17 August 2014

Back to School Lunch and Snacks List


  • Celery And Peanut Butter 
  • Chips (Potato, Apple, Banana)
  • Crackers and Cheese
  • Baked Goods
    • Mini Cupcakes
    • Cupcakes
    • Mini Pies
    • Cookies
  • Pretzels
  • Trail Mix (Pretzels, M&M's, Nuts, Berries, Raisins, etc.)
  • Fruit Salad
  • Salad
  • Lemon water 
  • Smoothies/ Milkshakes
  • Bread with Apple/ Honey Butter, Jams (Cherry, Peach, Orange, etc), Nutella.
  • Waffles (Freeze extra and bring to school, Use as bread...to change things up)
  • Easy Pizza 
  • Fries

12 August 2014

Recipe: Easy Chocolate Whip Cream

1/2 c heavy whipping cream
1/4 c chocolate syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract

Whip cream until foamy, add in syrup and vanilla. Mix until nice and creamy.

08 August 2014

Recipe: Easy Lemon Water

Mix together 1/2c lemon juice, 2 tsp of sugar, and 9c cold water.

After mixing all the ingredients enjoy! This is a health, easy, and yummy drink.

Recipe: Super Easy Personal Pizza

This a very easy "pizza" recipe, that is GREAT for when you are having a casual party. The best part is that you can find everything you need in you kitchen! I hope you enjoy!

Sliced Bread
Sauce (about 1-2 T per slice of bread, or to taste)
Cheese (how much is desired)
Seasons, Pineapple, Ham, Pepperoni, etc.

Preheat your oven to 375 F. Line and spray foil on a cookie sheet.  Place the bread flat on sheet. Evenly spread the amount of sauce you'd like to use on bread. Top sauce with Cheese.  Place in heated oven until the cheese is completely melted (about 5-8 minutes)
NOTE: Add whatever toppings you want, but it may increase baking time.

Recipe: Chocolate Zucchini Bread

3 c. Flour (I used whole wheat)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
3 large eggs
1/2 c oil
1 1/2 c sugar
1 T vanilla extract
1 1/2 c chopped zucchini (2 small zucchinis did the trick for me)
1/4 c Chocolate syrup

OVEN: 400 F   TIME: 1 Hour   PAN: 9X5

  • Whisk together all dry ingredients except the sugar.
  • In a different bowl, cream together the remaining ingredients.
  • Slowly add the flour mix in to the sugar mixture.
  • Pour batter into a greased bread pan (9X5) 
NOTE: I poured all the batter into one pan and it raised over the pan by an inch, but it thankfully did not over flow.
  • Put pan in preheated oven. let bake for 1 hour (60 minutes,) or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

05 August 2014

Recipes: Easy Bake Chips

potato (I used 3 small one, but you can make however much you'd like)
oil - enough to cover potato strips
salt - to flavor (or any flavor you would like to add)

Cut the potato in to thin even strips, if you want the chips to be "crisper" cut them even thinner and bake longer. In a bowl, cover the potato strips in the oil and then place on a cookie sheet. In a pre-heated 350 F oven bake the chip until desired "crispness" or until golden brown. I baked mine for 20 minutes and then I flipped all the chips over and baked them for 10 more minutes. When the chip are done, let the chips cool down a little on a paper towel, to blot off the extra oil. After the oil has been blotted off the chips flavor with salt if desired and serve. This chips can be served warm or cold. Enjoy!

03 August 2014

Recipes: Easy Lemon Cupcakes

2 T lemon juice
4 small eggs
1/2 c. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1 c. flour, sifted
1/4 c. milk

OVEN 350F     12 cupcakes
15 minutes

Cream together eggs, sugar, lemon juice, vanilla, ginger, baking powder, and salt.
Mix in sifted flour, add in milk.
Fill cupcake liners 3/4 of the way full, and bake in oven at 350 F for 15 minutes (or until a toothpick comes out dry, when inserted to the center).

Note: Add more lemon juice to have a stronger flavor.

31 July 2014

Recipe: Peanut Butter Chocolate Milkshake

This is a super easy recipe, that will give you a milkshake that tastes like a peanut butter cup. I was delighted to fine that I really liked this recipe, I was surprised because I'm not really a fan of peanut butter. So when I tasted this wonderful drink I was shocked I liked it. My sister told me I had to make more, and my mom almost took my whole drink! That made me feel really good, that I had found a milkshake my mom liked! I always try to steer clear of making drinks because I'm either very good at it or it's the worst thing to ever be created. I always love when people like what I make...it makes me feel like I've done something right. I (and my family) was very happy with this recipe. I hope you enjoy!

