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EASY Stuffed Pepper Casserole
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Soft Gingerbread Cookies
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Russian Tea Cakes
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Easy Sugar Cookies
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Homemade Sugar Cookies
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White Sauce Lasagna
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Creamy Mashed Potatoes
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Banana Oat Cookies
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Chocolate Pretzel Cookies
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Easy Salisbury Steak
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Mashed Potato Patties
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Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Tomato Soup with Cauliflower
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My Clown Family
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Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole
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Rocky Road Brownies
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Halloween Punch
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Easy Chicken Pot Pie
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Fruity Pebbles Cookies
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Blueberry Bread Stuffing Recipe

EASY Stuffed Pepper Casserole

BAKED Easy Stuffed Pepper Casserole made with green peppers! This dinner dish uses my Mother’s famous stuffed pepper recipe but I turned it into a casserole to make it quicker and easier. It’s filled with ground beef, green peppers, diced tomatoes, rice and smothered in mozzarella cheese.

EASY Stuffed Pepper Casserole is baked in the oven for a cheesy dinner meal! This dish uses my Mother's famous stuffed pepper recipe but I turned it into a casserole to make it quicker. It's filled with ground beef, green peppers, diced tomatoes, rice and smothered in mozzarella cheese.

Growing up one of my Mother’s favorite meals to make was stuffed peppers.  Whenever I go back to visit my Father I always ask him to think of a meal or two he wants me to make for him and usually always he requests Mom’s Stuffed Peppers.   

What isn’t there to love about stuffed peppers?  Fresh peppers, meat, tomato sauce, rice and mozzarella cheese.   Yes, please!   The seasonings add so much flavor and you can make it as spicy or mild as you want.

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Soft Gingerbread Cookies

Soft Gingerbread Cookies with a sprinkle of powdered sugar over the top are the perfect festive treat! These cookies are so soft and chewy and this easy recipe doesn’t require you to chill the dough, so they’re quick and simple to make! Don’t let the holiday season get away without baking up a batch!

Soft Gingerbread Cookies with a sprinkle of powdered sugar over the top are the perfect festive treat! These cookies are so soft and chewy and this easy recipe doesn’t require you to chill the dough, so they’re quick and simple to make! Don’t let the holiday season get away without baking up a batch!

These soft gingerbread cookies are some of my favorite Christmas cookies to enjoy during the holidays. We always make my homemade sugar cookies, chocolate pretzel cookies and these delicious gingerbread cookies with a dusting of powdered sugar sprinkled on top!

They have that classic gingerbread taste that everyone craves, especially around the holidays. I’m not very good at decorating gingerbread men with icing, so instead I went the easy route of sprinkling powdered sugar on top, which makes such a pretty cookie.

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Russian Tea Cakes

These Russian Tea Cakes are so easy to make and they are my absolute favorite Christmas cookie recipe! They’re made with pecans and then rolled in powdered sugar after baking for a light, tender cookie you’re sure to love. I always make a few batches to hand out for gifts around the holidays and everyone always loves them.

These Russian Tea Cakes are so easy to make and they are my absolute favorite Christmas cookie recipe! They’re made with pecans and then rolled in powdered sugar after baking for a light, tender cookie you’re sure to love. I always make a few batches to hand out for gifts around the holidays and everyone always loves them.

These buttery, melt-in-your-mouth cookies have so many names. What do you call these cookies? I’ve heard a variety of different terms for classic Russian Tea Cakes. Some call them snowball cookies or Mexican Wedding Cakes, and I’ve even heard some call them butter balls.

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Easy Sugar Cookies

These super easy sugar cookies are soft, light, and they simply melt-in-your-mouth with each bite. These are one of my family’s favorite Christmas cookies!

These super easy sugar cookies are soft, light, and they simply melt-in-your-mouth with each bite. These are one of my family’s favorite Christmas cookies!

Pop one of these light and fluffy little guys into your mouth and it will melt away with the most wonderful sweet flavor! These cookies are just like biting into a cloud – so puffy and delicious. These cookies are simply irresistible! 

Every year around the holidays, you can find me in the kitchen baking up all of our favorite Christmas cookies. And these easy sugar cookies are at the top of my baking list. A must-make every year.

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Homemade Sugar Cookies

Easy to make homemade sugar cookies that are only 51 calories each.  This simple recipe makes light and airy sugar cookies, perfect for dessert and Christmas cookies!
Easy to make homemade sugar cookies that are only 51 calories each.  This simple recipe makes light and airy sugar cookies, perfect for dessert and Christmas cookies!

