Slow Cooker Apple Butter

The kids had been wanting to go apple picking for years. We didn’t go for various reasons (kids were too little to do any picking, lots of rain, a long drive, etc. We finally took them this year and probably won’t go again for awhile (it was fine, but the apples are so expensive compared to the store, and if we want a better price, the drive is twice as long). In the end, we picked over 30 pounds of apples. It was ridiculous. So, we have been eating apple treats of all varieties. I thought this would be a fun recipe to try because the kids love applesauce, and it is similar.

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Tips-y Tuesdays: Don’t Forget Berries!

Just popping in here to remind you…don’t forget berries! Or other fruit! After making waffles and pancakes regularly each weekend at this point in the pandemic (we miss going to our local diner place), it is easy to forget that you can fancify your foods a bit at home, too. We have started throwing berries and chocolate chips into both waffles and pancakes. The kids for some reason prefer the additions in waffles, but K and I really like blueberry pancakes. Sometimes I add extra cinnamon, too.

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Ground Beef Flautas

Today I am sharing a super quick recipe that can be done in under 30 minutes, including chopping the onion. You can make it without preparing ahead of time, unlike if you wanted to make this with slow-cooked beef, which would taste great. I like that this is easy, is a crowd-pleaser, is a savory treat, and can be made dairy-free.

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Wayback Wednesdays: Buttermilk Belgian Waffles

After making so many waffle recipes recently, I decided to cycle back and try one of my first ones again. This waffle recipe is a nice straightforward recipe that doesn’t require any long rests or much work.

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Chik-fil-a Nuggets

When you have allergies in your family, or are wanting to just make food in the comfort of your home, then it can be nice to have copycat recipes. I have made a copycat version of nuggets before, but these turned out even better. I also was excited to make some onion tanglers. They were so easy and also tasty.

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Salad for Lunch

Do you need directions for this? No, probably not, but it is a reminder that you can pack this easily for lunch to mix things up. It also works for eating at home.

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Easy croutons

I had never made croutons before because it never occurred to me. But it is super easy and they are almost addictive. I assumed you needed fancy bread and lots of time, but it was a great way to upgrade our salads.

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