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! ...

Peppermint Buttercream Hot Cocoa Cupcakes

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When the holidays hit I love trying to find new ways to enjoy favorite flavors of the season.  What says winter and Christmas more than Hot Cocoa and Peppermint?  I combined them into a delicious semi homemade cupcake with a totally from scratch peppermint buttercream - and let me tell you, it is so good. ...

Cranberry Turkey Grilled Cheese Bites

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During the holidays I struggle with oven space, there are appetizers, main dishes, and desserts to get out- different times, different temperatures, and never enough shelves.  I cook a lot on a day to day basis anyway, but the holidays even more so.  I don’t have room for a second full size oven but I ...

Pork & Apple Stuffing Bites

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I participated in the National Pork Board Porksgiving program as a member of One2One Network. I received compensation but all opinions are my own. The National Pork Board (NPB) is celebrating “Porksgiving” – a time for giving back (with pork) to those who give back– from November 2, 2015 through the end of the year. Creating a delicious meal for friends or ...

Sloppy Joes Stuffed Peppers Easy Dinner Recipe

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I like having ingredients on hand that make dinner quick and easy- for example:  Ingredients and recipes with 3 simple steps, simple ingredients and about 15 minutes, and you have dinner on the table. With schedules like ours, this makes my life a lot easier. A family favorite in our house is stuffed peppers... but it ...

Graham Cracker Reindeer Semi-Homemade Festive Treats

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Holiday food is just plain fun to make.  I love it.  Taking everyday foods and a few minutes later, you have super cute and festive treats to put a smile on someone's face. What's not to love? These graham cracker reindeer are SUPER simple and quick to make. Easy, peasy lemon squeezy, you guys.  Perfect ...

Pan Roasted Cauliflower with Seared Sweet Onion

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Thanksgiving is in a week.  From today.  Are you ready? I am not. I did dig out our tablecloth we use (which is a favorite family Thanksgiving tradition) but I haven't even made a list of what to buy for groceries yet.  Oops.  We can definitely make this pan roasted cauliflower with seared sweet onion ...