bad [...]

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Popcorn Bar - Frugal Party Idea

Popcorn Bar – Frugal Party Idea

I already told you about the cheeseball cake for my sister-in-laws birthday party, but we didn’t just have that. We also had crackers, veggies, dip, cookies, and a popcorn bar. If you want to throw a party, but don’t have lots of money to do it with, a popcorn bar is a fun and frugal [...]

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Cheeseball Cake

Cheeseball Cake

Have you ever wanted to make a cake that wasn’t sweet, but savory? We threw a birthday party for my sis-in-law and decided to be nontraditional and make a cheese cake, but not a cheese cake that you put cherries on top, a cheese cake made out of the same ingredients you make cheese balls [...]

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Coconut Granola

Coconut Granola

  I love how easy of a breakfast granola is. The kids can get it themselves with a just a little help pouring the milk, making my mornings a little easier. I also love knowing the kids are starting their day with a breakfast full of fiber. I love all kinds of granola, but recently [...]

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Save the Scraps - Apple Skins

Save the Scraps – Apple Skins

In the kitchen as Mom peeled apples for apple pie, us kids grabbed the long peels from the bowl and munched away on them. Why was it so much fun to eat apple skins, I don’t know, but it’s a fond memory! It’s that time of year, apple pies, crisp, and applesauce, but who wants [...]

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Save the Scraps - Strawberry Chocolate Oatmeal Smoothie

Save the Scraps – Strawberry Chocolate Oatmeal Smoothie

If you missed it, I already shared one way to use up leftover already cooked oatmeal, blueberry or chocolate chip oatmeal bread, but if you don’t want to bake, or you’re looking for something with no added sugar, then here’s another recipe! Ingredients: 1/3 cup leftover already cooked oatmeal 1 cup frozen strawberries 2 chopped [...]

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Homemade Chai Tea Mix

Homemade Chai Tea Mix

I LOVE chai tea! My mother-in-law knows this and often makes me some for Christmas, which I thoroughly enjoy! But now I’ve finally gotten around to making some myself. It’s super easy and makes a great gift, especially if you’re making gifts for lots of people. It won’t go bad if they don’t use it right away, [...]

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Muffin Mania: Quinoa Carrot Muffins

Muffin Mania: Quinoa Carrot Muffins

This is definitely the most unique muffin recipe I’ve tried, but they were all consumed within 2 days, so I think that’s a good sign! Ingredients: 1 cup cooked quinoa 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup white flour 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 cup canola oil 1/2 cup sour cream (yogurt [...]

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Save the Scraps - Blueberry Oatmeal Bread

Save the Scraps – Blueberry Oatmeal Bread

We all know that a giant canister of oatmeal can provide many healthy and filling breakfasts, but what if you make too much? What can you do with that oatmeal other than re-heating it or dumping it in the trash? I’ve faced this dilemma myself and have had fun experimenting with recipes. Today’s recipe is [...]

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Muffin Mania:Use Up Fruit Muffins

Muffin Mania:Use Up Fruit Muffins

Maybe that’s too long of a name for muffins, but it describes this recipe perfectly! Ingredients: 1 cup white flour 3/4 cup whole wheat flour 1/4 cup sugar (If you prefer sweeter muffins then you might want to increase this) 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 egg (beaten) 3/4 cup milk 1/4 cup [...]

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