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Showing posts with label recipes. Show all posts

Friday, March 28, 2014

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup {Recipe}

One of my Favorite meal my Grandma made me as a kid was Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup. She would bring it down when I was sick, On a cold snowy day or just because she knew I was coming. When I got older she shared the recipe with me but it just didn't taste right. Until years later she shared her secret with  me.  She secretly added Turnip and Cabbage to her soup.  It makes it  taste delicious.  She was so sneaky. My dad didn't even know it.  I feel privileged she shared her secret with me. So today I am sharing my recipe with you!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Homemade Garlic Egg Noodles {Recipe}

Homemade garlic egg noodles #recipe via www.freetimefrolics.com

Growing up my Grandmother would spend hours preparing chicken noodle soup.  She would make the noodles from scratch. Then make homemade chicken noodle soup with her secret recipe. Her soup was one of my favorite meals.  The noodles were delicious. The kind you have to chew.  They are my favorite! So I thought I would share with your her easy recipe with a little flavor.  

Monday, March 3, 2014

Easy Creme Brulee {Recipe}

Easy Creme Brulee www.freetimefrolics.com #recipe

So a few weeks ago I was a having a class activity for Young Womens. My girls wanted to learn how to make Cream Brulee.  I said why not I have never had it before.  Jaws dropped at the thought that I had never had it.  So we started a batch and made it for our activity.  I had always thought that Creme Brulee was for rich people in fancy restaurants. You know the hoity toity type.   
Well that night I tried Creme Brulee for the first time and loved it!! The flavor the blow torch all the good stuff. 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Prize Winning Homemade Doughnuts {Recipe}

homemade doughnut www.freetimefrolics.com #recipe #donut

Lately I have been making recipes that have been in my family for years.  This one comes from my Grandmother.  For years she had made these delicious buttermilk doughnuts. They are so good she even won a prize for her recipe.  They are so easy to make, especially with your kids! So give these delightful doughnuts a try!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

My 5 Go To Freezer Meals Tips and Tricks

I love having dinner all done and ready to go.  But some days are better than others.  With 4 kids I am constantly on the go.  On those busy days I still want my kids to have a good, well balanced meal.  So that's when I turn to freezer meal.  I whip these yummy dishes up and throw them in the freezer.  I pull them out in the morning and they are ready to bake by evening.  Add a veggie and you are ready to go!

I love using freezer meals for all kinds of reasons. So today I am sharing my tips, tricks and recipes to make delicious meals straight from your freezer!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Porcupine Meatballs {Recipe}

As a kid one of my favorite meals my grandma made was Porcupine Meatballs.  They were always my requested meal when staying at her house.  Now that I am a mom with 4 hungry kiddos it is a requested meal at my family table.  I love having a meal that every kid will eat and no one complains.  These Porcupine Meatballs are one of those meals!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Oh Henry Bars, How I {heart} you!

Way back when I was a mini me. My mom made these yummy treats.  I had forgotten about them. Until I asked her for a cookie recipe. So I asked her to dig through her pile of old recipes and she came up with this one.  Knock off Oh Henry Bars.  Yummy Peanut Buttery, butter-scotchy chocolate goodness!  You can thank me later!

Monday, January 13, 2014

How to make The Perfect Whipped Cream

As a little girl my granny always made homemade whipped cream.  I really didn't even know about artificial whip topping. Fast forward to my engagement.  For my very first Thanksgiving away from home, my husband and I ate at his parent house.  When they pulled out the pie the family threw a tub of artificial whip topping on the table.  Now I am not opposed to this stuff but on Thanksgiving the real stuff is in order, Right? When I asked for whip cream they replied  its on the table.  I died a little inside.  Pumpkin pie should only be served with REAL whipped cream. 
Fast forward to today.  I decided that it was time to share a few tips for amazing Whipped Cream. Just like grandma makes.

Heavy Whipping cream

Start with a chilled bowl. This one is super important.  I like to stick my bowl in the fridge or freezer for about an hour before I make my cream.  When you chill your bowl your cream whips up faster and stays stiff longer. 

Start whipping your cream. After about a minute or so add your sugar and vanilla.  Add sugar and vanilla according to taste. For a half quart I usually add about a tablespoon of sugar and a teaspoon of vanilla. 
Continue whipping until the whip cream starts to make small peaks.

If you have to store in the refrigerator use a fork to whip your cream a bit before serving.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Let it Snow...Snowballs Recipe and Blog Hop

I have teamed up today for our monthly blog hop to share with you a little snow.  
So way back when I was a little sprout my grandma use to make these yummy little desserts every Christmas.  She made dozens of them and delivered them to here neighbors and family.  I loved them.  And then I grew up and life happened and she stopped making them.   So about 8 years ago I asked every member of my extended family what there favorite "grandma" recipes were.  You know you all have those favorite recipes that Grandmas makes, right? Well the Snowball recipe was revived. I compiled the recipes and made a cook book of all grannies recipes. Each m;ember of my family has a cookbook.  Most of them still use the cookbook at least once a week.  

