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Apple Pie Muffins: Fall Foods!

I love to bake!! Fall brings out my need to bake, there is something about the cooler weather that always makes me want comfort food. I especially like to cook with fall ingredients so I love to find anything I can bake with apples and pumpkin, like these apple pie muffins. Lucky for me we live near apple country so I have access to lovely fresh-picked apples right from the farm.

We love taking the kids and enjoying a great day at the apple farm running around picking apples, laughing, and chatting with the kids. We have dinner at a restaurant in the town and we make it a slow-going enjoyable fall day.

When we come home we like to find ways to use the apples. We, of course, enjoy some in lunches and as snacks but we also cook a lot of them that weekend and can them for future use. I prep them for pies, and we make muffins. I really love this Apple Pie Muffins recipe. My kids enjoy eating them for breakfast, as a snack in their lunches, or as an afternoon snack. What I love best about the recipe is that I can alter it if I need too. We like to eat things with less sugar, so we substitute  half of the sugar with applesauce (which also gives it a moister/more apple taste!)

Apple pie muffins

Be sure to go check out Damn Delicious’ recipe now. It is the best we have tried so far! Be sure to check out the other amazing recipes when you are there!

Breakfast for Mom: Triple Berry French Toast

It is going to be Mother’s Day, which means we get a BREAK! It doesn’t happen often, so we take what we can get. So this Mother’s Day give this easy recipe to your kids and let them and Dad get to work on a yummy breakfast for mom (you).

Thanks to Mom on Timeout, Trish, we can now enjoy a delicious restaurant worthy breakfast this Mother’s Day.

Triple Berry French Toast Casserole is a sweet and simple mom-worthy recipe that will wow even the bestsellers Top Chef! It can be prepared the night before and popped in to the oven in the morning. Then just sprinkle with sugar and garnish with fresh berries and whipped cream to surprise your Mom. Head on over to Mom on Timeout for the full tutorial.

breakfast for mom

Don’t forget to have a sweet setup for mom, including her favorite tea, juice, or coffee. Happy Mother’s Day!!

Holiday Hunger: Sweet Santa Pancakes

Holiday Hunger: Sweet Santa Pancakes

The holidays are a pretty big deal around here. We try to make them special, after all, our kids are only little once and we want to soak up all the sweet holiday memories we can while they are still interested in participating. We love to create fun dishes that will keep the kids interested in eating, make the meal seem extra special, and give us all a little laugh. For Christmas this year we found this really fun pancake idea on Tumblr. It is simple to make, easy to craft, and will make everyone smile on Christmas morning.

Our kids love pancakes, so this was a no brainer, but it would work just as well on waffles or French toast. Just keep the French toast whole instead of cutting it in half. We can make this fairly quickly Christmas morning without a whole lot of stress or time. Plus, we love the idea of cooking all together after opening presents.

What You Will Need:

Pancakes (or waffles or French toast)
Whip cream (we used whip in a can dairy free but you can use cool whip or anything you prefer)
Chocolate syrup

What You Will Do:

1. Take your pancake and place it on the plate. Slice your strawberries, first remove the stem then slice them in half.
2. Take your whip and make a line across the top of the pancake. Now place your strawberries flame side down and cover the top half above the whip line.
3. Next build a beard with your whip on the bottom half of the pancake, leave a blank space in the middle for santos face.
4. Now take your chocolate syrup and draw two eyes and a smile. Take a strawberry half and place it in the middle of the pancake for Santa’s nose.
5. Enjoy your sweet Santa pancake!