SLOW COOKER Beef Stew with Marsala Cooking Wine made in the crockpot in 6 hours! This easy recipe is packed with vegetables creating a full classic meal perfect for holiday entertaining or a family meal. My husband declares this one of the best dinners!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Holland House.All opinions are my own.
This is one of my family’s favorite Slow Cooker Meals. We always break out our crockpot when cold weather hits because I love being able to make a delicious meal for my family that I know is going to warm up their bellies!
Easy Cinnamon Rolls recipe ready in 12 minutes! Use refrigerated biscuits to make homemade Cinnamon Rolls with a powdered sugar icing that your kids will fall in love with! These Cinnamon Rolls are quick and delicious – perfect for Saturday morning breakfast.
Easy Cinnamon Rolls
On a scale of 1-10 on the yummy scale, these cinnamon roll muffins are a 11. Watch out, I might fight you for them!
One afternoon I was craving cinnamon rolls. It seemed like everywhere I looked I saw a cinnamon roll on twitter, on the street, in a window, and every time I closed my eyes. All I wanted was a cinnamon roll, ok maybe I wanted two, but I wanted them quick.
EASY Step by Step Instructions on how to make Fresh Pumpkin Puree from Pumpkins! You can use any type of pumpkin for this. Pumpkin Puree can be used in cooking and baking year round! Use this for pumpkin cookies, pies, cakes, pancakes and more!
So if you grow your own pumpkins, or will be getting a pumpkin in October to decorate your house with, you can use that pumpkin for much more than making your home extra beautiful (pumpkins are lovely, they brighten up everything). You can also eat them!
There is delicious pumpkin puree waiting for you inside every single pumpkin wishing you would cut it open and scoop it into brownie mix. Trust me, they tell me this. My pumpkins talk to me, what they don’t talk to you?
Easy Pumpkin Puree
Pumpkin puree is so easy to make! The hardest part is the emotional attachment of cutting your pumpkin in half. I always tell myself I’m going to be strong then I end up almost crying and taking goodbye pictures with it. I always always talk to my pumpkins during this process, I just want them to know it’s going to be ok when I cut them up and put them into the oven to bake then process them until it’s smooth.
Easy and fluffy Apple Pancakes recipe! This is one of my family’s favorite breakfast meals because it tastes like apple pie! I always make this quick recipe during apple picking season!
Apple Cinnamon Pancakes
What’s not to love about these easy to make pancakes? They’re easy to make, fluffy to serve and delicious because they taste just like apple pie!
The recipe uses 1 cup of finely chopped apples that gets mixed in with the batter. This guantees that each bite has a little bit of apple in it! During the Fall, I love the combo of apple and cinnamon, so these pancakes are so delicious to me!
SLOW COOKER Green Beans Recipe with Tomatoes! This easy recipe cooks fresh green beans, tomatoes, potatoes and bacon in a crock pot for 4 hours. This is a healthy dish makes for delicious vegetable side dishes that you can serve over rice or as a side dish to chicken or Thanksgiving holiday dinners. This has been become one of families favorite healthy thanksgiving recipes!
Vegetable Side Dishes
With the garden season almost complete for the year, I constantly want to come up with new recipes to try, especially those that will make yummy vegetable side dishes. With pounds of green beans and potatoes just dug up, I wanted to create an easy meal that could use all of them.
At my home, vegetable side dishes are quite popular with the entire family – adults and kids. So, I decided to create a rainbow side dish with all these veggies that everyone would love!
Easy Peanut Butter Christmas Sugar Cookies recipe! This is a homemade cookie recipe, just like Grandma used to make! These cookies are decorated with sugar sprinkles on top! These are the best cookies for families, cookie exchanges and kids!
Christmas Sugar Cookies Recipe
There’s 48 days until Christmas, but who’s counting? Ok, I am! To get you in the holiday spirit I wanted to share with you one of my favorite holiday cookie recipes, Peanut Butter Christmas Sugar Cookies.
These are everything a sugar cookie should be: soft, chewy, melts in your mouth and delicious. I love soft cookies like my Cream Cheese Christmas Cookies, but I love these even more because they’re made with peanut butter!
