Instant Pot Strawberry Jam

I bought my kids strawberries … which they wanted, but didn’t eat. I was going to make a strawberry cake, but saw a recipe for jam using the Instant Pot. My IP hasn’t had much use lately beside making tea, so I thought I would give this recipe a try.

It was super easy to make and requires only three ingredients. It’s perfect to enjoy on a piece of English Muffin bread or as the jelly in your PB&J sandwich.

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Raspberry Cream Cheese Cake Squares

I’m back to buying fruit for my kids and then they’re not eating it. Ugh. I had a pack of raspberries and cream cheese that needed to be used up and found this recipe that uses both of them. Perfect!

These bite sized desserts squares are the best of two worlds – cheesecake and cake! The original recipe called for blueberries and they would be great as well. They were a big hit! The cake is soft and light and the cheesecake layer adds a little bit of sweetness.

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Easy Fried Oreos

Back in college, I worked at a food truck at flea market and we made fried oreos (and funnel cakes) all the time. I ate way too many of them while I worked … there’s just something about warm and gooey oreo with a cup of a coffee. Yes, I ate them for breakfast. It’s what happens when you start working at 6am on the weekends.

I decided to give the air fried version a try and they were so good. Granted, it’s not the same as being fried in hot oil … but it brings back the nostalgia of working all those early mornings making and eating fried oreos. This recipe uses crescent rolls as the dough. Quick and easy!

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Air Fryer Pepperoni Pizza Rolls

My kids have been home virtual learning for over a year and they are hoping for some new hot lunch options. I whipped together a batch of these pepperoni pizza rolls and they loved them. They were simple and easy to make and can be customized to whatever your kiddos like.

This recipe made enough for my kids to have lunch one day and then I froze the remaining for lunch another day. While the picture of these rolls don’t show how amazing they are, trust me … they’re delicious.

Besides pepperoni, what would you included in your pizza rolls?

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English Muffin Bread

My family loves English muffins and we eat a lot of them. My son’s favorite thing for breakfast is egg sandwiches – basically a fried egg, melted cheese, ham or bacon sandwiched between an English muffin. There’s just something about those nooks and crannies that make for the perfect breakfast sandwich.

I’ve mentioned before that we’ve been getting free breakfast and lunches from our school district as my kids are virtual learning. This week I had a lot of extra cartons of milk and was looking for a recipe that I could use a couple of them. I saw this recipe and figured it would be great to try. It was more than great! This bread is easy to make and so delicious. It has everything that you love about traditional English muffins – the nooks and crannies, it’s chewy and perfect for toasting. I know the two loaves I made will be devoured quickly!

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Peanut Butter Energy Bites

We’re getting back to a bit of normalcy here and my daughter is starting lacrosse with her middle school. She was looking for a good snack to have before practice and we found this recipe for energy bites. They’re packed full protein and nutritious snack to give her the energy to give it all her all on the field.

She wanted to make these herself and because it’s a simple and easy recipe, she had no issues. I’m sure her younger brother would have no issue making them either. There’s only 5 ingredients and take less than 30 minutes to make!

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Strawberries and Chocolate Baked Oatmeal

Who else has kiddos who ask for something at the grocery store and then they don’t eat any of it? My kids do this all the time. Mom, can you get bananas? They ate 3 and the rest of the bunch start to over-ripen. As I was going through my meal-planning, I asked my kids if they wanted strawberries since they were on sale. Of course they said yes and then only ate 1/2 of one of the containers. I needed to find a recipe to use some of the strawberries before they went bad and thought it would be good to finally bake a pan of baked oatmeal.

I found this recipe that has strawberries and chocolate … I mean it’s perfect. The recipe is simple and easy to make; and only requires one bowl. My family all enjoyed it for breakfast or dessert. Just warm up slightly in the microwave and add a dollop of whipped cream or a drizzle of milk.

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Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Muffins

I’m going back to the archives for my blog to start redoing recipes I’ve shared. This recipe goes all the way back to 2010! It was one of the muffin recipes I made all the time, but it’s been a long time since I have made them. I figured now was the perfect time since my kids are always looking for snacks.

These muffins are packed full of peanut butter, banana and oats. They are super easy to make, freeze well and are delicious! You could always add in 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips to add a little bit of chocolate.

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Maple Snickerdoodles

I barely baked cookies over the Christmas holiday and was in the mood to do some baking the other day. Cookies it was! My kids like snickerdoodles – they’re also super easy to make. This recipe has a little bit of a twist with the addition of maple syrup and they’re so good. I don’t think I’ll make regular snickerdoodles anymore now that I’ve tried them this way. The maple is the perfect addition to the cinnamon-sugar in this cookie. They’re soft and chewy and oh sooo good!

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Air Fried Ravioli

My air fryer has been getting a lot of use with my new way of eating. I’ve been making air fried chicken tenders (so good!) and experimenting with veggies. I’ve been wanting to make air fried raviolis and whipped together a batch of them for my kiddos and husband. It was a great way to experiment and have a delicious snack for them.

They’re super easy to make … just a few steps and less than 10 minutes in the air fryer and you have a great snack or appetizer! They’re perfect for the Super Bowl.

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