Healthy Breakfast Strawberries and creme Muffins

Strawberries and Creme Breakfast Muffins

As I stated during my Pumpkin Bread recipe every month we make many different types of breads and muffins, usually these are eaten for snacks. These, however, we make and everyone eats them for healthy breakfast muffins idea. Since we do not eat cereal or other processed foods for breakfast, this is a recipe that is always loved in our house. We use all organic ingredients to make our muffins, so not only are they a healthy breakfast idea they are also a clean eating breakfast idea 😉 . During the year as fruit is available at our farmers market, Continue Reading…

Moist pumpkin bread

Moist Pumpkin Bread

Something that we all love eating for snacks is our homemade banana bread, I shared the recipe previously in a sponsored post. I still follow this same recipe, except I use raw honey as my sweetener which makes the whole recipe organic. For that reason I will not be sharing our banana bread recipe again. After freezing some of our bread in the past we realized that the bread would thaw out and be very crumbly and dry. So we changed our banana bread recipe to the one listed above. By adding sour cream, it doesn’t alter the taste of Continue Reading…

Crock Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Make Ahead Crock Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes

If you are a regular follower of the blog you might have seen that last week I shared how we freezer cook for a month at a time. I promised that I would share the recipes we use for our monthly freezer meals, so here they are. During our freezer cooking we make lots of main dishes but we also make most of our side dishes and breads for the month. The recipes that I am planning on sharing first are the side dishes and bread recipes. Today’s recipe is for crock pot mashed sweet potatoes. Making up these recipes for you Continue Reading…

Make Ahead Crock Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Make Ahead Freezer Garlic Mashed Potatoes

If you are a regular follower of the blog you might have seen that last week I shared how we freezer cook a month at a time. I promised that I would share the recipes we use for our monthly freezer meals, so here they are. During our freezer cooking we make lots of main dishes but we also make most of our side dishes and breads. The recipes that I am planning on sharing first are the side dishes and bread recipes. We cook our garlic mashed potatoes and the mashed sweet potatoes ahead of time, put them into Continue Reading…

Monthly Freezer Cooking

Monthly Freezer Crock Pot Meals

Welcome back to another day of crock pot freezer meals for a month. I have covered a bunch of different topics already in this series. I have covered an overview of the series, menu planning for a month of freezer crock pot meals, grocery list making and shopping for an entire month of freezer meals, and yesterday I shared some of the tips and ideas on what to prepare in advance for monthly freezer cooking. Today I am going to be sharing what the day of meal cooking looks like in our house. The first month we started making freezer Continue Reading…

Monthly Freezer Cooking

Preparing for Monthly Freezer Cooking

Welcome to my Monthly Freezer cooking and planning series. So far I have covered topics about planning as well as list making/shopping for a month. Today I am going to give you some tips for ways we make our freezer cooking day easier. I’m sure we will continue to learn more as time goes on, but after doing it years ago and doing it once again during this busy season in our lives these tips have been crutial for us to get all of our tasks accomplished. Things We Do In Advance There are a few things we have learned Continue Reading…

Crock Pot Meal Planning Series

List Making and Shopping For A Month

Welcome back to the third day of our monthly crock pot freezer meals planning series. Yesterday I shared how to make your meal plans for monthly freezer cooking, today I am going to be sharing how I make my shopping list for a months worth of groceries for our family of 8. We do some things a little differently then most people probably do, which makes going to the store regularly a little less of a necessity. All of our poultry and certain fruits, veggies, organic flour/coffee and more are purchased from local farmers at our local farmers co-op monthly, we Continue Reading…

Crock Pot Meal Planning Series

Monthly Freezer Crock Pot Meal Planning

Welcome to our first in depth post of how we monthly freezer crock pot meal planning and cooking series! Yesterday I shared an overview of the steps I plan on sharing during this series. The last day of the series I plan on answering your questions, so please comment on any of the posts, on Pinterest on any of the series pins, or over on our Instagram. Today I am going to give you an in depth look into what monthly meal planning looks like in our house of 8. For MANY years now we have meal planned and shopped Continue Reading…

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Monthly Crock Pot Meal Planning and Cooking Series

If you follow us on Instagram, you might have seen that the last 2 months we have been freezer crock pot meal planning for 5 weeks at a time. There were so many questions on Instagram that I figured it was time to give you a look into how we do it. My plan is to share with you some in depth posts on how we do I do it all and also share some of our favorite recipes. Right now we have 4 teenagers and 2 younger kiddos. 2 of them are working as an assistant gymnastic coaches, and Continue Reading…

Moist_Banana_Bread_Recipe

Amazingly Moist Banana Bread Recipe

As you may remember I shared about the #sweetswaps Twitter party that I participated in last week. It was a lot of fun, we were able to learn some ways to swap sugar for Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, and there was even Visa Gift cards to giveaway to some of the participants. We actually had such great results that the #SweetSwaps hashtag became the #1 hashtag trended throughout the party and peaked at #1 in the U.S!! Today I am going to share a delicious recipe that we regularly make in our house, but we put a little bit of a Continue Reading…

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Organic Fruit Salad

Welcome to the last day of our Strawberry recipes! Today I am sharing our favorite organic fruit salad this is a recipe we regularly use to go along with our meals the kids love it and it is made with all organic fruit from local farmers! Most of the time we just mix all the fruit for a delicious fruit salad, but once and a while as a treat we will make our homemade whipped cream recipe and put a spoonful over the fruit! PrintOrganic Fruit Salad Ingredients2 Cups ~ Cherries 2 Cups ~ Oranges 2 Cups ~ Strawberries 2 Continue Reading…

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Freezing Strawberries

Welcome back to our week of strawberry recipes! Today I am going to share our simple way to freeze strawberries, we use our frozen strawberries for our organic strawberry muffins and bread, our organic strawberry and strawberry raspberry smoothies, and many other recipes. We have enough frozen to hopefully last us for the next year. Easily freezing strawberries We first hulled and cut our strawberries in half, next we washed the strawberries off (don’t soak them in water or they will absorb the water) then sprinkle sugar over the strawberries. Put the strawberries into freezer gallon size ziplock bags and Continue Reading…