Tropical Green Smoothie

Tropical Green SmoothieYears ago, I was not interested in trying a green smoothie. I thought that green smoothies wouldn’t taste good and that they would taste gross, especially with spinach in it. After talking with a few people who did drink green smoothies and loved them, I figured it wouldn’t hurt to at least give it a try. I made a bunch of different green smoothie recipes, and I’ll be honest, there were some we liked, and there were some we didn’t like. After trying out multiple green smoothie recipes, this Tropical Green Smoothie is by far my favorite and my family’s favorite. My kids regularly ask if I will make this green smoothie and if they can help pour the ingredients into the blender. It’s so easy to make and it’s only four ingredients! And what I love most is that it gives us more greens and fruit in our diet.

When making green smoothies, I highly suggest that you invest in a good blender that will blend up the spinach really fine. My husband gave me a Ninja Blender as a Christmas gift, and it’s been a really good blender. I know people who have a Blendtec Blenders and they are really good, high-quality blenders, but the Ninja Blender was more affordable for us and it works great and blends the spinach up into tiny, fine pieces.

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The Best Light & Fluffy Homemade Biscuits

Easy homemade biscuits recipe


The Best Light & Fluffy Homemade BiscuitsThis simple homemade biscuits recipe is easy to make with only 6 ingredients, and it creates the best light and fluffy biscuits.


My mother made this simple homemade biscuits recipe regularly when I was a child, and I just love them. They are light and fluffy biscuits and taste wonderful with some butter and a drizzle of honey or jam on top. These are seriously the best biscuits that I now make regularly for my family.

And this easy homemade biscuits recipe is quick to make because it’s only 6 ingredients. I usually make them when our family has soup for dinner. Then we either take a biscuit and dip it in our soup, or eat it on the side with honey.

By the way, you’ll want to check out these 12 Favorite Soup Recipes that my family loves because they are all really good recipes too, and they’ll go great with these simple homemade biscuits.


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One Pan Garlic Parmesan Pasta

One Pan Garlic Parmesan PastaThis One Pan Garlic Parmesan Pasta is a delicious dinner and it’s an easy recipe. I love that you place all the ingredients into a pot after you saute the garlic, and then you let it simmer for 20 minutes until done. Serve it with some bread and a side of vegetables and dinner is on the table.  To change up the recipe, you could also add cooked chicken to the top to make it a garlic Parmesan chicken pasta dish. Here is how to make the recipe:

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Caramel Cheesecake Bars

Caramel Cheesecake BarsThese Caramel Cheesecake Bars have a yummy gooey caramel topping, a delicious cheesecake filling and a sweet graham cracker crust. I took the caramel cheesecake bars to a luncheon get together and everyone who tried it said it tasted delicious. The caramel kept dripping off each bar of cheesecake as I took it from the pan and placed it onto a plate. It was quite the challenge to get good pictures of the bars because of the gooey caramel, but it was worth making this sweet treat. I ate more bars than I should have because they were so good. This is a recipe you’ll want to make, so be sure to save it and pin it for later!

Caramel Cheesecake Bars

One kitchen item I wish I would have had while I was making the caramel was a candy thermometer. Because then I would have known exactly when the caramel reached the temperature of 225 degrees F. But since I didn’t have a candy thermometer, once I thought the caramel had boiled long enough I would drop a small amount of it in cool water to see if it would form a ball. The caramel still turned out being delicious.

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Chicken Enchilada Tortilla Chip Casserole

Chicken Enchilada Tortilla Chip CasseroleI made this Chicken Enchilada Tortilla Chip Casserole on a day when I needed an easy dish to put into the oven quickly. I took already cooked shredded chicken from the freezer and thawed it in the microwave while I mixed together ingredients to create a sauce. Once the chicken was thawed, I added it to the sauce mixture and then poured it over the tortilla chips that had been placed in a casserole dish. After sprinkling the top with cheese, it was ready to place in the oven to bake. It only took about 10 minutes to prep! Below is the recipe for the Chicken Enchilada Tortilla Chip Casserole:

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Slow Cooker Ranch Chicken Tacos

Slow Cooker Ranch Chicken TacosI’m a fan of simple, easy crock pot meals that taste good and that my family will love to eat. And these Slow Cooker Ranch Chicken Tacos are one of those delicious meals that my family loves. It only took me 5 minutes to put the ingredients in the crock pot for dinner. This is a great meal to do for the family on a day that is busy for you and your family.

Here is how to make the Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos:

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Delicious Zucchini Brownies

zucchini brownies

I had extra zucchini from my garden so I made these delicious Zucchini Brownies this week, and my family couldn’t stop eating them. They were so good! My mother-in-law also happen to stop by and we gave her one. She loved it so much that she took a brownie home with her. So these Zucchini Brownies and really yummy! If you have zucchini from the garden you need to use, then be sure to make this recipe for your family. They’ll love it!


