Freezer Cooking in an Hour: Cornmeal Pancakes, Cinnamon Sugar Oven Pancake, and Homemade Pizza Dough

Freezer Cooking in an Hour

I just realized I forgot to post about my recent Freezer Cooking in an Hour session! As happens often, I had a very willing and eager helper! :)

Freezer Cooking in an Hour

We mixed up the Cornmeal Pancakes together. I was surprised that the recipe didn’t call for any sweetener! Despite that, I thought these turned out really well. They were beautiful pancakes with a great texture.

Freezer Cooking in an Hour

Then, I supervised while Silas helped make some of his own pancake creations. He had so much fun — and he kept excitedly telling me what shape each one was. It cracked me up what he came up with — from a rocket to an elephant and more!

Freezer Cooking in an Hour

Oh, how I love this boy! He is not only so precious, but he guarantees that there’s never a dull moment at our house. :)

Freezer Cooking in an Hour

I also mixed up a batch of our favorite Homemade Pizza Dough. This is SUCH a great recipe. If you’ve not tried it before, you must. The best part about it is that it freezes so well!

Freezer Cooking in an Hour

The Cinnamon Sugar Oven Pancake was sadly disappointing. It just didn’t taste all that delicious. I guess that’s maybe because I much prefer traditional pancakes?

Recipes Made:

Have you done any freezer cooking or baking ahead recently? Have you discovered any fantastic new recipes recently? Tell us in the comments!

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Gretchen’s $40 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan



I was short on time today so I was only able to go to Dillons. I’m trying use up food from our refrigerator and pantry so I didn’t need to buy much for our menu plan this week.

2 Wisk Laundry Detergent – $2.99 each, used 2 $1.50/1 coupon from the 3/9 RedPlum insert – $1.49 each after coupons

1 Kroger Dishwasher Detergent – $2.99

2 Bic Razors – $2.49 each, used 2 $3/1 coupon from the 3/9 SmartSource insert – Free after coupons

2 Reach Toothbrush – $1 each, used 2 $1/1 coupon from the 1/26 SmartSource insert – Free after coupons

1 Kroger Bath Tissue – $2.95

1 Kroger Unbleached Flour – $1.99

1 gallon Dillons Milk – $2.78

8 Yoplait Yogurts – $0.50 each, used 2 $1/4 printable (no longer available) – $0.25 each after coupons

1.15 lbs Tomatoes @ $1.79/lb – $2.06

1.19 lbs Grapes @ $1.89/lb – $2.25

4 Navel Oranges – $0.69 each

1 Kroger Natural Peanut Butter – $2.19

1 Romaine Lettuce – $0.99

3 Gala Apples – $0.33 each

0.82 lbs Broccoli Crowns @ $1.59/lb – $1.30

2 Moms Best Cereal – $1 each

1 Tyson Frozen Chicken Breasts – $7.47

Total before coupons and sales: $69.22

Total after coupons and sales: $40.23

Menu Plan for this Week


Cereal, Homemade Granola


Cheese Quesadillas, Peanut Butter & Jelly on Rice Cakes, Fruits/Veggies/Cheese, Leftovers x 2


Homemade Cheese Pizza, Tossed Salad

BBQ Meatballs (from the freezer), Cinnamon Muffins (from my Mom), Tossed Salad, Grapes

Deer Roast, Potatoes, Carrots, Fruit Salad

Chicken Fajitas, Steamed Broccoli

Chicken Almondine, Sliced Veggies, Green Beans

Pancakes, Eggs, Fruit

Dinner with family

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Gluten-Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Gluten-free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Guest post by Becki from Running with Team Hogan

Our family has been gluten-free for over a year. Finding filling, healthy snacks – especially when we are on the go – hasn’t been the easiest task.

A friend shared a muffin recipe with me, but my family liked them just so-so until I made a few modifications. Now, I make a double batch at least weekly, and they are devoured. I actually seek out ripe bananas every time I go to a store for my muffin making.

These muffins freeze well, make great snacks to pack for my kids, and really help fill up my children. They are a go-to fast breakfast as well in our home. These muffins (even using pricey gluten-free oats) cost us less than $0.25 a muffin. A great savings over most pre-packaged gluten-free snacks!

This recipe actually can easily be made non-gluten free as well and would be even cheaper with regular oats. Enjoy!

Becki Hogan is a stay-at-home homeschooling mom of 4. In between making batches of banana muffins, Becki enjoys reading and playing games with her family. She and her husband Seth blog about “running the race God has set before” them at

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Homemade Whipped Honey Butter

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. 13127021824_8a9f34feb3 Homemade Whipped Honey Butter Homemade Whipped Honey Butter Homemade Whipped Honey Butter

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