So move forward 8 years, I am finally getting around to making these yummy little treats!  They truly are to die for.  My cute little neighbor calls them Hawaiian Snowballs.  They are delicious!  Check out my post on how to make these for your next party or just because they are so good.

snowball dessert via www.freetimefrolics.com #recipe #dessert
Snowball Dessert Recipe

Friday, January 3, 2014

White Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallow Cocoa Sticks

Just before Christmas I found these delightful Marshmallows.  I love anything Peppermint. So I grabbed a bag and took them home.  These yummy cloud like treats are about the size of silver dollars.  I just had to make something delicious with them.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Easy Chicken and Rice Soup Recipe

Easy Chicken & Rice soup www.freetimefrolics.com

Here in Idaho winter has rolled in.  We were blessed this November to have mild weather.  But December is already proving to be cold and blistery.  I love snuggling down with a hot bowl of soup on a cold day.  I made Chicken and Rice soup the other day and my kids loved it.(it is hard to please 4 kids some days)  So today I am sharing my recipe for Chicken and Rice Soup.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Chubby Hubby Mousse Bites

I love Chocolate, peanut butter and pretzels together. Don't you?  So I took a recipe from last year  (Mousse Balls) and added a little twist!  These yummy Chubby Hubby Mousse Bites are to die for. You can ask my Fitness friend Andie from Maybe I Will.  She ate two of them.  And that is saying a lot from someone who works out twice a day and is a super health nut!  Make up a quick batch and take them to neighbors.  I promise you will be asked for this recipe!
Chubby Hubby Mousse Bites via www.freetimefrolics.com #dessert #chubbyhubby

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Easy, 5 Ingredient Pumpkin Bread Recipe


I love Pumpkin Bread, it is one of my favorite treats. Especially this time of year.  I wanted an easy way to make Pumpkin Bread with out all the work.  I decided to try my hand at making this yummy treat with a light, airy texture and flavor.  This Pumpkin Bread came out perfect!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Almost Lasagna (Recipe)

This recipe is one of my favorites!  It tastes just like lasagna but so much easier to to. You can add extras to pack a punch or just leave it the way it is for your picky eaters. Serve it up with a side salad and garlic bread and your meal is complete! I love doubling this meal and putting one in the freezer for when I need a quick dinner.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Hot Drinks on Cold Winter Nights: Hot chocolate & Wassail Recipes

Over the years I have tried and tested many recipes for Hot cocoa and Wassail. With the holidays around the corner I thought it would be fun to share my favorite hot drinks for those cold winter nights, snowman making, or Christmas caroling.  First up is my favorite creamy hot cocoa mix just the way we like it!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Cheesy Chicken & Corn Chowder

A few weeks ago I spent the afternoon preparing and freezing corn.  I was able to get 12 quart bags of corn.  Yummy! I decided to find a great chowder recipe for my sweet corn. I found a few that looked good but not exactly what I wanted. So that means I make up my own.  I wanted mine to have lots of veggies, meat and cheese.  So I came up with this chowder that was delicious and filling.  Add a a slice of my fresh homemade wheat bread and you have the perfect meal on a cold day. 

Monday, September 16, 2013

Maple & Brown Sugar Applesauce {Blender Style}

Apple Season is just about here. I love drying, juicing and saucing them.  My kids love to head to grandma's house and pick bushels of them to eat. So this year while canning with my buddies we decide to make Maple Brown Sugar Blender Applesauce.  
This apple sauce is so easy to make.  Here is how we made it.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Easy Lunch Box Ideas for Back to School!

With school starting its time to start thinking about school lunch!  I have a couple of picky kids. So when it come time to packing a lunch we tend to put the same things in our boxes everyday.    I have been searching the internet world over for awesome lunch ideas. I want easy and nutritious for my kids.    No boxed stuff if I can help it.  So today I am sharing my lunch ideas.  Most are homemade and I even had my older boys make them.
Check out my KPVI segement below. I am sharing all these amazing meals!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Soft Ginger Molasses Cookies {Recipe}

One of my favorite cookies were the soft molasses cookies they use to sell in the bag with the white icing on top.  As a kid we didn't get them very often, but I loved it when we did.  Over the years they were harder to find.  So when I was visiting Pennsylvania several years ago I visited an Amish Bakery.  They had the most amazing baked goods! I was so excited when I found the Molasses cookies!  I savored each bite!  When I got home I searched for a recipe that would be similar to that amazing flavor I loved. I finally found one.  This recipe makes the most amazing soft ginger molasses cookies.  They come out of the oven crispy on the outside and soft in the middle.  I dare say they are even better the next day!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Goldfish Cheese Puffs {Snack Mix}

With summer in full swing, my sons has a few camping trips coming up.  I saw these new Goldfish Puffs at Target and decided to give them a try.  My Son is just about to turn 12, so regular goldfish are good but he is getting older and his taste are changing.  These new Goldfish puffs are right up a teenagers alley.  I decided to turn these Yummy Goldfish Puffs into a fantastic trail mix for all the boys to eat around the campfire.  
Goldfish Puffs

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