Family Size Pancake Recipe

Family Size Pancake Recipe

Having 4 kids, we have tried a lot of different pancake recipes. 

Our favourite is pancakes made from scratch.

We have tried boxed pancake recipes, but for the amount my family eats, it just makes sense for us to make them from scratch. It saves money and we have control over the ingredients. 

Some have been fairly good, and some have been disappointing.

The biggest problem I have run into while making a batch of pancakes for my family of 6, is figuring out if the recipe will be enough to feed my family or if I will need to double it. 

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Easy Freezer Meals: Plus Tips And Recipes To Fill Your Freezer

Easy Freezer Meals: Plus Tips And Recipes To Fill Your Freezer

Freezer meals are a busy woman’s best tool for combatting the meal time dilemma.
 
Have you ever done this? It’s 4:45pm and you’re staring into the fridge contemplating what to make for dinner. You close the door and walk away. 

Minutes later you’re back, staring in the fridge, hoping for some new inspiration, but nothing has changed (please tell me I’m not the only one that has done this?).

Now it’s after 5:00 and you’re dreading the dinner hour, again.  

Why does this happen more often than I’d like to admit? I feel unprepared, uninspired, tired and not wanting to cook and clean up, yet again. 

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How To Meal Plan For Your Family-Simplified

How To Meal Plan For Your Family-Simplified

Meal planning for your family doesn’t have to be complicated and overwhelming. 

I’m going to save you the trouble of looking for the perfect meal planning system, because it doesn’t exist. 

The best meal planning system, is the one that works for you and that you actually use, but if meal planning is new to you, it will take time to get it down. Like any new habit, you have to put in the work to see the benefits. 

When you figure out how to meal plan and do it consistently, it can save you time, save money and help you avoid meal time frustration. 

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13 Quick and Easy Family Meal Ideas

13 Quick and Easy Family Meal Ideas

There have been times where I have gone to the grocery store to shop late in the day and while I’m there I plan to grab something for dinner.  Too often I was wandering around the store like I was lost because I had no idea what I was going to serve for dinner. I couldn’t justify spending so much on a frozen meal and I didn’t want to pick up take out; I also didn’t have time to make anything from scratch. I had to come up with a fail proof plan for feeding my family on the fly.

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Cherry Berry Coconut Banana Nut Smoothie

Cherry Berry Coconut Banana Nut Smoothie

We LOVE a good smoothie in this family, in fact there is rarely a day we don't have a smoothie and if we do go a day without, I go through withdrawals....seriously ! I figure if people are that way with coffee, I can be that way about my smoothies. I pack them full of delicious and nutritious ingredients and it's a meal in minutes and we all enjoy them.  It's a win win ! 

This recipe is one of our most recent favourites that I made MANY times this summer during cherry season. Thank goodness we can buy frozen cherries at Costco or Superstore when they're not in season ! 


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7 Easy Slow Cooker Meal Recipes

7 Easy Slow Cooker Meal Recipes

Are you on the slow cooker/ crockpot bandwagon yet?

Slow Cooker Meals are great!! They are a life saver for busy moms.

I love finding or creating amazing recipes that I can make ahead, freeze, dump in the crockpot and serve for dinner.

My favourite type of crockpot meals are the ones that are a complete meal...the ones that include protein, vegetables and some type of starch/carb. A one pot meal!

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Best Ever Gluten Free Brownies

Best Ever Gluten Free Brownies

These brownies are gluten free...not guilt free, but so worth it !

I have been using this recipe for years because they are quick and easy. If I have last minute company coming or forgot to bake the kids birthday cake (oops!) these are my go-to recipe.

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You Need To Try These Breakfast Cookies

You Need To Try These Breakfast Cookies

Who is going to say “no” to cookies for breakfast!? Or really anytime of day?

Ok honestly, breakfast and cookies haven't gone together in my vocabulary, until now.

And I’m sure most people don’t automatically think “cookie” when it comes to breakfast, but that’s about to change.

Personally, I love trying something new for breakfast because our old standby of eggs for breakfast can get a little boring at times. Sometimes I want something quick and easy…like already made easy ;) Something portable and doesn’t require any dishes to eat.

Sounds like a win, right?

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Best Salted Caramel Blended Iced Coffee

Best Salted Caramel Blended Iced Coffee

This is the Best Salted Caramel Iced Coffee drink for a treat a hot day…or any day really.

Yes, I said it’s “the best”.

It’s that good!

I don't know what it is about summer, but anytime I'm out on a hot day I have a hankering to stop at Starbucks for something sweet and cold. Most often, it's an iced coffee of some sort.

I'm not actually a daily coffee drinker per say, but I do enjoy the flavour of coffee mixed with chocolate, caramel, chocolate, hazelnut...oh and chocolate ! I’ll admit, I am a bit of a chocolate fanatic ! 

I was determined this summer to come up with my own creation to save a few dollars, and because I prefer knowing what ingredients have gone into my drink.

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