1 Dish Chicken, Broccoli, and Cheese Pasta

1 Dish Chicken Broccoli and Cheese Pasta

This 1 Dish Chicken, Broccoli, and Cheese Pasta is a complete, kid-friendly dinner that all cooks together -- no prep required.  Even the pasta and the chicken cook together in the same casserole, making this recipe the answer to your busy weeknight prayers! Do you want to get your youngest diners to eat their veggies?  Here's a tip: combine them with chicken, cheese, and noodles!  This has always been the best way for me to introduce my little guys to new foods.  And once they realize … [Read more...]

Caramel Nut and Cranberry Brie Appetizer

Caramel Nut and Cranberry Brie

This Caramel Nut and Cranberry Brie Appetizer is the perfect combination of oozing, creamy cheese, sweet fruit, and crunchy pecan topping.  Best of all, the crowd-pleasing dish is ready after just 1 minute in your microwave!  That's right, friends.  One minute in your microwave and this beautiful, festive cheese spread is ready to serve!  Sound too good to be true?  Almost. [Tweet "Caramel Nut & Cranberry Brie #Appetizer: just microwave for 1 min! {permalink} #recipe … [Read more...]

{Overnight} Ham, Egg, and Cheese Monkey Bread

Ham Egg and Cheese Monkey Bread

Christmas morning is the perfect time to enjoy an indulgent, relaxing breakfast or brunch -- without any hassle in the kitchen.  This recipe for Overnight Ham, Egg, and Cheese Monkey Bread takes only a few minutes to prep the night before and is baked in the morning for a warm, aromatic, delicious breakfast that is special enough to celebrate the holidays or serve to guests. Does your family sit down to a special brunch on Christmas morning?  It's definitely a tradition in our house, and … [Read more...]

{Microwave} White Chocolate Eggnog Fudge

Microwave White Chocolate Eggnog Fudge

This 5-minute recipe for Microwave White Chocolate Eggnog Fudge is so creamy, so delicious, and so full of holiday flavors that nobody will ever guess how simple it is to prepare!  It makes a great edible Christmas gift for friends and family, and it's the perfect sweet touch to your holiday buffet.  [Tweet "Microwave White Chocolate #Eggnog #Fudge: fast, easy, edible #Christmas gift! #dessert #holidayrecipe"] I love to share homemade treats with friends at this time of year, but I often … [Read more...]

Healthy Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken with Ginger Bok Choy Salad

Healthy Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken with Ginger Bok Choy Salad

Satisfy your craving for tender, sweet Asian-inspired comfort food with this Healthy Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken.  Served alongside a bag of Eat Smart's Ginger Bok Choy Salad, it's a nutritious, family-friendly dinner that is bursting with flavor and is ready when you need it! Is your body looking for a bit of a detox from all of those delicious holiday cookies you've been baking and eating recently? Oh wait...that's me! Listen up when I tell you that you HAVE to try these new Eat … [Read more...]

The New Disney Imagicademy

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Hi, there! I have a very exciting new find from Disney to share with you all today! If you have young children (or if you know any young children!), then you don’t want to miss this… As you probably know by now, I have three very active, very busy little boys. They spend most of their time either in morning preschool or outside! The sprawling, open land and the numerous wooded trails are some of the best benefits of raising kids in the country. That said, at the end of a long day, or in … [Read more...]

Aunt Violet’s Spiced Shortbread Cookies

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A nostalgic piece of my childhood, Aunt Violet's Spiced Shortbread Cookies are a classic butter cookie with just the right touch of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger.  They are holiday baking at its finest, and these Christmas cookies couldn't be easier to make!  First of all, let me just say that I have actually updated Aunt Violet's classic Shortbread recipe, giving it a hint of seasonal spice that (in my opinion) makes it even better than the original!  My family loves these treats just as … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Cranberry Raspberry Glazed Ham

Slow Cooker Cranberry Raspberry Glazed Ham

This show-stopping holiday main dish looks impressive, tastes delicious, and it couldn't be easier!  Slow Cooker Cranberry Raspberry Glazed Ham requires a few pantry ingredients and your Crock Pot does all of the hard work for you.  This will become a permanent staple on our Christmas dinner menu!  Well, when I imagined this dinner in my head, I thought that it would be good.  But I never dreamed that it would turn out this good.  I'm not sure what I like better -- the way it tastes, or … [Read more...]

Homemade Christmas Ornaments: Thumbprint Snowmen

Thumbprint Snowman Ornaments

Homemade Christmas Ornaments have become a tradition in our house, and these Thumbprint Snowman Ornaments are some of our favorites!  Affordable and easy, they are perfect for non-crafty moms and little kids alike! Each year, I like to think of a few gift ideas that the boys can help me make.  Not only is it a fun way to spend time together, but it teaches the children that there just might be more to the holidays than receiving gifts (i.e. GIVING!). [Tweet "Homemade #Christmas … [Read more...]

Skinny Mediterranean Roasted Vegetable Sandwich

Skinny Mediterranean Roasted Vegetable Sandwich

Looking for a healthy lunch or dinner to keep you fit and nourished throughout the holidays?  Don't wait until the New Year to enjoy this Skinny Mediterranean Roasted Vegetable Sandwich.  Your tastebuds and your waistline will thank you! Today's delicious post is brought to you courtesy of Sara Lee®; however, all recipes and opinions are 100% my own. Any regular blog readers know that I've talked before about my efforts over the past year to keep myself as healthy and happy as … [Read more...]