Recipe: Bacon, Egg, and Hashbrown Casserole

Bacon, Egg, and Hashbrown Casserole Recipe

 

I feel as if I’m cheating here. I don’t have pictures because I wasn’t planning on posting this recipe. Next time I make it (which should be sometime in the next couple of weeks), I’ll take pictures and update this post. Pictures aren’t the only updates I’ll need, but I’ll explain that in a bit. I posted about this in passing on Facebook (as a post about how much my 13yo eats), and several people have asked for the recipe.

I’m sure this would be a good brunch recipe, but we always have it for supper. I also used to make with ham, and I posted that recipe a while back. This is only a slight variation of that recipe. Read the whole thing before you start, because I’m in the midst of some experimentation and which direction you go will determine your pan and your ingredients. This is a little convoluted and I apologize. I will clean it all up when I get it figured out. I hope it’s enough that you can make your own version. Continue reading

Free Fall Recipes from eMeals + Giveaway

Free fall recipes from eMeals + Giveaway
What’s for dinner tonight? Don’t know? What about tomorrow? It can be really frustrating when your family actually wants food night after night, but it’s even more so when you have to plan day-to-day. Or worse — shop day-to-day. Experts say the best way to save money (and your sanity, I might add) is to shop with a list.

That list doesn’t do you much good, though, if the only thing on it is milk, bread, and chocolate chip cookies. (Don’t worry. I’m not going to suggest you skip the chocolate chip cookies. I wouldn’t mind if you threw one this way, though.) With eMeals, you not only get a weekly meal plan, you get a fabulous app that generates a shopping list for you! You can even add your own items to the list! (Don’t forget those cookies!) Continue reading

Back-to-school Popsicle Recipes from eMeals

School has started but it’s still ridiculously hot, so here are some healthy (Okay, not totally healthy, but it’s Nutella and chocolate!) popsicle recipes you can make with the kids. You can use the 20% off discount code SCHOOL along with their FREE Back to School Recipes Download with purchase of an eMeals subscription.

Organic Coconut Blueberry Popsicle

 

Organic Coconut Blueberry Popsicle

  • 1 1/2 cup organic coconut milk
  • 3/4 cup Greek vanilla yogurt
  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 Tablespoons organic shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup organic blueberries

In a glass mixing bowl, mix together coconut milk, honey, shredded coconut, and greek yogurt until well combined. Choose your favorite popsicle mold and fill until half inch from the top. Add blueberries into mixture by pushing them down into the mold, spreading them throughout the popsicle. Fill the remainder of the popsicle mold. Freeze overnight.

Mixed Fruit Popsicles

Mixed Fruit Popsicles

  • 1 kiwi, peeled and sliced
  • 1 peach, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup strawberries, sliced
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 2 cups Vita Coco coconut water (great brand to use because it’s sweet)

Combine all fruit in a mixing bowl and place in your favorite popsicle mold. Pour enough coconut water in each mold to just cover the fruit. Freeze overnight.

(Suggestion: taste your coconut water and see if it’s sweet enough prior to pouring into mold. If not, in a separate mixing bowl add coconut water and your favorite sweetener to taste. Then add to popsicle mold to cover fruit.”

Chocolate Nutella Popsicles

 

Chocolate Nutella Popsicles

  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate milk
  • 1/2 cup hazelnut spread
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix the chocolate milk and hazelnut spread together until well blended. Choose your favorite popsicle mold and fill to the rim and freeze overnight.


Emeals Recipe: Turkey-Bacon Tortilla Roll-Ups

The sound of the school bell ringing will soon be a normal part of your child’s day. Whether your child is 4 or 14, adjusting to school is never easy. This transition can be softened with the help of one of my favorite organizational tools, eMeals! eMeals provides you simple breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even dessert meal plans to help you easily and effectively plan meals for your family.

One of the new favorites is their kid-friendly meal plan. Each meal plan comes with a ready-made shopping list to help you get through the grocery store in no time flat! Sign up for eMeals now and you can get 2 bonuses:

Save 20% with code SCHOOL on any eMeals Meal Plan

A FREE Back to School Survival Guide filled with fun back to school recipes including 3 Power Breakfast Recipes, 2 Lunch Box Recipes, 2 Weeknight Dinners, 2 After School Snacks, and 1 Yummy Dessert!
You can see an example of one of the recipes from the Back to School kit below to enjoy with your kids.

Turkey-Bacon Tortilla Roll-Ups

Turkey-Bacon Tortilla Roll-Ups:

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 5 mins

Total: 15 mins

8 slices bacon

Mayonnaise

1 (8-oz) package store-bought guacamole

4 (8-inch) flour tortillas

1/4 lb thinly sliced deli turkey

1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (or any shredded cheese)

1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce (optional)

Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp; drain. Spread a thin layer of mayonnaise and guacamole over each tortilla.

Layer turkey, bacon and cheese on each tortilla. Add lettuce, if desired. Roll up tortillas, and cut in half. Makes 4 servings.

Free 4th of July Recipe from eMeals

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Ready for great food and good times on Independence Day? Get inspired with eMeals’ FREE Fourth of July Menu.

This menu includes:

Easy Baby Back Ribs
Bacon Potato Salad
Marinated Slaw
Crunch-Topped Squash Casserole
Watermelon Salad
Berry-Topped Thunder Cake

It is FREE with any eMeals subscription purchase, so check out 1 of their 60 meal plans on their website today to help you get dinner on the table in a snap every night. Now, onto the sneak peek recipe for Bacon Potato Salad from the July 4th menu!

Bacon Potato Salad:

4 lb Yukon Gold potatoes
2 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
6 slices bacon
1 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
3/4 teaspoon pepper
3 hard-cooked eggs, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup chopped tomato

1. Cook potatoes in boiling water to cover with 1 teaspoon salt 20 minutes or until tender; drain and cool 15 minutes.
2. Cook bacon until crisp.
3. Stir together mayonnaise, mustard, pepper and remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons salt in a large bowl.
4. Peel potatoes; cut into 1-inch pieces.
5. Add potatoes and eggs to mayonnaise mixture.
6. Stir in bacon.
7. Sprinkle with tomatoes.
8. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Recipe serves 8-10.

Twitter Party and Family Week Activities from eMeals

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Monday is National Family Day and eMeals is inviting you to celebrate with a Twitter party, prizes, and a free list of activities and recipes for your week!

RSVP now to enter to win over $300 worth of prizes in our Twitter Party on Monday from 10-11 am CST. Cascadian Farms, iMom, All Pro Dad, Skinny Ms, Living Well Spending Less and other sponsors are joining us.

Enjoy National Family Day with this FREE PDF with Family Week activities and recipes!

Check out these easy freezer-friendly recipes from eMeals.

When you join eMeals this month, you get a free Tailgating Meal Plan to make your game days easier and more relaxed!

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Recipe: Chicken Taco Soup

Chicken Taco Soup Recipe

I love this because it’s super-easy to make and will give you left-overs for a healthy lunch the next day or two. If you need to feed a crowd, I’ve included a note for that below the recipe. This is a not from-scratch recipe – it’s more a “semi-homemade” soup – but it can easily be adapted to be completely from scratch if you prefer. You can serve it with cornbread (jalapeno cornbread if you’re up for it), crackers, or corn chips. Continue reading