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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...

Stuffed Bell Peppers

Beef, Entertaining/Holidays
“Great Everyday Meals can be done with simple ingredients and basic cooking techniques.” Those who have followed Momma Cuisine know that this is my style of cooking and truly believe it. This recipe uses nothing but Pantry Basics yet has a great presentation and great taste!

The Kids Cook Monday: Shrimp Lo Mein

Kid-friendly
So, I had an extra pound of lo-mein noodles from the Batchoy recipe I made last week. For Kids Cook Monday, I decided to use the lo-mein for an easy Shrimp Lo-Mein Recipe for my kids and I to make. Kids Cook Monday is a campaign for families to come...

Batchoy - Filipino Style Pho

Beef, Entertaining/Holidays, Kid-friendly
Batchoy is a Filipino soup very similar to the Vietnamese style Pho. What makes these great soups so delicious is the flavorful broth that brings you to a whole other world outside your own. Traditionally, Batchoy is a noodle soup made with pork organs, crushed pork cracklings, shrimp, vegetables, chicken...

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Chicken Kale Marinara

Poultry, Kid-friendly, Entertaining/Holidays, 30 minutes or less
Sponsored by Rao's Homemade Do you ever buy kale for it to just sit in the fridge and wilt and get slimy?? Throw together this simple recipe using Rao's Homemade Marinara. Get your jar at your local Target, Whole Foods, Walmart, Krogers, Publix or Vons.  (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});...

Spring Pantry Recipes

Vegetarian, Salads, 30 minutes or less, Video recipes
Spring cleaning isn't just for your home. Clean out your pantry with simple, delicious and healthy springtime recipes. With staples probably sitting in your pantry all winter-long, you may have no idea all the delicious you can make with affordable ingredients already at home! (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Garbanzo...

Sheet Pan Chicken Teriyaki

Poultry, Kid-friendly, 30 minutes or less, Baked/Roasted, Video recipes
Everyone loves a good teriyaki meal and sheet pan meals are the perfect kinds of dishes to make during busy weeknights. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I went on The Jam Show on WCIU for my In The Kitchen segment to share this easy recipe that you've got to try at...

Sesame Ginger Vegetable Stir Fry

Vegetarian, Kid-friendly, 30 minutes or less
This post is sponsored by Farberware.Me and my kids love exploring new places right here in Chicago. Many times we forget that our national parks offer tons of opportunities to have family time, learn history and see sites in your area that you may not have ever realized existed! Sundays are...

Tomato Basil Spaghettini with Goat Cheese

Pasta, Vegetarian, Kid-friendly, Entertaining/Holidays
This post is sponsored by Mirum, but opinions expressed are my own.For some reason, ever since I had my third baby, I get heartburn when I never used to! Eating rich foods like pasta sometimes triggers it and it's so frustrating!If you experience daily heartburn, Omeprazole Orally Disintegrating Tablets (ODT)...

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 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...