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Chicken Soup

Kid-friendly
As I was cruising down the grocery store isles with my list of things and ingredients to buy for the week, I was also trying to find inspiration, specifically in the pasta section. Pasta is just one of those comfort foods that so many people go to, especially on chilly...

Fried Egg Rolls

Entertaining/Holidays, Kid-friendly
I must admit, there is something deliciously awesome about a greasy little egg roll. The problem with making these great rolls is the time it takes to prep all the ingredients and roll each and every one. On Mother's Day, after my husband and kids treated me to a fabulous...

Soy Braised Chicken

Poultry
Soy sauce is as important to Asian cooking as balsamic vinegar is to Italian cooking. It's basically made by fermenting soy beans. Soy sauce is an important flavouring ingredient in so many kinds of Asian cooking. And just like balsamic vinegar, there are even varieties of soy sauce that are rare and very...

Roasted Trout Stuffed w/ Fennel & Citrus

Baked/Roasted, Entertaining/Holidays, Entertaining/Holidays, Seafood
It’s Saturday and I rarely have the weekends off from work. So, I decided to get a little “fancy” and roast 3 whole trout and stuff it with fennel, honey tangerine, and lemon wheels. Fennel is a bulb that has a great licorice flavor. Essentially, this recipe only has 5...

Fresh Tomato & Arugula Angel Hair Pasta w/ Roasted Lemon Pepper Chicken Leg Quarters

Poultry, Entertaining/Holidays, Pasta
I love dishes that look elegant, taste great, yet doesn't involve me spending the whole entire day in the kitchen. An even better plus is that this dish is cost effective using very few and basic ingredients. What many people don't realize is that an elegant and delicious meal does...

Red Skin Buttery Mashed Potatoes and Lemony Asparagus

Entertaining/Holidays, Vegetarian
I admit, there are times when cooking an entire meal is just IMPOSSIBLE!! These nights are lovingly called "rottiserrie nights". I go to my local organic grocery store and pick up a juicy, perfectly cooked rottiserrie chicken. Since I've knocked the main course off my list, all I have to...

Spinach & Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Breasts w/ Marinara Sauce

Poultry, Entertaining/Holidays, Entertaining/Holidays, Kid-friendly
Chicken is awesome. There are millions of ways to make chicken. So much so, that sometimes, you just have no clue what to do with yet another chicken dinner! Here’s a great recipe using chicken breasts, pounded thinly and rolled up with spinach and ooey gooey mozzarella cheese. As for...

Crispy Tilapia Fillets w/ Steamed Asian Vegetables

Seafood
I love cooking with Tilapia. It is a white fish that lends itself to whatever flavors you choose. It can be cooked medittereanean style in olive oil, capers and cherry tomatoes. It can also be done cajun style, blackened with creole seasonings or simply dusted with flour and fried crispy,...

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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...