Food Kids Will Eat

Copycat Cheesecake Factory Chicken Madeira

October 20, 2014
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One of my husband’s all-time favorite restaurant dishes is the Chicken Madeira at the Cheesecake Factory, so I really wanted to learn how to make it at home so we could enjoy it more often. But it took me several attempts at this recipe to get it to taste very similar to the Cheesecake Factory’s [...]

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Halloween Monkey Bread!

October 13, 2014
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The long holiday weekend has given the kids ample time to focus on Halloween at our house! The costume bins have been dragged out of the basement closet, they are begging me to take them to the local pumpkin patch to pick out their future jack-o-lanterns, and (perhaps most importantly), the candy corn has made [...]

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Asian BBQ Chicken Legs with Rice

October 6, 2014
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One of the tastiest and most budget-friendly meals that I make for my family is chicken legs. They are juicy when roasted in the oven and made even more delicious when topped with a sauce. And if you marinate them in the morning when you are making breakfast then pop them into the oven for [...]

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Copycat Cheesecake Factory Brown Bread Recipe

September 29, 2014
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This summer we went out to lunch as a family to the Cheesecake Factory, and my kids immediately fell in love with the place! From the brown bread to trying Daddy’s Chicken Madeira to indulging in three different kinds of cheesecake and chocolate cake for dessert- they can’t wait to go back! But since eight [...]

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30-Minute Loaded Smashed Potatoes

September 22, 2014
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I love potatoes- roasted, mashed, scalloped, fried, baked, grilled… I could go on and on (and sound like the shrimp-guy in Forrest Gump!). But if you want a really yummy potato from scratch- you usually need to plan in advance and get started more than an hour before serving. That is…. unless you cheat a [...]

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Roasted Tomato Sauce

September 15, 2014
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Our garden has certainly produced quite the bountiful harvest this year! When we planted it way back in May- we considered it to be a bit of an experiment- that we would try a bunch of different things and see what worked best so we would know better what to plan for future summers. And [...]

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Cinnamon Raisin Popovers (An Awesome After School Snack!)

September 10, 2014
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For a long time it has seemed that as my kids got older, the after-school juggling became more complicated. Older kids meant more advanced sports and activities with multiple practices and games per week taking place in further and further away locations. But this year… something completely unexpected has happened to my schedule…. it became [...]

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Kalbi Kebabs

September 8, 2014
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My family loves Korean BBQ, and we even have a favorite restaurant that we love to visit for special occasions called Korean Garden (used to be known as Kang Suh). The staff there loves to see our big family and makes such a fuss over every one of us- asking all kinds of questions about [...]

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Quick and Easy Sports Night Dinner: Char Siu Chicken and Basmati Rice

September 3, 2014
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf Success® Rice. While yesterday was the first day of school, it was also the first soccer game for my son who made the Junior Varsity team! It was fun taking the whole family over to watch the game and cheer for Kyle and his teammates- [...]

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Back-to-School Breakfast: Healthier Egg Sandwich!

August 20, 2014
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf Pompeian. After an indulgent summer spent stopping at ice cream stands, eating s’mores by the campfire, and ending most of our meals with dessert- it’s time to focus once again on healthy eating as the kids head back to school! So we are looking to [...]

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