Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

Inspired by Panera Bread's version, this soup delivers on flavor. Tender chicken in a lemony broth with orzo pasta, carrots, onions, celery, and baby spinach. This has quickly become one of my family'

To Die For Blueberry Muffins

These muffins are extra large and yummy with the sugary-cinnamon crumb topping. I usually double the recipe and fill the muffin cups just to the top edge for a wonderful extra-generously-sized deli st

Best Fried Green Tomatoes

You can also fry up red tomatoes with this recipe but make sure they are not over ripe or they will be mushy. Serve these tomatoes outside with a glass of iced tea one summer night and enjoy the suns

Garlic Mashed Potato Casserole

A great make-ahead recipe, and a nice amount of extra flavor instead of your standard mashed.

Chinese Spicy Hot And Sour Soup

This has lots of different flavors going on, and is a very special soup to serve your guests. The spicy hot comes from the white pepper, and the sour comes from the vinegar.

Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup

This is a favorite for cool weather sports nights when we all eat at different times. After adding the chicken and gnocchi, throw it in a slow cooker on the lowest setting so it is ready when you are.

Sarah's Applesauce

This applesauce is delicious! I make it for my younger brother all the time and he loves it - and he hates canned applesauce!

Best Steak Marinade in Existence

This is a family recipe that has been developed only over the last 5 years. In this short time it's made me famous in our close circle, but until now I've never shared it with anyone.

Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

Makes great cookies!

Honey-Garlic Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs

I have used it often. It's easy and uses pantry staples. Always a hit with adults and kids. Serve with basmati rice or quinoa and steamed or roasted vegetables.

Simple Teriyaki Sauce

This simple but amazing teriyaki sauce will take your chicken and rice to the next level!

Spaghetti Sauce with Ground Beef

This recipe has been handed down from my mother. It is a family favorite and will not be replaced! (Definite husband pleaser!)

Haluski - Cabbage and Noodles

Egg noodles with cooked chopped cabbage and onions - a great ethnic dish!

MeMe's Pasta Fagioli

White cannellini beans, ditalini pasta with vegetables, lean hamburger, and herbs are simmered in vegetable juice and chicken broth. It is like an Italian chili like Olive Garden®'s Pasta Fagioli

Chicken Parmesan

My version of chicken parmesan is a little different than what they do in the restaurants, with less sauce and a crispier crust.

Gourmet Mushroom Risotto

Authentic Italian-style risotto cooked the slow and painful way, but oh so worth it. Complements grilled meats and chicken dishes very well. Check the rice by biting into it. It should be slightly al

Outback Onion Soup

This is our spin-off of the famous restaurant soup. It has a creamy consistency which is accentuated by Colby-Jack cheese. This is a very simple recipe.

French Toast I

There are many, fancy variations on this basic recipe. This recipe works with many types of bread - white, whole wheat, cinnamon-raisin, Italian or French. Serve hot with butter or margarine and mapl

The Best Meatloaf I've Ever Made

When I was growing up, my mom never ever made meatloaf and I always wanted to try it - I finally tried it at a restaurant and loved it. When I moved out on my own I started experimenting with differen

Grandma's Corn Bread Dressing

My grandmother often made this for my family at holidays and also just with good homemade meals. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!

Spicy Breakfast Quesadillas

A spicy and fun breakfast or brunch your whole family will love, with sausage, egg, cheese, and green onions. This is such a versatile dish. I basically make them with whatever I have on hand at the t

Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

When you don't have time to make your soup totally from scratch, this is a very easy, very good substitute.

Slow Cooker French Onion Soup

This is a ridiculously easy soup, especially since it cooks in a slow cooker! When it's been simmering all day, you come home to an amazing aroma and a fabulous meal for a cold winter day.

Quick and Almost-Professional Buttercream Icing

After failing to find the perfect recipe for buttercream icing, I found one that worked for me and then added my own two cents.

Chicken Enchilada Soup III

This is a copy of a favorite served at a local restaurant. My family loves it! Serve soup in bowls garnished with shredded Cheddar or Jack cheese and crumbed tortilla chips.

Best Green Bean Casserole

This great variation of the traditional green bean casserole is topped with French fried onions and Cheddar cheese.

Waffles I

You can keep the batter covered in the fridge for up to a week. Just be sure to whisk well before using again. You may also use whole wheat flour for this recipe.

Sweet Potato Souffles

It's a universal fact that people love puffy food, souffles being one of most versatile. As long as you don't knock all the air out of the egg whites in the batter, not much can actually go wrong. Sin

Cranberry Pumpkin Muffins

These yummy pumpkin muffins are perfect for the Thanksgiving table! Substitute toasted pumpkin seeds or dried cherries for the cranberries, if you wish.

Best Brownies

These brownies always turn out!

