Author Archives for Laura

Meaty Baked Ziti |

Meaty Baked Ziti

April 17, 2014 6:15 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Most saturday mornings, you can find me sitting in front of the TV with my daughter watching Pioneer Woman. We have watched it from the very first episode and my daughter loves to watch it as much as I do. When we saw the episode titled Us and Them, I knew we had to try... Read More

Mexican Pizza |

Mexican Pizza {Taco Bell Copycat}

April 16, 2014 6:15 am Published by 1 Comment

So if you follow me regularly, you know how much my family enjoys Mexican food. Everyone is happy when I make it. My husband and 2 boys love to eat at Taco Bell. Me, not so much. My stomach tends to dislike me when I eat there, not sure why. So I decided to give... Read More

Slow Cooker Steak and Gravy |

Slow Cooker Steak and Gravy

April 15, 2014 6:15 am Published by 1 Comment

Ever since my trip to Chicago with the Beef Council, I have been more adventurous with different cuts of beef. I have never cooked with a flat iron steak before. This cut of steak is usually grilled or used in a stir fry. I decided to give it a try by slow cooking it. This... Read More

Easy Fluffy Dinner Rolls |

Easy Fluffy Dinner Rolls

April 14, 2014 6:15 am Published by 2 Comments

I made these dinner rolls a bit ago (I’ve actually made them several times since) and was planning on sharing them soon, but then I thought how perfect they would be for Easter! So I just had to share them today in time for your Easter menu plan. These homemade rolls are the closest thing... Read More

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Disconnect to Reconnect Giveaway

April 12, 2014 7:15 am Published by 77 Comments

For many years now, Smucker’s has promoted the Power of Family Meals, an initiative that emphasizes the benefits of eating together as a family.  This is something I feel strongly about and is one of the reasons I began my blog, to help encourage family meal time. As part of that initiative, Smucker’s is launching... Read More

Brunch Pizza Squares |

Flashback Friday – Brunch Pizza Squares

April 11, 2014 6:15 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Today’s flashback post is one that will be perfect to make when Easter is over. You can use ham in it or I have also used sausage or even a combo of bacon and sausage. You only need 5 ingredients to make it and it is ready in less than 30 minutes! Brunch Pizza Squares

Easy Mexican Rice |

Easy Mexican Rice

April 10, 2014 6:15 am Published by 3 Comments

I have been on a quest for a while to find a good recipe for Mexican Rice. I want it to be like the kind you get in a Mexican restaurant. A friend told me she was told by someone you make a mixture in you blender of tomatoes, onion, and jalepeno then add it... Read More

Easy Apple Butter Pancakes |

Easy Apple Butter Pancakes and Musselman’s Giveaway

April 9, 2014 6:15 am Published by 29 Comments

As winter gives way to spring, it’s the perfect excuse to gather together with your loved ones. This time of year is ideal for casual brunches, so for your next midday feast with friends and family,  I took inspiration from the changing weather and created a easy new spin on a brunch/breakfast staple using Mussleman’s... Read More

Seven Layer Tostadas |

Seven Layer Tostadas

April 8, 2014 6:15 am Published by 1 Comment

My family are big fans of seven layer dip! It is great to serve at gatherings and the men in my house love to have it while watching their favorite game on the TV. A while back, I made some individual seven layers dips.  Then I got to thinking………… A tostada shell is really just... Read More

Crisp Bean Burritos |

Crisp Bean Burritos {like Taco Time}

April 7, 2014 6:15 am Published by 1 Comment

As a young girl, I remember my mom occasionally treating us to a meal at Taco Time. Taco Time is a fast food Mexican restaurant like Taco Bell. I had three favorite things to get from Taco Time – their Crisp Bean Burrito, Crisp Taco, and Cherry Empanada. I also loved to dip the crisp... Read More