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Potato, Mushroom & Sausage Bake Recipe

It’s takes a drastic weather change to come up with new meal ideas. The cool weather that crept up on us the past couple of weeks brought on thoughts of layered casseroles, hearty soups, warm breads and sinful desserts. This latest meal, Potato, Mushroom and Sausage Bake hit the spot on a particular windy and […]




Vanilla Brown Sugar French Toast

Breakfast for dinner is like the greatest idea ever. No one ever moans and groans about that. The thought of gooey syrup or loaded up eggs makes everyone in our house smile. One day this week when my dinner plans fell through we went to plan B, French Toast. But we gave it a spin […]




Sweet & Spicy Garlic Chili Chicken #recipe

It was a hot and humid day and I had no desire to man the grill to cook dinner. The house was cool because the air was cranked down to 70 degrees so the kitchen felt very good to cook a meal. I’d been craving Chinese food for days but instead of ordering I created. Our […]




Shepherds Pie Dinner with Manwich Thick & Chunky

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Manwich for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Family meal time is important. It’s often the only time in a day that we all come together to reconnect after busy days at work and school. Coming together around the table lets us talk about […]




Panko Crusted Cod #recipe #fivestarhomefoods

One of the very first dishes I made with my Five Star Home Foods delivery was Panko Crusted Cod.  I’m not one to fry my food, like ever so I baked this dish. Fish is one of those meals that everyone eats, but unfortunately I don’t make very often.  I’m picky about my fish, I […]




Spinach and Cheese Bites #Recipe #kidsinthekitchen

Finding new lunch and snack ideas for the kids over the summer is on my to-do list. We wasted no time. The first day of summer break and we were experimenting in the kitchen with classics like pizza dough and not so favorites like spinach. My kids eat what I serve but I want them […]




Mac and Cheese Muffins #kidsinthekitchen #recipe

I hate to admit this but Shae prefers boxed mac and cheese to my homemade kind.The rest of the family prefers mine so most of the time she’s out voted. Sometimes when time is of the essence I have to rely on the boxed kind even though I don’t like it very much. I found […]




Italian Meatloaf Muffins #recipe

Everything tastes better in the form of a muffin. Muffins are cute, a great portion size and appealing to all ages. That’s why I love making meals in muffin form like these Italian Meatloaf Muffins. It’s Thursday, that means Shaun has basketball clinic from 3:15-5:15 then Lacrosse practice from 6:00-7″30. By the time we get […]




Brown Paper Bag Microwave Popcorn #kidsinthekitchen

I’ve said it on numerous occasion, My Kids Love To Snack?  We definitely encourage healthy snacking by providing plenty of fruits and veggies but there is not denying  those cravings for a a salty crunchy eat from a bag kinda snack.  How about Brown Bag Microwave Popcorn. We love love love popcorn. The kids know […]




Homemade Baked Soft Pretzels #kidsinthekitchen

With all the snow we had this week i vowed it would be a a baking week. Shae said “YAY” and Rob said “Nope, not for you”.  Her poor little spirit was crushed. Ok, it really wasn’t, she knew he was kidding. I decided on a couple of things but this is what turn out […]