These light and airy Homemade Sugar Cookies are going to hit the spot just right. You guys know I have a thing for super soft cookies and these ones definitely fit that category. This is a classic sugar cookie recipe, but these are so light and moist inside. And even better, they’re only 51 calories each. That means you can eat 10 of them, right? Ha! Just kidding.  (maybe). 

Homemade sugar cookies are a classic recipe that never goes out of style! They are great year round, but I especially crave them around the holidays.
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White Sauce Lasagna

This white sauce lasagna recipe is one of our favorite comfort foods. Lasagna noodles are layered with spaghetti sauce, cheese, and a rich creamy alfredo inspired sauce. Serve it alongside a simple kale salad and garlic bread for a comfort meal that’s perfect for any time of the year!

This white sauce lasagna recipe is one of our favorite comfort foods. Lasagna noodles are layered with spaghetti sauce, cheese, and a rich creamy alfredo inspired sauce. Serve it alongside a simple kale salad and garlic bread for a comfort meal that’s perfect for any time of the year!

I love having delicious, creamy pasta-based recipes for the holiday season because they’re so comforting and taste SO good. This one is fantastic and can be a make ahead meal, a great one for a dinner party or something you can prep for a weeknight after work.

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Creamy Mashed Potatoes

The best creamy mashed potatoes recipe made with cream cheese.  Easy to make, no hand mixer required! This is my #1 requested dish at Thanksgiving dinner!

This is my go to, make you weak in the knees, mashed potatoes recipe.  I started making these a few years ago when I wanted to try a new mashed potatoes recipe for Thanksgiving.  Now I make them all the time for Sunday dinner (usually a pot roast) and every holiday dinner. 

The best creamy mashed potatoes recipe made with cream cheese.  Easy to make, no hand mixer required! This is my #1 requested dish at Thanksgiving dinner!

Why These Mashed Potatoes Are The Best

  • They’re made with cream cheese which makes them extra creamy. 
  • There is no hand mixer involved in these potatoes.  What?  There is no hand mixer involved in these potatoes.  Seriously.  How do they get so creamy then?  Next point..
  • You boil these potatoes for a pretty long time until they’re almost ready to fall apart.  This makes a hand mixer not necessary, as just a spoon and a potato masher makes them blended pretty quickly.
  • You can make these ahead of time, no problem.  For holidays I usually make these the night before so the actual holiday cooking is a little more relaxed.  I just throw them in the oven 30 minutes before we’re ready to eat.  

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Banana Oat Cookies

Banana Oat Cookies that taste just like banana bread! This healthy, easy to make recipe makes 3 dozen cookies filled with oatmeal, walnuts, and chocolate chips! These cookies are soft and packed with protein and fiber to make the best breakfast or dessert!

Banana Oat Cookies that taste just like banana bread! This healthy, easy to make recipe makes 3 dozen cookies filled with oatmeal, walnuts, and chocolate chips! These cookies are soft and packed with protein and fiber to make the best breakfast or dessert!

What I love: cookies, bananas, banana bread. What I don’t love: overripe, brown bananas. With a bunch of bananas in the kitchen ripening quickly, there’s only one thing to do… make Banana Oat Cookies!

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Chocolate Pretzel Cookies

Chocolate Pretzel Cookies is a easy to make Christmas Cookie recipe.  They taste like soft chocolate sugar cookies in a cute pretzel shape.  Coarse sugar is sprinkled on top.  Recipe makes 20 cookies.

Chocolate Pretzel Cookies is a easy to make Christmas Cookie recipe.  They taste like soft chocolate sugar cookies in a cute pretzel shape.  Coarse sugar is sprinkled on top.  Recipe makes 20 cookies.

Classic Sugar Cookies Recipe

These are one of my all time favorite cookie recipes. They taste just like Sugar Cookies with a classic chocolate spin to them.  You taste a moist cookie with each bite that just melts in your mouth.  After eating a couple cookies, I make my husband take these from me or I will eat them all. I absolutely love them!

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Easy Salisbury Steak

Easy Salisbury Steak recipe that is baked in the oven. This simple dinner uses cans of french onion soup and cream of mushroom soup, along with ground beef and bread crumbs. Includes how to freeze Salisbury steak instructions if you want to make this ahead of time for a freezer meal.

Easy Salisbury Steak Recipe

This easy Salisbury Steak recipe is one of our favorites and reminds me of the classic TV dinner that I used to love as a kid, but this is completely homemade.   

Easy Salisbury Steak recipe that is baked in the oven. This simple dinner uses cans of french onion soup and cream of mushroom soup, along with ground beef and bread crumbs. Includes how to freeze Salisbury steak instructions if you want to make this ahead of time for a freezer meal.

