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Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin Cookies

Looking for a delicious fall treat? These pumpkin cookies are always a huge hit at family get-togethers and they are perfect for the holidays! Ingredients: 1/2 cup shortening 1 1/4 cup brown sugar 4 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 1/2 cups canned or pureed pumpkin 2 1/2 [...]

Quick and Easy Football Food

Quick and Easy Football Food

Ever wonder what to serve to a crowd during football games? Here are two quick and easy recipes for Sunday Football (or Saturday) which are sure to please any type of fan. Easy Delicious Chili Ingredients 1 lb ground beef or turkey 1 lb ground sausage (I use hot to give the chili a little [...]

Chocolate Éclair Pudding Cake

Chocolate Éclair Pudding Cake

This has been a family recipe for decades. It’s a make-ahead dessert, so you can make it in the morning or the night before! Chocolate Éclair Pudding Cake Ingredients: 2 small packages of French vanilla instant pudding mix 8 oz. Cool Whip 1 package of honey graham crackers 1 can of chocolate frosting   Directions: Make [...]

Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup

Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup

Summertime is beginning to wind down and although I will miss it dearly, I have no problem welcoming fall with open arms! It is by far my favorite time of the year. The cooler weather just makes me want to cook, especially lots of yummy meals that I can keep in the fridge and easily warm [...]

Baked Chicken Parmesan Casserole

Baked Chicken Parmesan Casserole

My husband and I both have an Italian background, and pasta is a favorite for both of us. But sometimes the same old spaghetti and chicken parmesan recipes get old. I found this recipe on a blog called Food Wishes and found it to be one of my favorites! Chef John describes it as “the end [...]

Easy Miso-Glazed Salmon & Cucumber Salad

Easy Miso-Glazed Salmon & Cucumber Salad

My husband found this recipe for a SUPER easy 5-Minute Miso-Glazed Salmon that’s cooked under the broiler. You can cook it either in your oven or your toaster oven. It tastes amazing. So for dinner tonight, I’m cooking the salmon with some steamed rice and a miso-glazed cucumber salad that I adapted from this recipe. I know that some [...]

Simple Snack: Peanut Butter Fruit Dip

Simple Snack: Peanut Butter Fruit Dip

When I was growing up, one of my favorite snacks was apples with peanut butter. Even as an adult I love that stuff! When I found this quick and simple fruit dip I just KNEW I had to try it. It is every bit as wonderful as I had hoped, and depending on which ingredients [...]

Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches

Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches

As a mama of two very busy girls, a writer for Mama Say What?! and a college student, it can be very hard to find time to make meals. The slow cooker is, on many occasions, my saving grace. This recipe is by far one of our family favorites! It is quick to throw together [...]

Slow Cooker Meals - Beef Stroganoff

Slow Cooker Meals – Beef Stroganoff

I LOVE cooking with my crock pot. But I will be the first to say that I don’t love everything that I make in it. Sometimes the meat dries out, the sauce is watery and the flavor is bland. Trust me. This is not that kind of recipe. I found this recipe through a friend [...]

Grilling: A Spin on Burgers and Fries

Grilling: A Spin on Burgers and Fries

Living in Michigan means that with summer, comes grilled meals— at least for us. My husband loves burgers and fries, and so do I, but once in a while I like a change. I came across this recipe for spinach and feta turkey burgers a couple years ago and it’s been a summer staple in our [...]