Autumn, Breakfast & Brunch, Casual Weeknight, Desserts, Family Favorites, Gluten Free, On a Budget, Pasta & Rice, Quick & Easy, Recipes, Vegetarian, Winter

Instant Pot Danish Rice Pudding

My brother married one of my besties from Denmark, and now they live near Copenhagen with their six boys. On my last Blog I posted a recipe for rice pudding, and she told me that the Danish kind was soooo much better, so I asked if she could send me her favorite traditional recipe. And then I completely disregarded it because I wanted to make an Instant Pot Rice pudding recipe instead! Although, I LOVED her suggestion for topping it with vanilla sugar, a warm cherry sauce and flaked almonds!

In Denmark they eat this on Christmas eve (which is their Christmas day). They plant a whole almond in it, and whoever finds it in their pudding gets an extra present, which is such a fun idea! Continue reading

Appetizers, Autumn, Brazilian, Casual Weeknight, Family Favorites, Gluten Free, On a Budget, Quick & Easy, Recipes, Side Dishes, Vegetarian

Brazilian Cheese Rolls

Recently I have been on a major beans and rice kick, {which i’m about to create a separate post for}, and these are the perfect thing to serve alongside them! My family get seriously excited when I pull a batch of these out of the oven, all soft and warm and oozing with melted cheese when you pull them apart. My husband served a church mission in Santa Maria, Brazil where his room-mates would make these fresh for breakfast! So they’re a throw-back for him, and another family fave that we all adore! I hope you guys love and make them as much as we do. I’m not much of a dinner-roll kinda girl, because they require so much work and pre-thought, but all that is required of these is blending up a few ingredients, and baking them in the oven. Leaving you all that time to work on some delicious rice and beans! Continue reading

American, Autumn, Desserts, Recipes, Vegetarian

Perfect Snickerdoodles

Last weekend we stayed with my husband’s parents, and his Mum made a huge batch of her perfect snickerdoodle cookies, which everyone just adores! They’re soft and warm, and covered in cinnamon and sugar, which makes them the perfect Autumn treat! This a family recipe that has been passed down, and just can’t seem to be beat! So, I am excited to share another beautifully simple family fave, that I hope will become one of yours too! Continue reading

American, Desserts, Family Favorites, For a Crowd, Quick & Easy, Recipes, Vegetarian

Edible Cookie Dough

This is the BEST cookie dough ever, and it’s “edible” meaning it’s completely safe to eat, because it doesn’t contain any raw eggs and risk of salmonella! My son begged me to make cookie dough balls as a treat after school the other day, as I was simultaneously chasing my one year old who’s in everything, making a dinner to go, packing diaper bags and making sure my big kids were getting their homework done! It’s a good job this recipe is SO incredibly easy. My son actually did most of the “work” and had a blast doing it! Continue reading

American, Autumn, Desserts, Family Favorites, For a Crowd, On a Budget, Quick & Easy, Recipes, Vegetarian

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Yesterday was my husband’s birthday, and I wanted to go all out to show him how much I love him! Ever since he started his new job last month he has been asking for help to decorate his new office, so I created a big modern art piece and ordered him some furniture, printed off some fave. family pics, got paint, and ordered frames and some modern manly accessories {why aren’t the words manly and accessories sitting right?} Then… I did something in true Sarah style, and accidentally sent it all to our old house 🙁 I wanted to take him out to lunch, but work was too crazy, so I thought “dinner!” But I had to take the kids to their after school activities! AND, he was really sick! So, long story short, instead of these grandiose plans to make his birthday awesome, I decided to just make all of his fave. foods, including these oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, which I am super excited to share! Continue reading

Casual Weeknight, Drinks, Family Favorites, Fruit & Vegetables, Gluten Free, Indian, On a Budget, Quick & Easy, Recipes, Summer, Vegetarian

Mango Lassi

My kiddos have been on a smoothie kick this summer and so my freezer is full of all kinds of frozen fruit, including a ton of frozen mango, so tonight while I was making Indian coconut Kurma, I thought I would make some Mango Lassi’s for the kiddos, to go with it. And then Grandma lured them away with cousins and pizza, which let’s be honest, is hard to beat! So, my baby and I shared a mango lassi and we were in Heaven! This recipe is awesome. It’s on the thick side, so feel free to add more coconut milk, but it’s smooth and creamy and sweet and perfect! <3 this recipe. Hope you guys do too! Continue reading

American, Casual Weeknight, Entrees, Family Favorites, For a Crowd, Fruit & Vegetables, On a Budget, Quick & Easy, Vegetarian

Cheese Fondu

I can’t even tell you how excited my family gets when I make this recipe! They crowd around me in the kitchen, stealing food as I prepare it, hovering over my shoulder dipping bread before I get the chance to serve it. It’s thick, smooth, creamy and cheesy, seasoned perfectly, and best of all, it won’t separate– no matter how long you leave it in your pan/fondu maker (not that it will be in there long).

But I don’t just love this recipe for how delicious, and fool-proof it is, I love it because it’s fun for the kids, brings my family together, and gets them to eat a ton of fruits and vegetables! I always make so much variety that everyone is happy, adults, kids and even babies! 
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American, Casual Weeknight, For a Crowd, Fruit & Vegetables, Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Low Carb, On a Budget, Recipes, Side Dishes, Summer, Vegan, Vegetarian

Summer Coleslaw

A few summer’s ago I discovered this fresh, flavorful, sweet and spicy, vinaigrette-based coleslaw recipe, and loved it so much, I haven’t made a creamy, mayo-based one ever again! My husband was convinced he hated coleslaw because he was judging by that kind you find at deli’s and KFC that is bland with a hint of tangy and so bad for you! But this version changed his mind, and i’m convinced it will change yours too.Continue reading

American, Breakfast & Brunch, Desserts, For a Crowd, Fruit & Vegetables, On a Budget, Quick & Easy, Recipes, Summer, Vegetarian

Blackberry Coconut Banana Bread

Every time I have over-ripe bananas, I just can’t let them go to waste. I try, but every time I walk past them, they call me to make banana bread. I have my awesome go to recipe that I LOVE and have used for years, but because I get bored easily I have to come up with creative variations. This summer I am on a blackberry kick, and so I thought of pairing blackberry jam with coconut (one of my all time favourite English desserts is jam and coconut sponge). I was too lazy to make a crumb topping, so I sprinkled some brown sugar on top, and they came out so sweet and pretty!Continue reading

American, Desserts, Family Favorites, Fruit & Vegetables, Gluten Free, Quick & Easy, Recipes, Summer, Vegetarian

Blackberry Frozen Yoghurt

Every time we go to town as a family, which is about 60 miles/an hour away, we like to go to our favorite frozen yoghurt bar. My husband (who’s a man who knows what he likes) gets vanilla with such an abundance of caramel sauce it makes him feel sick–and he does this every time! I’m usually all about the chocolate and cake batter, but I like to try all the flavors in case I find something better, and recently I discovered one that was– mountain blackberry! It took me by surprise, but I have been addicted ever since.Continue reading