The Perfect Chocolate Frosting Recipe

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  Valentine's Day is coming up and you know what that means- chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate! I love making a special treat for dessert on Valentine's Day for after we devour our traditional heart shaped meatloaf, roasted red potatoes and heart shaped dinner buns (awww! so sweet) and a chocolate cake with this frosting is almost always what I make. Most of you don't know me well … [Read more...]

Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

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  Once, way back when, I was the queen of Home Ec. I rocked it and I loved it more than anything.  I had as many periods of food related class as possible. Could this have been an indicator of my food blogging days to come? Hmm...thoughts to ponder! Anyway I loved it and a couple recipes I learned there in humble Home Economics have been family favorites of ours since we've been … [Read more...]

Homemade Dry Ranch and Onion Soup Mixes

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I cook and bake a LOT. I have a family of 7 and we very rarely eat out. We all know that groceries are not getting any cheaper and one of the ways I combat high prices in the store is to make my own mixes. You know, all of those little packets that you pick up- the taco seasoning, the ranch dressing mix, gravies, etc. I just make them in bulk and it has saved us a bundle! I thought that today I … [Read more...]

How To Make Easy Ranch Eggs

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Sometimes I like to serve my family something just a little different. These eggs are a twist on Huevo Rancheros, the eggs aren't poached in salsa, but they make a fabulous quick and filling breakfast or brunch treat. My kids love them and call them "Fancy Eggs" but there is really nothing fancy at all about the humble egg, tortilla and bean dish. Simple food at it's best is almost always better … [Read more...]

Creating an Organized School Lunch Station

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I am someone who takes the first few weeks of the new year to get myself re-organized.  I enjoy this time and I look forward to it.  Taking down all the Christmas decorations and deep cleaning the entire house is time consuming but really needed after the holidays.  I admit to being a Type A person to the core. It may not be the first of the school year but it is the first of a New Year and I … [Read more...]

How To Make Cheesecake Brownie Bites

How to make brownie bites This is the time of year when there are parties, dinners, work functions and family obligations to attend. I'm always looking for something quick, delicious and affordable to take along with me. I'm most often asked to bring a dessert of some sort (baking  is my hobby) and I think these Cheesecake Brownie Bites are perfect to take to a holiday gathering. The … [Read more...]

How To Make Apple Pie Spiced Pretzels

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Once upon a time, I bought a really small container of apple pie spice just to see what it tasted like. I just use cinnamon and sugar in my apple pies so I didn't know what apple pie spice was all about. How was it different that what I already used? Well, except for being way more expensive per ounce than my beloved cinnamon/sugar mixture it also contained allspice and cloves- but I didn't think … [Read more...]

How To Make Soft Pretzel Bites

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We are a pretzel lovin' house! Hard, soft, dipped in chocolate or jalapeno cheese sauce- we love them all. I have made pretzel buns for burgers many times, and I've used this same recipe for traditional large soft pretzels, but pretzel bites are relatively new to me. Since I'm always on the lookout for smaller, kid sized foods to serve to my girls for snacks and treats I was so excited when these … [Read more...]

Alternative Halloween Treats With Bread: Witches Fingers, Ghostwiches & Jack-O-Toasters

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cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by gamene With Halloween right around the corner, Nature's Own, America's #1 soft variety bread brand, is sharing recipes for alternative halloween treats that are fun, delicious and healthy. These recipes are a great opportunity for families to come together in the kitchen and create ghoulish delights that can be served at halloween parties. Below are a … [Read more...]

Mango Salsa Using Kraft Pourables Anything Dressing {#anythingdressing #cbias}

For our Spongebob Party I searched for the perfect fruity and creative recipes and snack ideas. While searching I discovered that Kraft had changed up their dressing packaging to say "Anything Dressing." This got the wheels turning in my head. What could I create with the help of dressing? I had never thought of using dressing for more than salads but that was a brilliant idea! I discovered … [Read more...]

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