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Homemade Chicken Pot Pie (make one freeze one, with vegetarian version)

Make 2 now, enjoy one later.

…in my fridge from our last Super Target trip, (Archer Farms = best rotisserie chicken EVER) so I though I would make two pies! Please keep in mind, these recipe makes 2 potpies.    Don’t have a vegetarian hubby to make a separate pie for? NO worries, this recipe can also be a “make one, freeze one” potpie recipe. PERFECT!   I will give you directions on how to freeze the one and then use later. Hope you enjoy! XO Corey   Here is…

How to make a Princess Cake

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…microwave on high for about 1 min, to start melting the marshmallows.   2. Transfer marshmallows to mixer bowl and add 1.5 tsp of vanilla extract. 3. Lube up your dough hook with Crisco. (basically anything that is going to touch the fondant should be lubed up with Crisco… your hands, the rolling mat. The fondant starts off EXTREMELY sticky, so this helps make it not stick to you or the ,mat)       4. Slowly beat in confectioners’ su…

Bento Love: Make Your Own Pizza Lunchable

DIY Lunchables

  Doesn’t this look MUCH better than a Lunchables? Cheaper too!     Bento Love: Make Your Own Pizza Lunchable For this EasyLunchBox bento, there is a multigrain sandwich thin, turkey pepperoni, pizza sauce and shredded cheese. BentOnBetterLunches & MOMables have teamed up and started a great lunch series called Lunchbox Wars. Cristi of BentOnBetterLunches shows you how to make much more healthy, appealing versions of Lunchables. As a k…

Cream Puffs

How to make Cream Puffs

…as a Family Fresh Meal hehehe The great thing about this recipe is you can customize it for your needs. You can make full sized cream puffs, or mini, bite sized ones. I have both pictured above. If you are cooking for someone who needs sugar free ingredients, use sugar free Jello mix. Love that! When I talked to Mom on the phone today, she said that she loves to make the mini ones, and then freeze them.When you are ready to use them, just thaw ou…

Easy and Fun Christmas Food Ideas

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…r lunch? Here are a couple of my go-to lunchbox snowmen! 1. the donut snowman (mini donut, mini chocolate chips and an M&M nose) 2. marshmallows with food color markers (you can purchase food color markers HERE) 3. string cheese and markers 4. snowman uncrustables (uncrustables are a cinch to make! I like to make a big batch & freeze them!) 5. the bagel snowman Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree, you make a tasty lunchbox treat! 1. chee…

Crab Rangoon Dip with Wonton Chips

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…Am I right?!  Now you can have the delicious flavor of your favorite Chinese food appetizer in a fun dip form! And because I think one of the best parts of the crab rangoon is the crunchy shell, we must make wonton chips as well! Don’t worry, it sounds crazy difficult to make, but trust me, it’s super easy!  Crab Rangoon Dip with Wonton Chips Ingredients: DIP: 2 (6-ounce) cans lump crab meat, drained and finely chopped8 ounce block c…

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Calling all cookie dough lovers

…d cookie, so these Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes were a dream come true for me. These cupcakes are quick and easy to whip up and will please any crowd, young or old. But when would be a good time to make these cookie dough filled cakes? Little Dhad a birthday coming up! That little munchkin is always stealing the balls of dough from my cookie dough icecream, so I new she would love them for her birthday. She is still obsessed with Yo Gabba…

How To Make a Santa Hat Pizza

Super fun food!

…lot of festive Christmas activities going on this weekend…one being this FUN Santa Hat Pizza! (thank you Makes the Best of Everything for the idea.) These mini Santa hats were SO easy to make, and really made for a magical pizza. Ho, Ho, Ho! Here is what you need to make Santa hat pizzas! -Your favorite pizza dough- I used a pizza thin crust to SAVE time – Your favorite pizza cheese – pepperoni – sliced fresh mozzarella &…

Bento Love: Make a Sandwich

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    Bento Love: Make a Sandwich For this bento there are turkey rolls, mini toasts, cheese stars, green apples, yogurt and raspberries.     This bento got it’s name from the song my Big D was singing while she ate it. “Make, make, make…. a sand sand sandwich” Quite a catchy toon…. I caught myself singing it while I was cleaning up the house later that day hehe   Here is what I used to make this bento! XO Chef Corey…

Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes with Baileys Cream Cheese Frosting

Best St. Patrick's Day cupcakes!

