Saturday, May 28, 2011

Mom's Brownies My Way

Growing up, brownies were one of my family's favorite desserts.  Not just any brownies, but as the recipe declared, "Mom's Best Brownies".  Easy, fast, more yummy than any box mix; it was my dad who often mixed up this one bowl recipe.  He liked to change things around, adding extras such as peanut butter, chocolate or butterscotch chips.  Now I'm the one changing things around - replacing refined ingredients with those I prefer to use in my kitchen.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Oatmeal Pancakes

Remember the extra oatmeal from the last post?
Today we used it to make pancakes - moist, tender, flavorful pancakes.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Overnight Oatmeal

There are few things better than waking up to a hot breakfast.  As a mom of little children, I don't anticipate being served a quality breakfast in bed any time soon.  :P  But with a little planning, I can still have breakfast within minutes and with minimal effort the night before.  

I use my mini crockpot - it's a little dipper that was included free with a standard size crockpot.  I never thought I'd have a use for it, as it is small (1 quart) and only operates on low.  Right now, it is just the right size for my three girls & I to have oatmeal.  

Teaser post...

Just wanted to post a quick teaser pic to let you know another recipe is in the works...
Check back this weekend!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Cheesy Vegetable Soup

First post on my first blog, and it's a recipe that isn't even a set recipe.  I'm starting off good, no?  This soup is a new favorite at our house - I've made several variations of it, and my family always compliments it.  My littlest is especially a fan of this creamy soup.