Simple Ingredients and it makes it's own crust!-- My Workbasket

Have you ever had a recipe that you KNEW would leave zero leftovers? That you could possibly eat in one sitting? This recipe is like that for me. My husband has actually taken the pie server out of my hand before because I had already eaten almost a whole pie! I came across this awhile ago, I don’t even remember where, and it claimed to be from an old recipe book. I made one, and it was good. I’ve now made this probably a dozen times or more, and have figured out the perfect pie. I’ve made several changes from the original and made itRead More →

A great recipe from a 1931 magazine for Gingerbread Muffins

My magazine collection is growing, a lot really I may be addicted, and recently I ordered a stack of issues from 1931. One the back of one cover was a Pillsbury ad about how their balanced flour makes large batches easy and talks about making 250 muffins. I was a little afraid of quantity when I saw the included recipe, but the amounts looked reasonable so I went for it. I didn’t use Pillsbury flour, I used a gluten free 1/1 blend. The recipe made exactly 12 reasonable sized muffins. Mine did not take 27 minutes, I believe they took closer to 20. So I’dRead More →

How to make a large container of yummy hot cocoa mix for less than $6 and using 15 minutes or less of your time! Only three ingredients needed! Easy DIY from My Workbasket

Do you like hot cocoa? I do. While some people only drink cocoa, or tea, or coffee, or hot cider, I drink them all! I love to get cozy with a hot cup of something. So does my son. My son also loves snow days. He will often be out ALL day on any snow day.  I’m sure you can imagine we use a lot of cocoa. So for a few years now, I’ve been making my own hot cocoa mix. It’s handy to have, cheap to make, and tastes great! It’s a blend of various recipes I’ve found in old books and magazines overRead More →

Have fun and make this adorable chocolate house!

I’m going to go on the record and say that I pretty much eat my weight in gingerbread every December. It’s true. I have a family recipe that makes about 500 cookies (seriously, it uses almost 5 pounds of flour) and my family eats it day in and day out, constantly. Three cookies will constitute a breakfast or lunch. That said, I was over at The Chocolate Belles – cake decorating and candy making supplies website the other day, and saw a chocolate house mold and HAD to have it. I wrote them a quick note and they sent it right over. This chocolate cottage isRead More →

Only 10 minutes and five ingredients make this amazing dip! Tastes great with chips or fruit and veggies!

I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned before that my family (especially my son and I) eat a LOT of dips. We frequently will have some variety of dip for lunch with chips and veggies or fruit. I always just pull something together and have a pretty good system for always making something pretty good. Recently we had dip again, of course, and my son says “How about something with pineapple?” I said, “Well, Pineapple needs bacon!” And the following dip was the result. It is SO good. It tastes great with tortilla chips but just as good with something like apple slices or celery sticks.   Read More →

My Week in one picture- My Workbasket

October 1st? WOW! I have had a super productive week! How was your week last week? I really would love to know. Chime in in the comments and tell me about your week and what you’ve been working on! I have had a super productive week! How was your week last week? I really would love to know. Chime in in the comments and tell me about your week and what you’ve been working on! Last weekend I found an ad on Facebook for a lot of weaving yarn at a great price! (Seriously mind-blowing price! Only $15!!) And we picked it up on Tuesday.Read More →

Yummy cheese filled and veggie loaded meatballs! -- My Workbasket

When I made these meatballs recently I just knew I HAD to share the recipe with you. They are SO good, and the recipe makes enough to either serve 8 people, OR make some and freeze some! When my husband took some for work people were immediately asking him for where I got the recipe. They are SO good, and are just loaded with veggies. They really eat like a meal all by themselves, but you could easily top them with a favorite sauce. Print Veggie Loaded Cheese Stuffed Meatballs These meatballs are just loaded with veggies and then stuffed with cream cheese. You canRead More →

Some pages from my sketchbook for the week. Trying to be creative every day! -- My Workbasket

It’s that time again! Let’s talk about life! Parenting- I don’t usually say to much about parenting, because honestly this blog is to give me something else to think about, talk about, and focus on, BUT this week. I swear my child has not shut up for at least 7 days straight. I locked myself in the bathroom and he just stood on the other side of the door talking to me the entire time I was in there. He has some various special needs that cause this sort of thing. Just, oh man, there is not enough coffee for this. It’s affected my productivityRead More →

Tasty Banana Cheesecakes- My Workbasket

I’m trying to get better about eating breakfast and decided to best place to start is by pre-making some things that are easy to grab. I mentioned in my Weekly Workbasket recently that I wanted to work on some freezer meals. One recipe I found on Pinterest really peeked my interest. It has everything we love and is gluten free! Banana Breakfast Cheesecakes! I do LOVE a cheesecake. They are SO Good! I admit they don’t look like much, but they taste amazing! They were also really easy to make. I followed the recipe that was posted over on Amy’s Healthy Baking. I did makeRead More →

Some items that I talk about in my Weekly Workbasket this week at My Workbasket

  I can’t believe it is almost August! I’ve turned 34, my sweet niece is about to turn 10, and school supplies are in the stores. Craziness! I also have so many projects that I never got to talk about in July! So many! Most of them were for Christmas in July, so now I’ll probably save them for actual Christmas and talk about them then. Let’s talk about my Weekly Workbasket though. Read More →

That time already? WOW! These weekly workbasket posts really make me see how much time gets away from me, or just how fast it passes in general. It seems like I just typed my first one but here it is several posts later. Last Week: So last week I started a new organization/cleaning method. It’s based on The Slob Sisters, and their Side-Tracked Home Executive system. I haven’t read the official book, but learned some about the system online and just jumped in to creating a basic set up. My son and I both are very ADHD and are not good at cleaning. We getRead More →

Easy three ingredient frozen strawberry treat! --My Workbasket

The June 1952 issue of the Workbasket had a section on using strawberries and one thing that intrigued me was the “Frozen Treat,” so when strawberries went on sale I knew what I was going to make, Frozen Strawberry Treat! It was super easy and my family loved it! Only three ingredients, and SUPER easy and quick! Print Frozen Strawberry Treat An easy, quick, and affordable summer treat! Course Dessert Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 10 minutes Total Time 15 minutes Servings 6 Ingredients 1 pint fresh strawberries trim off stems 1 pint sour cream 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup water I admit it,Read More →

Snow on the Mountain I’ve been cooking with my son and teaching him some basics for years, and somewhere along the lines he picked up/made up this recipe. He loves to make it sometimes for breakfast, it would also be great in a packed lunch. I like to assume you could put it in the fridge and have it last, but honestly he usually eats an entire plate and I can’t test that theory.Read More →

Easy, healthy, tasty beef one dish! The family begs for it!-- My Workbasket

The May 1980 issue has a variant of this recipe, and I know I’d be cooking it and sharing it with you. Mostly because my family eats this 2-3 times a month anyway. We just love it. One reason I love it is that I always can mix it up a little bit and we still love it. I call it Beef One Dish but I have made it with ground turkey, or you could even used shredded chicken. I don’t have precise measurements for you because I always do something a little different, but just experiment and have fun and you’ll probably end upRead More →