Find Your Bold at the Dinner Table With Ore-Ida® Bold & Crispy Fries

Wing French Fry Dip

The most dreaded question that gets asked many days around our house is, “What’s for dinner?”  Keeping everyone happy at dinnertime can be tough, so we were super excited when Ore-Ida sponsored this post and challenged us to Find Our Bold! Our 14-year-old loves bold flavors and a little bit of spice – but our 8-year-old can’t stand […]

Cheddar Corn Casserole Recipe + Are You Hammy or Corny? #Easter


  As the Easter bunny revs up for his big day, chances are you moms and dads out there are gearing up yourself for family gatherings and Easter dinner!  In a spirit of Easter fun, Del Monte has put together data from Google Trends and Facebook Insights to rank how Americans in U.S States are […]

Let’s #GetZesty with @TheZestyGuy & Kraft!


If you can’t stand the heat then get out of the kitchen. I think everyone has heard that statement but I’m here to tell you to ignore it. That’s right, ignore that statement because I’m about to turn your kitchen into a sauna. See, Kraft sent me a bottle of their Zesty Italian Dressing to […]

Mac and Cheese Casserole – A Family Favorite

If you are looking for a new Mac and Cheese recipe, this one is THE BEST I’ve ever had!  A friend of mine gave me her recipe several years ago, and I’ve tweaked it around.  My kids would eat this everyday if I’d let them!  It’s so good that we aren’t allowed to visit my […]

Amy Sherman’s Paprika Fries

Paprika Fries

Did you know that this Friday, July 13th is National French Fries Day? Just because you are on a diet or watching your figure, doesn’t mean that you can’t celebrate the right way! I wanted to share a healthy yet flavorful twist on America’s favorite side from nutritionist Amy Sherman, because no-matter how you slice […]

Roasted Asparagus


One word can describe this side dish……YUMMY! Seriously, I paired this with Hot Buttered Noodles with some Mediterranean seasoning I had on hand and the meal turned out FABULOUS, if I say so myself (which I just did).  I had originally intended on making Parmesan Linguine but forgot the Parmesan at the store so I […]

Kids Favorite: Chicken-Mac Dinner

chicken mac

My sons favorite food list starts with chicken, and is followed by mac -n- cheese which makes this his favorite meal! Ingredients: 2 cups diced cooked chicken 1 8 oz. package of cheese (we use extra sharp, but it’s your preference) 1/2 cup milk 1 1/2 cups carrots (frozen {thawed} or fresh) 1 cup seashell […]

Autumn Acorn Squash

autumn acorn squash

Here is a delicious and healthy side dish for any Autumn meal. Ingredients: 2 medium acorn squash (1 pound each) 2 tbsp. frozen apple juice concentrate 2 tbsp. light margarine or butter 1/2 tsp. dried rosemary (optional) Directions: Wash the squash with cool water and trim off the ends. Slice each squash crosswise into 4 […]

Harvest Baked Apples

harvest baked apples

Here is a healthy Baked Apples dessert fit for Fall! Ingredients: 4 medium cooking apples (Golden Delicious, Rome, etc..)  3 tbsp. chopped dried apricots or mixed dried fruit 3 tbsp. chopped walnuts or pecans 1 tbsp. light brown sugar 1/3 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg 4 tsp. reduced fat margarine or light butter 1/2 […]