Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The best recipe pages on Facebook

Are you looking for some really great recipe pages to follow on Facebook? I have quite a list for you!

As the Holidays approach, more of us are looking to try new recipes for our family and friends. Now is a great time to try out the recipes to determine if you want to make them for the Holidays!

Here is a list of Facebook pages for you to like or join to get your hands on new recipes:

Enjoy experimenting with all of your new found recipes! 

When you find recipes you like online, try these recipe saving tips:

  1. print the recipe
  2. save the recipe in a recipe file on your computer
  3. pin the recipe for later
  4. save the website on your toolbar
  5. take a snapshot of the recipe with your phone or tablet to have for later
By testing recipes now it will enable you to enjoy more of the Holidays later :)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

One Bowl Peanut Butter Cookies

If you are looking for a simple, gluten free, rich and creamy cookie recipe, search no further! These peanut butter cookies only have 4 ingredients, are super simple to make and can easily be made organic if you purchase organic ingredients!

They are ideal for an after school treat, Holidays and parties. One batch makes about 12 cookies. You can add a chocolate chip to the top of each cookie prior to baking if you would like to, but these cookies are so filling and rich, you definitely do not NEED to! 

Click here for the complete recipe: One bowl peanut butter cookies

Cookies on prepared sheet before baking.

Delicious cookie after baking! 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Halloween treats and money saving tips!

There are so many options we have to celebrate Halloween! From trick or treating and festivals to parties and baking together.

As a family, we enjoy baking together. Last year my son and I made homemade Butterfinger Candy and it has since became a favorite of my husband. We got the recipe from a Taste of Home magazine, but I would love to share it with you to try this Halloween (with a few changes made by me, of course).

A money saving tip:
Raise.com is a website where you can buy and sell gift cards. We can use this site to help us save money when shopping for ingredients to make our Halloween treats!

Here are links to the pages where you can find many gift cards to buy and sell:

White Chocolate Butterfingers

  • 3 cups candy corns
  • 1 1/2 cups peanut butter, creamy
  • 1, 14 oz. bag of white candy melts (about 2.5 cups)
  • Jimmies, optional

Line an 8x8 baking dish with no-stick foil.
In microwave safe bowl, melt candy corns in 30 second intervals, stirring between each until melted. Stir in peanut butter. Mix until smooth.
Pour into prepared baking dish.
Flatten with spatula.
Let cool and firm up for about 1 hour.
Remove candy from baking dish by pulling out by foil ends.
Cut into 1 inch bars.
Melt candy melts in a double broiler until melted. (If you do not have one, make one. Take a glass bowl that will fit on top of a pat without falling in. Boil water in the pot on the stove and place bowl with candy melts on top. Stir until melted.)
Line cookie sheet with no-stick foil.
Spread melted candy melts over each bar with a butter knife.
Place on prepared cookie sheet.
Sprinkle with jimmies.
Serve or store in an airtight container.

Please read another article I wrote (Try a new tradition this Halloween) that contains easy recipes for:

  • Pumpkin spice muffins
  • Ribbon fudge
  • Carrot cupcakes with cream cheese icing
  • Pumpkin chocolate chunk cookies
  • and
  • Chocolate pretzel candies

There are also more recipe links at the bottom of the article for more easy recipes.

Halloween family time also includes ideas and recipe links for Halloween!

Have a wonderful and safe Halloween with your family this year! 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

It's hot cocoa time!

Other than a warm fire in the fireplace, what is better than hot cocoa on a cool fall evening? Keep it clean people, this is a family friendly blog!

I love making hot cocoa for myself and my family. It is something we can all enjoy together. Often times, I will heat up almond milk on the stove and add milk chocolate chips for a rich and creamy treat.

Something I am looking forward to trying really soon is using coconut milk and almond milk to make hot cocoa! Doesn't that sound fantastic? Add a dab of cinnamon and whaaaalaaaa...a special hot drink for all!

Here are a few recipes to make hot cocoa for yourself, family and friends:

White hot cocoa

Crockpot hot cocoa

Easy hot cocoa recipes

More easy hot cocoa recipes

New hot cocoa recipes are in the works, so stay tuned!
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