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Cinnamon Raisin Biscuits

I feel like I haven’t posted a new recipe in a while so I thought I should share these yummy treats that we had over the weekend. I make a double batch as they seem to disappear as quickly as they come out of the oven.

My kids loved helping with these. They can measure and stir as well as practice kneading their own little batch of dough and then cut out their own little biscuits too.

Cinnamon Raisin Biscuits

Ingredients:

Biscuits:

  • 3 c. self rising flour
  • 2 t. baking soda
  • 1 T. cinnamon
  • 1 c. butter or shortening
  • 1 1/2 c. raisins
  • 1 1/2 – 2 c. buttermilk or you can use regular milk with 1/2 c. sour cream

Continue reading Cinnamon Raisin Biscuits

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Preventing The Back To HomeSchool Meal Planning Madness

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Hmmm… have you thought about what you’ll be feeding those hungry learners? If your kids were in public school you may not have had to think much about it before. If you plan to homeschool then you will be feeding them at least three meals a day and maybe a few snacks in between.

This can turn into a chaotic juggling act if you aren’t prepared. How do we prevent meal time chaos in our home? By meal planning. I even plan out snacks sometimes so I don’t forget to include them on my grocery list. Check out this link for some Healthy Snacks to Go.

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It might seem like a lot of trouble but when you find a system that works for then it is so easy. It will actually save you time and money in the long run. This is also a helpful thing even if you don’t homeschool.

Check out this post for some quick and easy breakfast ideas to help you beat that morning chaos and fill those tummies with a nutritious breakfast to start their day off right. Here is another link for even more ideas: The Healthy Breakfast Book. Continue reading Preventing The Back To HomeSchool Meal Planning Madness

Have You Grabbed This Amazon Count Down Deal Yet?

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Did you know that I have a couple of cook books on Amazon? Both of them are full of family favorite recipes that we enjoy eating again and again. I had planned on having another one out last year but with the move and the hurricane that just didn’t happen.

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Starting today you can get 31+ Breakfast Ideas And Recipes ebook for just $0.99! (That’s a 67% savings!) Yes, less than a dollar and you can have some really great breakfast ideas on your tablet, phone, laptop, or other device. These will come in so handy when the back to school morning chaos hits!

It is available as a paperback as well, if you prefer to have a ‘hard copy’ at home. This deal only lasts until August 6, 2018 and then the price will increase to $1.99 and then back to regular price after August 10, 2018.

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While on Amazon you can also check out my other cook book, Kirby’s Korner Blog: Top 40+ Family Favorite Recipes ebook or paperback, by clicking either of these links.

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Cinnamon Roll Muffins

I had all intentions of making some delicious cinnamon rolls on Sunday morning however Mr. Awesome had an awesome surprise planned and I just didn’t have the time. Well Jacob had his little heart set on those rolls and as we all know this child loves to eat. He also loves coming up with new recipes and he decided we should try to make some Cinnamon Roll Muffins.

I combined the filling from our Cinnamon Roll Pancakes and Basic Muffin Recipe with a simple glaze to come up to sweeten the deal. The kids loved helping to mix the muffins and make the swirls. They also really enjoyed eating them too!

Did I mention how wonderful the house smells when you bake these? I will definitely need to make a double batch the next time around. I may also try this out in a loaf pan or as a super easy coffee cake.

Short on time? You could mix up everything and set it in the fridge until the next morning and then surprise your family with the aroma of these delicious treats. They will think you slaved all morning long! Continue reading Cinnamon Roll Muffins

Chocolate Chip Applesauce Muffins

Chocolate Chip Applesauce Muffins

Ingredients:

  • 2 c. Self rising flour
  • 1/2 c. Brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 c. Applesauce
  • 1/2 c. Milk
  • 1 t. Vanilla
  • 1/2 c. Chocolate chips

Directions: Continue reading Chocolate Chip Applesauce Muffins

Buttermilk Biscuits

I remember learning to make these when I was really young. My first experience baking them was in a wood stove! While I’m thankful for modern conveniences nothing compares to the taste of those first biscuits I made.

A lot of people shy away from making biscuits from scratch but they are really quite simple. Continue reading Buttermilk Biscuits

New Cook Book Release: 31+ Breakfast Ideas And Recipes

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Hey ya’ll! I happy to announce that I finished another cookbook that I had been working on. It will soon be available on Amazon in an ebook version and a paperback version. I’ll update this post with the links as soon as it is up on the site!  Continue reading New Cook Book Release: 31+ Breakfast Ideas And Recipes

Cheesy Breakfast Croissants

This is yet another meal I’ve made out of some clearance items from the deli. You could use biscuits or toast in place of the Croissants too.

I was lucky to grab one for myself before the kids devoured the double batch I made!

Cheesy Breakfast Croissants

Ingredients:

  • 6 ct. large Croissants (you could use the minis if you prefer)
  • 6 slices of your favorite cheese
  • 6 servings of your favorite breakfast meat (ham, sausage, bacon, etc)
  • 6 eggs cooked the way you like them.
  • Butter, melted (optional)

Directions:

Slice the Croissants in half so you have a top and bottom.

