Apple Cider Pancakes

birthday pancakes

Heather says:Whenever birthday season rolls around, we like to give the birthday child a few treats of their own choosing, within reason. I do believe my middle child is a budding foodie. The days leading up to his birthday he talked about how he wanted to have apple pancakes for breakfast, something we have never made or even offered. I got to ...

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Menu Monday Staying On Track

Menu Plan Monday

Heather saysI'd give us a solid B+ for last week. Instead of staying at home and eating leftovers, we did get dinner out one evening. It was still a good week and on Saturday I spent some time cooking for this coming week and some travel I have in the next couple of months. Managing four kids in three schools and three sports takes a ridiculous ...

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Shredded Pork Burrito Bowls

Home Ec 101 Burrito Bowls

Heather saysWe've been working hard to reduce our meals out. We've come a long way since we first started dating and I'm thrilled about that. However, we both sometimes miss items found at certain *cough* Chipotle *cough* restaurants.We've agreed to work on finding meals or recipes that satisfy those urges without breaking our budget. A ...

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Crockpot Friendly Sticky Chicken Recipe


Heather saysI honestly don't know why this recipe is called "sticky chicken", I have the feeling it is a recipe that has evolved over the years and doesn't exactly resemble its origins or maybe it was a family nickname. This recipe for chicken in the crockpot was a favorite on a message board I frequented a decade ago and the printed out scrap ...

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Menu Monday – Back to School

Cover Home Ec 101

Heather says It's that day of the year, when I try to have everyone look their best and start out with all of the correct school supplies (I'm sorry teachers, but there were NO blue, vinyl, two pocket and pronged folders anywhere to be found, please deal with the black folder. It's my fault not his.) and get out the door on time. It's ...

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