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Breast Cancer Awareness: Smashed Berry Mascarpone

Desserts, Entertaining/Holidays
For Breast Cancer Awareness month, I wanted to share an easy and fun, and of course pink recipe. Mascarpone cheese is widely used in Italy in desserts and is a creamy, soft white cheese that is “sweeter”, very much similar to spreadable cream cheese. With the addition of frozen strawberries...

Fresh Plum Pastry

Liven up your hump-day with a nice treat for you and your family. This fruit pastry recipe is so simple using store bought puff pastry and fresh fruit. Wow your dinner guests with this homemade dessert that could easily compete with the store-bought kinds, and will make you look like...

Mexican Chili

Beef, Entertaining/Holidays, Slow cooker
The Indian Summer has passed the Midwest, and cold and chilly days have finally graced us. People are now craving hearty meals that leave them feeling warm and cozy. This recipe puts a Mexican twist to a favorite, Chili!

Balsamic Meatloaf

Beef, Kid-friendly
Meatloaf to some is very homey. To other's it brings back bad memories of bland tasting, unappealing dinners that they would rather forget. This recipe uses a slight twist. It actually came about when I was experimenting with a new meatloaf recipe. I only intended to add a splash of...

VIDEO: Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Entertaining/Holidays, Entertaining/Holidays

Fried Polenta & Mixed Bean Salad

Entertaining/Holidays, Entertaining/Holidays, Salads, Vegetarian
This salad is a hearty vegetarian salad that has quite an impressive presentation. Polenta is an Italian side dish that is most easily compared to the American southern dish, grits. The difference can be in color (polenta is usually make with yellow corn mean) and the courseness of the corn...

Game Day Favorite: Garlic-Parmesan Popcorn Chicken

Poultry, Entertaining/Holidays, Entertaining/Holidays, Kid-friendly
Game day is always a great day to bring out snacks and pop open a couple of beers with friends and family. This recipe will sure be a favorite at your next game day party. It's easy, delicious and tastes like you catered from the sports bar in town! 

Lemon Parsley Roasted Chicken

Baked/Roasted, Poultry, Entertaining/Holidays, Kid-friendly
Store-bought rotisserie chicken is a staple for quick and easy dinners, especially in the busy families schedule. Although I too love to buy rotisserie chicken from my local organic grocer, and even often suggest this as an ingredient to help busy moms create great everyday meals, there’s also something really...

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Ground Chicken Picadillo

Poultry, Kid-friendly, 30 minutes or less
Like many Filipino dishes, Picadillo is a dish that originated in Spain that has many Latin variations. Picadillo has versions in Cuba, Mexico and yes, the Philippines!  Picadillo is similar to hash and most widely prepared with diced potatoes. Some also make picadillo with sauce or broth that is like...

Rotisserie Chicken Lemon Orzo Soup

Poultry, Kid-friendly, Entertaining/Holidays, Slow cooker
There are many variations of chicken noodle soup and this one for Rotisserie Chicken Lemon Orzo Soup is one that I made that my kids love.  Rotisserie chicken saves the day again on this recipe and tell me, when has rotisserie chicken ever let you down?? Not me!  (adsbygoogle =...

Spicy Miso Pork Belly Udon Soup

Pork, Kid-friendly, 30 minutes or less
These days, it's all about the ramen. But don't forget about udon that is thick, chewy and hearty noodle that also lends itself to delicious broth and toppings.  I had udon noodles and pork belly in the fridge from the local Japanese market but I didn't really have a set...

Pickled Beet Martini

Drinks & cocktails, Entertaining/Holidays, Video recipes, 30 minutes or less
Sponsored by Aunt Nellie's (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The holidays and celebrations are meant to have fun and unique dishes and cocktails. I made this recipe for Pickled Beet Martini with Aunt Nellie's and it turned out so good. This pickled beet martini recipe only has a couple of...

Orange Galette with Beet Gorgonzola Salad

Salads, Video recipes, Vegetarian, Entertaining/Holidays, Baked/Roasted
Sponsored by Aunt Nellie's 4 (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); For an elegant dish to serve for parties, my recipe for Orange Galette with Beet Gorgonzola Salad is just what you need.  Party food is all about wow appeal, fun but easy to eat and something that your guests will...

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 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 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 ||...