Category Archives: Recipes

Pizza Sticks with homemade dipping sauces

Hey yall! Happy Monday! Did you watch Grease Live last night? I thought it was actually pretty good….what about you? I liked at a lot better than the Sound of Music that was on Live TV last year. We are ready and waiting for our new sofas today! Cannot wait to share that with you later this week….Today…an idea for the big Super Bowl game coming up soon:)

Almost time for the big game! I was so disappointed my Packers did not make it to the big dance this year….however I do love me some Peyton Manning, so I am thrilled that he might get one more chance at Super Bowl greatness. We shall see :) Whoever you are cheering for, you might like to assemble an easy and tasty snack while watching the game. The first snack that came to my mind was pizza, and this time around I have switched things up a bit and turned it into pizza sticks for easy dunking! They are sure to be a hit with my two homemade dipping sauces I have paired with them. I made the jalapeño dip a day ahead and then finished the last touches right before snack time.
pizza sticks with spicy jalapeno sauce @cleverlyinspired (4)

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.

One bowl toffee blondie bars

If you could only take 3 chocolate bars on a deserted island for a whole year….what would you take? Mine would be 100 grand, Whatchamacallit and something toffee (that is my answer today….I have been known to be wishy-washy on this subject…) Anywho, I needed to take a dessert to our basketball team dinner a few weeks back and these one bowl toffee blondies were perfect.

toffee bit blondie bars @cleverlyinspired (2)

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.

Easy Homemade Waffle Recipe

Winter arrived here this weekend….and I loved it! I’m weird like that I guess….I like to get all bundled up and go out for a walk…when it’s zero outside. I wouldn’t be happy living in a place that doesn’t have a winter….mind you by the end of February….I am ready for Spring…but I do love a really cold frosty day. Hubs bought me a new parka for Christmas….highly recommend this one from Eddie Bauer if you are looking for one. He bought me a NorthFace…but I ended up taking it back for this one…I liked the style of it a bit more…and just a warm. Here is a warm and toasty homemade waffle to make on these bitter cold mornings….super easy…promise:)

Friends…family…folks….step away from the bisquick. You do NOT need it!! It is filled with not-so-great stuff and making your own waffle or pancake mix takes like 2 seconds…seriously and for real. I know that my dad is now throwing things at his computer because I was basically raised on Bisquick….it’s fine in a pinch….but this recipe makes a light, airy and preservative FREE waffle…yummo! Sorry dad…this is better!!!

easy homemade waffle recipe @cleverlyinspired (3)

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.

Chicken & Spinach Stuffed Manicotti Recipe

Well how was it? Did everybody get their wishes granted? Are you still picking up the glitter and streamers of Christmas Day? Still counting all your little blessings? I for sure am! It has been raining here nonstop for about 3 days and I really do wish it would snow at least it would be prettier to look at outside me window! I am determined to get the house a little bit back in order this week. I love that New Year’s Eve falls on a Thursday so we get another long weekend.

We had a big-fun-crazy exciting Christmas Day at our house. As you know, we have twins and they will be celebrating their 16th birthday in about 2 weeks. We thought we would do a once-in-a-lifetime surprise on Christmas and give them cars. They were totally not expecting it and it was really quite fun for us! It’s the question that we have been asked countless times since our kids were born… What will you do when they turn 16? Do they each get a car? Do they share a car? Do they use mom and dad’s car? Hubs has been thinking on this a very long time deciding that they would each get a car if they deserved one….and they have proved to be very deserving kids. They are very good hearted, hardworking and have done a really good job at showing us that they know right from wrong. We felt like it was an epic surprise that was really so much fun to pull off! Some might say that it’s completely over the top and I would agree with them. But at the same time it’s something that we were able to do and we really wanted to do and we really felt that they would appreciate it….and all of those things have been true. You can pop in on Instagram to see the picture that I shared. There were tears it was a whole bunch of fun!

chicken and spinach stuffed manicotti @cleverlyinspired (5)

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.

Salad Wedge Skewer Appetizer

Hey hey….yall in the holiday hurricane yet? Getter done mode?? We are staring exam week here….so basically my kids go into school just to take their exams…just like in college. I will be spending a bunch o time in the car this week for sure….I think I have Christmas in the bag though…pun intended:) We had a great weekend celebrating Christmas with our good friends from college. Attended a UD game and watched them get beat…BOOOOOOO! It was still a fun time though as usual:) Yesterday my friend Janet had the annual Christmas cookie swap. Peeps really brought their A game…..sooooo many good cookies and really creative! The cookie swap is my kids favorite day of the month….look forward to it every year:) There is sooooo many opportunities to eat sweets this month….and I wanted to balance all that sugar out with a fun and healthy appetizer….so here ya go:)

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.
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