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Crock Pot Old Fashioned Irish Stew

Crock Pot Old Fashioned Irish Stew

I grew up in a home where we cooked and ate a lot of Italian food. Any meal without homemade sauce and a side of pasta was highly unusual. So when “Mostly Wonderful” brought me home to meet my future in-laws, getting used to their traditional meals was a bit of a culture shock – […]

Halloween Pumpkin Shaped Rice Krispies Treats

Halloween Pumpkin Shaped Rice Krispies Treats

Sometimes you just need something to keep your toddlers active. It doesn’t matter if that’s a sticker book and some construction paper, a tub full of legos or a box of your favorite cereal. Case in point, I had two relatively obnoxious children on my hands tonight right before my husband needed to get some […]

Lasagna Roll Ups – Toddler Fun & Happy Husbands

Lasagna Roll Ups – Toddler Fun & Happy Husbands

Toddlers love fun food and my husband happens to love my Italian cooking. How do I combine the two? By making lasagna, with a twist! Lasagna roll ups are a fun take on traditional Italian flavors with a shape your kids will love. As a blind mom, it’s also a recipe I find very versatile, […]

Halloween: Mummy Pizza Puffs

Halloween: Mummy Pizza Puffs

Halloween is almost here and that means it’s time for some “Spooktacular” treats! My two toddlers love pizza and this momma prefers the homemade kind. I always keep a secret baking stash in my freezer that includes a box of pie crust and some puff pastry sheets. When I cook, I try to incorporate my […]

Easter Turkey Breast – Part II

Easter Turkey Breast – Part II

Easter has come and gone and so has my holiday turkey breast.  It was absolutely delicious!In case you missed it, check out Holiday Turkey Breast – Part I to see how I made a marinade for the turkey the day before I cooked it. After Easter baskets were opened; I got cooking. I removed the turkey breast […]

Easter Turkey Breast – Part I

Easter Turkey Breast – Part I

After I lost my eyesight, the thought of cooking a big holiday meal like a whole turkey scared the crap out of me. I was so afraid that my blindness would limit my ability to prepare a healthy, delicious meal and get it on the table while still hot. Enter my Adult Daily Living (ADL) skills […]

Whole Crock Pot Chicken

Whole Crock Pot Chicken

Have you ever gone to a grocery store and picked up one of those rotisserie chickens? Did you know you could make the same thing at home? As a busy mom, I love my crock pot. I also have a family that loves chicken, so crock pot chicken is a favorite in our family. My solution […]

Great Grandma Benford’s Irish Soda Bread

Great Grandma Benford’s Irish Soda Bread

Irish soda bread is a staple in my house during the month of March. My Grandma Benford made it every year for my family when I was a child. She got the Irish soda bread recipe from her Irish mother-in-law, tweaking it very slightly over the years. If you’ve ever tasted soda bread then you know […]

Holiday Veggie Platter

Holiday Veggie Platter

Are you heading to a holiday party or New Year’s get together? Why not bring a healthy snack that will put on a smile on everyone’s face? A Christmas tree inspired veggie platter is the perfect festive addition to any table! Purchase a Hefty EZ Foil Tin and fill it with your favorite veggies! My kids loved […]

Creamy Tomato Soup

Creamy Tomato Soup

When there is a chill in the air, I crave a steaming bowl of soup. Creamy Tomato Soup is one of my family favorites! It’s perfect for lunch, dinner or a snack. Serve it up alone or with a grilled cheese sandwich on the side (the way my family likes it). It’s a super easy […]

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