Layer with your cheese, meat, and eggs.

Place the top on the croissant.

You can enjoy this as it is or you can warm it slightly in the microwave, toaster oven, or oven.

You can also brush with butter before warming the croissant if you desire.

Enjoy!

July 23 – 29, 2017 Meal Plan

This is our basic meal plan for the week. Sometimes we will switch the days around if I forgot to set something out or put something in the crock pot. Please feel free to use this or change it around to suit your family’s needs.

I have started trying to do easier meals on days that I have square dancing obligations. This helps me to be able to put a nice meal on the table without feeling guilty about having some much needed ‘Mommy Time’. Some of these meals may also help with those that have busy or irregular schedules due to work or extracurricular activities.

I do have ‘Snacks/Desserts’ listed as well. I always try to keep a bowl of fresh fruit out on the counter or table for the kids to snack on. Sometimes I will make a special snack or treat for us to enjoy.

Sunday 

Breakfast:

Banana Crumb Muffins, scrambled eggs

Lunch:

leftovers

Dinner: ++

Oven BBQ Chicken, Baked Beans, Potato Salad

Snacks/Desserts:

Cinnamon Toast


Monday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

Grilled Cheese, veggies

Dinner: ++

Briarpatch Casserole, Salad

**(This is a fairly quick meal to put together as Momma has a class/dance in the evening)

Snacks/Desserts:

Cookies (** I will try to make a few extra to take along for refreshments at the dance.)


Tuesday

Breakfast:

French Toast

Lunch:

Tuna Salad, Veggies

Dinner: ++

Spicy Chicken and BowtiesSalad

Cupcakes  (** I will try to make a few extra to take along for refreshments at the dance.)


Wednesday

Breakfast:

Basic Muffins

Lunch:

Hot dogs,  veggies

Dinner: ++

Salisbury Steak w/GravyMashed Potatoes, veggies

Snacks/Desserts:

Muffins


Thursday

Breakfast:

Pancakes

Lunch:

PB & J sandwiches, fruit

Dinner: ++

Chicken & Cheese Enchiladas, yellow rice, beans

Snacks/Desserts:

Fruit


Friday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

leftovers

Dinner: ++

Free Day

Snacks/Desserts:

PB Crackers


Saturday

Breakfast:

Breakfast In a Cup, fruit

Lunch:

Ham & Cheese Sandwiches, Veggies

Dinner: ++

Pigs in a blanket**, Ranch Potatoes**, salad  **new recipes, links will update soon!

Snacks/Desserts:

PB Toast

++I have a few kids who seem to be going through growth spurts right now and are always HUNGRY. I have been keeping a pot of beans, blackeyed peas, or other vegetable as a side. I also have been buying a few extra snacks like fruit, veggies, yogurt, etc. 

 

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July 16 – 22, 2017 Meal Plan

This is our basic meal plan for the week. Sometimes we will switch the days around if I forgot to set something out or put something in the crock pot. Please feel free to use this or change it around to suit your family’s needs.

I have started trying to do easier meals on days that I have square dancing obligations. This helps me to be able to put a nice meal on the table without feeling guilty about having some much needed ‘Mommy Time’. Some of these meals may also help with those that have busy or irregular schedules due to work or extracurricular activities.

I do have ‘Snacks/Desserts’ listed as well. I always try to keep a bowl of fresh fruit out on the counter or table for the kids to snack on. Sometimes I will make a special snack or treat for us to enjoy.

Sunday 

Breakfast:

French Toast Roll Ups, sausage

Lunch:

Hot dogs, Veggies

Dinner: ++

Boston Baked BeansGrandma’s Mac N CheeseCole Slaw

Snacks/Desserts:

Muffins


Monday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

Egg Salad Sandwiches, veggies

Dinner: ++

Popover PizzaSalad

**(This is a fairly quick meal to put together as Momma has a class/dance in the evening)

Snacks/Desserts:

Fried Apple Pies (** I will try to make a few extra to take along for refreshments at the dance.)


Tuesday

Breakfast:

French Toast

Lunch:

leftovers

Dinner: ++

Easy Burrito Casserole, Yellow Rice, Salad

Cookies  (** I will try to make a few extra to take along for refreshments at the dance.)


Wednesday

Breakfast:

Basic Muffins

Lunch:

Ham & Cheese sandwiches, veggies

Dinner: ++

Red & White PastaSalad, Bread

Snacks/Desserts:

Muffins


Thursday

Breakfast:

Pancakes

Lunch:

Chicken Salad, veggies

Dinner: ++

Chicken Cordon Casserole, veggies

Snacks/Desserts:

Fruit


Friday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

Scrambled Egg Sandwiches, veggies

Dinner: ++

Sweet and Sour Meatballs, Mac ‘n cheese, veggies

Snacks/Desserts:

Cupcakes (** I will try to make a few extra to take along for refreshments at the dance.)


