Child #2’s Chimichangas

Yesterday, as you may know, was Cinco de Mayo, or Mexican independence day. We, in the states, tend to celebrate it too. Hey, it’s another reason to party, people! So, Child #3 decided that she would make chimichangas. She has been perfecting this recipe for a while now, and I’ll tell you, they are awesome!Continue reading “Child #2’s Chimichangas”

Vanity Pancakes

Every once in a while we have breakfast for dinner. This is especially popular during Fridays in Lent, when we do not eat meat. Yesterday, Child #2 decided to make vanity pancakes. Vanity pancakes are light and fluffy. We generally make at least a double batch, since a single batch makes 20, 6″ pancakes. TheseContinue reading “Vanity Pancakes”

Not So Leftover

We had a bowl leftover mashed potatoes from a dinner a couple nights back. What to do? Our favorite way to use up leftover mashed potatoes is the following recipe: Garlic-Cheese Potato Patties 4 cups leftover mashed potatoes 1 Tbsp. granulated onion 1 Tbsp. granulated garlic 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper 1/2 cup cheese powderContinue reading “Not So Leftover”

A Day for Chocolate Cake

Today is officially Chocolate Cake Day. Did you know? Well now you have an excuse to partake in one. We were very fortunate that Child #2 decided to make Grandpa’s Favorite Chocolate Fudge Cake all on her own. Usually we make it together, but I, like everyone else besides Child #2 is suffering from oneContinue reading “A Day for Chocolate Cake”

Muffin Top? And Bottom Too!

Banana – Raspberry Muffins 10 overripe bananas 4 large eggs 1/2 cup canola oil 1 cup sugar 1 tsp. salt 2 Tbsp. baking powder 3 cups tapioca starch 2 cups millet flour 1 Tbsp. xanthan gum 1 package fresh raspberries (about 2/3 of a cup) Preheat oven to 375° F. Line your muffin pans withContinue reading “Muffin Top? And Bottom Too!”

Do You Do Cheese…on New Year’s?

I had this idea to do a cheese ball for New Year’s Eve, but didn’t have a recipe. I had made some sort of cheese ball a few years back and all I remember was throwing it out after it had sat in the fridge for quite a while. Yeah. Not great. So I decidedContinue reading “Do You Do Cheese…on New Year’s?”

Do You Make a Mint with your Cookies? Favorite Christmas Cookie Series

I just had to share this updated recipe. Do you like mint? I do, but I find things can get entirely too minty, especially around Christmas. So, what to do? Make these, a new take on the chocolate chip cookie recipe: 1 1/3 cup butter (no substitutes!) 1 cup sugar 1 cup packed brown sugarContinue reading “Do You Make a Mint with your Cookies? Favorite Christmas Cookie Series”

We Wish You a Jingle Jolly…

When I was a little girl, my dad made up new lyrics for “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.” It became an instant classic in our house. It went like this: We wish you a jingle jolly; We wish you a hot tamale! We wish you an enchilada; And a taco or two! An absoluteContinue reading “We Wish You a Jingle Jolly…”

Does Your Chocolate Crinkle? Favorite Christmas Cookies Series

As a child, I was always jealous that my grandma would bake Christmas cookies with only one of my cousins. There were actually three of us cousins that lived close enough to participate, but it was only Diane with whom she shared that special day. My sister and I were left out. We did haveContinue reading “Does Your Chocolate Crinkle? Favorite Christmas Cookies Series”