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Feeding people is probably my biggest passion!

No time for breakfast! Egg Cupcakes

There are days when eleven o’clock rolls around and I will find myself devouring cupcakes because I didn’t make time for breakfast.  Now, I am not dissing cupcakes, I think everyone should enjoy a good cupcake, but probably not for breakfast and probably in moderation.  These little egg cups are a perfect way for me to eat while running around trying to control the insanity around me.  You can eat them while doing a multitude of chores and are great for eating in the car! Bonus, they keep me sated much longer than a banana or a piece of toast, so I am not seeking out second breakfast or elevensies.
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Just for Fun – Rainbow Frosting

Sometimes I just need a little fun and a little whimsy in my life.  I love to make cupcakes for the kids and give them a few bottles of sprinkles and let them go to town decorating before devouring their little creations.  It makes a huge mess but they have a blast and I have ten to twenty minutes to enjoy a cup of tea and relax.  The frosting that I am using here is a classic american buttercream.  This frosting takes about ten minutes to make and the recipe I am giving should make enough to frost at least a dozen cupcakes using a piping bag.  If you wanted to just spread the frosting on your cupcakes you could probably get two dozen frosted.
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Need dinner stat! Chicken Broccoli Ziti

Spent the day poolside – imagine relaxing by the pool, drink in hand, reading the latest issue of gourmet….that’s not what my day was like. Taking four kids to any sort of water activity should qualify as an Olympic event. Add to that, my five year old informing me my belly looks extra puffy in my bathing suit and it was just a stellar experience. So thankful for my older niece and nephew and nanny and papa helping. Yes, it takes five people to wrangle my four children at one pool, and every one over the age of seven is now exhausted from the experience.  Regardless of all of that, dinner still needs to get on the table. So, I turn to chicken broccoli ziti (actually penne today), this is always a favorite. This is a go to meal for pot lucks, or bringing meals to new parents. It takes about a half hour to throw together and tastes terrific.
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Late Night Snack I need Caramel

Oh my goodness I love Caramel!  I find myself sometimes staring blankly at a wall just dreaming about a sundae made with coffee ice cream, caramel, whipped cream and topped with walnuts.  Excuse me while I wipe drool off of my laptop.  Caramel is just one of those things that makes most things better.  Chocolate cake? Yum. Chocolate cake with warm caramel sauce drizzled all over it? GET IN MY BELLY NOW! Apples? Healthy delicious snack. Dipped in caramel?  Not so healthy, so much more delicious snack!!
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Grey Monday, Roasted Chicken

Roasted chicken is my oldest sons second favorite food, following chicken pot pie.  I don’t know that he actually likes chicken that much, but he loves gravy.  He feels that gravy should be a soup that is just enjoyed on its own, but being the meanest, I don’t allow that. I love making a chicken on a Monday, I can use leftovers on salads or for sandwiches all week long.  Every so often I will throw two birds in the oven and use one to make a chicken pot pie later in the week.
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Back from Vacation, time for Spaghetti and Meatballs

IMG_9611Our family just had an awesome two weeks away in beautiful Maine.  We went to the beach, rode bikes, picked strawberries, and just simply relaxed.  I went to the grocery store at the start of our vacation and got some super easy foods so I could get a week off too.  Chicken nuggets, the blue box of mac n cheese, hot dogs….my kids would be in heaven right?!  No, no my kids wanted Spaghetti and meatballs.  All vacation long when I would yell out what was for dinner, I would get big “AWE, we wanted meatballs”.  So, now that we are home its time to make the kids happy.  What an awful vacation they must have endured, right?
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