Monday, March 30, 2015

Easy-Bake Oven Unboxing and Baking!

Click here to watch my full Easy-Bake Ultimate Oven Unboxing Video! 

When I was a little girl, I wanted a Easy-bake Oven so bad!  With pen in hand, I circled the Easy-Bake Oven in our Sears catalog every Christmas season in hopes that I would get it under the tree.  No, I never got my oven, (boohoo) but that didn't stop me from baking in the kitchen.  Cupcakes and all.  

A couple weeks ago, my niece Harmony came over to visit for a Spring Break sleepover.  Guess what?  She got an Easy-Bake Oven for Christmas!  She brought it with her and wanted my daughter Hadara to use it with her for the first time.  This mama was excited!  

The girls and I had so much fun unboxing it and baking yummy whoopie pies.  Yup, that's what you call them.  They also did a great job making the video while getting messy in the kitchen!   We learned about following directions and how to wait patiently for the finished dessert.  And I finally got to live out my childhood dream, ahem . . . score.  

Click here to watch my full Easy-Bake Ultimate Oven Unboxing Video!

Do your kids have an Easy-Bake Oven?  Did you have one when you were little?  Do you bake with your kids and get messy in the kitchen?  

Friday, March 27, 2015

Quick and Easy Crockpot Chili

This crockpot recipe screams comfort food, but cooks up quick and easy.  With less than 5 ingredients, it's a no brainer.  Plus, it's a delicious and healthy!  My family loves this meal and I'm sure your family will love it too! 

I like to add ground turkey, but you can use any meat or keep it meatless.  Sometimes, I'll even add beef chorizo to give it a extra kick.  Yum!  My favorite part of this recipe is using the 13 bean soup mix by BoB's Red Mill.  The variety of beans give the chili it's unique and tasty flavor.  

This meal is great for a large family or small like ours.  I like to make this for my church fellowship on Saturday and it feeds 12 people with left overs for breakfast (with eggs) or lunch (burritos) the next day.  Seriously, I add some baked corn bread and butter and dinner's a hit!  So easy.  :) 

Click here to watch my full Quick and Easy Crockpot Chili Cooking Video!