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Recipe Corner — Family Recipes and Quick-Fix Meals

pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

So it has been a really long time since I’ve posted anything here, but we tried this recipe out tonight and it was SO good and SO easy that I wanted to share. It got two big thumbs up from the kids!

1 box spice cake mix
1 can pure pumpkin
1/2 bag mini chocolate chips (12 oz. bag)

In a medium size bowl, stir spice cake mix and can of pumpkin together until well mixed. If it is too thick to mix well, you can add just a little splash of milk to help, but it should stay pretty thick. Dump in about half a bag of mini chocolate chips and stir in (half a bag really is enough). Scoop into spoon-size balls onto cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes.

You can also easily make these into muffins, just bake a little bit longer.


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The kids and I were eating sandwiches and pretzels for lunch today and I was craving something sweet. I pulled out some raisins, and then suddenly decided some Nutella sounded good.  I wasn’t sure what I wanted to eat it on, but I wanted it. Moments after, this tasty snack was born.  It’s a super easy, semi-healthy snack that the kids can even make for themselves.

Mini pretzels

Dip the edge of a mini pretzel into the Nutella (a little goes a long way), then dip into a pile of raisins so that 3-4 raisins stick to the Nutella.  Put in your mouth and enjoy the chocolaty, salty, sweet goodness!


Blueberry Banana Bread

July 23, 2010

This is basically my old standby banana bread recipe with blueberries added in, however I did make a couple of modifications.  We’ve been making efforts towards healthier eating (not that banana bread is exactly healthy), so I’ve been trying to incorporate whole wheat flour into some of my recipes.  In this one I substituted 1 […]

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Apple Dumplings

May 9, 2010

These are the easiest apple dumplings you will ever make and they are so delicious, you never need to try another recipe. A friend linked to this apple dumpling recipe on Pioneer Woman’s site and I just had to try it. It was definitely a keeper, so I’m linking to it here to share with […]

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Sandwich Wraps

October 7, 2009

I know the idea of this is nothing new, but I wanted to share a quick meal idea that has been working for us lately.  On those days that you just need to throw together a quick dinner, these sandwich wraps are perfect.  Call them wraps, roll-ups, or whatever you want, these are so easy […]

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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

September 15, 2009

Ingredients: 2 cloves chopped garlic* 1 can garbanzo beans (chickpeas) 3 Tbsp Tahini (sesame paste) 2 Tbsp lemon juice 1/2 cup chopped Roasted Red Peppers Directions: With food processor turned on, drop garlic cloves in and chop.  Drain garbanzo beans and set liquid aside.  Add beans, tahini, lemon juice, and red peppers to food processor […]

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Monkey Bread

May 19, 2009

A few years ago, when my son first started going to day care, I discovered the deliciousness that is Monkey Bread. His day care provider made it occasionally for breakfast and after tasting it I demanded to have the recipe.  I saw a recipe for it posted on another site the other day and decided […]

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Mexican Casserole

May 17, 2009

I first found this recipe over at Blissfully Domestic, but I’ve adapted it just a little by adding black beans. My family loves it! It’s a quick and easy meal and is perfect for big family get togethers because it is filling and everyone can top it their own way! Ingredients: 2 pounds ground beef, […]

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Banana Bread

February 24, 2009

Bananas are a big favorite in my house (although sadly my baby girl can no longer have them) so we usually have a few laying around.  The only problem is, I like to eat the bananas when they are still just a tiny bit green.  That means I pretty much have a one day window […]

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Oreo Cookie Bark

February 23, 2009

A co-worker passed this recipe along to me just after the holidays and I completely forgot about it until this weekend.  When I found it attached to my fridge, I knew I had to make up a batch.  With only four ingredients, this is super easy to make.  It’s also a great recipe for the […]

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