1 1/2 c. Chocolate Coffee Ice Cream or vanilla ice cream
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. chocolate liqueur
1 1/2 c. milk (use less milk for a "thicker" milkshake")
1/4 c. 10x sugar
1 T peanut butter (or to flavor)

In a blender: mix milk, ice cream, and vanilla. Add liqueur and sugar. Finally, mix in peanut butter. Mix until desired.

30 July 2014

Recipe: Chocolate Coffee Ice Cream

So...My sister says that this recipe "has all the ingredients of healing one soul." This recipe has a good kick of coffee and a nice sweet taste of chocolate.  Now if you don't like chocolate you could always leave it out, or even if you don't like coffee you could leave it out. For this recipe you could also change the flavors. This recipe is very easy, but takes quiet some time.

1/2 c. heavy whipping cream
1/4 c. melted chocolate
1/2 c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. instant coffee
1/4 c. 10X sugar
1/2 tsp. chocolate liqueur

Whip the cream until stiff peaks form. Mix in the milk and chocolate. Add in coffee, vanilla, and chocolate liqueur. Mix in the sugar. When well mixed pour into airtight container, and place in freezer.   Let the ice cream set over night.

I hope enjoy this recipe! NOTE: This recipe makes about 2 1/2 c. of ice cream.

29 July 2014

Recipe: Mom-mom's Oatmeal Drop Cookies

I use to LOVE when the holidays would roll around because my mom-mom would make these amazing oatmeal cookies. I'm not a huge fan of oatmeal cookies...or even oatmeal...but I could eat these cookies all day. These recipe does require a LOT of elbow grease, of which I do not have. That made it a little difficult mixing all the ingredients together, but I did it! I made the cookies I had missed for such a long time, and the best news is that they taste just like the ones she would make!! This made my day :) but I wasn't able to eat the cookies (which could be a good thing...) so that will have to wait for tomorrow. I hope you enjoy this wonderful recipe that I got from my grandmothers recipe box.


1 c. shortening
1 1/2 c. brown sugar
4 eggs
2/3 c. molasses
3 1/2 c. sifted flour
a splash of vanilla
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cinnamon
4 c. oatmeal
1 c. chopped nuts or chocolate
2 c. raisins, apricots, or other dried fruits

Preset the oven to 400 F. Mix all of the ingredients together, in a big bowl. Fold in the optional ingredients. Drop about 1 to 1 1/2 T on greased cookie sheet. Leave at 3/4 of an inch between each cookie. Bake at 400 F for 8 minutes.

I hope you enjoy this wonderful recipe! I know I will surely make these over the holidays :)

28 July 2014

Recipe: Easy Bake Fries

1 medium potato (cut into strips)
salt to taste
about 3 T oil

Set oven to 350 F
Lightly cover potato strips in oil and place on lightly greased pan. Bake until golden brown (15-20 minutes) serve hot. Flavor with salt and other desired seasons.

I hope you enjoy this recipe.

Recipe: Waffles

This is my easy homemade waffle recipe. I like to use a little bit of nutmeg and cinnamon to give it a different taste, but feel free to leave them out or even switch them out for different spices.

2 c. flour
2 c. milk
3 eggs
1 T. baking powder
1 T. 10X sugar
1 T. oil
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
waffle iron

  1. Mix flour, eggs, and milk together.
  2. Add baking powder, 10X sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, oil, and vanilla.
  3. After well mixed let sit for 10 minutes, after the 10 minutes lightly mix the batter.
  4. Pour batter into waffle iron, cooked until desired "crunchiness"
  5. Serve warm/hot with desired toppings 
I hope you enjoy this recipe. If you have any suggestions on how I could change this recipe please let me know! 

26 July 2014

Recipe: Coffee Cake Bites

We LOVE coffee here and I LOVE my mini cupcake pan I got for Christmas last year so I played around and came up with Coffee Cake Bites! Hope you enjoy as well as my family did!

5.5 oz instant coffee
2 eggs
1/2 c sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 T oil
1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt (I used sea salt)
1 c flour
1/4 c milk

OVEN: 350 F         PAN: Mini cupcake pan
BAKE TIME:  8 - 10 minutes (or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean)

  1. Cream together the eggs & sugar
  2. Mix in vanilla, oil, coffee, baking powder and salt.
  3. Mix in 1/4 c flour at a time. Add 1/2 the milk at a time. Start and end with the flour. (So: flour, milk, flour, milk and finally flour.)
  4. Fill greased mini cupcake pan 3/4 of the way full. Bake for 8-10 minutes.

I hope you enjoy this recipe. If you have any comments on how I should change this recipe please let me know! :) enjoy!