Eats: Enjoy All the Seconds Cookbook Review

Let’s face it when we cook dinner half the time there are left overs. So what are you to do with them? Certainly not waste the food! We are a family of six, and so my meals are cooked with leftovers in mind actually. I got into the habit of this when my kids started heading to school and pick up times ended up colliding with my lunch. Dinner left overs became my lunch on the go so it has been a habit to cook like this. What if you didn’t intend to have any left overs though? What if you have no clue how to use them up and make it just as grand as the dinner itself? Mary Lamontagne solves this problem in an amazing cookbook I  highly recommend any family pick up.


Eats: Enjoy All the Seconds 135 Colorurful Recipes to Savour and Save by Mary Lamontagne is probably one of the attractive as well as tasteful cookbooks I’ve ever come across. The idea behind her masterpiece is this, what do you do with those leftovers? The cookbook is filled with up to 135 recipes that give you perfect ideas on how to use up that extra food. Waste no more, question no more, just flip the book open to what you have on hand and you are set!
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Southern Living Complete Quick and Easy Cookbook

Cooking for a family can be one of the most rewarding daily experiences- Or it can be one of the most dreaded. This vast difference in opinion mostly stems from one thought process, “What am I going to make?” and “What do we have?”


The best way to turn the dread into a positive experience is with practice, preparations, and a good cookbook. One such cookbook is the new Southern Living complete quick & easy cookbook. This cookbook specialized in easy, fast recipes that take 30 minutes or less. That is about as long as it takes for pizza be delivered.

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The recipes in the book vary in taste from Shrimp Oriental to Country Steak with gravy. [Read more…]

Butterscotch Bars Recipe-A Family Favorite Dessert-



I am sure that everyone has a favorite recipe that they absolutely love. I will admit that I used to not really be much of a Butterscotch fan until I was pregnant with my first child. This has forever been a family recipe, but I was never really a huge fan of it with the butterscotch until that time.

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1 pkg. yellow cake mix

2 eggs

1/3 C. vegetable oil

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Dinosaur Train Dinosaur Express Cake Topper and Dinosaur Train Cupcake Rings Giveaway


Dinosaur Train


With Father’s Day just around the corner, now would be a great time to help your kids create some fun treats for dad. How could this be more fun than to allow them to decorate with their favorite Dinosaur Train characters! DecoPak has provided a Dinosaur Train Dinosaur Express Cake Topper and Dinosaur Train Cupcake Rings, both featuring Buddy and Tiny. These products [Read more…]

Peanut Butter M and M Cookies

These cookies have no flour, and they do tend to cook flatter than most cookies but my kids adore them! They are excellent to drop into milk for an afternoon snack. I’m going to make more this summer and make them into ice cream sandwiches won’t that be a treat!



2 sticks of butter softened ( not melted)

1 cup sugar

1 cup brown sugar

3 eggs

1 /2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 1 /2 cup creamy or chunky peanut butter

4 1/ 2 cups rolled oats

1 cup coconut

2 cups M& M ‘s


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How to Make Apple Cider Doughnut at Home

Apple cider donuts are one of the best treats for any time of year but especially during the fall. There
are few things better than a fresh doughnut, but the amount of time it takes to make donuts can be a major
drawback for busy families on the go. This doesn’t have to be the case.

apple cider doughnutsWhile you can look up a recipe that will take about three to four hours once you’re done chopping, mixing, and getting every other detail perfect, there’s another option. You can save a ton of time if you make apple cider donuts at home by picking up a mix that gives you almost everything you’ll need to whip up a batch in no time. Here’s what you’ll need to get started.

Doughnut Making Supplies
• Pot or deep skillet
• Doughnut cutter
• Candy thermometer
• Measuring cups
• Spoon
• Spatula
• Rolling pin
• Tongs for picking up the donuts
• Plates lined with paper towels
• Baking sheets lined with wax paper

Cider Doughnut Making Ingredients
• Apple cider doughnut mix
• Fresh apple cider
• Water
• Flour (for counter)
• Sugar, cinnamon, and confectioner’s sugar for glaze (see optional step below).

Cider Doughnut Steps
The hard part about making apple cider donuts is you’ll need to plan ahead. So get your kitchen set up
first. Set up cookie sheets with wax paper, plates with paper towels, and a pot or deep skillet with at
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Light Enough Sour Cream Apple Pie Recipe

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Light Enough Sour Cream Apple Pie Recipe

Pie ingredients:
1 unbaked 8 inch pie shell
2 cups of Apples- sliced and frozen
1 cup of lite sour cream
2 Tbsp. unrefined Flour
1 tsp. Vanilla extract
3/4 cup of coconut palm sugar
1/4 tsp. Salt
1 Egg

Topping ingredients:
1/2 cup coconut palm sugar
1 tsp of ground cinnamon
1/3 cup of unrefined flour
1/4 cup unsalted butter

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Komodo Dragon Cake

100_2363100_2360100_2361First- let me say that I am not one of those people that can just “whip something up”, nor am I a fantabulous baker. This took me a LONG time to do, haha. Not perfect, but hey! (it tasted good, so shhhhh on the non-perfection, lol)

Second- I don’t like fondant. It’s gross. I made icing and covered it with green sugar and dyed green coconut, and it turned out pretty well I think, for a non-master-baker like myself.

What I Used

Two nine-inch round cakes. Cakes made from scratch will be denser and stronger than a cake mix- just be forewarned that the time you save using a mix will be spent cursing during the frosting crumb coat.
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