50+ Sensational and Outstanding Homemade Pumpkin Recipes

The cool and crisp days of fall are upon us, when we pull out the sweatshirts, sweaters, and celebrate the year's harvest. It is the time of year when we eat lots of pumpkin recipes and carve pumpkins. The pumpkin industry in the USA brings in $141 million dollars every year which equates to about 1.1 billion pounds of pumpkins. Pumpkin recipes have been made for many, many years around the world not only for food but for medicine too. Colonists would cut the tops off of the pumpkins, scrape … [Read more...]

How We Feed Our Family of 8 For Less Then $200 A Week

There has been quite a bit of interest in how we manage to feed our large family of 8 for less then $200 a week eating mostly organic. I mean can you imagine how much our family eats, we have almost 4 teenagers that work out in the gym at least 3 days a week. 2 of them work many hours during the week. So I'm sure you can imagine how much food has to be cooked at every meal for everyone to leave the table full. Today I am going to share my menu's for the next 5 weeks and the shopping lists I … [Read more...]

40 Wondrous Bread Recipes You Will Crave

Today I am going to share with you some amazingly delicious bread recipes that have been shared over time on the Inspire Me Monday linky party. This list includes gluten free, paleo friendly, flour and egg free recipes and many other great recipe ideas for everyone no matter what type of diet you are on!! We make bread every month and put it in the freezer to use for breakfasts or a healthy snack idea. Many of the recipes on this list would be great for that, but some would be best eaten … [Read more...]

50 Delightful, Easy, and Healthy Breakfast Ideas

I really feel strongly about my kids eating healthy breakfast ideas in the morning. I have multiple kids that work about 30 hours a week plus 4 of them work out in the gym multiple days a week. To keep up their strength and keep them from getting sick, healthy breakfast ideas are a MUST!! Since I don't often have time to make breakfast for them I love finding breakfast ideas that can be made ahead of time even better when they can be put into the freezer and pulled out the night before. This … [Read more...]

50 Stunning Cupcakes Recipes To Fulfill your Cravings

I have been on a mission to find the perfect cupcake for my daughters upcoming graduation party. Since there has been so many great cupcake recipe ideas shared on Inspire Me Monday over the years, I thought why not make a round up post of all of them and let her pick from that list. While I was at it put it into a blog post for anyone else looking for the perfect cupcake recipe. We try to make all of our cupcakes from scratch instead of using boxed mixes, so most of these recipes will be from … [Read more...]

25 Easy and Delicious Crock Pot Breakfast and Dessert Recipes

Today I'm sharing easy and delicious crock pot breakfast and dessert recipes. I haven't used my crock for desserts before, but it would be so much easier to just dump the ingredients into the crock pot and have a delicious dessert ready at dinner time. I am not a morning person, so I have taught the kids to make their own breakfast and unless it is something that can very easily be made, or it can be put together the night before that is what they do for breakfast each morning. This makes … [Read more...]

Monthly Meal Planning ~ This Months Menus and Questions Answered

I recently shared a photo of our monthly Costco shopping trip over on Instagram. I had a request for this months menu as well as a lot of questions. I thought there are probably others who have the same questions so I am just addressing them all on the blog in 1 spot. At the very bottom of this post you will find our menu's for the month, as well as links on how to do your own monthly meal planning. This includes making the list, putting it to a menu, shopping, and making our monthly meals. If … [Read more...]

Aunt Jemima Lil Griddles Every Batch Made From Scratch!!

I must admit that I am just not a morning person, getting up and making breakfast for the kids is usually the farthest thing from my mind, I am up just not functioning good till I get my first cup of coffee. Sometimes Dustin will make breakfast for everyone, but that is rarely and usually only on the weekends, when kids don't have school waiting for them after breakfast and chores. When looking for breakfast food for my kids I try to find alternatives that are a little more healthy for them … [Read more...]