recipes

One Bowl Brownies

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Everyone needs a go-to chocolate brownie recipe that whips up super fast using ingredients you probably already have on hand.  And if it only messes up one bowl in the process?  Well, that's even better!  Of course when my friend Natalie shared this recipe with me a few weeks ago, insisting that these were the [...]

Quick and Easy Taco Soup

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It is always good to have a few recipes that you can whip up out of the pantry staples you already have on hand.  It's even better if those recipes also happen to be freezer friendly so that you can simply throw the ingredients together in a bag and freeze them for a later, busier [...]

Oh-So-Easy London Broil

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Would you believe that until I attempted this London Broil that in ten years together, I had never once cooked my husband a steak? I know.  Shocking, right? Of course in my defense, I haven't eaten a steak since I was 16 years old, and because I don't eat meat, cooking it kinda scares me, at [...]

Honey Lemon Garlic Chicken

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This simple but delicious grilled chicken is one of my family's very favorite "cheater" freezer recipes.  Even my littlest, who doesn't normally like chicken, gobbles it up like she has never seen food before.   I like it because it is ridiculously easy and makes almost no mess.  My husband likes it because it involves [...]

10 Minute Meals: 5 Ways to Get Food on The Table FAST

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Today I am so happy to introduce you to my dear friend Jen from Balancing Beauty and Bedlam and 10 Minute Dinners.  Not only is Jen one of the sweetest, kindest, and most genuine people you will ever meet, she is also FULL of wisdom, especially when it comes to getting food on the table fast! [...]

Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings

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When my friend Jenny--who you may remember from this amazing fish recipe--first shared this funny little recipe with me a few years ago, I literally laughed out loud.  It just sounded so crazy!  I mean, seriously…..Mountain Dew?  In a baked dish?  I thought she was joking. Until, of course, I tasted it. That's when I [...]

DIY PB&J Uncrustables

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I don't know how things are in your home, but in our family weekday mornings can be just a little bit hectic.  And while there are many things that contribute to the chaos, at the top of our stressor list is the dreaded task of making school lunches. Every time we hit the freezer aisle [...]

One Pot Beef Stew

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My husband and I often take turns cooking, but the rule is that the one who cooks also has to clean up.  And while I love to cook, I'm not always quite so enthusiastic about having to clean up afterwards. Enter the Dutch Oven, the lazy, er efficient chef's best friend.  Just one amazing pot [...]

Easy Beer Bread

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I never met a carbohydrate I didn't love, and oh friends, let me just tell you that the day I discovered I could combine two of my very favorite carbs--beer and bread--in to one delicious (and super easy) recipe was a very happy day indeed. I'm pretty sure the heavens opened up with a bright [...]

Orange Almond Poppyseed Loaf

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There are plenty of wonderful recipes out there that are downright delicious.  And then there are those rare treats that rise above "delicious" to some exclusive higher category, officially known as "Food Crack."  Like a drug, you know it counts as food crack when no matter how much you eat, you just can't get enough, [...]

Easy Breakfast Casserole

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When I was growing up my family didn't have a whole lot of traditions, but on birthdays we always had breakfast casserole.  Always. And it rocked! My sister has since continued the breakfast casserole tradition and over the years she has honed our mom's basic recipe to the point of perfection.  Seriously friends, this simple but [...]

Hummingbird Cake

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I have a confession.  I'm not really a cake person, at least not usually.  I much prefer brownies.  Or fresh blueberry pie.  Mmmmmmm…..pie…. The problem I have with most cakes is that they are either too dry or the frosting is too sweet, or both. That was, of course, until I discovered this particular cake, which [...]

Easy Spaghetti & Meatball Pie

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It really doesn't get much easier than this 5 ingredient Spaghetti Pie!  Well, okay, maybe, as my oh-so-loving husband was quick to point out, plain spaghetti is a tad bit easier.  But, considering this pie is about 100 times yummier than plain old spaghetti, I think it worth the tiniest extra amount of effort.  In [...]

Fresh Lemon Bars

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There's nothing quite as welcome in the dreary winter months as a sweet & tart lemon dessert!  One of my family's very favorite things about January here in Florida is picking the fresh lemons off our little lemon tree. We usually are able to squeeze and freeze enough juice to keep our family drinking homemade [...]

Loaded Cream of Potato Soup

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When the weather is cold nothing quite hits the spot like a hearty bowl of hot soup!  This creamy potato version comes together surprisingly fast, but the yummy toppings make it feel extra special.  It is also a great dish to serve to a crowd! Here is what you need: 2 onions6 large carrots6 cloves [...]