Easy Recipes

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BB (Berries and Beets) Purple Smoothie

BB (Berries and Beets) Purple Smoothie

I'm always looking for new ways to incorporate more vegetables (AKA "undesirables," to some people) into meals. It's even easier to do with kids if you can leverage the fun colors. A purple smoothie? Yes, please.(AKA "undesirables," to some people) into meals. It's...

MaK’s Good Green Smoothie

MaK’s Good Green Smoothie

Have you tried green juices or smoothies in the past and struggled with finding the right balance of veggies to fruit. You know, so you don't feel like you're drinking straight kale with a sprinkling of dirt? This green smoothie recipe is for you. This came about when...

Easy Creamy Coconut Sauce

Easy Creamy Coconut Sauce

If you struggle with the idea of cutting down on sauces from a packet or jar, this is the perfect starter for those who are just beginning their journey of cooking real food from scratch. The best part? This creamy, savory coconut sauce could make a piece of cardboard...

MaK’s Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

MaK’s Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

Every now and then, I crave a big, juicy bacon cheeseburger. But then realize I don't have time to thaw burger, form patties, and flip them in the frying pan, all before the Midget's 6:30pm bed time -- so I came up with this quicker version a few years back, and it's...

Aunt Karla’s Easy Homemade Eggnog

Aunt Karla’s Easy Homemade Eggnog

Hi. My name's MaK, and I refuse to buy eggnog from the store. Ever since my Aunt Karla visited us a couple years ago just before Christmas time and whipped up a batch of her delicious, EASY homemade eggnog from scratch, I simply cannot. To me, store bought eggnog is a...

Easy One Pot Sausage Rigatoni

Easy One Pot Sausage Rigatoni

Temperatures have dropped, the wind has come up, and winter is on its way. With little daylight left to whip up something warm and filling for dinner, this one pot pasta (inspired by my dear friend, Marsh, who suggested a sausage rigatoni fix for an impromptu family...

Simple Grilled Lasagna

Simple Grilled Lasagna

Grilled lasagna? I know, I know. Sounds weird. But if you're stuck between your love of noodles and summer grilling, this is nirvana. I'd love to give credit to wherever I picked up this idea, but I completely forget. I saw it in a magazine (Food Network maybe?) a few...

How to Roast Garlic

How to Roast Garlic

How to Roast Garlic Ever go to Sam's Club, Costco (or any other warehouse store filled with bulk goodies), see one of these bad boys and think, "Yes! I love garlic! And it lasts forever, so I'll totally use that much!" ...then several weeks fly by, you don't get to...

Baked Tortellini and Sausage

Baked Tortellini and Sausage

Baked Tortellini with Sausauge Who makes baked pasta in August? Me, because I'm a crazy person and when I want carbs I make carbs, even if it's hot as [meat]balls out. (Though I then proceed to have dinner in my air conditioned icebox of a basement.) I'll be honest,...

Fresh and Healthy Quinoa Salad

Fresh and Healthy Quinoa Salad

Fresh and Healthy Quinoa Salad I'm a HUGE carb gal, so give me a side dish that's light and healthy, but actually hearty enough to replace a side of rice or potatoes? Big win. This fresh and healthy quinoa salad is a side dish originally made by my lovely sister, but...