Category: Recipes

Easy dinner hacks for busy evenings

Easy dinner hacks for busy weekday evenings {Heather's Handmade Life}

We’re a month into our new school-year routine, and it’s different than previous years because C and D now each have TWO after-school activities. (We used to always stick to one but, well, I guess those days are over?) Luckily, our busy-ness is pretty…

Cake pops are surprisingly easy

Cake pops are surprisingly easy to make {Heather's Handmade Life}

I always admired parents who made cake pops. They seemed so fancy and I’d imagined they’d spent hours in the kitchen, perfecting each little ball of cakey goodness before dipping it and decorating it. While I’m definitely better at baking than cooking (which isn’t…

Easy mini pizza hack

Easy mini pizza hack {Heather's Handmade Life}

You guys know I HATE cooking and only ever post “recipes” (I use that word very loosely) on the blog if they are (A) incredibly easy to make, (B) super-fast, (C) prevent us from wasting something, and/or (D) get me out of the kitchen…

Who knew you could BAKE hamburgers?

You guys know I don’t do a lot of food posts — mainly because I’m a terrible cook but also because food isn’t that interesting to me — but I recently tried something that made me SUPER INTRIGUED and felt I had to share…

Baking a doggie birthday cake

This is completely random and hilarious, but I have been getting requests for the recipe I used to make Annabelle‘s half-birthday cake a couple of weeks ago. Truth: It looked so good that I kind of wanted to try it. I modified this peanut…

Make-ahead Chicken Broccoli Divan

I don’t post a lot of recipes on here because I don’t cook very adventurous meals. In fact, it seems most of my recipes are desserts or bread-related items (that’s where I tend to shine). But I’ve been meaning to share this one because…

Six lunch hacks for busy parents

I microwaved a burger at 7 a.m. and it ended up taking over half my day. Yes, that’s true. I was testing a new lunch idea (item #2) and it worked so brilliantly that I thought: “Hey, self. You should take some poorly-lit photos…

Beat the school lunch blues with Lunch Pucks

Our five-year-old loves peanut butter sandwiches, but he can’t bring those to school, of course. We did buy something called Wowbutter, but he’s not keen on it yet. So what do you pack for the child who refuses to bring a sandwich to school?…

The easiest, most delicious banana muffin recipe on the internet

I made “my” famous banana and dark chocolate mini-chip muffins on the weekend, and it occurred to me that I may not have ever shared the recipe here? Which is pretty nuts, when you think about it, because I make these muffins about once…

Breakfast hack: pancake muffins

We are big pancake eaters, but lately we make them a lot less (now that mornings are busier with activities).  Sometimes I just don’t feel like dragging out the griddle, but I feel that pancake-y urge, so I’ll take the easy route: pancake muffins….

I know what you’re doing this weekend …

It’s no secret that I have a breadmaker — I heart convenience — and that while I use it all the time, I never, ever use it to make bread — helloooooo Pizza Friday! I made bread in it exactly one time, and I…

B is for brownie

I swear this isn’t turning into a recipe blog, but a few people have asked for my go-to brownie recipe, and I aim to please! I used to always make brownies from a mix — gasp — but every since I found this recipe,…