November 27, 2014

20 Christmas Aprons ~ Free Pattern Roundup

20 Christmas Aprons ~ Free Pattern Roundup

Free Christmas Apron 
Patterns & Tutorials!

  1. 10 Minute Kid's Apron, Rae Gun Ramblings ~ Child Size
    Free 10 Minute Kid's Apron, Rae Gun Ramblings
  2. Baking Outside the Box Apron Pattern, Fleece Fun ~ Child Size
    Free Baking Outside the Box Apron Pattern
  3. Christmas Apron in an Hour, Jonna G
    Christmas Apron  in an Hour,
  4. Christmas Aprons, Christy Robbins
    Free Christmas Aprons Pattern, Christy Robbins
  5. Christmas Apron, Phyllis Dobbs (PDF link)
    Christmas Apron
  6. Christmas Apron Pattern, So Sew Easy
    Free Susie Homeaker Christmas Apron Pattern
  7. Free Citrus Holiday Apron, Sew 4 Home
  8. Free Easy Christmas Apron, Sew Happy
  9. Free Festive Holiday Hostess Apron, Ellison Lane
  10. Four Fat Quarter Apron, Maureen Cracknell Handmade
    Free Four Fat Quarter Apron Pattern, Maureen Cracknell Handmade
  11. Free Christmas Apron Pattern, All About You
    Free Christmas Apron Pattern, All About You
  12. Free Gingerbread Man Embroidered Apron, Lark Crafts
  13. Grinch Hostess Apron, Sew 4 Home
    Grinch Hostess Apron, Sew 4 Home
  14. Holiday Apron, Mary Jane's Farm (PDF Link)
    Free Holiday Apron, Mary Jane's Farm
  15. Holiday Ruffly Apron, Skip To My Lou
    Holiday Ruffly Apron, Skip To My Lou
  16. Matryoshka Doll Aprons, Jo-Ann ~ Adult & Child Size
    Free Matryoshka Doll Aprons, Jo-Ann
  17. Mrs. Clause Apron, Purple Chocolate Home
    Free Mrs. Clause Apron, Purple Chocolate Home
  18. Purty Birdy Christmas Apron, Running With Sisters
    Free Purty Birdy Christmas Apron, Running With Sisters
  19. Simple Retro Christmas Apron, Flamingo Toes
    Free Simple Retro Christmas Apron, Flamingo Toes
  20. Simple Tea Towel Apron, Skip To My Lou
    Free Simple Tea Towel Apron, Skip To My Lou

Pattern links for those of you who'd rather crochet:
More resource links because you can always choose a lovely Christmas fabric to use with any pattern:
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So many great patterns are coming out daily so, as always on this site, feel free to contribute your favorite free Christmas Apron Pattern links in the comment section below. 

Have a beautiful day!

November 25, 2014

48 Italian Breakfast Recipes

Italian Breakfast Recipes | Becky Cooks Lightly #breakfast
Hey folks! Are you looking to experience a taste of Italy in your very own kitchen?  I've collected 48 favorites and split them into two sections. In the Italian-American Breakfast section, you'll find savory dishes made from eggs, veggies, and sometimes fruit. In the Traditional Italian Breakfast section, you'll find a lot of recipes for sweets and hot beverages. Traditional isn't necessarily healthy, so your best hope is to eat in moderation. At the end of the post, I've listed my favorite resources for Italian recipes and information. And as always, if you have a favorite recipe that isn't listed, please share in the comment section. Because...warning, math ahead...More recipes = happy cooks.

Italian - American Breakfast

Traditional Italian Breakfast
Cornetto (Extremely high in calories; eat in moderation!)
Scalding Hot or Iced Beverage

Where to get more information on Breakfast in Italy:
Where to find more Italian Recipes:

