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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]

Easy Focaccia Bread Recipe

Is that fresh bread in the oven? Well in less than one hour you can have delicious focaccia bread in your home. Focaccis bread is crunchy on the top and bottom. Follow this simple recipe to impress your family and friends with these fresh bread full of flavor. Easy Focaccia Bread Recipe: Ingredients: 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon white sugar 1 tablespoon active dry yeast 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon dried basil 1 pinch ground black pepper 1 cup water 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan...[Read more]

Coconut Macaroon Nests

Coconut macaroons nests are the perfect spring cookie for your Easter party. This yummy cookie is simple and hands on for a fun activity to do with your little ones. You can add your favorite Easter candy on top of this cookie for your own added creativity. This recipe was pasted down from my grandmother and will be pasted to keep the Easter tradition going. Egg Nest Macaroons: Ingredients: 1/3 cup butter, softened 1 package (3 oz.) cream cheese, softened 3/4 cup sugar 1 egg yolk 2 teaspoons almond (or vanilla extract) 2 teaspoons orange juice 1-1/4 cup all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking...[Read more]

Minestrone Soup Recipe

The best way to stay warm this winter is with a hot bowl of soup. It’s time for you to try our traditional minestrone soup recipe. This recipe can feed a family of four for multiple days. If you want a smaller portion, cut all the ingredients in half. Follow the steps below for this simple soup that will fill everyone’s tummy. Minestrone Soup Recipe: Ingredients: 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 large onion, diced 4 cloves garlic, minced 4 stalks celery, diced 1 cup shredded carrot 3/4 pound green beans 4 medium zucchini 4 cups spinach 2 15-ounce can low-sodium kidney...[Read more]

Ham and Cheese Pretzel Bites

What are you bringing to the party this Sunday? If you like a salty snack, you’ll enjoy this great finger food for any Super Bowl party. These ham and cheese pretzel bites are easy to make. Follow the steps for a simple dough recipe for this yummy treat. Ham and Cheese Pretzel Bites Recipe: Ingredients: 2 tablespoons packed sugar 1 cup warm water (110-115 degrees F) 2 1/2 to 3 cups flour 1 package (1 tablespoon) dry yeast 1/2 pound thin sliced ham 1 cup cheese, shredded (I used cheddar, mozzarella is another good flavor option) 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 1-2 tablespoons...[Read more]

National Popcorn Day!

Have you ever made fresh popcorn before? Well why not try it today for National Popcorn Day? Take out your favorite movie, make some hot popcorn, and enjoy the night. It’s simple and just two ingredients. Make sure you are in charge of this cooking activity and have your little ones be careful around the heat on the stove. Stove Top Popcorn      Ingredients: 1 tbsp of Cooking oil (vegetable or canola oil is best) 1/2 cup of Popcorn kernels Directions: Measure out the ingredients. Place kernels in pan. Place oil on top of kernels in pan. Turn burner on high heat. Cover pan with...[Read more]