Eliminating dinner boredom with stuffed french toast.

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I’ve been having a slight problem this pregnancy.  And forgive me if I refer to being pregnant on each post… it’s just that it’s a huge part of my daily life, and not in a good way.  Dear Third Child of Mine, I know someday you will be reading this post and don’t think I am not excited about you.  I am THRILLED about you.  But pregnancy does not treat your dear old Mama very well.  So my life at the moment consists of trying to survive gestation.  (pic is from when I was having Ballerina Girl, btw – I am not nearly this huge just yet.)

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Bethany’s Best Doughnuts Recipe

Bethany's Best Doughnuts Recipe

Today we had a day where I taught my kids how to make doughnuts with my BEST doughnuts recipe. I’ve tried a few different ones and these just come out great.  They are cake doughnuts, not the raised kind – nice and dense, chewy, and I love them just plain by themselves.

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My Canning Recipe for Garbanzo Beans & Homemade Hummus

We’ve been eating a lot of homemade hummus over the last few years.  The stuff is divine – packed full of “superfoods” like garbanzo beans, olive oil, sesame seeds and raw garlic, hummus is one of my favorite foods. My husband has asked me to pack it for his lunches every day – he has a tortilla, some raw vegetables and a little container of hummus.

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Homemade Coffee Creamer Recipes

Homemade Coffee Creamer Recipes

Here’s a couple of my coffee creamer recipes!

One of the things I needed to really CUT BACK on was flavored coffee creamer.  In my house we go through quite a bit of it… usually we get Coffee-mate or Darigold flavored half-n-half (which is local and natural, so obviously preferred).  However, the stuff is Expensive with a capital E!

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Biscuit Pizza and Banana Pinwheels

This one was a big-time pleaser, made from scratch, and took probably about 30 minutes.  It was underbaked because of the convection oven I’m trying to use, so potentially needs a few tweaks.  Basically it is just a wet biscuit crust patted into a 9×13 pan, then topped like a pizza and baked.  I think next time I’ll bake the crust for about 10 minutes or so before I top it since it took a long time to bake through all the way.  It was definitely a comfort food and we ate all of it and wished for more.  The nice thing is it was ready so quickly, and it was made from scratch!

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Cinnamon rolls & Ballerina Girl’s 2nd birthday

Oh man, and boy does she ever ACT her age! lol. We had a really great time. My sister and her family came over on Saturday night and we had pizza. Ballerina Girl got lots of new books, hat and gloves, and a cool new easel chalkboard. She had a really fun time having her cousins over – there are 4 of them and we don’t usually have them here, we generally go to their house but I think it was fun for her to have them here on her turf 🙂

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