Macaroni and Cheese Royale

Baked Macaroni and Cheese Royale - better than boxed, comfort food.

Growing up, I didn’t eat Kraft Mac&Cheese. Not unless I was at someone else’s house. My mom couldn’t stand the smell of it and gagged. She ate it all the time as a kid, to the point where it was gross.

So the typical ‘kid comfort food’ wasn’t common in our house, and as an adult, I still am not a huge fan of the boxed stuff, even though they removed a lot of the bad bad stuff recently, it’s still not very good for you. My kids don’t really enjoy the boxed stuff either; they prefer to eat this version with all the veggies and flavor instead!


2015 Turkey day

TurkeyDay 2015 - A collection of recipes that fed my family for a great Thanksgiving dinner
Photo Credit: klwebbiz, on Flickr More Pipe Cleaner Crafts
Photo Credit: klwebbiz, on Flickr
More Pipe Cleaner Crafts

Gobble gob gobbie gobbob gobble! (that’s turkey for what is wrong with you, don’t eat me!)
But for real, Happy Thanksgiving! I ADORE Turkey day, it’s something I look forward to all year long, and enjoy so very much. The following is what our family is planning on enjoying this year, and going to have to work off til Christmas dinner, haha!


Grilled Garden Vegetable Medley Packets

Grilled Garden Vegetable Medley Packets - easy, healthy and almost no cleanup.

Grilling, camping, ‘roughing it’ or just because, these packets make cooking a breeze and clean up a snap. Feel free to exchange ingredients according to taste.
Here is proof that creative side dishes can still be simple, fresh, and delicious, fresh from a smoky grill.


Magic Healing Soup

Magic Healing Soup - a mending formula that is stuffed with super-food-fixings | @Emmmmerz

You’re sick with the flu and need something to warm you up, this Magic Healing Soup is the solution.
It’s a cross between a vegetable soup and cabbage soup that is light yet revitalizing and scrumptious. It’s a mending formula that is stuffed with super-food-fixings that offer you extra nutrition to speed recovery. The taste is so tantalizing you’ll want multiple helpings, and you won’t need to feel regretful about it! Even better, the most troublesome part of this recipe is preparing the vegetables. From that point, it’s simply dump and stew.


Summer Broccoli Salad

Broccoli’s ready to please. Steam or stir-fry it, roast or boil it, bake it in casseroles, or just eat it raw — broccoli rewards you, no matter the method. In a one-cup serving, this nutritional powerhouse boasts 200 percent of your recommended daily allowance of Vitamin C, a good dose of Vitamin A, riboflavin, calcium, and fiber — and contains just 40 calories. It has even been proven to help protect against cataracts, stroke, and many kinds of cancer.


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