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Family Tradition: “Big Breakfast”

Big Breakfast Time!

Big Breakfast Time!

It’s not easy for our family to sit down at dinner. Often times Kelli or I will have something going on in the evenings, or we are not hungry when the girls usually eat. Most nights the girls get their dinner earlier and Kelli and I will enjoy a dinner together later in the evening after the girls go to bed. There are rare occasions where we have tried to have a common dinner but often times the cuisine that Kelli and I enjoy is far from the more simple tastes the girls will eat.

There is one meal that we all agree on in regards to time and menu: breakfast. We’ve made it a tradition to – whenever possible – sit down to a breakfast together on the weekends. (more…)

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Tater-tot Casserole

And from the depths of the Higgins household’s deep repertoire of quick-n-easy culinary creations comes a hearty, homey recipe that can be whipped together in about an hour with less than $20 and feed a crew of 8.

This is great for a cool spring or autumn evening or as the “I-forgot-to-cook-something-for-the-pitch-in” dish for church. (more…)

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Pizza Casadia

This cheesy delight is a stupidly-simple, cheap, quick meal idea that the girls absolutely love. It’s a casadia, but with pizza toppings. That’s right – the unnatural combination of Southwest and Italian in one, easy to make package. Here’s the blueprint for this crazy deliciousness: (more…)

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Hot Buttered Rum… er… uh… Milk

Don’t let the title throw you: this stuff is great with both items. It’s a recipe from my mother to spice up some rum on a cold autumn or winter evening. It’s also great to sweeten some milk for the younger that can’t have the more high-octane ingredients. (It always reminds me of that oh-so-good sweetened milk that you drank after a bowl of sweet cereal, except with a more sophisticated flavor.) (more…)

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By Royal Command; Spice Sugar Cookies Recipe

Princess Michaela has commanded me to make her cookies shaped like pumpkins. (Michaela is dressing-up as Cinderella for Halloween this year. She is getting into character and learning to play the role.) Many years ago, I found the spice sugar cookie recipe online and I love it. These cookies are awesome for any type of cutter cookies you want. I usually double the recipe because when I cut out the cookies I like to make them thick. (more…)

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