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This meal made me so happy!

Crock Pot French Toast - Love, Pasta, and a Tool Belt

It was my first crock pot breakfast success. After a failed attempt at crock pot oatmeal and crock pot grits I decided I could not give up. So I tried again with crock pot french toast and it turned out delicious! I have not had monkey bread in awhile but this reminded me of monkey bread. Valentine Day Cake: naturally coloured with beet pureé. The countdown to Valentine’s Day continues.

Valentine Day Cake: naturally coloured with beet pureé

It’s time to shift our focus to baking. I baked up some super cut heart tarts over on Red Ted Art last week. While we were out this weekend, I picked up a baking pan (at Target), that is designed to bake candy conversation heart shaped little cakes. So, baking a cake was in order. We are pretty lucky when it comes to kid food related sensitivities. Valentine Heart Cakes with Beet Pureé Serves 8 Heart shaped cakes and icing, coloured with beet pureé. 1/2 cup butter, room temperature 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar 3 large eggs 1 tsp vanilla 2 cups all purpose flour 1 tbsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 3/4 cup milk 1/4 cup beet pureé 1 cup icing sugar 1/4 tsp vanilla 1 tbsp water 1/4 tsp beet puree Wash beets, trim beet tops off and wrap beets individually in foil.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Whisk together icing sugar, water, vanilla and beet pureé...whisk until colour is blended. By Jen Farr Adapted from Martha Stewart Kitchen Counter Chronicles. My Fridge Food - recipes you already have in your fridge. 100 Days of NO Processed Meals – Crock Pot Style. Five Little Homesteaders: Homemade Candy Corns with *Less* of the Junk. I’m not one of those moms who forbids candy at Halloween.

Five Little Homesteaders: Homemade Candy Corns with *Less* of the Junk

We go trick or treating (last year was our first year, actually). We get candy, we eat it (in moderation) and we enjoy it. But I’m never THRILLED by all the sugar and junk that I’m filling my kids’ belly with (not to mention my OWN belly). So, this year I was determined to make some of my traditional favorites at home with less “junky” ingredients. The first thing I tackled was candy corns and I must say, I think they came out pretty good! Click below to see the full recipe and DIY. Ingredients1/4 cup honey1/2 tsp vanilla1 tbsp melted butter1/4 cup powdered sugar or maple sugar (if using maple sugar, be sure to give it a whirl in a small food processor or coffee grinder to make it more “powdery”)3/4 cup tapioca flour (+ a little more for kneading)Food Coloring (get natural food coloring here) Directions1. 3. 4.

Caramel Apple French Toast Casserole. This breakfast casserole just screams Fall!

Caramel Apple French Toast Casserole

And folks, I am so ready for Fall! My kids raved and raved over this, so I thought it would be a good addition to my Large Family Recipes page. You can also make this ahead of time and then pop it in the oven in the morning. Or enjoy it as a dessert! So yummy! 1 loaf of bread (I use our homemade whole wheat bread), cubed 8 oz cream cheese, cubed 2 apples, diced 6 eggs 1 c. milk 1 Tbsp cinnamon 3/4 c. butter 3/4 c. brown sugar 2 Tbsp maple syrup (you can use corn syrup) Place half of the bread cubes in a 10×15″ casserole dish.

In a saucepan, combine butter, brown sugar, and syrup and bring to a boil Pour over the top of the casserole. 8 Ways to Make Organic Food Coloring. By Sayward Rebhal, Networx The 21st century world is a very unnatural time to live in.

8 Ways to Make Organic Food Coloring

And for the most part, that’s just peachy keen. The Internet, for example, is one modern invention I’m pretty fond of. And I’m glad we have, you know, like . . . doctors, grocery stores, fire-resistant roofing materials and robotic vacuum cleaners that do all the work for you! Yes, postmodern living has its perks. The truth is that synthetic replacements just can’t stack up the real thing, and science doesn’t always have the answers. All of our needs can be met using real, ground-grown produce instead of laboratory engineered products.

Pink and Red You can use any number of options, but for a ton of color with almost no flavor, beets are your best bet. Alternately, you can also use any red fruit, like raspberries or pomegranate. 101 Easy Recipes - Back to School is here! - Blessed Beyond A Doubt.