I have two children. One will eat anything I put in front of her. The other; not so much. We’ve tried rewards, punishments, bribes, and even lies (yes; I’m not proud of it, but it’s true). With such a picky eater, our family has become quite skilled and finding successful ways to get our kids to live healthy.
Muffin tins are basically the perfect serving size. So this got me thinking; why can’t we use them for things other than muffins and have the perfect serving size of other things. It was a pivotal moment. So here are some other things we use muffin tins for in our house.
I can’t get enough of my slow cooker. It makes deliciously warm meals that make my house smell good all day long. It also means I can prep dinner in the morning and forget about it for the rest of the day. These BBQ meatballs have ground chipotle pepper, which gives them a great smoky flavor that makes me think of summer, even when there is still a foot of snow outside.
This apple chicken is a fun change from a basic grilled chicken. I read a recipe similar to this in a “healthy” cookbook. I was shocked it was considered healthy with all the sugars and hydrogenated oils. I changed up some of the ingredients and left out the processed sugars and was very pleased with the results.
Iget sugar cravings. When I just can’t ignore them anymore, I turn to these quick fixes. I am not a nutrition or fitness expert. I don’t have a degree in human anatomy and I can’t even sing the song “Dem Bones.” But I am a busy mom in her 30’s who gets stressed, tired and just wants a Snickers every now and again. I feel that does make me an expert to some extent.
I love hot chocolate. But the idea of having creamy, sugary hot chocolate on a random afternoon fills me with guilt. Trying to be optimistic, I set out to find a hot chocolate I could have anytime without feeling guilty. Mission accomplished. Since then, I’ve come up with several variations to fit any mood or occasion.
Since we only have one week until Halloween, I thought I’d post one more Halloween recipe. I made these graveyard cupcakes last year for a church Halloween party and they were a hit.
This week we made another Halloween treat. We decided on ghost cupcakes. If you can pipe frosting on a cupcake, you can make these.
We make a lot of Halloween treats in our house. These adorable pudding graveyards are a Halloween dessert that is easy enough for those of us with little to no culinary artistic ability.