dinner

When I was pregnant last year, my oldest daughter (age 10 at the time) decided she wanted to learn how to cook some meals on her own. She figured with a new baby in the house, I might need some help in the kitchen. (She was right!) We decided to practice a few slow cooker […]

Mmm…pork roast. This slow cooker pork roast that was found on the M&T Spotlight page is such a great alternative to chicken or beef. Amanda from Amanda’s Cookin’ tells us how to marinate this pork roast, throw it into the slow cooker, and then a few hours later dinner is ready! It’s a great dinner idea for […]

Bruschetta Chicken Pasta

by Rachel on December 29, 2013

There is nothing quite like a big bowl of yummy pasta. It’s the perfect comfort food. I saw this recipe for bruschetta chicken pasta over on the M&T Spotlight page and it instantly made me want to have pasta for dinner! The roasted sweet tomatoes, fresh herbs and spices, and juicy chicken are all in this recipe from […]

We are big fans of mexican food. My kids gobble up tacos, enchiladas, and burritos. For today’s dinner, I’ve partnered up with Butterball to bring you another family favorite recipe for our Turkey Taco Pie. It’s a great way to serve up everyone’s favorite food in a new way, helping to spice things up. Yes, […]

We’re a big camping family. We love the outdoors, sleeping in tents, and cooking up yummy camp food! Planning meals for camping can be a bit tricky, especially with kids. So I like to make it as easy as possible while still eating something really yummy. Chili is the perfect meal for camping and I’ve […]

Summer is a-comin’, and you know what that means? I’m always on a big push to eat healthier and get this body into summer swimsuit shape! I’m actually hosting a “biggest loser contest” with my family – siblings, cousins, etc. So I’m on the road to kick it up a notch -  I’ve got to win […]

When I was a kid there were more than a few meals my mom made that I absolutely hated. One that I absolutely loved was her enchilada pie. So, I’m going old school and bringing back Mom’s Enchilada Pie.  Only this time I’m changing it up a bit. Instead of ground beef, I’m being resourceful […]

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Good Idea: Baking Bacon

by Marie on October 23, 2012

Have you ever baked bacon? I have not and was *wowed* by this tutorial from Katie of Good Life Eats. I’m loving this idea, seems like it will seriously save me some time, leaving more for the eating…BACON!! Here are a few yummy bacon recipes I’ve been wanting to try: Bacon Potato Salad from Oh […]

I use my slow-cooker several times a week. I’m always cooking up a double batch of beans or making chicken. I haven’t made many casserole-type recipes in my slow-cooker, but I was intrigued when I saw a recipe for slow-cooker lasagna in a favorite catalog. I was totally willing to give it a try with […]

It’s too hot to turn on the stove or oven.  So we’ve been eating a lot of salad this summer.  This one is one that my husband and oldest daughter really love–Antipasto Salad. We’ve enjoyed antipasto platters at various restaurants.  Every corner pizza parlor or deli in our neighborhood in New York had their own version of […]

Our family really likes homemade baked fries.  We used to make them really plain with just salt.  Then we moved to salt and black pepper.  And now we’ve been enjoying flavored salt.  Rosemary and lemon are a perfect combination for homemade fries. That tiny bowl holds the flavorful salt. We’ve been experimenting with making our […]

I love to eat a good salad and spring seems to bring on all kinds of fresh yummy recipes. I’ve found 6 delicious looking recipes for salads from the M&T Spotlight that are perfect for a quick lunch or a yummy dinner. You’re welcome! **Next Week: I’ll be featuring your Yarn Crafts, so share all […]

I’m not ready to go all “Julie-Andrews” on you and start singing about raindrops on roses, whiskers on kittens or the like (truthfully, I’m not really a cat person). But I am happy to extoll on a few of my favorite things (in no particular order): entertaining and saving the planet! The great news is […]

My husband, Josh, does a lot of the cooking at our house. I know, I am a lucky gal:) One of his favorite meals to make and eat is homemade pizza. His favorite pizza is his own creation, BBQ Chicken Deluxe Pizza. The other night he was craving pizza, but we didn’t have time to make […]

I woke up yesterday morning not feeling very well.  My kids have had colds this past week and I wondered if I might not be coming down with something too.  I wanted something warm and comforting.  Polenta is my go-to comfort food.  Whether it’s cold or warm outside, it doesn’t matter–I almost always want polenta. […]

Fennel is in season again. (Hooray!) You might remember the last time I professed my undying love for fennel last winter. In this recipe I’ve left out the orange and paired fennel with beef. It can be intimidating to try something new. And fennel is pretty intimidating, especially if you aren’t sure if you like […]

Cooking for me is about three things. 1) I like to feed my family healthy food, with as little processed products as possible. 2) I like our food to taste good. And 3) I need to be able to cook things as fast as possible! And anything that doesn’t require much planning ahead earns bonus […]

We all could use a little more time in our day, am I right? 5:00pm rolls around and I’m humming and hawing at what to cook for dinner. It takes a good 30-45 minutes to cook chicken, then there is prepping the lettuce and cutting up veggies. I only have 2 arms. As helpful as […]

If I let my husband decide on the dinner menu every night, he would choose pizza. He could eat pizza for every meal and never get sick of it. I like pizza, but not that much. We usually make pizza once a week. We try to mix things up with new crusts, toppings, and sauces. […]

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