Where are my peanut butter lovers? Reese’s mini peanut butter cups steal the show in these delicious cupcakes, providing a delicious surprise in the middle of chocolate on chocolate cupcakes, drizzled with a peanut butter sauce! YUM! Introducing Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cupcakes!
School Anxiety: What Has Helped Our Family
A few years ago, our oldest started daily pre-k. Things were great at first, but they got worse. A lot worse. He started on a Wednesday and absolutely loved it. Thursday he cried and said it was because he didn’t like the noisy cafeteria, which they had to go to first thing. Thursday is also soccer practice day, and the day he gets a little one-on-one from an awesome homeschool teacher, that I’m glad we didn’t have to give up because he loves. By Friday, he was tired and totally did not want to go to school. He even mentioned that if I didn’t make him go to school, he would go take a nap….which, he hates napping these days, so I knew it was serious. I had to pry his hands from the carseat and carry him inside. By the end of this traumatic experience, he was screaming and crying and I was feeling sadness and guilt. I wasn’t sure that we had made the right decision, but I said a prayer for him and went home with our then 2 year old.
When I went to pick him up a few hours later, he was smiling and he said he liked school. The teacher said he had a good day and stopped crying. He told me that he cried through the cafeteria time and part of recess, but then enjoyed the rest of the day. It’s so awful to think that your child is crying and you can’t do anything for them. Friends of mine said it was good for him, that it would prepare him for other life experiences, and he would be fine. Well, fine he was, but I am not sure that it was necessarily “good” for him, but I guess that’s all dependent on how you look at things. I know people that have never been left at school, crying and screaming, and they turned out just fine. 🙂 I know quite a few adults who were homeschooled that have adjusted to life quite well, so I don’t really think that all of this is a necessary evil, but it’s just something we have to look at as a family. It’s a personal parenting decision.
No matter what one’s love language is, I truly believe that thank you gifts are always appreciated. And, since every human eats, food makes the perfect thank you gift!View Post
Game Day is always a day of friends, family, food, and fun! This year, we are watching the Big Game at home and watching our East Texas native, Patrick Mahomes, play again! Since we all love appetizers and meals with meat…I put together this round up of delicious game day recipes for MEAT LOVERS! Check it out (and don’t miss the Butcher Box game day special!)
If there are two things that my family loves, it’s Disney and sandwiches. We all have our favorites, but sandwiches have gotten us through many days and lunches at school, too. Recently, we received a big box of goodies for our Disney and sandwich lovers, including a loaf of Oroweat Organic White made with Whole Wheat Bread, some fun kids’ plates, reusable sandwich bags, and Disney’s Mickey Mouse sandwich cutters. That inspired me to make a new recipe – Disney’s Mickey Mouse Egg White Omelette Toast!
My family love Chick-Fil-A. Lately, the favorite menu item of my boys’ has been the Chicken Minis. We rarely get breakfast out, but when we do, these are what is always requested! If you have a craving for this mini breakfast sandwiches after 10:30 or on Sunday, however, you’re out of luck. Sure, you could get the chicken nuggets and place them in a roll, but if you are wanting to make your own, read further to get this recipe!View Post
Air Fryer S’mores Cookies
Air Fryer S’mores Cookies came together one afternoon when I wanted to make chocolate chip cookies for the boys, but also combine a new favorite flavor that my 10 year old son, especially, really loves: s’mores. We love to make s’mores on the campfire, oven s’mores, or the latest fad: s’mores dip. I wasn’t in the mood to heat up the big oven, so I tried it in my trusty air fryer with my new air fryer parchment paper sheets that my husband got for me for Christmas and the cookies turned out perfect!View Post
Mornings can be quite chaotic, but easy instant pot breakfasts are where it’s at! I love this recipe for Instant Pot Peanut Butter Oatmeal because not only is it easy, the milk and peanut butter in this hot bowl of oatmeal provide protein for the busy day ahead.
Have you ever made oatmeal in the instant pot? It is SUPER easy. You pretty much just mix the oats and water, set it and forget it. When you are ready to eat, you stir in whatever you like. Maple syrup, honey, sugar? sure! Peanut butter? DEFINITELY. Then you can either add chocolate chips or sprinkle finely grated chocolate on top like I did. SO DELICIOUS!
Can instant pot oatmeal be refrigerated?
YES! This oatmeal can be refrigerated and eaten every day of the week for breakfast. I have not tested it, but I am sure you could freeze it, as well.
Can quick oats be substituted for old fashioned oats?
Yes. You can substitute any oats that you have on hand. Quick cooking oats will be softer and mushier and don’t have to be cooked as long. You can also use steel cut oats, but you will need to cook them longer and the texture, of course, will be different.
This Instant Pot Peanut Butter Oatmeal is a great idea for breakfast for the whole family. Each family member can customize their bowl of oatmeal and even their breakfast. Add a piece of toast with jelly, a banana or some strawberries, a cup of orange juice or coffee, and you will be set for the morning!
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Instant Pot Peanut Butter Oatmeal
Air Fryer Pigs in a Blanket are so easy to make! Some call them piggies, some call them kolaches, but whatever your preference is, they are super good and so easy to make in your air fryer!View Post