Archives for March 2014

Crock-Pot Cuisine: Quick Homemade Dinners

The more I try Crock-Pot® Cuisine meals the more I like them. I cannot tell you how I wish I would have known about these when Commander was deployed. I would have loved a culinary break from pizza and cereal. This month we tried Roasted Chicken and Herbed Dumplings and Creole-Style Andouille Sausage and Chicken. The roasted chicken was absolutely delicious. It was a huge hit with the kids … [Read more...]

Black Bean Brownies (Grain Free & Vegan)

By contributing writer Tessa Beans in a dessert??!!  People look at me like I have two heads when I suggest it, but believe me when I say, not a single person has ever been able to tell what these black bean brownies are made of!  They taste like real, dense, fudgey brownies. Only difference is...they have the added nutrition of the beans incorporated! Go sneak some goodies into your family … [Read more...]

New Eggo Bites: Quick Breakfast Option

This post is brought to you by Eggo Bites. All opinions are my own.  I love a homemade breakfast more than just about any other homemade meal. For years, when my children were younger, we would often enjoy lazy homemade breakfasts. Now we have a full schedule, co-ops, tutorials, work, and seven kids who all would sleep until noon if I let them. This means that I spend a good amount of time … [Read more...]

The Importance of Family Dinners

One of the hardest parts of our deployment was the lack of family dinners. Most evenings it was every mom and child for themselves to figure out what was for dinner. On my priority list dinner fell to the bottom. If I had to do it again, I would have let a lot of other things slide and put family dinners back at the top of my list during deployment. For most of our life, we've eaten dinner … [Read more...]

Honey Mustard Slow Cooker Pork Roast

By contributing writer Andrea Green This flavorful honey mustard slow cooker pork roast recipe is easy to make and cooks all day so you have a delicious, moist, and tender dinner ready when you are. Your family is sure to love the classic flavor combination of honey and mustard. Try serving this pork roast with a side of rosemary and garlic roast potatoes. Add a green salad and you have a … [Read more...]

Crock-Pot® Cuisine

It is no secret that my family lived off of cereal and pizza during the deployment. It was quick, easy, and the kids liked it. Over time, the novelty of cereal and pizza wore off and now I think we would all be happy to never have cereal for dinner again. After the deployment ended I found out about Crock-Pot® Cuisine. What terrible timing. Had I known about this earlier we would have eaten … [Read more...]