Rise and Shine, Monday

OUR FAVORITE BREAKAST I know, I know, Fall is no longer upon us…so what’s with the pumpkin? Well, we loved pumpkin pancakes before they were cool.  True story. I’ve tried making them from scratch before, and never could seem to get the recipe right.  Plus, I don’t know if anyone ever told you, but making…

Almond Granola

Have you ever made granola from scratch?  If not, I’m crying for you right now. If you have, then you know the crunchy goodness I speak of. [A while back I shared a recipe for granola using pecans, but this time I used almonds] I bet you’re thinking this is ridiculous.  Why would I make…

Breakfast Banana Popsicles

Homemade Granola: Ingredients 2 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats 1 cup chopped pecans 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 tsp. cinnamon… 1/4 cup butter 1/2 cup maple syrup 1/4 tsp. salt 1 tsp. vanilla Instructions Preheat the oven to 300°F 1. Combine oats, nuts, brown sugar, and cinnamon. 2. On medium heat in a pot, melt…

Meal Planning Binder

This meal planning is not for the faint of heart.  This is for people who are serious about saving time and money.  It’s a little daunting at first, but once you complete this project you will thank me for encouraging you to do so!  What I like most about this method is that it takes the “thinking”…

Pancake Bites (Toddler Approved)

Mornings are not my thing.  Little E and I have been sleeping in until 8:30 lately, and it’s been glorious.  Sometimes I still don’t have energy or motivation to make a big breakfast.  And breakfast is E’s favorite meal, so I feel the pressure to make a pretty good morning meal.  My usual options are:…