cooking, Food

My Family’s Favorite Recipes

If you’re like me, you’re probably always looking for yummy, simple, healthy meal ideas for your family. I’ve comprised a list of some of my family’s all-time favorite recipes!

Pinterest Ready Fave Recipes

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-French Dip Sandwiches

Spaghetti and Meatballs (Our Best Bites)

Homemade Macaroni and Cheese (The Pioneer Woman)

Taco Salad (Six Sisters’ Stuff)

Chicken and Biscuit Casserole (Blog Chef)

Slow Cooker Hamburger and Potato Casserole (Get Crocked)

Shepherd’s Pie (Six Sisters’ Stuff)

Black Bean Burritos (Gimme Delicious Food)

Mexican Quinoa (Damn Delicious)

Salsa Verde Honey Lime Chicken Tacos (Carlsbad Cravings)

Cheesesteak Sandwiches (Our Best Bites)

Easy Weeknight Chili (Our Best Bites)

Healthy Sweet and Sour Chicken (Creme De La Crumb) *I’m obsessed with this!*



Quinoa Fried “Rice” (Gimme Some Oven)



Monster Cookies (Betty Crocker)

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie (Two Twenty One)

Butterfinger Muddy Buddies (High Heels and Grills)

Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll Cake (Six Sisters’ Stuff)

Apple Streusel Bars (Our Best Bites)

One Bowl Chocolate Cake (Six Sisters’ Stuff)



Easy and Fluffy Belgian Waffles (Something Swanky)

German Pancakes (High Heels and Grills)

-Breakfast Smoothies (My favorite: skim milk, peanut butter, banana, and one Nestle Breakfast Essentials Drink Mix



-Chicken Snack Wraps… Heated chicken nuggets or chicken strips wrapped in a tortilla with lettuce, tomato, cheese, and ranch dressing



Fruit and Veggie Muffins (Super Healthy Kids) *My kids GOBBLED these up!*


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Top 5 Most Used Kitchen Supplies

Cooking with toddlers can be rough. Here are some items I use to make things go more quickly! This post was not sponsored, but most of the items are pampered chef brand because my mother in law is a consultant. You can check out her FB page here.

  1. Wooden spoons- D loves helping me cook, and these wooden spoons help stay a safe distance away from pots and pans, without conducting heat. 
  2. Micro cooker- this is great for heating up soup (a popular lunch at our house), steaming veggies, or warming pasta sauce. 
  3. Small skillet- D loves to cook eggs (as described in this post) so our small skillet gets used several times a week. 
  4. Mix n’ chop- Who has time to shred meat? With the mix n’ chop, you can shred meat in under a minute. I even let D try to help out. 
  5. Small knifes- I feel like I’m constantly cutting fruit and cheese for my toddler. I go through several knifes a day!
What kitchen items do you use the most?
cooking, toddlers

Toddler Cooking in 25 Easy Steps

Ever since I showed him how to cook eggs, Man-cub D has requested them every day for lunch. The following are 25 steps to a quick cooking session with a toddler.

Step 1: Pull out the eggs from the fridge.
Step 2: Pull a chair over to the counter so D can reach.
Step 3: Grab a small skillet and put on stove.
Step 4: Spray the skillet (unless D jumps right to step 5)
Step 5: D cracks the egg(s) into the skillet.
Step 6: Mama R digs out all the shell bits.
Step 7: Wash hands.
Step 8: Push eggs out of D’s reach so he doesn’t crack more.
Step 9: Hand D the pepper to season the eggs.
Step 10: D vigorously shakes pepper over eggs, possibly dropping it into the mix.
Step 11: Hand D the salt.
Step 12: Repeat step 10.
Step 13: Put salt and pepper out of D’s reach.
Step 14: Open grated cheese for D.
Step 15: D sprinkles cheese on eggs, also spilling some on the chair.
Step 16: Clean the chair.
Step 17: Get wooden spoon for D to stir the eggs (thus scrambling them).
Step 18: Put skillet on stovetop.
Step 19: Turn on stovetop.
Step 20: Monitor D so he doesn’t touch stove or skillet while eggs cook.
Step 21: Take wooden spoon from D momentarily to make sure the eggs get flipped so they are cooked all the way through.
Step 22: Apologize when returning the spoon.
Step 23: Declare eggs done.
Step 24: Get a plate while D gets a fork.
Step 25: Eat the eggs.