Cinnamon, Almond, and Banana Pancakes

Cinnamon, Almond, and Banana Pancakes

I had seen quite a few recipes for pancakes that only used an egg, and mashed banana. Occasionally a teaspoon of vanilla extract but nothing beyond that. And I was quite intrigued. Could this possibly come close to pancakes made from scratch or our go-to choice of Bisquick? I had to find out for myself with this easy┬ácinnamon, almond and banana pancake┬árecipe. I am an almond lover (the type that has eaten Marzipan on it’s own) so I wanted to see if that would taste okay in this mix and then I saw the cinnamon in the cabinet and thought- why not. Thus, cinnamon, banana, and almond pancakes were born. Or at least in my kitchen. Ingredients for Cinnamon, Banana, and Almond pancakes And that,…

Easy Swedish Meatball Recipe

Recently, I discussed my love for meatballs and my quest to find easy meatball recipes. This is a never ending task and at some point, I’m probably going to be the only one willing to eat meatballs. But we’ll see how far I can push the family until that point. My next search was for an easy Swedish meatball recipe. And I’ll tell you why. When I was growing up, Swedish meatballs were one of my favorite foods. I could eat that all day, every day. And this was before I discovered the tasty version from IKEA. And if you’re like me and wondering just what makes a Swedish meatball Swedish… here’s what I’ve found out: Swedish meatballs are generally bite sized as opposed to…

Gluten Free Instant Pot Recipes for Meal Planning

Gluten Free Instant Pot Recipes for Meal Planning

I’ll be honest- it took me some time to both get behind the meal planning thing and the Instant Pot craze. However, once I realized that it really was one of those “must have kitchen appliances” – I was sold. For both my sake and my autistic daughter’s, I’ve been looking into more gluten free and allergy friendly recipes. For my first set of findings, here are 15 gluten free instant pot recipes that you can also use for meal planning. An instant pot is a type of cooking appliance that uses pressure cooking for rapid cooking of your meals and ingredients. It is becoming very popular for people who want to cook foods in record time, and is especially helpful when you are cooking a lot…

Homemade 4 Cheese Mac & Cheese on the Stovetop

Homemade 4 Cheese Mac & Cheese on the Stovetop

This post was sponsored by Heluva Good! Cheese as part of an Influence Central campaign and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Do you like macaroni and cheese? It’s one of our favorite foods and I’m always looking for new ways to prepare it. And sure, it’s just as easy to buy a boxed mix but why not make it from scratch? I recently tried out a twist on a favorite recipe for a four cheese macaroni and cheese on the stove. And when I say 4 cheese? I mean 4 cheese. It makes for a cheesy but not overwhelmingly cheesy dish that’s ready in less than half an hour. Serve it on the side, for a quick lunch option, or make…

Low Carb Breakfast Scramble

Low Carb Breakfast Scramble

While a low carb diet isn’t exactly our intention, on occasion we’ll have low carb dishes. This usually results in a low carb breakfast option like this delicious low carb breakfast scramble. During the week we don’t make a big to-do about breakfast but over the weekends, we do put more effort into it. Sunday is always pancake day and Saturday, we get a little more creative. Kyle’s boys, T & J, have cereal usually but I’ll make something for myself, Kyle, and Squeaker. Easy Low Carb Breakfast Scramble This breakfast scramble can be completely vegetarian if you’d like and you can also add in other vegetables. Next time, I think I’ll use spinach as well. It cooked relatively quickly and was incredibly filling. The…

Easy French Toast Biscuit Bake for Breakfast

Easy French Toast Biscuit Bake for Breakfast

While you could certainly make this easy French toast biscuits for breakfast at anytime of the year, this might also be an alternative for Christmas morning. Or for a Christmas brunch. And to be perfectly honest with you? I enjoyed one of these for dessert or an afternoon snack when my sweet tooth hit. I love making egg based recipes because it’s an easy way to sneak some sort of nutritional value into food. French toast was one of those first things that I learned how to make on my own. French Toast Biscuit Bake with Canned Biscuits   This particular French toast recipe was also inspired by my dad. On our recent trip to California, my dad made French toast for breakfast one morning….