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Easy Summer Freezer Meals Part 2

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on July 5, 2013 in Uncategorized |

Living in the upper Midwest it seems like we have two cooking seasons…..crockpot and grilling. So while grilling season is open I plan on taking full advantage of it. But the beauty of crockpot cooking is you throw everything together in the morning, turn it on and return at night with a hot meal. I [...]

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Date, Bacon, and Bean Salad

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on March 9, 2011 in Family, Food, life, Moms |

I am teaching a class this week called “Meal Planning for Busy Families”, so my quest for finding those quick meals for families on the go has been heightened as of late.  The library has a great selection of fast meal cookbooks.  But I am on the search for ones that don’t add processed ingredients in [...]

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Lemon Shrimp With Roasted Peppers

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on March 6, 2011 in Family, Food, life, Moms |

Meals that take minutes and are healthy for you?  You will find both of those with this recipe.  What is really nice is that this can be a pantry/freezer meal.  You keep everything you need for this recipe in your kitchen for a gourmet meal with minutes notice.  Shrimp can be pulled out of the freezer [...]

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Oatmeal Bars With Chocolate-Covered Raisins

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on January 20, 2011 in Family, Food, Moms |

I love the name of this cookbook, “The Four-Sided Cookie“.  As a busy mom sometimes all I have time to do is a pan of bars so I am right there with the convenience of a bar versus a cookie.  Not a one color picture, but several back and white sketches to give you the [...]

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2 Days Until Christmas……Fast and Easy Fudge

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on December 23, 2010 in Family, Food, Holidays, Moms |

For some people fudge is the defining treat for Christmas.  Not for me, but I aim to please and my family loves fudge.  So when I came upon this post for cinnamon fudge and rocky road fudge I knew this is what I had to make…..you see I like a twist on a holiday favorite.  But what [...]

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