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It is a good thing I love working out because I also love food! I love experimenting in the kitchen, trying to make a recipe to taste just right. Could I make…. taste like the one I had at that restaurant last week? Could I make…. cheaper and just as tasty as my favorite brand?

A list of simple recipes including desserts, snacks, breakfast, and dinner recipes.

Sometimes the experiments don’t work, but those that do I share.

cheater cherry cheesecake (medium)


Ice cream sandwich cake

Simplest Icing Ever

Cheater Cherry Cheesecake

Simplest Fudge Ever

3 Minute Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

Wacky Cake

Chocolate Truffle Icing (great on top of Wacky Cake)

Brownies (my made over version has less fat)

Dirt Cake

Chocolate Truffles

Healthier Peanut Butter Balls

Dirt Cake Bark

No machine needed peppermint candy ice cream takes under 5 minutes to prepare

No Machine Needed Ice Cream Recipes 

Peppermint Cookie Ice Cream 

Peppermint Candy Ice Cream

Chocolate Brownie Ice Cream

Nerds Ice Cream

How to change just about any cookie recipe into a cookie bar recipe (medium)


Chocolate Chip Cookie S’mores

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

How To Make From Scratch Cookies Faster

Dad’s Cookies

Brownie Bite Cookies

Unbaked Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies (using coconut oil and white whole wheat flour)


Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

20 Tips For Fabulous Sugar Cookies

Double Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies

Gingerbread Cutout Cookies

4 healthier snacks that will Satisfy a sweet tooth (medium)


No Bake Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Oat Bars

Coconut Almond Chocolate Bars

No Bake Chocolate Nut Bars

4 healthy homemade snacks that will satisfy a sweet tooth

Caramel Crunch

Christmas Crunch

No Bake Energy Bars

Chocolate Bark

Peppermint Cookie Bark

Microwave Peanut Brittle

Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls (my sweet twist on a homemade Lara bar)

Trail Mix (individual serving)

4 icy cold drinks for hot summer days (medium)


How To Make A Fantastic Root Beer Float

4 Icy Cold Drinks For Hot Summer Days

Strawberry Watermelon Lemonade Slushy

Frugal Lemonade

Peppermint Mocha

Java Chip Frappe

 Simple 3 Ingredient Hot Chocolate

Choco Choco Chip Banana Protein Shake

oatmeal breakfast bars (medium)


Pumpkin Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

Peach Pear Crisp

Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

Plain Granola

Ham and Cheese Breakfast Tortilla

Nutella and Banana Smoothie

simple layered taco pie (medium)


A Sunday Dinner That Practically Cooks Itself

Crock-pot Boneless BBQ Chicken Wings

Bread Machine Stuffed Pizza Bread

Chicken and Stuffing Bake

Pea Soup

Beany Tomato

Chicken Pot Pie

Crock Pot Beef Stew

Simple Layered Taco Pie

Bread Machine Recipes & Tips Everything To Put Your Bread Machine To Work In One Place

Bread Machine Recipe’s

4 Of My Families Favorite Bread Machine Recipes

Jack’s Bread: Bread Machine White Bread

Bread Machine Stuffed Pizza Bread

Hamburger Buns

Pizza Dough

Check out my Bread Machine Resource page, for more bread machine recipes and tips on using your bread machine.


Misc. Recipes that don’t seem to fit above

Chocolate Peppermint Syrup

My Family’s  Favorite Peppermint Recipes

My favorite cookbooks

I know The Tightwad Gazette isn’t really a cookbook but it does have dozen’s of thrifty recipes that my family uses over and over again so much so that the book lives in our kitchen.

This cookbook is a classic that I think every cook new and old needs in their recipe collection.

If you want to get use out of that bread machine this cookbook is a must!

Most of my family’s favorite cookie recipes can be found in this cookbook.

Amish cooking soothes the soul which is why I love this cookbook.


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