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Stuck Inside? Try These 10 Fun Recipes

Stuck Inside? Try These 10 Fun Recipes

For many families, going out to eat was a normal routine prior to the COVID 19 crisis. While that isn't a choice right now, it doesn't mean there aren't a few fun recipes to try that will remind you of those fun times out to eat! Life is fun when your family gets to spend some quality time together during the week. You might discover new hobbies everyone loves or walk nature trails you've never explored. Still, self-isolating and practicing social distancing can grow old after a while, even if you're discovering new things for your kids to do. You…
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7 Guilt-Free Healthy Halloween Recipes

7 Guilt-Free Healthy Halloween Recipes

If you have been searching for Healthy Halloween Recipes, then you are in luck! Check out these 7 delicious and guilt-free Halloween treats! It’s already that time of the year when many forms of pumpkins and ghoulish decorations line houses and streets. All Hallows’ Eve or Halloween is usually celebrated on October 31, the day before All Saints’ Day. Many people look forward to this holiday for the candies, trick or treats, and parties. A massive quantity of candies and treats are usually bought and consumed around this time of the year. Consuming too many sweets can be a problem,…
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Mini BabyBel Fried Cheese Rounds Recipe

Mini BabyBel Fried Cheese Rounds Recipe

Mini BabyBel Cheese Rounds Recipe  This post is sponsored by Bel Brands USA & Mini Babybel® Cheese, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. When it comes to parties, Halloween is our favorite get together time!  With my hubby's birthday being just one day after Halloween, we are in party mode for a few days straight!  Our favorite recipe for Halloween get together s are these Mini Babybel® Fried Cheese Rounds! Halloween snacking is made so much more fun and easier with Mini Babybel® cheeses!   The Mini Babybel® Original with the Halloween cellos make this grab and go snack…
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Fresh Apricot Chicken Recipe – Family Friendly Recipe

Fresh Apricot Chicken Recipe – Family Friendly Recipe

      One thing my children have always been great at is eating fresh fruits and vegetables.  That being said,  every so often they find something they just cannot eat enough of before it goes bad.  We had recently bought a pack of apricots from Costco.  They each tried one the night we bought it, and didn't touch them again.  So here I was with 12 apricots that I had to use fast!  So I decided to make the fresh apricot chicken recipe. Over the years, I have tried many recipes made with jams and preserves.  While these are…
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Creamy Coleslaw Recipe- Sometimes Simple is Better!

Creamy Coleslaw Recipe- Sometimes Simple is Better!

    When creating a weekly meal plan, I plan out both our meat and vegetable.  Vegetables are so important, but getting kids to eat them can be a struggle!  Though there is sauce on them, this creamy coleslaw recipe still counts as a vegetable!  I have always made coleslaw, but I eyeball most of the ingredients.  So to the request a my best friend, I finally sat down and figured out the exacts of my recipe. The recipe section is more and more becoming my recipe book.  One day, we'll put it all together in real binding!  Until then,…
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Slow Cooker Italian Beef

Slow Cooker Italian Beef

Once of my favorite and simplest recipes is Italian beef.  Even more so, the slow cooker version of Italian beef!  It is such an easy meal and its goes great with so many sides!  If you don't have a slow cooker yet, you need to go get one asap! A slow cooker is a mom's best friend!  I now own two 6 qt slow cookers with programmable timers and they are absolutely amazing!    Seriously, you set the temperature to low or high for however many hours that the recipe calls for.  When the timer goes off, it automatically switches…
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Amazing Meatloaf Recipe that Anyone will Love!

Amazing Meatloaf Recipe that Anyone will Love!

