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Microwave Mac & Cheese

Recently when we were out of town, I was looking for a microwavable meal. I scrounged together these few ingredients and decided to attempt it in the microwave. Since I was taking this side dish and making it into a meal, I needed to add something to it. I had some thick cut ham, so …

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Southern Banana Pudding

One of my all time favorite desserts is my Granny’s Southern Banana Pudding. It is so easy and is yummy. I’ve thought of some variations to change it up, but every time I start to make it I find that I just have to stick with the original! Servings: 6 Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking …

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One-Pot Chili Mac

Servings: 6 Prep Time: 5 minutes Cooking Time: 20 minutes Ingredients: 1 lb. hamburger meat 2 tbs. of minced garlic 1 small onion, diced 1 can of tomato sauce 3 cups water 10 oz elbow macaroni sprinkle of salt and pepper 1/3 cup of Chili Powder 1 can of black, pinto, or kidney beans (rinsed/drained) …

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Pizza Monkey Bread Bites

Alex and I were home one night and I needed to make something quick and easy for dinner, because he was wanting to watch a movie. I thought it would be fun to get him in the kitchen and these Pizza Monkey Bread Bites were a perfect recipe to have him help with. Monkey bread …

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Hash Brown Casserole

If you’ve ever had the hash browns at Cracker Barrel, these are very similar to those. Just absolutely yummy! Servings: 10-12 Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 60 minutes Ingredients: 1 package 26 oz. frozen hash browns 2 cups shredded Colby cheese 1/4 cup minced onion 1/2 cup beef broth 1 cup milk 2 tbsp …

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Chicken Bacon Ranch Bites

A while back I made Sausage muffin bites and they were so easy and delicious. I had some cooked shredded chicken and some bacon that needed to be eaten. I decided to try substituting those instead of the sausage. These Chicken Bacon Ranch Bites make for a savory muffin bite that’s great for a brunch …

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One-Pot Pasta Bake

Hope y’all have had a lovely Memorial Day weekend. Even though it’s a long weekend, I’m still going to need a quick and easy dinner resolution for this week. This One-Pot Pasta Bake is an awesome recipe. Dirty up one pan and have dinner ready in about 30 minutes! I’m also going to be having …

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Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Servings: 12 Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 15 minutes Ingredients: 3 cups all-purpose flour 3 tbs. Poppy Seeds 1 tbs. baking powder ½ tsp. baking soda ½ tsp. salt 10 tbs. softened butter 1 cup light brown sugar 1/2 cup sugar or honey 1 tbs. grated lemon zest 2 large eggs 1½ cups plain …

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Bar-B-Que Chicken

The other night I had planned to make Buffalo Chicken wraps, but then I realized I was out of Buffalo sauce. I had already cooked the chicken and had already shredded it, so I was kind of left to figure out what to do with the shredded chicken. I had a bottle of Sweet Baby …

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Strawberry Pudding

Since May is Strawberry month and it’s strawberry season, I’m sharing several strawberry recipes this month. If you missed my Strawberry Crumble recipe, you need to go check it out! I’ve also been craving these Chocolate Chip Strawberry Cookies. Today, I’m sharing a recipe that is so easy and mouth-watering. I took the idea of …

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Spicy White Cheese Dip

One of my family’s favorite thing to get at restaurants is Spicy White Cheese Dip, but paying $8 a bowl gets pretty costly. I have been trying to come up with a recipe similar to what we get and this is the it! I love that I can make it for half the cost, which …

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50 Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo and since my favorite kind of food is Mexican, what better way to celebrate than by collecting great Mexican recipes. A couple of my favorite Mexican recipes of my own, that I didn’t include in this list are Chimichangas, Guacamole, and this easy Restaurant Style Salsa. Here are 50 amazing …

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Strawberry Crumble

May is National Strawberry month and I’m super happy about that. I hope to take full advantage of that and try to roll out several easy and yummy strawberry recipes this month. I haven’t met too many people who don’t love strawberries. I know my family can’t get enough of them. One of the recipes …

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Breakfast Roll-Ups

As busy Moms, we find ourselves often scrambling around trying to whip dinner together. These roll-up recipes are such an easy answer to hectic evenings. Every Sunday, I throw the ingredients for pizza dough in the oven, so throughout the week I have it ready for homemade pizza or these easy roll-ups. If you don’t …

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Lasagna

Lasagna has been one of those dishes that I have struggled with and finally quit trying. Drew gave me a cookbook for Christmas called Gooseberry Patch 5 Ingredient Family Favorites and it has the recipe in there, so I decided to give it a try again. I did have to improvise, because I didn’t have …

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Recipe Bucket List

I am a list lover. I love making lists of all kinds. I thought it would be fun to have a running list of recipes that I want to make. This way when I’m looking for a recipe to fill a spot on my weekly menu, I can refer to this list for ideas. I …

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Buffalo Chicken Casserole

As a busy mom who works full-time, I’m always trying to come up with new recipes that are quick and easy. My family loves Poppy Seed Chicken and Jalapeno Popper Chicken, so I’ve been thinking of similar recipes. This Buffalo Chicken Casserole is so good and can be ready to eat in under 40 minutes. …

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Cheez-It Breaded Chicken Fingers

Looking for a way to get crunchier chicken fingers? These Cheez-It Breaded Chicken Fingers are so easy to make and are truly delicious. The first time I made these my family was upset that I didn’t make more. Next time I’ll be doubling the recipe. Oh, the life of a house of full males! 🙂 …

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Bruschetta with Tomatoes and Spinach

The other night I was craving something fresh and I had an Italian loaf that needed to be consumed. I also had some grape tomatoes and spinach on hand. Bruschetta came to mind. It was one of those weekends where my guys were camping, so I was home alone, which means I can eat whatever …

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Taco Soup {Crockpot}

I am always trying to figure out easy Mexican dishes, as well as meals that can be made quickly or in the crockpot. This recipe fits the bill for all 3 of those requests. I make this in the crockpot, but you could easily put this in a pot and cook on medium-high for 30 …

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