Watergate Salad {Recipe}

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! The last week and a half, my husband and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary, Thanksgiving, and I got another year older! It’s been eventful here lately.

watergate salad

Jello salads are very popular for Thanksgiving and other feasts. I’m not a fan of jello salad though – I can’t stand the texture. For those of you like me, I have a great alternative for you. I call it Pistachio … [ READ MORE ]

Bean Burrito Casserole {Recipe}

bean burrito casserole

My family had the privilege of of trying out a new meal this week! I found this Burrito Pie recipe on Thriving Home and thought I would give it a try. I have made many recipes from this website and each one has been shockingly delicious! This is my go-to-site for new recipe ideas. I also love that there are a lot of freeze-ahead meals on the site too.

When I went shopping, I wasn’t … [ READ MORE ]

Chipped Beef on Toast {RECIPE}

When I was a kid, this was one of my FAVORITE dinners! My mom made it for me and my sis and we couldn’t get enough. I thought about it for the first time in ages and thought I’d make it for my kids. It was a hit! You just can’t beat chipped beef on toast!

chipped beef on toast

I don’t know my mother’s exact recipe, but here’s a very close one from The Meaning of Pie. … [ READ MORE ]

Homemade Coconut Milk {RECIPE}

A while back, I experimented making some alternatives to cow’s milk because my little one seemed to have a problem with it. First, I made homemade almond milk, then I tried homemade coconut milk.

coconut

You need a fresh coconut, a cheese cloth, and a blender for this recipe. First, remove the flesh and juice from the coconut. For help, read about how to open a coconut. Pour coconut contents and 1 cup of water … [ READ MORE ]

How to Make Almond Crackers {RECIPE}

Now that you’ve made almond milk, what do we do with the leftover pulp? There are many recipes for almond pulp out there, but I chose to make almond pulp crackers.

All you need is parchment paper, olive oil (or your oil of choice), and salt and pepper to taste. You can either use a dehydrator, if you have one, or an oven. I used a dehydrator.

Almond Pulp

Add about a tablespoon of olive oil … [ READ MORE ]

How to Make Almond Milk {RECIPE}

When Cylus, my youngest, was one, he started having some tummy problems. We had no idea what was causing his problems, but one of the things we tried was eliminating cow’s milk to see if he had an allergy to the protein in cow’s milk. To replace it, I started making homemade almond milk, a very healthy alternative to cow’s milk

Utensils you’ll need: Measuring cup, bowl, strainer, blender, and cheese cloth. Ingredients: almonds, water, … [ READ MORE ]

Steak & Sweet Potatoes {RECIPE}

The other night I had the best tasting & healthy dinner at the same time. My kids even loved it (for the most part). I got many complements from the whole family! I got this recipe from Mommy Hates Cooking. I did make some minor adjustments to appeal to my families taste buds.

steak and sweet potatoes

I’m cooking for 8, so keep that in mind if cooking for smaller (or larger) families. My sweet potatoes came out … [ READ MORE ]

Cream Cheese Frosting {RECIPE}

This is such an easy recipe for cream cheese frosting. I made this back when there were only a handful of recipes I could make that tasted good [the rest were out of a box]. It’s ironic, I’m not a fan of cream cheese, but I could eat this all day. My personal favorites to go with cream cheese frosting are: zucchini bread, banana bread, and chocolate cake, but you can add it to … [ READ MORE ]

Whole Wheat Banana Bread {RECIPE}

I try to sneak in healthy ingredients when I can with a house full of picky eaters. This is one recipe that tastes like the real thing. If you do notice a difference with whole wheat and all-purpose flour, try half and half. But my family loved this one and didn’t notice the whole wheat. This one is a must. Try this with homemade cream cheese frosting!

Whole Wheat Banana Bread
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