When I find myself with some free time on the weekend, I’ll make 2 or 3 of these meals to put in the freezer so I can grab one when I just don’t have time to cook in the kitchen.   The dish is so popular in my house that instead of groans that frozen meals can get, this one receives a big cheer (and even sometimes requested!).  

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Mashed Potato Patties

These delicious, savory Mashed Potato Patties are crispy on the outside and soft and creamy on the inside. They’re the best way to use up your leftover mashed potatoes and make for a tasty side dish recipe!

These delicious, savory Mashed Potato Patties are crispy on the outside and soft and creamy on the inside. They’re the best way to use up your leftover mashed potatoes and make for a tasty side dish recipe!

It seems that whenever I make mashed potatoes, I always make way too much. No matter how much I’ve tried to calculate and estimate, at the end of the dinner, there’s always a leftover container filled with mashed potatoes. We could just eat them with tomorrow’s dinner, but day-old mashed potatoes aren’t quite as good as fresh.

There are a couple ways to get around this. You could freeze the mashed potatoes to enjoy with another meal. If you’ve got enough leftover potatoes, you could simply add the potatoes to a saucepan and add in milk and stir up a batch of potato soup. Or you could make everyone super duper happy and make some of these easy leftover mashed potato patties.
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Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies are thick, chewy and loaded with chocolate! These cookies are made from scratch and you’ll love how EASY the recipe is! Live dangerously with these irresistible, softest chocolate chip cookies that have a dash of sea salt on top!  One of our favorite homemade cookies to make around the holidays or anytime. 

 Double Chocolate Chip Cookies are thick, chewy and loaded with chocolate! These cookies are made from scratch and you’ll love how EASY the recipe is! Live dangerously with these irresistible, softest chocolate chip cookies that have a dash of sea salt on top!  One of our favorite homemade cookies to make around the holidays or anytime. 

On snowy days I crave these Double Chocolate Chip Cookies. As a kid, Mom would always make me cookies or hot chocolate when I came in from a day of sledding. As an adult, there’s nothing better than a cookie and a cup of tea on a chilly day, especially when it’s a snow day. 

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Tomato Soup with Cauliflower

Easy to make creamy tomato soup with cauliflower recipe, ready in 35 minutes.  This homemade soup uses cans of crushed tomatoes and a whole head of cauliflower to make it a healthy dinner the entire family will love.  No milk needed.

Easy to make creamy tomato soup with cauliflower recipe, ready in 35 minutes.  This homemade soup uses cans of crushed tomatoes and a whole head of cauliflower to make it a healthy dinner the entire family will love.  No milk needed.

The Best Tomato Soup!

My husband, not a tomato soup addict,  went back to the pot 3 times when I made this for dinner.  Needless to say he’s now a tomato soup addict and is asking me when I’m going to make this soup again.   That night for dinner, my 2 year old daughter was licking her lips and demanding “More soup Mommy!”.  

I’m not sure there’s better reviews than that!

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My Clown Family

A little Halloween hello from my clown family to your family!
You know we can’t resist a reason to dress up, so we had to break out the clown costumes and makeup!

Our family dressed up as clowns for Halloween, wearing vintage clown costumes and makeup. Here's some pictures if you need clown costume ideas for your clown family!

Enceladus’s schedule included a few Halloween events happening over the past week, so I was pretty happy when she announced she wanted to be a clown witchy.  What is a clown witchy you ask? Well it’s a clown who rides a broom.    I thought it was brilliant when she told me! 

Our family dressed up as clowns for Halloween, wearing vintage clown costumes and makeup. Here's some pictures if you need clown costume ideas for your clown family!

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Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole

Easy Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole is delicious and only takes 10 minutes to prepare! This loaded casserole recipe is made with Cheddar and Parmesan to make it extra cheesy!  My family declares it one of their favorite side dishes on the holiday table! Low carb friendly. 

Easy Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole is delicious and only takes 10 minutes to prepare! This loaded casserole recipe is made with Cheddar and Parmesan to make it extra cheesy!  My family declares it one of their favorite side dishes on the holiday table! Low carb friendly. 

Ok, we have the 3 C’s here.  Let’s talk about them.

Cheesy – who doesn’t love cheesy dishes (hello Cheesy Green Beans)?  Mozzarella, Cheddar and Parmesan are my favorites for recipes.  And this recipe includes 2 cheeses!
Cauliflower – beautiful cauliflower, fresh from the garden, I love you.  You can’t go wrong with cauliflower, you just can’t!
Casserole – I love casseroles.   You put them inside the oven and magic happens.  That’s the only way I can describe it.

