Easy Homemade Waffles


  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat waffle iron. Beat eggs in large bowl with hand beater until fluffy. Beat in flour, milk, vegetable oil, sugar, baking powder, salt and vanilla, just until smooth.
  2. Spray preheated waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray. Pour mix onto hot waffle iron. Cook until golden brown. Serve hot.

~Recipe from allrecipes.com

Zucchini Brownies


  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla


  1. Mix dry ingredients, then add the wet ingrednients. Stir until well mixed.
  2. Spread in a greased 9×13″ pan.
  3. Bake with milk chocolate frosting (recipe below).

Frosting ingredients:

  • 3 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup milk (more or less depending on consistency)
  • 1 cup powder sugar (more or less depending on consistency)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

Frosting directions:

  1. Mix all frosting ingredients together, adding more or less milk and powder sugar to get a creamy consistency.
  2. Top brownies when they have cooled, so the frosting doesn’t just thin out and melt off.

~recipe adapted from thecraftingchicks.com

Homemade Pizza Dough


  • 15 oz (3 cups) Flour
  • 1 tbsp Yeast
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 9 fl oz Warm Water

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

By Hand

  1. Place flour into a large mixing bowl and make a well in the center.
  2. Add Yeast, sugar, olive oil, and water and stir until copmbined.
  3. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and kneed for 5-10 minutes or until a smooth ball forms.

In Mixer:

  1. Place flour into a stand mixing bowl and make a well in the center. Use dough hook.
  2. Add yeast, sugar, salt, olive oil and water and turn on low combined (about 3 minutes).
  3. Turn to medium and kneed for 5-10 minutes or until a smooth ball forms.


  • Place dough ball into a lightly oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap or clean cloth. Set in a warm place for 30 minutes or until dough has doubled.
  • Turn dough out on a floured surface and punch the dough to remove excess air, kneed lightly.

Makes enough dough for 4 10-12″ thin pizzas.Spread with desired toppings and bake in 450 degrees preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Let baked pizza cool for 5 minutes before serving.
~Recipe adapted from Saving Dollars & Sense

Cinnamon Apple Energy Balls

Total time: 10 mins
Yields: 12-14 balls


  • 1/2 cup pitted dates
  • 1 cup dried apples (not freeze dried, you want the chewy ones)
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor and process until it forms a thick paste.
  2. Using about a tablespoon of the mixture, roll into balls. If you want the little bites, use about 1/4 teaspoon.

~Recipe from thenymelrosefamily.com

Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars


  • 3/4 cup Peanut butter (or any kind of nut butter)
  • 1/2 cup Honey
  • 3 cups Cheerios (or similar shaped cereal)
  • Oil spray (for baking dish & measuring cup)
  • Optional: sprinkles


  • Spray oil on a 9×9 baking dish
  • Combine peanut butter and honey in a medium pot
  • Heat to combine
  • Add Cheerios and combine well, using spatula
  • Pour mixture into baking dish and flatten with spatula
  • Add sprinkles on top at this point if you’d like.
  • Let cool completely before serving (it will be firmer after cooling)

Big tip: Spray measuring cup with oil prior to measuring peanut butter and honey. This will allow the ingredients to fall out easier when adding to pot.

~Recipe adapted from the The Lazy Dish

Spinach “Green” Muffins


  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce (about one single serving cup)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup fresh spinach, packed
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Processes wet ingredients in a blender: applesauce, egg, vanilla, spinach, sugar and oil.
  3. Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl: flour baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  4. Add the wet spinach mixture to the dry ingredients.
  5. Slowly mix the dry ingredients into the wet until combined. You can use a spoon or spatula. The mixture will be very dense! On occasion, if it seems too dense, I’ll add a splash of milk to loosen it up, but the mixture should resemble a thick cookie dough. It won’t pour easily.
  6. Scoop the batter into greased muffin tins. This recipe will make 8-9 large muffins or 24 mini-muffins.
  7. Bake for 12 minutes for mini-muffins or 17 minutes for regular-sized muffins.
  8. Let them cool on a rack and enjoy! 

~Recipe adapted from mamasaywhat.com

Buttermilk Pancakes

Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 5 min


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda powder, baking soda, sugar and salt.
  2. In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, egg and melted butter. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients just until combined. (There should be lumps in the batter.)
  3. Place a nonstick pan or griddle over medium-low heat. Grease it with oil. Drop dollops of the batter onto the hot pan. Once bubbles form, flip the pancake once and continue cooking 1 to 2 more minutes until the pancakes are cooked throughout. Serve immediately with maple syrup or other toppings.

*Do not overmix the batter or the pancakes will be dense and flat rather than light and fluffy.
~Recipe from justataste.com