Butternut Squash Waffle Recipe

butternut squash waffles

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By now you’ve probably caught on to my butternut squash obsession. Well, this butternut squash waffle recipe is a definite keeper. Thanks 17 Apart for sharing it with the world.

Nicholas took one bite and declared most enthusiastically that these were the best waffles he has ever tasted in his life!

I doubled the recipe, made up all the waffles and froze them. In the mornings we just popped […]

Butternut Squash Muffins

Butternut Squash Muffins

It’s butternut squash season and time to try out some new recipes.

I found a delicious butternut squash muffin recipe at the From Scratch Club blog.

I followed the recipe exactly and added the optional chocolate chips. It’s one way to convince the kids that they are going to love squash muffins, which they did!

This recipe is a keeper! Give it a try and let me know what you think!


My Summer 10 Meal Menu

10 meal menu

It’s been a while since I posted a meal menu. We like to grill a lot in the summer, so my favorite chef is preparing several side dishes for us this time around.

I’m excited, because we’re trying out a two new pasta salad recipes this time. Obviously we won’t be freezing those. We also won’t freeze the enchilada casserole, chicken salad or rice, black bean and corn salad.


Emeril’s Macaroni Salad

Gemelli […]

Filling the Freezer ~ Breakfast Foods

banana bread

This past week I decided to focus on preparing some breakfast foods that can be frozen and pulled out as needed. I was inspired by one of Crystal’s post over at Money Saving Mom on how to fill your freezer in four weeks.

Here are four freezer friendly breakfast recipes that we love.

Banana Bread

I made two loaves of this Banana Bread Recipe last Friday. It really is quite tasty, but I think I […]

Freezer Cooking Week

The month of May and beginning of June are a total blur. I have finally recovered from all the end of the school year recitals, concerts, evaluations, contests and the big home improvement projects we tackled (more on those to come :)). Needless to say, I did not do much cooking during that time and my freezer was getting pretty empty.

This time, my freezer cooking session was split up over several days. I just […]

Resurrection Rolls – Teach the Meaning of Easter

The empty tomb

Here’s a wonderful way to teach kids the meaning of Easter while having fun in the kitchen.


cresent rolls melted margerine large marshmallows cinnamon sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Unroll the cresent rolls and lay a triangle in front of each child. This represents the cloth that Jesus was wraped in.

3. Each child receives a marshmallow to represent Jesus.

4. Dip the marshmallow in the melted butter. The butter represents the […]

March Freezer Cooking – Part 1 …Muffins, Pancakes, Pork Chops


It’s here, my second freezer cooking session of the year!

I had a little time yesterday, so I decided to get a head start. I made 3 dozen muffins, blueberry, honey bran, and chocolate chip, all from a mix.

The Chocolate Chip Whole Wheat Pancakes turned out better than ever. I more than doubled the recipe which yielded almost 30 pancakes. These are my absolute favorite! (By the way, I love this cooking rack […]

30 Meals in Day Menu Plan – March

It’s time to prepare for another 30 Meals in a Day cooking session. Last month’s session was such a success that I’m excited to do it again. I’ll be trying out a few new recipes this time.

If you’ve never cooked like this before, here are two big reasons why you should give it a try.

1. It Saves Money.

Every two week I pull out a set amount of cash to use for grocery […]

Chocolate Granola Breakfast Bars

Granola Breakfast Bars

At the beginning of the week I mentioned how I like to keep healthy snacks on hand. I love fiber bars and granola bars but they can be expensive, so I decided to try and make some. It took me a while to find a recipe that didn’t have weird ingredients and was low in calories.

Here’s a very basic Granola Breakfast Bar recipe I tried out today. I added chocolate chips for my “addition”, […]

30 Meals in a Day

Last week, I had a little bit of a meltdown. I was feeling completely overwhelmed by all of my responsibilities. After sharing my struggles (and my wish for obtaining a personal chef :)) with a friend, she suggested I try cooking 30 meals in a day. Planning and preparing healthy meals, to help with our goal of losing weight, has been an incredible challenge. The idea of having 30 meals in the freezer (ready to […]