Category Archives for "Dinner"

Weight Watchers Mac and Cheese Recipe Only 4 Points!

Lately because of all the snow my little one has been home with me more than normal. Don’t get me wrong, I love spending time with that little girl, but trying to find something for her to eat for lunch besides a sandwich can prove difficult when I’m still trying to get some work done. Recently our family has started doing Weight Watchers so I wanted to make sure I could make something for lunch that we would both enjoy, but not undo our day. Mac and Cheese is my daughters favorite thing to have no matter the time of day so I went in search of a Weight Watchers Mac and Cheese Recipe and found one that was easy to make and tastes exactly like “normal” Mac and Cheese. Your kids will love it and at only 4 Weight Watchers Points you will too! You can also make some Weight Watchers Berry Cobbler Cake to serve as a treat.

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Here is how to make my Weight Watchers Mac and Cheese Recipe

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Pressure Cooker Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

Chicken Cacciatore Pressure Cooker Recipe

It is Thursday night here in Virginia. That can mean only one thing. The same thing that happens each night will happen again it is as inevitable as the weather person saying there is a 50% chance of rain while it is raining outside. I that time of night that has come way to quickly like a wave the broke and you didn’t realize it in time as you are spun in its power as it encompasses you.

It is dinner time. The time when everyone has an opinion but no one but you is willing to cook anything. You have a secret weapon now. You have a pressure cooker and you have answered the question Is a Pressure Cooker Worth It?

Yes, it is on times like tonight only a Pressure Cooker can save you. You need a Pressure cooker recipe that is gluten free, dairy free, egg free. You need a recipe that takes advantage of that sale on chicken. You need a recipe that is Weight Watcher’s friendly. You need a recipe that tastes like this!

I present to you the lifeboat in those crazy waves of life.

You have to try this easy instant pot pressure cooker chicken cacciatore recipe! It's easy to make and so tasty. A healthy dinner recipe for the whole family.

Pressure Cooker Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

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Leftover Turkey and Broccoli Braid Recipe

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Shriners Hospitals for Children® but all opinions expressed here are mine, and I believe it’s important to share their #FireandBurnPrevention campaign to everyone.

Leftovers are a staple in our household but eating the same thing over and over again can get boring. With the holidays here, leftovers are bound to be in abundance. I have started going through my favorite recipes to find new ways to freshen up those leftovers from Thanksgiving. Using my leftover turkey I remade it into one of my favorite recipes, and the best part is no one needs to know it came from leftovers. My leftover turkey broccoli braid recipe makes a great dish to pass at your next potluck. As you are cooking this wonderful meal though, I’d like to remind you to please do not forget to be burn aware!

It’s easy to get distracted this holiday season, with so much going on and so much to do one simple mistake can cause a fire and burn accident.

Shriners Hospitals for Children Be Burn Aware campaign reminds all of us of simple safety tips that could save lives. They have tips and resources available that we can all check out so we’re sure that our homes and families are safe. You can even test your safety knowledge with a five-minute quiz.

Did you know during the holiday activities can increase the risk of house fires and burns due to more cooking, open flames, and decorations?

Shriners Hospitals for Children recently conducted a survey, and it revealed some habits during the holiday season that could lead to serious injury or even death.

It’s easy to get distracted this holiday season one simple mistake can cause a fire and burn accident. Visit Shriners Hospitals for Children Be Burn Aware http://bit.ly/BeBurnAwareSH and test your safety knowledge to make sure you're ready and your home and family are safe #FireandBurnPrevention #ad

1. Don’t leave lit candles unattended. 27% of U.S. adults surveyed admit to leaving lit candles within reach of children. 2. Turn pot handles toward the back of the stove to keep them out of a child’s reach. 25% of Americans surveyed reported that they don’t take this simple action.
3. When you’re cooking, keep a lid or cookie sheet nearby to put out a potential fire.47% of the people who took the survey skip this simple tip.
4. Water fresh-cut trees daily. 45% of Americans surveyed do not water live Christmas trees every day, even though 70% reported they knew they should. A dry tree can ignite in seconds making this one of the deadliest types of fires!
5. Keep trees away from heat sources like fire places, heaters, and candles.
6. Inspect your lights. Replace any that have kinked or frayed wires.

Shriners Hospitals for Children has been a global leader in pediatric burn treatment for decades. Since the 1960s, Shriners Hospitals for Children has provided critical, surgical and rehabilitative burn care to children, regardless of the families, ability to pay. They are the go-to hospital for complex burn care and has pioneered many lifesaving burn care treatments.

