Crustless Bacon and Swiss Quiche

Crustless Bacon and Swiss Quiche

Grab and Go Quiche… yes please! Here is a simple recipe for Bacon and Swiss Quiche that I can’t keep in my house! I make some things ahead so my life is easier and I honestly have to make 6 batches of this for a 2 week period… seriously! After I realized how much my family liked them, I decided to make them more grab and go to fit our lifestyle by using muffin tins to cook the quiche in. Here’s what you will need: 1lb bacon 1 large onion,…

Yummy Oatmeal Chocolate Muffins

Yummy Oatmeal Chocolate Muffins

  Can Chocolate Equal Healthy… I hope so! So having kids means having snacks and sometimes it feels you have to choose between healthy and tasty, but here are some yummy oatmeal chocolate muffins that fits the bill for both. Of course when one says healthy they don’t think chocolate and to be honest these aren’t in the same league as traditional health foods, but they are a quick, easy and delicious alternative to other, much less healthier options.   You will need… 2 ½ cups old-fashioned oats (1.5 cups…

Maple Pie with Walnut Crust

Maple Pie with Walnut Crust

Have you ever heard of a maple pie… neither had I! Ok, so as part of our children’s home school studies, we wanted to incorporate life skills, like baking, and while learning about Canada, I found this maple pie with walnut crust recipe and thought I would give it a try. Before I go any further, prior to this pie, I had only made one other and it was a pumpkin pie, which was good, making the crust made all the difference! I also should note that up until this pie,…

2 Ingredient Ice Cream

2 Ingredient Ice Cream

I scream, you scream, we all scream for Ice Cream! Most people are always looking for easy, healthy recipes and for ways to use up their bananas. This 2 ingredient ice cream recipe fits the bill and is a hit with the family! What you’ll need depends on what you like. I made 3 different versions of this ice cream and all were great! We began with banana and peanut butter, moved to banana berry and ended in banana and chocolate! For all versions you will need to peel your…

Luffa Plant

Luffa Plant

Grow a veggie, grow a tool, grow a Luffa plant Are you looking for something new to plant in your garden this year, something that you can eat and use as a tool too? Well look no further than the Luffa plant! A couple years ago, while shopping a seed catalog, I came across this plant and thought…”interesting”, so I gave them a try. What caught my eye was that these gourds are what are used to make bath luffas. I wasn’t sure how it all worked but it really couldn’t…

Easter Cupcakes

Easter Cupcakes

These Easter cupcakes were a hit but I will go on the record and say that I am not a fabulous baker, I would like to be, but I am not. I can follow a recipe but I can’t just “Martha Stewart” some awesome tart with folded in blood oranges. Cakes frighten me because I haven’t mastered the “how to’s” of icing and it looks more like a blob. Not to mention that my family and I try not to eat too much sugar, though we love making special occasions…

Easy Easter Bark

Easy Easter Bark

We all want things to look nice and I really appreciate the time people put into many of the things that I see on places like Pinterest. Of course many of them are so over the top, I mean there are preschool treat bags that took more time, money and effort to create, then many people put into their wedding favors. Personally, I am for things being appealing but on the easier side of things and that is where my easy Easter bark comes in! You really couldn’t ask for an…

Confetti Eggs for Easter

Confetti Eggs for Easter

My oldest and middle child are only 50 weeks apart, in fact my second born was due on my first born’s birthday, but I had to be induced and that “awesomeness” wasn’t to be. Sometimes their birthdays are right after Easter, depending on when it falls, and for a preschool birthday party one year I bought some discounted confetti eggs for Easter as party favors. I purchased a couple cartons of eggs that were a dozen eggs each, made with actual egg shells and filled with confetti, to be thrown or…

There is more than one way to dye an Easter egg

There is more than one way to dye an Easter egg

  So, as Easter approaches the time to dye Easter eggs is at hand, and while many might buy the packets of compressed colors at the box stores, the truth is, they do hinder the experience with color limitations, they call for the use of vinegar, which many people oppose, not to mention that there are those that are completely organic and using commercial dyes are out of the question. There is more than one way to dye an Easter egg and over the last 3 years the below are…

Making Jell-o eggs

Making Jell-o eggs

When I was younger my grandmother made eggs in jello molds for Easter, they were cute and yummy and I thought why not give them a try. I didn’t think they would be terribly hard and so I set out to make jell-o eggs. It is important to say that you need to start with a specified egg mold or, I as I used, a plastic egg (I used jumbo) without holes in them. Those might be hard to find but without them obviously the jello mixture will run right…