To make them fun for the holidays, I added green sugar sprinkles on top of each one. These are perfect for serving your family, giving as a gift and of course Santa loves them! And I mean SANTA really loves them (wink, wink!).
CREAMY and HEALTHY Sweet Pepper Soup! This easy dinner recipe combines sweet peppers with chicken broth and rice. This gluten-free recipe is easy to make and can easily be turned vegetarian by using vegetable broth. This is the perfect soup for using up a bunch of peppers! Make sure to serve with some crusty Italian bread!
Sweet Pepper Soup
I was craving fresh soup a few nights ago so I came up with this Sweet Pepper Soup recipe. I was going to make my typical stuffed pepper soup but I wanted something more creamy. This soup tastes fantastic with fresh sweet peppers, and it’s absolutely gorgeous to loook at!
The recipe calls 1.5 pounds of sweet peppers and 1 jalapeno pepper. The jalapeno pepper adds a tiny bit of kick, but not too much heat at all. In fact, even with the jalapeno pepper, this soup is completely family friend for adults and kids.
This soup is delicious, definitely a year round favorite especially in the Fall months when we’re craving a big bowl of soup! It’s the perfect soup to use up a overabundance of peppers if you have them too!
If you have any leftovers (I doubt you will – it’s that good!) you can easily freeze this soup to serve later on. We love this soup so much I will often make 2 batches – one to serve for dinner, and one to freeze.
Easy to make fruit puree pouches – perfect for baby and toddler! My daughter is anemic, so I came up with this Spinach Sweet Potato Fruit Pouch recipe to give her more Iron Rich foods! She loves these!
Food for Anemic Toddlers
When we went to our 15 month old doctor’s appointment, we found out that Enceladus was anemic and that she needed more iron rich foods in her diet. She was drinking too much milk, which was causing iron not to be absorbed.
Iron Deficiency is fairly common with toddlers, especially when they drink a large amount of milk everyday. On average, doctors say toddlers shouldn’t have more than 24 ounces of milk, but even at 16 ounces of milk a day Enceladus was anemic.
Always being one to try to naturally cure things, I came up with this Spinach Sweet Potato Fruit Pouch, which helped her get her iron levels to where they needed to be!
Leafy dark greens are one of the best sources of iron, such as spinach or kale. If you wanted to substitute kale for spinach in this recipe, go for it! I find that spinach works for taste and in general, kids love it in fruit puree! Sweet Potatoes are a great iron rich food too, so that’s why I’m including both spinach and sweet potatoes!
Cheesy Broccoli Stuffing Casserole recipe made with Stove Top! This is one of my family’s favorite Stove Top Stuffing Recipes to make! This is a easy dish made with frozen vegetables, cream of chicken soup, rice and Velveeta cheese! It’s one of my favorite meals to make with Leftover Thanksgiving stuffing!
Leftover Stuffing Recipe
Are you asking yourself “What to do with leftover stuffing?”? This is one of my favorite dishes to make with leftover stuffing! No matter what stuffing you have, just follow the recipe and add your own stuffing! It makes for a great casserole a few days after Thanskgiving when you’re sick of turkey!
What’s one of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving? No, not the pumpkin cream pie. And no, not watching A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. Although I love both of those. My favorite is…..
Oh baby, I love leftovers!
It’s like Thanksgiving for a week straight! Each night is turkey in new ways, mashed potatoes on the side and plenty of vegetables. One night it’s turkey sandwiches covered in homemade gravy. The next night is Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday again. And then comes the casseroles.
What do do with leftover stuffing?
This Cheesy Broccoli Stuffing Casserole is my favorite Stove Top Stuffing Recipes! Not only does it make a perfect side dish for holiday meals, bu it’s the ultimate leftover meal using a bunch of stuffing. And what else do I love about leftovers? Saving money. Thanksgiving dinner is great because it’s literally 1 meal that feeds you for the next week.
This casserole besides being cheesy and delicious and mouthwatering and made of dreams (I like it, ok!) only has a few ingredients. There’s stuffing, frozen corn and broccoli, cream of chicken soup, white rice and cheese.
PAMELA’S Slow Cooker Pork Chili is made with BACON and SAUSAGE! This pork chili is one of the easiest crockpot recipes with diced tomatoes and beans! If you’re looking for dinner ideas to make as your family’s favorite comfort food dinners, then this it! Ready in 6 hours on LOW. Serve with shredded cheese and a big piece of crusty bread!