Saturday

Breakfast:

PB & Banana Toast, Eggs

Lunch:

PB & J Sandwiches, Fruit

Dinner: ++

Weenie Roast

Snacks/Desserts:

S’mores

++I have a few kids who seem to be going through growth spurts right now and are always HUNGRY. I have been keeping a pot of beans, blackeyed peas, or other vegetable as a side. I also have been buying a few extra snacks like fruit, veggies, yogurt, etc. 

PB & Jelly Swirl Muffins

These yummy little muffins came about this morning after my four year old requested some PB & Jelly muffins last night. I thought about it a little and this morning I played around with a few ideas and ingredients to come up with this recipe. These will definitely be put on the rotating meal plans from here on out.

You could use chunky peanut butter and possibly add some chopped peanuts to the crumb topping, if you wanted to.

PB & Jelly Swirl Muffins

Ingredients:

Muffins:

  • 2 c. flour
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 1/3 c. peanut butter
  • 1 c. milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 T. oil or melted butter
  • 1 t. vanilla (optional)
  • jelly, your favorite kind

Crumb topping (optional):

  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1/4 c. white sugar
  • 1/4 c. butter or margarine, melted
  • 1/2 – 3/4 c. flour

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350.

Grease a 12 cup Muffin Pan.

In a large bowl stir together the flour and sugar.

Use a fork or pastry blender to cut in the peanut butter until crumbly.

Stir in the milk, egg, and vanilla until blended.

Fill muffin cups about halfway with batter.

Drop 1-2 Tablespoons of jelly into the center.

Spoon batter over tops of jelly.

Use a butter knife or fork to gently swirl the jelly and batter together.

Crumb topping:

Mix together the sugars and then blend in the butter.

Add the flour until a thick dough forms.

Use your fingers to ‘crumble’ the dough over the muffins.

Bake for 18-20 minutes.

Enjoy!

You can also make a thin glaze to drizzle over the muffins by mixing 1-2 T. of jelly with a little water. This is completely optional but my four year old (official taste tester) says it makes them ‘more yummy’!

Note he also requested some Peanut butter glaze which was just 1-2T. of peanut butter mixed with a little milk until it could be drizzled.

 

July 9 – 15, 2017 Meal Plan

I almost didn’t get this out today as I’ve been hard at work on a project which led to the discovery of many, many links that were not working. If you happen to find a link that isn’t working just let me know in the comments and I’ll try to get it fixed ASAP!

This is our basic meal plan for the week. Sometimes we will switch the days around if I forgot to set something out or put something in the crock pot. Please feel free to use this or change it around to suit your family’s needs.

I have started trying to do easier meals on days that I have square dancing obligations. This helps me to be able to put a nice meal on the table without feeling guilty about having some much needed ‘Mommy Time’. Some of these meals may also help with those that have busy or irregular schedules due to work or extracurricular activities.

I do have ‘Snacks/Desserts’ listed as well. I always try to keep a bowl of fresh fruit out on the counter or table for the kids to snack on. Sometimes I will make a special snack or treat for us to enjoy.

Sunday 

Breakfast:

Blueberry Oatmeal Bread, scrambled eggs, fruit

Lunch:

Hot dogs, Mac n Cheese

Dinner: ++

Slow Cooker Kraut & Sausage, French Fries, Buns

Snacks/Desserts:

Ice cream


Monday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

Egg Salad Sandwiches, veggies

Dinner: ++

Spicy Chicken and BowtiesSalad

**(This is a fairly quick meal to put together as Momma has a class/dance in the evening)

Snacks/Desserts:

Cupcakes (** I will try to make a few extra to take along for refreshments at the dance.)


Tuesday

Breakfast:

French Toast

Lunch:

PB & J Sandwiches, Fruit

Dinner: ++

Chicken in a BiscuitMashed PotatoesCreamed Peas

Snacks/Desserts:

Cookies  (** I will try to make a few extra to take along for refreshments at the dance.)


Wednesday

Breakfast:

Basic Muffins

Lunch:

Scrambled Egg Sandwiches, veggies

Dinner: ++

Sloppy Joes, French Fries, Salad

Snacks/Desserts:

Muffins


Thursday

Breakfast:

Pancakes

Lunch:

Ham & Cheese, veggies

Dinner: ++

Parmesan Crusted Pork ChopsMashed Potatoes, Veggies

Snacks/Desserts:

Rice Pudding


Friday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

Tuna Salad Sandwiches, veggies

Dinner: ++

Pintos, hoe cakes, Easy Collard Greens

Snacks/Desserts:

Easy Banana Pudding in cups (** I will try to make a few extra to take along for refreshments at the dance.)


Saturday

Breakfast:

Bacon Grits/Cheesy Grits, Eggs, Toast

Lunch:

leftovers

Dinner: ++

Easy Bean Tostadas, Rice,  Salad

Snacks/Desserts:

Boiled Eggs

++I have a few kids who seem to be going through growth spurts right now and are always HUNGRY. I have been keeping a pot of beans, blackeyed peas, or other vegetable as a side. I also have been buying a few extra snacks like fruit, veggies, yogurt, etc.