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Baked Cheesy Sausage Penne

Baked Cheesy Sausage Penne is ultimate comfort foods. Use penne pasta, italian sausage and lots of mozzerella cheese to make it as cheesy as you want. Dinner is easy on the table within an hour, making for a great weeknight meal. Baked Cheese Sausage Penne This pasta dish is great for a crowd. It can be made within an hour when you have unexpected company. Grab an extra pound of italian sausage and freeze it for your next meal. The other ingredients are more common and probably already in ...

Chicken Broccoli Casserole

I love nights when I can dump and go. This Chicken Broccoli Casserole is one of those easy recipes. The hardest part is cooking and dicing the chicken. To make it even faster use left over chicken or thanksgiving turkey, canned chicken or even rotisserie chicken. The recipe calls for frozen broccoli because it is ready to go, no need to thaw. In fact the extra water makes the sauce a little more soupy which is the way we like it. You are welcome to use fresh broccoli, just make sure to cut ...

Fantastic Thursday #104

Welcome to Fantastic Thursday! I hope you are having a great summer. We only have 3 weeks with year round school so we are taking every opportunity to live it up! Thank you SO much for coming and linking up. I really appreciate your support! If you are looking for a great Chocolate Cake recipe check out Too Much Chocolate Cake, it is delicious! Let's get this party started..........Link up and have fun!!! An InLinkz Link-up

Grilled Margarita Pizza

Funny thing - if I put a traditional pepperoni pizza and Grilled Margarita Pizza next to each other -  10 times out of 10 my Little Chefs would devour the Grilled Margarita Pizza! They love this pizza and I love that it is an easy recipe. What makes this pizza so delicious and fun for the Little Chefs - when they hear that we are having Grilled Pizza for dinner, they run outside to pick fresh Roma tomatoes and basil leaves from our garden! Oh so good. And... is it terrible that as I am writing ...

Steak Challenge: Marinade vs Dry Rub

Summer BBQ's are in full swing!!! And Sunday night dinners, for most families have the traditional post roast and potatoes, not at our house - We prefer STEAK! We have seasoned and prepared our steaks all different ways, some turned out better than others. We wanted to find out for ourselves which way we prefer our stakes. That is when the Steak Challenge: Marinade vs Dry Rub began! The Little Chefs started out with 2 identical steaks - well as close as identical as you can get, they ...

Dutch Oven Baked Beans

Cooking in the dutch oven is something that has been Grandma and Grandpa's job. Recently we decided to let our Little Chefs help in the process. Today we are sharing Dutch Oven Baked Beans. We were all at their cabin for the weekend and let the Little Chefs each take a turn contributing to the entire menu. It was much easier having one Little Chef help at a time instead of all the Little Chefs in the kitchen doing their task all at the same time. I call this controlled chaos! Or...semi ...

Smoked Gouda Sliders

Memorial Day is all about grilling! To our family usually it is the beginning of a warm summer and school coming to an end. This year it still means the beginning of summer and grilling season, school however is another matter. This is a great hands on recipe for Little Chefs. Little Chef A was able to prepare the patties ALL by herself! Combine all the ingredients; ground chuck, kosher salt, pepper, onion powder, grated smoked gouda and worchestershire sauce.   Form the patties ...

Pork Carnitas

Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner. While this recipe was not designed for that purpose, because I forgot, it is good timing though that I finally found a recipe I love for pork carnitas! The best thing I love about this recipe is everything goes into the slow cooker at night and by morning it is done. I can shred the pork before the day really gets crazy. It makes dinner super fast which is necessary on some nights! A pork shoulder (or pork butt roast) is necessary to use. Yes it has ...

Fast & Fantastic Chicken Salad

This is a family recipe that's great to use up your left over chicken. We will purposely cook a couple extra pieces of chicken for a dinner earlier in the week so we will already have my chicken ready to make this Fast & Fantastic Chicken Salad! Or some days, if you are like us - it is 4pm and we are at the store wondering what to make for dinner, we will just pick up a cooked rotisserie chicken - it also makes a delicious chicken salad.  For this recipe, we had a couple extra leftover ...

Kahula Pork

Spring has come and we are starting to get very involved in after school activities. Kahula Pork is a good meal option because you prepare it the night before. When we come home from the activity of the night the house smells good. The rice is started right away and dinner can be on the table in the time it takes for everyone to wash up, set the table and cut some fruits and veggies. The first step is to poke holes in your 6 pound pork shoulder or pork butt roast. Don't worry about ...

