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GRANOLA

GRANOLA

I first discovered granola years ago on a family vacation when I had a chance to try muesli, a cousin of granola. Long popular in Europe, Swiss physician and nutritionist, Maximilian Bircher-Benner, first introduced muesli in the late 1800s. His philosophy revolved around eating a […]

LOADED BAKED POTATOES

LOADED BAKED POTATOES

The last few years, my growing teenager has seriously challenged me to find recipes that fill him up. All my boys love homemade fries made with russet potatoes or sweet potatoes. However, I wanted to use up more of my potatoes last night so I […]

“LAZY” APPLE PIE

“LAZY” APPLE PIE

I couldn’t start a food blog without including one of my all-time favorite recipes … apple pie! Seriously, who doesn’t love it? OK, my 10-year-old son doesn’t like cooked fruit desserts, so he doesn’t have this when I make it. He truly doesn’t know what […]

SKILLET PASTA

SKILLET PASTA

Everyone needs a go-to recipe when there’s no time to make dinner, but everyone’s hungry and needs to eat … NOW! This is my recipe for those situations. As much as I try to plan ahead, occasionally our days just don’t go as expected. This recipe […]

BAKED MACARONI AND CHEESE

BAKED MACARONI AND CHEESE

I have a confession to make … the only time my kids eat Kraft macaroni and cheese is when St. Nick delivers the microwave variety in their stockings around Christmas. I didn’t grow up eating mac and cheese and I definitely don’t love the boxed […]

CRANBERRY PORK TENDERLOIN

CRANBERRY PORK TENDERLOIN

I received this recipe from my mom when I called her in a panic. My husband, Matt, had just invited his work team to our house for dinner and I needed to make something easy, yet fabulous. The pressure was on. Most of his team […]

SPAGHETTI AND TURKEY MEATBALLS

SPAGHETTI AND TURKEY MEATBALLS

I grew up thinking meatballs were a ton of work to put together. And they were. My mom uses her mother’s secret family recipe and they’re fantastic. However, they take time to prepare and aren’t as convenient for our busy family. So, I created a […]

EASY CHICKEN BURRITO BOWLS

EASY CHICKEN BURRITO BOWLS

I love burrito bowls. They’re so easy to throw together and I like that they can be customized. For some crazy reason, both my boys hate tomatoes, so being able to pick and choose toppings makes for a more peaceful family dinner. And peace is a […]