In The Kitchen

Need a quick dinner idea?  Maybe a delicious dessert to sink your teeth into?  Still searching for the perfect roll recipe?  Whatever your busy schedule needs, we have you covered with our tried and true family favorite recipes .

Maria TMH Profile Hello!  I’m Maria, and I love helping busy mothers (you!) get a home cooked meal on the table.  I also have a bit of a sweet tooth – so there’s your fair warning on the amount of sweets you’ll find gracing the pages :).  I have listed a few popular categories for you below, and scroll down to find the latest recipes.  Click on “previous entries” to see more!

 

Reader’s Favorite Recipes                                 Quick Weeknight Dinner Ideas

Breads and Rolls                                                 Desserts

Cookies and Bars                                                 Soups and Salads

Side Dishes                                                           Breakfast Dishes

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How To Cut And Cube Watermelon The Easy Way

Over the summer we will be sharing some of our reader’s favorite posts and a few of our own. Enjoy! I had this habit of buying watermelons and then letting them sit on the counter forever simply because I didn’t want to cut it.  Then I learned how Maria sliced and diced her melons and […]

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Suzanne’s Camp Corn Salad

This summer we’re going to be showcasing some of our reader’s favorite posts from over the years, and this is one of them! Suzanne from You Made That? shared this recipe years ago and we’ve received rave reviews.  Enjoy! Today’s recipe comes from a lady that I know through church. Each summer our young women […]

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Cilantro Honey Lime Dressing

I can’t get enough of this dressing, especially in the summer. It is so fresh and has the perfect combination of flavors. It goes perfectly with a BBQ Chicken Salad or Sweet Pork Salad. Do yourself a favor and keep these ingredients on hand all summer long so you can whip up a batch whenever […]

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Frog Eye Salad

Holidays like Memorial Day, The Fourth of July and Labor Day, just don’t feel right to me without a big bowl of Frog Eye Salad. Frog Eye Salad is a family tradition in my family for any kind of large family gathering or pot luck. I am pretty sure my mom can make it with […]

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Two Simple Tips for Making the Perfect Cheese Quesadilla

My little family loves cheese quesadillas. On a busy night we can cook some up and dip them in our favorite re-fried beans for a quick and easy dinner. We have two simple tips for making them perfect. Crispy buttery tortilla on the outside and the perfect amount of melted cheese in every bite. Yummy!

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Tex-Mex Crescent Pizza

Looking for a fun appetizer or a savory treat to take to a party or game night? I have a fun one for you. Tex-Mex Crescent Pizza combines some of my favorite flavors for a yummy and somewhat healthy snack. The popular Veggie Crescent Pizza has always been a favorite of mine, but I was […]

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Sarah’s Salad

I hope you are in the mood for a fantastic salad, ’cause I’ve got one for you. I have no idea who Sarah is or why or when she became famous for this salad, but whoever she is she is a genius. The flavor combination in this salad is perfect. I tasted this salad at […]

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Creamy Parmesan and Asparagus Risotto

It’s asparagus season and I am loving incorporating it into our meals lately. I shared one of my favorite ways to prepare it over on Real Life Dinner last week, and today I’m sharing another simple and delicious way to prepare asparagus. I’ve recently started a love affair with risotto and I’ve been experimenting with different […]

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Strawberry Pretzel Dessert with Fresh Strawberries

I love that fresh strawberries are coming in season! I’ve been, not so patiently, waiting to bust out my favorite Strawberry Pretzel salad. Many recipes that you see for this salad call for frozen strawberries. That variation is delicious too, but I just love the taste the fresh strawberries give this refreshing dessert. The pretzel […]

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How to Make Your Own Magic Shell Ice Cream Topping {only two simple ingredients}

I am a big fan of chocolate dipped ice cream cones or magic shell on scooped ice cream. I love the contrast of the hardened chocolate with the soft ice cream. I was so excited when I learned how easy it is to make it your self at home. I just had to share this […]

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