Simple Pasta Carbonara Recipe

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Fun, random thing you don't know about me: I love peas in pasta. Add any kind of cheese and I may squeal.  Add bacon?  I'll love you forever.  Peas, though, right?  My mom always put peas in our mac and cheese growing up. I think it was her way to get us to eat the ...

Teriyaki Rice Bowl

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Have you discovered Della Rice yet? This is not your typical, boring rice on the grocery store shelf.  Their rice is all natural and gluten free It has a wonderful creamy texture and a delicious nutty flavor that lends itself well to any dish.  I knew immediately what I wanted to do with my Della ...

Easy Cheesy Chili Bombs Chili Recipe

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Here's a fun Cheesy Chili Bombs chili recipe that's quick and easy- and kid friendly! These are great for a fast dinner or even a picnic dinner on the go. You can always swap out turkey for the ground beef and use low fat cheese to make it a little healthier, and add some hot ...

Leprechaun Cocoa: White Hot Chocolate Recipe

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While the winter chill is still wreaking havoc on fingers and toes and your frozen little nose spring is right around the corner. No really, I promise it's coming! Warm up those little hands while you wait for the sun to shine and bring rainbows and fluffy clouds with a fun, tasty white hot chocolate ...

Snickerdoodle Pancakes

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Do your kids love morning pancakes ( or even dinnertime) ?  Pancakes are a fantastic first recipe for little hands to work on- they get to measure, mix, scoop,  pour, shake, and of course eat!  The traditional spicy sweet flavor of Snickerdoodle  cookies makes an equally delicious pancake. Mom did the cooking part this time ...

Homemade Healthier Ranch Dressing

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This healthier homemade ranch dressing recipe is a great way to introduce kids to spices and seasonings as well as using measuring cups and spoons. I also love that it shows them that before it gets bottled and put on store shelves what goes into it and fresh can be so delicious. We make this ...

Homemade Brownies Heart Stacks

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Need a last minute Valentine Snack?  Check out these cute, FUN made-from-scratch brownie hearts!!  So good, and so festive. You can, of course, use any shape you want for any holiday or theme.  But since it's February, I figured we would stick with Valentine's Day.  Valentine Brownie Heart Stacks Ingredients ¾ C. butter 1 ¾ C. sugar 3 eggs 1 tsp. ...

Easy Red Velvet Fudge for Valentine’s Day

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If you're still looking for  special sweet treat for Valentine's Day you'll love this Easy Red Velvet Fudge!  It's simple to make with only two ingredients needed.  The beautiful pink color and rich texture make it perfect for sharing with your favorite Valentine. Easy Red Velvet Fudge for Valentine's Day Ingredients: 16 buttercream frosting - the store bough ...

Peanuts Valentine’s Day

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It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and I can’t think of any better way to celebrate than with Peanuts—where Sally loves Linus, Charlie Brown loves his Little Red-Haired Girl, and everyone loves Snoopy! So I’ve got a great Peanuts Valentine’s Day giveaway for you. You don't know this, but my bedroom growing up had a pink and ...

Kids in The Kitchen- Mini Cauliflower Crust Pizzas

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If you are looking to "sneak" more veggies into your child's diet one great way to do it is to let them be a part of the preparation. Choosing, chopping, stirring-all will serve to get your child more interested in eating. I personally love cauliflower but I don't think you have to like it to ...