Recipes



Fire-Free S’more Rice Krispie Treat Recipe

Posted by on May 26, 2010 in Popular Posts: Recipes | 4 comments

Fire-Free S’more Rice Krispie Treat Recipe

Don’t you just love the beginning of summer?  Almost overnight the stores are suddenly stocked with red-check tablecloths, freezer pops, hot dogs and boatloads of these… I just can’t help myself.  We don’t even have a fire pit but somehow I couldn’t stop my hands from adding these scrumptious s’more supplies to my cart last week.  Of course, once I got home I had to think of a way to use them.  I thought to myself, hmm…rice krispies are good with marshmallows, graham crackers are good with...

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Totally Guilt-Free Poppy Seed Salad Dressing

Posted by on May 6, 2010 in Popular Posts: Recipes | 1 comment

Totally Guilt-Free Poppy Seed Salad Dressing

As I mentioned earlier, we’re trying to slim down a little here at our house.  After all, what’s the use of running for miles on the treadmill if the food we eat racks up boatloads of calories anyway?  One of my favorite light lunches lately is a simple salad with chicken and strawberries and my favorite light dressing – sweet poppy seed. The store varieties of poppy seed dressing can pack in as much a 120 calories per tablespoon so I make my own ‘diet’ version.  Trust me when I say that it’s a cinch to...

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Totally Addictive Cinnamon Roasted Pecans

Posted by on Dec 11, 2009 in Best of MeckMom, Popular Posts: Recipes | 20 comments

Totally Addictive Cinnamon Roasted Pecans

Don’t you just love it when you find a recipe that everyone begs you for?  I’ve made these addictive pecans for neighborhood gifts, teacher presents, and holiday parties and I always get requests for the recipe.  I love to make them because they’re incredibly easy, they make my house smell fantastic, and I can make them weeks before I’ll need them.  I found the original recipe at AllRecipes.com – my favorite recipe site.  I’ve made a few adjustments over the years, but I still owe credit to the original...

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Scrumptious and Simple Honey Wheat Bread Recipe

Posted by on May 17, 2009 in Best of MeckMom, Popular Posts: Recipes | 30 comments

Scrumptious and Simple Honey Wheat Bread Recipe

Sorry, guys.  I know I promised this post yesterday but life got in the way.  For those of you anxiously waiting, here’s the recipe I mentioned in my last post. I tried out and adapted several different wheat bread recipes and finally settled on this one for three basic reasons.  1 – It’s made entirely from food storage ingredients (no refrigerated items needed).  2 – The finished product is good for sandwiches or toast.  3 – It freezes really well so I can make four loaves in one batch and have enough to...

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How to Make a Giant Hostess Cupcake

Posted by on Apr 27, 2009 in Popular Posts: Recipes | 4 comments

How to Make a Giant Hostess Cupcake

This month marked my son’s first birthday.  As tradition holds in our family, this big milestone entitles him to his very first super-chocolatey cake.  I wanted to make something fun but I also wanted it to be inexpensive and easy (because I knew that most of the cake was destined to hit the floor).  After doing a little research for ideas online, I decided on a giant Hostess cupcake cake. I found several sites offering elaborate recipes for creating this type of cake but I wasn’t up for that kind of time...

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Quick and easy Pancakes

Posted by on Apr 5, 2007 in Popular Posts: Recipes | 2 comments

Quick and easy Pancakes

A special thanks to Mary and Amy for reminding me of this one. They were helping me pack my kitchen last week when we came across my one of my favorite breakfast tools. I must admit, a dollar store ketchup bottle doesn’t look like much, but when it comes to making pretty pancakes in a hurry, it gets the job done. When I found this idea, I had 3 kids under 4. The kids had a hard time cutting their own pancakes and I found cutting them too time consuming. I tried making smaller pancakes the traditional way, but the end result was a bunch...

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