Thursday, April 5, 2012

Birthday Cake pancakes! A birthday tradition!

I have 4 kids & it's a tradition on each of their birthday's I make birthday cake pancakes. They all love them. (including Mom & Dad!) They are super easy & inexpensive to make, a double bonus!

Just take a Funfetti cake mix & make the batter according to the instructions on the back of the box. (feel free to substitute apple sauce for the oil like I do!) If you can't find a Funfetti cake mix you can get a yellow or white cake mix & just add some sprinkles.

Then make as pancakes on a griddle or a skillet. That's it! Super easy!

Happy 11th Birthday to my daughter, Rachel!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

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Monday, April 2, 2012

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Stir fried rice

My family loves this recipe & could honestly eat it all by itself but I usually pair it with chicken. This past week I paired it with my Crock Pot Orange Chicken. The rice actually was gone before the chicken was! It only takes a few minutes to make which is great if you are in a pinch for an extra side dish.

The Ingredients


  • 1-3 eggs, lightly beaten  (I only used 1 this time because that is all I had!)
  • 1 can chicken broth
  • 1 cup of frozen peas, slightly thawed (you can use any veggies you want really!)
  • 2 TBSP Soy Sauce
  • 2 cups of instant rice  (white or brown)
 The Preparation
    • Spray skillet with cooking spray (may substitute oil) & cook eggs until set.  Remove eggs from skillet.
    • Add broth, veggies & soy sauce to skillet & bring to a boil.
    • Stir in rice & remove from heat.  Cover & let stand 5-7 minutes.
    • Stir in eggs & serve!

      Saturday, March 31, 2012

      Crock-pot Orange Chicken

      I am in love with my Crock-Pot! I love being able to throw a bunch of things in it in the morning & opening it up at dinner time to a delicious meal! I have also noticed we have so many more leftovers when I use the Crock-Pot & what mom doesn't LOVE leftover night?

      I found the recipe below on A Year of Slow Cooking & I modified it till I was happy with it. (I don't know if I have ever followed a recipe to a tee!)

      This recipe is easy on the budget because it calls for a cheap part of the chicken--thighs.  I found an awesome deal on some thighs at our local grocery store for only $0.69 a pound!  If you use about 3 lbs in this recipe that is only a little over $2 for the bulk off your meal!  


      • 8-10 chicken thighs
      • 11 oz (or close) jar of orange marmalade  (you can substitute for apricot preserves if you like)
      • 2 tsps chopped onions
      • 1 Tbsp dijon mustard
      • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
      • 1/4 tsp ginger
      • 1/4-1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)

      Place chicken in crock-pot.  I usually just use frozen thighs because I'm one of those people that always forgets to defrost meat. 

      In a bowl mix together the remaining ingredients and pour over the top of chicken.

      Cover & cook on low for 6-8 hours.  Easy peasy, right?  You can pair this chicken up with veggies, rice, lo mein noodles, the options are endless!  I paired ours with stir fried rice.  (look for that recipe soon!)  I fed my family of 6 & even had leftovers for the next day!

      Friday, February 24, 2012

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