Easy Hot Cross Buns Recipe for Easter

This post contains affiliate links which means if you click on a link and make a purchase I will receive a small amount of money to put towards my blogging adventure. When I was a kid, there were certain traditions that my family followed every year for Easter.  We would get up early on Easter morning and be greeted with a basket full of all the 'hot' Easter candy of the year.  We put on our new Easter clothes with pretty white shoes and headed off to church to learn the real reason that Easter was a special day.  Then, we headed home to my … [Read more...]

How To Make Homemade Almond Butter

This post about How To Make Homemade Almond Butter has been sponsored by Ninja Kitchen Mixers. All opinions are my own. Have you ever wondered how to make homemade almond butter?  If you have looked at the price tag, I bet you have! At my local grocery store, it costs almost $9!  Talk about an expensive snack!  Yes, it's healthy and yes I'm thrilled that my family happily spreads almond butter on apples, bread, and crackers.  But the price tag is breaking my grocery budget! Not long ago I was in Sam's Club and saw a huge bag of almonds for … [Read more...]

Honey Crunch Quick Bread Recipe

This recipe for Honey Bunches of Oats Quick Bread Recipe has been sponsored by Mom It Forward and Honey Bunches of Oats. All opinions are mine and mine alone. Ever hear of trail mix quick bread?  Honey Crunch quick bread is similar, using whole grain cereal with nuts and dried fruit in place of trail mix.  An easy quick bread recipe with loads of flavor and texture.    Why I love homemade quick breads I love to make quick bread for my family because they are incredibly easy and I can hide all sorts of good … [Read more...]

Baked French Toast with Apples and Cherries (#Recipe)

French toast is one of my kid's favorite breakfast foods but it also works really well for dinner, too.  For Christmas I got my husband the  Big Green Egg Cookbook: Celebrating the World's Best Smoker and Grill (amazon affiliate link!)  If you are not familiar with the Big Green Egg grill it is a ceramic grill that is truly amazing.  I was really impressed with the selection of recipes in the cookbook, including one for a baked french toast.  You can make this recipe in the oven but if you want to grill it, just heat the grill to 400 degrees … [Read more...]

Healthy Butternut Squash Muffins #Recipe

My children have always loved breakfast and it is my favorite meal of the day to try and cram healthy foods into their fast paced lives.  Smoothies and baked goods are great places to hide things like fruits, veggies, seeds and whole grains to help keep them fueled for the rest of the day.  Butternut squash is one of my favorite fall vegetables and I figured out a couple of years ago that baking it in a pan of shallow water was a LOT easier than trying to peel the darn thing.  So, for this recipe you will need the pulp of  1 large or 2 small … [Read more...]

Easy Pancake #Recipe: Banana Yogurt Pancakes

From the time my children were young, I learned the art of hiding healthy foods where they least expected it.  Smoothies would be filled with flax seed oil and wheat germ, scrambled eggs hid zucchini and cheese and pancakes could hold all sorts of healthy ingredients!  Sometimes, as a mom, you have to get creative with your kids' nutrition!  These pancakes hold all sorts of goodness and they are really easy to make.  The recipe below will make lots of pancakes (we got 12 large pancakes)...I like leftovers and they warm up well in the toaster … [Read more...]

Mocha Chip Muffins With International Delight Iced Coffee (#recipe)

I am a huge fan of anything coffee flavored...whether that is straight coffee, iced coffee, coffee ice cream or just about anything else you can think of!  Chocolate with coffee is just about the closest thing to heaven I can imagine so when I was asked to be a part of a Mom Central campaign that celebrated International Coffee Day with International Delight Iced Coffee I figured it was right up my alley!  I headed out to buy some and chose the International Delights Iced Coffee Mocha flavor, although you can get original, caramel, or vanilla.  … [Read more...]