Manwich Beef & Potato Burritos Recipe

Manwich Beef and Potato Burritos

*This was originally shared on 2/11/13* Monday. What a dreadful word. It's true, Mondays are (quite likely) the least liked day of the week. It's the day everyone gets back into the routine of a busy work and school week. After a relaxing weekend the first thing on my mind for the rest of the wee is ... what's for dinner? Being a work-from-home-mom it's my job to answer that question and make sure a meal is on the table after my husband … [Read more...]

Dessert Crepes with Bananas Foster Southern Butter Pecan Sauce Recipe #IDelight

Bananas Foster Dessert Crepes with Southern Butter Pecan Sauce #IDelight

We've got less than 2 months of warm weather left for the season and quite frankly, I'm ready for it to be over. I miss the cool Fall nights, baking sweets in the oven and cuddling under a blanket with my kids on the couch. While I daydream about the coming cooler months, I'm still enjoying cooking up the occasional sweet treat for my family - sans oven. One of our favorite family desserts is crepes. They're so fun and easy to make, plus the … [Read more...]

Chicken & Veggie Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe with Calphalon Contemporary Cookware

Chicken and Vegetable Fettuccine Alfredo Dinner Recipe

Calphalon provided me with the products featured. In my kitchen, there's something I love more than anything else when it comes time to cook our family meals. It's a simple pot rack hanging just above the island countertop. My husband might disagree as he often finds his forehead making unfortunate meetings with the pots that dangle from the rack. However, I just adore it because it's home to my eclectic collection of pots, pans and … [Read more...]

Simply Sweet Banana Orange Cream Popsicles Recipe

Banana Orange Cream Yogurt Popsicles Recipe

This summer I've been having a blast making my kids new popsicle flavors to try each week. They're such an easy and sweet way to cool off. When you make them yourself, you also have the advantage of controlling the ingredients and cutting out on the ridiculous amounts of sugar found in some of the store bought ones. This is actually one popsicle I don't feel guilty giving my kids any time of the day, even breakfast. They look like a popsicle … [Read more...]

My Favorite Recipes for the 4th of July

4th of July Recipe Favorites

The 4th of July isn't a holiday that we typically go all out for. It's a casual holiday where we enjoy some good food, some time together as a family and finish off the night watching fireworks. This year we have a little extra fun thrown in the mix because my mom brought back a few bags of fireworks from Missouri. Now we just need to make it through the night without getting caught while lighting them. Before that, we're going to enjoy some of … [Read more...]

Pinterest Try & Tell | Beach Party themed Sand Pail Pudding

Beach Party Themed Sand Pudding Recipe

Earlier this week, my daughter Kaydence celebrated her 7th birthday with a beach themed birthday party. It started with a day of sun and fun at the local water park. That's the closest thing we have to a real beach here in the lovely landlocked state of Illinois. Actually, I take that back, when I was a kid we had a sandy beach on Lake Springfield where I would spend my summers but they closed it down years ago after an outbreak of … [Read more...]

Explore New Summer Flavors with a Grilled Italian Chicken Tacos Recipe #KraftRecipes

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The summer months in Illinois can be quite brutal with temperatures reaching into the high 90′s. During this sweltering heat, I often turn to my husband to get the grill going so we can still enjoy home cooked meals without heating up the house. I also happen to think it’s fun to spend time outdoors cooking together! While I love his traditional hamburgers, hot dogs and steaks on the grill, sometimes we like to mix it up a bit. One way to do … [Read more...]

4th of July Flag JELLO Fruit Dessert Recipe

4th of July Flag Fruit Dessert Recipe

About a week ago, my mom came back from Missouri from a river trip with my son. Along with them, they brought back two big bags of fireworks. I'm sure glad they did because I just didn't feel like making the out of state trip to get some myself. There was a time when you couldn't go more than a few miles without running into a fireworks stand but those days are long gone. Now you need a permit to get the good stuff, or have to go out of state. … [Read more...]

Sunday Supper | Skillet Italian Meatballs & Green Peppers Recipe

Sunday Supper Skillet Italian Meatballs and Green Peppers Recipe

Coming up with family dinners isn't always an easy task. We constantly struggle with figuring out a meal that doesn't take a ridiculous amount of time to cook when I'm tired and it's everyone will eat without whining. Those pretty much narrow down the dinner ideas to a small list. And sometimes, I just take one of our usual suspects and reshape it into something that looks different, but has all the flavors I know even the kids like. Example … [Read more...]

Simply Sweet Chunky Pineapple Popsicle Recipe

Simply Sweet Chunky Pineapple Popsicles Recipe with only 2 ingredients | FoodFamilyFinds.com

Popsicles have become all the rage in this house since I found this super nifty popsicle mold. And with the way the kids keep begging me to try more and more flavors, I'm sure you can expect to see at least one new popsicle flavor idea every week until it gets cold out. So ... chunky pineapple popsicles. This idea was born when I found myself cleaning out my pantry and hunting down expired cans. I happened to have a can of crush pineapple … [Read more...]