Absolutely Ultimate Potato Soup

I have made this for many whom have given it the title. This takes a bit of effort but is well worth it. Please note: for those who do not wish to use bacon, substitute 1/4 cup melted butter for the b

Salsa Chicken Rice Casserole

Layers of rice, chicken breast, a creamy soup and salsa mixture and two kinds of cheese add up to a simply yummy salsa casserole! This recipe is a family favorite because it's delicious and easily mad

Better than Cracker Barrel® Chicken 'n Dumplings

My Grandma grew up on a farm and this was her recipe - no shortcuts but still pretty easy. For best results you must use a whole chicken and flour. You can also use some chicken stock for added flavo

Homemade Chicken Soup

Homemade chicken soup - but you don't have to be sick to deserve or enjoy it - you do, so do! Good for body and soul!

Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

This is a great old Maine recipe, moist and spicy. The bread actually tastes even better the day after it is baked. Great for holiday gift giving!

Apple Pie by Grandma Ople

This was my grandmother's apple pie recipe. I have never seen another one quite like it. It will always be my favorite and has won me several first place prizes in local competitions. I hope it bec

Crispy (No-Fry) Potato Pancake Poppers

These might only be half as tall as Tater Tots®, but personally I think they're twice as good! With just a handful of ingredients and no messy stovetop frying, get ready to enjoy these crispy, car

Artichoke Chicken Casserole

My husband and 4-year-old son love this recipe. We have it for dinner at least twice a month. This dish is great over orzo pasta with steamed broccoli or asparagus on the side.

Awesome and Easy Creamy Corn Casserole

This truly is the most delicious stuff! A bit like a cross between corn souffle and a slightly sweet corn pudding! Try it, I know you will love the ease of preparation and especially the taste. Everyo

Southern Fried Smothered Cabbage

I created this recipe because raising a family isn't cheap and cabbage is. To make this a one-dish meal, substitute the bacon with a pound of coined Polish sausage or kielbasa.

Simple Macaroni and Cheese

A very quick and easy fix to a tasty side-dish. Fancy, designer mac and cheese often costs forty or fifty dollars to prepare when you have so many exotic and expensive cheeses, but they aren't always

Easy Sausage Gravy and Biscuits

Hot jumbo buttermilk biscuits with creamy sausage gravy are ready in just 15 minutes for a hearty, family-favorite breakfast.

Caramel Apple Eclair Cake

This delicious no-bake dessert combines apples, vanilla pudding and cinnamon graham crackers topped off with a caramel icing. It's best to refrigerate it for 24 hours to let the dessert have time to f

Basic Crepes

Here is a simple but delicious crepe batter which can be made in minutes. It's made from ingredients that everyone has on hand.

Restaurant-Style Zuppa Toscana

Creamy sausage and potato soup. This recipe is very similar to the one served in a well known restaurant.

Slow Cooker Beef Stew I

A hearty, savory slow cooker stew with potatoes, carrots, celery, broth, herbs and spices. You won't be slow to say 'yum'!

Pan de Muertos (Mexican Bread of the Dead)

This is a version of the bread that is made for the November 2 celebration known as the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in Mexico. You can also mold the bread into different shapes like angels an

Easy Apple Strudel

This apple strudel recipe is very simple to make, yummy and best of all, inexpensive.

Tiramisu Layer Cake

Fancy taste without all the work. This cake is wonderful for a get together or just a special occasion at home. Using a box cake mix as a base it's a real time saver!

Chicken Pot Pie IX

A delicious chicken pie made from scratch with carrots, peas and celery.

Tatertot Casserole

Quick and easy casserole everyone will love.

Homemade Fresh Pumpkin Pie

This recipe is made from fresh pumpkin, not canned. Hope you enjoy it as much as my family does. Happy Thanksgiving.

Slow Cooker Texas Pulled Pork

Slow cooked, Texas-style pulled pork that is served on a buttered and toasted roll. My family's favorite.

Basic Mashed Potatoes

If you love good, old fashioned mashed potatoes this is the perfect recipe. Simple and delicious.

Juicy Roasted Chicken

My grandmother's recipe for roasted chicken. We are German and she used to do it this way all the time. I never have had a chicken this juicy before; this little trick works and makes the people eatin

Easy Sugar Cookies

Quick and easy sugar cookies! They are really good, plain or with candies in them. My friend uses chocolate mints on top, and they're great!

Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

These cookies are the pinnacle of perfection! If you want a big, fat, chewy cookie like the kind you see at bakeries and specialty shops, then these are the cookies for you!

Guacamole

You can make this avocado salad smooth or chunky depending on your tastes.

Easy Coleslaw Dressing

A creamy coleslaw dressing that can be made with ingredients you already have! You can pour it immediately over a 14-ounce package of coleslaw mix or refrigerate until needed.

Yummy Sweet Potato Casserole

My family begs me to make this creamy baked dish every Thanksgiving and Christmas. What makes it so good is the pecan topping! Try it and I'm sure it will become your new tradition!

Hamburger Steak with Onions and Gravy

An easy-to-make classic featuring tasty hamburger 'steaks' smothered in gravy and onions. Traditionally served with hot white rice or potatoes, it's a great way to dress up a pound of ground beef and

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Crisp edges, chewy middles.

Taco Seasoning I

Depending on how spicy you and your family like your dishes, use as little or as much as you want.