Shriners Hospitals for Children goes beyond the limits of traditional medical care to provide social and emotional support programs that encourage children to reach their dreams. They provide all aspects of treatment, including surgery, rehabilitation and psychological support. They have transformed the lives of over 1.3 million kids and is an international health care system of 22 hospitals throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. All care and services at Shriners Hospitals for Children are provided regardless of the families’ ability to pay.

If you know a child Shriners Hospitals for Children may be able to help, have their parent or guardian call 800-237- 5055. To learn more please head over to Shriners Hospitals for Children.

As you are cooking for your wonderful family this holiday season, please make sure to always keep the little ones out of reach and always have your first aid kit ready in case of an accident.

After Thanksgiving, you are always left with turkey, so what now? Here is one of my favorite recipes that I make with my leftover turkey. It is simple and so good! The kids even love it and its filled with broccoli so win, win!

Easy Leftover Turkey and Broccoli Braid Recipe

Got leftover turkey? Remake it into a delicious meal. Check out this Easy Leftover Turkey and Broccoli Braid Recipe

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December 1, 2017

Classic Hoppin John Recipe

 Classic Hoppin John Recipe

Celebrate the new year with this delicious Classic Hoppin John Recipe

 For many years, black-eyed peas have been eaten on New Year’s Day in hopes of bringing good luck in the coming year. Black-eyed peas are traditionally cooked with ham or salt pork, as the hog symbolizes prosperity. Nowadays, we still cook the black-eyed peas with ham or the ham hock because (many times) we have it left over from our Christmas meal. And a Classic Hoppin John Recipe is one of my favorite ways to eat black-eyed peas. Continue reading

October 27, 2017

Easy Meatball Casserole Recipe

This post was sponsored by Carando as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

They say “food is love.” That is why I am cheating on my husband. There I said it. It is only when he isn’t home. I know it doesn’t make it right but who can resist when it tastes so good. The savory Carando meatball casserole recipe that is bursting with flavor is everything a cheat day calls for.

This meatball casserole recipe is the one that your family will keep on asking for. It's so delicious and unbelievably super easy to make.

This is the recipe my kids beg for. The one they clean their room for. The recipe that is so easy to create that even my seven-year-old can whip it up. I just pop it in the oven for him.

I know, I know, it isn’t nice to cheat on your husband with food he can’t eat but do not worry we try to down play how great dinner was when we talk to him. We do not tell him about the Carando meatballs that melt in your mouth or the caramelized cheese that bubbles over the bread.

We just sit down and enjoy the fruits of Peter Carando’s whose passionate story begins nearly a century ago along the cobblestone streets of Torino, Italy. Founder Peter Carando learned the Italian tradition of sausage-making as an apprentice at his local butcher shop. You can taste the flavor in every bite. He set sail for America to begin handcrafting the finest Italian meats this country had ever eaten. To this day, Carando has remained faithful to those recipes – and to the old world craftsmanship that has helped Carando earn its place as one the world’s finest purveyors of Italian deli meats. Those recipes make everything I make with their meatballs better from Carando meatball subs, meatballs and pasta, and to my crowd-pleasing room cleaning meatball casserole.

This meatball casserole recipe only has four ingredients and take less than a half of an hour. I love how easy it is, and it makes the best leftovers ever. You know you can cut out a piece and put it in a container before presenting the meal to your family, so you have lunch for the next day. It is perfectly acceptable. You can also freeze it, and it makes a great casserole to share with people who just had a baby, had a tragedy, or need a hot meal bursting with love.

How to Make a Meatball Casserole

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October 22, 2017

Sausage Rice Pilaf Recipe

Sausage Rice Pilaf Recipe

When I was young, my mother and grandmother would can sausage. Some of you may not know what that means, but it is a way of preserving meat that few people do anymore. Just like canning vegetables and preserving fruits as jams and jellies, my family would can pork tenderloin and sage sausage. The meats were thoroughly cooked, processed in mason jars, and stored in the pantry. Because this meat was already cooked, sausage was the first meat I ever used in preparing supper for my family. I started cooking meals for my family when I was nine years old. I was so proud of myself for being able to prepare supper for my family. Using pre-cooked sausage made this easy for me. The easiest supper for me to make was Sausage Rice Pilaf. All the ingredients were readily available for me to assemble with only stove-top cooking. Now, I realize most of you do not have a supply of canned meat in your pantry, so I’ve re-written my original recipe to include cooking the sausage.

Sausage Rice Pilaf is a savory side dish that is easy to prepare, elegant to serve, and freezes beautifully. Plus, it’s made with rice, that pantry staple we always have on hand and often can be purchased for under .50¢ using the Real Advice Gal principles. Make this dish for your family and serve it with a green salad for an easy supper, or serve it as a side dish on your Christmas table.

Sausage Rice Pilaf

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