Italian Cheese Pull Apart Bread

Italian Cheese Pull Apart Bread – make this easy side dish any night of the week.  Open a can of biscuits, toss with butter, seasonings, cheese and bake!

Italian Cheese Pull Apart Bread - make this easy side dish any night of the week. Open a can of biscuits, toss with butter, seasonings, cheese and bake!

I can’t believe that it is April already.  We are almost done with elementary school, which blows my mind.  We had to go to the middle school the other day, so my son could see which instrument he wants to play in band next year.  We have to wait about a month to see what he will actually play, but he narrowed it down to his top 2 choices; trombone (which I played) and French horn.  I can’t imagine him being in band and being this old already.  Someone make time slow down!!

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Easy Cheddar Beer Bread

Easy Cheddar Beer Bread – Just 4 ingredients for this super easy beer bread! 

Easy Cheddar Beer Bread - Just 4 ingredients for this super easy beer bread!

I can’t believe that it is October already.  It is time to figure out Halloween costumes.  When we were in Disney last week we actually went to a Halloween event.  I dressed up for the first time since college.  Dressing up has just never been my thing.  But my sister in-law talked me into it, and my son could not have been happier.  He has always wanted me to dress up, so when I finally did it he was so excited.  Now he says I have to wear my costume when I take him trick or treating.  We will see about that…first to find him a real costume, because his one last week was just a super easy, we were traveling costume.

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Garlic Olive Cheese Bread

Garlic Olive Cheese Bread – take your garlic bread and turn it up a notch!  Top it with Garlic & Basil flavored olives and lots of cheese!

Garlic Olive Cheese Bread - take you garlic bread and turn it up a notch!  Top it with Basil & Garlic flavored olives and lots of cheese!

Second week of school and I already need a break!  What is it about school that totally wears a kid out!  We started off the school year with a slightly earlier bed time than normal, because we remembered the first month of school last year.  Lots of melt downs at night, and just long weeks.  But still….worn out kid!  Not that he will sleeps in (school doesn’t start until 9, so he could) or anything.  Apparently it is just all that mental stimulation is too much.  One of these years he will be old enough to make the transition from summer to school year easily, right?  Tonight, I am going out for dinner and drinks with a friend, so at least mom is getting a little break!

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Ham & Cheese Biscuits #getyourbettyon

Ham & Cheese Biscuits – Fluffy drop biscuits full of cheddar cheese and diced ham.  A great side dish, or use of leftover ham. 

Ham & Cheese Biscuits - Fluffy drop biscuits full of cheddar cheese and diced ham. A great side dish, or use of leftover ham.

I can’t believe that Easter is almost here.  It seems really early this year.  This will be the first year that we are not at home, or celebrating with family.  Hopefully the Easter Bunny will be able to find us in New Zealand.  Who knows, maybe that means my son will get traditional New Zealand Easter treats 😉  Because you know that I had enough to pack, I wasn’t packing jelly beans as well.  I think I will miss a traditional ham dinner for Easter, but I think my guys will be perfectly content eating fish and chips instead this year.

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Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Bread

Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Bread is the perfect gift or treat this holiday season. A quick bread with tons of cinnamon flavor, chocolate chips and topped with a chocolate glaze.

Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Bread - a great treat this holiday season. Make as gifts, or keep it for yourself!

 

Today I am sharing a recipe for Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Bread over at Your Homebased Mom.  All November long Leigh Ann has been a co-host of Bake Craft Sew. Your Homebased Mom is the site for all kinds of edible gifts,  Mique from  Thirty Handmade Days, is about all things crafting, and Cindy of Skip to My Lou is doing a whole month of sewing ideas. I am only good at the edible gifts, so I am excited to check out some of the craft and sewing ideas.  I am not a very good crafter, but sometimes I am inspired to try!  And the holidays is as good of time as any.

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Italian Herb Dipping Sauce

Italian Herb Dipping Sauce - a great vinaigrette for salad or dipping bread

I just realized that it is getting to be the end of September, and I have no idea what my son is going to be for Halloween.  It is just over a month away, and we haven’t even talked about it.  We don’t usually just go to the store and buy a costume, so I really need to get my act together and start working.  We have done Harry Potter before and last year he was a football player. So it is time to start brainstorming!  If anyone has any great ideas, I would love to hear them!

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Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Banana Snack Cake

Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Banana Snack Cake - a cake you can feel good about!

The second week of summer break is coming to a close, and it has been another busy one! My 9 year old had camp from 8-3 every day last week, plus baseball games 2 nights.  This week it was an outdoor survival camp every day, and 2 nights of baseball.  Thanks goodness next week we just have baseball.  I am ready for some more relaxing days.  I think my 9 year old might be too.  As much fun as he has had these last 2 weeks, I think he is ready to just play and be home a little bit.  [Read more…]

Cheesy Garlic Pull Apart Bread

Cheesy Garlic Pull Apart Bread | Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

Today I leave for NYC.  Nothing like leaving the house at 6am for a full day of traveling and being a tourist to get you excited.  I had a hard time sleeping last night, I was so excited.  I have ALWAYS wanted to go to NYC.  When I was younger my parents always said that it was too dangerous, so they wouldn’t take me there.  Now as an adult, my husband isn’t a fan of big cities.  So this is my chance.  Unfortunately I don’t have much time.  I keep telling my husband when I turn 40, if he hasn’t taken me there, then I am going with a group of friends.  Now at least I will have a better idea of what I want to see when I come back :)

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Basil Garlic Bread

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Basil Garlic Bread
I love having a garden with fresh herbs. It is so easy to grab just a little bit to add to whatever I am making. Currently I have 2 basil plants and 1 spinach plant that I have started with Gro-ables this spring. They have been really easy to grow. All I had to do was put a little dirt into a pot, and then push in the pod. I have them sitting next to the window, and they are sprouting and starting to grow. It has only been a couple weeks since they were planted, so I don’t have anything harvestable from them yet, but I can’t wait until I do!

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Amish Country Bread

Amish Country Bread

It has been awhile since I have posted a bread recipe.  As a family of 3 we don’t go through a ton of bread in one sitting, so lots of my bread ends up in the freezer.  Then every so often I get in a “clean out the freezer” mode.  That is what has happened over the last month or so.  It is finally pretty empty, so I am back to making bread!

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