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3 Seasonings for Homemade French Fries

French fried potatoes are among the most common side dish eaten in the United States. Besides being served with hamburgers, they are often served with other meat dishes. If you’ve never considered making homemade French fries, you may want to reconsider. Making homemade French fries is much easier than you think.   Is there a best variety of potato to use to make homemade fries? The answer you receive will depend upon who you ask. Some people prefer to use Russet potatoes while … [Read more...]

5 Kitchen Appliances I Can’t Live Without

Like any mom I spend more than my fair share of time in the kitchen.  I know some people dread their time in the kitchen but most days I admit I love it!  I get a chance to create new and fun recipes, cook wonderful meals for my family (and a few not so wonderful experiments) The kitchen often is the hub of our home with homework taking place, visits about our day, phone calls to my parents and more.  The kitchen in our home just tends to be one of our favorite places and it's not … [Read more...]

Gift Ideas For Bakers

Wouldn't it be an amazing world where all bakers got everything they ever dreamed of? I have a dream of owning every amazing piece of bakeware out there. I recently came across the Cake Boss brand and I’m in love. I wanted to share my favorite gift ideas for bakers with you.   Gift Ideas For Bakers Cake Boss- Mixing and Measuring You simply cannot be a great baker without the right measuring tools. That’s why I would choose the Cake Boss assortment of mixing and measurement … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Pie Stuffed Crepes ~ #DaisyCottageCheese #DaisyDifference

Today’s recipe on Pumpkin Pie Stuffed Crepes is sponsored by Daisy Brand, but my love for their Daisy Cottage Cheese is all my own! Sunday mornings in my house are often leisurely and filled with a family favorite breakfast. Cory doesn't eat breakfast most days (bad I know) and now that the boys have started school they either their breakfast there. Sunday mornings allow us to have some of our favorite breakfasts together as a family and seems to kick the last "break day" off on the … [Read more...]

4 Cooking In A Slow Cooker Tips + Slow Cooker Whole Chicken Recipe

This post on 4 Slow Cooker Cooking Tips and the Set & Forget Programmable Slow Cooker is brought to you on behalf of my partnership with Hamilton Beach.  I did receive a Set & Forget Programmable Slow Cooker as compensation but this did not influence this post in anyway.  Cooking your family’s dinner in a slow cooker allows you to be frugal and wise about time. If you don’t know how to cook in a slow cooker, it can take some getting used to, but I promise it's … [Read more...]

Easy Soup Recipe Alert: Hearty Peasant Soup

For the last three years I have been booking a girls retreat in a small Colorado get away town.  We rent a house and cram 12 of us women in there.  12 women who bring a craft or 10 to work on and 4 days of pajamas.  In the last three years none of have left the house other than to run into the city because one of us decided we had to have a sewing machine after we got started.   One aspect of this girls retreat is that we all pick a partner and a meal and we cook! … [Read more...]

Cooking Safety Tips

This post on cooking safety tips is brought to you on behalf of my partnership with EatSmart.  This partnership does not influence my thoughts or sway my opinion.   Making sure my family is safe and healthy is probably one of my biggest passions right now. It can get really easy to be careless whenever you’re in a hurry cooking. I’ve established several different tips for making sure I’m cooking right and making everything as healthy as possible. Cooking Safety Tips #1. Washing Down … [Read more...]

Easy Beef Stroganoff With 6 Ingredients

Easy Beef Stroganoff Stroganoff is positively one of the funniest words in my cooking dictionary! I know it means dinner will be delicious but it's just one of those words that doesn't roll of my tongue, how about yours? It may not roll of my tongue but it sure does taste great on my tongue and fill the bellies of the hungry boys in my family. I have a more complicated recipe that the family loves that starts with round steak partially frozen and sliced and two hours later I have … [Read more...]

Mashed Potato Cupcakes

Mashed Potato Cupcakes As a potato farmer's wife you can imagine the amount of potatoes that are at my disposable. With potatoes at the ready at all times you can imagine that they are a staple in our diets. One thing that I always make a double if not triple serving of is the mashed potatoes. Leftover mashed potatoes are so versatile and easy to incorporate in a multitude of recipes, including these Potato Cupcakes and Brownies. Yes I said mashed potato brownies, I encourage you to them … [Read more...]

Spaghetti Squash Lasagna ~ Freezer Friendly

Spaghetti Squash Lasagna ~ Freezer Friendly It’s summer time, yay! That also means it’s time to get down to business in the “eating a little healthier” department. I love regular spaghetti, but it’s time for me to tighten up on the healthy end. I think you’re going to love my solution. Spaghetti Squash Lasagna is what I’ve come up with. It’s delicious, easy, and a little on the healthier side. I fell in love with the taste of this recipe, but so did the rest of my family. I’m hoping you … [Read more...]

White Chicken Spaghetti Bake ~ Freezer Meal Friendly

White Chicken Spaghetti Bake This recipe for White Chicken Spaghetti Bake will make two 9x13 pans. Serve one for dinner and freeze the other one or give one to a new mom. The Cast Of White Chicken Spaghetti Bake 1 cup finely diced onion 1/2 a bell pepper finely diced (red, green or yellow) 2 cups cooked & shredded chicken 4 cups shredded cheese 2 10 3/4 oz cream of soup (chicken, mushroom, celery all work wonderful) 16 oz  spaghetti (cooked al dente) 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 … [Read more...]

42 St Patrick’s Day Recipes

42 St Patrick's Day Recipes Think you know all about St. Patrick's Day?  Test your St. Patrick's Day knowledge. About St. Patrick's Day People all over the world celebrate on the 17th day of March in honor of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Some cities have parades, most revelers wear green, and a few families commemorate the day with traditional Irish fare for their meal. However, not everyone may know who St. Patrick is. Born in Britain during the 4th century, St. Patrick was … [Read more...]

Easy Beef Recipe – Cube Steak With Green Chili Gravy & Noodles

Easy Beef Recipe - Cube Steak With Green Chili Gravy & Noodles Cube Steak With Green Chili Gravy And Noodles came about as experiment 102, because we passed experiment 101 a loooong time ago.  I started with frozen cube steaks and frozen green chili, which meant I didn't have the time for the usual meals I would have prepared with these ingredients and of course that means experiment time...can you hear the grumbling in the background from the family. I must admit that I was a little … [Read more...]

Pico de Gallo Chicken Soup Recipe

Pico de Gallo Chicken Soup Fall has arrived and the nights are getting chilly! There’s nothing better than warming up with a comfy blanket and a bowl of piping hot soup. This recipe puts a Mexican flair on your traditional chicken soup and is packed with fresh ingredients. It’s sure to fill you up and you’ll have plenty to store for lunches throughout the week. Serve it with crispy whole-wheat tortilla squares and a few jalapeño slices for an added kick! [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:2] Don't … [Read more...]

Cheese Crusted Pork Chop Recipe ~ Dinner In 20 Minutes

Cheese Crusted Pork Chop Recipe My family is no stranger to a good, juicy and moist pork chop.  The boys love pork chops and I like that it adds some variety to our usual beef menu.  Let's face it my husband loves beef!  These Cheese Crusted Pork Chops are well asked for in our house with their magnificent flavor and I am willing to oblige because of how easy they are to make! These Cheese Crusted Pork Chops are delicious and the coating helps keep everything moist, which … [Read more...]