Hello There! It is so nice to have you here as my guest…I’m Janelle, a Christian, a Wife, a Stay at Home Mom of 3 young children and a proud- to- claim- it “Foodie”. I absolutely love to cook... [read more...]

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Baked Spaghetti {Cooking with Kids}

Lately I've been getting a lot of e-mails asking me about how to "cook with kids"...questions ranging from how old, to what recipes, to the mess that inherently happens. This simple, yet delicious recipe is a great one to try with little ones. Both adults and children alike will love the taste of it and it's "comfy". Besides, who doesn't like melted and steaming Mozzarella cheese? Place one container of Ricotta cheese in a mixing bowl and add garlic powder. Yes, you may use cottage cheese- mix with handheld mixer until smooth. Shred mozzarella  cheese. Typically I would make Grandma Ruth's Sauce, but today for simplicity I used this Aldi's brand sauce- it's very good! Add sauce to the bottom of a 9x13. Ok, little Miss Julia...time for your favorite part! Crack 2 eggs in a bowl and beat well. After your spaghetti noodles are cooked al dente, drain and rinse with cold water to stop them from cooking. Then add the 2 eggs like so and toss to coat. Layer noodles and ricotta cheese mixture on top... Then add your mozzarella cheese and repeat... Here's the "mess", but I like to call it "the creative process"... Ready to bake in a 375 oven … [Read More...]

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Baked Spaghetti {Cooking with Kids}…

Lately I've been getting a lot of e-mails asking me about how to "cook with kids"...questions ranging from how old, to what recipes, to the mess that inherently happens. This simple, yet delicious recipe is a great one to try with little ones. Both … [Read More...]

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Creamy Crockpot Pork Chops…

I found this delicious recipe at my local butcher's store (shout out to Duma's Meats! I love ya!) These Chops are officially called "Melinda's Pork Chops" and are ohhh, so delicious and easy to make! Make sure you get a great cut of meat with bone … [Read More...]

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EASY Parmesan Crusted Chicken…

This chicken recipe is so moist and flavorful. You can serve it along side of pasta or with a vegetable and potato. My entire family (and friends) love this one. *GF option- use GF Italian seasoning. I love the "kick" of freshly shredded … [Read More...]

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EASY Italian Green Beans…

Green beans are one of the only veggies my entire family will eat. Unfortunately, I don't always have the time to fry up bacon and slice onions for my traditional recipe. This recipe is so quick and honestly more delicious than you can imagine. It's … [Read More...]

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Easy and Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes…

There is something about the comfort ham and scalloped potatoes bring to a family table. You and your family are going to love this recipe- it's a staple in my home. This is actually one of my daughter's favorite side dishes. Although you need to … [Read More...]

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Easy Easter Lamb Cake and an Easter…

Hi Ladies, I have a special guest today! Please welcome my friend Angie... Angie says: In my family, a good deal of meaningful conversation happens around our kitchen table. So when holidays like Easter come around, I am always looking for … [Read More...]

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A Fun and Delicious Easter Brunch!…

Hi Ladies! I just wanted to show you the amazing party my friend Jessica planned for our daughters' 3rd grade class. I was so impressed that I had to take pictures...she did such a great job! Check out that spread. There was breakfast … [Read More...]

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Someone Needs to Hear YOUR Story.…

“I’ll never tell anyone that.” “I’m so embarrassed. If anyone ever found out, I’d die.” “I’m such a screw up. God can never use me.” “No one will take me seriously because of [insert reason here].” “They’ll think I’m a hypocrite if I talk … [Read More...]