Mostly Homemade Mom

Buttermilk Muffins with Nutella® Hazelnut Spread

March 16, 2018
These Buttermilk Muffins are the perfect easy breakfast on busy mornings! Top them with a swirl of Nutella® and your  family will be set for the day!

Weekday mornings in the Miller household are absolutely crazy most days! Kids need to get dressed. Lunches need to be made. Homework needs to be double checked. Coffee needs to be brewed.

You get the idea!

Honestly though, who wouldn't have an extra pep in their step knowing these Buttermilk Muffins with Nutella® hazelnut spread were waiting for them in the morning? ­čśŹ 

Believe it or not, I had never tried Nutella® hazelnut spread until I was an adult and I'm so sad I missed out on that delicious flavor until recently! I introduced my kids to Nutella® not that long ago, and it was a huge hit. Since then, I've been on the hunt for different foods that are easy just to have them spread some on it themselves. We all thought Nutella® was absolutely delicious spread on these warm buttermilk muffins!

Tomato Basil Soup and Caprese Panini

March 15, 2018
The following is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own.
This Tomato Basil Soup & Caprese Panini is the perfect lunch idea! A restaurant-quality lunch prepared in your own home, delicious!

Is there anything more comforting than a warm bowl of tomato soup with a melty grilled cheese sandwich to go with it? Especially in this chilly time of the year. Soup is just so perfect to warm you up right down to your toes!

Tomato Basil Soup and Caprese Panini

Before the kiddos came along, Paul and I would meet for lunch a lot. One of our favorite places was a chain that makes absolutely fantastic soups and sandwiches - I'm sure you know which one I'm talking about! ­čśë Married with 3 little boys later, and we're realizing how difficult, and how expensive, it can be to just go out to lunch. 

Tomato Basil Soup and Caprese Panini

Irish Oatmeal

March 13, 2018
A warm bowl of Irish Oatmeal is perfect on a chilly morning! Steel cut oats with brown sugar, cinnamon, and raisins - filling and delicious!

Irish Oatmeal

Most weekday mornings in this house are so busy and rushed we enjoy toast, fruit, or cold cereal before everyone runs out the door. The boys, of course, choose their favorite cereal. Paul makes his traditional coffee in his travel mug on his way to work. I usually have toast with apple butter and a piece of fruit with my coffee.

I miss oatmeal so much, you guys!

I really don't know why I have it stuck in my head that oatmeal takes so much longer than any of the things I listed above. Well... I suppose it does take a *smidge* longer than just pouring out cereal and milk into a bowl. Really though, you just stir it together in the pot and let it do its thing. Not hard, Kel. ­čść

Ziti Lasagna

March 6, 2018
This post is sponsored by Redpack. All opinions are my own.

Ziti Lasagna is the perfect weeknight dinner! Ziti pasta layered with meat sauce, ricotta cheese, and mozzarella cheese - total comfort food!

In our family, pasta with tomato sauce is a main dinner. I love it because I know everyone in my family will enjoy dinner that night - which is a HUGE win for me! I pretty much always keep various kinds of pastas in my pantry along with Redpack Tomato Sauce - our family's favorite. You really can't beat a more simple and delicious dinner than that, am I right?

Ziti Lasagna

There are definitely nights, though, that I just want to switch up the routine a bit. In fact, lately I've been getting a little "burned out" so to speak on menu planning. If you've been a follower here on Mostly Homemade Mom for even a short while, you know how passionate I am about menu planning on a weekly basis. I have a BIG problem right now, however.

I live in a house of picky eaters.

baked ziti lasagna

Asparagus Salad

March 1, 2018
This easy Asparagus Salad is so delicious! Steamed asparagus with a apple cider vinaigrette, yum!

I get so happy this time of the year when I start to see sales on all sorts of vegetables and fruits that are beginning to come into season in my area. Spring will be here soon! I am very excited for spring to be here and to get started on this year's vegetable garden.

Asparagus Salad

One thing I will not be growing in my backyard garden is asparagus, but I wish I could! From my research, they need quite a large area and also quite a lot of patience as they take a few years to be able to harvest.