With the temperatures feeling like single digits, I’ve been craving a nice (big!) bowl of warm chili. But without having to put too much energy into it! That’s when I start looking for dinner ideas that involve my favorite kitchen tool- the crockpot.
I decided to up my chili game one notch and create Pamela’s Pork Chili filled with bacon and sausage! Doesn’t it look delicious? It tastes it too!
EASY Halloween Stuffed Mummy Peppers recipe for parties and kids! These mummies only require 3 ingredients and make the cutest appetizer for a party! This is one of my favorite Halloween food ideas! Thank you Cacique® for sponsoring this post. Visit your local grocery store to pick up your fave Cacique® product for a delicious dinner tonight!
Halloween Recipes for Kids
I am so excited to share these Halloween Mummy Peppers with you because they are so cute, I’m not sure I can handle keeping them a secret anymore! So here they are!
They’re so cute, right? And even better, they are so easy to make! If you’re looking for the perfect finger food recipe for Halloween parties – then look no further!
EASY Moist Banana Muffins Recipe made with yogurt! These healthy muffins only need 2 tablespoons of butter and 1/4 cup brown sugar! My entire family thinks these are the best muffins for breakfast and dessert!
These banana muffins might be my proudest baking moment this Fall – they’re so soft and delicious! They’re made with simple ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen! The addition of yogurt in the batter makes them moist and tasty. They have become my favorite breakfast and afternoon snack (to be served with some tea/coffee as an afternoon “pick me up!”).
Not only can yogurt be your favorite breakfast food, but did you know you can easily combine it into baking to make baked foods lighter? That’s right, think moist cakes, cookies and muffins – all good candidates to make with yogurt! Because these are banana muffins, I used Stonyfield Organic Banilla yogurt which has the perfect combination of banana and vanilla for this dessert!
Real Mom Review of the Lotus Travel Crib, the lightweight pack and play that makes flying and airports so easy! Great for toddlers and babies! Trust me you need this!
The Best Pack and Play
When we were looking for a “pack and play”, I found that none of them were fitting our needs. We wanted something light, easy to travel with, and honestly, I wanted something that matched our modern apartment aesthetic. What’s a girl got to do to get a travel crib that doesn’t have hideous prints on it?
Yes, let’s get my favorite feature out of the way. If you’re going to travel with this, from airport to hotel, and everything in between, you can wear this in bookbag style. I can easily wear this and get through airport security while carrying a toddler, so you can too.
HEALTHY 7 Layer Taco Dip is easy to make with tomatoes, corn, lettuce, pinto refried beans, green pepper, and cheese! Ready in 10 minutes! This Mexican dip is made without cream cheese or ground beef! Serve hot or cold! This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mission®. All opinions are entirely my own.
7 Layer Taco Dip
I can eat this 7 Layer Taco Dip with a spoon, it’s that good. But I would suggest serving it with Mission Organics® Yellow Corn Tortilla Chips instead, so you don’t scare your guests away! This Taco Dip is always a favorite at parties! Why? Because it’s delicious and packed with real seasonal vegetables!
Healthy Taco Dip Recipe
September is Organic Harvest Month, a time to discover new organic recipes! Organic recipes benefit you, your family, your community and the planet so it’s a fun time to support your local food co-cop, farmers market or backyard garden! Not only is this dip tasty, you can also make it 100% organic along with your tortilla chips!
EASY Halloween Guacamole Dip recipe – perfect for healthy Halloween appetizers and party food! This homemade recipe uses fresh avocados and canned diced tomatoes. Provides DIY tutorial on how to make spiderwebs with sour cream!
Halloween Party Food
Are you looking for a spooky dip for your Halloween party? Look no further! You’re going to love this classic guacamole dip with sour cream spiderwebs on top! And don’t worry – this Halloween guacamole dip is easy to make! I even include a spiderweb tutorial video below to follow along!
If you’re anything like me, then you love guacamole! This homemade guacamole dip is a classic recipe, made with fresh avocados and diced tomatoes. To make it super easy if you’re low on time, the recipe calls for canned diced tomatoes – some you use in the dip, and some you use to decorate the top. I like using RO*TEL diced tomatoes & green chilies because it gives extra flavor.
