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Coconut Tapioca Pudding

Desserts, Entertaining/Holidays, Kid-friendly
Tapioca pudding is classic Americana. This recipe has an Asian twist using coconut milk instead of milk (or cream)and eggs. This pudding is also dairy free and great for those who are lactose intolerant. The key to this dish is to continually stir the tapioca to prevent it from sticking...

Black Eyed Peas w/ Hamhocks

Pork, Slow cooker
With all this snow and "snowpocalypse" conditions, there's nothing like piling up the blankets on the couch, with a steaming hot bowl of soup with the TV remote on the other hand. This dish is such a heart-warming, southern classic that is perfect for the type of weather we've been...

Broccoli & Chicken Pasta

Poultry, Entertaining/Holidays, Kid-friendly, Pasta
If your house is any like mine during the week, it is completely hectic and busy! Between work projects, school projects, laundry, and attempting to make the house look semi-clutter free, preparing the dreaded week night meal can become such a daunting task for many parents (mostly moms). A trick...

Mung Bean and Spinach Soup (Mongo)

Pork, Slow cooker
You can't help but crave for hearty soups in the fall and winter seasons. This recipe is actually a classic Filipino soup made with mung beans. Mung beans are small, lentil-like split beans. Mung beans are commonly used in Chinese cuisine, where they are called l? dòu (??, literally "green...

Grilled Chipotle Chicken Tenders w/ Avocado & Roasted Corn Salsa

Poultry, Entertaining/Holidays, Entertaining/Holidays, Kid-friendly, Salads
July 4th celebrations across the country are under way and it is all about the all mighty barbecue. This recipe for grilled chipotle chicken uses chicken tenders for quick and easy barbecuing, but it can easily be substituted with chicken wings, drumettes, breasts and even a whole chicken for roasting....

Spring Veggies and Beef Soup

Beef, Slow cooker
Spring vegetables are colorful, delicious and sweet. In this recipe, the soup is made with beef pre-cut from the grocery store, usually made for stews. Another great cut of beef to use in this soup is the thinly sliced, "sandwich" beef, referring that it can be used for Philly steak...

Roasted Lemon Garlic Chicken w/ Herb Roasted Purple Potatoes

Baked/Roasted, Poultry, Entertaining/Holidays, Entertaining/Holidays, Kid-friendly
Dinner time for the modern family, and especially the modern mom, has become a chore that so many do not look forward to because of the anxiety it brings on to the cook of the household. The question, "What's for dinner?" has become a question many moms are fearful to answer...

Rigatoni in Sausage Ragu

Entertaining/Holidays, Kid-friendly, Pasta, Pork
My husband LOVES Italian sausage. It's one of his favorite things to eat. So, I thought on this slow Saturday, that I would make him a great pasta dish using ground Italian sausage. Most neighborhoods today have wonderful local Italian and world grocery stores where you can find great ingredients for your...

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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...

Slow Cooker Plum Cherry Chocolate Bread Pudding

Slow cooker, Desserts, Entertaining/Holidays, Kid-friendly, Baked/Roasted
Recipe sponsored by Kenmore Bread pudding has got to be one of my most favorite desserts. It's rich, gooey and can be made with so many different combinations.  You can find this recipe in the Kenmore livemore blog.  (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Lemon Herb Dutch Oven Roasted Chicken

Poultry, Baked/Roasted, Entertaining/Holidays, Kid-friendly
A great chicken dinner never goes out of style and my recipe for Dutch Oven Roasted Chicken takes simple ingredients and turn them into an elegant dish that’s perfect for dinner parties. See the full recipe in the Kenmore livemore blog: https://inspiration.kenmore.com/dutch-oven-roasted-chicken-recipe/ (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Fall Confetti Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash

Vegetarian, Entertaining/Holidays, Baked/Roasted
(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I love squash! When roasted it becomes tender and sweet and perfect for stuffing. Acorn squash in particular is just the right size to cut in half and make into personal sized meals perfect for a holiday or any day.  Fall Confetti Rice Stuffed Acorn...

Chicken & Mushroom Spaghetti in Spicy Red Wine Tomato Sauce

Poultry, Pasta, 30 minutes or less
This recipe is sponsored by Dreamfields Healthy Pasta A big hearty plate of pasta is perfect for chillier fall nights. In this recipe, I took Dreamfields spaghetti and made one of my favorite sauces, Spicy Red Wine Tomato Sauce with chicken and mushrooms.  This recipe is also delicious with shrimp...

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...