…ns with butter or paper liners. 2. In a large bowl briefly whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. 3. In a stand mixerwith a paddle attachmentor with a hand mixer, addthe butter, granulated sugar,and brown sugar. 4. Beat until light andfluffy. 5. Add one egg and beat until evenly mixed and fluffy, make sure to scrape down the mixer bowl once in a while. Add the second egg and vanilla extract and beat again until light and f…

How to Make PERFECT Hard Boiled Eggs in the Oven

Perfect Eggs everytime

 Ok people. This is a game changer.       I love hard boiled eggs. Why don’t I make them all the time? Well, the thought of getting a big old pot of water boiling, and then timing the boiling, flame on, flame off,  lid on , lid off…. UGH! Half the time I end up timing something wrong, and end up with over cooked, hard to peel eggs. OMG…. peeling hard boiled eggs is the pits! So when I kept seeing the idea on Pinterest, of hard…

How To Freeze Pasta Portions

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…boil the water, cook the noodles, and toss them with sauce. Throw together a salad while they’re cooking, and you’ve got a complete dinner. Yet there are occasional times when you’re so rushed, or so hungry, even the half an hour it takes to make pasta is half an hour more than you can spare. You just need to eat and go, NOW.  At times like those, the freezer is your best friend. With its help, you can keep pasta on hand that&#8…

Prosciutto Cups with Cheese & Herb Filling

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Believe it or not, this appetizer only takes 20 minutes to make… what are you waiting for?           I love prosciutto! You might remember seeing this lovely dry-cured ham in some of my other recipes …. can’t seem to get enough These are AMAZING for a party. You can make the cups and filling ahead of time, place each in their own zip-lock bags, refrigerate, and pull out when ready to use. Just bring to room temp, then fill wit…

Young Living Starter Kit

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(contains affiliate links)  I am always excited to introduce you to make favorite things on Family Fresh Meals. One of those things is an array of essential oils. These are powerful and created to work perfectly with our bodies. It is funny that the media talks about essential oils like it is a new trend – people have been using them for thousands of years! There are lots of places you can buy essential oils, but we really love how Young Living…

Happy 2nd Birthday! Elmo Cake

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  How to make an Elmo Cake!   Me: Hey Little D, what is your favorite color?Little D: ELMO!!Me: Litte D, what is your favorite song?Little D: ELMO!!Me: What is your favorite food?Little D: ELMO!!Me: Little D, who do you love more.. me or Elmo?Little D: ELMO!! hehehe Elmo cake it is! How to make an Elmo Cake   1. I was able to score a great deal on an Elmo cake pan. I just followed the direction on my box of cake, and threw it in the pan Make sur…

Easy Holiday Appetizer Idea

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…eese platter. How do you make your guests ohh and ahh over a plain-old cheese platter? Give it a simple holiday make-over!This Easy Holiday Appetizer Ideais just a variety of cubed cheeses, mini sausages, and fresh grape tomatoes,garnished with afew springs of rosemary.Layall that goodnessout in a Christmas tree shape and you have a edible centerpiece! And because all the cutting can be done ahead of time, you can just lay it out on the table rig…

Easy Cake Decorating with Frosting Transfers

Easy Cake Decorating with Frosting Transfers

…picture frame  glass – wax paper – buttercream frosting made with butter ( this is a MUST. When you freeze the transfer, what makes it harden and form is the butter)  – food coloring  – pipping bags & frosting tips (or ziplock bags with tips cut off) Directions 1. Start by trimming your image, and tape it to the back side of a flat piece of glass. We used the glass from a small picture frame.  Tape the same sized piece…

Tiki Cocktail Cake (Food Network)

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…anilla, so I used that instead. After the cake is stacked, the recipe also recomended freezing the cake to help make frosting easier. I just made sure the cake was COMPLETELY cooled before I started frosting and that worked just fine. So if you have the time and the freezer space, you might want to try that out. But I really had no trouble frosting with just room temp cake. 7. Once you are stacked, it is time to frost the “coconut” op…

How to make Crockpot Sweet Potatoes

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…hing about these is that they’re so versatile.Some of our favoritetoppers are butter, brown sugar, chili, and shredded bbq chicken, but that’s really just the tip of the iceberg (er, sweet potato). You could go for black beans and peppers…mushroom ragout…heck, even peanut butter if you like them that way. (Trust me, I know it sounds crazy-weird , but PB & sweet potatoes are deeeelish!) There are no limits! How to make

Crafty Holiday Cookies for Kids 3D Present Cookies

Crafty Holiday Cookies for Kids - FFM

…up some cookies!} One of my favorite  childhood memories during the holidays would be baking cookies with my Grandmother and Mother.  I am excited to carry on this memory-making tradition with my girls.   When I asked Big D & Little D what their favorite part of Christmas was, they were both in agreement…Presents and COOKIES. I thought it would be fun to blend the two and make present cookies These 3D present cookies  are not only ador…