Scrumptious Brunch Breads for Easter

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These breads can be made ahead & are the perfect treat for all your Easter events! Easy & delicious from BH&G.

 

Pineapple Orange Salad

My grandmother made this salad for dinner guests. It is light & tasty. I LOVE it!

Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

I featured these cookies in my Create Your Own Candy Bar video & I PROMISED to share the recipe! Here it is. And so simple, you will make them all the time!

2014-12-21 14.08.22Ingredients

  • 1 box Duncan Hines™ butter cake mix
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • Chocolate chips

CC cookie batterPreheat oven to 350 degrees. In bowl, mix oil, eggs & vanilla. Add cake mix, mixing thoroughly. The mix may have lumps. Just work it with a spatula until all the dry lumps are mixed in. Add chocolate chips. I have used semi-sweet, a mix of milk chocolate & semi-sweet (half a bag of each) & mini chips. Just add enough chips to it is perfect for you.

Use parchment paper on your cookie sheets. This allows you to prepare all your batches with only 2 cookie sheets. Spoon out batter on paper, 12 if small, 9 if large. Bake 11-12 minutes. Allow to cool. Store in air tight container. Enjoy with cold milk or hot chocolate!

 CC cookies

Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

I featured these cookies in my Create Your Own Candy Bar video & I PROMISED to share the recipe! Here it is. And so simple, you will make them all the time!

2014-12-21 14.08.22Ingredients

  • 1 box Duncan Hines™ butter cake mix
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • Chocolate chips

CC cookie batterPreheat oven to 350 degrees. In bowl, mix oil, eggs & vanilla. Add cake mix, mixing thoroughly. The mix may have lumps. Just work it with a spatula until all the dry lumps are mixed in. Add chocolate chips. I have used semi-sweet, a mix of milk chocolate & semi-sweet (half a bag of each) & mini chips. Just add enough chips to it is perfect for you.

Use parchment paper on your cookie sheets. This allows you to prepare all your batches with only 2 cookie sheets. Spoon out batter on paper, 12 if small, 9 if large. Bake 11-12 minutes. Allow to cool. Store in air tight container. Enjoy with cold milk or hot chocolate!

 CC cookies

14 Overnight Mason-Jar Breakfasts

14 Overnight Mason-Jar Breakfasts

We all know we should eat better & part of that plan is starting the day with a nutritious breakfast. Unfortunately, life often gets in the way once again. The mornings are so rushed, you barely have time to grab a cup of coffee before you are off & running. You consider getting up earlier or preparing something the night before but it just doesn’t work out. You need something convenient to get you started right in the morning. Country Living & Redbook offer the solution.

These fabulous breakfasts in a jar are simple & fun to make & very easy to take along in the morning. You can put them together the night before & grab it before heading out the door in the morning. Pack that little jar with all the nutrients you need to start you day off right. Before long, you will feel a difference in your day. Use one of these recipes to get started, then begin creating your own. Your whole family is going to want one of these delights. You can create them in a plastic container for kids but the mason jars allow you, & others, to see your fabulous creation! Enjoy!

Mason-Jar Breakfasts

7 So-Simple Gluten-Free Recipes

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Kim McCosker & Redbook have 7 fabulous and oh-so-easy gluten-free recipes for you and your family including this delicious steak with mushroom ragout.

31 Quick-Fixes with Ground Beef

31 Quick-Fixes with Ground Beef

I keep 5-6 packages of ground beef in my freezer at all times. There are so many things I can make with ground beef & Mr. D loves each dish. I must admit, though, I sometimes get bored with the same old thing. So I was ecstatic when I saw this  article in Southern Living. A different ground beef dish every night of the month!!!!! WOW! Which should I try first?

31 Quick-Fixes with Ground Beef

Gluten-free Living: Deep Dish Chicago-style Gluten-free Pizza

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Kick off the weekend with pizza! Just because you are gluten-free doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy fabulous dishes like this deep dish pizza. From the good folks at Gluten Freely™

25 Healthy, Easy, Kid-Friendly Breakfast Recipes

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We all know kids that eat breakfast do better in school. All of us, but especially kids, need that morning fuel to help us start the day right & keep going strong throughout the day. Unfortunately, good intentions aren’t enough. Busy mornings often lead to little or no breakfast. Not good! To help you stay on track, Woman’s Day offers these 25 easy recipes to help give the entire family the fuel it needs to get through the day!

Easy Breakfast

15+ Surprising Recipes to Make in a Muffin Tin

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These recipes are great on so many levels. Kids will love their size. They are easy to pack up for lunch the next day. Best of all BHG offers you 15 recipes. However, once you get started, you can expand on this list forever!

Muffin Tin Recipes