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Balance Your Plate with Stouffer’s

This post is in collaboration with Balance Your Plate and Stouffer’s. As part of the collaboration, I received product and incentives in exchange for participating in the program. We are a family constantly on the go. My kids LOVE lasagna, but taking the time to put it together PLUS sides is not something I always […]

Cranberry Pecan Apple Sausage Stuffing Recipe

When making recipes for a big group, I need a nice size bakeware to fit my casseroles and such and I’d also like them to look pretty so that it can go directly from oven to serving. Who wants to do more dishes from transferring your food from the bakeware to a fancy dish. At […]

Italian Pasta Salad Recipe

I’ve made this pasta salad twice so far and gotten a ton of compliments on it. First I made it for teacher conference dinner and then for Blue and Gold a week ago. This recipe makes a HUGE bowl so make sure you’re making it for a party or half it for your family. There […]

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Shallots, and Garlic Gluten Free Recipe

I was challenged to go to #MyMarianos and buy items to create a Healthier, Gluten Free holiday recipe. I decided to make a side dish to go with your holiday meals: Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Shallots, and Garlic. I took Little Man shopping with me. He LOVES Mariano’s as much as I do. He […]

Homemade Rice a Roni

I was making some cherry pork chops and needed a side to go with them. I really wanted some Rice-a-Roni but seeing that I’m trying to avoid packaged foods, I haven’t bought any in a LONG time. I started scouring the web for a way to make some at home. I found a few different […]

Avocado and Bacon Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Continuing from yesterday, here is another avocado recipe from my party. This one I got inspiration from BeingAlison. She only put avocados on top and I decided to mix it in. I meant to get a picture of the mac and cheese in a serving size, but never got around to it. Sorry! This recipe […]

Walnut Crusted Ranch Chicken Breasts and Ranch Mashed Potatoes #Recipe #RanchRemix

Hidden Valley Ranch is big with my kids in this house. In fact, they dug into my Ranch dressing last night for their chicken nuggets before I could even use it for my recipe today. I was supposed to make a whole chicken with walnuts under the skin last week, but things came up and […]

World Pasta Day and Barilla Lemon Spaghetti Recipe

Today is world pasta day! We celebrated last night with Lemon Spaghetti. I got the recipe out of the Modern Family Pasta Cookbook from Barilla. One of the nice things about the recipe I’m going to share is that it’s quick and easy to put together. I love recipes that have few ingredients but still […]

Bob Evans Sweet Tater Twist Mashtini Recipe

Last month to kick off National Potato Day (August 19) Bob Evans created their Mad About Mashed campaign. They created six different mashed potato recipes and a site on how to hold your own Mashtini party. I decided to try the Sweet Tater Twist Mashtini at home. I thought I had all the ingredients I […]

Homemade Chinese night

About a week ago I was craving Chinese. I knew I had a few recipes saved in Pinterest, so I headed over to see what I had.  I had saved a recipe from a blog called Life as a Lofthouse for baked sweet and sour chicken. She also had a recipe for fried rice, so […]

Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar Sofrito Rice #Recipe

Have you ever tried Rice Vinegar? I had never even heard of Rice Vinegar until I was asked to try Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar. As you can see above, there are a bunch of different flavors. I got to try natural and roasted garlic. I used it to make Sofrito Rice (recipe below) and grilled […]

Broccoli and Cauliflower Casserole #Recipe

This recipe is a great side to bring to any holiday celebration. It’s become one of my staple sides that I have to make for every family party. It’s really good! Print Broccoli and Cauliflower Casserole Recipe Ingredients 1 head of broccoli 1 head of cauliflower 1 can evaporated milk 1 can cream of mushroom […]

Outback at Home: Bushman Bread #Recipe

I’m so proud of myself on this one! It was my first time using yeast to make bread! The recipe yields two loaves. I used one to make croutons and we ate the other with some honey butter. (I’ll post the recipe for that in the next few days.) The bread was very easy to […]

Outback at Home: Tangy Tomato Salad Dressing #Recipe

I decided I wanted to attempt to make an Outback meal at home for my husband. We haven’t been on a date in a long time so I thought maybe it’d be cheaper to make the meal at home. (I think if you factor in the cost of babysitting it may have been cheaper.) Anyway […]

Baked Mac and Cheese #Recipe

I got this recipe from the Carb Lovers Diet Cook Book, which I’m reviewing. I haven’t made any more recipes from the book yet. I wasn’t very fond of this recipe, to be honest. It kind of turned out dry and for some reason the red pepper didn’t mix throughout the whole recipe leaving spots […]