Margherita Flatout Flatbread Pizza

Margherita Flatbread Pizza

*I was provided with samples and compensation to share my experience with Flatout Flatbread. If I had to pick the busiest part of my day I'd say it happens around 4pm. That's the time the kids have gotten home from school, put away their backpacks and start rummaging through the kitchen for an afternoon snack. It also happens to be the same time I'm usually working on getting the house straightened up and dinner planned. So after a few tugs on … [Read more...]

Smokey Mesquite BBQ Chicken n Bacon Bread with #KraftFreshTake

Smokey Mesquite BBQ Chicken Bread

Last month I shared a quick Smokey Mesquite BBQ Meatball Sliders recipe using Kraft Fresh Takes and this month I got a brand new challenge. This time I was asked to make a meal in under 30 minutes using only 4 ingredients with the Kraft Smokey Mesquite BBQ Fresh Take variety. This was one challenge I had to rack my brain a bit to figure out but after thinking about our usual meals I found a way to turn a family favorite that often takes an … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Chicken Philly Sandwiches Recipe

Slow Cooker Chicken Philly Sandwich

Whenever the kids drag me out to the mall we always stop at a grilled sub place in the food court. Aside from Auntie Anne's, it's the only place in there that makes the trip worth it for me. They have a grilled Chicken Philly sub that I love! I've even made my own Chicken Philly at home a few times. But this past weekend I knew we were going to be running around and coming home to cook would be the last thing on my mind.   So I got this … [Read more...]

Italian Herb Grilled BLT Sandwich Recipe

Italian Herb Grilled BLT Sandwich Recipe

Last week I took an hour out of my laundry and child chasing duties to sit in on a webinar with the folks at Land O Lakes Kitchen and some wonderful food bloggers. The topic was 2013 Food Trends. As someone that loves being in the kitchen more than anywhere else in the house, this really caught my interest. I love trying new foods, cooking techniques and even putting a twist on old favorites. So it was really interesting to hear from fellow food … [Read more...]

Smokey Mesquite BBQ Meatball Sliders Recipe with Kraft Fresh Take

Dozen Smokey Mesquite BBQ Meatball Sliders

Today I'm really excited to share a new partnership with Kraft Foods. Creating recipes for my family is something I love to do but it actually becomes fun when it comes with a challenge. This month I was given the task of turning a Kraft Fresh Take variety into a new and delicious recipe for my family to enjoy. Kraft Fresh Take Challenge Use the Kraft Fresh Take Smokey Mesquite BBQ variety to create a recipe that uses one protein (other than … [Read more...]

Kid Friendly Club Quesadilla Recipe for Lunch

Easy Club Quesadilla Lunch Recipe

I don't know about you but I got sooooo sick and tired of trying to come up with lunch ideas. After a week of bologna and mustard sandwiches or a week of tomato soup and crackers I just throw the white flag up and skip lunch altogether. It's easier to skip the meal than rack my brain for new ideas. It wasn't until last week that I found myself rummaging through the pantry and refrigerator to find something, anything I could throw together that … [Read more...]

Step-by-Step Photos | Three Meat Pizza Bread Recipe

Three Meat Pizza Bread Recipe

Pizza isn't something we eat often. Mostly because there really isn't anywhere around here to get a really good pizza. Casey's (the gas station) makes a decent one, even Antonio's again decent but nothing that is worth the calories. Now if I lived in Chicago, that would be a different story. I would go for a deep dish pizza at least once a month. But since I'm not living the rich life, a 6 hour round trip drive to Chicago just for pizza isn't on … [Read more...]

Recipe | Roasted Winter Vegetable and Ham Soup


One of my all-time favorite meals to cook during the cold winter months is soup. It's one of those all-inclusive meals that doesn't require a lot of work and can be packed with all of your favorite proteins and vegetables. We often make my daughter's favorite loaded baked potato soup or my favorite beef barley vegetable soup. Soups are also a great way to use up leftovers. When we have a dinner that has leftover green beans, corn, beef or even … [Read more...]

Game Day Dallas Cowboys Crock Pot Tex Mex Chicken Nachos Recipe

tex mex chicken nachos

Slow cookers are without the best way to cook food, at least in my opinion. There isn't a single meal that doesn't come out moist, tender and full of flavor. It's also a favorite because I can toss in the ingredients and forget about it for a few hours. Holidays and special events are no exception especially when I can cook in bulk without dirtying a bunch of pots. Now that Crock Pot has a new collection of personalized slow cookers available, … [Read more...]

Kid Friendly Recipe | Mexican Pizza

mexican pizza 1

I'm not quite sure that a meal this easy really requires a whole blog post but sometimes the simplest ideas are the best (and fun to make with kids). Since Emma is still over a year away from starting school, we spend a lot time in the kitchen cooking together. Pizzas are one of those meals that kids can't refuse and love to help put together. The only difference here is we used some uncommon ingredients for the typical pizza. What makes … [Read more...]