chicken, crockpot, easy, kid friendly, mexican

Crockpot Southwest Chicken Nachos

Many people LOOOOVE using their crockpot. And I will admit that some days I love using my crockpot too. But for some reason almost every single crockpot recipe I try comes out looking not so good. Most of them taste good, but before I put the meal on my table I usually have to explain to my husband that this is “a crockpot meal”…they are easy and delicious but not always so pretty! I received a fun package from Citizen Chef with a few of their sauces. I have the perfect recipe for their Pan Asian Orange Sauce that I will be posting soon …

dessert, easy, fruit, holiday, kid friendly

Berry Trifle

Berry Trifle How to make berry trifle Mix the berries, sugar, and teaspoon of almond extract together and let sit. Cream together in a separate bowl the cream cheese, powdered sugar, sour cream, vanilla, and remaining 1 1/4 teaspoon of almond extract. Fold in heavy whipping cream. Cube angel food cake. Layer in dish starting with angel food cake then the whipping cream mixture then the berry mixture. Then repeat until dish is filled. End with the whipped mixture and garnish with a few berries on top! (You can use just strawberries or a mixture of berries like I prefer) This …

cookies, easy, kid friendly

Sugar Cookies

When I was a little girl for Valentines Day I asked my mom to make personalized sugar cookies for each kid in the class. The store bought valentines just never were enough! Lets just say that I have always been a fan of sugar cookies and lucky enough my husbands favorite cookie is also a sugar cookie! The kids were all asleep and I had an itch to make some cookies (unfortunately I get this dessert “itch” almost daily..) I stumbled upon this sugar cookie recipe. These cookies take just as long as chocolate chip cookies do! Which to me …

crockpot, easy, main dish, pasta

Crockpot Sausage Spinach Tortellini

Crockpot Sausage and Spinach Tortellini Slow Cooker cheesy tortellini. Similar to crockpot tortellini lasagna! Here are the simple steps to make crockpot tortellini right at home Brown ground sausage over medium heat while breaking into small pieces. Grab crockpot and turn on high. Place tortellini in the bottom, then the cooked sausage, until all ingredients (except mozzarella cheese) in crockpot. Place cream cheese on top so that it doesn’t curdle. Cook for 3-4 hours on high. If you are home stir ingredients all together as many times as possible. Turn crockpot to “warm” or off then take off lid for …

bread, kid friendly, side dish

Twisted Breadstick Skewer

Warning: These taste waaaay better then they look! Skewers are always a huge hit at our house. They are my husbands favorite and my kids always seem to have a good time with them! And for some reason they always seem to atleast try whatever I line up on the skewers. So I decided to make some twisted breadsticks right on a skewer to go with our pasta the other night. As you can tell by my son’s face these were a hit! My son Crew helped me make them every step of the way! And then he devoured them! …

chocolate, dessert

Fudge Brownies

Oh man these brownies are GOOD! I found them on Pinterest and these were an absolute hit at our house! I could hardly get a picture of them before they disappeared! Fudge Brownies Recipe from: All Recipes 1 cup butter 2 cups sugar 4 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking powder Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 9×13 pan. In a large saucepan melt butter. Take off heat and add in sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Wisk in cocoa, flour, salt, and baking powder. Pour into 9×13 pan. Bake for 22-25 …

chicken, crockpot, easy, main dish

Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

  My absolute favorite food is buffalo chicken wings! I have liked them since I was a little girl and they are still my fav! So these sandwiches are right up my alley! I added a little twist to make them more suitable for children. By turning them more into a sweet buffalo sandwich they are now enjoyed by the whole family! I hope you enjoy these as much as we all did! Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Sandwich yields: 12 sandwich rolls 4 large chicken breasts 1/2 of a 12 oz bottle of Franks Hot Wing Buffalo Sauce 1 teaspoons minced …

bread, easy, lunch, main dish, Sandwich

Tomato Pesto Grilled Cheese

Oh how I love my panini maker my husband gave it to me for Christmas a few years ago! The other day I was on Pinterest and had pinned a sandwich much like this one. Within hours it had been pinned lots and lots of times. So I searched high and low for a actual recipe but unfortunately nothing came up to go along with the picture I found. So I decided that since I wasn’t the only person intrigued by the picture I took it upon myself to make up a recipe and man was it delicious (and pretty I might add). These …

chicken, dinner, easy, freezer, main dish, mexican

Cheesy Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

Have you ever wanted to eat enchiladas but then look and in your pantry and have no enchilada sauce! Well look no further here is the best no enchilada sauce enchiladas. It is a homemade enchilada sauce! Made with a rue, green chilies, and sour cream! It is pretty dang yummy! And aren’t too spicy for little kids! I feel like I have tried 100 different recipes for enchiladas. Some I really like and some not so much. This one turned out to be different then most recipes I have tried. The good thing about these ones is that they …

bread, breakfast, kid friendly

Maple Long John Doughnuts

Maple Long John Doughnuts Recipe Happy National Doughnut Day!    To celebrate I have a recipe for maple long johns (which of course are one of my favorites!) These doughnuts do take a little bit of time because they have to rise twice, but they are pretty easy and fun for the whole family! Maple Long John Doughnuts Recipe yields about 18 doughnuts Ingredients: 1 heaping Tablespoon of yeast (active dry) 1 Tablespoon sugar 1/4 cup warm water 1 cup warm milk 1/4 cup butter, softened 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 egg 3 1/2 cups flour Oil How …