Saint Patrick Day Personal Pizza

I try to get my Little Chefs to eat new things all the time, but when it comes to Celebrations and Parties, they hardly expect to eat  Corned Beef or Cabbage, maybe we will try that next year! So, for this Saint Patricks Day, they wanted PIZZA! I had to think, how can we put a St Patrick twist on Pizza?  As my Little Chefs pulled out all their favorite toppings to create their own personal pizza, out came the green pepper....and there was my answer -  how cute would a green pepper four leaf ...

Tempura-Continuing Our Culinary Journey

Tempura was made on the same day we also made Japanese Gyoza. Tempura is something I have made for my Little Chefs however this was the first time they helped make it.  This afternoon of cooking was like musical chairs. Each time I turned around one Little Chef was off playing and another one was at my side wanting to help. First the vegetables and protein were prepared. Cut them in thin slices or "matchstick" size. We used green beans, onion, sweet potato and shrimp. The sweet potato ...

Japanese Gyoza – Our staycation through food

Gyoza is a food my Little Chefs know pretty well. They love talking about places they want to go visit. When I was young we would make Gyoza every so often. I remember it taking a LONG time to make. We had many hands in the kitchen helping, but it still took forever. In our old neighborhood our next door neighbor made these as a family and then sold them to help pay for their kids activities. We would buy some which they made and froze so that we could have them whenever we wanted. That is ...

Grilling on the BBQ in the Winter…..Sure Why Not!

We thought we would mix things up a bit and make a dish that is usually prepared for summer barbeques in the WINTER! And yes, we broke out the BBQ Grill in the winter, with snow on the ground! My Little Chefs thought it was so much fun. We came across this delicious Chicken recipe when a good neighbor of mine brought us dinner one night. Our Chef Dad was out-of-town for work, and she knew that when he is out-of-town, us Chefs take a break from the kitchen and pretty much eat cereal for ...

Danish Puff Pork Chops

I remember eating Danish Puff Pork Chops when I was young. My Little Chefs enjoy this meal occasionally at family dinner with Grandma and Grandpa, cousins...the whole gang! I recently learned my Grandmother used to make this for company when my mom was little. She even made it for my other set of Grandparents when they had a meal together when my parents got engaged. This recipe has history in my family so I wanted to teach it to my Little Chefs. Making danish puff pork chops with my ...

Chicken and Black Bean Green Enchilada Rice Bake

Five Little Chefs - Chicken and Black Bean Green Enchilada Rice Bake   We thought it would be fun to try some recipes from other blogs. The first recipe we are trying is Chicken and Black Bean Green Enchilada Rice Bake from Picky-Palate. The Little Chefs thought they could do this recipe because it is a simple dump recipe with most everything from a can. I like this recipe because it is common pantry items.       The recipe calls for chicken. I thought it would be interesting to ...

Ratatouille

Five Little Chefs - Ratatouille    This Ratatouille recipe was chosen because Little Chef C was watching an episode of Restaurant Impossible where this was made. Our only other experience with Ratatouille is the movie by Disney. The ingredients were gathered, except for the herbes de Provence we didn't find. Luckily, it was an optional ingredient. The eggplant was going to be interesting, we have never had this in our kitchen before!  Next, everything was chopped. This time ...

Lemon Spaghetti

  Little Chef A loves pasta! Lemon Spaghetti by Giada de Laurentiis seemed like a quick meal with not many ingredients.  The pasta cooked by itself, the lemon sauce only needed to be whisked with fresh lemon juice, lemon zest and shredded parmesan cheese. The only thing needed to be cut was the basil. Seems pretty simple, right? That is what I usually think at the beginning as well.  This time it really was the case! The ingredients were gathered. A saucepan with water was put ...

Coriander and Mustard Seed Crusted Salmon

Five Little Chefs - Coriander and Mustard Seed Crusted Salmon   Today's recipe was chosen by Little Chef C, Coriander and Mustard Seed Crusted Salmon fromChef Robert Irvine. We watched an episode of his show, Restaurant Impossible, where he was making over a school restaurant. I think because he was working with High School student chefs my Little Chefs were OVERLY excited and enthrawled. Since viewing this episode every time I ask Little Chef D to do something she responds "Yes, Chef!" ...

Mahi Mahi with Rice

Not too long ago we went to a new restaurant. We ordered, sat down, and started eating when Little Chef C said "Mom, did Chef Robert come here?" I had to laugh. "Did he change this place to make it look nice?" I asked. "No, he didn't come here, this is a new restaurant." It has only been open for a few months if I remember correctly. It still had a "new" look to it. It was very bright with the lights, the huge windows and the colors were vibrant. No wonder she thought Chef Robert fixed this ...