Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Candied Bacon and Pecans

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Every Thanksgiving meal has a sweet potato dish, right? It’s pretty much a requirement. Sweet potato casserole with marshmallows is a classic one, of course. And then there’s glazed sweet potatoes and mashed sweet potatoes…and of course, plain ol’ baked sweet potatoes, which are great all by themselves with a bit of butter and salt. […]

Biscuits and Gravy Breakfast Casserole

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You know what’s a great phrase for a satisfying meal? Sticks to your ribs. Sure, it’s kind of goofy. At first, it sounds like the food is supposed to stick to your ribs from the outside, as if you were wearing a vest made out of pancakes or something. But once you realize it’s sticking […]

Family Favorite Potato Dishes

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  Potatoes are the workhorse of the kitchen. Seriously, they can do anything. They’re cheap. They’re filling. They’re nutritious. Did you know one baked potato has just 150 calories, no fat, four grams of fiber, and as much vitamin C as a glass of orange juice? I really think potatoes should qualify as a superfood. […]

Wild Eats and Adorable Treats

Wild Eats and Adorable Treats - fun food for kids

Contains affiliate links Ya’ll know how much I love to make food fun for my daughters. Cute food and adorable lunches are my bread and butter, so I knew I had to get my hands of this amazing book by Jill Mills. Wild Eats and Adorable Treats takes cute food to a new level, but still […]

Oven Baked Egg Bites

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As you all know, I think eggs are a real superfood. They’re packed with nutrition, and incredibly versatile. You can cook them dozens of ways: fried, scrambled, boiled, poached… Well, actually, maybe not poached. Don’t get me wrong, they’re delicious that way, but it can be a bit tricky getting them to come out just […]

Easy Ranch Roasted Vegetables

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All summer long, I’ve been focusing on recipes that don’t heat up the kitchen. You know, stuff that can be cooked quickly on the stove, or else in my ever-handy crockpot. But now that there’s a bit of a nip in the air, heating up the kitchen is actually a good thing. Which means it’s […]

Easy Crockpot Chili

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There’s no doubt about it…fall is in the air. The trees are putting on their annual show, all dressed up in red and yellow. The nights are growing longer, and there’s a distinct nip in the air by the time everyone comes in for supper. Which means, of course, that it’s a perfect time for chili. […]

Easy Breakfast on the Go…made simple.

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  Don’t you just hate having to eat and run? It’s worst in the morning. You know all about breakfast being the most important meal of the day, but you also know that your kids have to be at school in twenty minutes, and no one’s even dressed yet. That’s when Good Food Made Simple […]

Honey Garlic Shrimp Lo Mein

Honey Garlic Shrimp Lo Mein -- Easy meal!

This post has been brought to you by SeaPak. Happy National Seafood Month, everybody! OK, I didn’t know there was such a holiday either. But hey, I’m all for it. I love all kinds of seafood, but if I had to pick a favorite, I’d definitely have to go with shrimp. They’re just as tasty as […]

Easy Crockpot Meatball Stew

Crockpot Meatball Stew - Easy meal your family will love! - YUM!

  So it turns out, I wasn’t just bragging when I called my beef stew “The Best Crockpot Beef Stew.” People really, really like it, and the recipe has been getting lots of attention. So I figured, why not take that recipe and put a little twist on it? Swapping out the stew meat for […]

Creepy Halloween Goodie Bags

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Let’s face it. Kids love stuff that’s gross. Bathroom humor? Hilarious. Goosebumps books? Best-sellers. Ghost stories involving severed limbs? Top-notch entertainment. So of course, Halloween is every kid’s favorite holiday. You get to overload on sugar AND decorate the house with decaying corpses. What could possibly be better? This Halloween goodie bag idea combines the two […]

How to Keep Food Fresh Longer

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  So here’s something that will come as no shock to anyone: I love food. Because I love food, I hate to waste it. That’s why I try to come up with creative ways to use up leftovers from a big meal, like Thanksgiving dinner or St. Paddy’s Day corned beef and cabbage.   But […]

Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread

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Bananas are great when they’re nice and firm and yellow. You can put them in a fruit salad…top your French toast…whip them up in a smoothie…or just peel them and eat them all by themselves. But I actually like bananas even better when they start to get a little mushy and brown. Because that means […]

Easy Crockpot Taco Pasta Bake

Easy Crockpot Taco Pasta Bake

As a busy mom, weekly meal planning is an essential part of my week. A beloved reoccurring theme in my household? Taco Tuesday. We’ve had chicken, steak, beef, fish and even duck tacos, and still, everyone gets excited to gather around the dinner table come Tuesday. Last week, I wanted to try a new dish […]

Sweet and Sour Crockpot Meatballs

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This post has been brought to you by Daily Chef Casa Di Bertacchi.  It’s football season, baby! Baseball may be America’s Pastime, but football is America’s obsession. From now until the Super Bowl, we’re either watching The Game, or talking about the last one, or thinking about the next one. Maybe we love it so much […]

Easy Halloween Monster Rice Krispie Treats

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    Here’s a fun little treat for the spooky season: Easy Halloween Monster Rice Krispie Treats  . These are just like my regular Always Soft and Chewy Rice Crispy Treats, but with a spooky (and delicious) twist. First you dip the tops of the treats in melted chocolate (because what dessert doesn’t go better with melted […]

Popsicle Fun Sweepstakes

Popsicle Fun Sweeps

Post sponsored by Lunchbox. Opinions are 100% my own Remember Popsicles? Those jewel-bright, icy treats that were at the heart of every summer afternoon. Fighting with your sister over who got the last cherry one. Sucking them down to little, icy points that crumbled between your teeth. Sticking out your tongue to show off its […]

Freezer Breakfast Quesadillas 4 Ways

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I was compensated for this post. All thoughts are 100% my own.  You see a lot of stories these days about “superfoods” like kale or açai berries that are supposed to be loaded with nutrients and basically magical. Well, I don’t know about that, but I can tell you what’s my idea of a real […]

One Pot Cheesy Zucchini Rice

One Pot Cheesy Zucchini Rice - Family Fresh Meals

Dinner is always a delicate balancing act. You want to feel good about what you serve to your family, but you also want them to be happy about eating it…and you don’t want to spend all day cooking it, either. Of course, there’s no shortage of magazine articles promising simple, healthy meals that taste great. […]

Healthy Apple Pie Smoothie

Apple Pie Smoothie - -- So YUMMY!

  Ah, apple pie. That classic, all-American dessert. Sweet and tangy apples blending with spicy cinnamon, melting in your mouth in a flaky crust. What could be more comforting? If only it weren’t so rich! Did you know that one-eighth of a 9-inch apple pie has 300 calories and 14 grams of fat? It’s true—just […]