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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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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Neiman Marcus Cookies

Have you ever had a Neiman Marcus Cookie? About ten years ago, they were all the craze. I remember making them in a cooking class my freshman year of college and thinking they were delicious. Somehow, over the past ten years, I had completely forgotten about them. This summer my sister drove by herself with […]

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Nacho Casserole

I love a good casserole and my kids will eat just about anything they can dip chips in, so this recipe is a win-win at our house. Let’s face it ladies, anything we can make and have on the table in an hour or less is a win in our book any day of the […]

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Mint Oreo Stuffed Brownies with Mint Oreo Frosting

Let’s face it, Mint Oreos are delicious! I couldn’t help putting some in a batch of brownies last week and then got really crazy by topping it off with some amazing Mint Oreo Frosting. The results were superb! A very rich and decadent dessert to treat yourself to, make for book club or make for […]

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{Copycat} Macaroni Grill Rosemary Bread

It’s a little ironic that I am sharing this Copycat Macaroni Grill Rosemary Bread recipe today. I’ve never even eaten at Macaroni Grill. Not because I don’t want to, but because I’ve never seen one out here where I live. The only reason I know about this super amazing, delicious bread is because my friend […]

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Jello Sugar Cookies {Leprechaun Bait}

My new motto for holiday’s (and life in general) is “impress with less.” I’m not talking about skimping on flavor or fun, I am talking about finding ways to make things as awesome as possible with as little effort as possible.  I think this new motto has a lot to do with being pregnant with […]

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Beef and Barley Vegetable Soup

Yum, yum, yum!  I love barley.  It’s such an easy addition to soups and stews and adds great texture.  Even better it has lots of fiber – you know I love my fiber!  Between the barley and all the wonderful vegetables in this soup, you are going to get healthier just looking at it :). […]

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