Easy Breakfast Solutions

This post, Easy Breakfast Solutions, is written by me on behalf of General Mills. All opinions are entirely my own. This shop has been compensated by Acorn Influence, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.  Mornings are a struggle in our house. I have never been, and will never be, a morning person. That means every minute counts, and there is no room for error. As soon as I crawl out of bed, it's game on. I know exactly how much time I have for the important stuff (brushing my … [Read more...]

Oatmeal Bar

One of the things our family likes to do is indulge at breakfast every now and then. We'll make pancakes (preferably pumpkin), sausage or bacon and eggs. Sometimes there will be some sweet treats like cinnamon rolls or donuts. Unfortunately we can't always indulge like that so on the weekends where we're being a little bit lazy, I make a pot of oatmeal and set up an oatmeal bar. The great thing about an oatmeal bar is that I really only have to cook one thing yet everyone gets to eat their … [Read more...]

My Little Superhero

Thank you to General Mills for sponsoring this post about finding the superhero in yourself. #SuperHeroing By day she's known as Brecken. The kind of shy (until she gets to know you) 4-year old who loves all things blue and green. But as the sun begins to set, a change begins. She's no longer the kid who is being mopey because I've made her go for a walk, she becomes Forest Girl and has superhero powers. With a simple wave of her hand, she chops down trees and brush so the hikers can make it … [Read more...]

10 Breakfast Sandwich Ideas

A couple of weeks ago I received a breakfast sandwich maker from Hamilton Beach to try and let them (and you) know what I thought about it. Well, I love it. The sandwiches I make don't look the prettiest, but they taste great and I can put all the ingredients in the breakfast sandwich maker and walk away. You can't do that if you cooking eggs on a skillet! Check out the full review and get the recipes for just a few of my breakfast sandwich ideas. What's your favorite food for breakfast? … [Read more...]

25 Amazing Strawberry Recipes

One thing I look forward to every year is the start of strawberry season. When it comes we can find strawberries everywhere. And for dirt cheap too! I'm pretty sure my kids eat their weight in them for those first few weeks. But then we have to start getting creative with what we do with them. And we've found some awesome ways to use up our strawberries. If you have fresh or frozen strawberries lying around and are looking for some great ways to use them up try one, or all 25 of these … [Read more...]

Cake Doughnuts with Raspberry Compote and Caramel #MyPlatinum

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Cascade where I had the opportunity to make Gail Simmons' raspberry compote sauce and drizzle it over some yummy doughnuts! I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. As a Cascade #MyPlatinum ambassador I have to do a LOT of hard work,  I have to cook yummy recipes created by the amazing Gail Simmons and then write about them. Woe is me.  Because I'm a … [Read more...]

10 Awesome Peach Recipes

Peach season is here! That means that everywhere you turn juicy, ripe peaches are going to be staring at you. And if you're like me and shop at Costco, you might have waay too many peaches go ripe at the same time and need something to do with them. Am I right? Well you're in luck! Because we've rounded up some amazingly delicious and awesome recipes that will help you use up all of those ripe peaches! 10 Awesome Peach Recipes 1. Peach Upside Down Cake - this delicious cake from the … [Read more...]

Breakfast On The Go: Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Breakfast is one of my favorite meals of the day.  To me, there is nothing better than sitting down to a plate full of bacon and eggs or a freshly baked croissant with a little bit of butter or even better, a piece of Sour Cream Coffee Cake inspired by Food Network's Ina Garten. On the weekends, breakfast is a long drawn out process. It's the one time of the day that we're usually not in a rush and I actually get to cook for my family. My daughter's usual request is pumpkin pancakes … [Read more...]

Top 5 Recipes from 2012

At the end of the year it's always fun to look back and see what posts have been successful on my blog.  Surprisingly enough, the posts that have had the most traffic are in categories that I've severely neglected the past few months.  One of those categories is my recipes.  So in 2013, I'm working on a fun, new project that I hope you'll enjoy as much as I do.  But until that launches, here are the top 5 recipes on my blog from 2012. #5 - Asian Inspired Meatballs It's been a while since I … [Read more...]

Perfect Pumpkin Pancakes

Growing up, pancakes were a treat.  I remember on the weekends my mom would whip out her square griddle and make pancakes for my brothers and me. Sometimes she would get fancy and make them in the shape of the first letters in our names, sometimes they would be simple circles.  Either way, it was a treat and a breakfast food that we all loved.  Now that I have a daughter, I find myself making pancakes at least twice a month.  Typically on a Saturday I'll whip out my electric griddle and make … [Read more...]