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February 13th, 2014 at 2:20 pm

Crockpot Meals



Parents often don’t have a lot of time to prepare dinner, especially meals that have a main dish and a few sides. The crockpot is one of the best kitchen tools for busy families. It’s a safe way to leave food cooking for long periods of time, and the recipes can be as simple as throwing the ingredients in together! You can cut your cooking time in half, or even more, by using one. Here are some great crockpot meals the whole family will enjoy.


Do you have a great crockpot recipe to share? Post it on our Facebook page and show us your delicious creations!

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January 2nd, 2014 at 10:07 am

Macaroni and Cheese Recipes



For my entire life, my favorite food has been macaroni and cheese. There is just something about that creamy, delicious mix of cheeses and pasta. It NEVER gets boring because there are so many options! You can pretty much make macaroni and cheese with anything…any type of cheese, any extra ingredients. Meat, seafood, vegetables, they all taste great with a base of macaroni and cheese. The best part is that most kids love this dish too! And “hiding” nutritious foods in it is helpful when you’ve got a picky eater. You can even dress it up as a formal dish for adult dinner parties.

I’m often looking for new ways to enjoy my favorite food, so i’ve combined my TOP 10 FAVORITE mac and cheese recipes (in no particular order) for you all to enjoy. If you’ve ever created your own M&C recipe, share it with us on our Facebook wall!

  1. 5-Cheese Mac and Cheese
  2. Lobster (or Crab) Mac and Cheese
  3. Truffled Mac and Cheese
  4. Greek Roasted Garlic Mac and Cheese
  5. Spinach and Artichoke Mac and Cheese
  6. Pepperoni Pizza Mac and Cheese
  7. Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese
  8. Chicken Fajita Mac and Cheese
  9. Mac and Cheese alla Carbonara (check it out in the picture above…YUM!!)
  10. Broccoli Mac and Cheese Bake

 Photo Credit: Marcus Samuelsson, HuffPost Taste,

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August 15th, 2013 at 3:35 pm

15-Minute Meals for Kids


There are just some days when you don’t have the time to prep and cook a delicious, healthy meal for your family. The good news is that it doesn’t have to take up much of your time! We’ve gathered some of our favorite 15-minute meals the whole family will love, so if you’re pressed for time, look no further!

What meals do you make when you’re low on time?

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