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Homemade Chicken Nuggets

These easy homemade chicken nuggets are a snap to throw together, and so much better than anything you can get at a store. The breading is crunchy and has a secret ingredient that you have to try! Homemade Chicken Nuggets Making homemade chicken nuggets bestows on you a special power. The power to never have to …

Homemade Hamburger Helper

Homemade Hamburger Helper

This easy Homemade Hamburger Helper is made with run-of-the-mill ingredients, ALL OF WHICH you can probably pronounce, unlike the boxed magic it is named after. Which I also love, but don’t buy very often because let’s be honest. If we can avoid processed foods, we probably should now and then. (This post first appeared on …

One-Pot Creamy Noodles

One-Pot Creamy Noodles

A one-pot creamy noodles recipe that is so creamy and easy to make, you are going to freak out. No heavy cream needed, this is a simple creamy noodle recipe that you will make over and over again. The sauce is silky smooth, and is my favorite one-pot creamy noodles recipe, ever. One-Pot Creamy Noodles …

Easy Devil's Food Valentine's Cake

Easy Devil’s Food Valentine’s Cake

My Easy Devil’s Food Valentine’s Cake is something anyone can throw together, even if you aren’t a baker. Set your teenagers to work on this simple yet beautiful dessert, and tell someone in your life that you care! This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pillsbury™. The opinions and text are all mine. …

Chicken Taco Soup

Chicken Taco Soup

Chicken Taco Soup is an easy, filling, flavorful dish that you can throw together anytime, and quickly. I like to make a big batch of my Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Taco meat, and keep it in the freezer to toss in this soup on a busy evening! Chicken Taco Soup There is nothing better on …

Homemade Minnesota Wild Rice Hotdish Soup

Minnesota Wild Rice Hotdish Soup

Minnesota Wild Rice Hotdish is a legendary dish that appears at almost all cold-weather Minnesota potlucks, especially up North. The farther North you get, the more likely you are to run into a wild rice dish on local menus, church dinners, or a friend’s house. Wild Rice Hotdish Soup, on the other hand, is not …

Traeger Smoked Salsa Verde

Traeger Smoked Salsa Verde

Traeger Smoked Salsa Verde is a simple grilled salsa that has a touch of smoke, a bit of heat, and heaps of fresh flavor. Lime juice adds a touch of acidity to this flavorful salsa, which whips up in under an hour. Traeger Smoked Salsa Verde Last week I was doing a quick meander of …

Skillet Basil Chicken

Skillet Basil Chicken

Skillet Basil Chicken is one of my classic, easy, “go-to” weeknight dinners. Sometimes I will eat this chicken in a sandwich with a smear of mayo. Other times I make a quick pan sauce and serve over butter parmesan pasta. All great options, in my house, and I think it’ll be a hit in yours …

Ground Beef Stroganoff

Easy Ground Beef Stroganoff Recipe

Easy homemade ground beef stroganoff goes from your fridge to your table in under an hour, is made from scratch with NO canned “cream of” soups, and no strange ingredients that you can’t pronounce. Easy Ground Beef Stroganoff Dinner is on my mind again, and it is time to pull out one of my old …

Fauxstess Checkerboard Marble Cake

Checkerboard Marble Cake

Checkerboard Marble Cake is such a cute and fun cake to make for someone who, like me, cannot decide between chocolate and vanilla. Checkerboard Marble Cake Last weekend I got the baking bug, and I spent the day in the kitchen baking and cooking. I’ve been dying to try one of these checkerboard cakes since I …

Tropical Pudding Pops

Tropical Pudding Pops

Tropical pudding pops are such a great treat for the kids. Fresh fruit and instant pudding are a perfect match in this awesome summer treat.  My kids have been loving the popsicle kick I’ve been on lately, and this one was a particular favorite. Pudding makes a great base for popsicles, and is sturdy enough …

Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Nut-free Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

If you have a nut-allergy in the house, it is almost impossible to find a safe granola bar that doesn’t contain nuts, and isn’t produced on equipment that processes nuts. You can stop looking now though. These easy Nut-free Chocolate Chip Granola Bars take less than 30 minutes to put together, and feature cookie butter …

Super Chocolate Hot Fudge Brownie Cake

My niece said this Chocolate Hot Fudge Brownie Cake was “maybe the best thing I’ve ever made”. And I make a TON of desserts. This post originally appeared on Chocolate, Chocolate, and More. I’m so excited to get to share it with you all here now! Need a great chocolate dessert that will “WOW” your guests …

Super Simple Chicken Teriyaki Recipe with homemade sauce!

Out here on the West Coast there’s a bit of a phenomenon going on. Where ever you go, you’ll see an abundance of restaurants with Teriyaki in the title. Growing up in the midwest – we just didn’t have that. And also didn’t have the amazing fare that’s on offer inside. Their signature dish – Chicken …

Mushroom Pork Chops with Vegetable Wild Rice Pilaf

Mushroom Pork Chops with Vegetable Wild Rice Pilaf

Mushroom Pork Chops with Vegetable Wild Rice Pilaf {easy meals with vegetables} takes just 20 minutes of active prep, is made of whole ingredients, and is full of veggies. Its an all-in-one casserole that’s perfect for those cold winter nights! This easily converts to a slow-cooker version. Mushroom Pork Chops with Vegetable Wild Rice Pilaf …