Dave and I have lots and lots of parties, BBQ’s, picnics, and gatherings from Memorial Day through Labor Day… and what’s a great party without great food?
If you’ve ever dreaded “bringing a dish to pass” or stressed about what type of foods you should bring to your next potluck party, I hope my tips in today’s post will help!
Pea soup was never one of my favorite meals growing up; but over the past few years, I have grown to love this hearty soup — especially once I realized how ridiculously simple it was to make!
Green beans are my most favorite vegetable… and even though Dave doesn’t necessarily share my intense love of green beans, he has really enjoyed the beans I’ve been making lately (I’m sure the bacon doesn’t hurt my efforts!)
If you’re looking for a new (but extremely simple) way to cook green beans, give this recipe a try!
Today’s recipe is another one of those ridiculously simple “non recipes” that I almost feel silly posting here on my blog.
If you love a good slow-cooker pork or chicken recipe, and have a little extra cranberry sauce to use up after the holidays, you’ll definitely want to give this Cranberry Pork (or Chicken) recipe a try!
While I would never consider myself a “master chef” or even a “really amazing cook”, I do enjoy being in the kitchen and trying new recipes and ideas.
I also like finding simple solutions to improve the taste of my food… and since Dave and I are hosting our first Thanksgiving dinner this year, I figured it was the perfect time to share one of my super simple tips to assure my turkey meat comes out extra juicy every time!
As I’ve mentioned before, apples have been my favorite fruit for as long as I can remember… and since Nora recently got a new book about Apple Pie, I decided to do another Kids in the Kitchen post and share our yummy recipe for Dutch Apple Pie!
A couple weeks ago, Nora helped me make a pie for “pi day”… and wouldn’t you know, our compilation of super simple ingredients ended up tasting REALLY good!
If you’re looking for a refreshing no-bake dessert for tonight (or right now), give this triple layer pie a try.
I recently discovered that in over 4 years of blogging, I have yet to share my most favorite, super delicious, tastes like you spent all day in the kitchen brownies (that just so happen to start with a boxed mix!)
If you like chocolate, caramel, and ‘easy’, you’ll LOVE these brownies!
If you’re looking for an ultra-simple, no-bake, last-minute appetizer to take to an upcoming holiday party (or really any gathering throughout the year) I would highly recommend this “recipe”.
You won’t disapoint anyone’s taste buds and, better yet, you won’t spend all day in the kitchen!
If you’re looking for a super simple, last-minute appetizer idea to bring to a holiday party — or just a really quick side dish for dinner tonight, this recipe should satisfy!
I have a REALLY fun giveaway for you today — something that normally might not fit my blog themes of “simple” and “organized” — but it’s just so cool I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share it with you!
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If you or your kids are anything like Nora (with an intense love of cheese and mashed potatoes) this recipe will certainly be a big hit with them.
It’s SO simple, it uses basic ingredients, it can be made ahead, and it travels really well. All winning recipe qualities in my opinion!
Every time July rolls around, I immediately start thinking about blueberries and all the delicious ways I can incorporate them into our breakfasts, snacks, and desserts.
Today I’m sharing one of my favorite blueberry recipes… perfect for this time of year!
If you’re looking for a yummy treat to satisfy your sweet tooth this winter season — this 4-layer caramel peanut butter fudge should do the trick!
It’s just the perfect combination of sweet and salty, creamy and crunchy, ooey and gooey, chocolate and caramel…. I think you get the idea. It’s really good!
Dave and I love cheesecake — but I don’t always love making a huge cheesecake for just the two of us. So I was thrilled when a reader recently emailed me a recipe for a much smaller cheesecake.
It requires much fewer ingredients, much less time in the kitchen, and has much fewer calories than eating a full-size cheesecake (especially when there’s just two of us).
One of my favorite Thanksgiving side dishes (right up there with stuffing and applesauce) is super moist, homemade cornbread. It just makes the meal if you ask me.
If you’re looking for a REALLY easy, “tastes-like-it’s-from-scratch” cornbread recipe — you’ll want to give this one a try!
I’m a big fan of semi-homemade meals and baked goods. These recipes usually take a fraction of the time and effort of 100% from scratch recipes, but they taste so much better than straight “from-a-box” foods.
The brownie recipe I’m sharing today is no exception. No one believes me when I say it all starts with a basic boxed brownie mix… I even had Dave fooled the first time I made them!
One of my favorite desserts is cheesecake — however, I rarely have the necessary 4-5 packages of cream cheese in my refrigerator. So I’m always on the lookout for simple cheesecake-like recipes… and I’m excited to share one of my new favorites with you today.
Dave and I both give this simple recipe 2 thumbs up, and it’s SOOOO much easier than cheesecake!
Fruit salad… in a slow cooker? Yes, you read that right — and it is one of my all-time favorite fruit salad recipes!
It’s so simple and uses mostly non-perishable canned fruits, so you can always keep the ingredients on hand for a last-minute side dish.
Thanksgiving is Thursday… and since we’ll be celebrating at my aunt and uncle’s house, I decided to make our own little family Thanksgiving last week (especially since we spent last Thanksgiving in the hospital!)
Today, I’m sharing a bunch of our REALLY simple Thanksgiving menu favorites!