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Easy Marinated Cheese Appetizer Recipe

Easy Marinated Cheese Appetizer Recipe

Nine years ago, I first posted this marinated cheese recipe and it's been a fan favorite ever since. While it presents like a gourmet crowd pleaser, it's easy enough for all of us to make. Since I first posted this, stores have started selling cheese cut up in perfect...

Oh So Easy Chicken Divan Recipe

Oh So Easy Chicken Divan Recipe

Easy Chicken Divan Recipe The phone rings at 5:00 and it's your husband informing you that his sales team is coming home for dinner. They are in town for this last evening, and this is the only opening they have available. Your mouth starts foaming, your hands sweat...

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte

Want to spice up your fall? All of you know how much I love my coffee and as my friends started clamoring for their Pumpkin Spice Latte, I gave it awhirl. Each year, I want to love it, but it's just too sweet for me, so when Fell Stone Manor executive chef, Becky...

Easy Citrus Herb Chicken (Low Carb C.O.S.T Cooking)

Easy Citrus Herb Chicken (Low Carb C.O.S.T Cooking)

I've been making this recipe for quite  a few years ago, but remember what I put when I first tried it. "There are times when I bite into a new recipe and I just exclaim, "Wow." Rarely do I hear "ooh and ahhs" from our children on something that is 100% healthy and...

10 Super Fun, Christmas Rice Krispie Treat Ideas

10 Super Fun, Christmas Rice Krispie Treat Ideas

As ovens gear up for hours of Christmas baking, it's this time of year when I stock up on marshmallows. Yes, my name is Jen, and I am a Rice Krispie treat-a-holic. It started in college when I won fame and honor by providing friends, namely the Mens Basketball Team...

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

This delicious blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and all-spice make the perfect Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe. No need to spend extra money on the packaged mix when you have all the ingredients right on hand. Sing it with me, "It's the most wonderful time of the...

Personalized Egg and Cheese Crescent Ring

Personalized Egg and Cheese Crescent Ring

Creativity hits when I am crunched for time. I think there are two kinds of people. One who needs slow, down time to allow those creative juices to spur them on and ignite their spirit, and then there are those creatives who are pushed for time, typically...

New Ten Minute Meals (and my changes)

New Ten Minute Meals (and my changes)

Citrus Herb Chicken Ever since the holidays, due to many unforeseen circumstances, my schedule has been thrown for a loop and it's been spiraling downward ever since. There's no worse feeling for a Family Manager than to know you are teetering on the cusp of...

Festive Christmas Food Ideas

Festive Christmas Food Ideas

Can you believe that Christmas is just days away? With that comes all the last minute baking and preparation for the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Meal. Our Christmas Eve food takes a turn from the traditional meal, since I sing at both our 4 and 6 o'clock services....

Stuffed French Toast Casserole with Fruit

Stuffed French Toast Casserole with Fruit

Stuffed French Toast Casserole Regardless of how many mouths I have to feed, there always seems to be a few pieces of left over bread discarded, with new loaves opened. Yes, no regards for finishing the last loaf. I never get that. Do the kids not see those last few...

Easiest Ever Chocolate Sandwich Cookie Recipe

Easiest Ever Chocolate Sandwich Cookie Recipe

I'm calling all my chocolate loving readers. Can you clap delightfully for that picture? Is it mean to make you stare without sharing? I assure you I would love nothing more than to enjoy this incredibly delicious chocolate sandwich cookie with you over a cup of...

Everyday Waffles

Everyday Waffles

Our family loves waffles, and the kids want me to buy them all the time. Yet, with the increase in waffle prices, this is something that's been crossed off my shopping list. The price point is just too high. This homemade waffle recipe is perfect for our family. It's...

Yummy Banana Bar Recipe

Yummy Banana Bar Recipe

Our family tends to have an overabundance of ripe bananas at all time, so there's never a week that goes by when easy banana recipes aren't being baked, discovered, rediscovered or shared. This yummy banana bar recipe is one I've had for decades, and is a fool proof...

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte

What's Your Thanksgiving Menu?

As I shared my Easy Pumpkin Bar Recipe yesterday, decades of memories eating them came flooding back. It's amazing to me how a special recipe will do that, isn't it? Not so much that the food is award winning, but the shared meal experience resonates and hosts so many...

