Archives for July 2011

National Cheesecake Day: July 30, 2011

I don't have a sweet tooth and I usually pass on most desserts, but I LOVE cheesecake! July 30th is National Cheesecake Day and you can get 1/2 off a slice of cheesecake at The Cheesecake Factory on July 30, 2011. (Dine in only) If you don't live near a Cheesecake Factory, or you have seven kids and even with half-off you don't want to drop $50 on cheesecake you can always make your … [Read more...]

Pita Pizzas

My family has discovered a new favorite lunch idea, pita pizzas! These mini pizzas are easy to make, fun for kids, and you don't need to use the oven! PrintPita PizzasPrep 5 minsCook 5 minsTotal 10 minsAuthor Toni Anderson IngredientsPita bread (pocketless is better- homemade is best)Pizza sauceMozzarella CheesePizza toppingsInstructionsTake your pita and cover with sauce.Add cheese.Add … [Read more...]

Menu Plan: Lazy Summer Days

I'm not sure about you, but my family is having a lazy summer. This is our first summer in several years that we haven't been traveling extensively or working on school throughout the summer. My teenagers are sleeping until mid morning and my younger kids aren't waking up until after 8 am. Our lazy schedule is also making for crazy mealtimes. Lunches have been pushed back because we are at the … [Read more...]

Menu Plan: On the Grill

Breakfasts French Toast Pancakes Cereal or oatmeal Whole Wheat Corn Waffles The Lunch List Homemade Pita w/ Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Sandwiches Tuna Melt Quesadillas Quesadillas Grilled cheese Leftovers Macaroni and cheese Smoothies Cheese and crackers Yogurt Fruit and veggies Baked Potato Sweet Potato Tuna Salad Dinner Fajita … [Read more...]

Vegetables on the Grill & Grill of Your Dreams

Temperatures are hitting record highs around the country and electric bills are soaring. During the summer I try to use my oven as little as possible. Baking, especially in the afternoon early evening makes the house so hot! This year I've been trying to use my grill as much as possible. I've avoided the grill in the past because I always thought only meat went on the grill, and meat for a … [Read more...]

Homemade Marshmallow Creme Frosting

The following is a guest post from my friend Lynn who shares family friendly recipes at Lynn's Kitchen Adventures. I love homemade frosting. It is so easy and so much better than the kind that comes in a can at the store. If you have never made homemade frosting you really should give it a try. What I love about homemade frosting is that you can take a simple box cake mix or homemade cake and make … [Read more...]