Baked Oatmeal Muffins

With Simon’s wheat allergy, breakfast options have been a little limited in the household.  I mean, without wheat and eggs, there’s not too much you can do.  Well, at least not what I currently know, so I’ve been on the lookout for more breakfast ideas.  All the boys love oatmeal, but when you tend to […]

March 19, 2012 · jackie · 6 Comments
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Sugar Free Chocolate Cake

My mother is a diabetic, so for her 50th birthday party, I wanted to have a chocolate cake for her. Ideally, it was going to be a chocolate cake with strawberry mousse, but after tasting the chocolate cake, I didn’t want to try strawberries just yet. Quite honestly, I haven’t had time to play with […]

August 8, 2009 · jackie · 24 Comments
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Cool Whip & Raspberry Summer Sensation

I had completely forgotten about this recipe book I picked up at the grocery store. All it has are recipes made from Jell-O and Cool Whip. A lot of them look really easy, but would make a great presentation. The type of presentation that will make you look like an excellent cook. So I went […]

February 16, 2009 · jackie · 24 Comments
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Cheeseburger Pie

This recipe originally came from Betty Crocker, but it is so easy to make, that you can easily make it your own. I know I did.  One of the things I added was green peppers.  For some reason, I love cooking with green peppers lately.  They just add a flavor that seems to always work.   […]

November 14, 2008 · jackie · 22 Comments
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Fruit Pancakes

This really isn’t a recipe, but something we’ve been experiementing with for awhile now and I thought I would share our results. Basically, we tend to have pancakes a lot (it’s a great last minute dinner) and we’ve been trying different fruits in the batter to see what we can come up with. We’ve tried […]

August 16, 2008 · jackie · One Comment
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With salsa, there’s a bunch of different things you can do with it. Everyone has their own recipe and way they make it, but here’s mine. Before I found the guacamole recipe, Jesse was having me make this as often as I could since it is a pretty healthy snack. I continually experiment with this […]

August 12, 2008 · jackie · 3 Comments
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Peach Cobbler

This is actually a really quick and easy dessert to make. You can actually use any kind of peach you want (fresh, frozen, or canned), but I ended up using diced canned peaches and it worked out really well. Sliced peaches are fine, but then you have to mess with cutting the peaches while you’re […]

August 7, 2008 · jackie · No Comments
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Jesse loves guacamole. Not only is it healthy, but it’s so quick and easy. The most strenuous task is cutting up the veggies that go into it, otherwise it’s all stirring and done in 5 minutes. I normally like to make it and refrigerate it for an hour (so the flavors and spices will blend), […]

May 8, 2008 · jackie · 2 Comments
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