Christmas is just around the corner and to a few in my family that means Eggnog is in the store. I thought it would be fun to make some Eggnog Cookies. These cookies have eggnog in the cookie as well as in the icing. This easy recipe was quick to prepare and make. I like using a small cookie scoop because not only does it make more cookies but I do not have half eaten cookies laying around to finish later.
Just a few hints:
Make sure you use butter, not margarine.
Dough can be ...
Whenever I make these Candied Pecans we cannot stop eating them. They have a light sugary coating that goes well in a salad on a pie or with candied yams for Thanksgiving. This is an easy recipe to put together. It does take a little time to bake and stir every 15 minutes so the nuts do not burn, but it gives you time to sip some hot chocolate.
Package these delicious candied pecans up and deliver them as thank you gifts or neighbor gifts. Your friends will be asking you for the recipe...
Roasted Balsamic Vegetables
Side dishes are often times over looked, especially at my house. This is an easy recipe but you need to plan ahead to let the vegetables marinade for the best flavor. The balsamic vinegar and the caramelization from roasting adds a sweetness to the vegetables. It is easy to switch out these vegetables for those in season at different times of the year.
Just a few tips:
Lining the baking pan with foil helps with an easy clean up.
Try cooking this in a grill basket.
Go ahead and ...
Crock Pot Baked Potatoes & Giveaway
If you need to have a quick meal when you get home or want to free up oven space for your Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter meal, cooking potatoes in the crock pot is a great solution. I love using potatoes because they are cheap and can compliment almost any meal. When I think of easy recipes including potatoes I immediately think of crock pot baked potatoes. The potatoes can be prepared in the morning and will be ready for lunch or dinner depending on your setting.
Crock Pot Baked ...
Easy Creamed Corn
Easy Creamed Corn is a favorite side dish. This easy recipe can be made along with the rest of the meal or make it in the morning and throw it in the crock pot to warm and thicken. Bring this to a large gathering to impress your friends.
Just a few tips:
If you want to use frozen corn put it in a colander and run some hot water over it for a minute to thaw.
If you use fresh corn cobs make sure you run the back of the knife over the cut area of the cob to extract the corn juice. It ...
Crock Pot White Chicken Chili
I woke up today with snow falling from the sky. What a good day to make Crock Pot White Chicken Chili. This is an easy recipe where everything can be added in the crock pot, frozen chicken included, turn it on low and let it cook all day. Just before serving pull out the chicken, shred, then return to the crock pot. My kids love adding a few extra ingredients to top the chili in their own bowls. It is a great way to customize the chili to their own tastes. Serve this with some delicious ...
When you have a great soup or chili on a cold, rainy day all that is missing is a great slice of bread or a fluffy, moist cornbread. This is an easy recipe because it takes 35 minutes from start to finish. The ingredients are common, perhaps already in your pantry. Try out our Ham and Cheese Potato Soup, Crockpot Chicken Taco Soup, or Fresh Pea or Cauliflower Soup.
Just a few tips:
I love using a cast iron skillet for this recipe. Preheat the skillet as you preheat the oven. The ...
Ham and Cheese Potato Soup
When the weather changes and starts to become cold soup is always one of those comfort foods we enjoy. This easy recipe, Potato Soup, is also great to have the day after a big ham meal such as Thanksgiving or Christmas. The leftovers can be chopped and added in to create a delicious soup. My girls always ask for more ham!
Just a few tips:
When I cook bacon I save the bacon grease to use for later. I always have a stash in my freezer! For this recipe I pull out some of that saved ...
Raspberry Sweet Rolls
Sweet rolls is a special treat in our home. The prep time is a little long (most of it is rising time) so I don't make them very often. Honestly I would love to make them all the time because they are that good, but then I would eat them and that isn't great. Christmas day is one of those special times where cinnamon rolls are a must. They are requested by my girls each year.
Because of our abundance of raspberries this year I have been making a lot of easy recipes with raspberries; ...
Creamy Chicken with Vegetables
When soccer and volleyball season are in full swing we are going every night. My girls get home from school and have a 30 minute break, then it is off to the races. We are bouncing from one place to another usually doing homework in the car. When we do come home it is either for a short window or it is late and everyone is grumpy because they are hungry and tired. These are the nights when I need a super quick easy recipe. This Creamy Chicken with Vegetables can be put together so quickly I ...
Mini Sausage Frittata
I'm happy to be working with Johnsonville to bring you this Mini Sausage Frittata recipe. This breakfast recipe takes a little longer to cook because I like my hash browns crispy. Most of your time is waiting for the fritatas to bake which makes the preparation simple which means this an easy recipe.
All of my kids LOVED this recipe. After just a couple bites they told me we needed to make this again. This was a home run! They especialy loved the sausage in the middle!
I have found ...
Raspberry Cream Cheese French Toast
We are having raspberry everything in my house right now and I love it! I have been picking about 2 cups from my raspberry bushes each day. We have more on the vines but those end up in my kids mouths before we make it to the kitchen! Our Homemade Raspberry Syrup as well as this Raspberry Cream Cheese French Toast are easy recipes. This is an overnight french toast recipe or if you love breakfast for dinner just prepare this early in the morning.
