Thursday, December 1, 2011

Meal Planning

Being a mom and wife suffering from chronic pain due to back issues, digestive issues and severe Fibromyalgia, I'm tired of wasting money eating out and looking at 5:30 in the fridge and freezer trying to decide what I can make for dinner that everyone will like and that will be done before 9pm.  So, I've created a goal for myself of finding some quick recipes or prepare ahead recipes that are both healthy, delicious and could be cooked ahead of time and put into the freezer to pull out on those nights where I've had bad pain days.  With all this comes the need of some menu planning. 

So, in addition to the recipes I share here (not all healthy, lol) I'm sharing with you today some of the menu planning and recipe sites I've found.  Please feel free to share ones you've found and if you a similar blog would love to trade buttons and promotions.

1. Eating Well

2. $5 Dinners

3. Recipe Link

4. Kid Approved Meals

5. Saving Dinner (This one has a fee on some items, but I got a FREE fondue recipe sheet just for visiting)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Cookbook Fundraiser

My middle daughter is a Junior in High School and is selling cookbooks as a fundraiser for her Child Development class.

Each book is $10 each.

The first is 175 pages and filled with recipes from around the world.

The second is a flip side cookbook, one side consists of 66 pages of Appetizers and the flip side to that consists of 156 pages of Desserts.

You can pay easily via PayPal or message me for a mailing address to send a check or money order which will be payable to her High School.  She's selling these through next week.

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and holiday with Thanksgiving.

Fudgy Bon Bons

Original Recipe Yield 60 cookies


  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 60 chocolate candy kisses with white stripes
  • 2 ounces white chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon shortening


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine chocolate chips and butter. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until melted. Remove from heat and stir in the condensed milk. Add the flour and vanilla, stir until well blended. Use about one tablespoon of dough to completely cover each Hug ™. Place on unprepared baking sheet 1 inch apart.
  3. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes in the preheated oven.
  4. Using the top of a double boiler or microwave, melt the white chocolate and shortening together. Stir to blend, then drop a thumbnail sized portion on the top of each cookie. 

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