November 23, 2014

50 Healthy Butternut Squash Recipes

Healthy Butternut Squash Recipes | Becky Cooks Lightly #butternutsquash

Butternut Squash Recipes

  1. 5-Ingredient Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe with Smoked Paprika, Cookin' Canuck
  2. Apple Cider Roasted Chicken with Butternut Squash, The Lemon Bowl
  3. Baked Butternut Squash Chips, A Couple Cooks
  4. Butternut Squash & Apple Soup, Epicurious
  5. Butternut Squash & Black Bean Enchiladas, Skinny Taste
  6. Butternut Squash & Black Bean Enchilada Skillet, Ambitious Kitchen
  7. Butternut Squash & Cauliflower Casserole, All Day I Dream About Food
  8. Butternut Squash & Pepita Dressing, Eating Well
  9. Butternut Squash and Wild Rice Salad, Vegetarian Times
  10. Butternut Squash Butter Recipe, Becky Cooks Lightly
  11. Butternut Squash Fries, My Fussy Eater
  12. Butternut Squash Lasagna, Kitchen Nostalgia
  13. Butternut Squash Lasagna Rolls, Skinny Taste on Epicurious
  14. Butternut Squash Latkes, Elana's Pantry
  15. Butternut Squash Pasta with Italian Sausage and Fresh Spinach, A Teaspoon of Happiness
  16. Butternut Squash Pizzas, Green Lite Bites
  17. Butternut Squash Soup with Cinnamon, Taste of Home
  18. Butternut Squash Mac ‘n Cheeze, Oh She Glows
  19. Butternut Squash Soup with Coconut Milk, Gluten-Free Goddess
  20. Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash, Inspired Taste
  21. Clean Eating Holiday Butternut Cranberry Bake, The Gracious Pantry
  22. Crock Pot Butternut Squash and Parsnip Soup, The Roasted Root
  23. Creamy Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta with Sage, Damn Delicious
  24. Garlicky Baked Butternut Squash, Oh She Glows
  25. Honey Roasted Butternut Squash, Rasa Malaysia
  26. Maple-Roasted Butternut Squash and Carrots, Picture-Perfect Meals
  27. Moroccan Slow-Cooker Stew, Weight Watchers
  28. Oven-Roasted Squash with Garlic & Parsley, Eating Well
  29. Paleo Butternut Squash Cakes, Paleoaholic
  30. Parmesan – Roasted Butternut Squash, Budget Savvy Diva
  31. Pesto Pizza with Butternut Squash, Cooking Light via My Recipes
  32. Roasted Butternut Squash, Whole Foods
  33. Roasted Butternut Squash Dip, Cooking Light via My Recipes
  34. Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Sriracha Lime Dressing, Cookin' Canuck
  35. Roasted Butternut Squash with Smoked Paprika and Turmeric, Healthy Seasonal Recipes
  36. Roasted Garlic and Butternut Squash Cassoulet, Cooking Light via My Recipes
  37. Rye and Butternut Squash Dressing, Sunset via My Recipes
  38. Roasted Turnips & Butternut Squash with Five-Spice Glaze, Eating Well
  39. Roasted Winter Squash and Sausage with Herbs, Kalyn's Kitchen
  40. Slow-Cooked Chicken & Butternut Squash, Campbell's Kitchen
  41. Slow Cooker Butternut Squash and Red Pepper Soup, Chow
  42. Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Chili with Porter, Oh My Veggies
  43. Skinny Butternut Squash Mini Muffins, Skinny Mom
  44. Smoky Black Bean and Butternut Ragoƻt, Vegetarian Times
  45. Smoky Chicken Stew with Butternut Squash and Kale, Domesticate Me
  46. Steamed Butternut Squash Pudding, Cooking Light via My Recipes
  47. Twice Baked Butternut Squash, Blueberries and Blessings
  48. Quiche Recipe with Butternut Squash and Kale, Taste and Tell 
  49. Vegan Butternut Squash Cream Soup, Savvy Vegetarian
  50. Vegan Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup with Maple Roasted Chickpeas, Two Peas & Their Pod
Have a favorite Butternut Squash Recipe but don't see it listed? Feel free to tell us about it in the comment section....
November 22, 2014

30 Easy Spanish Recipes

Easy Spanish Recipes | Becky Cooks Lightly #Spanish
During a visit to Dallas, my friend Courtney and her husband Kevin insisted on taking me to a new favorite, Sangria Tapas & Bar. It was an incredible and unique experience, almost like being a guest in someone's home. We were able to order dishes as a group and our table was overflowing with food, tantalizing smells, and flavors. Since then, Spanish food has become an absolute love of mine. Generally, the recipes are healthy and easy to cook, so today I'm sharing some of my favorites with you. And if you happen to drop by Sangria, you must try the grilled Portabello mushrooms and octopus "Spanish Style". Simply divine.

Easy Spanish Recipes

  1. Chicken & Chorizo Rice Pot, BBC Good Food
  2. Chicken and Rice Recipe - Arroz con Pollo, About Food
  3. Chorizo in Wine Sauce, Ethnic Spoon
  4. Cod Fish Recipe With Spanish Paprika, The Spanish Cuisine
  5. Easy Spanish Paella, Panning the Globe
  6. Easy Spanish Rice,
  7. Spanish Quinoa Pilaf with Chorizo and Kidney Beans, Feed Me Phoebe
  8. Gluten Free Tomato Gazpacho, The Blender Girl
  9. Pescado al Horno, Latina
  10. Pollo Guisado (Spanish Stewed Chicken), Big Oven
  11. Sherried Mushrooms, Eating Well
  12. Spaghetti with Spanish Flavours, BBC Good Food
  13. Spanish Brown Rice Recipe, HubPages
  14. Spanish Coffee,
  15. Spanish Omelette, Great British Chefs
  16. Spanish Peanut Cookies, Land O' Lakes
  17. Spanish Salad of Oranges, Fennel, Red Onion, and Mint with Dressing, Health
  18. Spanish Spaghetti with Olives, Cooking Light via My Recipes
  19. Spanish Style Tuna Salad, Big Oven
  20. Spanish Toast, Cooking Light via My Recipes
  21. Spanish Tomato and Cucumber Gazpacho, Whole Foods Market
  22. Spanish Tomato Bread with Jamon Serrano, BBC Good Food
  23. Spanish Tortillitas De Camarones (Shrimp Cakes),
  24. Spanish White Bean & Feta Salad Recipe, About Food
  25. Spanish Vegetable Soup Recipe - Menestra de Verduras, About Food
  26. Tangy Sopa Verde, The Latin Kitchen
  27. Quick & Easy 3 Ingredient Spanish Rice, Oh Sweet Basil
  28. Quick Paella with Shrimp & Mussels, Eating Well
  29. Quinoa Paella with Clams, Chorizo and Winter Greens, Feed Me Phoebe
  30. Vegetable Paella, Latina
Have a favorite Spanish recipe, but don't see it listed here? Leave a comment in the section below.