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Recipes Weeknight Meals

15 Minute Stovetop Mac and Cheese

Our 5 year old may be the most discerning mac cheese eater out there.  He doesn’t like it topped with crunchy bread crumbs or baked cheese: he wants plain, creamy mac and cheese.  This kid eats salmon, bell peppers and tomatoes like they are…

Recipes Weeknight Meals

Easy Chicken Pho

I must admit, we are not experts on pho and have really only had it a few times.  Once it turns cold, we are a bit obsessed with soups and we are constantly trying new recipes.  I looked up several pho recipes to get…

Freezer Staples Recipes Sweet Treats

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

We have experimented with LOTS of muffins over the years. When our son was just starting table foods, I made super healthy muffins with no sugar, butter or oil.  I added carrots, zucchini, apples, bananas, etc. They were perfect for him since he used…

Appetizers Recipes Weekenders

Salmon Cakes with Tartar Sauce

We are slightly obsessed with salmon, mainly because we have 40 lbs of it in our freezer from Wild Alaska Salmon and Seafood Company (lets pray our freezer doesn’t go out). When we are in Florida, we enjoy trying fresh crab cakes at some…

Recipes Weeknight Meals

Easy Southwestern Chicken Bake

I’ve tried several “quick and easy” recipes that I’ve seen on Pinterest or on Facebook and am usually disappointed by the lack of flavor. So of course I’ve adapted a few of the recipes I’ve seen to come up with this version. This recipe…

Recipes Weeknight Meals

Southwestern Meatloaf

I have never been a fan of the bland, soggy meatloaf recipes I had as a kid. Recently, I had meatloaf at a local restaurant called Oakley’s Bistro and it totally changed my expectation of meatloaf! That version had texture topped with a great…

Appetizers Breakfast Recipes

Baked Scotch Eggs

Have you ever had these delicious fried Scotch Eggs at a bar or restaurant? We have a great place in Indianapolis called MacNiven’s, where we first tried this deliciousness. We decided to make a baked version to enjoy at home. Phil makes excellent sauces…