Buffalo Chicken Ranch Dip

Buffalo Chicken Ranch Dip

We love making appetizers for events that we attend. Even better is when they can be made ahead of time and frozen until needed. This is one of those recipes where you can easily make the base and freeze it. Then take it out when you need it, top it and bake it to perfection. We constantly get asked for this recipe over and over again. It is one of our favorites. Sometimes we serve it with celery rather than {Read More}

Perfect Bento Box Lunch Supplies for Back-to-School


Healthy Bento Preschool to Age 10 (School Lunch Ideas) ebook $3.99 The Lunch Box: Packed with Fun, Healthy Meals that Keep them Smiling $13.13 Yum! Healthy Bento Box Lunches for Kids: Healthy Eating for Kids Preschool to Age 10 (School Lunch Ideas) $7.19 Everyday Bento: 50 Cute and Yummy Lunches to Go $9.45 Kotobuki Condiment Containers for Bento Box, Mini, Animal Friends$6.00   CUTEZCUTE 10-Piece Bento Decoration Box, Animals Food Picks and Forks$4.24 Cutezcute Animal Friends Food Deco Cutter and {Read More}

Breakfast for Dinner ~ 15 Delicious Ideas @foodie @foodiebyglam

Breakfast for dinner

I love breakfast. I love eggs. I love bacon. I love toast. I love fruit. Pretty much anything served for breakfast, I could eat at any time of the day and be happy. Breakfast for dinner is fun family tradition that started for me as a child. Although I suspect my parents started it due to lack of money and eggs being fairly cheap, it grew into one of my favorite things from childhood. Now as a mother with three {Read More}

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

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Nothing says summer to me like freshly squeezed lemonade. However, my kids really prefer the pink lemonade that I make from concentrate because it really tastes soooo delicious. Check out this recipe for these fabulous pink lemonade cupcakes. PINK LEMONADE CUPCAKE INGREDIENTS Yields 2 dozen regular sized cupcakes 1 (16.5 oz) box white cake mix (I used Duncan Hines Classic White) 1 cup water 1/4 vegetable oil 3 large egg whites 3 T pink lemonade powder (I used Wyler’s) 1 {Read More}

Bacon and Smoked Gouda Mac & Cheese

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One of the concerns when you try to eat less processed foods is that things will be complicated to make or take longer. Today I have a “from scratch” recipe that replaces a common processed food, and doesn’t take any longer to make – stovetop macaroni and cheese. You can whip up the cheese sauce for this dish while the pasta cooks, and in the same time you can make the stuff in the orange or blue box. And I {Read More}

City BBQ Ribeye Recipe + Steaks Across America “Summer Road Trip”

Longhorn City BBQ Ribeye

The summer months often bring back memories of family vacations and road trips to popular destinations across the U.S. We traveled every summer growing up and always made it to various places around the U.S. However, if you can’t find the time to travel this summer, why not take a virtual Summer Road Trip by heading to your local LongHorn Steakhouse? As part of their Steaks Across America “Summer Road Trip,” you can try out new menu items like these: {Read More}

Three Cheese Buffalo Chicken Taquitos

Three Cheese Buffalo Chicken Taquitos

We eat a lot of chicken in this house. We all love chicken. The challenge is to come up with new recipes so that we never get tired of eating chicken and with the launch of Pinterest years ago, that never seems to be a challenge. I saw a great recipe for Buffalo Chicken Wings a few weeks ago and it got me to thinking that this would also make a great recipe for leftover chicken. I wanted to make {Read More}

The Ultimate Collection of Recipes Celebrating Julia Child


Before I was interested in cooking, the parodies of Julia Child on Saturday Night Live made me laugh and laugh. I thought that she was funny and the people who portrayed her were funny as well. However after a while I figured out that she must be someone pretty important if they had her on television. Years later I happened to catch her on show and I was fascinated. I found her fascinating and all things cooking suddenly seemed more {Read More}

Fresh Blackberry Mint Mojito

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Blackberries begin to ripen in early summer, and as the warm days go on they become more and more bountiful. We have picked blackberries several times and once the kids eat their fill, I always make certain to freeze several portions so that we have them later in the summer as well. Blackberries work well in many recipes. They bake as well as they freeze and can also be used to make a delicious jam. Blackberries are sweet with strong, {Read More}

Stir Fry Asian Beef with Broccoli #EasyCookingWithPam

Stir Fry Beef with Broccoli

This is a sponsored post on behalf of ConAgra. We are lovers of stir fry in this house. We make it at least once per week and sometimes more. I love to make them with chicken or beef but I especially like that it is a great way to get some vegetables into my kids without a lot of complaint. I can put anything over rice with this sauce and they love it. We also always use PAM Cooking Spray {Read More}

Patriotic Ice Cream Bon Bons

Patriotic Ice Cream Bonbons 4th of July Independence Day

There is a quick treat waiting in your freezer when you make a batch of these Ice Cream Bonbons. Your choice of ice cream is enclosed in a thin dark chocolate shell…a gratifying combination that is as pleasing to look at as it is to eat. Ideally these confections would be made in a chocolate truffle mold, but you can easily improvise with plastic ice trays or small gelatin molds. For best results, use a good quality dark chocolate, which {Read More}

Red, White & Blue Patriotic OREO Cookies

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RED, WHITE & BLUE PATRIOTIC OREO COOKIES ***Makes 12 servings*** 1 cookie = 1 serving INGREDIENTS 12 oz. Wilton red chocolate melts 12 Oreo sandwich cookie (any black & white sandwich cookie will suffice) 12 candy sticks (located with the Wilton items at major retailers) Patriotic sprinkles 2-3 short cups to stand the Oreos up in after dipping DIRECTIONS In a microwave safe dish melt the red Wilton candy melts in 30 second increments. Stir after every 30 seconds and {Read More}