Butterscotch Cookies

Butterscotch Cookies

It's been a good while since I've really laughed at my life.  In the past year it has taken a rather serious turn and I haven't been laughing a whole lot. When the kids were younger and threw a whole roll of toilet paper in the toilet I was so frustrated.  That frustration quickly turned to … [Read More...]

Cookie Sheet Pancake

Cookie Sheet Pancakes

Breakfast is awesome.  Am I right!?  It’s like my favorite meal of the day but I hardly ever have breakfast for breakfast because not only is it my favorite kind of meal but it’s also the one that takes the most energy out of me.  I swear I use more dishes to cook a big […]

Accepting Plan G

I haven’t been around lately.  I beg your forgiveness as I find myself trying to accept the new reality that is my life or Plan G, as I like to call it.  Everyone has a plan a, plan b, and maybe even a plan c but I am choosing to follow Plan G or in […]

Cheddary Chicken Potpie-3

Cheddary Chicken Pot Pie

Disclosure: I am being compensated for this post by the Cans Get You Cooking Campaign as part of the Mom It Forward Blogger Network.  I was paid for my time but it did not influence my opinion of cooking with canned foods.  All stories and recipes are my own. Over the years I’ve come to […]

Chocolate Crusted Eggnog Pie-3

Chocolate Crusted Eggnog Pie

The holidays are fast approaching here {when did that happen!?} and with that comes more opportunities to gather friends and family.  Thanksgiving in our family is very traditional when it comes to food.  Everyone has their favorites that they request limiting the amount of experimental recipes which only leaves more room for me to have […]

Blitz Torte www.budgetgourmetmom.com #dessert #cake #vintagerecipe

Great Grandma’s Blitz Torte Recipe

I have to say we have it pretty easy these days.  Seventy-five years ago when my Great Grandmother made this blitz torte recipe for my Grandpa’s birthday I imagine she used some very different tools in her kitchen.  Around the 1930′s instant pudding and custard mixes were readily available to the public but by that […]

Pumpkin Cinnamon Bread French Toast www.budgetgourmetmom.com #breakfast

Pumpkin Cinnamon Bread French Toast

When we sold our house back in March and suddenly got the thing we’d been praying for it wasn’t all that easy.  You’ve heard the saying, be careful what you wish for?  And if you haven’t heard it before you have now.  We had wonderful neighbors, school, and lived in a friendly city.  Oh, and […]

Peanut Butter Biscuits www.budgetgourmetmom.com #biscuit #recipe

Peanut Butter Biscuits

I’m a little sad to admit that this is my first attempt at making biscuits.  Can I just tell you how flippin easy they are to make!?  Seriously.  Easy. I have a feeling you guys are going to start reading a lot about biscuits because I am going to make a gazillion versions of the […]

Norman

Helllllooooo. Meet Norman the Calf.

I never said as a child, “when I grow up I want to have a cow.”  Having married into a family that raises beef I suddenly have not one, but lots of cows.  It has been an eye opening and exhilarating experience for me.  It is amazing to watch the “from farm to table” process […]

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The Weekend Roundup

Don’t let that pretty little face fool you. Last spring this little youngin’ was born and now that little calf isn’t so little anymore.  It still isn’t full grown, in fact, it has another year or two before it’s ready to graduate to that status but it can already push it’s weight around and push [...]

You Are Not Alone

I have a child with special needs.  I use that word loosely since every child has special needs, or needs specific to their personality.  With that said, I have a whole perspective and appreciation for parents with children who require more than the basic expectations of parenting.  And while my son’s obstacles seem miniscule in [...]

Accepting Plan G

I haven’t been around lately.  I beg your forgiveness as I find myself trying to accept the new reality that is my life or Plan G, as I like to call it.  Everyone has a plan a, plan b, and maybe even a plan c but I am choosing to follow Plan G or in [...]

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6 Cheery Christmas Printables

As a mother I often use the threat of a time out to keep my kids in line.  Sometimes it works, while other times it only gives me more work and makes them more irritable.  A true no win situation. Honestly, there are times when they aren’t the ones needing the time out.  Sometimes I’d [...]