Oatmeal Quinoa Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Oatmeal Quinoa Chocolate Chip Cookies are toddler friendly, mom approved cookies that are packed full of nutrition but satisfy a craving for a big soft chocolate chip cookie!These Oatmeal Quinoa Chocolate Chip Cookies are toddler friendly, mom approved cookies that are packed full of nutrition but satisfy a craving for a big soft chocolate chip cookie!

Here’s a quickie for you, friends!  None of the normal step by steps with this one because, well, with a tantrum-ing toddler in the house, nothing goes as planned these days. Except these Oatmeal Quinoa Chocolate Chip Cookies which have become my new favorite healthy snack!

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Whole Wheat Honey Oat Bread

This Whole Wheat Honey Oat Bread is the perfect healthy, hearty, sandwich bread and easy enough for any new bread baker to make!This Whole Wheat Honey Oat Bread is the perfect healthy, hearty, sandwich bread and easy enough for any new bread baker to make!

Haaapppyyyy New Year, friends!  How’s everyone doing with their resolutions so far into this first week of the New Year? Although I didn’t really set any this year, after the success of this Whole Wheat Honey Oat Bread, I’m taking that as a hint that I need to resolve to make more breads and add more gluten to my New Year!  😉 

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3 Classic Cream of Soups From Scratch

3 classic Cream Of Soups that you can stop buying cans for because the From Scratch versions are not only more delicious, but incredibly easy to make!

Were almost there, friends!  Just a few more days until Christmas.  I had originally planned to get this out to you all earlier this week but just before I was about to send this out to you, I got a call from daycare and my baby girl ended up having to have emergency surgery. Needless to say it’s been a whirlwind of terror, worry, and stress, of but I’m sooooo happy to report she’s making a full recovery and we’re headed home tomorrow.  So while she sleeps soundly for her (hopefully) last night in a hospital ever, here it is:  A one stop shop for not 1, not 2, but 3 Classic Cream of Soups From Scratch to help cut out a can or two from your holiday cooking!

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Crock Pot Chicken and Stuffing From Scratch

It’s a whole chicken and stuffing dinner made right in your crock pot, except this Crock Pot Chicken and Stuffing From Scratch is made without any canned or boxed ingredients!It's a whole chicken and stuffing dinner made right in your crock pot.  But this Crock Pot Chicken and Stuffing From Scratch is made without any canned or boxed ingredients!

Are we really two weeks past Thanksgiving already?!  I already miss the stuffing.  But oh!  We had some of our Copycat Boxed Stuffing Mix From Scratch and I knew exactly what I had to make. Now I know you’ve seen this recipe on Pinterest.  My girl Stephanie over at The Cozy Cook made this recipe a couple of years ago and I have been drooling over it ever since.  But I needed to “from scratch” a few key ingredients first.  Enter Homemade Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup and Copycat Boxed Stuffing Mix From Scratch and boom:  Crock Pot Chicken and Stuffing From Scratch!  Yaaaasss.

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Leftover Turkey Pot Pie From Scratch

The best part about cooking a whole turkey?  The fact that you can make a homemade stock and use some of the meat for this Leftover Turkey Pot Pie From Scratch! The best part about cooking a whole turkey?  The fact that you can make a homemade stock and use some of the meat for this Leftover Turkey Pot Pie From Scratch!

Friends!  How were your Thanksgivings?  I hope they were filled with significantly more pie than family drama and soo much turkey that you have tons of leftovers!  We had a sick baby so our day was wonderfully low key at home.  My husband’s best friend came over for dinner as he does every year, and for the 3 and 3/4 of us, we had a beautiful 15 lb bird. Waayy more than we needed, but that ensured we could all have plenty of leftovers!  Is it terrible that before dinner was even over I was already dreaming of this Leftover Turkey Pot Pie From Scratch?  😉 

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Copycat Boxed Stuffing Mix From Scratch

No need for a box.  Put that stale bread to use and make your own Copycat Boxed Stuffing Mix From Scratch!No need for a box.  Put that stale bread to use and make your own Copycat Boxed Stuffing Mix From Scratch!

In honor of Turkey Day coming this week (um how did that happen?!) I have this goodie for you guys.  Ahh the good ol’ box stuffing mix made on the stove. You all know the classic red box I’m talking about.  Staple in our house growing up.  Stuffing made in minutes – what could be better?  Well, how about a stuffing mix that can be made in advance so you can still have stuffing in just minutes- but from scratch?!  Guys… I know. This Copycat Boxed Stuffing Mix From Scratch has just changed my stuffing world because it has all the same convenience with all of the homemade love. 

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Homemade Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup

No can needed.  Make your own Homemade Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup from scratch in just 10 minutes! No can needed.  Make your own Homemade Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup from scratch in just 10 minutes!

Happy November, friends!  That means it’s the start of the holiday cooking / baking season!  And what’s a staple in a lot of those comforting casserole classics?  That’s right, that good ol’ Campbell’s can of condensed cream soup.  Those cans used to be staples in my pantry growing up. But recently we realized just how easy it is to make them from scratch!  Especially this Homemade Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup which can be whipped up in just 10 minutes!  Game. Changgeerrrr.

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Homemade Crispy Sesame Chicken

    Skip the take-out and make your very own Homemade Crispy Sesame Chicken with simple and easy ingredients you already have in your pantry!Skip the take-out and make your very own Homemade Crispy Sesame Chicken with simple and easy ingredients you already have in your pantry!  

Guys.  It’s allllll the Asian flavors up in this house these days. From our Sweet and Spicy Sriracha Chicken Thighs, to 20 Minute Sweet and Spicy Noodles, and Homemade Hot and Sour Soup, and now this Homemade Crispy Sesame Chicken, our weekly menu has been sooooo deliciously Asian.

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Homemade Hot and Sour Soup

It’s both spicy and sour and loaded with pork and mushrooms.  Skip the take-out and make this Homemade Hot and Sour Soup at home! It's both spicy and sour and loaded with pork and mushrooms.  Skip the take-out and make this Homemade Hot and Sour Soup at home! 

What’s your favorite thing about fall?  The changing leaves?  The crisp mornings?  The everything Pumpkin Spice?  For me, those first two for sure, but definitely not the last.  For me, it’s not Pumpkin Spice season, it is soup season.  And even though the weather here has been gloriously sunny and dry (not at all like a normal Pacific NW fall), still the leaves have been changing and the mornings have been delightfully crisp.  Winter is coming… soooo we kicked off Soup Season with this new favorite: Homemade Hot and Sour Soup!

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