Recipe Wednesdays

Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Baked Oatmeal

This recipe was a life saver! One of the hardest parts of my new healthier lifestyle is giving up chocolate. My husband says chocolate deprivation turns me into a monster. Not only did this recipe save his sanity it has been a lifesaver with the kiddos. I like breakfast to be easy and while I love cereal 20 minutes later the kiddos are like raging lions asking for snacks. This recipe is not only delicious and healthy it is filling!! With the ingredients going into it how could it not be??
I found this recipe here –> Chocolate Covered Katie. This blog is amazing for anyone on a vegan or gluten free diet, or even anyone who is just trying to get healthier but can’t give up dessert! It gives meaning to the phrase “Have your cake and eat it too.”

The only problem I saw with any of the recipes (and trust me it is a VERY TINY problem that a little math can solve) is that most of the recipes are in single serving format.

So I took the above recipe multiplied it by 6 and filled a 8×8 pan. I honestly probably could have filled a bigger pan with it. The good thing about recipes is you can tweak and adjust as you need as long as you keep the ingredients in proportion with each other.

I cut it into servings, wrapped them and froze them. Now all I have to do is pop it in the microwave for a bit and the kids have breakfast and I have dessert!!


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Mango Pork Chops


I was trying to find something yummy to fix with pork chops and I had some mango to use up so here is what I cooked up tonight!! The kiddos and even the picky hubby loved it!!! I cook without measuring things to the exact amount so I’m estimating what I used. Adjust accordingly.

Mango Porkchops

  1. 4 Boneless Porkchops
  2. Jasmine Rice (But any rice will do)
  3. 2 cups diced Mango, peeled and cored
  4. 1 oz Gold Tequila (I’m sure clear would work also)
  5. 1 oz Lime Juice
  6. 4 tsp Minced Garlic (I use the kind in the jar with the juices still intact, not the dehydrated kind)
  7. 3-4 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  8. 2-3 Tbsp Cinnamon
  9. Salt
  10. Pepper
  • Season with salt, pepper and 1 tsp Minced Garlic on each porkchop. I do this after chops are in skillet.
  • Fry porkchops.
  • Start rice in separate pot, with unsalted real butter and salt lightly.
  • Add all other ingredients to skillet with porkchops.
  • Simmer until Mangoes are tender, brown sugar forms a nice sauce and chops are done.
  • Cut up the porckchops.
  • Put porkchops and mangoes on top of rice.
  • Drizzle with the mango sauce.

Enjoy with a Michelob Ultra with Lime!!

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Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf

It’s Recipe Wednesday!! If you’re like me, you find it next to impossible to get your kids to eat meatloaf. I can’t even get my husband to eat meatloaf. But they clean the plate and the pan when I make this recipe. It’s probably not the healthiest so I don’t make it very often, it’s actually more like a treat.



  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • 10 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 (8-ounce) package sharp Cheddar, grated
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs, toasted
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1 (3-ounce) can French fried onions


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, combine the ground chuck and next 8 ingredients, mixing well.

In a small bowl, combine the ketchup and mustard. Stir 1/4 cup ketchup mixture into meat mixture, reserving remaining ketchup mixture.

Press meat mixture into a 9 by 5 by 3-inch loaf pan, or shape into a loaf and place on a rack in a broiler pan. Spread remaining ketchup mixture over loaf. Bake 40 minutes. Top with French fried onions; bake another 10 to 15 minutes, or until meat is no longer pink.

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