Jul 29, 2014

Babycakes Donuts

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Cook's Note: I bought a Babycakes Donut Maker from someone (used, yes, we need to be frugal when we can!) and I decided I needed recipes for it. Of course, where did I go for a recipe? (drum-roll please..... PINTEREST!) 

I made these for my daughter's birthday breakfast. She LOVED it! It does take a little bit of effort, but well worth it. They are DELICIOUS and will be gone in minutes!

Please note that you will need a Babycakes Donut maker for this recipe. You could also do the recipe with a donut pan if you have one! 

Spray the inside of your Babycakes Donut Maker with non-stick spray (I prefer Coconut Oil Spray), and heat the Donut Maker according to the instructions.

In your Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer (or hand mixer) – combine:
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Next Add:

1/4 cup half and half
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil


Spoon dough into each little donut crevice. Close the lid and bake for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove donuts from the Donut Maker and rest on a wire rack or plate. Sprinkle with a cinnamon/sugar mix.
This recipe makes about: 8-9 doughnuts (Babycakes Donutmaker makes 6). If you are making breakfast for a large brood – you may want to double or triple this recipe!) 

This "Pinspiration" comes from The Undecorated Cookie


Paleo Turkey Veggie Meatloaf

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Cook's Note: So, we are trying to go low-carb when we can and get healthy! I found this recipe on Pinterest and thought I'd try it. I have modified the recipe to make it my own and this version is pretty good. I used coconut flour, but you can use almond flour instead. 

You don't even miss the carbs of the usual breadcrumbs in this meatloaf. Even my toddler ate it - that is the true taste test! ENJOY!

What You Will Need: 

1 cup almond or coconut flour
1 lb ground turkey breast
1/2 cup coconut milk
3 cloves of garlic, minced
2 carrots, minced
1/2 onion, minced
1 zucchini, minced
2 egg
3 tbsp Italian seasoning
Sea salt and Cracked Black pepper - to taste


Preheat  oven to 350 degrees.
Combine flour and coconut milk in a bowl and mix.
Sauté onions, carrots, and zucchini stirring often until cooked.
During the last minute of your sautéing – add in your garlic.
Combine sautéed vegetables with the flour/milk mixture.
Add ground turkey, egg, Italian seasoning, and salt and pepper. Using your hands or a good spoon, mix well.
Place meatloaf in a pan sprayed with non-stick cooking spray (I prefer Coconut Oil Spray)
Bake in the oven for 50 minutes or until temperature reaches 165 degrees internally.

This “Pinspiration” comes from Civilized Caveman Cooking


Jul 24, 2014

Roasted Zucchini & Yellow Squash

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Cook's Note: It's that time Squash are in abundance and what better way to celebrate this healthy harvest than roasting it in the oven for a healthy DINNER? This is super simple and easy my friend - enjoy!

What You Will Need:

1 Large Zucchini
1 Large Yellow Squash
Sea Salt and Cracked Black Pepper to Taste
Olive Oil
1/4 Cup of your favorite shredded cheese (I used Sharp Cheddar)


Cut the Zucchini and Squash into chunks and place into a plastic ziplock bag. Pour in a light drizzle of olive oil and toss in salt and pepper to taste and shake well to coat.

Pour mixture into a Pan sprayed with non-stick cooking spray and sprinkle with a handful of your favorite shredded cheese.

Bake on the top rack of your oven at 425 degrees for about 25 minutes.

This "Pinspiration" comes from Food.com


Jul 22, 2014

Healthy Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

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Cooks Note: I know it has been a long time since I have posted, and I apologize for that. With the kids being home for Summer and going on a European Vacation I have been so super busy. But, I am back and trying to get rid of all of the "excess" from the trip (and before) so I have been looking for healthier recipes for the fam. I came across this one and figured that since it had chocolate chips, I may be able to sneak it by my monsters as something yummy. For this one I peeled the zucchini instead of grating it with the green peel (my kids would see the green and turn up their nose). The bread turned out great, the chocolate chips really make a big difference. One of my kids did say, "What is this green thing?" and I said, "I don't know, just eat it!" I played dumb and it worked out well. Enjoy!


3 eggs
1 Cup Unsweetened Applesauce
1 1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
2 Cups grated Zucchini
2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
1 Cup All Purpose White Flour
3 Teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/4 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips


1, Preheat oven to 325
2. Spray 2 8x4 inch loaf pans with cooking spray
3. In a large bowl, beat eggs till light and fluffy
4. Mix in applesauce and sugar
5. Stir in zucchini and vanilla
6. Combine flours, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and chocolate chips in a seperate bowl
7. Mix flour mixture into egg mixture
8. Pour evenly into loaf pans and bake 1 hour or until done

This Pinspiration comes from Everyday Sisters