Make ahead Breakfast Burritos

Breakfast Burrito

Make ahead Breakfast Burritos

Keeping some of these easy Make ahead Breakfast Burritos on hand will make your mornings extra enjoyable. I love knowing that I only have one mess to clean up from breakfast, for the ENTIRE week! And the mess is really not that bad. Usually, it consists of 1 electric skillet, a cutting board, a bowl, and of course, a few utensils. See, easy peasy, not even enough to fully load the dishwasher ūüėČ Paper plates also help to keep the mess minimal.

Now, I know I said these are Make ahead Breakfast Burritos, and they are, but my mom also had another great idea. She suggested that if I had overnight company I could make these up the night before, place them seam-side down in a greased cake pan, and bake them in the morning. I’m not sure what temperature these would have to¬†cook at because I have never tried it. If you googled it I am sure you would find something on it. Gotta love google, right!?

* I saw many different methods of wrapping and freezing the burritos but I liked the one I used int this recipe the best. I can not find the website where I saw this, I might even have seen it on youtube. But I want all my readers to know that the recipe is my own but the freezer method is not. If I happen to come across it again I will be sure to link it. If you choose to make these burritos for yourself do some research on the different freezer methods, you may find something you like better. For example, I saw some people wrap them in foil. This would be a nice method if you chose not to use microwaves, you could probably take them straight out of the freezer and bake them in the oven with the foil still on. =)


Cheesy Bacon Meatloaf

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I wasn’t always a fan of meatloaf growing up if you ever had my mom’s meatloaf you would understand why. Don’t worry, I’m not saying this to be mean, it’s just the truth. If you ask her about her meatloaf she just laughs and says ¬†“well, it’s usually hit or miss”. And if she says it’s a miss, then dominos is on the menu. ¬†It has become the family joke- make whatever for supper mom just not a meatloaf! I do have to say that meatloaf is about the ONLY thing that woman can’t cook.. well.. and turkey, but that’s a whole different story. ha.

Enough about my mom’s meatloaf¬†let’s talk about mine. This flavorful Meatloaf is loaded with chunks of bacon and globs of cheese. The meat is moist and the ends are crispy. Baked to perfection in the oven, this meatloaf is sure to be a family favorite. ¬†Definitely not my Mamma’s meatloaf. ūüėČ

Ingredients:

Meatloaf

2.25 pounds ground beef

1/2 pound of bacon (fried and crumbled.. you could do this the night before)

8 oz of shredded melting cheese ( I use Velveeta)

1/4 tsp. pepper

1 tsp. minced garlic ( you could always use garlic powder if you don’t have minced garlic)

1 tsp. Worcestershire

2 tsp. mustard

1/2 C. Ketchup

2 C. breadcrumbs ( I used seasoned)

3 eggs

Glaze: 

1 C. ketchup

1 tsp. Worcestershire

1 tsp. mustard

1 Tbsp. brown sugar

Directions: Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees

Add all ingredients for the meatloaf to a large mixing bowl. Use your hands to fold the ingredients into the ground beef ( this is going to get messy so you may want to take off your rings). Once all the ingredients are mixed into the meatloaf, place it into a greased 7 X 11 cake pan. I try to shape mine into an oval shape, then I take my hands and press the ends in some. Next, mix up your glaze. Spread the glaze evenly over the top of the meatloaf. Bake uncovered at 375 degrees for 50 minutes to an hour, or until meatloaf is cooked the whole way threw ( a meat thermometer is a good tool to use here). As soon as meatloaf is finished call dibs on the end piece, it’s the best! ūüėČ

*My four Ingredient Mac & Cheese is the perfect side dish for this Meatloaf!


Meals that are ready in 20 Minutes or Less

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Meals that are Ready and on the Dinner Table in 20 Minutes or Less

Whether you are a busy mom, or just live a busy lifestyle, you will appreciate this round up of Meals that are Ready in 20 Minutes or Less. There is a quick meal to fit just about any diet in this roundup. It is always a good idea to keep the pantry stocked with ingredients to make a few of these quick meals for the “just in case” moments during the week. I hope you will give some of these meals a try, and if you do, I would love to hear what you thought of them. =)

