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Simple Freezer-Friendly Garlic Bread

Recipe from my sister, Olivia

I originally made this recipe a few years ago when I was prepping recipes for some farmer friends to have in their freezer during the busy harvest season.

They loved how easy it was to prepare, and even claimed it to be their favorite recipe out of everything I made for them that year!

Since then, I’ve made it a few different times for various occasions. It’s so quick to prepare ahead of time, and it works really well for spur of the moment guests or when you aren’t sure until the last minute how many guests you’ll be serving.

Pair it with these super popular Individual Mini Meat Lasagnas for a great make-ahead meal for the freezer!

Looking for more delicious bread recipes?

Olivia is a music teacher, graphic designer, and event organizer. She loves hospitality, ministering to the elderly, reaching out to international students, playing harp gigs, adding beauty to everyday life, and experimenting with recipes in the kitchen. Her greatest joy in life come from knowing God and growing in her relationship with Him. 

Cinnamon Raisin Ice Cream Soaked French Toast (Freezer-Friendly)

I’m excited to be bringing you another yummy recipe from my youngest sister, Olivia! If you need a winner French Toast recipe, this is it! -Crystal

I started making this recipe a few years back when I was looking for the perfect french toast recipe to use on one of our super-sized family vacations. (I’m usually the one in charge of all the meal planning, grocery shopping, and cooking!)

With 25+ people to feed, it can be difficult to come up with a recipe that suits everyone’s tastes. But this one was a total hit with everyone the first time I made it, and we’ve been using it on our family trips ever since!

Sometimes I substitute in different types of bread for people who don’t like raisins. Feel free to switch it up with the bread of your liking, but I think it adds a special boost of flavor. 🙂

Olivia is a music teacher, graphic designer, and event organizer. She loves hospitality, ministering to the elderly, reaching out to international students, playing harp gigs, adding beauty to everyday life, and experimenting with recipes in the kitchen. Her greatest joy in life come from knowing God and growing in her relationship with Him.

Grain-Free Chocolate Cashew Cookies Made With Black Beans {Freezer-Friendly!}

These Chocolate Cashew Cookies are protein-packed, grain-free, and freezer-friendly! You'd never guess they are made with black beans, because they are SO delicious!!

Recipe from my sister, Olivia

Looking for a grain-free cookie that’s packed with protein and on the healthier side? Try these, and I’m almost sure you won’t be disappointed! You’ll never even notice the hidden ingredient that adds the protein to these delicious, chocolatey cookies!

I whipped up a batch of these earlier this week, and my entire family said they were the best ever cookies. None of them could believe they had black beans in them! My brother even wanted to eat them in one sitting. 😉

The best part? They freeze really well!

Olivia is a music teacher, graphic designer, and event organizer. She loves hospitality, ministering to the elderly, reaching out to international students, playing harp gigs, adding beauty to everyday life, and experimenting with recipes in the kitchen. Her greatest joy in life come from knowing God and growing in her relationship with Him. 

Whole Wheat Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Last week, we had some ripe bananas I wanted to use up. So I took our favorite Banana Bread recipe and made it into muffins instead.

I used whole wheat flour and added chocolate chips — because, of course! 🙂

These were so delicious… though I won’t tell you how many I ate over the course of a few days. But they had all whole wheat flour and bananas, so they are totally healthy, right?? 🙂

Looking for more ways to use up ripe bananas? Check out this list of some of my very favorite ides here.

My Newfound Love of Roasted Vegetables

It was only in the last few years that I discovered this thing called . I know, I know… I must have been living under a rock?

At any rate, this whole has rocked my world and helped me discover that there are veggies I didn’t think I liked that I actually love, so long as they are roasted.

The thing about roasting veggies is that you basically can’t mess it up. I never use a recipe. I always just eyeball it. And it always turns out yummy!

You can basically roast any vegetable! (Well, I don’t know that iceberg lettuce would be really great if it’s roasted, but pretty much anything else is fair game!)

Our favorite veggies to roast are broccoli, sweet potatoes, and brussels sprouts. (Here’s how we roast Sweet Potato Fries and here’s an amazing Roasted Brussels Sprouts recipe. I also highly recommend these Homemade Kale Chips.)

Basically, all you need to do is throw the veggies on a pan, sprinkle them with herbs or spices, drizzle them with oil, and roast them to perfection. We also love to sprinkle parmesan cheese on broccoli. It’s SO good!

What are some of your favorite ways to roast veggies? I’d love to hear!