banana, dessert, easy, kid friendly

Banana Pudding Trifle

Magnolia’s has some of the best banana pudding I have ever tried. And this recipe is said to be the exact recipe that Magnolia’s uses and boy is it good! The good thing about this recipe is that the adults like it just as much as the kids do! {This recipe does take time to set up so make sure you read all directions prior to making} Magnolia’s Banana Pudding 1 (14oz) can sweetened condensed milk 1 1/2 cups ice cold water 1 (3.4 oz) package instant vanilla pudding mix (use Jell-O brand) 3 cups heavy cream 1 (12 oz) …


All Natural Maple Syrup

  Pancakes and french toast happen atleast once a week in our house. The boys love pancakes and my husband’s favorite is french toast! We rotate through a few different kinds of syrups buttermilk, coconut, and boysenberry. But now this new recipe will defiantly be in the rotation! My 5 year old practically wanted to drink it! Unfortunately most syrups are PACKED full of sugar so when Zulka sent me a large bag of their all natural sugar it gave me the perfect opportunity to make something I knew my family would love but in an organic way! All-Natural Maple Syrup 2 cups …

asian, chicken, main dish

Orange Chicken

My most popular recipe on my blog is my Sweet and Sour Chicken so when Citizen Chef sent me this Pan Asian Orange sauce I knew exactly what I wanted to make with it! And boy it did not disappoint!!!   If your family loves orange chicken as much as mine you defiantly need to give this recipe a try! Plus for all you out there that live a “gluten free” lifestyle this recipe (along with a lot of other Citizen Chef sauces) is gluten free and with how good the sauces taste you will never know the difference!  Orange Chicken 3-5 chicken breasts …

bread, side dish

Cheesy Cornbread

Man this cornbread sure is good! It is the perfect amount of sweet and savory put together!  Cheesy Cornbread 1 cup butter, softened 1 cup sugar 4 eggs 1 can cream corn 1 cup flour 1 cup cornmeal 4 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 cup monterey cheese, grated 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cream butter and sugar together. Add remaining ingredients except the cheese. After all mixed together fold in the cheeses. Grease pan. (can use either 9×13 or muffin tins) Bake for 45 if using a 9×13 baking dish or bake for 15 minutes …


Snickerdoodle Cookies

I know there is a million snickerdoodle recipes out there. This one has been my favorite ever since I was a little girl. I have tried and tried recipes off of Pinterest, blogs, and website and I tend to always go back to this recipe! I think they are absolutely delicious! Snickerdoodle Cookies 1 cup shortening 1 1/2 cup sugar 2 eggs 2 3/4 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons cream of tartar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon butter flavoring 5 Tablespoons granulated sugar 2 teaspoons cinnamon Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine shortening, sugar …

easy, kid friendly, side dish

Buttery Herb Rice

This rice is the perfect side dish for almost every meal! My favorite is with salmon and grilled chicken but this is very universal! And very easy! Buttery Herb Rice yields: 4-6 servings 4 cups water 2 Tablespoons dry parsley 1/2 cube butter 1 (heaping) Tablespoon chicken bouillon 2 Tablespoons dried onion 2 cups rice, uncooked Bring all to a boil, and then add 2 cups rice. Put lid on and cook for 20 minutes on low. Leave on the burner, but turn the heat off for another 10 minutes.

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 …