20M F1

1.) Tuna Burgers with Roasted Pepper tartar Sauce РLiving Sweet Moments

2.) Turkey Brie Quesadillas with Pears РLiving Sweet Moments

3.) Cacio E Pepe Pasta Р Living Sweet Moments

4.) Popcorn Chicken Nuggets Р Kenarry

5.)¬†Reuben Wraps – Ally’s Sweet and Savory Eats


20M F2

6.) Mini Tuna Melt Sliders – Ally’s Sweet and Savory Eats

7.) Super Easy Dorito Nachos – Couponing foQuick Beef Stewr 4

8.) Easy Egg Drop Soup – Couponing for 4

9.) Vegan Sweet Potato & Black Bean Burritos – Mama likes to Cook

10.) Easy Vegetarian Sopes – Mama Likes to Cook

20M F3

11.) 10 minute Tilapia Tostada РMom Fabulous

12.) Sriracha Almond Crusted Salmon – Peas & Crayons

13.) Cowboy Food – Become a Coupon Queen

14.) 5 minute Frito Pie – Nerdy Mamma

15.) Quick Beef Stew  РNerdy Mamma

20M F4

16.) Ham and Cheese Melt with Honey pesto Sauce – Happy Deal Happy Day

17.) English Muffin Pizza – Happy Meal Happy Deal

18.) Spicy Pepperoni Pizza Cups – Mom on the inside

19.) Creamy Dijon Tarragon Chicken – A Lady in France

20.) Easy Bacon Ranch Pasta РBurlap Kitchen

Easy Bacon Ranch Pasta

Bacon Ranch Paata

Easy Bacon Ranch Pasta

This Easy Bacon Ranch Pasta is the perfect meal for all you busy mommas out there. This meal can be cooked and on the table in 20 minutes or less…less if you pre-cook your bacon! Not to mention that it is delicious and your family will love it. I mean seriously how could you go wrong with a recipe that has bacon and ranch as the main ingredient??!!? So if you have a busy week coming up be sure to add my Easy Bacon Ranch Pasta to the menu. =)

The only complaint I would have about making this dish is the way the bacon mysteriously disappears. I swear I could be the only one in the house and as soon as the bacon sizzles everyone magically appears… and eats my bacon! How rude! ( In my best Stephanie Tanner voice) Oh, come on! Don’t act like you didn’t binge watch fuller house the night it came out ūüėČ ¬†So¬†if your family is anything like mine, I would advise making extra bacon.

This is completely¬†irrelevant to my pasta recipe, but I have to ask, what did you think of the new episodes of Fuller house? I loved them! I thought they were fun and definitely took me back to my childhood. I thought all of the cast still looked amazing! I was, however, a little disappointed that Michelle wasn’t in any of the episodes. I kinda missed the whole thumbs up ” you go it dude” thing. Now I am wondering if there will be a season two? I would love it if they made this a regular show with new seasons every year. Wishful thinking I guess, we will see what happens next year. It seems like they had an awesome turnout. Fingers crossed ūüėČ


7 DIY Spring Wreaths

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Check out these 7 DIY Spring Wreaths! With spring right around the corner, I thought it would be the perfect time to post this roundup. They are all so beautiful, it will be hard to choose which one to make! If you are having a hard time deciding, you could always make a few and give them away as gifts. I’m sure your friends and family would love it!

I happen to really enjoy making wreaths. To be honest with you, it kind of relaxes me. Not only that I love turning nothing into something. You may get to see this side of me more once summer hits, that’s when I like to find cheap or free furniture and fix it up. But until it warms up I will stick with my wreath making ūüėČ

1.  DIY Spring Tull Wreath РThrifty Jinxy

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2.) DIY TuTu Wreath – Making of a Mom

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3.) DIY Frugal Easy Yarn Spring Wreath – The Jenny Evolution

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4.) Spring Clothespin Wreath – The Jenny Evolution

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5.) DIY Simple Spring Wreath with Burlap – Happy Deal Happy Day

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6.) Spring Wreath with Forsythia & Burlap РHappy Deal Happy day

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7.) DIY Dollar Tree Easter Wreath – Burlap Kitchen

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33 Must Try Pizza Recipes

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This weekend spice up pizza night by trying one of these 33 Must Try Pizza Recipes. Each recipe is so unique and so delicious that I am sure you will have no trouble finding the perfct pizza for you and your family! Pizza has always been one of my favorite foods so, as you can imagine, it was difficult for me to do this round up without drooling. But thankfully I managed ( * Wipes drool off of key board).

