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How to cook a meatloaf the kids will love!

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Believe it or not my kids actually love meatloaf! No, they are not aliens from another planet. What is my secret? How do I get them to eat meatloaf? I let them help make it and I use one of their favorite foods in the mix, Goldfish® crackers.

How to make mini meatloaves with Goldfish Crackers

How to cook a meatloaf the kids will love!

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Gluten Free Quick Frittata Recipe with Tuna


If you have to or want to be both gluten free and dairy free then you know it can be a challenge to figure out what’s for dinner. More restrictions and limitations on your diet means you need to be even more creative when you are trying to create something new that everyone will eat.

Quick Frittata Recipe with Tuna is an easy gluten-free, dairy-free dinner

A great tuna frittata starts with quality tuna. I love Bumble Bee® Solid White Albacore Tuna because from the moment you open the can you can see that you have quality tuna. The tuna has a firm texture, light color, and tastes fresh.  Continue reading

January 6, 2016

Simple Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole Recipe

Simple Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole Recipe

Looking for a simple and easy weeknight dinner idea? Look no further than my simple loaded mashed potato casserole recipe! I hope you enjoy!

Simple Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole Recipe

You guys, just last week we were all complaining that it didn’t feel like winter time (it was about 70 degrees!) and mother nature must have heard all the fuss because it is a balmy 25 degrees this morning. Can I take back what I said about the warm temps? Ha! On a cold day like today, I like to think of a simple recipe that is warm, filling, and easy to make. So I wanted to share with you one of my favorite, which is my simple loaded mashed potato casserole recipe! The great thing about this recipe is that it makes a great main dish, side dish, or potluck dish! Continue reading

November 5, 2015

Low Calorie Chicken Nachos Recipe

Low Calorie Chicken Nachos Recipe

Low Calorie Chicken Nachos Recipe

Low Calorie Chicken Nachos-We are not a big sports family, but there is one sport we do get really into, is UFC. What goes great with watching people get knocked it? Nachos! Nachos are a great meal for anyone that is watching sports. I’m not sure why, but it just fits! Nachos are normally not the best choice for someone who is trying to eat a little healthier, but thanks to this Awesome Cook This, Not That book, I can not enjoy some yummy nachos for only 330 calories! Yes, you read that correctly. And these aren’t any boring nachos, these are full of flavor, a little kick of spice, and super feeling Low Calorie Chicken Nachos! You are going to love them!Continue reading

October 22, 2015

Cauliflower Alfredo Pasta Recipe

Cauliflower Alfredo Pasta Recipe

Cauliflower Alfredo Pasta Recipe #HealthyPastaMonth

As a busy mom who is trying to get fit and eat a little healthier, finding dinner solutions can be challenging. I want something that is quick (because chances are, we have been at soccer practice, or other school activities), tastes great, and most importantly, healthy. When it comes to eating healthy, I want it to be a whole family affair. My daughter looks over nutrition facts with me while cooking, and we always cook at least one meal a day together. One of her favorite foods is pasta. There are a few ways to lighten up pasta, and today I’m going to show you a simple way to enjoy a filling and flavorful pasta, that is healthier than it’s traditional counterpart while being just as yummy. Would you like to learn how to make my Cauliflower Alfredo Pasta Recipe? Great! Let’s get started!Continue reading

October 21, 2015

Vegetable Beef Soup Recipe

Vegetable Beef Soup Recipe
vegetable soup recipe

 Fall is such a busy time for our family. With horseback riding, flag football, and homework, every afternoon and evening is filled with somewhere to be or something to do. For a hectic fall schedule, leftover makeovers are a must. With a little planning, I am able to feed my family healthy, home-cooked meals every night.

First, I noted the nights we would be eating early in order to get to practice on time. On those nights (Wednesday & Thursday), I needed extra-quick meals. So, those nights had to be leftover makeover nights. With that in mind, here’s what the menu looked like:

Monday: roast beef & green beans with corn
Tuesday: pork chops & brown rice with butter beans
Wednesday: veggie beef soup
Thursday: pork fried rice
Friday: pizza night

Cooking a little extra of the main dish at the beginning of the week provided me with the leftovers I needed to throw together quick meals in the middle of the week when we are the busiest. The leftover roast beef, green beans, and butter beans became veggie beef soup. The leftover pork chops became pork fried rice.

Give this method a try the next time you know you have a harried week coming up. Sit down for a couple minutes and plan out your meals. It will save you time and frustration on the nights that you really don’t have time to think about “What’s for supper?”

Vegetable Beef Soup recipe

Veggie Beef Soup

  • 2 (14.5 oz) cans chopped tomatoes, undrained
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 envelope dry onion soup mix
  • Leftover roast beef cut into bite-size pieces (approx. 1 ½ cups)
  • Leftover or frozen mixed veggies (corn, butter beans, green beans, carrots) (approx. 2 cups)
  • 2 c. frozen hash brown potatoes or cubed red potatoes
  • 1 t. beef boullion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1-2 t sugar (to taste)
  • Black pepper to taste

Combine first 8 ingredients in Dutch oven and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer 20-30 minutes. Add sugar and pepper to taste. Simmer 5 minutes more. Serve with apple slices and crostini*.

Crostini…for a fun “topper” to this or other soups, thinly slice a stale French baguette. Spread in an even layer onto a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with garlic salt. Toast in a 350 degree oven 8-10 minutes or until browned.

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