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Thrilled to share The Best Classic Mashed Potatoes Recipe with you today! A staple recipe everyone needs!
The Best Classic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

With the holidays right around the corner I thought it would be nice to have a mashed potato recipe that you can either leave how it is written here, or use to add your favorite mix-ins.  This is hands down one of my favorite recipes I use over and over again.  Once you master the classic recipe, you can do all kinds of variations that work for so many occasions.
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Picky Palate Meal Plan Week 31

Picky Palate Meal Plan Week 31

Oct 2, 2016 | Meal Plan | Tags:

Another meal plan for you today!  This is the best time of the year to be in the kitchen.  Soups, chili, pasta…..all of my favorites!  Enjoy friends!

Monday: Perfect Weeknight Chili

Tuesday: Homemade Supreme Pizza

Wednesday: Classic Chicken Noodle Soup

Thursday: Weeknight Creamy Sausage Pasta

Friday and Saturday this mama takes a break from the kitchen 🙂

Sunday: Cheesy Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

Dessert Idea: Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

15 Must Have Pumpkin Recipes

15 Must Have Pumpkin Recipes

Sep 28, 2016 | Desserts, Halloween, Thanksgiving | Tags: , , , ,

Thrilled to share 15 Must Have Pumpkin Recipes with you today!

Pumpkin S’mores Cake Bars
These festive bars could not be more simple to prepare and let me tell you….everyone loves them!  Great Fall dessert.

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Picky Palate Meal Plan Week 30

Picky Palate Meal Plan Week 30

Sep 25, 2016 | Meal Plan | Tags:

Another week of Meal Plan ideas for you!  Can you believe the holidays are right around the corner?!  2016 is flying by.  Hope you enjoy this batch of recipe ideas.
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Chicken Enchilada Soup Boats

Chicken Enchilada Soup Boats

Sep 21, 2016 | Chicken, Cinco de Mayo, Dinner, Soups and Stews, Sponsored | Tags: , , , , , ,

These Chicken Enchilada Soup Boats make the perfect weeknight dinner for the whole family!

It’s always a pleasure partnering with Old El Paso to bring you quick and simple family friendly dinner ideas!  I’ve put together a weeknight dinner that couldn’t be more simple to prepare plus it’s packed with great Mexican flavors.  I know how busy the school week can be with all of the kids different activities and homework.  It’s so nice to have quick to prepare dinner recipes for a stress free experience.

Just a few ingredients is all you’ll need to get dinner on the table this week.  Enjoy!
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Homemade S'mores Granola Bars

Homemade S’mores Granola Bars

Sep 19, 2016 | Brownies and Bars, Sponsored | Tags: , , , , , , ,

These Homemade S’mores Granola Bars are the perfect snack to satisfy that sweet tooth!

Partnering with Frigidaire Gallery® today to bring you a simple family friendly snack recipe that will have everyone smiling ear to ear.  Oats, graham crackers, dark chocolate and marshmallow bits?  Heaven 🙂

With just a few pantry staple ingredients, you’ll have these homemade granola bars ready in no time.  S’mores is one of our very favorite dessert flavors so I knew they’d make a great granola bar.

Hope you enjoy this fun recipe that makes the perfect after school snack!

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Perfect Weeknight Chili Recipe

Perfect Weeknight Chili Recipe

Sep 14, 2016 | Beef, Dinner, Soups and Stews | Tags: , , , , , , ,

My Perfect Weeknight Chili Recipe is just what you need for Fall cooking! Simple and delicious!

Fall season is the best isn’t it?  Even though we’re still pushing 100 degrees here in Arizona, I look forward to this time of year!  It brings so much fun baking and cooking simple hearty recipes that are my favorite.

Chili is a staple recipe for us.  I make different variations on the regular, but this particular recipe needed to be shared.  Seriously flavor packed with just your basic pantry essentials.  Give yourself about 10 minutes and this gorgeous pot of chili will be simmering ready to go at your fingertips.  Winning!
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Pumpkin S'mores Cake Bars

Pumpkin S’mores Cake Bars

Sep 12, 2016 | Brownies and Bars, Desserts | Tags: , , ,

These Pumpkin S’mores Cake Bars are festive and packed full of sweetness!

I am kind of still in denial that Fall is basically right around the corner!  Are we ready for pumpkin everything?  I don’t know if I am, but these bars are crazy simple and great to bring to your upcoming parties.  5 Ingredients is all you need.  Sweet!
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