Bacon and Broccoli Mac and Cheese

This under 30 minute meal (or side) is a crowd please and my kids as for it by name.

When we saw this recipe for Bacon and Broccoli Mac and Cheese on the cover of Cooking Light Magazine this month, my daughter wanted it immediately. Of course, she’s five-years-old and can’t read yet so she had no idea what she was asking for contained butternut squash puree and without reading the recipe, I agreed to…

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Paired with our Polynesian Sauce -- my daughter says these Chick-fil-A nuggets are the best chicken nuggets ever!

Chick-Fil-A Chicken Nuggets

Like many, I am a fan of Chick-Fil-A. It’s one the only fast food nuggets I will allow my daughter to eat on occasion but recently I looked up the list of nugget ingredients and with all of the good qualities Chick-fil-A has, I was surprised at a few of the ingredients. This made me set out…

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Polynesian Sauce from Chick-fil-A is one of the most popular sauces and is great on chicken, pork and beef! Now you can make it at home!

Chick-Fil-A Polynesian Sauce

Polynesian Sauce from Chick-fil-A is one of my favorite sauces that they carry. I’ve loved it from the first time I ever tried it when I was in college and I’ve often told my husband how much is tastes like “tangy Catalina dressing.” I went looking for the ingredients and found it conveniently listed on…

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these potstickers are easy to make and so much tastier that anything you'll find in your grocer's freezer section.


By far, one of my favorite Asian foods is potstickers. I would love to eat them more often but always hate the exorbitant price they carry in our local restaurants. At about $7 or more for 6 as an appetizer, we just don’t order them often. In my local Asian food store, the price is…

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Frozen Banana Bites

Frozen Banana Bites My family loves bananas. We eat most of them fresh. My daughter and I like them more on the firm side yellow with just a slight hint of green (just barely ripe) to just fully yellow and firm. These for me most times only have a 2 or 3 day window to be…

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Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookies are warm, chewy, and full of chocolaty goodness.

Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie 

Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie When I saw this recipe, I knew it would be an instant crowd pleaser. Similar to the chocolate chip cookie skillets sold in restaurants like Chilis, we wanted to be able to re-create it at home. When I showed my daughter the picture of the cookie in the recipe, she was absolutely ecstatic. She…

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Homemade Spaghettios are simple to make and uses under 10 ingredients and no high fructose corn syrup or other fillers. It can be made gluten free as well.

Homemade Spaghettios

My kids like Spaghetti-os and I will admit that back in the day I liked them too. I’m not too fond of them myself these days but my daughter continually asks from them at the store. Since we are trying to get away from pre-packaged food I set out to make her some without the…

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By incorporating the meat and other ingredients into one Chicken Noodle Salad, we've created a simple all-in-one meal.

Chicken Noodle Salad

Chicken Noodle Salad Pasta salad is an incredibly versatile summer dish. Creamy and delicious, it’s portable for picnics  and pot lucks and easy to prepare. We actually prepare pasta salads all year long. You can start this dish with a baked, broiled, grilled or smoked chicken. If you want to use up a left over…

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American Goulash

American Goulash Growing up in New England, this was served once-a-week at school for lunch. I never realized this was a regional dish but when I met my husband, he had never heard of it.  American Goulash is sometimes also called American Chop Suey or Beefy Mac. It can be prepared in a single skillet similar to…

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