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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 ...

Raspberry Cream Cheese Turnovers

Whenever I pass by the bakery we see the amazing danish pastries. They are flaky and crisp on the outside with a fruit filling. Guess what? Danish recipes are not that difficult when you use frozen puff pastry. When you need a quick and easy recipe to impress make these Raspberry Cream Cheese Turnovers. Raspberry Cream Cheese Turnovers Any dessert or recipe that doesn't require a huge list of ingredients is a good thing. This raspberry cream cheese danish has 5 ingredients. If you are like ...

Coconut Macaroons

Coconut Macaroons are one of my favorite occasional treats. The coconut is toasted on the outside making a crunchy crust while the inside is still soft and chewy. This recipe has only 5 ingredients, including sweetened condensed milk, which you probably already have in your pantry. Coconut macaroons is truly an easy recipe. Coconut Macaroons Just a few tips: I like to use a small cookie scoop to help shape the cookies. Silpat or parchment will both work fine for the cookies to slide ...

Copycat Cinnaburst Bread

We love this Copycat Cinnaburst Bread recipe Great Harvest style. It is soft and delicious, perfect for breakfast or a snack. I love making bread, both yeast and quick breads. Maybe this is because it took me a long time to get it right. I would try again and again because I just couldn't get the yeast right. When I finally figured that out I didn't know how much flour to add because many recipes give a range. After much trial and error, and thrown out bricks that were supposed to be my dinner ...

Brownie Cookies

Brownie cookies are brownies and cookies all in one. If you love the chewy, chocolate corners of the brownie pan you will love these brownie cookies. This from scratch recipe is easy and fast. You will need to make a second batch! Brownie Cookies We are HUGE brownie fans! I love the edges of the brownies. They are chewy yet soft on the inside. These Brownie Cookies remind me of those corners. No more fighting for the four parts, we all can have a share of the corners in the form of a ...

Valentine Jello Hearts

Valentine Jello Hearts is a kid friendly dessert. If your family is anything like mine Valentine's Day dinner is special. We either have their favorite easy recipes or try some new recipes. There are so many great red and pink desserts and heart shaped treats. We always have heart pancakes for breakfast because hearts must be abundant on this special day. Valentine Jello Hearts This Valentine's Day recipe is simple enough kids will have fun assisting and showing off their creation. Now ...

Valentine’s Day Punch

Don't forget a special Valentine's Day Punch to go along with your Valentine's Day meal. This red drink needs to be put together the night before to freeze. An hour before your special dinner thaw the frozen part and then combine it with soda. Valentine's Day Punch The red color makes this a fun valentine's day punch. It actually is a slushy punch. Part of the recipe is combined the night before and then frozen. The trick is to allow the frozen part to thaw just enough to make a slush ...

Peppermint Fudge

Fudge is great for any occasion according to my family. Peppermint Fudge is an easy recipe perfect for Valentine's Day. It is a festive pink color and quick to make when you are busy with other Valentine's preparations. It can be made early in the morning or even a couple days ahead. Package some up in a small box to send with your family members to school or work for a special treat. Chocolate Filled Strawberries is another easy recipe like Peppermint Fudge perfect for Valentine's Day. If ...

Sour Cream Dip

This sour cream dip takes just minutes to prepare. It is a quick and easy recipe with bacon and green onions. We love to serve this with Seasoned Potato Wedges as a side dish, a snack or as an appetizer. We have a running joke in our house that we are always out of sour cream. Until a few months ago I had no idea we used it so much. I assumed we had some since I recently bought a tub, but when I go to grab it---it is always gone. One reason must be because my kids love sour cream with ...

Seasoned Potato Wedges

Seasoned potato wedges are baked in the oven until crispy. This is a simple, cheap side dish or appetizer that can be served with sour cream or your favorite dipping sauces. When we talk about easy recipes this is definitely one! It is easy in the prep work but you do need to allow some time for cooking. The potatoes are washed and cut in 8 wedges. Place them in a zip top bag with some seasonings then lay them flat on a baking sheet for 20 minutes. Flip the wedges over and bake for another ...

Bacon Alfredo Pasta

Bacon Alfredo Pasta is combining a few things we love about a plain fettuccine alfredo recipe. I learned a few years ago that fettuccine and spaghetti noodles are really hard for my kids to eat. They need help cutting the noodles but then it still seems the noodles go all over the place. It was then I started using other types of pasta. Anything that they can stab with a fork was what we chose to use. Another thing we love about alfredo is course ground pepper. I put some in the recipe but ...

Honey Mustard Vegetables

These honey mustard vegetables are an easy recipe and quick to put together. It is a great last minute side dish because it uses common ingredients found in your pantry. The only thing you might need to buy is a bag of your favorite frozen vegetables. I always like to keep a bag or two in my freezer so that I can whip this up fast if I do not have any fresh vegetables from my garden or store. This also is a great starter recipe for kids. Steam the bag of vegetables until done. While the ...

