Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Crispy Treats


The following is a guest post from Lynn, who shares her many wonderful recipes at Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures. This is one of those unhealthy, but fun and easy recipes that kids will love. This recipe is a version of your basic rice crispy treat. This version, however, is a little fancier, if a rice crispy … Read more

Gluten-Free Tips & A Quiche Recipe


Next Monday we are heading to Disney World. While I pack and get us all ready to go, I have some great guest posts lined up. Next week will be a few more guest posts, along with posts on dining at Walt Disney World. The following is a guest post from Linda, The Gluten-Free Homemaker. … Read more

Homemade Cheese Crackers


A few years ago when we made the decision to avoid processed and packaged food as much as possible, I worried about snacks. Up until that point, every snack I knew came from a bag, box or wrapper. Would we just learn to forgo those snacky-type foods altogether? But then I started experimenting and quickly … Read more

Chicken Pot Pie Soup


I started this soup with some homemade stock that I let simmer all day so that it got concentrated and filled with as many beneficial nutrients as possible.

Homemade Sliders


Sliders have a great place of honor in my heart. I remember many a Saturday or Sunday afternoon spent with grandparents at a local White Castle eating sliders by the sack. It always seemed like such a special treat. Since then though, I haven’t had many opportunities to indulge. In fact, I think I’ve only … Read more

Stuffed Bread Sticks


I can’t even begin to tell you how good these stuffed bread sticks are! I made a big batch for the kids for dinner and for the freezer and I had to force myself to stop at sampling just one. They definitely have a pizza taste, without the mess of a baked in sauce. Instead, … Read more

Toasted Barley with Apples & Raisins


Like most people, our side dishes tend to revolve around the three basics – pasta, rice and potatoes. We love couscous but it’s not in the standard weekly rotation. We always enjoy mixing things up with grains and enjoy quinoa, bulgur and barley on occasion. I’m always looking for ways to include those grains more … Read more

Southwest Chicken & Potato Casserole

Aside from not being very photogenic, casseroles tend to be a big hit around our house. I know that’s not true in many houses, but we seem to love them.  Plus, I tend to fall back on a quick, flavorful casserole on busy days when I need to get dinner put together quickly and let … Read more

Crock Pot Autumn Sausage


My husband and I have a long standing Tuesday night date night. Most of the time, I make something special for us. Other times, he’ll pick up something for us on his way home from work as a treat. But that means that there are 4 kids who still need to eat dinner. Usually I … Read more

Homemade Chalupas


Ever since I successfully duplicated the Mexican pizzas from Taco Bell, I’ve been on a mission to duplicate some of our other favorites. Right at the top of that list is the chalupas. My husband and I love those crispy and chewy shells. So when my oldest daughter suggested we have a taco night, I … Read more