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Overnight Coffee Cake

February 14, 2018
Overnight Coffee Cake is perfect to make for breakfast ahead of time! Letting the batter sit overnight makes this coffee cake recipe irresistible!

When I plan ahead and get things ready for an eventful day ahead of time, I'm always super proud of myself! The main reason is because most of the time when I have a big day ahead, I'm rushing around a few hours before trying to pull it all together. While I know that some people operate absolutely fine with that method, it stresses me out so much!

Overnight Coffee Cake

Guests coming in the morning? Kids to get ready for church the next day? Pop this Overnight Coffee Cake in the fridge and bake it in the morning. You'll be setting yourself up for success, for sure!

Polenta Casserole

February 12, 2018
This Polenta Casserole is an easy family dinner! Polenta topped with homemade meat sauce and cheese - my kids loved this recipe!

I didn't grow up eating polenta so honestly, I wasn't exactly sure what polenta was for the longest time! Last year on a date night, Paul had polenta as the side dish to his dinner entree. He was too into it, but I actually loved it! Of course I had to look up some polenta recipes to try at home.

What is polenta?

Polenta is basically cornmeal made into a porridge or oatmeal consistency. In a lot of dishes, it's used as the base on which other ingredients are layered on top of. Just like in this homemade Polenta Casserole recipe!

Polenta Casserole

Lately, our family has been really trying new ingredients as a way to really mix up our dinners. I've said this before on Mostly Homemade Mom, but I tend to get into a dinner rut a few times each year. Winter is usually one of those times! 

Peanut Butter Bread

February 7, 2018
This easy recipe for Peanut Butter Bread is perfect for a quick breakfast or brunch! I love one-bowl recipes like this!

All of my boys, including my husband, are absolutely obsessed with all things peanut butter. Now I like peanut butter, but I'm not sure if it was the sheer amount of PB & J sammies I consumed as a kid or what - it's definitely not an obsession of mine.

I can personally attest, I would eat this Peanut Butter Bread any day of the week for a quick breakfast or snack before bed! I love how mildly sweet it is. Just enough that you can eat it plain, but slather on pat of softened butter and you've just created heaven right there at your kitchen counter!

Peanut Butter Bread

You will absolutely love how this bread only need ONE BOWL to mix up and then pour into your loaf pan. I couldn't tell you the last baked good recipe I made that only needed one bowl. I'm usually breaking out all of my mixing bowls, including my stand mixer, during a baking session.

Well hallelujah, not this beautiful bread! Just add the ingredients as listed in the recipe card below, beat with a hand mixer until well combined, and pour into a greased loaf pan. I'd bet this recipe would make great muffins, too!

Creamed Peas

February 2, 2018
Creamed Peas make an outstanding side dish! Sweet peas in a creamy stove-top sauce - the best cream peas recipe!

I had been thinking of trying a Creamed Peas recipe ever since my Homemade Crockpot Creamed Corn turned out so well. That's actually one of my top posts to date! I figured if it works well with corn, it should work well with peas.

Well I must been late on the uptake with that because apparently Creamed Peas (or Cream Peas) is already a thing! Who knew? ...Ok, well, maybe you did, but clearly I didn't! 😄

creamed peas

Box of Chocolates Cupcakes

February 1, 2018
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These Box of Chocolates Cupcakes are so fun! Devil's Food cake mix with a chocolate pressed inside, topped with cream cheese frosting: the perfect chocolate cupcake for Valentine's Day!

Box of Chocolates Cupcakes

I am an absolute chocoholic and I make no apologies about it! My husband knows this, my kids know this, and I'm fully embracing that identity. If you want to make me happy, bring me chocolate!

My kiddos recently have been interested in cooking with me and I'm really enjoying them in the kitchen! They received a cookbook for Christmas and we try to make a new recipe together each week. 

Box of Chocolates Cupcakes recipes