Not only do I love pizza, but so does one of my best blogger buds, Missi Perez @ Life is poppin. I wanted to give a quick shout out to this gal. She has been such a blessing to me this past year and a half on my blogging journey. She has pretty much been my mentor. I know I can not only count on her for help with my blog but also for a good laugh and shoulder (computer?) to cry on when needed. So make sure to go check out Life is Poppin, you will just love Missi! =)
P - F1

1.) Mac & Cheese BBQ Chicken Pizza – Thrifty Jinxy

2.) Three Cheese Pesto & Spinach Pizza – Peas & Crayons

3.) Garlicky Flatbread Pizza with beets ( Beetza!) – Peas & Crayons

4.) Roasted Garlic & Pesto Chicken Flatbread – The Wicked Noodle

5.) Caramelized Balsamic Onion & Gruyere Flatbread РThe Wicked Noodle

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6.) Cilantro Lime Chicken Flatbread Recipe w/ Mango & Roasted Jalapeno – The Wicked Noodle

7.) Margherita Naan Pizza – Eat. Thrive. Glow

8.) Veggie Bread Pizza for Toddlers – The Woman Talk

9.) Garlic Bread Pizza – Budget Girl

10.) Homemade Pizza Balls – Kids Activity Blog

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11.) Ridiculously Delicious Pizza made at Home – Kids Activity Blog

12.) Cheesy Chicken Texas Toast Pizza – All She Cooks

13.) Holy Mother of Meatball Pizza – All She Cooks

14.) Gold Fish Pizza – Totally the Bomb

15.) Portobello- Arugula Naan Pizza – Mashed up Mom

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16.) Individual Breakfast Pizza – The Worktop

17.) BBQ Chicken, bacon & Cilantro Pizza РSidewalk Shoes

18.)Huevos Rancheros Mexican Breakfast Pizza – Two Healthy Kitchens

19.)Roasted Eggplant & Feta Cheese – Vegetarian Gourmet

20.)BBQ Chicken Pizza – Become a coupon queen

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21.) Hawaiian Grilled Chicken Piza – Cook Crave Inspire

22.) French Bread Pizza Bites – Two Kids and a Coupon

23.) Alfredo Chicken Pizza – Ashley Marie

24.) Chicken Fajita Pizza – Ashley Marie

25.) Mini Barbecue Pizza РSugar Spice & Family Life

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26.) Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza – Sugar Spice & Family Life

27.) White Clam Pizza – Upstate Ramblings

28.)Pizza Cresent Bites – Do- it- Yourself Danielle

29.) Grilled Pepperoni Pizza Sandwich – Saving Dollars & Sense

30.) Margherita Pizza – My Heavenly Recipes

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31.) Pizza Monkey Bread – Freebie Finding Mom

32.) Pretzel Pizza – Baking Beauty

33.) Pesto Pizza – Burlap Kitchen

BBQ Ranch Hamburger Boats

Hamburger Boats

BBQ Ranch Hamburger Boats 

¬†I often get asked the question,” how do you come up with your recipes?¬†what inspires you?” ¬†Today I am going to give you a small glimpse of how my mind works. It won’t be too scary, I promise. =p

If you remember, two weeks ago, I posted about inheriting my Nana’s cookbooks and recipe cards ( see Orange Chiffon cake, a recipe from 1948). In with her cookbooks was an old family circle magazine from the year 1966. While I was flipping through the pages, I remembered my Pap telling me that he was having hamburger boats a few nights back. With hamburger boats in the back of my mind, I came across a recipe for Ranch Breakfast Burgers. I don’t know if it was the ground beef and ketchup, or the word ranch, either way, my mind went straight to BBQ Ranch Hamburger Boats. And just like that a new recipe was born.. or should I say developed?

Now you are probably wondering why I have called them hamburg boats and not hamburger boats. Well, the answer is simple, that is just what my family has always called them. ¬†I did google it and found that hamburger would have been the correct pronunciation BUT I edit some of my photo’s at my mother’s house. So until I get to her computer to fix my mistake ( if I remember) it will remain hamburg.