Oven-Roasted Asparagus

Salty and savory, the roasting method kills the natural bitterness of asparagus. Try it next to grilled fish or lamb.

World's Best Lasagna

It takes a little work, but it is worth it.

Easy Meatloaf

This is a very easy and no fail recipe for meatloaf. It won't take long to make at all, and it's quite good!

Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole

A healthier, dairy-free version of sweet potato casserole.

Beer-Braised Pork Chops

This is a quick and easy recipe that results in tender and flavorful pork chops.

Chile-Garlic Shrimp

This is one of my favorite recipes that can be made as an appetizer of a main course. My wife and I have been making these delicious shrimp for a few years now and the entire family loves it.

One-Pot Ham and Veggie Pasta

This single-pot meal is the perfect way to use up leftover ham for a weeknight dinner. It's creamy, comforting, and quick-and-easy.

Healthy Cocoa, Banana, PB Smoothie

This recipe is ideal for a post-workout protein drink, or afternoon pick-me-up. No supplemental protein mix needed!

Supreme Green Smoothie

No extra sweetener needed! The natural sugar from the fruit and hint of honey from the almondmilk is a perfect balance to the slightly sharp flavor of the kale. A great way to start the day!

Refresh & Reboot Green Smoothie

A tasty green smoothie that is sure to please. Get your fruit and veggie servings before heading out the door.

Delicious Healthy Strawberry Shake

My Mom used to make this for me when I was a kid. I loved it then and I still love it! Especially on hot days!

Healthy Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie

A quick recipe I thought up while trying to decide what to eat for breakfast. Great if you are trying to figure out what to do with those blueberries in the fridge or freezer! Also great on-the-go! De

All-Fruit Smoothies

Quick, easy smoothies made entirely with fruit!

Strawberry Banana Protein Shake

This is a healthy, versatile protein milk shake perfect for a post-workout meal, or healthy alternative to an ice cream shake for the kids. Strawberries and banana could be substituted with kiwi, pine

Orange Banana Smoothie

Filling enough to have as a breakfast - I recommend it!

Apple Banana Smoothie

Thick and healthy fruit drink with apple, banana and orange juice. The frozen banana takes the place of shaved ice and results in a smooth, creamy texture. Serve with dollop of whipped cream for added

Kiwi Strawberry Smoothie

Fruity goodness for smoothie lovers!

Simple Cantaloupe Smoothie

This is a very simple recipe! A sweet, healthy way to start your day with a delicious, unique flavor.

Green Monster Smoothie

Great post-workout snack that will keep you filled for hours! The taste of the banana and the peanut butter cover the taste of the spinach completely. I freeze my bananas and spinach then prepackage e

Pumpkin Spice Protein Drink

Quick and easy protein drink for those on-the-go. The protein powder will keep you full longer. You can substitute 2 tablespoons peanut butter for the dates.

The Best Post Workout Shake

This shake is delicious, filling and nutritious...a perfect drink after a hard workout at the gym. I've been drinking it for years. Everyone who's tried it falls in love with it. I drink it every morn

Blueberry, Banana, and Peanut Butter Smoothie

This is the perfect smoothie to get your day moving, to give you a boost, or to serve as a kid-friendly snack!

Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie

This balanced smoothie is great for a meal replacement or after a workout.

Banana, Avocado, and Spinach Smoothie

Quick and delicious smoothie that can be used as a breakfast or snack!

Healthy Berry and Spinach Smoothie

This is an easy way to get kids to eat their veggies. If you want a more fruity taste, exclude the yogurt.

Healthy Chocolate Smoothie

The sweetness of the bananas in this smoothie means you don't need to add any sugar to sweeten the cocoa. This is my go-to for a midday energy boost and kids love it too.

Strawberry Orange Banana Smoothie

Orange, banana, and strawberries make up this refreshing smoothie!

Easy Mango Banana Smoothie

As a babysitter, I always look for quick, easy, healthy, and delicious recipes. Here is a great one!

Kale and Banana Smoothie

Nutrient-rich kale is hidden in this delicious banana smoothie. . . perfect for those of us who have a hard time getting our daily dose of veggies!

Spinach and Kale Smoothie

A delicious way to add more veggies to your diet! This recipe is very versatile. You can change out the greens with whatever you want. Chia seeds give you added protein and energy. Hemp seeds will giv

Basic Fruit Smoothie

This is a great smoothie consisting of fruit, fruit juice and ice. I like to use whatever fresh fruits I crave that day. Any kind of berry, mangos, papayas, kiwi fruit, et cetera make a great smoothie

Pineapple Cleanser Smoothie

This is great for a detox cleanse.

Blueberry Smoothie

A delicious way to use up your blueberries!

Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Protein Shake

High in protein and tasty.

Almond Berry Smoothie

Almond milk and almond butter are the star ingredients in this berry smoothie for a nutritious, on-the-go meal that is vegan and paleo-friendly.

Kale Banana Smoothie

So good! Great flavor and not too sweet. Very filling!

Razzy Blue Smoothie

This naturally sweet and creamy, frosty cold smoothie packs a lot of flavor and a nutritious punch.