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A Healthier Version of Loaded Cheesy Potato Casserole for the Holidays

Loaded Potato Casserole

It's time for the holiday cooking to begin! I love this time of year: the family, the food, the meaning, and yes...the cooking! We have a ton of recipes in our family that come out around the holidays and Stonyfield recently challenged us YoGetters to create a healthier version of a holiday recipe! How fun is that!? Loaded cheesy potatoes is one thing my mom always makes the weekend of Thanksgiving, if not on Thanksgiving day. It's one of our … [Read more...]

Delicious Stuffed Chicken Recipe

Stuffed Chicken Breasts

I've been trying to broaden my kitchen "talent" lately and this week I got brave and created a stuffed chicken recipe that came out pretty tasty! Being pregnant I am always dreaming up things that sound good or that I MUST HAVE NOW, so I thought I would put one of the recipes together! I saw some recipes on Pinterest last week for stuffed chicken. I started thinking about what ingredients I would want to use in my stuffed chicken and came up … [Read more...]

Delish Homemade Chicken Salad Sandwiches (Recipe)

Chicken Salad Sandwich

One of my favorite things to eat is a chicken salad sandwich on toast. I've been making it for years and have tried so many different combinations and I finally feel like I've perfected it (for my taste, at least!) so I wanted to share with you! There are so many ways to make chicken salad and some people put grapes in theirs. I just can't do grapes in chicken salad, but take a look at my super secret recipe below! ;) Chicken Salad … [Read more...]

We Love Pillsbury Pizza on the Grill!

Pillsbury Grilled Crust

I have been a fan of pizza since I can remember. My oldest son is just like me and loves it, too! We try to have a weekly family fun night where we make or order pizza and a few weeks ago Pillsbury helped us to prepare our pizza in a way we never thought of - on the grill! We were provided with grilling tools kit, Pillsbury  pizza crust and a $10 gift card to buy pizza toppings and we had a blast creating two grilled pizzas for family … [Read more...]

We Love Applegate Bacon in Lasagna Roll Ups

Chicken and Bacon Roll Ups

Disclosure: I was provided with the bacon in this post in exchange for an honest opinion on my blog. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. Earlier I posted about our fun hot dog bar we made with Applegate hot dogs. Now, I want to tell you about the Lasagna Roll Ups I made with the bacon that Applegate sent us for review! I was searching for some recipes to make with the bacon because we were sent several packs of … [Read more...]

How Do You Eat Your Hot Dogs?

Applegate Hot Dogs

Disclosure: I was provided with the meat in this post in exchange for an honest opinion on my blog. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. A while back I did a post titled "How Do You Eat Your Chili" and it was a lot of fun. In fact, my husband and I learned something about each other from that post! I can honestly say I never expected that to happen. I thought I knew everything there was to know about him! ;) … [Read more...]

Perfecting the Crust on Chicken Pot Pie

Golden and perfect crust

If you've been around my blog for a while, you know that I've recently been on a cooking kick. I really enjoy cooking and recently I've made a pledge to make more time for cooking. I didn't used to be so good at cooking and I never had much variation in what I cooked. That has all changed. One of my favorite recipes is my homemade chicken pot pie. After making this several times in the past six months or so I've really been working on perfecting … [Read more...]

Delicious Dish Tuesday – Apple Pork Roast

Apple Pork Roast in the crock pot

This week I thought I'd link up my crock pot recipe with my blogging friends Alesha of Full Time Mama and Amanda of Coping with Frugality. Each week they host a Delicious Dish Tuesday and bloggers link up their latest recipes! I recently made a recipe given to me by my friend, Melissa, and I was beyond pleased with how it turned out so you know I have to share with you!   When my husband and I went to the meat counter a few weeks ago they … [Read more...]

Crockpot Chicken and Noodles – Crockpot Thursday

Chicken and Noodles in the Crockpot

Every Thursday two of my blogging friends, Trista from Andersons Angels and Stacie from Staying Me host a Crockpot Thursday feature. I have been enjoying cooking more lately and I've been participating in this occasionally  Last week I made something new in the crockpot...chicken and noodles! I started out trying to make something else, believe it or not! LOL It didn't turn into the recipe I found on Pinterest, but it turned into chicken … [Read more...]

How Do YOU Eat Your Chili?

Plain Chili, no ingredients

This post comes with a few stories, aren't you lucky? ;) I was chatting away with my good friend, Bri, a few weeks ago and I had mentioned we were having chili for dinner. Bri told me they don't eat chili because her husband doesn't like beans. That made me chuckle because that's what everyone thinks of when they think of chili...beans. Well, when we make chili at our house, we make it without beans! You read that right, NO BEANS here. So then … [Read more...]

Crockpot Thursday featuring Roast – Crock Pot Style

Crock Pot Goodness

Cooking is something I really enjoy and lately, I've come to enjoy blogging about it! This week I'm linking up with some blogging friends for Crock Pot Thursday! Each week, Trista from Anderson's Angels and Stacey from Staying Me share crock pot recipes. I made a roast in the crock pot over the weekend and it was YUM-O!! If you follow me on Instgram you got a sneak peak of the final product! Ingredients Needed: Roast Carrots Onions (we … [Read more...]

Make Valentine’s Sweet with Chocolate Covered Strawberries (DIY)

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

One of my favorite sweet treats is chocolate covered strawberries! YUM! Buying them from retailers or online companies and having them delivered can be costly! With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I wanted to share with you this favorite treat of mine! These are also loved by my husband and he loves even more that I made them myself! Do something sweet this Valentine's Day and treat your sweetie to some delicious chocolate covered … [Read more...]

Open Face…Beef Stew?

Open Face Beef Stew

This week I am linking up with Johanna of Mama Chocolate, Alesha of Full Time Mama , and Amanda of Coping with Frugality for Delicious Dish Tuesday! This week is the ONE YEAR CELEBRATION of this weekly meme - congrats ladies! I love to cook believe it or not. I really enjoy it, but I'm not so great at it! Another confession? I am addicted to Bob Evans. I know, I know - it's not good for me! It's a weakness I have though. They have this … [Read more...]

Looking Ways to Add Nutrition to Family Meals?

Lasagna Ingredients

So, in the past few weeks baby Addy has decided that she is done with baby food. She will go on an eating strike if we try to give it to her. We have some leftover jars of baby food that I now need to figure out what to do with. I recently made lasagna and found that it's super easy to add some extra nutrition to the meal just by adding some baby food! Check this out! These are my normal ingredients for my lasagna: noodles, hamburger, sauce … [Read more...]

Dinner Made Easy with Progresso Recipe Starters (Giveaway)

Progresso Ingredients

If you've been following my Menu Challenge Monday posts you know that I am challenged when it comes to not only cooking, but finding the time to cook. I was thrilled when I recently had the chance to try Progresso Recipe Starters because I knew it would make a great meal quicker! The meal I prepared was a big hit in our home so I can't wait to share with you! If you've not heard of Progresso Recipe Starters, listen up! These are great ways to … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy Dinner – Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie Ingredients

I love to cook. If my husband were to read this he would probably laugh since I don't do it as often as I'd like to. With my work schedule and having two little ones at home finding the time is difficult, which is why I love quick and easy dinner ideas! This week I am linking up with Full Time Mama, Coping with Frugality and Mama Chocolate to share with you a "Delicious Dish Tuesday" recipe! A really good friend of mine gave me this recipe … [Read more...]