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I know many of us like to make treats for school to have the kids share with their classes or have snacks ready for a child’s party.
I love having snacks ready for when the kids have their friends over for a day in the pool.
Here are 15 recipes for snacks for your children (and you) to enjoy. A few are gluten-free, vegan and nut-free.
Monster Cupcakes || Wanna Bite
Butterfly Snackbags || Honey and Lime
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The Big List of 40 Ground Beef Recipes came about because I hate making the same meals all the time. I love trying new recipes to make for meals. I have found many new recipes online before that became instant favourites for my family.
This The Big List of 40 Ground Beef Recipes is from various bloggers for you to enjoy.
Be sure to bookmark this page so you have it for future reference.
What is your favourite ground beef recipes?
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Warmer weather usually means more potlucks and BBQ dinners. I love having potluck dinners because it allows us to try a new dish we may have not had before. It also means less time having to cook a big meal for everyone. Sometimes it is easy to get stuck in a rut making the same meals for every dinner. Here is a great list of 10 BBQ/Potluck recipes for you to enjoy.
Harissa Potato Salad || Strength and Sunshine
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5 Breakfast Recipes for Christmas Morning
Christmas morning is coming up fast. And with preparing for the dinner that day, I like to also plan for breakfast that morning. I try to make a recipe that either we have had before or I search online for a new one that the family might like. Usually we have Mike’s mom, brother and our niece for breakfast. But this year is only his mother and us. So I am looking for something new and simple for us to make. I am going to prepare it the night before and then just pop it in while we unwrap gifts.
What do you do for Christmas breakfast/brunch?
Cheesy Apple-Bacon Brunch
(source: Betty Crocker)
French Toast Casserole
(Source: Paula Deen)
Pineapple and Orange Salad with Toasted Coconut
(source: My Recipes)
Sausage-Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole
(source: My Recipes)
Maple Pecan Breakfast Bread
(source: My Recipe Lion)
5 Desert Recipes for the Holiday Season
Mini Rolo Cookies – These are a favourite in my house. When you bite into the cookie, it has a caramel centre that is great. I like to heat them up for a few seconds in the microwave if they aren’t fresh.
Caramel Magic Cookie Bars – These look like heaven in a pan. Recipe from Love from the Oven.
Andres Mint Grinch Cookies – These would be perfect to make to have to eat while you are watching How The Grinch Stole Christmas with the kids! Recipe from Six Sister’s Stuff
Homemade Popcorn Balls – A simple desert that goes well with hot chocolate. Also make these and put them in a cute dish and give it to a neighbour for gift. Recipe from MyRecipes.com
Peanut Butter Balls – These peanut butter balls are vegan and gluten-free. If you have a special gluten-free diet. This is for you. Recipe from Oh She Glows!
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- Just Another Edmonton Mommy ~ Local to Edmonton, this mom is blogging about a little bit of everything. Things to do with the family, a simple DIY, or life as a family of 5.
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- For five funny things that will make you feel better about your own parenting skills, check out Jac and Juli at TwoFunMoms
- Eclectic Soapbox ~ My blog is basically all things interesting to me. Variety keeps it interesting.
- Project Junkie
- Louise, of Surrey, B.C., shares about the reality of family life with some very energetic kids at Talk Nerdy To Me
- For tips on green living on a sensible budget with a smattering of parenting, ranting and raving, check out Juicy Green Mom!
5 Pumpkin Recipes
With fall here many of us want to enjoy adding pumpkin to their recipes.
From pumpkin to deserts to pumpkin meals. It is a nice change and a great taste of fall.
Here are 5 of my favourites.
What is your favourite pumpkin recipe?
Pumpkin Ice Cream ~ Recipe from David Bovitz
Pumpkin Granola ~ Recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod
Roasted Pumpkin Soup ~ Recipe from Against All Grain
Pumpkin Chili ~ Recipe from Paleo Parents
Pumpkin Cheesecake Pillow Popovers from Willow Bird Baking
Today I decided to go on a hunt online to find 5 SIMPLE Slow Cooker recipes.
Simple for me means little prep time and few ingredients needed.
These 5 Slow Cooker recipes will make suppertime an easy chore and something the whole family will love to try!
Simple Crock Pot Recipes
- Crock Pot Orange Chicken from The Frugal Girls
- Slow Cooked Veggie Lasagna from Spoonful
- Zesty Italian Crockpot Cheesy Chicken from Sippy Cup Mom
- Crock Pot Caribbean Ribs from Busy Cooks
- Ham and Broccoli Crock Pot Casserole from Food.com
Hayley is inviting her friends to sleepover the night before Halloween.
I thought it would be fun to make them some Halloween treats for them to enjoy while watching movies.
I also love trying new recipes so this gives me an excuse to go looking for Halloween recipes.
Here are five of my favourites that I found on the internet.
Boo Bars from Babble ~ A easy recipe that even the adults will enjoy!
Mummy Dogs from Southern Living
Homemade Sunbutterfingers (Nut-Free) from Comfortably Domestic
Candy Corn Fruit Parfait from Suburbia Unwrapped
Veggie Skeleton from Feeding Frenzy
What you will need:
1 box of vanilla cake mix
red piping gel
Follow directions on the cake mix box to make cupcakes. Let them cool. Ice them with vanilla icing. Put Reese’s pieces in the middle of cupcake. Use piping gel to make lines in the cupcake.
What you will need:
Ritz crackers (or any round crackers)
peanut butter or wow butter
chow mein noodles
Smear a small amount of peanut butter onto the inside of one cracker. Place 4 chow mein noodles on one side of the cracker followed by 4 more on the other side. Place the remaining cracker on top. To make the ‘eyes’: dab two spots of peanut butter near the top of one crackers to ‘glue’ the raisins into place.
What you will need:
1 Tube of refrigerated pizza dough
10 cheese strings
2 tablespoons of butter
1/2 tablespoon of salt (you can skip this if you want)
1 cup marinara sauce (heated)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Open pizza crust and cut in half width-wise, then slice into 10 rectangles.Roll one string cheese stick in the center of each rectangle. Press the dough to secure it closed around the cheese. Create the ends of the “bones” by rolling the extra dough until it reaches the top of the string cheese stick. Press it to form two knobs at the top and bottom. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and repeat until all string cheese is wrapped in dough. Brush butter over the sticks with a basting brush.Sprinkle with salt. (optional) Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown.Remove from oven and cool slightly before serving with marinara for dipping!
I have been doing Five on Friday for 3 weeks with some great bloggers.
This week on Five on Friday is recipes.
The cooler weather makes me want to pull out the slow cooker and turn on the oven to make some meals.
Here are 5 of my favourites for Fall.
- A cold evening, nothing warms you up like Corn Chowder. It is so easy to make in the slow cooker and it only costs $2 a serving. A great meal for the family without breaking the bank. Corn Chowder Slow Cooker Recipe
- For a desert that will warm your bellies, why not try this Apple Cake recipe. It is so easy to make and a favourite in any family! Slow Cooker Apple Cake Recipe
- This recipe is one of my favourites because it is so easy to make but so good! If your children love tator tots, this is a recipe to try for them. Tator Tot Casserole Recipe
- Who doesn’t love Chicken Noodle soup? It is perfect on a cool fall day. You can have it by itself or with a sandwich or some toast. Check out this recipe to warm you up! Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe
- As always I love to end my Five on Friday with a Canadian funny.
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