Archives for December 2009

$5 Dinner Cookbook Giveaway

I am so excited that my friend, The $5 Dinner Mom's cookbook was released today. If you are not familiar with her site, Erin makes $5 dinners for her family each night. I received the cookbook a few weeks ago and it is filled with great recipes, grocery shopping tips, and coupon advice. I know this cookbook will become a well worn item in my kitchen over the next few years. I am even more … [Read more...]

Caramel Corn Recipe

This delicious homemade caramel corn takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish. It is so good, you'll be making a second batch as you are eating the first. The first time I made this we didn't have any left for Christmas gifts so we made a second batch. And a third.... Perfect for that last minute homemade Christmas gift, or a quick holiday dessert to take to a party. You probably already … [Read more...]

Menu Plan Monday ~ Christmas Edition

I'm excited, are you? I love Christmas week. Our typical healthy menu goes out the window and we make some of our delicious and not so nutritious favorites. We also have many Christmas traditions. Donuts for breakfast on Christmas Eve, salmon and cream cheese on crackers for dinner, I am really looking forward to this week of meals! Breakfast French Toast, Christmas Pancakes, Whole Wheat … [Read more...]

Musselman’s Gift Pack

The folks at Musselman's loved your apple sauce enthusiasm so much that they have a holiday gift basket they want to send to one of my readers. Filled with your favorite Musselman's treats and just in time for Christmas this basket is sure to make someone's Christmas a little merrier. My kids were thrilled to find their favorite, Totally Fruit snack packs included in the gift basket. To … [Read more...]

Menu Plan Week of December 14th

Christmas is only 11 days away! The few weeks before Christmas our meals get simpler as the Christmas baking begins in full force. I already experimented with a batch of cream puffs this weekend filled with home-made whipped cream. They were delicious and fairly easy to make. I'll post the recipe this week. Our simple yet delicious meals: Breakfast French toast made with homemade maple … [Read more...]

Venison Marinade for Steak Lovers

Hunting season has ended for many and now there is a freezer full of meat to last throughout the winter, and hopefully throughout the year. If you have a few in your family that aren't fans of the free range meat, this venison marinade is perfect. The "gamey" taste is gone and your diners probably will not know that they are even eating venison with this recipe. PrintVenison Marinade for … [Read more...]