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Breakfast, Holiday, Kid Friendly Recipes

Heart Shaped Red Velvet Pancakes

Rich, moist and chocolaty red velvet pancakes will make you fall in love with breakfast all over again.

Your loved ones are going to fall head over heels with these Heart Shaped Red Velvet Pancakes. That’s right, we said red velvet pancakes. These are perfect any time of year, but talk about a wow on Valentine’s Day.

This from scratch recipe is moist, lightly sweet and chocolaty for that perfect red velvet flavor. Serve with powdered sugar or pile them high with whipped topping.

This recipe says “Be Mine”.  ❤

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Amie Jo's Choice, Soups, Tennessee Food

The Best Ham and Bean Soup. Ever.

You are going to love our best ever Ham and Bean Soup.

Ok, I’ll confess. I’ve never really had “bad” Ham and Bean Soup. And I may or may not be too close to the project. But this simple and hearty Ham and Bean Soup is so comforting and easy to make, it has made the jump to the top of my list.

Our secret? A package of 15 Bean Soup Mix. Yep, if you haven’t tried it, grab a bag or two. It is a pantry staple in our home and so handy to have around.

Of course, we skipped the package directions and did our own thang, ’cause that’s what we do. But you’ll love it. Easy, filling, simple and savory. Another reason to make cornbread.

Like we need another reason for that!

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Desserts, Halloween, Kid Friendly Recipes

Scary-Cute Monster Mash Halloween Brownies

Monster Mash Halloween Brownies

Disclosure: I may have been on a sugar high when I wrote this post. Halloween Season is officially here! The time of monsters and scary movies, haunted houses and spooks. It is also the time for sticky-sweet treats like these Monster Mash Halloween Brownies.

Me and my little ghoul-friend made these over the top Halloween brownies together. Holiday baking is family fun in our kitchen. Magically swirled with bright purple and green buttercream on top of fudgy brownies, this treat has a trick inside.

And a whole lot of sprinkles on the outside. (My little monster likes sprinkles.)

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30 Minute or Less, Appetizers & Snacks, Kid Friendly Recipes

Quick and Easy Idea Starters for your Kids Lunch Box

School days, school days. Ain’t it fun? The morning rush, the after school activities, assignments and school functions keep most calendars packed. But what about the middle of the day? It is our duty as parents and caregivers to make sure our kids are getting fed. Whether that means nutritious school lunches or our own lunch box creations.

My favorite way to put a smile on my kid’s face (through food) is to pack her lunch box with fun and colorful foods. Small sizes, totally snackable, and tasty.

We have put together a list of Lunch Box Idea Starters to help you and your precious little angels make their mid day meal more exciting.

(No worries, I’m all about quick and easy.) BONUS FREE PRINTABLE FOR LUNCH BOX NOTES

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Desserts, Halloween, Holiday, Kid Friendly Recipes

Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats

Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats

There are two things in this world that bring out the kid in me. (Well, maybe more than two, but just we are going to talk about these two today.) Rice Krispie Treats and Candy Corn. So why not bring the two classic favorite treats together in a deliciously sweet Halloween treat?

This recipe is a twist on the traditional rice krispie treats that we all love. But with the fun colors of candy corn.

Just a few ingredients and a swirl or two of bright Halloween color and you have yourself a fun dessert recipe for your holiday parties.

Or for a random Tuesday. (No judgement here. Do what you have to do.)

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5 Ingredients or Less, Amie Jo's Choice, Breakfast, Desserts

Two Ingredient Cinnamon Roll Apple Bake

Cinnamon Roll Apple Bake

There’s easy recipes. Then there’s EASY recipes. You are going to love this two-ingredient recipe for Cinnamon Roll Apple Bake. Yes, you heard me correctly, TWO INGREDIENTS.

Well, technically three if you count the icing that comes with the cinnamon rolls. You know, that sweet and gooey swirl of sugary heaven that comes on your favorite cinnamon treats.

This is an easy dessert recipe you’ll want to stick in your back pocket and pull out when you need something sweet with no effort. (Warning: it won’t last long.)

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30 Minute or Less, Kid Friendly Recipes, Mexican, Pork

Why Wait for a Tuesday? 30-Minute Taco Night

30 Minute Taco Night

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smithfield®. The opinions and text are all mine. #RealFlavorRealFast @SmithfieldBrand

You guys know how much I love to cook. I mean, obviously, I write about food and take pictures of it and share non-stop on the interwebs, right? Right.

The toughest time of year for me as a home cook AND food blogger is Back to School. You know, that crazy-hectic time of year full of lists and shopping and paperwork.

With not enough time to get everything done, and even less time to prepare meals, you need go-to recipes like this 30-Minute Taco Night to keep the family fed and connected.

So grab a few grocery items and blow off some Back to School steam with a fun-filled family fiesta.

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Beef, Kid Friendly Recipes, Main Dishes

Baby BBQ Meatloaf (The Cutest Thing You’ll Cook This Week)

Baby BBQ Meatloaf

Meatloaf is the ultimate go-to Mom Meal, isn’t it? Comforting and classic, meatloaf is always there for you when you need a meal idea. You are going to love our easy dinner recipe for Baby BBQ Meatloaf.

There are three things I love about this meatloaf recipe. 1-The individual meatloaves are perfectly portioned for quicker cooking. 2-They are perfectly seasoned with the zing of bbq sauce.

And 3-they are totally adorable.

Maybe I need to get out of the kitchen for a minute.

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Desserts, Health, Kid Friendly Recipes

Dairy Free Frozen Peach Pie Bars

Dairy Free Frozen Yogurt Peach Pie Bars

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DairyFreeGoodness #CollectiveBias

The back-to-school madness is starting to take hold. My house is messier. My lazy summer-time dream has been rudely awakened. My leisurely afternoons of coming home and preparing yumminess have been …let’s call it…unprepared.

I will not let the hectic back-to-school routine get in the way of making delicious treats. 

I will not let the hectic back-to-school routine get in the way of making delicious treats. 

I will not let the hectic back-to-school routine get in the way of making delicious treats. 

Frozen Peach Pie Bars put me back on track. Lightly sweetened, cool and refreshing, with the familiar goodness of graham-cracker crust, this dairy-free dessert will be a hit with the kids. (Think after-school snack or surprise dessert. )

Gold Star!

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