Teriyaki Chicken and Spinach Pasta Salad from TastesBetterFromScratch.com

  Hey readers, it's Lauren visiting again from TastesBetterFromScratch.com! The last few times I've posted here I've shared sweets--like these chocolate cupcakes, oreo cupcakes, and brownies. But I'm back to show you all that I'm not just about chocolate ;-) . I may have a bit of a sweet tooth problem, but I love regular food too. I especially love food that's healthier, filling, and full of flavor. That way my … [Read more...]

Sweet_Corn_Cakes

Hey guys, it's Lauren visiting again from Tastes Better From Scratch! Hopefully you remember me from the chocolate frosted brownies or the chocolate cupcakes with chocolate buttercream that I posted here recently--today I'm super excited to share an awesome "cinco de mayo" inspired dish with you! A few years ago my husband and I had the opportunity to live in Mexico for a few months for an Internship. We lived in … [Read more...]

French Dip Sandwich slow cooker Recipe

Do you ever have recipes that you forget about, and then something spurs your memory and you think, "why haven't I made that lately!?!" I got this recipe from my friend Liz, and she always has the best recipes. In fact, the "Best Breadsticks Recipe Known to Man" is also from Liz! So if you liked that one, then you will love this one for shizzle. One thing I have to mention before I get down to the nitty gritty of this … [Read more...]

Black Bean Fiesta Casserole

My 11-year-old daughter called this casserole the "best meal in the entire world." She might not have the most mature tastebuds, but it made me feel good nevertheless. Ingredients: 10 chicken tenders {I add them right out of the frozen freezer bag} 8 oz cream cheese 8 oz sour cream 1 cans cream of chicken soup 1 packet of Ranch Dips Fiesta Packet 1 can of black beans {drained} 1 can of whole … [Read more...]

Killer-Meatballs

Hey all you ATT fans! It's Jessica again, from Lou Lou Girls! Summer is over for us..boo! We're back to the grind of school and lessons, and that means that I must attempt to be a good mother that provides her children with healthy meals at a normal hour of the night. During the summer we pretty much fly by the seat of our pants, we eat whatever we can find, whenever we feel hungry. Judge me all you want, I'm just … [Read more...]

Creamy-Havarti-Garlic-Bacon-Grilled-Cheese-Sandwich-small

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sargento for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. My brother in law Mike asked for a block of cheese for Christmas when he was six years old. Can you imagine him sitting on Santa's lap at the mall and saying, "I want a block of cheese for Christmas."  It cracks me up to even think about that! I can only imagine how funny his parents thought that was. He has always … [Read more...]

Red-Sauce-Chicken-Enchilada-Recipe-with-Cream-Cheese.jpg

I haven’t made these for awhile, and I made them on Sunday for dinner. The kids love them! I got the recipe from my sister Natalie. Thanks sis!! Ingredients: 8 oz. Cream Cheese 8 oz. Sour Cream Chicken (Either 2 chicken breasts boiled and shredded, or 1 large can of Chicken) I use the canned Kirkland Chicken from Costco 2 cups of Fiesta Blend Cheese Split into 1 cup increments 1 large can of Rosarita … [Read more...]

how-to-get-kids-to-eat-fish.jpg

I have THE. BEST. recipe for fish.  It’s pretty intense, so prepare yourself. Step 1: Go to Costco. Step 2: Buy this box of tortilla crusted tilapia: source Step 3: Follow the instructions. The end. I know my friends came to this post thinking it was a joke. Well they were partly right. I do cook at times, but I’m not one to slave in the kitchen all day to put a delicious meal on the table. In … [Read more...]

Fast-easy-delcious-alfredo-recipe.jpg

My kids scarf this stuff down, and as a Mom, there isn’t much more a kid can do than to actually eat their dinner to make a Mom happy as a clam. Can I get an Amen!?! For birthdays around here, I let my kiddos choose what we have for dinner that night. Most of the time, my kids pick this for their special night. I know you probably have an Alfredo Recipe already, but this one is GOOD {as opposed to just good} … [Read more...]

how-to-make-zucchini-noodles.jpg

The other day on instagram, I shared this picture of my dinner. It was delicious. I made zucchini noodles and smothered them with marinara sauce.  No I do NOT make my own marinara. If you do, you are a superstar. I buy mine at good ‘ol Costco and add a little lean ground beef. I was just proud the kids weren’t eating cold cereal for dinner {AGAIN} to be honest.   Ever since I shared the photo, I’ve had a bunch of … [Read more...]