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BEST Gluten Free Passover Cake!

Monday, April 14th, 2014 by by

This cake is incredible. I took a recipe that had that included baking soda and baking powder and modified it for Passover. The frosting is INCREDIBLE. I would use this for any recipe. It is so easy and much healthier than buttercream frosting plus no added sugar and it tastes rich and creamy. (more…)


Mediterranean Feta and Salmon Stuffed Peppers

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 by by

Feta Salmon Stuffed Peppers
A friend in college made something similar to this for me.  It had dried cherries and tofu.  I wanted to make this with Salmon and it was delicious!  (more…)

Easy Blueberry Muffins

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 by by

Easy Blueberry Muffins - so simple to make my kids helped to make them.

I am a huge fan of warehouse clubs. The problem is sometimes I go overboard. I usually get more fruit than we end up consuming and I am stuck trying to figure out what to do with the rest. We freeze some of it for smoothies and use the rest in other recipes. This past week I bought blueberries, forgetting I already had some at home that were well on their way to mushiness. Since my kids love blueberry muffins I thought we could try making them.  These easy blueberry muffins are sure to become one of our family favorite recipes. (more…)

Easy Fluffy Eggs

Friday, December 20th, 2013 by by
I saw this on TV and decided to do a test of what works better. Regular fork beaten eggs, or ones that you put in a drink shaker.  Must be the Master’s program that I started since I am now questioning everything and researching it. {oh, yeah.. I started a Masters in Education program called the Detroit Teacher Project though UM}

I took a martini shaker and shook for exactly 60 seconds.  Then I did the fork beater for 60 seconds.  I cooked both and here is the outcome.  You can see even that the shaker eggs are double the thickness.  I really don’t like paper thin eggs personally and Mini Bear LOVES eggs for breakfast.
martini shaker eggs vs regular made
Ok, so you’re saying “I can do the same in a blender.” The thing about the blender is that you have to take it out and then take apart to clean.

martini shaker in the dishwasher

Candy Cane Bark

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 by by

Candy Cane Bark - this bark uses cherry flavored candy canes instead of peppermint
Peppermint bark is everywhere this time of year, and no wonder, it’s easy to make and tastes great. However, many kids aren’t that fond of the taste of peppermint. One of my kids in particular will not eat anything with a minty flavor. I was looking for an alternative to Peppermint Bark and found some cherry flavored candy canes. They were not only colorful, but they had a sweet cherry flavor that my kids loved. I decided to make Candy Cane Bark for my daughter to enjoy. It’s great to serve at a party or package up in a tin for gift giving along with some Candied Pecans. (more…)

Cheesy Tortellini Pasta Bake

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 by by

This Cheesy Tortellini Bake is the perfect family friendly for any busy weeknight. #shop

I had a chance to make a delicious Cheesy Tortellini Bake as part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community. This is great to add to your collection of family friendly recipes. #FreshFinds #Cbias #SocialFabric

Sometimes I feel like my family lives off of pasta. They would eat pasta every day if I let them. (more…)

Popcorn Cupcakes

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 by by

Popcorn cupcakes are easy to make a perfect for a circus themed party or movie night.

My twins turned 5 this week and we are having a carnival themed birthday party for them this weekend. After all our work making rainbow cupcakes for their fourth birthday, I was in the mood for something a little more simple this year. I have seen “popcorn cupcakes” all over pinterest and they looked easy enough, so I enlisted one of the birthday girls to help me in the kitchen. These cupcakes are not only adorable, but they are simple enough to make that a child can help. (more…)


Easy Honey Bread Recipe

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 by by

Easy Bread Recipe - Make honey bread with kids. Simple and delicious.

I was searching for an easy bread recipe to make with the kids. Baking bread is such a fun activity to do with kids. Measuring, scooping and kneading provides so many wonderful sensory and fine motor opportunities. Besides, who can resist a house that smells like baking bread. Yum! I found an easy bread recipe with a twist – the addition of honey! I was surprised how simple it was to make this delicious honey bread. But here’s the thing, no one will think it was simple. People are really impressed when you tell them you baked your own bread. I don’t know why, but try it and see for yourself.

You will need:

  • 1 package of active dry yeast
  • 1 1/4 cup of warm milk (110 to 115 degrees)
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 1/8 cup of melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 4 cups of all purpose flour


The 7 Best Crescent Roll Recipes

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 by by

7 Simple Crescent Roll Recipes
Have you ever bought a tube of crescent rolls? Are you only using them to make ordinary crescents? Well, hold on to your socks, because there is a lot more that you can do with them. We have made lots of crescent roll recipes here on Mess For Less and they are always crowd pleasers. Simply by changing up the fillings, you can make desserts, snacks and even meals. So grab a tube of crescents next time you are at the store and experiment with these delicious crescent roll recipes. (more…)

Sliders on a Stick – Fun Idea for Burgers

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 by by

Sliders on a Stick and Fruit Kabobs - because everything tastes better on a stick, even burgers #shop

With summer drawing to a close, I am trying to take advantage of the days and get in some last summer activities. We have been swimming, spending more time outdoors and grilling. Last weekend, we had a low key family BBQ. I was able to go shopping at Lucky Super Market to pick up some items for our BBQ. Burgers are one of our favorite things to grill and I decided to mix it up this time by making Sliders on a Stick. My kids thought this was such a fun way to eat a burger. After all, food is more fun when it’s on a stick! (more…)