Quick & Easy Fried Rice

I love fried rice! What I do not love is how much one small, white take out box with a metal handle is. It's almost nine dollars for a box of rice around here, which is just an insane price to pay. I did a bit of searching online for Fried Rice recipes and really couldn't find one I thought I our family would enjoy. So instead I winged it! I wanted something that would not cost an arm and a leg, would still taste good and could use up some of our left overs. What I ended up with, is a new family favorite! 4 cups rice, left over works best 4-5 left over chicken tenderloins 1 cup left … [Read more...]

Pink Himalayan Roasted Cabbage

Last weekend my husband found a killer deal on cabbage. To be honest, I have never ate cabbage, ever. But he promised he knew what to do with it so we bought a few heads. A week later, the cabbages were still sitting on my counter so I decided that I needed to cook them! I've never cooked cabbage before so I turned to my trusty Pinterest to find something and boy did I. Here is my recipe  adapted from Martha Stewarts. Ingredients: 4-6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1  cabbage, cut into 1-inch slices Himalayan Pink Salt Cracked Black Pepper Directions: Preheat oven to 400 … [Read more...]

Rainbow On A Stick

I can't believe I didn't make these sooner. They are simple, affordable and the kids chow fruit when they are on a stick for some reason! We use this fun snack for birthday parties, BBQ's and when it gets real hot, we stick them in the freezer and have have Frozen Rainbows! The ingredients you will use will be based on the season and what area you live in. As you can see above, I have no 'blue fruit' on my rainbow stick, blueberries were sold out of the first store I went to and second store wanted 6.99 for a tiny container! The amount of fruit you need depends completely on how many sticks you need … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

With six kids in the house we have a lot of birthday parties to plan and cook for! I try to make something new and different for each child's party to make them feel special. Last  time I did rainbow fruit so this time I wanted to do something sweet.I love cookie dough but it really is not good to eat uncooked because of the eggs! I kept seeing recipes on Pinterest for a cookie dough ball that had no eggs in it- it's kind of like a cheese ball you see at parties, but instead of cheese cookie dough! I tried this recipe and then this one, but one was way to cream cheese tasting, and the other was watery … [Read more...]

Progresso Kitchen Favorites- Chicken Marsala

I have been in a bit of a writing funk the past few days or so. I blame that on our Walt Disney World vacation only being seven days away! We went grocery shopping last night for the last time before we take off and I noticed something new in an aisle we visit quite often. Right next to the Hamburger Helper was Progresso Kitchen Favorites. They looked amazing on the box, but don't they always? So we decided to pick up a box to try. Practically everything needed was in the box, all I needed was chicken, butter, oil and water. Super easy to cook. Boil the water, flour the chicken then put it in the hot … [Read more...]

Mom’s Delicious Spaghetti

Spaghetti in our home is made on a weekly basis. Everyone loves it and it is a super cheap meal to make. The recipe I use is the only way I will make spaghetti. It is my moms recipe, that she learned from her mom and passed on to me, that I grew up eating and nothing beats it! Making it is super easy, too! 1) Gather all needed ingredients. 2) Open both cans of Hunt's and place in sauce pan. Add salt, butter and a small chunk of butter. Heat on low. 3) Fill a large pot with water and add a bit of olive oil. Heat on high. When it comes to a rolling boil add Barilla pasta. 4) Break … [Read more...]

Oreo Truffles

Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 60 minutes Total Time: 80 minutes Ingredients- 1 pkg. Oreos 8 oz. cream cheese, softened 16 oz. semi-sweet baking chocolate Instructions- Separate Oreos and scrape filling into a separate bowl. Finely crush cookies. Mix the cookie crumbs with the softened cream cheese. Shape mixture into 1-inch balls. Melt the chocolate in the microwave. Dip Oreo balls in chocolate and then set on wax paper. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Store in the fridge or freezer. Image Via … [Read more...]