Now let’s talk hamburg(er) boats. If you have never had a hamburger boat you are missing out! They are so simple to make and loaded with flavor. Even better, you can personalize each one. My mom has made us hamburger boats for as long as I can remember. Normally they consist of hamburger, potatoes, onions, & carrots that are folded together in little foil packs that look like boats. I, of course, had to put a new spin on this old family favorite. I decided to load mine with BBQ sauce, mushrooms, and cheddar cheese. The result was mouthwatering! I hope you enjoy =)

Christmas Morning Breakfast Recipes

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Christmas Morning Breakfast Recipes

I got ya covered this Christmas with these 13 Christmas Morning Breakfast Recipes. They all look so delicious, I have no idea how I am going to chose just one! Normally my Christmas morning breakfast consists of 1/2 of a peanut butter pie, my favorite! But now that I have a child, I can’t hardly justify eating half a pie for breakfast, even if it is Christmas morning.. Plus I would have to share. ūüėČ

1.) Slow Cooker Cinnamon Roll breakfast Casserole¬†/¬†Ann’s Entitled Life¬†

2.) Apple Gingerbread Muffins / Strength & Sunshine 

3.) Paleo~Gluten Free ~ Vegan Gingerbread Doughnuts  / Strength & Sunshine

4.) Cinnamon Cookie Oat bake / Strength & Sunshine 

5.) Simple Quiche Recipe / Thrifty NW Mom

6.) Mini Blueberry Donuts / Thrifty NW Mom

7.) Blueberry Coffee Cake / Thrifty NW Mom

8.) Finish Pulla ( Cardamom Coffee Bread) / Farm Fresh Feasts 

9.) Roasted Sweet Potato & Turkey Sausage Casserole / Farm Fresh Feasts

10.) Blueberry French Toast / My Heavenly Recipes 

11.) Farmers Market Overnight Breakfast Egg Casserole / Two Healthy Kitchens

12.) Stuffed French Toast Casserole with Strawberries & Cream Topping / Two Healthy Kitchens 

13.) 10 minute Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal / Two Healthy Kitchens  

Taco Chili

taco chili


Ingredients:

1 (64 oz) bottle of v8 juice

1 pound ground beef

1 packet taco seasoning ( I use mild)

1 (15.5 oz) can light kidney beans

1 (15.5 oz) can black beans

1 (15.5 oz) can corn

1 tablespoon tomato paste

1 table spoon peanut butter – optional ( I know what you are thinking, peanut butter??!! Yes, peanut butter! My mom has always made her chili this way, and now, that’s how I do it too. The peanut butter just helps to thicken the chili . It also leaves this little hint of flavor that your guests can’t quit figure out, but makes them say, yum! )

Toppings- Shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, tortilla strips, chives.

Directions-

Brown beef in a medium/large dutch oven over medium high heat. I like to season my beef with a little salt, pepper, and garlic powder as it is cooking. Once the beef is browned, throw kidney beans, black beans, and corn in with the beef and cook for a few minutes until the beans and corn soften a little ( about 3-5 minutes). Turn heat down to medium/low and add v8 juice, taco seasoning, tomato paste and peanut butter, stir together. If the peanut butter scares you, just add a little more tomato paste to help thicken the chili, about 1/2 a tablespoon or so. Turn heat back up to medium high and bring chili to a boil, once chili starts to boil set heat on medium and let chili simmer for 30-45 minutes or until chili has thickened and beans are soft, stirring occasionally. Serve in a bowl and load it up with cheese, sour cream, tortilla strips and chives! yum!

11 Before School Breakfast Ideas


11 Before School breakfast ideas

With all the stress of a new school year starting, there is no room to stress over breakfast. I’ve got ya covered in this round-up of quick and easy breakfast recipes. Make your mornings delicious, not stressful, ¬†with these 11 recipes; the kids will thank you! =)

Recipe’s from –¬†Ally’s Sweet & SavoryEats:

1.)¬†Make ahead breakfast scrambles… for the FREEZER!

2.) (10 minute) Blender mini muffins  

 

Recipe from – Mama Likes to Cook:

3.) Pumpkin overnight oats 

 

Recipes From Р Living Sweet Moments: 

4.)   French toast waffles

5.) 2 ingredient banana pancakes 

Recipe’s from- Freebie Finding Mom:

6.) Easy breakfast Pizza 

7.) Homemade cinnamon spice coconut oil granola 

 

Recipe from- Become a coupon Queen:

8.) Bacon egg and cheese crescent ring

 

Recipe from-  Thrifty Jinxy: 

9.) French toast muffins 

 

Recipe from РVirtually Yours: 

10.) Healthy blueberry orange muffins 

Recipe from – Mom Foodie:

11.) Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast Cookie 


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