Archives for October 2009

Gingerbread Waffles with Vanilla Cream Sauce

gingerbread waffles done

Scrumptious!  Gingerbread Waffles are a spiced up version of classic waffles with a touch of molasses.  The vanilla cream sauce compliments the waffles perfectly, although they’re also good with maple syrup.  We drank apple cider with these and it made for a very Octoberish meal. [Read more…]

South of the Border Skillet

I have to watch myself when I’m putting together a weekly menu, because I have a tendency to put lots of Mexican meals on the list.  Mexican and Tex-Mex foods are just so good, but I try to only make the style meal once a week.  My daughter likes to point out that Mexican people eat Mexican food every day. I can’t argue with that logic.

This dish is an easy week night supper.  It’s healthy and budget friendly. Here’s what you’ll need: [Read more…]

Warm Cinnamon Apple Sauce with Toasted Marshmallows

Don’t you just love a dish that tastes amazingly delicious, but is super simple?  Toasted marshmallows don’t have to be eaten only at bonfires.  They pair up wonderfully with cinnamon apple sauce.

Warm Cinnamon Applesauce with Toasted Marshmallows

The ingredients are simple: just a jar of cinnamon apple sauce and a handful of mini marshmallows. [Read more…]

Weekly Menu, Grocery List, Recipes – Week 14

If you like printing these menus and grocery lists, check out the new Eat at Home Weekly Meal Plan service.  Subscribers get both the Traditional and All Slow Cooker versions emailed each week.  It’s the easiest way to eat at home!

weeklymenusDon’t you wish everything on your to-do list could be as easy as click-print-shop?

At least the menu planning and grocery list making are taken care of when you use my menu plans.  I also try to keep the cooking simple.  I believe that family dinners are important, but families have lots of other things going on during the week too.  Being able to put a delicious meal on the table quickly maximizes the time you can spend together.

The menu gives you 6 dinners and 1 dessert.  There are 2 slow cooker meals and you’ll double your effort one night by making 2 meatloaves – 1 for dinner and 1 for the freezer.

Serving suggestions are included on the recipes and in curly brackets {} on the grocery list.

Here’s the menu for this week:

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Nutritious Bars

nutritious bars done good

What?  You don’t think they look nutritious?  Maybe not in a world of vitamin water, live-active culture yogurt and lycopene in the ketchup.  But in the 70s world of Wonder bread, Twinkies and bologna sandwiches these cookie bars were the picture of health food.  After all, they have oats and peanut butter in them.

In defense of the name, the original recipe only called for 1 cup of chocolate chips sprinkled on top.  I decided to dump the whole bag on top, melt them and smooth it out.  Chocolate is healthy, right? [Read more…]

Mandarin Chicken Rice Bake

More-with-Less is one of my favorite cookbooks.  It’s full of simple, delicious and economical recipes and this casserole is one of them.  This is a perfect recipe to use chicken that you’ve already cooked and frozen.  Once the chicken is cooked the dish is a snap to put together. [Read more…]

Southern-Asian Fusion Dip

southern asian fusion dip done

By “Southern”, I mean south of the Mason-Dixon Line, not southern Asia.  By “Fusion”, I mean let’s mix some soy sauce with some mayo.

This stuff is good and slightly addictive the way dip is supposed to be.  I adapted the recipe from Polynesian Dip, which I found on Tasty Kitchen.  I had to rename it though, because Polynesian kept reminding me of Chick-fil-A’s Polynesian sauce and this is nothing like that. [Read more…]

Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins


Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins

Go out to your kitchen and grab a jar of peanut butter and a jar of jam, then make these muffins.  Wait.  Read this post and then go make the muffins.

It’s no secret that I love peanut butter.  These muffins have a deep peanut butter flavor, like peanut butter cookies.  The fruity jam in the center compliments perfectly.  No wonder PB&J is a classic combo.

Here’s what you’ll need to make them: [Read more…]

Chicken Tacos

chicken tacos done

Chances are, you already make chicken tacos or some version of them.  Three ingredients and a slow cooker (plus the taco fixings) – that’s my kind of meal!  As a bonus, you can throw the chicken in the slow cooker still frozen.  That’s perfect for those days you only have 5 minutes to get dinner started. [Read more…]

Sheartoku Winner!

I did a random number drawing and Sherri of Everything in Moderation won the Sheartoku kitchen shears.  Congratulations, Sherri!

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