I realized today my oldest son’s birthday is quickly approaching and I hadn’t even begun to think about his party. I really need to at least have a convo with my hubby soon on what kind of party: kid, family or combo (which is what we usually do). We don’t usually have huge or elaborate parties but we do have fun and try to make the day special for the birthday kid. So while I brainstorm on party themes, I thought I’d share last year’s party with you. My oldest, DP, has been fascinated with bugs for many years so
I am a planner. I like to have things organized and planned. I do it pretty much to save time and flying by the seat of my pants drives me nuts. Not long after I got married, I started planing meals for the week. It was nice to have a plan, and I wasn’t trying to figure out what we were having for dinner every afternoon. And then making sure I had all then ingredients. With a weekly plan, I could grocery shop once a week and have everything I needed. About a year ago, Jamie introduced me to making
My husband loves pineapple upside down cake, and has been asking me to make it for a while. While I was looking at different recipes, I decided it might be fun (and easier for him to take to work) if I made it in cupcake form. So, I concocted a little recipe for Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes and I think they turned out pretty well. Print Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 20 mins Total Time 30 mins Course: Dessert Author: Coffee With Us 3 Ingredients 3 Tbsp Butter 1/2 cup Brown Sugar 8 oz can
I’ll admit it I have a major sweet tooth. I love candy, cookies and brownies. But I’m also trying to eat healthier and lose a little weight. So keeping these things in my house really isn’t a good idea. But I also don’t want to deny myself an occasional treat, especially if I can make it a bit healthier. I wanted to create something with fruit and maybe some Greek yogurt for added protein but it still had to satisfy my sweet tooth. This is what I came up with. Greek Yogurt Berry Mug Cake 2 T frozen mixed
Homemade Pasta is fairly easy to make. It’s amazing how much better fresh pasta tastes. You can cook it immediately or dry it to use later. This year rather than making the usual new year’s resolutions like losing weight, saving money, etc. I decided to make fun goals. I love to cook and bake, but there are some things that scare me. I think we each have our own things that you want to do but you are afraid you will fail so you just stick to what you know. I wanted to get out of that rut and not
This year I wanted to have a fun New Year’s resolution. I have done the normal resolutions in the past – saving money, losing weight, keeping the house clean, etc. But I always tend to fail. This year I thought I’d set some that were challenging yet fun. I love to cook and bake, but there are certain foods that seem hard to make and even a little scary. So I decided to tackle 12 of those foods this year. Sort of a recipe challenge! One a month. In January, I took on pasta. It ended up being a lot
Make your own homemade granola and save money, plus control what goes into it! My husband LOVES granola. I grew up with my mom making homemade granola, and when I got married I was aghast at the price of granola! It’s outrageous! So I asked my mom for her recipe. I’ve made some changes to the recipe through the years, but that’s the awesome thing about it– it’s very fail-proof. If you have different taste than me, you can change things up, and you’ll still get a great outcome! I always make twice the recipe, but I don’t double it.