Before you start making this Raspberry ...
Chocolate Turtle Cake
Sometimes I need an easy recipe that is also quick to make. This Chocolate Turtle Cake is one of those recipes. I always seem to have a cake mix in my pantry as well as a variety of chips and nuts. Add a can of evaporated milk and stick of butter and you have everything you need.
This recipe uses my favorite cake mix, german chocolate! Mix the melted butter with the cake mix and evaporated milk.
Put half of the cake mixture into your pan and cook for 10 minutes. Pull it out of ...
Homemade Raspberry Syrup
Raspberries hold a special place in my heart. When I was little the raspberries grew on the side of our house. I would jump over the side of the front porch to pick. Each time I went out I would come back with a huge bowl! When my kids go to Grandma and Grandpa's house they like to have their snack outside in the garden. The main thing they eat are raspberries - which Grandma calls "candy" because they are so sweet. This year at my house we have an abundance of raspberries. I have been freezing ...
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 ...
Crockpot Chicken Taco Soup
When we have a busy night with so many things going on dinner is always an easy recipe which usually means something from the slow cooker such as this Chicken Taco Soup. I love spending just a few minutes in the morning and then reaping the reward hours later when the chaos is in full swing. I always feel like a good mom when I can feed my family left at home while I am in the car driving other kids.
This chicken taco soup is full of flavor. My favorite part of this recipe is the mexican ...
My kids love helping me in the kitchen. My 2 year old is my biggest help right now--sometimes a little too helpful if you know what I mean! My kids love creating recipes. Working with Johnsville Sausage we have created an easy Sausage and Egg Breakfast Quesadilla that kids can make because my kids will eat anything wrapped in a tortilla.
The hardest part of this recipe is the sausage. But fear not! I want to tell you about Johnsonville Fully Cooked Sausage. All the hard work is done. No ...
Taco Skillet Dinner
Our busy season has already started! We have soccer, piano, volleyball and gymnastics at night during the week making it hard for dinner. Only some of us are home for dinner or we are eating in the car on the way or between places. For the next 8 weeks dinner time at my house is crazy and hard. Crock pot meals make easy recipes as well as one dish meals. One of our favorite one dish meals is this Taco Skillet Dinner.
This taco skillet dinner is so versatile. It can be eaten on a bed of ...
Easy Peach Pie
It is peach season! One of my trees is producing large beautiful peaches that are ready to be picked. My girls helped me pick a few and wanted to make an easy recipe. We decided to make Easy Peach Pie. This recipe can be prepped and in the oven within 15 minutes! The peaches can easily be prepared by using a trick I'll share, the butter/flour/sugar mixture is combined in a food processor and the crust is premade. Put it all together and it is ready to cook. The cooking and cooling time is ...
Grilled Potatoes and Mushrooms in Foil
Grilled potato recipes are some of our summertime easy recipes. Potatoes are cheap and versatile which makes great side dish. Grilled Sweet Potatoes in Foil, Dill Grilled Potatoes in Foil, and Herbed Sweet Potatoes are some of our favorites.
Some of us like mushrooms, while others are not so fond of them. We occasionally cook with them and this is one of those occasional recipes.
4 potatoes, sliced
5 small mushrooms, sliced
1/4 yellow onion, diced
Lime Grilled Chicken Breast
I'm always on the lookout for quick dinner recipes. Chicken recipes are even better! Sometimes I need a last minute chicken recipe because it was a busy day and I didn't plan dinner. I love lime and pretty much anything. This recipe is great because I have everything on hand. I open my pantry and measure out the few ingredients and dinner is halfway done! This grilled chicken breast recipe marinates while the grill is heating up.
Little Chef A has been helping out a lot with the cooking ...
In the summer we grill a lot of chicken, steak and fish. This Avocado Compound Butter is an easy recipe that can be made in advance. When you pull your meat off the grill place a slab of butter on top and watch it melt.
We had a bunch of avocados that were all ripe at the same time. I needed to find something to do with them all so they would not be wasted. We could only have homemade guacamole two days in a row. I created a compound butter that we put on top of Grilled Lime Chicken. ...
Dill Grilled Potatoes in Foil
We are loving the weather and the opportunity to grill. My Little Chefs enjoy helping with easy recipes like these Dill Grilled Potatoes in Foil. The preparation is easy and the clean up is even easier.
I love cooking with potatoes because they are cheap and versatile. Peeling potatoes is an easy task my Little Chefs are able to do. I have so many helpers I have had to buy more potato peelers! I also love cooking in foil packets. Usually packet meals are easy to prepare because ...
Herbed Sweet Potatoes
Whenever I BBQ I always think to myself, what can I cook as a side dish that requires the grill? Why leave a big open space on the grill when you can fill it with something else that smells delicious! Cooking in foil is one of my favorite ways to make easy recipes. All those delicious juices are trapped inside the foil marinating whatever is inside.
Cooking in foil makes clean up a breeze. Just throw away the foil and you have one less pan to scrub. That is always a good thing in my house!...