Archives for December 2014

5 Simple Ways to Menu Plan

Many people I meet think they are spending too much on groceries every month. Years ago I was in the same position, spending over $800 dollars a month to feed a family of six. My biggest problem, lack of planning. I would go to the store each week with a small list of essentials- milk, diapers, bread and come home with hundreds of dollars worth of food we didn't need. This food would then sit … [Read more...]

Overnight Breakfast Casserole

By contributing writer Beth I've always loved night time, and so mornings aren't really my brightest moments in life. I love to sleep in. So when we have overnight guests, I try extra hard to prep everything for breakfast in advance. Nobody wants to stay at someone’s house and have to wait until noon to get a bite to eat, right? So this overnight breakfast casserole was really a great solution for … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Caramel Glaze (Gluten Free)

By contributing writer Tessa My mom always made THE best cinnamon rolls growing up. They were well known around our parts. There was even a time when I peddled custom orders of the bread around our neighborhood to earn some extra money. Of course, I didn't realize then how unfair that deal was for my mom. She did all the making, and I just took orders and delivered to lots of happy customers! … [Read more...]

Christmas Traditions

Do you have Christmas traditions in your family? The other day the kids and I drove by an apartment complex I hadn't seen in many years. Driving by it triggered a memory from my childhood. I'm not sure how often we did this, but my dad would bake sweet bread for families who were struggling and we would deliver it around Christmas time. It is one of my favorite memories of Christmas and … [Read more...]

Holiday Cookies: Chiffon Chocolate Chip

The following is a guest post from Jenn K, staff member at The Happy Housewife. I recently shared one of my family's annual Christmas baking recipes for Homemade Toffee Bars.  Today I am sharing a more old fashioned recipe for delicious holiday cookies.  These Chiffon Chocolate Chip Cookies are made with real butter, crunchy cereal, oats, and chocolate chips.  My children love making these because … [Read more...]

Homemade Toffee Bars

The following is a guest post from Jenn K, staff member at The Happy Housewife. In my family, it's an annual tradition at Christmas time for the ladies to get together and do all the holiday baking at once and then divide the spoils among our families. It's a fun day of laughter, chatting, and taste testing! And, it's nice to do all the baking at one time, so there's just one day of cleaning up … [Read more...]