Easy Slow Cooker French Dips

French dip sandwiches are a year round favorite in the Baker house. I love the ease of throwing a roast and a few cans of soup in our slow cooker before work, especially on the extra sleepy mornings. Then, arriving home to the aroma of fall apart french dips and not having to lift aContinue reading “Easy Slow Cooker French Dips”

Tater Tot Casserole

Every busy family has probably whipped up a tater tot casserole once or twice. For new parents, this is a must have to keep in your back pocket on the crazy busy evenings. 5 items and for simple steps, you have a simple meal for the entire family. First, preheat your oven to 425 degreesContinue reading “Tater Tot Casserole”

Chicken Fried Steak

My husband is a meat and potatoes guy through and through, especially if it’s fried and smothered in gravy. Now I enjoy it from time to time, but let’s be honest, women don’t have metabolism men do. That makes chicken fried steak almost a delicacy in our house, and thankfully the kiddos love it almostContinue reading “Chicken Fried Steak”

Energy Bites (Granola Balls)

Energy bites are a ideal snacks for the entire family. They are so versatile and almost any of your favorites can be added while most things can be taken out or substituted for. We love throwing them in our lunch bags or grabbing them on the way out the door for a quick snack. YouContinue reading “Energy Bites (Granola Balls)”

Bread in a Bag

If you have little (or big) ones who love to help in the kitchen, this is a great way to teach them bread making and the reaction of yeast. Mixing this in a bag is ideal for the little ones to be able to mix all on their owns without the gigantic mess that usuallyContinue reading “Bread in a Bag”

Best Homemade Pancakes

There isn’t much better than a fluffy, warm stack of pancakes on a Sunday after church. Simple, sweet, light and delicious all come to mind when we talk about this recipe. The best part, you can add any mix ins you and your family prefer. We have added sprinkles, chocolate chips, and blueberries to oursContinue reading “Best Homemade Pancakes”

Breakfast Bowls

For those busy moms who make sure everyone else is fed before walking out the door, usually forgetting to make themselves something, this is for you. Instead of the candy bar or gas station donut, make this healthy and hearty breakfast ahead of time and grab one out of the freezer before you go. WarmContinue reading “Breakfast Bowls”

HIIT Workouts

For those of us who struggle to lose weight or anyone stuck in a plateau, HIIT workouts are ideal. They combine cardio with strength or resistance to create fat burn while building muscle at the same time. If you read our body types post, it may have led you here. Combine these workouts with ourContinue reading “HIIT Workouts”

Free Will vs. Purpose in Life

Curiosity leads to learning One thing I have always struggled with as a Christian, and honestly became harder to wrap my head around as I went through RCIA classes to convert Catholic, is free will versus purpose. We as Christians are told God gave us all free will, or the ability to act at one’sContinue reading “Free Will vs. Purpose in Life”

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