The Kitchen: Not Just a Place to Cook

If there’s one thing that can tear your youngsters away from their tablets, smartphones or video games, cooking might just be it. Children love working some culinary magic in the kitchen. It gives them a chance to get their hands dirty and, best of all, they can eat the results! Also, you get the chance to spend some quality time with your tots this way, and you can rest assured you’re providing them with some valuable life skills. There are certain classics that almost all children like to cook, including pizzas, chocolate brownies, and fairy cakes. However, if you’re looking […]

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Bring the BBQ Inside if Weather Doesn’t Permit

I didn’t really have any huge plans for this weekend other than attempting to have a BBQ at my Dad’s at some point with my boyfriend, my sister and her baby girl. Today was the day for that but the weather was not allowing for a BBQ and so we headed out to pick up the sister and my niece for a warm cooked meal. And boy did Dad cook, I wouldn’t expect anything less. A meal for many King’s was provided and I barely ate one hotdog, macaroni salad and potato salad along with a couple pickles and drank […]

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A Simple Pasta Recipe #recipe #pasta #foodie

This is a favorite pasta recipe for me. This is the first thing I ever really made on my own. You see I am not really into cooking, wasn’t ever really taught how to make things nor cook, but my sister is one hell of a cook. This is something I came up with based on seeing it somewhere long ago and ever since has been a favorite side dish for most any meal for me. Today I share with you my easy pasta recipe. Hope you enjoy…. Ingredients – Rotini Premavera colored pasta {fully cooked according to box instructions} […]

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Making Egg Salad Sandwiches

Egg salad sandwiches are a favorite in my home with the ten and six year old. I personally prefer a nice egg salad sandwich on toasted bread with a piece of cheese and some salt sprinkled on it. Today I share with you how I make my egg salad …. Ingredients: 6 hard boiled eggs 2 tablespoons mayo or salad dressing bowl spoon and fork tsp of salt bread Make The Egg Salad Place six eggs into a pan and fill with water. Place on stove on high heat, bringing to a boil. Once the water reaches a boiling point, […]

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Hodgson Mill Pastabilities Contest and Giveaway

I entered the Hodgson Mill Pastabilities Contest with my every day pasta salad I make at home, my five and nine year old kids love it! I call it brain food, mostly because when I eat it I always played better at chess! You can certainly vote for me if you like during the contest by clicking here to visit the Hodgson Mill Pinterest page & click like on my recipe. I usually make this pasta salad with elbow but the bow ties made it more fun for the kids this time around. To get the full recipe instructions you […]

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The Importance of a Colorful Plate

Think of the food you find at any state fair. Fried oreos. Corndogs. Elephant ears and even fried butter. They’re all the same dull shade of brown. Think of your dinner last night. Was your plate full of the same brown hues of fried food and baked desserts or the starchy whites of bread and potatoes? Now think of the produce section at your local grocery: The reds and oranges of fruits, the bushy green heads of fresh lettuce, the bright yellow of corn or the deep purple of an eggplant. Everything in nature is saturated by rich and bountiful […]

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Mom’s the Word on Dinner Video: How do you spice up your pasta?

Ragu wants to know how do you spice up your pasta. Here’s the video and head on over to Ragu’s Facebook Page to let them know how you spice up your pasta! I am a simple person with my pasta. I actually put crushed red pepper on my spaghetti. I also love to make three cheese manicotti with my daughter, she helps stuff the shells with me.  Simple spaghetti with sauce on top works great for dinner for my two boys, they eat it right up with some Texas toast with cheese. Head on over to Mom’s the Word on […]

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Tuna Is Healthy For You

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of HealthyTuna.com. All opinions are 100% mine. I asked my daughter today what her favorite dish that has healthy tuna in it was  and she stated Macaroni salad, and I have to agree. I call my macaroni salad “brain food” because I seem to play better at chess while eating it. No joke! It’s our household joke and I still think it’s hilarious! I make my macaroni salad with cooked elbow macaroni, tuna, onions and mayonnaise. My daughter doesn’t eat the onions in it but my three year old eats […]

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