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Homemade Whipped Honey Butter

As I mentioned earlier this week, I tried my hand at making Homemade Honey Whipped Butter and was so pleased with how it turned out. Seriously, I can’t believe that I waited this long to try this idea!

I was inspired by my younger sister, Olivia. She made dinner for us the week my book launched (wasn’t that sweet of her?) and one of the things she made was fresh rolls and Whipped Honey Butter.

Jesse loved the Honey Butter so much that I knew I had to try my hand at making it. And it was so, so easy and delicious!

You could try mixing in all sorts of different things — seasonings, maple syrup, cinnamon, or even just leaving out the honey and having whipped butter.

What I loved about this idea is that it not only stretches butter a little farther, but it also makes it much easier to spread the butter.

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Homemade Whipped Honey Butter

Homemade Whipped Honey Butter

Homemade Whipped Honey Butter


Upside-Down Pizza



Guest post from Brigette Shevy

The first time I ever made this recipe was with my great-grandma. Every Saturday for many years, Crystal and I would spend several hours at our great-grandparent’s house. After the cleaning was finished, I loved helping my Grandmother in the kitchen. Even well into her 80’s and 90’s, she loved trying new recipes!

This was one we tried together – and I liked it so much that I copied it out and brought it home with me. It quickly became a staple in our family’s recipe box!

Upside-Down Pizza is an easy, kid-friendly, all-in-one dish. Add a bag of frozen veggies, and dinner is ready!

I rarely follow the recipe exactly, as I love mixing it up with different pizza toppings and spices. Feel free to improvise! (Note: If you end up adding a bunch of salty toppings such as olives or pepperoni, you will probably need to add less salt than the recipe calls for.)

This is a fun variation on pizza that even my pickiest eaters gobble up. If you are looking for something a little different to serve for dinner that only uses basic ingredients and can be at the last minute (or made up ahead of time and frozen) – this is definitely a recipe to add to your “must-try” list!


Brigette is a full-time wife and mother who is blessed with three amazing bundles of energy and another on the way. She enjoys music, experimenting in the kitchen, homeschooling her children, finding great deals, long-distance running, and anything chocolate.

Taco Pie

Guest post from Brigette Shevy

This twist-on-a-taco recipe has always been a hit at our house! The original recipe came from the Once-A-Month Cooking cook book – a resource my mom and sisters and I often relied on during one of our marathon freezer cooking days.

If you like making up meals ahead of time, this is a great one to have in your collection since it requires only minimal last minute preparations! Of course, you can also just make it and bake it immediately, which is what I normally do these days.

Feel free to experiment by adding other taco toppings such as salsa, onions, or black olives. If you like your Mexican food spicy, sprinkle in some cayenne pepper, or add some jalapenos on top! Yum!

Brigette is a full-time wife and mother who is blessed with three amazing bundles of energy and another on the way. She enjoys music, experimenting in the kitchen, homeschooling her children, finding great deals, long-distance running, and anything chocolate.


White Chicken Chili

Guest post from Brigette Shevy

My mom has served this soup as part of lunch on Christmas Day for as long as I can remember! She always did a “Soup and Sandwich” theme, with several different kinds of soup and all the ingredients for make-your-own sub sandwiches. This kept Christmas meal preparations fairly simple, while still being a meal that we all looked forward to!

White Chicken Chili is a nice change of pace from regular chili. The original recipe, which I’ve adapted somewhat, came from some dear family friends who are well-known for their hospitality and delicious recipes. This soup is no exception! It is cheesy, filling, and perfect on any chilly day of the year.

Brigette is a full-time wife and mother who is blessed with three amazing bundles of energy (ages 6, 4, and 2). She enjoys music, experimenting in the kitchen, homeschooling her children, finding great deals, long-distance running, and anything chocolate.

Meat Potato Quiche

Guest post from Brigette Shevy

Growing up, my mom would serve this quiche for Christmas brunch. She always made it with Swiss cheese, evaporated milk, and sausage, and we all LOVED it!

As a child, I always categorized this as a “special” meal. I was pleasantly surprised once I got old enough to cook to find that it was much easier to make than I had imagined! Once I started paying my own grocery bills, I appreciated it even more – it relies on basic ingredients that don’t cost a fortune.

Meat Potato Quiche is completely flexible. You can use any kind of leftover meat, or substitute chopped cooked vegetables for a vegetarian version. Feel free to mix up the cheeses, or add extra milk and eggs to stretch it a little further.

If you are hosting a brunch over the holidays, this is a fabulous recipe to include. You can even make it up the night before and wait to cook it until the next morning – freeing up your kitchen time to do other things.

It can also be made up even further in advance and frozen, either cooked or uncooked. It doesn’t get much easier when it comes to “fancy” holiday cooking! 🙂

Brigette is a full-time wife and mother who is blessed with three amazing bundles of energy (ages 6, 4, and 2). She enjoys music, experimenting in the kitchen, homeschooling her children, finding great deals, long-distance running, and anything chocolate.

Chicken Barley Soup

Guest post from Brigette Shevy

If you’re looking for a hearty and healthy way to use up some of that leftover Thanksgiving turkey, this recipe is for you! My mom often made this filling soup during the fall and winter months, and I loved how it smelled while simmering on the stove. It’s especially great if you’re feeling a little under the weather. Or when you need to counteract some of those high-fat caloric Thanksgiving foods. Ahem.

The original recipe, published in the Taste of Home magazine, calls for a whole chicken. As far as I can remember, my mom always made it that way. If I have leftover cooked chicken or turkey, I use that instead to save me some time in the kitchen.

This soup is very versatile, and you can easily adapt it to whatever you have on hand. Add in some fresh homemade bread or muffins, and you have a satisfying, budget-friendly meal that your family—and waistline—will thank you for!

Brigette is a full-time wife and mother who is blessed with three amazing bundles of energy (ages 6, 4, and 2). She enjoys music, experimenting in the kitchen, homeschooling her children, finding great deals, long-distance running, and anything chocolate.