Portobello Pizza Burgers

Portobello Pizza Burgers

Trying new recipes pulls us all out of the cooking rut. I was amazed at the delicious taste of this vegetarian alternative to the big, juice burger. Not only are the Portobello Pizza Burgers tasty, but SO incredibly easy. It's perfect for summer grilling and it gives...

Apple Almond Salad

Apple Almond Salad

Summertime is made for salads, and every once in awhile you are introduced to one that is just down right, out of this world amazing. Had I seen the ingredients before I tasted it, I would never have thought to try this salad, but when my children downed helping after...

Bulk Cooking Day

Bulk Cooking Day

Even though the Pantry Challenge was a huge success, I failed miserably by the end of the month in having meals, snacks and creative cooking ideas ready and implemented. Even with adding on the Super Doubles week, where I shopped every day, we stayed at $200 for the...

How Do I Cook Bacon in the Oven? (Cooking Bacon in Bulk)

How Do I Cook Bacon in the Oven? (Cooking Bacon in Bulk)

When I agreed to make brunch for my sons’ football team, I knew I would be going through enormous amounts of food. Since I would be cooking bacon in our hotel condo, creativity was key, so I brainstormed on Skype with the best of them. My friend, Lynn from Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures, is a “professional bacon cooker”. They actually grow their own pork, and I knew she would have the answers for me on the best way to cook up bacon in bulk. I wanted to cook it in the oven, and she shared an option of cooking it ahead of time and reheating it.

Cooking bacon in the oven is a wonderful way to avoid the splatter and mess that comes from frying it on the stove. I recommend layering your cookie sheets with parchment paper or tin foil for easy clean up. Unfortunately for us, that was an afterthought.

Baked Apple Oatmeal: Baked Oatmeal with Apples

Baked Apple Oatmeal: Baked Oatmeal with Apples

Attempting to add heartier and healthier meals into our breakfast routine, I have been experimenting with a variety of oatmeal recipes and I have found a winner. I have previously posted a healthier version using only honey as a sweetener, but this time decided to indulge just a tad.
The results sheer bliss, and I guarantee you will get requests for this over and over.

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte

Quick and Easy Appetizers

Appetizers aren’t just for parties any more. Here are some of our family favorites.
Easiest and Tastiest Cheese ball EVER!!

Bulk Cooking Day

Whole Wheat Bread using Evaporated Milk

Tackling homemade bread is a topic that sends any reasonable homemaker running for the hills. I mean seriously, why would one spend hours mixing, kneading, rising, shaping, and baking when she can go to the store and purchase a loaf for next to nothing? Forget the...

How to Make a Dirt Cake

How to Make a Dirt Cake

I continue to marvel at how God reveals himself through the minuscule, seemingly "meaningless" things. My daughter happened to mention that she wanted a dirt cake for her birthday months ago. Agreeing wholeheartedly with her, that thought went in one ear and out the...

Easy meal planning tips – 4 meals in 4 minutes

Easy meal planning tips - We all desire something quicker, easier and more effective in the world of meal plans. I spontaneously decided to jump into the world of vlogging today, and I'd love for you to come along and laugh right at me. 🙂 I'm showing you how easy it...

Healthy Baked Oatmeal Sweetened with Honey

Healthy Baked Oatmeal Sweetened with Honey

For decades, women have shouted from the rooftops, "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. " Yet, some how in the hustle and bustle of early morning activities, it's also the hardest for me to implement on a regular basis. I have nightmares that my children...

Delicious Dips for any Get Together

Delicious Dips for any Get Together

Our family loves to whip up appetizers - more specifically...yummy dips. I understand that dips are supposed to be saved for those special occasions, but why wait for special occasions when they are so easy? I have mastered healthier, low fat options by substituting...

Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle

Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle

For me, the kitchen feels like the heart of our home. One whiff of my coffee brewing in the morning lifts and soothes my spirit. The sight, smell and taste of a particular recipe has the potential for such an immediate reaction, doesn't it? I smiled yesterday as my...

Easy Dumplings with Savory Soups

Easy Dumplings with Savory Soups

There's nothing that says warm and cozy more than a roaring fire and a bowl of hot soup. Recently, we've had quite a few opportunities for that, haven't we? I've taken advantage of these snuggly days by maximizing on a few comfort foods. The irony is that when I...

Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

It's amazing to browse the cookie aisle, and see how many choices we Americans have. It's crazy... really. But I am only going to give you two cookie choices, and they are pretty similar...in fact, the best ever!!! For years, I believed the urban myth that Neiman...

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