Nothing says comfort food like a heaping serving of meatloaf! This meatloaf recipe is one that is sure to please the pickiest of taste buds!  Try this recipe out for dinner tonight!       Simply Amazing Meat Loaf Recipe For 10-12 Servings       For Meatloaf: Ground Beef, 2 lbs Bread Crumbs, 1 cup Milk, 1 cup Parmesan Cheese, 1 cup Eggs, 3 Onion, 1 Small, Diced Garlic (minced), 3-4 cloves Parsley, 1 tbsp dry Italian Seasoning, 1 tbsp dry Salt, 1/2 tsp Pepper, 1/2 tsp   Sauce: 2 Cans Diced Tomatoes (I love Del Monte diced Tomatoes with…
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Pasta Con Broccoli- St. Louis Style with White Sauce

Pasta Con Broccoli- St. Louis Style with White Sauce

    Pasta Con Broccoli Recipe   Pasta con broccoli is a staple in most pizzeria's in the Saint Louis Area.  With its rich creamy sauce combined with fresh cooked broccoli,  this dish is so delicious!  Whether you serve this as a side or a main dish, it's perfect for any night! Not to mention, it's so kid friendly!  Check out the awesome recipe below:     What You Need:   Salted Butter, 1 stick Minced Garlic, 3-4 Cloves Parmesan Cheese (I prefer Grana Padano, which is a bold a nutty variety), 3/4 cup Cream Cheese, 8 oz Milk, 1 cup Head of…
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Green Bean Casserole Recipe- Simple and Delicious

Green Bean Casserole Recipe- Simple and Delicious

Holidays bring a ton of joy, and even more food!  We have a vast array of dishes that we normally serve like deviled eggs, baked beans, potato salad, and casseroles.  This classic green bean casserole is a dish that I have only made in the last decade.  Growing up in the south, I had never heard of this amazing dish.  While shopping around one day, I came across this Campbell's casserole dish that had the recipe inside.  Our very first Thanksgiving we hosted, I made this dish and it was an instant hit.  My dad even asked for it the…
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Classic Pecan Pie Recipe- Simple, Easy, and from Scratch!

Classic Pecan Pie Recipe- Simple, Easy, and from Scratch!

  Holidays bring family gathering and food.  The main course is normally my expertise, but baking is quickly becoming a major aspect of my time in the kitchen.  Cakes, cookies, and pies never stay around long!  When it comes to pies, my family loves two more than any others.  Pumpkin and Pecan!  Since I grew up in southern Mississippi, these two pies are the first on my list as well!   Pecan's are by far my favorite nut.  I remember as a child getting to go harvest pecans at a friend's house. Though I could eat them all day long,…
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Pumpkin Pie Recipe From Scratch- Easy and Delicious

Pumpkin Pie Recipe From Scratch- Easy and Delicious

With the holidays comes my, favorite pastime, food.  Having four very different kids, I am always busy. I never seem to ever just relax.  Even when I am watching TV, I normally have my back to it while working on my computer. So when I get to enjoy from favorite activity of cooking and baking, you will find me in my happy zone (also known as the kitchen).  Most of my recipes are good for every holiday, but pies seem to be more specific to Thanksgiving and Christmas.  One of my family's favorite pies is pumpkin pie. One of the most…
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Sweet Cajun Popcorn Recipe- Sweet with a Tiny Kick

Sweet Cajun Popcorn Recipe- Sweet with a Tiny Kick

  Binge watching Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives happens quiet often in our home.  I passed my love of cooking onto my middle daughter the most. What makes binge watching with her a blast is her crazy memory.  I have a picture memory, but I have to actual see something.  She on the other hand, has a memory of an elephant! With her high IQ comes an uncanny capability to hear a recipe once and repeat it back perfectly a month later.  That is exactly what happened with this Sweet Cajun Popcorn Recipe! We were watch the episode containing the South…
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Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken Recipe: Amazing and Delicious

Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken Recipe: Amazing and Delicious

    This time of year is so busy and night-time is coming quicker and quicker!  With clubs, work, and appointments we stay busy most days of the week.  The most essential tool in my kitchen is my slow cooker! I currently own two six quart slow cookers, and plan to buy a couple more this year just for the holidays. In an effort to not get stuck in a rut, I am constantly changing up recipes.  So when my husband asked me to fix some pineapple chicken, I decided to change it up and throw it in the slow…
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Classic Sausages, Peppers, & Onions Skillet Recipe

