Teacher – Chef – MOM

IT’S A GIRL! I have been quite quiet the past few months – we’ve had a lot going on! You may recall that I was baking a little Bun-in-the-Oven. Well, our little bun is fully baked and entered our family at the end of April.

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Little Chef is perfect!

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Frozen S’mores Cones

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The Summer Months are perfect for lazy hot days, frozen treats, long summer nights, campfire s’mores, lots of time with friends. Having a freezer full of tasty treats for those days and nights with friends is a requirement! Keeping that freezer stocked with all sorts of treats like Ginger Peach Popsicles, Chocolate Strawberry Pudding PopsChocolate Covered Peanut Butter Banana Bites, or Coconut Peach Blueberry Bites is easy! These S’mores Cones are just another amazing way to keep the fun going all summer long.

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Cake Mix Bar Cookies

Bar Cookies are the PERFECT way to whip up a dessert when you want to impress but don’t feel like taking out the mixer or waiting for your Cookie Dough to chill or portioning out individual cookies or using a cooling rack or any of those other really difficult cookie-related-tasks! In addition to being one of the easiest treats that you can make, these Bar Cookies are easily adaptable and so ridiculously tasty!

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Some people turn their noses up at box mixes. Yes, I do agree that from scratch eliminates all preservatives and is a more genuine way to bake – BUT if you take a little bit of effort and add something of your own to a Box Mix, it can really become your own! Continue reading

Spinach Artichoke Mashed Potatoes

There is nothing quite like a big bowl of Mashed Potatoes! Warm, comforting, easily adaptable, goes with everything… mashed potatoes are like the Little Black Dress of foods – we all need one. (ok – they may be a totally horrible comparison in all honesty – but it popped into my head and I just kinda went with it… its my blog – I can make the horrible corny comparisons if I want to, right!?)

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I know that some people tend to shy away from Mashed Potatoes because they can be loaded with butter and heavy cream and really not all that healthy for you! When I make my own mashed potatoes, I actually do not like them super smooth and creamy – I like a bit more of a rustic texture, which in turn allows me to use a TON less of the fattening stuff! You can even add in some cauliflower with your potatoes when you are boiling to hide some extra different veggies and nutrients in there for your family! Continue reading

Fruit Pizza

A fruit pizza may be one of the most beautiful, tasty (almost healthy), and impressive desserts that you can make! With just a cookie crust, a delicious spread of homemade frosting, and whatever fruits you and your family crave – this stunning dessert is guaranteed to be the centerpiece of your dessert table, no matter what season or gathering it may be for!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal

Oatmeal is a go-to breakfast staple for young and old. Thanks to Instant Oatmeal, we can go from oats to breakfast in less than two minutes in the microwave. The health benefits of oatmeal stick with you long after the dishes are done. The satisfied feeling of a nice warm breakfast also stick with you up until lunch time so you can avoid unnecessary snacking (unless of course you want a snack – then go for it, but since you are probably still full from breakfast, you won’t need the snack)!

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Baked Oatmeal is an amazing way to get all of the health benefits of Oatmeal without the texture that some people don’t like from a bowl of oatmeal. In addition to getting a totally different mouth-feel by baking your oatmeal, you can also add in whatever amazing flavors you want to baked oatmeal. Seriously – I love Oatmeal, it is such a blank canvas for whatever you want to add to it!!! Continue reading