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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

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! Mini BabyBel Cheese Rounds Recipe  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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