Recipes

I am sure you are like me in that making food for my family to eat has become the chore of my world!
The hard part is the decision for something delicious and appealing to the multiple senses.
I know I am not alone in this daily struggle.
Here are a collection of ideas for us all

Breakfast

Hearty Sausage and Egg Breakfast Pizza Recipe, This is so simple to make and a real crowd pleaser.  Family tradition at our house #Eggs #BreakFast #Casseroles #Pizza #FallRecipes ,jpgHearty Sausage and Egg breakfast

Apricot Pineapple Jam with baking powder biscuits

Dinner/Entree/Main dish

Cilantro Chicken and Beans, yellow rice and steamed broccoli

Crockpot Italian Chicken with egg noodles and side salad

Beans and Rice with steamed broccoli (save some black beans for veggie burgers)

Mini Hasselback Potatoes, Game Day Recipe Ideas, baked potatoes in a whole new way. Easy Recipes for Game dayMini Hasselback baked potatoesRoast Beef Potato Rolls, with Brown Gravy and Green Tossed Salad

Penne Rustica Macaroni Grill Copy Cat Recipe, crusty bread and a salad

Black Bean Veggie Burger with baked fries

Chili Pull Apart Bread Ring, perfect for GameDay Snacks for the big same, Superbowl Menu ideas, Hambeens ChiliChili Pull-A-Part bread with salad

Dessert

Caramel Apple Salad

Lady Bug Cupcakes quick and easy idea perfect for picnics or kids parties. Buttercream Frosting RecipeLadybug cupcakes

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Hearty Sausage and Egg Breakfast Pizza Recipe, This is so simple to make and a real crowd pleaser.  Family tradition at our house #Eggs #BreakFast #Casseroles #Pizza #FallRecipes ,jpgI am excited to share another family favorite recipe with you.  It is easy to make, and feeds a hungry family in no time.  If you do not like sausage you could replace it with ham or bacon.  Or make it a vegetarian pizza instead of meat add caramelized onions, mushrooms and zucchini.

You will need

  • 1 package Croissant Rolls
  • 1 lb Sausage
  • 5 cups frozen hash browns
  • 6 oz cheddar cheese
  • 8 large eggs

Spread 6   croissant rolls (uncooked) on the bottom of a 9 x 13 nonstick baking pan

Cook 1  lb package of breakfast sausage (we like Jimmy Dean), chop up, and spread over the top.

Sprinkle 4-5 cups frozen hash browns on top of biscuits and meat, ( I always thaw the hash browns first) season your hash browns with salt and paper or Season All.

Grate 6 oz of cheese on top in even layer.

Beat 6-8 large eggs up, then pour in even layer over the top, salt and pepper the eggs.

Bake un-covered at 350 degrees for 35-45 mins till eggs are done in the middle

Let rest about 5 mins then enjoy! My family loves it!
This recipe came from my Mother in law (thanks JoAnne) She makes it every year and the whole family loves it.

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4th of july snack bundles, quick and easy treat for your red white and blue partyJuly 4th is right around the corner, it happens to be one of my families favorite holidays.  We are all about RED WHITE and BLUE and showing how much we love America.  We normally go to the parade, swim, have a BBQ and end the day by watching the fireworks.  We also have a tradition that we eat Twizzlers, they are easy to pack,  they hold up in the heat, easy to share and we love them.

I was looking on Pinterest and I saw this cute idea to wrap Pixie sticks up for the 4th of July.  Not sure about you but when my kids get Pixie Sticks they act like they are on Sugar Crack… sure go ahead and suck on a tube of sugar and get it everywhere.  Oh and then CRY because you have slobbered all over the end of your paper straw and now you can’t get to your sugar crack…. and you want me to get all sticky and fix it.  Come one, if you are a Mom  you know what I am talking about right :)

So instead I decided to tweak this cute idea to go along with our family tradition…. and that is how the idea of July 4th Snack Bundles came about.  Oh and yes I am sure I am going to get some nasty messages telling me that Twizzlers are going to ruin my children, but I assure you we will be fine… I promise to brush AND floss my kids teeth before they go to bed.    If you do not like the idea of Twizzlers, you are more than welcome to use fresh green beans or sugar snap peas and bundle them up instead.
4th of july snack bundles, quick and easy treat for your red white and blue party

All you need is a bag of Twizzlers, some scrapbook paper and tape.  Cut the scrapbook paper into 3 1/2  X 3 1/2 sections and wrap them around 5 Twizzlers.  Use tape to hold the paper in place.  Simple as that you have an adorable, but yummy treat to share with your family and friends on July 4th.

