Mar 072014
 

We love pasta in all it’s forms, but classic spaghetti will always be on the list of favorites in our house.  And while we most often eat it with a red sauce, the warmer weather has me pondering ways to give it a spring twist.  What better way to say spring than with fresh herbs?

Spaghetti with Herbed Garlic Butter Sauce #15MinuteSuppers

Gourmet Garden had just been kind enough to send us a cooler full of their beautiful herbs, so I decided to make my Spaghetti with Herbed Garlic Butter Sauce.  It will have your entire kitchen so fragrant with the smell of garlic and basil that you’ll want to eat it straight from the pan.  Fortunately it takes less than 15 minutes start to finish to make, so it will be on your plate soon enough! Continue reading »

Mar 062014
 

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It’s kind of funny, but while I love cereal, I almost never have it for breakfast. I’ll have it for an afternoon snack, sometimes even for dinner. And I love using it in recipes, but I just don’t think about it when I’m stumbling bleary-eyed through the kitchen in the mornings.

Recently I had the chance to try a couple boxes of the new Honey Bunches of Oats Morning Energy cereals. There are two flavors, Cinnamon Crunch and Chocolatey Almond Crunch. They’re both so yummy I broke from my tradition and ate them both for breakfast a few days after they arrived.

Because Honey Bunches of Oats Morning Energy cereals are packed with whole grain, fiber and protein, they’re actually a great choice for your morning meal.  That combination gives you a pick-me-up of energy right away, plus leaves you feeling satisfied and ready to go until lunch.  And because of the delicious cinnamon and chocolate flavors, kiddos will even reach for this cereal, so you know they’ve had a healthy start to the day. Continue reading »

Jan 292014
 

The Big Game is almost here!  Did your favorite team make it to the match up between the final two?  Or are you just planning to watch for the commercials?

Either way, you’re probably going to want some tailgating food.  I like to serve lots of finger foods, then mix in one or two main entrees.  So I thought I’d share a few of my favorite dessert and appetizer recipes sure to please no matter how big or small your crowd will be.

Tailgating Food: 25 Game Day Appetizer and Dessert Recipes

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Jan 202014
 

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The other day I was at the store browsing through the freezer case.  We were planning for guests that would be coming over to watch football and my cart was already quite full with frozen foods.  But then I spotted Nestle Crunch Dipped Drumsticks and decided I just had to make room.

Serving Game Day Goodies with My Football Ice Cream Cake Recipe #GameTimeGoodies

I tucked them in my cart and finished my Walmart run.  I had picked up some of our – and our guests’ – favorite foods for our get-together.  Stouffer’s lasagna, Hot Pockets, DiGiorno pizza, and Edy’s ice cream.  We would definitely have lots of yummy goodness for our party. Continue reading »

Jan 132014
 

Any form of potatoes will probably always be top of my list for side dishes or appetizers.  Partly from growing up in a potato-farming community and partly because they just taste so darn good.  Plus they’re incredibly versatile, so there’s not much chance to get bored with them.

Hubby and the kiddos also love potatoes, so they’re in pretty constant rotation with our meals.  Mostly we had done mashed, roasted reds, homemade fries, with the occasional hasselback or crash hot potatoes.  But then I ran across a new way to dish up potatoes and we have no looked back since.

Crispy Parmesan Potatoes Recipe

Seriously, once you make these potatoes you’re going to want them all. the. time.  Hubby tries to think of meals where I will suggest them as a side because he loves them so much.  They’re golden and crispy on the bottom and warm and soft on the inside.  My stomach is growling just thinking about them. Continue reading »