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Homemade Apple Pie Filling

Homemade Apple Pie Filling Bottled I love the smell of a fresh apple pie cooking in the oven when the weather is turning cooler outside. And I especially love making this homemade Apple Pie Filling because once it’s completed it’s so easy to put an apple pie in the oven within minutes.



When making this recipe, I used to peel, core and cut all of my apples using a knife, but I finally invested in a Johnny Apple Peeler. I wish I would have purchased it years ago because it would have saved me so much time! It peels, cores and slices the apples and really makes the process of adding the apples to the jars so much faster. And my little ones love helping me use the apple peeler. It’s a good product you’ll want to look into having if you plan to make homemade apple pie every year.

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The Best Soft And Chewy Snickerdoodle Cookies

The Best Soft & Chewy Snickerdoodle CookiesThe best soft and chewy snickerdoodles cookie recipe that is coated with cinnamon and sugar.  And it’s an easy snickerdoodle recipe to make!


For the past month, my daughter has been asking me to make snickerdoodle cookies. I made this easy snickerdoodle recipe, and they are so good! They are seriously the best snickerdoodles I’ve ever had! And they are the best soft and chewy snickerdoodles.  We loved them so much that I made them three times within two weeks. Mostly we just ate them, but we did give some away to neighbors too.

Before explaining how to make this snickerdoodle recipe, here are the answers to some questions that are asked regularly about snickerdoodles.

What Is The Difference Between A Sugar Cookie And A Snickerdoodle?

Snickerdoodles are sometimes referred to as sugar cookies, but there is a difference between the two. The main difference is that snickerdoodles are rolled in a cinnamon sugar mixture making them more cinnamon flavored. Sugar cookies don’t have any cinnamon in them.

Another difference is the cream of tartar. When I make sugar cookies, I use cream of tartar. But this is a chewy snickerdoodle recipe without cream of tartar. However, there are sugar cookie recipes that don’t use cream of tarter, and there are snickerdoodle recipes that do use cream of tartar. So it really depends on the recipe when it comes to cream of tartar.


Why Did My Snickerdoodles Go Flat?

There are some reasons that snickerdoodles go flat. Here are a few solutions to help ensure that your snickerdoodles don’t go flat.

Baking with cold dough will prevent the dough from spreading, so be sure to chill the dough for an hour or two before baking.

I roll my dough into a circle, but you could try making the dough taller and more like a cylinder. This will help so the middle of the snickerdoodle cookie stays soft and chewy.

Make sure not to over-cream the butter and sugar mixture in the mixer. Only mix it for a minute or two to make sure it’s combined and to ensure it’s not over-mixed.

Also, adding too little flour can cause cookies to be flat, greasy and crispy. So try adding a little more flour to the recipe.


Can You Freezer Snickerdoodles?

Yes, you can freeze snickerdoodle cookie dough balls.

To do this, first roll the dough into balls, then place them on a cookie sheet and put them in the freezer for 1-2 hours to flash freeze them. Flash freezing helps so the cookie dough balls don’t stick together in one big lump when frozen.

Transfer the cookies to a freezer bag, label the outside and place the bag in the freezer for up to 3 months.

To bake the cookies, thaw them in the refrigerator overnight, then roll the balls in the cinnamon sugar topping. Place them on a cookie sheet prepared with parchment paper and bake them according to the snickerdoodle cookie recipe.




the best soft and chewy snickerdoodles

Here is the process how to make the best snickerdoodle cookies. This is a chewy snickerdoodle recipe without cream of tarter.

First, prepare the dough by using the recipe below. Once the snickerdoodle cookie dough is formed, roll the dough into 1-inch balls. Then roll the balls in the cinnamon sugar mixture and place them on a cookie sheet that has been prepared with parchment paper.



Snickerdoodle Cookies Cooked on Baking Sheet

Bake cookies at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. I always take my cookies out at 8 minutes because I like them really soft and chewy. The snickerdoodles may not look like they are done, but once you take them out and let them sit on the cookie pan for a few minutes, they always turn out just right, which is soft and chewy inside.

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Easy Crock Pot Glazed Sweet Rolls

Easy Crock Pot Glazed Sweet RollsThis past week I was in the mood for some sweet rolls, and so I made these easy Crock Pot Glazed Sweet Rolls. I placed them in the crock pot in the early afternoon so they would be ready for my girls to eat when they came home from school. They really loved this warm treat as part of their afternoon snack. These Glazed Sweet Rolls are so easy to make. I had them in the crock pot in less than 10 minutes. Plus they tasted good too!


Glazed Sweet Rolls in Crock Pot

After lining a crock pot with parchment paper, take refrigerated buttermilk biscuits and dip each one in butter and then in a brown sugar and cinnamon mixture. Then place them in the crock pot. Place a paper towel over the top of the crock pot before putting the lid on. This will help keep moisture from falling onto the rolls.

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