Slow Cooker Chicken Teriyaki

Slow Cooker Chicken Teriyaki

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Slow Cooker Chicken Teriyaki

The kids have found a new favorite meal at school during “Hot Lunch”, Chicken Teriyaki. This isn’t something I’ve ever made before, so I started looking around for a recipe, since they think the school doesn’t serve it often enough. I came across a Freezer Cooking post on Ring Around the Rosies that looked like it contained ingredients the boys love, so I thought I’d give it a try. Of course, I made a few revisions along the way 🙂 Continue reading »


Loaded Roasted Potatoes and Chicken

Loaded Roasted Potatoes and Chicken

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I don’t generally take pictures the first time I try out a new recipe. Often, I need to make changes to suit my family’s preferences, and sometimes it takes a few times of making a dish to really get it just right. This recipe, inspired by Cook Lisa Cook’s Loaded Potato and Buffalo Chicken Recipe is no exception. I can’t tolerate hot sauce, not even a little, it kills my tummy. So, I knew I wanted to substitute Worcestershire Sauce to see how that worked. I was happy that it turned out beautifully, though still a little spicy for me:) Ranch Dressing on the side, does help, and the boys want plenty of milk. I also eliminated the salt because the Worcestershire has enough sodium in it. Continue reading »

Menu Plan Monday

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Some of these recipes I have already posted on one blog or another, and have the posts up with pictures. The one from last Friday was actually my first post on this blog, and I just realized last week it had no pictures! I haven’t checked the Sim Card in the camera, but I did photograph each step (and Sat/Sun recipes too) so after I run some errands today I’ll try to get started uploading those. The Sat/Sun recipes should be up later this week. A couple of the recipes are new to us, I *try* to make 1-2 new recipes each week for variety, as our schedule allows. I’ll take some pictures and upload them (with any changes to the recipe that we want to try the next time I make it).

Friday Jan 25 – Chicken Tenderloins and Garlic Pasta – the recipe has been up for a while, I took pictures this time though, so I’ll be updating the post this week 🙂 Continue reading »


New York Style Cherry Cheesecake

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Nick has been asking me to make a New York Style Cherry Cheesecake for weeks, since I first made a Sopapilla Cheesecake for our friend Sean’s birthday. I don’t know why, but I’ve always been too intimidated to make Cheesecake. I finally gave in and started searching for recipes. The one that sounded best to me was over at  Honey and Butter. It looked easy enough to do, and she said no cracks, no water bath, special wrapping, etc, which I was really trying to avoid. I don’t really care for Graham Crackers (y’all know I am picky), so I thought I’d swap it out for Nilla wafers, because I’ve used those before for pie recipes and it turned out ok. I made my list and headed to the store to get the ingredients. Continue reading »


Cream Cheese Scrambled Eggs

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It’s national egg month, and in honor of that I made Cream Cheese Scrambled Eggs for Brunch today. I may be the pickiest egg eater on the planet, aside from eggs that are included in a recipe, I’ll only eat Scrambled Eggs, and I have to be the one to cook them. I like my eggs dry, and in itty bitty pieces. I have tried to eat them out before, but people look at you weird when you order your eggs dry and burnt, and they are just never done enough for me. So, I just cook my own and eat them at home 🙂

 

To begin, I add my eggs to a bowl.

 

Add 1/8 cup milk

 

I have a bit of butter melting in the skillet, over medium heat, then pour in the eggs. Sprinkle them with Salt (preference) and pepper, and just when they start to firm up:

 

Add the cream cheese. Now, this is where I really veer off from many people. I like my eggs to be in itty bitty pieces, not big chunks. I stir continuously from this point until they are in pieces to ensure they are how I like them. I really want my eggs dry, and to get dry enough, they have to be small pieces. If you like your eggs to be moist, don’t stir.

 

Using a wooden spoon is nice for stirring the eggs. You don’t want them to stick to the bottom and burn.

 

This is where I plate the eggs for the kids – they like theirs in bigger pieces and moister than I like mine. I continue cooking mine…

 

Finally, they are done! This is a saucer sized plate, and probably just one egg in a million pieces – perfection for me 🙂

 

Cream Cheese Scrambled Eggs
 
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Recipe type: Eggs
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 large eggs
  • ⅛ cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, cut into cubes
Instructions
  1. Melt butter in large non-stick skillet over medium heat
  2. Mix eggs and milk and pour into skillet
  3. Sprinkle pepper and salt on top
  4. Add cream cheese just as eggs start to firm slightly
  5. Stir continuously for small pieces of egg, less frequently for larger chunks
  6. Remove from heat and plate when eggs reach your desired level of done.
  7. Feel free to add in any other cheese (Cheddar - YUM) or cooked breakfast meat (Sausage, Bacon, Ham, etc).

These are a few items I find helpful in my own kitchen when preparing this recipe:

 Emson EZCracker Handheld Egg Cracker/Separator OXO Good Grips 3-Piece Mixing Bowl Set OXO Good Grips 11-Inch Balloon Whisk T-fal A91082 Specialty Nonstick Dishwasher Safe Oven Safe Jumbo Cooker Saute Pan with Glass Lid Cookware, 5-Quart, Black OXO Good Grips Nylon Flexible Turner, Black Earth’s Natural Alternative Wheat Straw Fiber, Bagasse (Sugarcane) Tree Free 6


No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

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One of the kids favorite cookie recipes for me to make, are No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies. These are also known as: Preacher Cookies, No Bake Sunbutter Cookies, No Bake Oatmeal Cookies, No Bake Chocolate Cookies, No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies, No Bake Nutella Cookies, and infamously (probably only to us) as Poop Cookies. Why that? Because of the oatmeal in these cookies that helps with constipation. One of the kids has suffered from chronic constipation his entire life, and we have to work diligently to ensure he gets plenty of fiber. He knows these cookies help him, so when his tummy is hurting, he’ll ask me to make him some poop cookies to help him out. I realize that is probably way TOO much information for many of you here to find a cookie recipe, but I am including it in hopes that it might help some other mom out there with a child suffering from similar issues. It should also serving as a warning, that you should exercise restraint when eating these, and limit yourself to one or two, particularly if you don’t eat as much fiber in your daily diet as you should 🙂

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Oatmeal Cookie Recipe Roundup – 8 Great Recipes!

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January is National Oatmeal Month, so I thought this would be a great time to round up some of my favorite Oatmeal Cookie Recipes to share with you 🙂

No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies*Updated: Some of the blogs that created a couple of the original cookie recipes I shared with you are now defunct, so I replaced those broken links with new Oatmeal Cookie Recipes I’ve found and bookmarked since then. I hope you enjoy, and please share the ones you love using the social media share buttons, as you visit each of these great Oatmeal Cookie Recipes!

You can get the FULL RECIPE with directions on how to make these yummy Oatmeal Cookie Recipes for yourself by visiting the blogs via the links below.

  1. No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Recipe from When Is Dinner.
  2. Salted Oatmeal Cookies from Alexandra Cooks.
  3. Oatmeal Cream Pie Cookies from Cookies and Cups.
  4. Chewy Gluten Free Oatmeal Cookies from noms for the poor.
  5. Peanut Butter Apple Oatmeal Cookies from A Kitchen Addiction.
  6. Homemade Oatmeal Cookie Sandwich from Whole Food Real Families
  7. Oreo Chocolate Chunk Cheesecake Cookies from I Heart Eating
  8. Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies from Gal on a Mission.

March 19 in National Oatmeal Cookie Day, which one of these delicious treats will you be trying???