Archives for February 2012

Homemade Baking Mix

By contributing writer Lauren. Homemade baking mix is an easy item to keep on hand for last minute pancakes or biscuits.  Making your own biscuit mix is considerably cheaper than buying name brand Bisquick.  And the actual biscuits or pancakes? Melt-in-your-mouth yumminess.  Oh they're divine. After mixing the dry ingredients, sift the mixture 3 times.  You do not want to skip this step.  This is … [Read more...]

Menu Plan

This month I found a new favorite go-to recipe, oven tacos, my friend Lynn shared it on her site a few months ago and it is delicious! The best part about oven tacos is that the filling is so versatile. It can be used to fill enchiladas, burritos, or even as a topping for nachos. It's also quick to make so if you need a meal in a hurry you can have it on the table in about 30 … [Read more...]

Delightful Discoveries: Quaker Oatmeal Squares Giveaway

What would you do with an extra day? I often find myself wishing for a few extra hours each day to spend more time with my husband, kids, and get more done around the house. On February 29th we are all going to get an extra 24 hours! What are you going to do with your extra day? You could use this extra day to finish an organizing project, get ahead in the kitchen by making some freezer … [Read more...]

Ten Simple Ways to Organize the Freezer

The following is a guest post from Ana.  Ten Simple Ways to Organize the Freezer 1. Sort the items you want to freeze. One way of grouping them is according to the type of food: vegetables, meats, soups/sauces, deserts… Whatever makes sense to you. Choose a section in your freezer for each of these groups. 2. Pack all your cooked food into waterproof packages. They can be plastic containers, … [Read more...]

Baked Banana Split Oatmeal

The following is a post from Andrea Green. Don't let the decadent name fool you. Baked Banana Split Oatmeal really is a healthy choice! This recipe is made with both whole grain oats and fresh fruit, but the addition of a bit of dark chocolate on the top means your family will soon add this recipe to their favorites list! I add greek yogurt to the top of mine because I like the tangy taste to … [Read more...]

Why You Need to Organize Your Freezer

The following is a guest post from Ana.  Regardless of how you feel about organizing, at one point in your life you’re gonna have to admit that organizing pays off, especially if you are a busy parent with no free time left at the end of the day. People are becoming more and more aware of the benefits of freezing food. It saves you time, money, and it often helps you choose a healthy meal … [Read more...]