Sunday, June 25, 2017

July Meal Plan

It's time for July's meal plan menu which consists of recipes that are patriotic and/or cookout appropriate for the July 4th holiday, or any summer picnics you have coming up. Please check out all the recipes below. 


Friday, June 23, 2017

June 23rd Friday Frenzy Food & Craft Link Party



Happy Friday, everyone! Since it's Friday, that means it's Friday Frenzy time! Please check out our favorite link-ups from last week and share what you've been doing this week!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Skillet peaches & cream pork chops


I've missed a couple of months of the Fantastical Food Fight recently, but I'm back this month to join in the Peaches & Cream food fight! As soon as I saw the theme, I knew I wanted to go savory with my recipe. We have a lot of pork in our freezer (which we just cleaned and re-organized) from our half pig, so while thinking about what to make, this dish sprung to mind. I wasn't completely sure it would come out good, to be honest..... But, it came out even better than I thought! Both my husband and I enjoyed it a lot. I made this dish with just two pork chops as our twins are not quite up to pork chop level yet; however, you can easily add two more to your skillet along with more peaches. There will be plenty of sauce. I served these with a side of couscous and peas. 


Friday, June 16, 2017

June 16th Friday Frenzy Food & Craft Link Party

Friday Frenzy

Hi, everyone! I slacked a bit this week with blog posts. Not intentionally. I thought that the Fantastical Food Fight was this week, not next week, so I had that post all ready to go until I caught my error. Oh well.... I'd like to say I'm talented enough to whip up something else post-worthy, but these days not so much haha. #twinsaremyexcuseforeverything. Anyways, I hope some of my fellow bloggers out there will link up to the Friday Frenzy! It's a great way to have fun and get more exposure. Here's this week post: 

Happy, happy Friday! Kelly here from Kelly Lynn's Sweets and Treats and I am writing this week's link party post...which means I get to pick out some of my favorite posts that were linked up last week, to share with you! Let's get on to the party....

Friday, June 9, 2017

June 9th Friday Frenzy Food & Craft Link Party

Friday Frenzy

I'm excited to be joining the Friday Frenzy link party! You will be finding this post on my blog every Friday now along with all these other amazing bloggers pictured above. If you are a fellow blogger, please link up a favorite post (or two) below. Enjoy your weekend, everyone! 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Toddler pumpkin and banana egg pancakes


I have one more post right now in the baby/toddler food series and then I'll be back to some more of my regular food recipes (for a little while at least). I swear! I feel like I'm learning to cook all over again lately. Since our twins are starting to like more table and finger foods, I try to come up meals that all of us can eat when my husband is home for dinner. That can be challenging still though, but they have been eating small pastas, soft vegetables, eggs, salmon, potatoes, meatballs, and other things like that. They still eat chunkier purees, especially for breakfast and lunch (and they still love Greek yogurt and cereal, especially barley). Around the web, banana egg "pancakes" are a very popular baby/toddler food. I always see moms recommending them in groups and such. I have no idea where they originated, but they are a great idea - easy, simple, and healthy. Plus they have a perfectly soft and spongy texture (they are not like a regular pancake) that make them easy for eating. The "recipe" is just mashing one ripe banana with a fork and then beating in an egg and cooking like pancakes. See - super easy! Our twins like them a lot. But, of course, I wanted to put a little spin on them and after finding one lone can of pumpkin in the pantry, I knew what to try. This recipe makes about 12 little "pancakes" (about 2 servings).