Banana Chocolate Chip Mini Muffin Recipe

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

This is my go to Banana Chocolate Chip Mini Muffin recipe.  I seriously use it all. the. time.  Let me tell you why.  I bake a double batch of these puppies up every couple of weeks, throw them in the freezer and have the perfect homemade snack for lunches all month long.  Are you with me?!?  Epic right?

1 3/4 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup shortening
2/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup mashed bananas
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Sift together dry ingredients.  Cream together sugar and shortening.  Add bananas and chocolate chips.  Mix all of the ingredients together well.  Scoop into greased mini muffin tins and bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.  Tip:  use a cookie scoop,  like the one from Pampered Chef,  for dropping the perfect amount of dough into the muffin tin cups.

Once cool I put these into freezer safe bags and into the freezer for easy lunch packing.  I also have to hide them from the family before they all get eaten *wink*.

Be sure to check out our Bento Lunchbox posts for more great lunch ideas.

xo Heather
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Vegetable Campfire Dip

Monday, September 1, 2014

As our camping season slowly comes to an end I simply have to leave you with this beyond amazing Vegetable Campfire Dip recipe!  Its perfect for a light lunch with the family or sharing as an appetizer with friends.

Eight Tips for Camping with Kids

Friday, August 29, 2014

Camping is a wonderful activity for the whole family.  But sometimes the idea of bringing our little ones into the great outdoors can be intimidating.  Here are our top tips to will help make each camping trip more enjoyable.  

Crock Pot Sausage Pesto Pasta Recipe

Thursday, August 28, 2014

If you follow along on Facebook or Instagram then you know that I have been attempting to get ahead of the game this year and ready for back-to-school.  I recently threw together over ten crock pot {lifesaver} freezer meals for the craziness that is September.  This amazing, delicious, yummy Crock Pot Sausage Pesto Pasta was a new addition to the menu and one that my husband has already asked me to make again!  Winner, winner right?!!  Be sure to check out more of our Crock Pot Freezer Meal Recipes as well.

Street Look ~ What We Wore Wednesday

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Back to school style does not need to be expensive.  We put this look together for under ten dollars! TEN DOLLARS! 

Party Like It's YOUR Birthday Giveaway

Dudes!  You seriously have to check out this Epic Giveaway today!  It is the largest prize pack that has ever been offered on this little blog and we cannot WAIT for one of you to win it!!

We're celebrating blogger birthdays this week with The Cards We Drew and we've rounded up a great group of bloggers and vendors to throw the ultimate birthday bash and party like it's YOUR birthday! We're giving away over $950 worth of prizes for three lucky winner (U.S. residents only--sorry). You can enter the giveaway via Rafflecopter below, but first check out the great prizes and bloggers involved and please be sure to read the fine print!

Each blogger picked their own gift card to here's what's up for grabs!!
Someday Crafts $15 Chilis Gift Card / The Cards We Drew $15 Home Goods Gift Card / Sweet Tea and Saving Grace $15 Hobby Lobby Gift Card / A Girl and a Glue Gun $15 Home Depot Gift Card / Made to be a Momma $15 Amazon Gift Card / Cupcake Diaries $15 Olive Garden Gift Card / Glued to my Crafts $15 Lowe's Gift Card / Kleinworth and Co. $15 Target Gift Card / Frenchie Wraps $15 JoAnn's Gift Card / Simply Designing $15 Amazon Gift Card / Carissa Miss $15 Amazon Gift Card / Food Folks and Fun $15 Target Gift Card / Occasionally Crafty $15 Amazon Gift Card / Maybe I Will $15 iTunes Gift Card / Over the Big Moon $15 Pick Your Plum Gift Card / Yesterday on Tuesday $15 Amazon Gift Card / Housewife Eclectic $15 Amazon Gift Card / Our Thrifty Ideas $15 Pick Your Plum Gift Card / Gingersnap Crafts $15 JoAnn's Gift Card / Pretty Providence $15 Target Gift Card / Crafting in the Rain $15 Panera Gift Card / Sister's Suitcase Blog $15 Target Gift Card / DimplePrints $15 Lowe's Gift Card / That's What Che Said $15 Home Depot Gift Card / Twin Dragonfly Designs $15 Amazon Gift Card / Happiness is Homemade $15 Amazon Gift Card / The Baker Upstairs $15 World Market Gift Card / Blooming Homestead $15 Target Gift Card / Splendid Designs $15 Michaels Gift Card / Reasons to Skip the Housework $15 Target Gift Card / Giggles Galore $15 Michaels Gift Card / Raegun Ramblings $15 Amazon Gift Card / View from the Fridge $15 Chipotle Gift Card / Flats to Flip Flops $15 Old Navy Gift Card / Cooking with Crystal $15 Hobby Lobby Gift Card / Home. Made. Interest.$15 Home Depot Gift Card / 100 Directions $15 Amazon Gift Card / 733 Blog $15 JoAnn's Gift Card / Endlessly Inspired $15 Home Goods Gift Card / Here Comes the Sun $15 Target Gift Card / Bloom Designs $15 Michaels Gift Card / Strawberry Mommycakes $15 Pottery Barn Gift Card / Handmade in the Heartland $15 Amazon Gift Card / Wait til Your Father Gets Home $15 Amazon Gift Card / Mabey She Made It $15 Amazon Gift Card / Play Party Pin $15 Amazon Gift Card / Poofy Cheeks $15 Target Gift Card / Bombshell Bling $15 iTunes Gift Card / C.R.A.F.T. $15 Home Depot Gift Card / Gallamore West $15 Target Gift Card
AND on top of all those gift cards we have the following vendors participating...
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$100 Credit to Design Your Own Handbag at Wink and Winn
$50 Credit to StitchFix where you can get your own personal stylist sending clothes to your door!
Winner One: $645 worth of Gift Cards + $50 StitchFix Credit
Winner Two: $60 worth of Gift Cards + $100 Credit to Wink and Winn
Winner Three: $45 worth of Gift Cards + $25 to Pick Your Plum + Jamberry Nail Decals

Giveaway Details and Fine Print:

Giveaway begins 8/27 and ends 9/5 at 11:59 p.m.. Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Winners will be chosen by Rafflecopter and winning entries verified. If winning entry is not complete, prize will be voided and another winner will be chosen. Winners will be notified via email and have 48 hours to respond and claim their prize before a new winner is chosen. Gift cards are chosen by each individual blogger and are mailed out separately to the winner in increments of $15 per blogger. Winner may not choose what gift cards they receive as that is predetermined by the bloggers in advance. Winner will have to provide a valid mailing address and email address, which will be kept confidential, in order to claim their prizes from all parties involved. All individual blogs are responsible for fulfilling their own respective prizes and will have the gift card in the mail or through email to you within one week of verification of winning. Gift Cards are sent out in $15 increments. The Cards We Drew, nor any other blog, is not held liable for unfulfilled prizes from other bloggers and/or vendors involved with this giveaway and all associated with this giveaway are hereby not held liable for any issues with the winnings. Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram and not in ANY way involved with this giveaway and are hereby released of any responsibility or liability.

xo Heather
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