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Thursday, January 31, 2019

17 Scrumptious Soup Recipes

Warm up with a bowl of comforting soup. Here are 17 recipes so there will be plenty of great options to keep you going the rest of winter!




     Soup lovers unite! Enjoy bowl after bowl of soup to keep you warm from the inside. Here are some great recipes to keep you going all winter long. Pick out some of your favorites today!

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Stuffed Pizza Footballs

Make stuffed pizza footballs for your big game party! They are cute and easy. They could also be made into a super fun dinner.

Platter of football stuffed pizzas with small football dish of pizza sauce for dipping


       Your guests are sure to RSVP to you football watching parties if they know you are making stuffed pizza footballs! They are also a great make and take for tailgates as well.  We stuffed ours with pizza sauce, cheese and pepperoni, but you could use your favorite toppings!

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Frito Taco Salad - A Potluck Favorite

Frito salad is a fun twist on a taco salad. It is loaded with flavor and is perfect for potlucks, but also makes a fun dinner main dish. The homemade catalina salad dressing is easy to make and the salad is packed full of goodies.

close up bowl of frito taco salad, served and ready to eat

   
    Take a salad and make it a dinner they'll actually ask for! Frito taco salad is so much fun and a great way to get your family to eat their vegetables. Bring it to a carry-in as a super fun side salad or add taco meat to make it a veggie filled dinner. The homemade catalina dressing doesn't get easier to make and brings the whole thing together!

Friday, January 25, 2019

Ham, Potato and Cheese Quiche

Enjoy a slice of ham, potato and cheese quiche any time of day, it's always good. Your whole family is sure to love it and you can customize it easily too!

slice of ham potato and cheese quiche with fork


       Quiche does not have to be pretentious or fancy. In fact, it is a perfect low key meal. It comes together easily and can easily be adapted to fit your tastes. This super simple ham, potato and cheese version is sure to be a hit, even with pickier eaters.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Corn Flake Bars

If a quick and easy chocolate peanut butter treat is what you meed, these corn flake bars are just the thing. They are the perfect mix of crunchy, chewy and delicious.

stack of peanut butter corn flake squares with chocolate topping


      You are just a few minutes and a handful of ingredients away from a delicious sweet treat. The peanut butter layer is sweet and chewy with  the crunch of corn flakes throughout. Of course a layer of chocolate on top brings it all together. These no bake treats will become your favorite quick treat!

Monday, January 21, 2019

Creamy Spaghetti and Meatballs in the Instant Pot

Make a dinnertime favorite even quick and easier! The instant pot is a great way to make creamy spaghetti and meatballs with minimal dishes and effort.


      Classic spaghetti and meatballs just got even easier to make! With only one pot to clean and just a few ingredients, this creamy version is sure to become a new favorite dinner for your family. The creamy cheese filled sauce only makes it that much better!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Rich and Creamy Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate

Come in from playing in the snow to a hot mug of rich, creamy and delicious hot chocolate. Making it in the slow cooker means it's super simple and hot and ready when you are.



       Hot chocolate is a must have on a cold winter day. There is just something about coming in from an afternoon of sledding and snowman making and having a cup of cocoa waiting. This version is super creamy and chocolaty and the slow cooker makes it while you play!

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Cavanaugh's Noodles - A Guest Post By MiMi

Sit down to a cozy dinner of Cavanaugh's noodles. It is like beef and noodles, but with tomatoes thrown in for a filling and comforting dinner favorite.



      Are you looking for a new dinner recipe to feed you family? Look no further! Get your dutch oven out and stew some beef in a simple gravy and throw in some egg noodles. It will fill them up and have them coming back for more!

Monday, January 14, 2019

Ham and Beans in the Instant Pot

Make ham and beans in your instant pot for a satisfying meal. It's a great way to use leftover ham and there's no need to soak the beans!


      It is ham and beans season! This great pressure cooker recipe allows you to make it much more quickly than ever before. You can have dinner ready in under two hours with no overnight soak. So get the cornbread ready!

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Sweetened Condensed Milk Snow Ice Cream

Turn a fresh snow fall into delicious ice cream with just three ingredients! This fun snow ice cream recipe is going to make you look forward to snow days!



      Take a bowl of fresh snow and turn it into creamy delicious ice cream in just a couple of minutes. Sweetened condensed milk makes this recipe super creamy and good without any measuring or work! It reminds me of eating homemade vanilla ice cream straight from the churner.

Friday, January 11, 2019

MiMi's Creamy Chicken Pot Pie

This creamy chicken pot pie is like digging into a slice of comfort. It is a perfect use for leftover chicken or turkey. If you've never had a homemade pot pie before, you need to make this ASAP!



    This creamy and comforting pot pie is a perfect meal. It is one of our absolute favorites. It is flavorful, filling and delicious.  Do yourself and your family a favor and make one as soon as possible!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Maw-Maw's Chili Mac Soup

This is the chili soup we grew up with. It has beef and beans and plenty of macaroni noodles too! 



      Believe it or not, this soup is what we knew as chili growing up.  Of course, the chili I make for the football watching crew these days is quite a bit different than this.  But you can certainly see why a mom with 6 hungry kids would whip up this more kid friendly version.  A mild chili flavor with just enough beans to make it a complete meal and plenty of macaroni to make it kid friendly makes it accessible to everyone.

Monday, January 7, 2019

The Original Chocolate Peanut Butter Puppy Chow

Original puppy chow was a childhood favorite of almost everyone I know. It's only 4 ingredients and full of chocolate and peanut butter goodness.



The puppy chow recipe that started it all. This favorite snack has the perfect combination of peanut butter and chocolate with a bit of crunch and leaves you fun powdered sugar fingers just waiting to be licked. We have to have a batch every Christmas, but love it all year long.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Sprinkle Filled Birthday Cookie Cake

A supersized chewy vanilla cookie filled with plenty of festive sprinkles and white chocolate chips and topped with frosting and more sprinkles. This cookie cake is what birthday dreams are made of.



      If you want a special treat for a birthday boy or girl who prefers cookies to cake, look no further. This super festive birthday cookie cake screams party and is sure to delight your favorite cookie lover.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Creamy White Chicken Chili

Creamy white chicken chili is a perfect cold weather meal. Make it for game day or any day to warm up from the inside out.

close bowl of creamy white chicken chili with sour cream and jalapenos


       An easy and delicious pot of creamy white chicken chili is the perfect way to warm up. It is flavorful and comforting all at once and quick to make too. It is requested often at Mimi's house and she's always happy to oblige.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Fall Spiced Walnuts

Super simple candied walnuts are spiced with the taste of fall, cinnamon, nutmeg and a hint of cloves. They are great on salads, as a garnish or eaten as is!



     These delicious nuts just take a few ingredients and very little effort. They are flavored with cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg and remind me a bit of fall.  Toss a handful in a salad or sprinkle them on your yogurt. They are great in oatmeal too.