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Recipe for Creamy Avocado Mac with Pico de Gallo

By Karen Petersen

A creamy and comforting meatless recipe for Avocado Macaroni with Pico de Gallo (that's pretty healthy, actually)! I love avocados so much.  I use them most every single day.  I even started a board on pinterest just for avocados.  I love the creamy texture they have without adding lots of chees... Read More

Roasted Green Beans with Mushrooms and Hollandaise Sauce (a new green bean casserole)

By Karen Petersen

So you're in charge of the green beans for Thanksgiving this year?  Why not try a new recipe for green beans this year instead of the same old same old?  This recipe is seriously sooooo yummy!  I couldn't stop eating it.  My husband and his friend and I polished it off in about 2 minutes.  If y... Read More

5 Minute Personal Pizzas

By Karen Petersen

  I'm going to share with you something so easy and so yummy that you're going to love.  I've been making these little personal pizzas for several months now and my whole family loves them. First off, the secret to these pizzas is the Papa Pita Greek Pita Flat Bread.  The pita can b... Read More

Nutella Berry Donuts

By carriancheney

Hi  new friends! I'm Carrian and I write at, Sweet Basil, a site all about reinventing family dinner. Our family loves to cook and bake but we especially love to eat. Well, the little one is being a little more difficult about the latter, but we are working on it. In fact, this recipe is pretty m... 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

Make Your Own Taco Seasoning…No preservatives, less sodium and a LOT cheaper!

By Karen Petersen

Don't ever buy those taco seasoning  packets again.  They are expensive and can be loaded with ingredients that are hard to pronounce.  Instead you can easily make your own at home.  Just store in an airtight container and use in all those recipes that call for taco seasoning!I h... Read More

My Favorite Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

By Karen Petersen

  These cookies have quickly become my favorite.  The reason?  The dough!  Oh man, it is the best, most addicting dough ever.  (eat at your own risk...it does have uncooked eggs in it. Also, the cookies are pretty awesome as well!  Just don't over bake them.  That is a sin in my house.  ... Read More

Macaroni and Cheese Shells

By carriancheney

    I remember coming home from school with a friend of mine in like, 5th grade. We ran right upstairs to start gabbing about school, life, our teacher etc. I was AWKWARD at that age, and I'm not exaggerating. I was super skinny, scraggly brown hair (I totally wanted to be blonde), and al... Read More

Raspberry Sweet Rolls

By carriancheney

I realize that we are in the season of cinnamon, cloves, molasses etc, but I love raspberry every day. In fact, I've made so many different versions of molasses cookies lately (coming soon to a blog near you) that I kind of needed something a tad different. And, baby I got exactly what I was looki... Read More

Recipe for Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lasagna

By Karen Petersen

I've made a lot of lasagnas in the slow cooker before but never one without meat.  This turned out amazing.  The roasted vegetables and fresh basil added a dimension of flavor that left me wondering why I ever cooked lasagna with sausage or beef in the first place!  This recipe is also fairly eas... Read More