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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.


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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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November 21st, 2013 at 12:17 pm

Nontraditional Thanksgiving Recipes




Like many holidays, Thanksgiving is usually a time of tradition…same old turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes etc. For some of you, that might get a little stale year after year and it’s nice to change things up a bit. For those of you looking for some unique recipe ideas this year, check out some of these delicious dishes!

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Photo Credit: Parents Magazine

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October 24th, 2013 at 12:12 pm

Pumpkin Recipes



‘Tis the season to enjoy all things PUMPKIN. Pumpkin lattes and baked goods are all over right now, but this ingredient is great for many different kinds of meals. These big orange things we all love to carve at Halloween are rich in fiber and low in calories. They promote good eyesight, can boost your immune system and can even help prevent some types of cancer due to the rich amount of beta-carotene. Even dogs benefit greatly from pumpkin… it helps calm their stomachs and aids digestion. Besides all that good stuff, pumpkin is the ingredient in some really delicious recipes! Here are a few classics and a few you might not have considered but should try soon!

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