Classic Sausages, Peppers, & Onions Skillet Recipe

One thing we have always taught our kids, is a love a real food.  There's always vegetables on their plates, and most of the time they are eaten.  One key thing I have figured out over time, my kids love fresh vegetables way more than cooked.  Even so, we are always trying new recipes. When we get in a food rut, a skillet full of sausage, peppers, and onions served over rice is my go to recipe. It's fresh flavors is enough to get me back in to nicer recipes with more creativity and flavors! Try it out tonight and give…
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Fresh Lemon Herb Green Bean Recipe

Fresh Lemon Herb Green Bean Recipe

One of the easiest things to grow in the garden is green beans.  No matter where you are, these hardy little plants can take a decent amount of heat or cold.  There are so many varieties, but they all have the same core flavor.  It is so easy to get stuck with just simply cooking them with onions, butter, salt and pepper.  Where I do love that good old southern, hearty green bean flavor, fresh can taste just as amazing.  Many of dinners I make need to be accompanied by a much lighter side item.  The latest way to serve…
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Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Recipe – Simple and Delicious

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Recipe – Simple and Delicious

  Monday's are busy in our home. From my morning routine. With all the hustle and bustle, dinners needs to planned and in the works several hours ahead of time. Procrastination is my enemy. If I do not have something in the slow cooker, we will wind up getting hot n ready pizza. I remembered at noon I hadn't figured out dinner! My slow cooker is a staple on my counter top, so at least that was one less step I had to take. I decided on chicken noodle soup. That was until I realized I had no carrots, celery,…
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Spaghetti Sauce Recipe (2 Versions) – Family Friendly Recipes

Spaghetti Sauce Recipe (2 Versions) – Family Friendly Recipes

A great spaghetti sauce recipe is one of those staple ingredients needed by every cook.  There are so many uses for it, far beyond just "spaghetti."  There are so many brands that are just pour and go, but they lack that back home taste we all remember as kids.  The main reason I have a garden, is to have some of those major staples like tomatoes and peppers.  Growing fruits and vegetables guarantees freshness and a more organic lifestyle.  Another huge benefit is the money you save in the long run.  By growing them during season and canning for use during the off-season months, you…
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Slow cooker chili recipe that actually tastes good ~ Seriously!

Slow cooker chili recipe that actually tastes good ~ Seriously!

The slow-cooker is my go kitchen device as it saves me a ton of time and delivers amazing flavor!  The fact that I have three, well that indicates I may like to have people over way too much! One dish that always goes over great at parties is my slow cooker chili recipe.   The best thing about it is the flexibility! Here I will be starting you out with the base recipe.  To make it your own, all you have to add some of your favorite extras!  It might sound a little complicated, but it is far from it!  Check out…
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Refrigerator Garden Pickles Recipe

Refrigerator Garden Pickles Recipe

      There is one food that remind me completely of summer.  No, it's not a watermelon but a crisp, delicious pickle!  Pickled fresh from the garden, this refrigerator pickle recipe hits the spot!  Check out this awesome recipe and be sure to try it soon!   Refrigerator Garden Pickles Recipe   What You Need:   2 Large Cucumbers (or 4-6 small cucumbers) 3-4 Mason Jars with lids 3 cups water 1 cup white vinegar 2 tablespoons of sea salt 1 tablespoon of white sugar 1 sprig of dill per jar or 1 tablespoon dry dill each jar 4-8…
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Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

As parents, our days become increasingly busy without a minute to spare.  Most days, I am lucky to even mark a few things off my to do list.  So when I know tomorrow is booked before I even go to bed that night before,  I always go to my recipe book for a pull out a slow cooker meal.  Have fix and forget meals helps to keep us on track for healthy meals, any day of the week.  Not to mention, its amazing to come home to the house smelling like chicken noodle soup! Whether it be a cold day, a…
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