Mostly Homemade Mom

Seafood Bisque

January 17, 2018
This Seafood Bisque is delicious and easy! Shrimp and crabmeat in every bite!

Making a quick batch of Seafood Bisque on a chilly night couldn't be more perfect! I promise, friends, this seafood bisque recipe is super easy, too.

For some reason a lot of people seem to shy away from making seafood recipes at home. The ingredients can be expensive and if the recipe doesn't turn out, it seems wasteful. Believe me, I've been there!

Seafood Bisque

Italian No Bake Cake

January 12, 2018
This yummy Italian No Bake Cake is so simple! Vanilla wafers, crushed pineapple, coconut, and a creamy filling - topped with maraschino cherries - this is an easy dessert in a pinch!

Like a lot of desserts that make their way down the grapevine, I think this Italian No Bake Cake received it's name just from evolving as a no bake version of Italian Cream Cake. With the vanilla wafers, crushed pineapple, sweetened condensed milk, Cool Whip, coconut, and cherries - I really am not sure what makes this dessert "Italian" in nature! 

Honestly though, one bite of this delicious cake, and I could care less what it's called. It's THAT good!

Italian No Bake Cake

If you're planning on making this cake, there's a couple of things to keep in mind. Even though it's no bake, meaning no part of the preparation process involves cooking in any way, you definitely want to give it a few hours in the refrigerate. This will give the vanilla wafers time to soak up the cream filling and soften them to form a sponge-like crust at the bottom of the cake - my favorite part!

italian no bake coconut cake

Kale Apple Salad

January 10, 2018
This Kale Apple Salad is fresh and delicious! Raw kale, chopped apples, walnuts, and a dijon dressing - my favorite salad recipe!

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January is the time of the year when I'm always looking for new salad ideas. After indulging over the holidays, it's so nice to throw together some fresh ingredients that are delicious as well!

Luckily, with a few simple ingredients, this kale salad is absolutely one of the easiest dishes to make at home!

Apple Kale Salad

I have to be honest with you, I have been a fan of kale for a while now! I had it while I was pregnant with Reuben and it was a bad experience! There was something about the texture that just didn't sit right with me. During pregnancy my taste buds get completely messed up, so really, it wasn't the kale's fault!

Have you ever tried growing kale? It's SO EASY! Last year I really began gardening and kale was one of the first things I tried and was completely successful with. 

kale apple salad

Slow Cooker Blueberry French Toast

January 9, 2018
Thank you McCormick for sponsoring this post. Visit your local Wal-Mart to pick up McCormick Good Morning Breakfast for your family!

This Slow Cooker Blueberry French Toast is the perfect make ahead breakfast! French bread, eggs, milk, seasonings, and fresh blueberries with a sweet glaze to finish it off - delicious!

Slow Cooker Blueberry French Toast

Our youngest little boy, Reuben, is currently two years old and is a very, VERY active toddler. He had me a little concerned for a bit there because he really wasn't talking much. He had been saying a handful of words for months, but that was it and he hadn't started to try any new words for quite a while. Thankfully, about two weeks ago, Reuben decided he was going to talk. Without ceasing. Forever, and ever, Amen.

God must be preparing a special place for mothers whose toddlers decide to talk two weeks before Christmas. Right? RIGHT??

Loaded Philly Cheese Steak Nachos

January 6, 2018
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mission®. All opinions are entirely my own.

These Loaded Philly Cheese Steak Nachos are perfect for game day parties! Crunchy tortilla chips loaded with thin steak, peppers, onions, and American cheese - ketchup optional!!

Loaded Philly Cheese Steak Nachos


Why yes, we are Philadelphia Eagles fans in the Miller household, in case you were wondering. 😜 We've lived here in South Central Pennsylvania for the past 8 years, in the middle of farmland and Amish country, but both Paul and I were born and raised in Northeast Philadelphia. As Philly kids, the following were regular experiences in our childhoods:

  • Weekly fresh-baked soft pretzels sold at school for snack time
  • Being able to buy the same soft pretzels at literally EVERY busy intersection in our neighborhood
  • Having to dump out our trick-or-treat bags half way through Halloween because the row houses were so close together!
  • Riding the bus, then the "El" (elevated train), then the bus ONE WAY to middle school and high school
  • Visiting the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and the Philadelphia Zoo on a yearly basis on school trips
  • Rooting for our beloved Eagles every year!!

Of course we feel extremely blessed to raise our kids in our area now. I absolutely love my memories of growing up in the city. I wouldn't change it for the world!

philly cheese steak nachos recipe