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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

MiMi's Easy Mushroom Flatbread


     I was on the road all day again today, so I didn't have time to make a full dinner.  Which turned out to be a blessing in disguise.  We have a fridge full of leftovers that need to be eaten up.  As I was digging through the fridge trying to figure out what to heat up for who, I stumbled upon a tube of crescents.  I never keep stuff like that in the house, but I bought a couple of cans for some family favorite recipes in the stack.  I also had a pint of mushrooms that had been on the counter for a few days.  They still looked pretty good, but their lifespan had to be getting short.  So, the stars were aligned.  I had to make this recipe.  I mean, what choice did I have?!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Easy Banana Bundt Cake


    To be fair, I haven't shared a cake in over a week.  So, I'm due wouldn't you say? This easy banana bundt cake came out of the need to use some of those darn overripe bananas that seem to show up on my counter every so often.  Luckily I am not one to back down from an excuse to bake a cake.  Plus it gave me an excuse to break out a fun cake pan I hadn't used yet.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Easy Family Meal Plan Week 11


      It's that time of the week again!  It's time to find out what is on the menu for the week.  Why is it that as the days are getting longer, they also get busier and feel shorter?  The extra hour of light makes us want to be outside more, especially little man!  So it is great to have these menus ready to go, at least the thinking is taken out of it!  Plus these really help keep things fresh.  It is so easy get in a rut and our goal is to help you keep it fresh and easy!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Easy Honey Mustard Pork Chops


      Sometimes you just need a quick and easy meal.  You know how it is, after a long day when you stumble in the door and see those hungry faces staring at you wondering what is for dinner.  Dinner? Crap, dinner! These pork chops are perfect for one of those nights.  They come together quickly, are nice and tender and full of flavor.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Chewy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies - No Flour Needed!


    These are my go-to drop cookies.  They are always go over really well.  It is a big batch, so be prepared to share.  This started out as a monster cookie recipe, but has morphed over time to have more peanut butter and less add-ins.  Now it is a simple chewy cookie that is so good.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Easy No-Bake Spring Nests - A First Day of Spring Tradition



    We have been making these nests for as long as I can remember.  The first day of spring meant bringing enough of these to share with our whole class in school.  MiMi (my mom) found the recipe in the paper many moons ago.  She still has the original clipping. It is just a tad bit yellowed with age.  I'd like to say this is much older than me, but my guess is that would be a lie!

Greek Coconut Cake


     It's cake time, it's cake time, everyone it's cake time!  I don't think I have ever baked (or eaten) as many cakes in my life as I have these past few months.  You'd think we never eat anything else, but somehow we manage to get in our three square meals a day despite all of the cake!  Of course the twentieth of the month always calls for cake.  This month's choices for the Cake Slice Bakers all looked like winners.  There was the Ten Layer Coffee Chocolate cake, which totally has my name written all over it actually.  I was really tempted, but with so much going on I wasn't sure I could devote the time to it and I thought maybe it would be good to show a little restraint.  The Banana Loaf actually looked really good too, but I already have quite a few banana baked goods posted and I like to try something new and exciting. The Mandarin, Polenta and Macadamia Cake sounded really interesting as well.  In fact, I'd love to give that a try one of these days too.  But the 4th and final choice ended up being a shoe in when all of the chips fell.