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    A Smart Swap | Cereal

      When it comes to healthy cereal oatmeal and shredded wheat don’t always cut it. If you want to have your favorite cereals without all of the sugar, high fructose corn syrup, and artificial colors, you can. I am happy to have discovered Cascadian Farms. On a whim I picked up Cinnamon Crunch which is a healthier version of Cinnamon Toast Crunch. There are Fruitful O’s which are naturally fruit flavored sweetened organic corn and oat cereal. Check out the varieties: CHOCOLATE O’S™, 11.25oz CINNAMON CRUNCH, 10.3 oz. MULTI GRAIN SQUARES, 13 oz. RAISIN BRAN, 14 oz. HEARTY MORNING®, 15 oz. HONEY NUT O’S, 10.4 oz. FRUITFUL O’S™, 11 oz…

  • Recipe

    Apple Butter

    I love apple butter and this recipe is incredibly easy and can be made in your slow cooker all day long. This is a simple and delicious recipe. 12 Large Apples, peeled and chopped 1 Cup brown sugar 1 Cup apple cider 1 Tablespoon cinnamon 1/4 Teaspoon ground cloves 1/4 Teaspoon ground allspice 1/2 Teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 Teaspoon salt 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract. Place apples in the crock pot. Mine filled pretty much to the top of my crock. Combine other ingredients in a small bowl or measuring cup. Pour mixture over apples and give them a quick stir to coat the apples. Cook on low for 16 hours. Stir…

  • Oatmeal Berry Pancakes Recipe

    Oatmeal Berry Pancakes

    I like incorporating oatmeal into breakfast foods. Its a sneaky way to make waffles and pancakes healthier while still having the fun of weekend food. 1 1/4 Cups milk 1/2 Cup uncooked old-fashioned oats 2/3 Cup all-purpose flour 1/3 Cup whole wheat flour 2 1/2 Tablespoons packed light brown sugar 2 Teaspoons baking powder 1/2 Teaspoon baking soda 1/4 Teaspoon salt 1 Egg 2 Tablespoons melted butter Blueberries and Strawberries Bring 1/2 cup milk to a simmer in small sauce pan. Stir in oats. Remove from heat and set aside. Combine dry ingredients in large bowl. Combine egg and melted butter in medium bowl. Stir in oatmeal mixture and remaining…

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    Pumpkin Muffins

    Welcome Fall with these great pumpkin muffins. Perfect with a steamy cup of coffee. 1 3/4 cups bread flour 1 Cup sugar 1 Tablespoon baking powder 1/4 Teaspoon salt 1 Teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 Teaspoon ground or freshly grated nutmeg 1/2 Teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 Teaspoon ground allspice 1/4 Teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, optional 1/8 Teaspoon ground cloves 1 cup pureed pumpkin, canned 1/2 cup milk – I used coconut milk 1/2 cup applesauce 2 tablespoons molasses Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly grease a twelve-muffin tin. Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and spices. In a separate bowl, whisk together pumpkin, soy milk, oil, and molasses. Pour the wet…

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    How To Prepare a Freezer Breakfast

    I love having a quick breakfast that tastes like it took a while to make. I’ve been making my Banana Oatmeal Waffles when I have a spare browning banana. If we can’t eat all of them, I make more and save them for later. Here’s how to save them and cook them in a flash. 🙂 Follow the recipe for blender waffles. Set each waffle on a cooling rack. Prepare sheets of wax paper. Place a sheet of wax paper between each waffle and gently place in a freezer bag. Freeze on a flat surface, this way it will freeze flat. Quickly cook: Pull desired waffles out of the freezer…

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