Friday, December 14, 2018

3 Ingredient Crockpot Cranberry Meatballs

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This is my Grandma's famous recipe for cranberry sauce meatballs. They are three ingredients, because the meatballs themselves are always a big bag of frozen meatballs from Sam's Club.

I was going to make a brand new recipe for meatballs from scratch for this post. The only problem is, I had a little helper. He was "stirring" the meat mixture for me (read: stabbing a spoon in and out of it vigorously and flinging bits of raw meat and parsley everywhere). I turned around for one second, and he had dumped an entire bottle of garlic powder in and begun stirring (stabbing) it into the meatballs.

I decided to bake them anyway, but of course, I forgot to set a timer, got busy with the kids getting up to no good or something, and when I finally went to check on them, they were burnt to a crisp.

So, frozen meatballs it is.


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Thursday, December 6, 2018

5 Minute Fudge with Easy Homemade Salted Caramel

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And now it's time for some EASY Christmas goodies, just in case you have a two-year-old running around dumping bags of flour on your couch, throwing wet coffee grounds all over the kitchen, riding on his baby sister like a horse, or trying to change his own dirty diapers.
Not that I would know what any of that would be like, but you know... just trying to make Christmas easier for those of you who are struggling in such ways. 

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Crumb Cake

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Well, my friends, this has been quite a week for me. My toddler is getting three molars in right now, so we are experiencing terrible twos to the max. 

Diaper cream all over couch and both children? Check.

Almost all leaves plucked from my favorite jade plant? Check. 

Bottle of honey unscrewed and dumped on stovetop, dripping down oven onto toddler and the chair he's standing on and creating a large puddle for the baby to play in on the floor? Check.

Container of parmesan cheese dumped on the floor and swept into all the cracks between the oven and fridge? Check.

I should give him credit though, I think he was actually somehow trying to help by sweeping the parmesan cheese into every corner of the house after he spilled it.

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

White Queso Dip

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So last Monday, I made an amazing grand total of FOUR recipes to post for you guys. One was those stuffed pumpkins I posted last week, one was this queso, and two more will be posted here in the next couple weeks (stay tuned).

I just figure it's easier to make a complete and utter disaster of my house once instead of four times throughout the month. And let me tell you, it was a complete and utter disaster in here that day.

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Friday, October 26, 2018

Pumpkins Stuffed With Everything Good

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I know what you're thinking.

Or at least I know what I was thinking when I first saw someone stuffing a pumpkin...

"What are you doing?!?!?! You can't EAT a whole pumpkin like that. WHAT IS HAPPENING??"

I mean, pumpkin pie is different. That's all sugared and spiced up and probably was made from a can so you didn't have to dig through those stinky, nasty pumpkin guts to get to the goods (but have you ever had a pumpkin pie with a fresh pumpkin?? YUM).

But, as it turns out, pumpkins are actually a delicious, melt-in-your-mouth squash under all those guts.

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Construction Truck Birthday Cake

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Hello again! After a short (heh) break from posting so that I could enjoy the summer with my two babies, it is now October, which means that one of my babies has abruptly stopped being a baby and turned into a two-year-old. 

He started off the terrible twos just as you would expect...

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Allergy Friendly Chocolate Cupcakes (Gluten, Dairy, Egg, and Nut Free)

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My future (in 8 days!!) sister-in-law and I spent a couple of days in the last few weeks making about a couple hundred cupcakes for her wedding and freezing them.

My poor, celiac mouth watered as I surveyed them all lined up like an army across my kitchen counters.

"Aren't there a few other gluten free people coming to the wedding?" I asked, with all the nonchalance I could muster.

"Yeah, I think so," said the bride.

"Oh," I said, "and what about..." I racked my brain, "Milk allergies! I know there are some of those people coming."

"Yeah, I think you're right."

"One of our nephews has a peanut allergy!"

"Ok."

"So I was wondering," I said, casually flicking a dried up piece of frosting off of my shirt, "Do you think maybe I should make a couple dozen cupcakes for the allergy people, or.....?"

"Oh sure, good idea!"



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Friday, April 27, 2018

Small Batch One Bowl Oatmeal Cookies {Gluten Free}

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Let's be honest, when you find yourself in a situation where you need to make gluten free cookies, you usually don't need to make five dozen. Whether it's for you or for your poor, pitiable celiac friend.

Of course, sometimes, in the case that you are the celiac in question (which happens to be my case), there are also those desperate times when you do, in fact, need to make five dozen all for yourself, but that recipe will be for another day.
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