Category - Recipes

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Did you know it only takes 6 Ingredients to make Alfredo Sauce from Scratch?
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Homemade Corn Dogs
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Homemade Uncrustables
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Do you like mushrooms? How to stock up and Freeze them.
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How to Freeze Strawberries in just 5 Simple Steps
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Super Quick and Easy Pizza Pockets
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Maybe the Best Ever Crockpot Beef Stew
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Homemade Chicken Dumpling Soup…a twist on the classic chicken noodle soup
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Taco Seasoning made from scratch
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Orzo: The Simple yet Tasty Side Dish

Did you know it only takes 6 Ingredients to make Alfredo Sauce from Scratch?

I don’t want to say Alfredo sauce is a staple in our household, but it is something our family enjoys plenty of. We of course use it as a pasta sauce instead of the traditional red sauce, but I actually make  two different pizzas from…

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Homemade Uncrustables

Sometimes our kids prefer to take a cold lunch and that’s OKAY.  (Who can blame them with the latest “healthy lunch” plans that have gone into action?) What’s not okay is when you take your kids to the store to pick out things for their…

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Do you like mushrooms? How to stock up and Freeze them.

Throughout the year, there is always going to be a stock up price for certain foods, particularly produce, that we need to take advantage of. This week at Hy-Vee, there’s a great sale on mushrooms, 8oz for just $.98! That price is definitely stock up…

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How to Freeze Strawberries in just 5 Simple Steps

Okay, if you’re anything like me, you love purchasing a package of fresh strawberries, but then you only use them for smoothies or don’t go through then as quickly as you anticipated and a whole package is mushy and trash before you even realize it….

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Super Quick and Easy Pizza Pockets

I usually prefer to make meals from scratch, but as any person can relate, I have been busy and sometimes quick is just a whole lot simpler!! Tonight I made pizza pockets, semi-homemade as Sandra Lee would call it haha! It was really simple though…

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Maybe the Best Ever Crockpot Beef Stew

Making supper isn’t always fun but the crock pot is like the super hero of all cooking dishes. It is in our house at least! Running a blog and running after an 18 month old, plus all of my other active duties in my day,…

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Homemade Chicken Dumpling Soup…a twist on the classic chicken noodle soup

Part of my heritage is German and this was always a favorite from my childhood. (I’m Dutch too OC people, it’s okay, breathe, breathe!)  I found a recipe that (of course isn’t as good as grandma or great-grandma’s recipe) but really seems to hit the…

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Taco Seasoning made from scratch

I’ve gone through my fair share of taco seasoning packets; Ortega, McCormick, Taco Bell, store brand. You name it, we’ve used it in our house. There’s one major thing that drove me nuts about these pre-made seasoning packets though. It gave me the worst heartburn…

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Orzo: The Simple yet Tasty Side Dish

Anytime we have certain meats for supper, such as Dutch pigs in the blanket tonight, I usually go for the same old side dish. Mashed potatoes. There’s nothing wrong with masked potatoes, they’re delicious. They’re tasty. Maybe not #1 on the list of healthy foods…

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