4th of july snack bundles, quick and easy treat for your red white and blue party

 

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4th of July Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizza, Red White and Blue Dessert for July 4th #Fruit, #Recipe, #July4th

Fresh Berry Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizza

Red, White and Blue Layered Fruit Dessert


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APRICOT PINEAPPLE JAM RECIPE, quick and easy recipe that is a family favorite #Jam #recipe #Apricot

I posted this recipe back in 2010…. I made it again this year so I decided I would post the recipe in case you were looking for a good way to use your apricots.  Plus my photo skill have gotten much better over the years lol. Hope you enjoy this jam as much as my family does!

IMG_3392My Grandma use to make an Apricot Pineapple jam so I thought I would give it a try.

Apricot-Pineapple Jam

Makes 9 (1-cup) jars

  • 5 cups prepared fruit (about 2-1/2 lb. fully ripe apricots)
  • 1 can (15-1/4 oz.) crushed pineapple in syrup
  • 1/3 cup chopped maraschino cherries (optional I do not add them)
  • 6 cups sugar
  • 1 box fruit pectin (such as Sure-Jell)

Boil jars on rack in large pot filled with water 10 minutes. Place flat lids in saucepan with water. Bring to boil. Remove from heat. Let jars and lids stand in hot water until ready to fill. Drain well before filling.
Pit apricots; do not peel. Cut in small pieces and finely chop or grid. Add pineapple and syrup. Measure 5 cups apricotes, can of pineapple into 6- or 8-qt. saucepot. Add cherries. Measure sugar and set aside.

Mix fruit pectin into fruit in saucepot. Place over high heat and stir until mixture comes to a full boil. Immediately add sugar and stir. Bring to a full rolling boil and boil hard 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and skim off foam with metal spoon.

Ladle quickly into prepared jars, filling to within 1/8-inch of tops. Wipe jar rims and threads. Cover with two-piece lids. Screw bands tightly. Invert jars for 5 minutes, then turn upright. After 1 hour check seals.

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Apricots washed and pitted

IMG_3376I am not to big on “chunky jam” so we whipped ours.  Maleeya helped me…aren’t her tiny little hands cute.

IMG_3378Pineapple, Apricots and Pectin, mixed then added to the pot

IMG_3381Stirring and waiting to come to a boil

IMG_3383Started to boil so I added the sugar

IMG_3386Came back to a boil, cooked another minute…..now it is done cooking

IMG_3387I have my jars and lids HOT and ready to be filled

IMG_3388It is hot so watch out… Fill jars within 1/8 in of top (I should have filled mine up a little more)

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With a hot wet rag wipe the edged clean, if there is any jam on the side it may make it NOT seal.

IMG_3391Screw your lids on firmly.

IMG_3394Turn them upside down, for 5 mins

IMG_3395Mckeely was not too sure about this part…she thought I crazy for turning them on their heads. “Mom, what are you doing?”

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Turn them right side up, after they have cooled check to see if the have sealed…. all of mine did!!!! Yeah!  If they are sealed they will not make a popping noise anymore.APRICOT PINEAPPLE JAM RECIPE, quick and easy recipe that is a family favorite #Jam #recipe #Apricot


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July 4th easy recipe and snack ideas, Peeps and Fruit Kabobs, the perfect finger food for the parade or a picnic #July4th, #recipes #PeepsJuly 4th is right around the corner. If you are looking for a quick and easy treat that is RED, WHITE and BLUE and perfect for a BBQ or potluck, check out this idea.  All you need is:

Fresh Blueberries

Fresh Raspberries

Cubed Watermelon

Mini Marshmallows

Large Marshmallows

Peeps (4th of July theme) find mine at my local grocery store

Wooden kabob sticks

Slide the fruit and marshmallows on to the kabob stick…. easy as that you have an instant, yet adorable festive treat to celebrate the 4th of July. If you wanted to go all natural with NO sugar you could used a peeled apple (dipped in lemon juice so it won’t brown)  or fresh coconut instead of marshmallows.

July 4th easy recipe and snack ideas, Peeps and Fruit Kabobs, the perfect finger food for the parade or a picnic #July4th, #recipes #Peeps

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4th of July Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizza, Red White and Blue Dessert for July 4th #Fruit, #Recipe, #July4th

Fresh Berry Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizza

Red, White and Blue Layered Fruit Dessert

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Fourth of July treats, Father's day treats and apple pizzaFun, creative ideas for your table, holidays and kids.
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