Healthy & Sweet Banana Smoothie Recipe

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Today I enjoyed a delicious banana smoothie that I have to share. This one is sweet and great for you. I found one similar and altered it use what I had on hand. Ingredients: 1 banana (try frozen bananas for a great blend) 2 teaspoons honey 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 cup vanilla soy milk ( or your milk of choice) Add all to the blender. Blend until smooth. Enjoy! Here is a pin … [Read more...]

How to Freeze Bananas

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Did you know that you can freeze bananas? YES! It is the best way to save them and they make healthy smoothies delicious!  If you are wondering how to freeze bananas, you are in luck. It could not be easier! I love when I find them discounted at the store. If you do, GRAB THEM! They are not bad yet. You can freeze them and use them for lots of things. 1. Peel the bananas. 2. Cut … [Read more...]

Avocado Strawberry Power Smoothie Recipe

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I have been incorporating fruit and vegetable smoothies into my daily diet the last few weeks. Many of you have asked that I share the recipes and I am happy to do so. I just experiment each day with what I have on hand. Today’s creation was amazing! Avocados are full of nutrients for the brain and suppose to boost energy so I created a sweet Avocado Strawberry Smoothie today. I used a little milk … [Read more...]

How To Make Classic Chicken Pot Pie

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  Chicken pot is comforting, filling and a fantastic way to use up leftover buts of chicken and bags of partially used frozen vegetables. This pot pie is completely from scratch and is an absolute snap to make. I leave potatoes out of my pot pie, opting instead to serve it over a bad of creamy mashed potatoes and a drizzling of chicken gravy. The cooked pies freeze so well that you might … [Read more...]

The Perfect Chocolate Frosting Recipe

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  Valentine's Day is coming up and you know what that means- chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate! I love making a special treat for dessert on Valentine's Day for after we devour our traditional heart shaped meatloaf, roasted red potatoes and heart shaped dinner buns (awww! so sweet) and a chocolate cake with this frosting is almost always what I make. Most of you don't know me well … [Read more...]

Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

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  Once, way back when, I was the queen of Home Ec. I rocked it and I loved it more than anything.  I had as many periods of food related class as possible. Could this have been an indicator of my food blogging days to come? Hmm...thoughts to ponder! Anyway I loved it and a couple recipes I learned there in humble Home Economics have been family favorites of ours since we've been … [Read more...]

Homemade Dry Ranch and Onion Soup Mixes

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I cook and bake a LOT. I have a family of 7 and we very rarely eat out. We all know that groceries are not getting any cheaper and one of the ways I combat high prices in the store is to make my own mixes. You know, all of those little packets that you pick up- the taco seasoning, the ranch dressing mix, gravies, etc. I just make them in bulk and it has saved us a bundle! I thought that today I … [Read more...]

How To Make Easy Ranch Eggs

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Sometimes I like to serve my family something just a little different. These eggs are a twist on Huevo Rancheros, the eggs aren't poached in salsa, but they make a fabulous quick and filling breakfast or brunch treat. My kids love them and call them "Fancy Eggs" but there is really nothing fancy at all about the humble egg, tortilla and bean dish. Simple food at it's best is almost always better … [Read more...]

How To Make Cheesecake Brownie Bites

How to make brownie bites This is the time of year when there are parties, dinners, work functions and family obligations to attend. I'm always looking for something quick, delicious and affordable to take along with me. I'm most often asked to bring a dessert of some sort (baking  is my hobby) and I think these Cheesecake Brownie Bites are perfect to take to a holiday gathering. The … [Read more...]

How To Make Apple Pie Spiced Pretzels

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Once upon a time, I bought a really small container of apple pie spice just to see what it tasted like. I just use cinnamon and sugar in my apple pies so I didn't know what apple pie spice was all about. How was it different that what I already used? Well, except for being way more expensive per ounce than my beloved cinnamon/sugar mixture it also contained allspice and cloves- but I didn't think … [Read more...]

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