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Christmas Printables, activities and more…

Monday, December 5, 2016 @ 08:12 AM
posted by mrscaz

I’ve compiled a list of sites that offer FREE Christmas printables, cards, activities and more. Enjoy!

Here ya go, hope it helps…

Christmas Theme Activities for Preschool –  CLICK HERE!  snow-globe-160725_640

Christmas Printable Activities & Worksheets – CLICK HERE!
(for Preschool and Kindergarten)

70 Free Christmas Printables – CLICK HERE!

FREE Christmas PreK/K Pack {Updated and Expanded!} – CLICK HERE!

Christmas Printables (Cards, games, printables & more) – CLICK HERE!

Christmas Printables, coloring, puzzles and more – CLICK HERE!

Christmas countdowns, printables and more – CLICK HERE!

Enjoy and have fun!

Image courtesy of Pixabay.comOpenClipart-Vectors 


Chocolate “Oreo” Cookies – Homemade

Friday, December 2, 2016 @ 08:12 AM
posted by mrscaz

Not only are these delicious, but…they are clean, yes that’s right, clean eating Chocolate “Oreo” Cookies! Wait, did I mention how easy they are to make?…


Clean Eating Chocolate “Oreo” Cookies:

(Makes 16 cookies or 8 sandwiches)

Cookie Ingredients: death-by-chocolate-cookies-v-11

  • 8 ounces slivered almonds made into almond flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cups honey or maple syrup (I used maple syrup)
  • 1/3 cup solid coconut oil or organic butter (I used coconut oil)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Filling Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup solid coconut oil or butter
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoons pure vanilla extract


For the simple to follow directions, click here!

Enjoy these without guilt!

This recipe and image are courtesy of the amazing


Holiday Shopping Tips From Top Sites

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 @ 08:11 AM
posted by mrscaz

I scoured the internet and found some tips and tricks that should help you Holiday shop like a pro!


Take those tips and stay safe. Shop smarter not harder. :) 

Image courtesy of / OpenClipart-Vectors



Best Hot Chocolate Ever!

Friday, November 25, 2016 @ 08:11 AM
posted by mrscaz

This is by far the BEST Hot Chocolate that I have ever had. Now, with that said, it is only a Christmas time treat because the calorie count is…well, it’s up there.

Ingredients: hot-chocolate-1068701_640

  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk (14 oz.)
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 6 cups of milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Add all ingredients to the crock pot.
  • Let slow simmer for 4 hours…
  • …and enjoy immensely.

Thanks for visiting, have a Dapper Day!

Image courtesy of Pixabayjill111 



Easy Holiday Sausage Balls

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 @ 08:11 AM
posted by mrscaz

Here’s a quick, easy (only 3 ingredients) and delicious recipe for those popular Holiday Sausage Balls…

Ingredients: sausage-balls

Servings 8-10

  • 2 cups Bisquick baking mix
  • 1 lb spicy bulk sausage (breakfast sausage…i use jimmy dean hot)
  • 1 lb sharp cheddar cheese, shredded


For the directions, click here!

This delicious,  easy recipe and image are courtesy of


Helpful Thanksgiving Tips

Monday, November 21, 2016 @ 08:11 AM
posted by mrscaz

These tips are great to take note of a week or, a few days before Thanksgiving…

1. Check your cookware and kitchen tools.
In addition to planning your menu, it’s just as important to make sure you have all the cookware and kitchen vintage-1772596_640tools you’ll need to prepare dinner. Do you need a roasting pan, more pie dishes, or a meat thermometer? If you haven’t already, now’s the time to take inventory and figure out what you still need.

Read More: 7 Tools You May Not Have That Will Make Thanksgiving Prep Easier

2. Get ready to start thawing your turkey.
If your turkey is frozen, it’s time to start thinking about thawing it. A completely frozen turkey needs a day to thaw for every four pounds in weight. And if you plan to brine your turkey, it needs to be defrosted one day sooner.

Read more: How To Safely Thaw a Turkey

3. Know how to cook your turkey without a roasting pan.
A roasting pan can be an expensive piece of cookware to buy, considering it only gets used a couple times a year, at best. If you don’t have one and are still unsure about buying one, relax — there are plenty of ways to cook your bird without one.

Read More: No Roasting Pan? 5 Alternatives Already In Your Kitchen

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The above image is courtesy of / Kaz 



Healthy & Delicious Pizza Pie Recipe

Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 08:11 AM
posted by mrscaz

You must try this, it’s healthy, easy and delicious…


    • 1 pie crust clean-eating-pizza-pie-v-3
    • 1 cup shredded zucchini
    • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
    • 1/2 cup finely chopped, yellow onion
    • 1 tbsp. Italian seasoning
    • 2 tsp. garlic powder
    • 1 tsp. onion powder
    • 1 cup hand-grated cheddar cheese (pre-shredded is not clean)
    • 1 cup clean marinara


For the directions click here!

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Expecting and My Pants Won’t Fit!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 @ 08:11 AM
posted by mrscaz

Are you a Mommy-to-be and your tummy is almost growing out of your pre-pregnancy clothes?

We have something just for you! We don’t “just” make Toddler Belts. We have adult belts too and these are copy-of-dsc_0069-editmade with expecting moms in mind.

When you first learned the exciting news, you could still fit your jeans, but after a month or so, your favorite jeans are growing more and more uncomfortable by the day. Now you can grab an “Adult” Dapper Snapper, snap it on the front of your pants, skirts or jeans and wear them for a while longer before retiring them to the closet for many months.

After your bundle of joy enters the world, and your back home trying to figure what size you are, grab that same Dapper Snapper and slap it on your pre-pregnancy jeans. When our family designed the Dapper Snapper for toddlers, we kept you (mommy-to-be) in mind. By creating a front end belt that allows an expandable support for the belly, you can wear your favorite pants for another month or so.

Congratulations on your new bundle!

Need an Adult Dapper Snapper? Click here!


Plum and Raisin Chicken – (Fall Recipe)

Monday, November 14, 2016 @ 08:11 AM
posted by mrscaz

This Plum and Raisin Chicken recipe is another that I’ve found that is delicious and clean eating!

(Makes approximately 9 1/2 cups)

Ingredients: plum-raisin-chicken-v-1

  • 4 raw, boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 8 oz. each)
  • 2 large plums, sliced thin
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15 ounce) can light coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • Salt to taste


Click here for the easy to follow directions.

This recipe and image are sole property of The Gracious Pantry!