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Pantry Basics w/ Homemade Marinara

Pasta
As Momma Cuisine, I hope to empower moms by showing them that great meals can be done using simple ingredients and basic cooking techniques. Making meals for the family on any given day is a tough task to tackle. Many busy moms have to answer the burning question, “What’s for...

Recipe: Garden Veggie Omelet

Entertaining/Holidays, Vegetarian
On a Saturday morning when life is a little slower, I like to make a nice breakfast to start off the day with the family gathered together talking about the week we left behind. This recipe is simple, using pantry staples and has a very elegant presentation. It's great for...

Recipe: Tropical Fresh Fruit Salad

Entertaining/Holidays, Entertaining/Holidays, Salads
Fresh fruits are abundant during the Summer months and we often buy so much that they end up rotting in the fridge! Thankfully, that happens rarely in my house where we enjoy eating fresh fruits daily. Fruit salads can showcase any and all fruits in season. This recipe puts a...

{lifestyle} Planning for Your Event

Entertaining/Holidays, Entertaining/Holidays
Planning a gathering in your home can seem like a daunting task. Having to clean the house, straighten up backyard, and especially preparing all the food, can almost make you feel like backing out of your special event. However, having your best friends and family around to enjoy each others...

Recipe: Watermelon Popsicle & Green Tea Ice Cream

Desserts, Entertaining/Holidays, Kid-friendly
The weather is FINALLY summer-like and there's nothing more nostalgic than sitting on the porch with the kids eating popsicles. Store-bought popsicles are full of high-fructose corn syrup and added preservatives and ingredients. Making your own helps you control the sugar you give your kids, and you'll immediately taste the...

How to wrap baked fish in foil

Seafood

Smothered Chicken

Baked/Roasted, Poultry, Entertaining/Holidays, Kid-friendly
Comfort food is something that just makes people feel good. It’s satisfying, heart-warming, and is plain ol’ good. This recipe for smothered chicken uses lean chicken breasts, fresh mushrooms and fresh flat leaf spinach and baked in the oven. It’s simple to make and is great with a side of...

Easy Pad Thai

Poultry, Entertaining/Holidays, Entertaining/Holidays, Pasta
Pad Thai is a noodle dish from Thailand. Tradionally, it is made with peanuts, egg, fish sauce, tamarind paste, lime, rice noodles and Thai chillies. This recipe is a mid-week and “great everyday meal” version using readily availble ingredients. I took out the tamarind paste and fish sauce and substituted...

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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...

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...