We love this casserole, especially when we can pick the cauliflower straight from the garden.   We love this dish as a meatless Monday meal with crusty bread on the side.   But you can also serve the casserole as a side dish,  it’s perfect to pair with a meat at the holiday table.  

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Rocky Road Brownies

These Rocky Road Brownies are rich and fudgy bars loaded with walnuts and a layer of marshmallow fluff. A decadent treat that’s easy to make and perfect for feeding a crowd.

These Rocky Road Brownies are rich and fudgy bars loaded with walnuts and a layer of marshmallow fluff. A decadent treat that’s easy to make and perfect for feeding a crowd.

You can never go wrong with Rocky Road desserts, I find that sweets such as Rocky Road Ice Cream and Rocky Road Cheesecake are always a hit! With the ooey gooey marshmallow, crunchy nuts and chocolate deliciousness, I always get rave reviews when I serve them at parties.

Brownies are amazing on their own, but when you add a hefty dose of marshmallow fluff to the mix, you end up with a unique and decadent dessert that people go crazy over! I brought these brownies to a party the other night and they disappeared in minutes.

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Halloween Punch

Halloween Punch with funny eyeballs is made so easily with just orange sherbet and 7UP. This spooky drink recipe that kids and adults will love is the perfect addition to Halloween parties! Non-alcoholic. 

Halloween Punch with funny eyeballs is made so easily with just orange sherbet and 7UP. This spooky drink recipe that kids and adults will love is the perfect addition to Halloween parties! Non-alcoholic. 

Halloween is my favorite time of the year! And I can’t believe it’s already right around the corner. If you’re hosting a Halloween party this year or if you’re in charge of bringing the punch to a Halloween get together, I’ve got you set! 

I make different varieties of this punch depending on the occasion, including Halloween, baby or wedding showers, graduations or anytime you need an easy, fun drink to satisfy a crowd.

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Easy Chicken Pot Pie

This recipe for easy chicken pot pie is a creamy mixture of chicken, vegetables and mushroom soup that is topped with a Bisquick flaky crust and baked to a golden brown perfection.

Chicken pot pie is comfort food at its finest, and this version features the most delicious flaky topping made so easily with Bisquick.

This recipe for easy chicken pot pie is a creamy mixture of chicken, vegetables and mushroom soup that is topped with a Bisquick flaky crust and baked to a golden brown perfection.

Chicken pot pie is one of those classic dishes that seems to never go out of style. It also happens to be kid friendly, which of course is always a bonus in my book. This easy chicken pot pie is my version of the classic. The filling is savory and rich, while the simple pie crust is flaky and cooked to perfection.

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Fruity Pebbles Cookies

Fruity Pebbles Cookies made with chocolate pudding are the BEST! This easy recipe is fun to make with kids! I love how each bite has chocolate and Fruity Pebbles cereal in it!Fruity Pebbles Cookies made with chocolate pudding are the BEST! This easy recipe is fun to make with kids! I love how each bite has chocolate bites and Fruity Pebbles cereal in it!

What Makes Fruity Pebbles Cookies So Great?

  • First of all, Fruity Pebbles cereal – who doesn’t love it? That cereal was part of almost everyone’s childhood. Plus, it’s colorful and fun. 
  • Second, chocolate pudding – again, who doesn’t love chocolate pudding? Another childhood staple! The pudding not only tastes delicious, but it makes the cookies moist and creamy!
  • Third, chocolate – enough said. And we’re using both the chocolate pudding and chocolate chips to make these cookies extra chocolaty. 

All three irresistible components are formed into an ooey gooey chocolate cookie that you’re sure to fall in love with.

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Blueberry Bread Stuffing Recipe

Blueberry Bread Stuffing! Traditional homemade vegetarian bread stuffing with sweet blueberries added in! This comes from a Grandma’s vintage cookbook, so you know it’s going to be the best! It’s easy to make and you can even make it ahead of time to freeze!

Blueberry Bread Stuffing! Traditional homemade vegetarian bread stuffing with sweet blueberries added in! This comes from a Grandma’s vintage cookbook, so you know it’s going to be the best! It’s easy to make and you can even make it ahead of time to freeze!

I’m back with another stuffing recipe! So many of you have loved my Amish Potato Stuffing recipe, so I decided to share with you another favorite, Blueberry Bread Stuffing! It obviously does not need to be Thanksgiving to make this stuffing, but it is the perfect Thanksgiving side dish!

This is the perfect side stuffing to accompany a main meat, like chicken or turkey. It’s also the perfect vegetarian side dish because it doesn’t involve any meat products or broths (it’s made with vegetable broth).

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