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Cozy Homemade Chicken Soup Recipe

By Amy Allen Johnson

Has Fall hit your area yet? I came home from a week at the OuterBanks and it is definitely autumn in my neighborhood. The leaves have changed and it's jacket weather. My first thought is - Make a batch of Homemade Chicken Soup. Soup is wonderful to have ready in the fridge for a quick and healthy... Read More

The Family Dinner That Really Matters

By Ana Connery

The family dinner that’s most important in our house is not the typical weeknight meal where my son, Javier, mumbles something about his day after an onslaught of questions from me. The one we treasure is the monthly meal we share with my ex-husband, Ed, who lives in another state. After his ... Read More

Spinach and Pasta Recipe – Call it Cannelloni

By Amy Allen Johnson

What do you do when you have a Costco-sized bag of spinach in your fridge and you're tired of eating salad? Find your favorite spinach and pasta recipe and you've got a hearty dinner in the making!  Technically, this is a Spinach Cannelloni recipe, but as you can see, I skipped the cannelloni part ... Read More

Easter Brunch – Gruyere Cheese Potatoes

By Amy Allen Johnson

Planning your Easter Brunch menu?  Our family traditionally eats cheesy potatoes with ham. You know the side dish made of mini cubed potatoes with crushed Corn Flakes on top?  'Round these parts, the dish is called "Funeral Potatoes," since the ladies of the neighborhood all make up a pan when som... Read More

Printable Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup Recipes

By Rachael Herrscher

We've created easy printable versions of the famous Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup recipe for your culinary convenience!  Enjoy! Full Page Versions Download Here: Stovetop Recipe Download Here: Slow Cooker Recipe Half Page Versions Download Here: Stovetop Recipe Download Here: Slo... Read More

DIY – Chalkboard Menu Plaques

By Amy Allen Johnson

Get ready for your next party by making these classic DIY Chalkboard Menu Plaques.  Pick your size and shape and soon your beautiful dishes will be labeled for your guests. If you're hosting Thanksgiving, these plaques can help guests navigate the potluck table traffic jams. Supplies 1... Read More

Speedy Beef Lasagna Recipe

By Amy Allen Johnson

Somehow September has turned into the crazy, back-to-school cyclone that has picked up every piece of my house and turned it upside down,  then covered it with school papers. Now, where did I leave that "system of organization?" No where is it more apparent that the system is GONE than in our... Read More

Quick Chicken Dinner

By Erin Oltmanns

Remember my whole working-mom-takes-back-the-kitchen thing? Well, I wasn’t content to stop at breakfast. OH NO. I was determined to reacquaint myself with dinner too. A quick browse of my Yum! board on Pinterest and I knew that this Baked Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken from Food.com was calling... Read More

Teriyaki Pork Stir Fry with Zucchini

By Amy Allen Johnson

When I need a quick dinner option, making a stir fry is my go-to meal. Why?  Flexibility.   Toss in whatever you have on hand.  Ta-da! Dinner is served. What's on hand these days?  Zucchini.  Voila!  A Stir Fry with Zucchini recipe. This recipe has an easy teriyaki sauce.  If you h... Read More

Cooking with Dutch Ovens – Getting Started

By Amy Allen Johnson

Ever tried cooking with dutch ovens?  I've had this on my "To-Learn" list for a long time, AND so has my husband.  What a great idea for a Father's Day present! We're much too practical to just buy all the dutch oven gear before having a run through to see if we can really enjoy th... Read More