Tropical Smoothie

One of the easiest types of recipes kids can make are smoothies. This Tropical Smoothie is something my 5 year old can make with little assistance. She loves measuring out the ingredients and dumping them into the blender. For some reason the dumping part is the favorite! We are able to practice counting and measuring with little pressure. If the measurements are not perfect the tropical smoothies recipe will not be ruined. My Blentec blender recently broke so we have not been able to make ...

Refrigerator Rolls

This Refrigerator Rolls recipe came from my Grandmother. It was in the same book my mother put together for me and my siblings last christmas which also included Swedish Meatballs and Moist Lemon Cake. I love homemade bread fresh out of the oven. Nothing is better then that! What makes this an easy recipe is that the dough can be made and then placed in a greased bowl in the refrigerator for up to 4 days! When you want a few rolls just pull off the dough you need and leave the rest for ...

Brownies with Orange Cream Frosting and Chocolate Icing

Short cuts in the kitchen are great, especially when you are pressed for time. Elevating a boxed brownie mix by adding orange cream frosting and chocolate icing makes it an easy recipe. All you need is an orange, the other ingredients you probably have in your pantry already. Orange zest is added to butter, powdered sugar milk, and vanilla and orange extracts. Mix it all together and then spread it on top of the prepared brownies. While that is being chilled in the refrigerator use a double ...

Moist Lemon Cake

This moist lemon cake recipe has an easy lemon glaze that makes it one of the best desserts for any meal. It is a cake my Grandma made for my mother when she was young. With such an easy recipe my kids can make this to practice their baking skills and learn a passed down recipe. The cake portion starts with a lemon cake mix and then you add in a few more ingredients. Bake it until done, then prick the top with a fork. Pour the icing over the hot cake and you are done. It is that simple. ...

Microwave Sweet Potato

This microwave sweet potato recipe is one of my parents and kids favorite side dish at the moment. One sweet potato can be shared with two people. It is one of those good food recipes that is fast to prepare with great results. Do you forget about the sides like me? I tend to plan the main dish and then figure out the sides just before serving. Sometimes this works better then others. But, because I am a last minute side dish person I like to have certain staples in my pantry and ...

Swedish Meatball

This swedish meatball recipe is a favorite easy appetizer! Form into mini meatballs and serve on toothpicks smothered in a swedish meatball sauce recipe made from the pan drippings. Happy New Year! We had a wonderful party with friends for our New Years Eve party last night. We ate great food and played a very entertaining game of Bingo with prizes. The best prize of the night was a Star Wars calendar that both most boys and girls wanted! One of the appetizers was Swedish Meatballs. ...

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts

My Grandma came into town this Christmas and make these Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts. I love spending time with my Grandma and my kids love playing with their Great Grandma as well. She is willing to try just about anything! My Dad got her out snow shoeing! How great is that! Grandma made these as part of a dinner one night instead of an appetizer, but either way it is an easy recipe with 3 ingredients; bacon, water chestnuts and honey BBQ sauce. A few years ago my Grandma made a cookbook ...

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts are created in the oven until they are carmelized. This easy recipe makes the perfect side dish. Cut each sprout in half and cut out the choke which is the bottom inner part,see the "v" cut in the picture. Add the halved sprouts to a bowl with the remaining ingredients to season them before placing them on a lined baking sheet. Make sure each half is placed cut side down to achieve maximum carmelization. When the sprouts are brown and crisp they are done and ready to ...

Bacon Deviled Eggs

Bacon Deviled Eggs is a twist to the classic. This easy recipe adds in bacon, hot sauce and jack cheese. Whenever I make these they go very fast. This is a great appetizer for New Years, the Super Bowl, Easter, Summer BBQ's or Christmas. To make this recipe even simpler use bacon bits instead of frying and crumbling your own. I love filling a zip top bag with the egg mixture and then cutting the corner to pipe the filling into the egg white cups. You can use a piping tip, just make sure ...

Butterscotch Fudge with Pecans

We love all types of fudge! This Butterscotch Fudge got the stamp of approval from my mom this Christmas season. This is a soft fudge which means it will melt in your mouth. The pecans give a contrast to the smoothness of the fudge. My kids love to help create this recipe. They stir and stir while the ingredients boil, then watch as the butterscotch chips melt away before adding in the pecans and vanilla. Package this easy recipe for friends or neighbors for a special treat. If you love fudge ...

Loaded Baked Potato Casserole

Loaded Baked Potato Casserole is a favorite Sunday side dish. It is an easy recipe to put together with bacon, cheese, green onions, potatoes and more. I love baked potatoes all loaded up but I have discovered they are not kid friendly. Whenever we have them my kids need help making their own so it is a lot of work. This Loaded Baked Potato Casserole has all the toppings mixed in before placing it on the dinner table. Everyone can serve themselves and eat right away. Just a few tips: ...

Lemon Pepper Green Beans and Potatoes

Lemon Pepper Green Beans and Potatoes are surprisingly easy to put together. I love this easy recipe because I steam the beans and the potatoes separately in the microwave at the same time I'm making the sauce. Then all I need to do is toss it all together gently and it is ready to serve. My mom showed me these really neat Steam Cooking Bags. So many side dishes can be cooked in them. It is easy to scale for however many you are serving. We reuse the steam bags a few times to get more use out ...