Simple & Delicious Double Duty Slowcooker Dinner Idea

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Double Duty Dinner Idea! Few minutes of prep and you get TWO delicious dinners #recipes #family via www.makinglemonadeblog.com

Making healthy dinners for my family from scratch is a priority, but trying to watch the kids while prepping dinner isn't a walk in the park-- unless a walk in the park is defined as 'having the kids compete for my attention under foot as I furiously chop and make supper while simultaneously attempting to keep them away from the flaming hot stove area.' I'm pretty sure that's not the definition of 'walk in the park'. Which is why I'm always looking for easy shortcuts to achieve this lofty … [Read more...]

Mexican Stuffed Peppers Recipe & New Contributor!

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Mexican Stuffed Peppers - a great go-to family meal idea! via www.makinglemonadeblog.com #recipes #familymeals

Happy Monday everyone! I'm thrilled to announce a new contributor to Making Lemonade, Allison from Two Thirty-Five Designs. She's got style for miles, and I'm so happy she's joining the small team sharing freshly squeezed ideas over here. Please give her a warm welcome, and I hope you'll follow her on social media-- her style will blow your mind! (and maybe some will rub off on me, I hope?) I  mean, here's a peek at her Instagram: See? Style. For. Miles. I know you'll enjoy her recipe … [Read more...]

Deliciously Easy “Cheater” Doughnuts!

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SUPER EASY Homemade Doughnuts! Find out the secret to making delicious doughnuts at home in just minutes! via www.makinglemonadeblog.com #doughnuts #donut #recipe #dessert

Around these Pennsylvania Dutch parts, the tradition of eating a doughnut on Fasnacht Day (otherwise known as Fat Tuesday) is quite common and can be traced back to the German heritage in the area. According to my mother-in-law eating a doughnut on Fastnacht Day is supposed to bring good health for the coming year, but really, I think it's just the perfect excuse for everyone to eat doughnuts.  ;-) Making them from scratch always seemed too daunting until I was strolling the aisles of my … [Read more...]

20 Easy and Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes!

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Slow cooker / crock pot recipes

Brrrr, y'all, we're buried in snow and freezing temps here in Philly! Every time the temperature dips, the first thing I do is pull out my slowcooker. Something about cold weather SCREAMS "crockpot time!"  (like, literally, I SCREAM "you guys, it's crockpot time!") and then I begin my hunt for easy slowcooker recipes that I can prep in the morning and have ready by dinner.  Because I have better things to do than spent an hour making dinner on these chilly nights.  And by 'better things', I … [Read more...]

Delicious Christmas Menu Recipes + Ideas

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Delicious Christmas Menu Recipes + Ideas

Christmas is almost here, do you have your meal plan yet?  I'm so thankful to be hosting friends on Christmas Eve.  Since we have 5 kids coming for dinner and several menu restrictions (including a non-red-meat eater, an only-red-meat-eater, and me, the mostly-gluten-and-dairy-free gal) I'll admit I was perplexed as to what to serve.  Thanks to a recent helpful conversation on Facebook about Christmas meal ideas, we decided on something different this year: appetizers for dinner!  Or if you … [Read more...]