Strawberry Short (Cup) Cakes

I love serving cupcakes at parties because they are super convenient.  You have individual servings, so there is no guess work about how many you need, and cupcakes are just cute, fun and compact. But sometimes you want a dessert that's a little more dressed up.  Enter: The Strawberry Short (Cup) Cake!  All the convenience of a cupcake with the pizazz of a grown-up dessert.  And still easy to make! Strawberry Short (Cup) Cake Ingredients: One yellow cake prepared One large container whipped topping 3-4 pints of fresh strawberries, chopped 12 small/medium mason jars or clear glass tumblers Strawberry Short (Cup) Cake Directions:  Crumble cake into each jar until it is about one third full. Add a layer of strawberries, a layer of whipped topping, and another layer … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Pudding Recipe: Quick Recipe for a Delicious Winter Snack

Well we're done with the holidays, but that doesn't mean we don't still crave something tasty and delicious.  But, who wants to go through all the hassle of cooking and baking after we've just survived Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years?  Not me!  And that's why I've created this simple Pumpkin Pudding Recipe.  It's a quick recipe for a delicious winter snack! Pumpkin Pudding Ingredients: 1 can pure pumpkin, 15 ounces 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk 1/4 teaspoon real vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger optional garnishes: whipped cream, graham crackers, gingerbread cookies Pumpkin Pudding Directions: Add ingredients to a bowl and combine with an electric mixer until well blended. Serve … [Read more...]

(Not Your Typical) Green Bean Casserole!

I don't know about you, but I get a little tired of eating the exact same food for each holiday meal.  That being said, there's also something really nice about of familiarity and tradition.  So, in our home we stick with the same basic foods for each holiday, but I try to make at least one dish a little bit different.  This year for Thanksgiving we're having one of my favorites, (Not Your Typical) Green Bean Casserole! (Not Your Typical) Green Bean Casserole Ingredients: 3 cans green beans (drained), 15 ounces 3 cans chicken rice soup, 15 ounces 2 cans sliced mushrooms (drained), 7 ounces 2 tablespoons sour cream 10 to 15 Ritz style crackers, crumbled (Not Your Typical) Green Bean Casserole Directions: In a large casserole dish combine green beans, soup, mushrooms, … [Read more...]

Simple Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Fall begs for pot roast, and a busy kitchen begs for the slow cooker.  This Simple Slow Cooker Pot Roast recipe will keep your family and your kitchen very happy as we slip into the brisk autumn evenings full of homework and after-school activities. Try the delicious pot roast recipe as-is, or mix it up with by adding your family's personal favorite veggies like green beans, mushrooms, celery or fresh garlic!  Serve with some crusty french bread and simple gravy for a complete healthy and memorable family meal. Simple Slow Cooker Pot Roast Ingredients: 4 - 5 pounds beef oven roast (I used tip roast), cut into large chunks 3 pounds red potatoes, quartered 1 & 1/2 pounds baby carrots 1 large yellow (sweet) onion, cut in large chunks 3 packets dry ranch dressing mix (1 … [Read more...]

School Lunches That Will Make You a WonderMom!

We're almost into September, which means 'back to school' season and packing school lunches.  It's a tedious and often thankless job, but here are a few easy tips to help make your packed lunches fun and exciting. Keep it Colorful! A 'blah' looking lunch is going to make for a 'blah' reaction from kiddo.  It's also not going to be very healthy.  So, make sure to mix it up and include a colorful assortment of food in your child's lunch box.  Here are a few ideas: Red - apples, bell peppers, cherries, strawberries, cherry tomatoes, raspberries Orange: carrots, oranges, bell peppers Yellow: bell peppers, corn, cherry tomatoes, rice, applesauce, bananas Green: apples, bell peppers, green beans, grapes, peas, lettuce Blue: blueberries Purple: Blackberries, cabbage, beets, … [Read more...]

Kids Easter Crafts

It's nearly Easter again!  Here at Blissfully Domestic, we love Easter crafts and spring crafts for kids.  Take a quick stroll back with me through memory lane and let's look together at all the fantastic kids Easter crafts we've featured in the past or ideas we think you can use with your family! Stained Glass Easter Egg Craft This stained glass Easter egg craft is fun for all with tissue paper, card stock and glue sticks.  You could even add a little bit of glitter for that Easter magic if you're feeling sparkly! Crafty Recycled Easter Baskets Get your green on by scavenging through the house to find elements for these fun and pretty upcycled Easter baskets! Coloring Easter Eggs Naturally Not a fan of store-bought Easter egg dyes?  Not a problem!  Learn to dye your Easter … [Read more...]