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Easy Puff Pastry Empanadas on The Jam TV Show

Pork, Kid-friendly, Entertaining/Holidays, Baked/Roasted, Video recipes
Empanadas is the Spanish hand-pie, with delicious flaky dough stuffed with ground meat and vegetables. In my version, I used a sheet of store-bought puff pastry coz to be honest I don't think I have ever made my own crust for empanadas. I don't have to! There's so much great...

Stars and Moons Lunchbox Pasta Salad

Salads, Kid-friendly, 30 minutes or less, Pasta
This recipe is sponsored by Dreamfields Pasta (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); One of the best advices I can give about how to make great lunch boxes for kids is to keep the food simple, fresh and delicious. I'm not really the type to do "cutesy" food. But sometimes, I...

A Chicago Classic: Eli's Original Cheesecake with Illinois Peaches and Cream

Desserts, Entertaining/Holidays
Food is something to be celebrated. Especially when it’s dessert, and especially when it’s locally grown.  That’s why Illinois soybean farmers joined local foodies and others for a soy-inspired farm-to-table dinner this summer at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago’s Smart Home.  (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Three chefs...

Premade Slow Cooker Meal Pouches with Ziploc Vacuum Sealer

Beef, Kid-friendly, Slow cooker, Entertaining/Holidays
Sponsored by Ziploc Brand Vacuum Sealer I never thought just how helpful my Ziploc Brand Vacuum Sealer until I actually started to use it. Meal prepping take some work up front, but it pays off when you have the ability to create great everyday meals in those busy school and...

Toaster Oven Mexican Pizza

Vegetarian, Kid-friendly, Baked/Roasted, Video recipes, 30 minutes or less, Entertaining/Holidays
Sponsored by Kenmore (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Back to school means mommas everywhere are looking for quick, simple, affordable but delicious and healthy recipes. It's a lot to ask day in and day out! But, don't worry. Momma and Kenmore have come together for a series of Dorm Room...

Summer Corn and Sausage Rigatoni

Pasta, Pork, Kid-friendly, 30 minutes or less, Entertaining/Holidays
In the Midwest, sweet summer corn is THE ABSOLUTE BEST. Driving through the countryside is something I love to do and it has the best places to pull over and buy fresh summer corn straight from the farmers. Freshly picked corn is perfect for this recipe, Summer Corn and Sausage...

Dorm Recipes: Microwave "Stir Fry"

Vegetarian, Kid-friendly, 30 minutes or less
Recipe exclusively for Kenmore. Video produced by Kenmore. Ramen has long been a dorm room staple. These days there are many kinds of microwavable ramen. To keep it true to the old school dry ramen, I took a package to make a "stir-fry" version using ingredients laying around and easy to...

Grilled Cheese with Blueberries #BackToStrangewich

Vegetarian, Kid-friendly, 30 minutes or less, Video recipes
This post is sponsored by Mirum Shopper. All opinions are mine, oh, mine!  My son is almost 16 years old and it’s the time for me to start teaching him more recipes, get him excited and having fun in the kitchen. Since he was about 10 years old, he’s been...

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Holland Onion and Leek Soup

Vegetarian, Kid-friendly, Entertaining/Holidays, Video recipes
Sponsored by Aunt Nellie's My recipe for Aunt Nellie's Holland Onion and Leek Soup is the perfect elegant recipe for your holiday party. This recipe is much easier to make than it seems and you've gotta try to make it for your next gathering!  (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Holland...

Edamame Corn Salsa

Salads, Kid-friendly, 30 minutes or less, Video recipes, Entertaining/Holidays
Sponsored by Illinois Farm Families www.watchusgrow.org What better accompaniment to your pork belly tacos that fresh, bright edamame corn salsa, A fun twist on the classic this salsa can be used the perfect topping for tacos and side for any grilled or roasted meats. It can be eaten on it's...

Pork Belly Tacos

Pork, Kid-friendly, Slow cooker, Entertaining/Holidays, Video recipes
Sponsored by Illinois Farm Families www.watchusgrow.org What better food to feed your family and friends than delicious pork belly tacos! Made in a slow-cooker this is such a low-fuss meal that is easy to prepare and share for large gatherings.  (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); What are your favorite taco...

5 Delicious Game Day Recipe Ideas

Poultry, Kid-friendly, Entertaining/Holidays, Pasta, 30 minutes or less
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own. For football fans, game day is a big deal. It’s a time to gather with family and friends to watch their favorite football team, cheer them on, and don’t forget,...

Slow Cooker Beef Chili

Beef, Slow cooker, Kid-friendly, Video recipes
This recipe is sponsored by Illinois Farm Families (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); A perfect cozy meal for cold winter nights, make my recipe for Slow Cooker Chili. Put everything in the slow cooker, go to work and come home to a delicious meal for the whole family. Slow Cooker...

Cavatappi Pumpkin Alfredo

Entertaining/Holidays, Entertaining/Holidays, Entertaining/Holidays, Kid-friendly, Pasta, 30 minutes or less, Vegetarian
Alfredo Sauce - creamy, rich, garlicky and an Italian restaurant standard in most every Italian chain restaurants  in America.This recipe for Cavatappi Pumpkin Alfredo takes the base, the traditional white creamy and garlicky sauce and adding a Fall twist, by the addition of pureed pumpkin. Pumpkin puree, most associated with...

Cranberry Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Desserts, Vegetarian, Kid-friendly, Baked/Roasted, Entertaining/Holidays
My favorite cookie is an delicious oatmeal cookie. During the fall and holiday seasons, I love switching it up with sweet dried cranberries for a festive twist to an classic.  Check out this basic recipe and let me know how you make your cranberry oatmeal cookies! (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle ||...

Fresh Cranberry Salsa

Salads, Vegetarian, 30 minutes or less, Entertaining/Holidays
Over the holidays, we're always looking for ways to make simple foods more festive. My recipe for fresh cranberry salsa is so unexpected that your guests will be looking for it every year!  (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Fresh Cranberry Salsa isn't just great with chips, it is the perfect...

Great Thanksgiving Recipes by Kenmore

Entertaining/Holidays, Slow cooker, Baked/Roasted, Video recipes
Sponsored by Kenmore There is so much food preparation to do for Thanksgiving and I chose some of my favorite recipes from Kenmore and sharing them with you for some inspiration!  Enjoy! (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); How To Cook A Turkey Chorizo Stuffing Slow Cooker Citrus and Spice Bread...

Fresh Cranberry Barbecue Sauce

Kid-friendly, Entertaining/Holidays, Slow cooker
Barbecue sauce is so good as dip for chicken nuggets (my kids loves it for her nuggets), to baste on your grilled pork or chicken and anything else you love barbecue sauce on. Would you think barbecue sauce made with cranberries is so delicious?? We always think of cranberries as...

Chocolate Chip Walnut Banana Pumpkin Bread

Desserts, Entertaining/Holidays, Baked/Roasted
Sometimes we don't realize we have everything we need to make great food at home. I've been eyeing the bananas on the counter for days.  Every day that passes they continue to ripen. I keep saying, I have to make banana bread! I finally did.  I also saw a can...

Puff Pastry Apple Galette

Desserts, Entertaining/Holidays, Baked/Roasted, Kid-friendly
Nothing says and smells more homey that cinnamony apples! And I have told you guys over and over how much I love store-bought puff pastry. I use it for so many meals and foods that I always have a couple of sheets hanging out in the freezer.  This recipe for...