15 Minute Macaroni and Cheese

Fifteen minutes is all you need to get this Macaroni and Cheese on the table, which makes it the perfect meal for this busy holiday week.

15-Minute Macaroni and CheeseMacaroni and Cheese is a favorite in my house. The kids would eat it 3 times a week if they could, which means I’m always looking for new variations. So when we were asked to review David Venable’s new cookbook, Back Around the Table: An “In the Kitchen with David” Cookbook, I jumped at the chance. Who better to get a great recipe from than the die-hard mac and cheese lover, David Venable? And I was right; David pulled through with a winning recipe for me.

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Cranberry Brie Grilled Cheese

Cranberry Brie Grilled Cheese

Leftovers look mighty tasty in this Cranberry Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwich.  Thanksgiving leftovers are the best part of the holiday, right? Cold turkey sandwiches while watching football games, warmed up dinner rolls for snacks, slices of pie for breakfast…it’s all fair game. But the cranberry sauce? That’s usually the last man standing.

Pan-Seared Flank Steak with Red Wine Mushroom Sauce (1 of 2)

Pan Seared Flank Steak with Red Wine Mushroom Sauce

The holidays are hectic. This Pan Seared Flank Steak with Red Wine Mushroom Sauce will make everyone think you slaved in the kitchen all day! Is your Thanksgiving week as busy as mine? Between the kids’ schedules, errands to run and getting a head start on my Thanksgiving cooking, dinner is often an after thought….

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White Russian

Classic White Russian

 Winter has arrived and a Classic White Russian is the perfect way to take the chill out of the air. Winter showed up a little early this year, and I’m not happy about it.  We are on track for a record cold November, and that’s not something to brag about. Especially since I’m (admittedly) still…

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Open Face Fried Egg & Spinach Sandwich (1 of 3)

Open Faced Fried Egg and Spinach Sandwich

Get your greens right away in the morning with this Open Faced Fried Egg and Spinach Sandwich! Healthy eating is such a struggle this time of year, especially when you are a food blogger, and holiday candies and cookies are literally covering EVERY surface in the kitchen just waiting to be photographed. You won’t hear…

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#GWL5Faves 4th Edition - hostess gifts

#GWL5Faves 4th edition

 Don’t show up empty handed on Thanksgiving! Check out some of favorite hostess gifts in this 4th edition of #GWL5Faves.  Holiday gatherings are just around the corner, and whether it’s an informal cocktail party or a daylong celebration, you don’t want to show up empty-handed. In our 4th edition of #GWL5Faves, Lisa and I rounded up…

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Arugula Salad with Blackberries and Creamy Goat Cheese Dressing (1 of 2)

Arugula Salad with Blackberries and Creamy Goat Cheese Dressing

Juicy berries are the star of this Arugula Salad with Blackberries and Creamy Goat Cheese Dressing! Charlie has always been my salad eater. Unique for a 9-year old, no? He requests salads for school lunches and even ordered one for dinner when we went out for pizza with his flag football team! (How many little boys turn…

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Taste of Home Cooking School Online

Holiday Gift Giving with Taste of Home Cooking School Online

Need a unique present for someone special on your holiday shopping list? Give them the gift of online cooking classes from Taste of Home! Who remembers the Sears toy catalog? The arrival of that catalog in our mailbox was a big deal in our house. My brothers and I would pore through that sucker every…

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Overnight Fireman's Breakfast Casserole (1 of 2)

Overnight Fireman’s Breakfast Casserole

You may start hosting brunch more often once you get a taste of this easy and flavorful Overnight Fireman’s Breakfast Casserole.  Pat’s family is from Minnesota, and my family is from Nebraska, so rather than dividing our time between the two states for holidays, we alternated Thanksgiving and Christmas with our families after we were…

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