Glazed Baby Carrots Recipe

If you are having trouble getting carrots into the tummies of your littlest family members then print this recipe and keep it in a safe place. Glazed baby carrots, with the flavors of orange and brown sugar are sure to please. Sweet, but not overly so, everyone in the family will love this recipe. Best of all, it is easy to prepare and can be adapted to serve a crowd. In fact, I make sure to include my glazed baby carrots recipe at Thanksgiving because of popular demand. The pre-cut, pre-washed baby carrots eliminates a lot of the prep work … Continue reading

Dinner for $5: Sloppy Joes with TVP

It is getting harder and harder to prepare low-cost and nutritious meals for our families for less than $5 or even $10. That is why I am excited to have created this easy recipe that everyone in the family loves. The best part? It takes less than 15 minutes to prepare and uses exactly two ingredients, not counting water, plus the buns or rolls to put the mixture on. This recipe is so cheap, that you can add a side salad or vegetables and still come in under the $5. It fed my family of five, including two members of … Continue reading

Crockpot Recipes: Strawberry Banana Cream Oatmeal

Whenever I can, I try to serve a hot breakfast to my family. It isn’t always easy, since each of my children have a different school start time. Weekday recipes that can be prepared ahead of time are always a help. So are ones that can stay warm and ready when needed. This way, the kids can serve themselves or just eat breakfast when they get up. This crockpot recipe yields a nice creamy and comforting breakfast on a cold day. It is also wonderful for someone who has the flu, since it is soft on the throat, easy to … Continue reading

Oatmeal Raisin Whoopie Pies

Whoopie Pies are big here in Pennsylvania. These little cakes that include yummy cream are indulgent yet homey. The generally accepted notion of the name “Whoopie Pie” is thought to come from the exclamation of Amish children who would open their lunch boxes to find these cakes and then yell “Whoopie!” Getting the Whoopie Pie shape perfect can be a pain if you don’t have a Whoopie Pie mold, but who needs another tin to store? Likewise, they can be a little labor intensive, since the cake and the cream are made separately. Try this version instead, which has oatmeal … Continue reading

Easy Corn Bread and Honey Butter

This easy corn bread recipe is convenient, you’ll never resort to boxed corn bread mix again! Double the recipe for two batches. It will be just as easy to prepare, but you’ll have an extra one to freeze for later. Yes, this easy corn bread even freezes well. For best results, serve it warm with butter or honey butter. The recipe for honey butter appears below. You get both recipes today. Yum. Easy Corn Bread Ingredients: 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup corn meal 1/4 cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup milk 1/4 cup vegetable … Continue reading

Homemade Hostess Cupcakes

Who could resist Hostess Cupcakes with their curly swirls of bitable icing over rich chocolate frosting that covers the deep chocolate cake that hides the gooey creamy filling? Don’t you want to just take a bite out of them right now? Sigh. Let’s take away both the guilt (well, a little of the guilt) and the expensive prices on eBay and make some homemade Hostess Cupcakes. You’ll eliminate the preservatives and be known as the best baker on the block. I have to tell you that this post required a lot of hard research. I had to make sure that … Continue reading

Chicken Enchilada Bake Recipe

Tonight I was shopping at our local grocery store when I had a sudden craving for an old recipe that I used to make with much frequency, but for some reason fell out of including it in our family menus. I’m not sure why, since it is a delicious and relatively easy to prepare recipe. The cost of it is very low, too, but since I haven’t made it since 2006 or so, I no longer have the exact calculations on price. You can bet, though, that it will definitely be part of our menu this week. As soon as … Continue reading

The Power of Comfort Food

On Friday, when my children arrived home, safely, it was all that I could do to not to gather them all up and never let them go. After recent events, I know I am not the only parent out there that felt that way. We’ve all been shaken up. Anyone who has ever loved a child, a sister or a friend has had to face this harsh new reality. There was no way, that night, that I was going to deny my children most anything. It is a good thing that no one asked for a pony. Instead, they asked … Continue reading

Yummy Ham Glaze for a Small Ham

The good quality ham was on sale this week at our local grocery store, so I picked up a small one for one of our meals this week. I wanted to give it some flavor with a ham glaze. Most recipes, unfortunately result in enough glaze for a large ham, one that can feed the entire family for three nights. Instead, I wanted to still be able to enjoy the flavor of a glaze, without having a gallon of glaze left over, using partial ingredients, such as a quarter of a can of pineapple juice, or being forced to purchase … Continue reading

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Oooh, does my house smell good today. I just finished baking two loaves of double chocolate zucchini bread. The aroma reminds me that the holidays are coming soon. Now the only question is do I freeze one or leave them both out for the family to gobble all up? Zucchini bread is a lot easier to make than you might think. The most tedious part is grating the zucchini, but I have a short cut for you. I use the grating attachment on my food processor, which makes the grating a very quick step. Most food processors come standard with … Continue reading