One Pot Sausage & Pasta Skillet Meal

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Keeping everyone happy for dinner in this house isn't always easy. Keeping myself sane planning dinners in this house isn't always easy. That's why I love finding or creating (or a mix) meals that let me cook once, eat twice. With pasta dishes, it's super simple to toss some extra pasta in a pot to ...

Norm of the North Polar Bear Vanilla Puppy Chow Mix Recipe

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Have you seen the previews for Norm of The North movie yet? Every single time it comes on my kids get worked up into a dance frenzy- dancing along with Norm and begging me to take them to see it as soon as it comes out in theaters. This family friendly film will be released ...

Leftover Ham and Scalloped Potatoes au Gratin with White Wine (Recipe)

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One of my favorite things to do is make a huge ham for Christmas dinner- not just for Christmas but for the leftovers.  Comfort foods abound with ham and this recipe is no exception...My family devoured this one tonight and I just had to share! Making this leftover ham recipe in a cast iron skillet is ...

Easy Weeknight Dinner Idea: Cheesy Chili Bombs

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Here's a fun and easy weeknight dinner idea - Cheesy Chili Bombs - plus it's quick 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 ...

Festive Holiday Appetizer: Vegetable Wreath

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You can have fun and festive food for your Holiday get togethers that are also quick and easy...and good for you! Whether you need something for your own party or to contribute to a family or office spread this one will have you covered. Grab a tub of Marzetti Veggie Dip, a variety of your ...

Peppermint White Hot Chocolate Recipe

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When Jack Frost is nipping, nothing sends him away like a steaming mug of hot cocoa, right?  With two little ones we go through a lot of hot chocolate during the winter months and sometimes we get burnt out on the same old thing.  Sometimes I think my kids want to play outside and get ...

Christmas Morning Coffee Drink Recipe

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Every single Christmas, my mom spent most of the month leading up to the big day baking.  Every night (remember, this was pre internet and pre reality show days) we did at least 1 kind of cookies.  She had this master list. It was crazy.  She also worked out of the house! I don't know ...

Sweet Salty Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Compensation was provided by Ritz Crackers via Mode Media. Like it or not—and, really, READY or not—the holidays are coming up fast and furious, my friends. I've already seen "save the date" and "next meeting is a cookie swap" emails going around. I do love traditional holiday foods and baking, but sometimes I like to have ...

Kids in The Kitchen: Taco Bar for an easy weeknight dinner

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Both of my kids, but especially my 4 year old daughter, love to get in the kitchen with me. From cookies to pasta she enjoys it all, even "helping" with the dishes- I am sure that will change soon!  I thought it would be fun for them to make a super simple taco bar and then ...

Chicken Quinoa Casserole Recipe: Shop the Pantry

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Guess what happened again last week? It's kind of becoming a tradition in this house.  Thursdays roll around, the meal plan has gone awry (usually because someone decides to bring lunch and grabs leftovers I meant to have for dinner that night) and most of our groceries have been eaten and dinner still needs to be made! ...