Kitchen Conundrums

Fall Recipe: CrockPot Baked Apples…Plus, 7-qt. Crock-Pot® only $20 (Reg. $39.99)

Fall is in the air! Which means the smell of baked apples will be permeating my house. Check out this recipe for Crock Pot Baked Apples. It’s simple and healthy! Ingredients 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped 2 tablespoons trans-fat free margarine 1 teaspoon cinnamon 6 Gala or Macintosh apples, cored 1/2 cup apple juice or […]

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Recipe: Easy Moist Meatloaf

I found Laura’s Lean Ground Beef on markdown for just $3.49/lb (Reg. $7.99!), so I decided to make meatloaf.  If you’re looking for a moist meatloaf recipe, try this one out. Easy Moist Meatloaf 2 pounds ground beef 2 eggs 1 onion, chopped 1/2 cup carrots, chopped 1/2 cup green pepper chopped 1 cup milk 1 cup dried bread crumbs (I freeze the […]

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Our Family’s Favorite Recipe: Chicken Pot Pie (Great w/ Leftover Turkey, too!)

This is simply one of the easiest and tastiest meals I throw together for my family in about 9 1/2 minutes. Because they’re worth it. And after the Thanksgiving guests leave and you have a bunch of leftover turkey, this is a great way to use it up! Gobble. Gobble. Here’s what you need: 2 cups cooked […]

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Recipe: No Bake S’mores Bars

It’s still way too hot outside to gather around a raging camp fire. But if you’re longing for a chocolate calorie splurge, here’s a recipe for NO-BAKE S’MORES BARS. The best part? They’re easy to make with only four ingredients: 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream 1 3/4 cups (11.5-oz. pkg.) Milk Chocolate Morsels 3 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows 7 1/2 […]

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What’s Up with Quinoa?!?

I LOVE Quinoa!!! It’s the latest and greatest “superfood” because it’s packed with protein (about 10g per cup) and contains several essential vitamins. It’s also wheat & gluten free and a great substitute for rice or pasta. Plus, because it’s so bland (yeah, that’s actually a good thing) it’s incredibly versatile.  You can eat it for breakfast, […]

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Recipe: Spooky Graveyard Pie

If you’re hosting a Halloween shin-dig on Thursday, consider making this fun little treat for your guests! Ingredients: 3 cups – Oreo cookie crumbs, finely ground, divided 3 tablespoons – melted butter 1 cans – evaporated milk, 12 oz. (Print a $.50 coupon here!) 2 – large egg yolks 2 tablespoons – cornstarch 1 3/4 […]

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Ditch the Microwave Popcorn!

If you’re like me and trying to avoid putting unnecessary chemicals in your body, then ditch your microwave popcorn! FDA reports indicate that the chemical coating used in microwave popcorn bags becomes a “likely carcinogen” when it’s heated. Yikes!  Also, Diacetyl, the substance used to give it that delicious buttery taste can potentially give you “popcorn lung” ( i.e. bronchiolitis obliterans—a […]

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Recipe: Princess Leia Christmas Morning Cinnamon Rolls!

My boys are Star Wars junkies! One year, I wanted to come up with a way to share our love for Luke, Darth and all things Yoda, so we delivered these fun Princess Leia Christmas Morning Cinnamon Rolls to our friends and neighbors. First, I used my bread machine to make the dough (a huge time saver!). Here’s […]

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Recipe: 3-Ingredient Overnight Oatmeal Yogurt Parfait

This quick and healthy (and cheap!) breakfast concoction is a family favorite. I mix together the three ingredients the night before, cover it up and throw it in the fridge. By letting the oats sit overnight in yogurt, it creates a soft, creamy texture. 3-Ingredient Overnight Oatmeal Yogurt Parfait 1 – 32 oz. container of plain […]

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Recipe: Sweet Scarecrow Cookies

Thanks, Spoonful.com for this fun recipe for Sweet Scarecrow Cookies… What you’ll need: Cookies (ours were about 2 1/2 inches in diameter) White frosting Assorted sugar wafers (ours were about 2 1/2 inches long) Candy corn Mini chocolate chips Bran cereal (we used Kellogg’s All-Bran Extra Fiber) Chocolate sprinkles How to make it: Frost the top of […]

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