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Guest Chef: Auntie’s Disappearing Meatballs

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    Please give a warm welcome to Guest Chef Auntie! Auntie (aka Andrea) is my mom’s twin sister and a wiz in the kitchen.   She is always whipping up tasty and healthy treats, so when she said she had an amazing meatball recipe, I jumped at the opportunity to feature her as a guest chef!      Here is what you need: 1 lb (90/10) ground beef 1 egg 4 oz. whole milk ricotta cheese  1-cup panko crumbs  1 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese…

Guest Chef Scott: Bean Dip

You're gonna love this dip!

…even more when this bean dip is waiting for us when we arrive for one of our famous game nights. Now, I present Guest Chef Scott and his Bean Dip. Cheesy bean dip is a must at any of our family gatherings.  I have no idea where the recipe originated from, but it has been making appearances at birthday parties, Christmas celebrations, football games and game nights since… forever!  Served warm, scooped out of the dish with tortilla chips, it is an…

Corn & Blueberry Salad (www.bhg.com, presented by Chef Cindi)

                                  This recipe is brought to you from a wonderful guest….. Chef Cindi…. My MOM! hehehe Chef Cindi is sending this recipe from sunny Palm Bay Florida.   When Chef Cindi is not golfing, she is either gaming it up on the Xbox & iPad, or is in the kitchen whipping up yummy dishes like this.   My inspiration to make fun lunches for my kids all comes from my mom. From heart sandwiches, to the notes in my…

Pumpkin Alfredo with Cheese Tortellini

A fun twist on alfredo sauce.

…n cheese – salt and pepper to taste – optional fresh parsley for topping. 1. Cook tortellini as the label directions. Reserve 1/4 cup of cooking water, then drain pasta. Set aside. Meanwhile, heat butter in a skillet and add shallots. Cook until soft, about 2-3 minutes. 2. Add pumpkin and nutmeg and cook for 1 more minute. 3. Stir in cream and bring to a low boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring often, until thick, about 5-7 m…

Cream Puffs

How to make Cream Puffs

…whipped cream. If not, keep mixing until it looks like the picture. Set aside. 8. Prepare pudding according to label directions but use only 1 ¼ cups milk. 9. Fold in whipped whipping cream and almond extract. 10. Mix by hand until mixed completely. . 11. After pastry puffs have cooled, and you are ready to used,  cut in half and spoon in cream puff filling. Serve right away, or place in fridge or freezer for later use. (small pastry shown here)…

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup (Chef Beth)

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This post is brought to you by my dear friend Beth. Chef Beth is a an amazing mother of two beautiful children.   We are constantly talking about food, food and more food. Love her! Over and over again, Chef Beth has made this spectacular soup from scratch.   And when I say from scratch… I mean from SCRATCH! This is a perfect Family Fresh Meal! Without further ado… may I introduce Chef Beth!   Hi everyone! One of my favorite cold we…

Roasted Pepper Pasta Salad

…e garlic flavor)   1. Preheat the broiler. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook as the label directs. Drain and rinse under colder water to stop the cooking. Shake off excess water.     2. Meanwhile, place the bell peppers cut-side down on a foil-lined broiler pan, and garlic cloves to the sides and broil until charred, 7-8 minutes. 3. Transfer peppers to a bowl , cover and set aside for about 5 mins.     4. Heat a dry sk…

Crockpot Candied Pecans

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…these are amazing. Whether you are attending or hosting a holiday party, theses cinnamon sugar nuts will be the guest’s favorite. Guaranteed. Not only does this recipe work great with pecans, it also works well with almonds, cashews or walnuts! Do you need a last minute gift idea? Plop a scoop of these delicious nuts into a holiday bag, and voila! Instand gift. WARING! These nut will make your house smell like heaven…so be prepared to…

Easy Greek Yogurt Dips – 3 Ways!

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…will be tempted to do so, because these dips do taste amazing. These are great to whip up for those last minute guest that stop by or for a quick snack any time of day.When the kids get home from school, I love to have a big beautiful bowl of veggies out with one of these dips for a healthy after school snack. The kids love it, and I LOVE that they are munching on veggies dipped in some protein packed goodness I am just so excited for you to give…

Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip

The BEST Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip -- FamilyFreshMeals.com

…le or your favorite sugar cookies . Making this beforehand for a party? Refrigerate in a sealed container until guest arrive! Do you love Family Fresh Meals? Never miss out on  FUN new meals or Easy Lunchbox Ideas for the Family and SIGN UP to have my posts sent right to your inbox! It’s EASY PEASY! Just CLICK HERE and enter your email! XOCorey, Darryl, Big D & Little D Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip   Prep time: 2 mins Cook time: 3 mins Total time:…

Easy Antipasto Skewers

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…parties and best of all, can be made ahead of time.   So add  this to your list of great summer appetizers your guest will LOVE!   Easy Antipasto Skewers Serves about 8-10 Ingredients 1 can medium or large  black olives1 cup grape tomatoes1 cup  of small fresh mozzarella balls¼ pound salami, thinly sliced ¼ cup fresh basil leaves9 oz package of cheese tortellini1/4  cup Italian dressing skewers Directions 1. Cook tortellini according to package i…

Warm Crab Dip

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…and easy recipe comes to you from the wonderful Chef Beth. You might remember her Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup guest post. YUM! Well, this dip is another winning recipe from her and is SOOOOOO easy. It’s easy to keep the ingredients on hand for this recipe in case you have to whip up a quick appetizer. When Chef Beth made this for me the first time, she assembled it at home, brought it over, warmed it up in the oven and served. Perfect! Yo…

Spinach Artichoke Dip

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…ly is the BEST and EASIEST spinach artichoke dip you will make.   One of my best friends, Beth, aka Bethie, aka guest Chef Beth has made this beauty for me many times.  From start to finish, it only took me 35 minutes.   You basically throw everything in a bowl mix, bake, DONE! I had about 5 servings at lunch today:) Needless to say, I just finished a date with my elliptical machine to counter the inhaling of this dip. Hope you enjoy!  XO Corey  …