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Making Chicken and Cheese Taquitos #kidsinthekitchen

I know teaching my son to cook and be self sufficient in the kitchen is so very important but it’s hard to do when he doesn’t want to learn. Shaun is 10 and uninterested in doing things for himself. He’s much rather spend his time playing video games and other boy stuff. Making these Chicken […]




Making Garlic Parmesan Chex Mix

We’re getting ready for the holidays around here. The decorations are up, the baking has started and the gifts are piling up in their secret spot.  The kids are on a snack kick. Shaun is only ten but can eat like a man so I have to come up with new ideas. This Garlic Parmesan […]




Making Mini Muffin Corn Dogs #kidsinthekitchen

“I’ll take the mini corn dogs please”. This has become Shae’s meal of choice at our favorite restaurant. At first I used to cringe at the thought but they weren’t that bad but I knew we could make them better.  This was Shae and Shaun could have them for school lunch, something very different than […]




Crispy Gnocchi #recipe

Crispy Fried Gnocchi have become my kids new favorite food. These now trump sausage sandwiches and pizza.  I can’t blame them. I dream about these. I crave them. One would think that we would eat them way more often with how much we all love them but honestly I hate fried food. Well actually I […]




Creamy Corn Chicken Chowder #recipe

The temperature dropped about 15 degrees in the last couple of days. I’m now sporting pants and sweatshirts and shoes that require socks.  With this dip in the weather comes the longing for comforting and nourishing food that warms the belly.  SOUP.  I love soup of all kinds but it’s not the most popular in […]




Baking Biscuits with the Kids #kidsinthekitchen

Last week I showed off my autographed cookbook from David Venable and said we’d be showing off a recipe from that book this week. The cookbook came with flags sticking out of certain recipe he thought I’d like or my kids would like. He was right. We made his Mom’s Mayo Drop Biscuits and everyone […]




Veggie and Pasta Summer Salad Recipe Virtual Dinner Party Blog Hop

With Summer comes a whole new challenge with making dinner because I just don’t feel like it. We use the grill most of the time but sometimes I long for the cool weather standbys of pasta or potatoes. A cool crisp pasta salad is a great way to satisfy those carb cravings. This Summer Veggie […]




Pepperoni Pizza Puffs #recipe with Tyson Foods #WhatsYourTopping #CBias

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client. Cooking is my job. While Rob is usually on weekend breakfast duty the bulk of the dinners and planning is my responsibility. I like to […]




Homemade Brushetta #recipe

Somedays I crave a little snacking food. Lately it’s been all about tomatoes; fresh salsa from the deli, roasted beefsteaks with parmesan cheese and today it was brushetta that was calling my name. I made this a while back for my family and it got really good reviews. It’s such a simple dish I’m not […]




Pepperoni Soup Recipe

The recipe name sounds strange I know. Those outside my family look at me strange when I say we’re having pepperoni soup for dinner.  It was something that seemed like a special treat when I was growing up.  It’s something that my own family has grown to love and in fact Sabreena asked to have […]