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Mini Ghosts Chocolate Bark with Candy Corn

Scare up some mini ghosts chocolate bark for the Halloween season. These frightful little mini ghosts chocolate bark are sure to scare up some excitement. Especially when you have your family involved in making them. Working with melted chocolate can be a bit messy, but so much fun when your children are in the kitchen […]

Macaroni and Cheese with Bacon

Back to school with homemade macaroni and cheese It’s back to school this week for Jayson and to celebrate we made macaroni and cheese with bacon.  This is not your traditional box version, our macaroni and cheese is all homemade… and it is certainly worth the effort!   Jayson assisted me in the kitchen as we created this comfort food classic.  […]

S’mores Cookies with Chocolate, Graham, and Marshmallows

S’mores Cookies served warm with melting gooey chocolate and marshmallows It’s just like being at a campfire.  Just take two graham crackers and squeeze melted chocolate and toasted marshmallows between them… Yum!  Only this is less messy, chocolate chunks and crushed graham crackers are baked into the cookie crust.  Then I topped each cookie with more chocolate chunks […]

Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies from Scratch

Homemade chocolate chip walnut cookies are a sweet treat. And why not indulge in something sweet once in a while?  Chocolate chip walnut cookies are easy to make… and with a glass of milk are a joy to eat!  This makes me feel like a kid again.  Every household should have a simple chocolate chip […]

Homemade Hamburger Helper from Scratch

Kid friendly homemade hamburger helper. Easy and kid friendly what more can you ask for?  Well… how about healthy? My homemade hamburger helper answers both of these questions.  And the best part is that my recipe is free of processed ingredients.  This is definitely a concern of mine when I cook for my family.  Now […]

Baked Buffalo Chicken Dip Appetizer

Baked Buffalo chicken dip is your comfort food appetizer. Love the taste of Buffalo wings?  The rich spicy taste that combines the heat from hot peppers with the cool flavors of blue cheese.  What’s not to love about that?  Baked buffalo chicken dip is a tasty appetizer that combines all of the goodness of Buffalo […]

Almond Cranberry Chocolate Bark

Spruce up your holiday with almond cranberry chocolate bark with M&M’s. I love chocolate and this is the time of year to splurge a bit.  My almond cranberry chocolate bark is easy and fun to make.  It’s a great recipe to make with kids too; I had a great time making it with my son.  […]

Chicken Nachos made Kid Friendly

Chicken nachos are a fun and easy appetizer. I love making chicken nachos!  The taco seasoning adds the right amount of spices and heat to create a very flavorful chicken topping.  The ingredients are simple and you certainly can have fun making any changes that suit your tastes.  I chose tortilla chips that were deep blue […]

Peeps Rice Marshmallow Treats with Fruit

Peeps rice marshmallow treats are a fun snack for spring. That’s exactly what I was looking for when I developed these peeps rice marshmallow treats.  I wanted to create a dish that was colorful, fun, and surprisingly delicious.  Marshmallow peeps provided the spring colors; cutting the treats into assorted shapes made them more fun to eat; and dried fruit added a wonderful layer of flavor.  […]

Asian Marinated Chicken Wings

Asian marinated chicken wings are juicy and fall off the bone delicious! Are you in the mood for comfort food?  I have no doubt that this dish will fill the bill…over and over again!  You can believe it when I say that I could sit and eat these wings for days…except they never last long enough.  […]

Hamburger Goulash with Tomato Sauce

Hamburger goulash is a great family meal; it’s a dish that serves many. Hamburger goulash is a one pot dish that’s chock full of goodness, and it seems to have been around forever.  It’s easy to make and easy to please, so it’s a great recipe to add to your collection.  Whole wheat grain pasta, […]

Chocolate Dipped Cake Balls

Chocolate dipped cake balls are a sweet dessert for your next holiday party. Do you want something sweet and have a craving for chocolate?  Then I have an idea for you.  Try my chocolate dipped cake balls!  These bite sized treats are as fun to make as they are to eat.  First decide what type of […]

Candy Apples with Spicy Cinnamon

These candy apples have a spicy cinnamon taste… Wow!  These hot and fiery candy apples brought memories of my childhood to mind as the aroma of the spicy red candy syrup filled my kitchen .  I used Atomic Fireballs to make these treats, for color and spicy cinnamon flavor that I loved as a child   […]

Cinnamon Caramel Apples with Peanuts

Cinnamon caramel apples are just not for kids… But who are we kidding…there is a kid in all of us!  I just felt that the classic caramel apple recipe needed to be updated for a more adult taste.  Cinnamon adds a spicy, vibrant flavor to almost anything you combine it with; and who doesn’t love cinnamon […]

Mini Pretzel Hotdogs with Bacon

Mini pretzel hotdogs are the perfect kid-friendly appetizer. Just ask my son Jayson!  Let’s face it, kids have their own ideas when it comes to what good food is, and my son is no exception.  In fact, Jayson was the inspiration for this kid-friendly recipe. When deciding which foods to use for this new creation, […]

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