Denise’s Quick and Easy ‘Baked’ Apple Recipe

Quick and Easy Baked Apples

My five kiddos love all types of fresh fruit and that makes me very happy, but sometimes we get a little bored and want to spice it up a little. This method of "baking" apples in the microwave is super fast and easy, it only takes a few ingredients and you can make as much or as little as you like. We also have a favorite restaurant that serves "fried apples" and when the kids … [Read more...]

Denise’s Simple Fudgsicle Recipe

Fudgsicle Recipe

Now that the weather has finally been warming up the kids are already asking for frozen treats so I whipped up a batch of fudgsicles for them. They are super easy to make, only take a few ingredients, and they even taste much better than the store bought variety in my opinion. Let me know what you think! I'd also love to hear about any frozen treats that you make for your kids, … [Read more...]

Denise’s Pita Pizza Pockets Recipe

Denise's Pita Pizza Pockets

While my kids really love pizza, they're all very picky about their toppings and it seems like they each want something different. That's why I love these pita pizza pockets - they're super easy to make, the kids enjoy helping to make their own, and everybody gets exactly what they want in them. I cut the pitas in half, cooked the sausage and assembled the other … [Read more...]

Grocery Store Shortcuts for Homemade Meals

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I really prefer to feed my family home cooked meals, but some days that just isn't as easy as others. For example, I like to prepare pizza dough ahead of time and keep it in the freezer for future meals, however there are days that the family wants pizza but I completely forget to take the dough out to thaw in time. Here are a few tips and tricks for using grocery store … [Read more...]

Denise’s Salt Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Sea Salt Roasted Fingerling Potatoes | 5DollarDinners.com

We're all big meat and potatoes fans at our house so I'm always trying to mix it up a little and present these things in new and exciting ways. One of my favorite ways to prepare potatoes is to salt roast them and the kids really enjoy the smaller fingerling potatoes because they're fun to eat and come in all sorts of shapes and colors. Salt roasted potatoes are super easy … [Read more...]