Huge Giveaway! Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron French Oven + $100 Walmart Gift Card (Over $500 Value)

I’m excited to share this fun giveaway with you!  I’ve teamed up with some other members of the Inspired Blog Network to give away a Le Creuset Signature Enameled Cast-Iron 5-1/2-Quart Round French (Dutch) Oven, Cherry and a $100 Walmart Gift Card.  Read on to find out how to enter…

Le Creuset Giveaway

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Inspired Thanksgiving Giveaway Bundle #1

1 – Le Creuset Signature Enameled Cast-Iron 5-1/2-Quart Round French (Dutch) Oven, Cherry

1 – $100 Walmart Gift Card

To enter both giveaways, please complete the Rafflecopter information below and then click on over to enter for a chance to win Bundle #2: KitchenAid Stand Mixer and $100 Walmart Gift Card.

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Disclosure: No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Must be 18 or older to enter. US only. Giveaway is open from October 19, 2014 through November 2, 2014 11:59 PM PST. Winner will be notified by email and have 48 hours to respond or forfeit the prize to another winner. Prizes will be shipped directly from the vendor to the winner no later than one week after the winner’s verification.

Paleo Turkey & Bacon Meatballs

paleo meatballs

One of the recipes shared on the eMeals Paleo Menu Plan last week were these Turkey-Bacon Meatballs with Tomato Sauce.  I wanted to share the recipe with you and remind you that eMeals is now offering a FREE 14 day trial.  It’s a great chance to see how you like it, and if it would be something that works for you and your family.  I’ve been using it off and on for several years now, and it’s really handy in the busy seasons!

Paleo – Turkey-Bacon Meatballs with Tomato Sauce


    • 4 slices bacon
    • 2 lb lean ground turkey
    • 1 (8-oz) package sliced fresh mushrooms, finely chopped
    • 1 large onion, chopped
    • 1 T Italian seasoning
    • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
    • 2 T coconut oil
    • 2 (14.5-oz) cans fire-roasted diced tomatoes

Place bacon on a paper towel-lined plate; microwave on HIGH 1½ to 2 minutes or until crisp. Crumble bacon. Combine ground turkey, bacon, mushrooms, onion, Italian seasoning and egg; shape mixture into 1-inch meatballs. Heat oil in a large deep nonstick skillet over medium heat; cook meatballs 4 minutes or until browned and no longer pink in centers, stirring frequently. Remove from skillet, and keep warm. Add tomatoes to skillet; bring to a boil, and simmer 15 minutes or until slightly thickened. Add meatballs to pan; cover and simmer 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Make Your Own: All-Purpose Cleaner Recipe

Vinegar is quickly becoming my go-to cleaner!!  Here’s a great “recipe” for an all-purpose cleaner that my friend, Selena, shared with me!  It’s so easy, and it works great!

DIY all purpose cleaner recipe

All Purpose Natural Cleaner Recipe

Tea Tree Essential Oil
Lemon Essential Oil
Spray bottle

Mix one part water with one part vinegar in a spray bottle.  Add 12 drops of tea tree oil (for antiseptic properties) and lemon oil (for scent, if desired).  Shake gently.

Several of you have sent other ideas for natural cleaners!  I’ll be getting to them soon!  If you have anything you’d like to share (recipes, cleaners, anything you make yourself) for “Make Your Own”, please send me an email at motherhoodonadime at gmail dot com!

Pumpkin Donuts with Nutella Glaze

Pumpkin Donuts with Nutella Glaze

Hi y’all! Happy Labor Day! :) Its Jamie form Love Bakes Good Cakes! I’m back this month with an easy and delicious breakfast recipe perfect for Fall! These Pumpkin Donuts with Nutella Glaze are crazy delicious! They are sure to be a hit with kids and adults! Enjoy!

Pumpkin Donuts with Nutella Glaze

Pumpkin Donuts with Nutella Glaze
Printable recipe
Yield: 15-18 donuts

For the donuts:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
1-1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 cup pumpkin puree
2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup butter, softened

For the glaze:
1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup Nutella
3-4 tbsp. milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

For the donuts:
Preheat oven to 325°F. Lightly spray a donut pan with cooking spray and set aside.

In a medium bowl, cream the butter. Add the pumpkin, eggs and milk. Mix well. Add the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, salt and baking soda; mix well. Divide the batter between the donut wells, filling about two-thirds full.

Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the donuts spring back when touched.

For the glaze: Combine all glaze ingredients with a wire whisk until smooth. You may need to add a bit more milk it the glaze is too thick.

To finish the donuts, carefully dip the tops of the donuts into the Nutella glaze and place upright on a cooling rack until the glaze is set.

Pumpkin Donuts with Nutella Glaze

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Pumpkin Spice Poke Cake

Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Bars 1
Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Bars

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Jamie Sherman founded Love Bakes Good Cakes in February 2012. Jamie spends her days with her husband, Brian and homeschooling their 5 children in the Phoenix area. She also develops and tests recipes using her own family recipes that have been handed down to her, as well as those she adapts from cookbooks, magazines, newspaper, online resources and from other bloggers. She believes meals and recipes should be easy enough for the average cook and uses ingredients that are available in most local markets. She strives to share recipes that are family-friendly, budget-friendly and cook-friendly!