No Bake Pumpkin Cream Pie recipe! This pie is so easy to make! Ingredients include instant Pudding, Cool Whip, and pumpkin puree. Try this for Thanksgiving dessert instead of the usual pumpkin pie!
No Bake Pumpkin Cream Pie
“It’s too early for pumpkin” is one statement you’ll never hear me say; Never ever. It’s always time for pumpkin, always. That’s why I start the day with these Pumpkin Pancakes and end the day with this No Bake Pumpkin Cream Pie! Hah.
Because I have so much pumpkin love, we grow pumpkins twice a year. We have a few to harvest in the Summer and a few to pick in Fall. Fall’s pumpkins are already planted and have started to produce a few flowers.
We planned to have 2 pumpkin plants but somehow we have 10. I say “somehow” because the truth is, this is my doing. I always want more pumpkins so I saved all the seedlings and secretly planted them. Surprise, a rooftop pumpkin patch! A dream comes true (I hope!)
Let’s make our parks safe for our kids! Learn more about how you can receive a $5,000 donation to make your community playing field organic! This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Stonyfield® FIELDS Initiative.
I’m back with more on StonyFIELD’s biggest mission! If you read my previous post, you’ll know Stonyfield wants to make every field in America organic by stopping the unsafe use of harmful pesticides on our kids playing fields and parks. Don’t you feel great knowing that some companies really care about you? That’s why we always buy Stonyfield yogurt!
We really do always buy Stonyfield yogurt, but that’s beside the point. The big point is that when I was made aware that playing fields and playgrounds were sprayed with pesticides I was pretty shocked. So shocked that I contacted my city council people that day asking them about the play areas that Enceladus frequents.
Thankfully, our usual playgrounds and parks in Brooklyn are safe, but unfortunately not everyone is so lucky. That’s why I really wanted to share this with you, from one mom to another.
If you follow me on social media, then you know the park is our weekend spot. Enceladus, literally drags us to the park, ready to play.
Homemade Chinese Wonton Soup recipe that’s authentic and easy to make! The wontons are made from scratch and the dumplings are filled with pork. It tastes just like your favorirte Chinese restaurant soup but much more healthy for you!
I met Matthew during my first few weeks at Art School in Pittsburgh in 2002. Months later, we were dating. Months after that, we moved in (with Essy!). 15 years later, we’ve changed locations, added a few furry and human children to the family, and are still doing out art together. What else do we do together? We cook in the kitchen.
Wonton Soup Recipe (That’s easy to make!)
I would say that I cook the majority of the meals that we eat for dinner, but once in a while Matthew cooks up dinner and it’s always delicious. One recipe he’s really into and made it his goal to perfect was homemade wonton soup.
Wonton soup is a favorite of ours and is one of the most popular things we order from Chinese takeout (besides chicken and broccoli!), but we wanted to make it ourselves, including making the wontons from scratch.
Matthew was on a wonton kick for a few weeks, where he spent many nights in the kitchen rolling dough and trying different filler contents to add to the wontons. I have to say this recipe is the real deal and it receives a 10/10 on the “I Love You!” scale.
Also, it tastes JUST LIKE the Chinese restaraunt – but so much more healthier because it’s homemade!
Need some healthy breakfast ideas? Start your day with this Cheesy Jalapeno Omelet, one of the best Keto Recipes to boost you up! This is one my yummiest and budget-friendly keto recipes. #breakfast #keto
The truth is that I made this Cheesy Jalapeno Omelet for the first time in June. It was when the jalapeno plants in the garden started exploding with peppers all over. And then after I tasted it for the first time I knew I had to share the recipe with you guys.
Now it’s October and the recipe is finally here. What took me so long? Well, I’ve been eating these Cheesy Jalapeno Omelets nonstop!
This new keto diet has pushed us to our limits, trying out Keto Recipes and turning to the new healthy can be difficult when we don’t know which recipes actually qualify as keto recipes. Whether it is cauliflower casserole or this cheesy jalapeno Omelet, I’m digging out new Keto Recipes each day. And this recipe makes for a great breakfast!