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One Pan Oven-Roasted Chicken with Carrots and Potatoes

Do you want a simple meal ready for family dinner? One pan oven-roasted chicken thighs is a simple and health meal to feed the whole family. The preparation is minimal, but the results are delicious. Try this one pan oven-roasted chicken thigh. Oven-Roasted Chicken Thigh Dinner Recipe:   Ingredients: Chicken thighs (or chicken breast) Sweet potatoes Yukon Gold potatoes Rainbow carrots 4 tablespoons olive oil pinch of salt pinch ground black pepper 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese (optional) Parchment paper or aluminum foil Sheet pan 9×13? Directions: Preheat oven to 400°F...[Read more]

Campfire Chili Cheese Fries

Going camping is a lot of fun, but sometimes the hardest part is figuring out what to make while on this adventure. So below we have a classic dish with a campfire based twist: Campfire Chili Cheese Fries. Adult Supervision is needed in order to complete this recipe. Ingredients One can of chili (your preference) One package of frozen french fries (if you get the family size, double the other ingredients) One cup of shredded cheddar cheese One large spoonful of sour cream (optional) Marterials Aluminum foil Non-stick cooking spray Fire poker Oven mitts Forks Step...[Read more]

Spaghetti Grilled Cheese

Today we are going to take a twist on an American classic: by adding spaghetti to it! Below is the recipe for a delicious lunch, that can serve up to four people, with a lot of pasta on the side. Adult supervision is needed. Ingredients 8 slices of bread (Italian is the best, but most other forms can work too) 2 tablespoons of butter 4 slices of mozzarella cheese (patted dry) 2 cups of spaghetti sauce (any type works, it’s up to your taste) 4 cups of Angel Hair Pasta (doesn’t need to be exact) Instructions Follow the instructions on the side of the Angel Hair Pasta box. Bring a...[Read more]

Kid-Friendly Cinco De Mayo

Kid-Friendly Cinco De Mayo Cinco De Mayo is a holiday many children can enjoy with the proper ideas, activities, and food. Thankfully, you have us to help you create that perfect kid-friendly Cinco De Mayo party that all will love. Here are four ideas that are simple and easy follow. 1. Easy Tacos from Tablespoon ( Ingredients: 1-pound lean (at least 80%) ground beef 1 cup Old El Paso™ Thick ‘n Chunky salsa 10 Old El Paso™ taco shells 1/2 head lettuce, shredded 1 medium tomato, chopped (3/4 cup) 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 ounces) Directions: Cook beef in...[Read more]

Overnight Oats

What do you give your child for breakfast before school?   Well, this overnight oatmeal could save your mornings. Now with the warm weather, hot oatmeal is not an option.  Oatmeal is tasty and with low-sugar, this could also be an alternative to a bowl of cereal or even that carb filled bagel. The ingredients are inexpensive when purchased in bulk and you can make multiple servings once for several days throughout the week. Try making this quick and easy recipe with your little one at night and have a reason to wake-up with energy in the morning. Ingredients: ½ cup old fashioned rolled...[Read more]

International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day Recipe

Every dog has it’s day – today is a day just for them.  This is not only a day to appreciate your dog, but also to appreciate the power of the dog biscuit.  Dog bread has been a treat since the medieval times, but the dog biscuit was invented in 1850 by James Spratt who later created the Spratt’s Company.  The dog biscuit is a tool used to train your pooch to do a trick, reward good behavior, and overall please your K9 friend. The reason this fun holiday is “international” is still unknown. The recipe for today is for a Peanut Butter Dog Biscuit. Before you get started,...[Read more]