Copycat Recipe for Cheesecake Factory’s Warm Asparagus Salad

By Karen Petersen

Last weekend I went out to dinner at the Cheesecake Factory.  We had a 90 minute wait.  Let's just say I was starving by the time I actually got food in my mouth.  I decided to order a few different items from their appetizer menu so I could try some different dishes, as I'm not really familiar w... Read More

Recipe for Caramel-Filled Chewy Ginger Cookies

By Karen Petersen

I made these Chewy Ginger Caramel Filled Cookies a week ago and I still can't stop thinking about them.  Now, that is weird for me.  Not the thinking about food part.  But the making of a non-chocolate dessert.  My motto is usually "if the dessert isn't chocolate then it isn't dessert."   But t... Read More

Slow Cooker Meal Plan for an Entire Month!

By Karen Petersen

Sponsored Recipe com.onescreen.widgets.load('21428-d45609121e6fbb2cb9b02a5466c5bd4a', 'os_dmp_embed'); This application requires JavaScript. SLOW COOKER MEAL PLAN FOR AN ENTIRE MONTH! School is back in session and inevitably there will be busy evenings full of activities that require k... Read More

Recipe for 3-Ingredient Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins (no oil, no eggs)

By Karen Petersen

  This recipe for pumpkin chocolate chip muffins has recently become a staple in my house.  I made a batch one day and promptly ate 5 muffins.  YUM!  They are simple and tasty and they seem a little healthy since there is no oil or butter in them.  Also, the best part of them is that the... Read More

How to Make Crispy Bacon in the Oven with Minimal Mess!

By Karen Petersen

How to Make Crispy Bacon in the Oven Bacon. We all love it, yet it's not that fun to make.  It pops and sizzles and has to be babysat when cooked in a skillet. Well, don't cook it in a skillet!  Cook it in the oven on a cookie sheet.  It takes the hassle out of cooking bacon (not to ment... Read More

Slow Cooker Savoury Sesame Chicken

By Lisa Taylor

  Disclaimer:  I am normally not a slow cooker fan.   However... there is certainly something to be said for loading everything into that slow cooker, switching it on, and (assuming no electrical outages occur) serving up a lovely meal some hours later.  And this super easy Slow Cooker... Read More

Fruit Pizza with Nutella and Cookie Dough Crust

By Karen Petersen

When I get an idea for a recipe in my head I can't stop thinking about it until I make it.  This was one of those recipes.  I love Nutella and I love all the fresh fruits available this time of year so I decided to combine the two in a delicious fruit pizza.  The crust for the pizza is super si... Read More

Make Your Own Whole Wheat Pancake Mix

By Karen Petersen

My kids love freshly made pancakes but I hate mixing them up in the morning when we are short on time.  I don't love the taste of store bought pancake mix so the perfect solution is this homemade whole wheat pancake mix.  I love using this because the pancakes are hot and fresh and I only have to ... Read More

The Easiest Way to Remove Stems From Strawberries

By Karen Petersen

It's summer and that means strawberry season is in full swing!  If you're kids are like mine, they love to dig into the strawberries.  But it's always annoying to cut off the little green stems.  So I figured out this little trick and now they are able to de-stem their own strawberries! Here's w... Read More

Recipe for Funfetti Sandwich Cookies (only 4 ingredients!)

By Karen Petersen

These are yummy cookies that kids and adults will both love!  I like the fun festive sprinkles.  My sister made these for her son's birthday party instead of a cake.  They taste better and are less messy...not to mention they are already in individual serving sizes.  These will go quick so you ... Read More