Simple Blueberry Syrup Recipe #FlipTopFrenzyFree #Giveaway

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 My family LOVES pancakes, waffles, and French toast...especially with syrup on top. We do enjoy maple syrup, but it's always fun to mix things up and try new things.  We have 2 huge (9-10 foot tall) blueberry bushes that produce gallons and gallons of berries each year that we cannot consume all of, so what's ...

Squash Risotto Recipe

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I've really really been trying to change up our dinner routines.  Sometimes, it's a meatless meal (which makes my oldest happy, she's been meat-free for almost 6 weeks now). But also, I'm BORED.  Tired of winter meals, but it isn't quite spring time yet. I am in a menu rut and ready to break out ...

French Toast Wrapped Sausage Recipe

french toast wrapped sausage

I spent most of my life not really eating much breakfast nor enjoying it when I did have it. Since having a family, we always make breakfast, and on weekends, we like to make pancakes, waffles, French toast, etc, from "scrap" as my oldest used to say, together, as a family.  So, over time, I've ...

Banana Oatmeal Nests Recipe with Cadbury Mini Eggs

banana oatmeal easter nests cadbury mini eggs

I received product from Hershey's and a stipend from Global Influence for this Banana Oatmeal Nests recipe with Cadbury Mini Eggs post. Easter has a lot of significance in many of our lives....as a religious holiday, as a family time.  It's also a time of celebration and celebrating spring and all that comes with spring- new life, ...

Olaf Nutter Butter Cookies Recipe

Olaf Nutter Butter Cookies Frozen Movie

Unless you're living in a cave someplace without any access to social media or television, I'm fairly certain you've heard of the fabulous new Disney movie, Frozen. We LOVE the movie, especially the soundtrack and the amazing characters.  For everyone here at the Martin house, it was love at first sight with Olaf, the world's ...

Carrot Crescent Appetizers Recipe

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Spring is coming.  Sooner or later, right?  Time for plants and trees to come alive, spring celebrations, Easter.... and it's time for some fun SPRING recipe ideas!! Here's a  carrot crescent appetizer recipe that's pretty easy and would be great for an Easter appetizer, Peter Rabbit baby shower, or any spring or garden party. Fill ...

Three Cheese Chicken Florentine Recipe #CookUpCozy

chicken florentine recipe #cookinupcozy

It's cold, winter's hanging on as long as it can, we've all been sick and I want comfort food.  Period.  This is me pouting and stomping my feet at frigid air from polar vortex and snow, snow snow.  I'm tired of winter meals and ready for some fun new stuff but the weather won't cooperate.  ...

Peanut Butter Lover’s Vegan Muddy Buddy Recipe

Peanut butter muddy buddy snack

When Bell Plantation sent me some samples of their powdered peanut butter, PB2, I got to thinking about some fun recipes to use it in.  So far it has been used in smoothies, a Thai peanut sauce and this highly addictive vegan muddy buddy recipe. Ingredients: 1 cup vegan dark chocolate chips 1/2 cup creamy organic peanut ...

Pies for Pi Day? Yes, please!

girl scout cookie ice cream pie recipe

Pie.  It's got such a huge part of so many of our family traditions and it's hard not to love pie.  In fact, I can tell you, in 39 1/2 years on this earth, I've not met anyone who doesn't like pie.  There aren't a lot of foods you can say that about, although I ...

Kale and Ham Galette Recipe

Kale and Ham Galette

I've been trying to add some culinary excitement to our family meals lately. Nothing super crazy, of course.  This week I was thinking about kale and making kale chips. But then I was thinking about other stuff you can put kale into.  Somehow, this had me thinking about Easter and ham and leftover ham and ...