It’s not just the end of the year, but the end of a decade. I can’t believe how quickly time flies when you’re having fun! We had quite the year, full of ups and downs. We got the opportunity to work with so many incredible brands and we even got to travel to a few of our favorite places. 2019 is a year we will never forget. While we plan for some awesome new content for 2020, we will continue sharing our favorite family-friendly recipes, such as these, in our 2019 super recipe roundup.
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You may find that potato latkes are very similar to the potato kugel recipe I shared earlier this year. The difference is, one is baked as a whole in a baking dish while the other is fried in small portions. If you haven’t had either, they also taste very similar to hash browns and they are the best potato latkes ever!
Where are my caramel macchiato fans at?! Super Dad and I will rarely order anything else when visiting our favorite local coffee shops. So when we were trying to come up with the perfect cookie flavor for National Cookie Day, I had to try these caramel stuffed macchiato chocolate chip cookies. And let me tell you, they came out SO good… the third time I made them!
There’s something about a good, homemade stuffing (or dressing as some call it) that makes the whole Thanksgiving meal that much better. I have tried a number of different types of stuffing in my years, but I always found them to be very soggy and while many love it, I’m just not a fan of the mush. Once we had kids and I started wanting to cook entire Thanksgiving feasts by myself, I realized that without the perfect stuffing recipe, my feast was going to be more of a flop. Over the years, I finally perfected the recipe and now, I’m excited to share it with all of you!
When I told my family that I was going to try to find an air fried oreo recipe, they begged me to just stick with the deep fried version. Which gave me an idea… why not make it into a little contest and see which is better… deep fried Oreos or air fried Oreos. Which do you think they preferred?
Want to make some fun treats for your kids but don’t have hours or a big budget to do it? Or, do your kids want to have some fun in the kitchen and you don’t want to deal with a huge mess? These spider treats are made of just 4 ingredients that are prepackaged and easily purchased from your local grocery store. In just minutes, you can have these fun and super yummy Halloween spider treats ready to put smiles on everyone’s faces!
There are many special memories I can share about my Nana. She was funny, brutally but necessarily honest and had the most beautiful smile. And while I can go on and on about her to anyone that will listen (or read), I love to cook her favorite dishes so that my family remembers her through her recipes. Today, since it’s Yom Kippur, I want to share one of my favorite recipes, Nana’s Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Homemade Gravy.
On National Taco Day, we decided to share one of our favorite taco recipes. Technically, it’s not a taco, it’s a tostada, but it’s just as delicious whether it’s in a folded tortilla shell or on top of a flat corn tostada. Lime and cilantro shrimp with a zesty sauce will wow your tastebuds and will be a huge hit for your family!
Halloween is one of our family’s favorite holidays! We love decorating, dressing up, participating in our Halloween traditions and most of all, creating spooky treats. This year, Super Dad was the mastermind behind our first fun Halloween dessert of the year… Trick or Treat cupcakes, filled with either slime or rainbow sprinkles. Depending on which one you get, you either get the trick or the treat (though the slime is actually made of french vanilla pudding, which is pretty treat-worthy if you ask me).
In our house, we can’t start our day off without a good cup of coffee, maybe two or three, depending on how good or bad our previous nights sleep was. We’ve tried just about every flavored creamer there is on the market and realized that when we finally found one that we really loved, we were spending a lot of money on something we could easily make ourselves. With just a few ingredient changes, you can make a number of different flavored homemade creamers. You’ll be surprised how easy it really is!
When I heard that National Ice Cream Day was July 21st and that July is National Ice Cream Month, I couldn’t wait to come up with something extra special. So our family sat around the living room and brainstormed dessert ideas that included ice cream. After a lot of debating, we came to the conclusion that creating an ice cream pie, inspired by a candy bar, would be a fun idea. And while our family has many different “favorite” candy bars, as soon as I mentioned “Almond Joy”, they were all in! The combination of toasted coconut and toasted almond ice cream, with chocolate ganache, on a chocolate pie crust and topped with shredded coconut and almonds, sounded so good, they made me go to the store immediately to pick up all of the ingredients.
This year, I have decided to make Individual All-American Apple Pies. This recipe gives you the opportunity to create handheld pies vs one big one, which can sometimes get messy when it’s being cut and served. If you’ve never made a pie before, I encourage you to try this recipe. This was actually the first time I’ve ever made an apple pie and while I was afraid of the level of difficulty, it was actually fairly easy to do. And they tasted really good!
While we have created a few family traditions already, this Summer, I wanted to make a new one, with our new family. So last weekend, Falynn and I spent the day small batch canning in Grandma’s kitchen and made spicy mixed dilly beans. I love that the recipe includes lots of dill, which was my Nana’s favorite fresh herb. It was like having a little piece of her in the kitchen with us.
Our family LOVES a good shrimp scampi. Truth is, we would probably eat a pasta dish every day of the week, if we could. This year, I’ve been trying to substitute pasta for healthier, alternative options, like fresh veggies. Pair them with our favorite dijon shrimp scampi recipe and they’ll be raving about it for days!
I knew that I wanted to share a Passover recipe this year, but I wanted it to be a special one. There was no contest when it came to my favorite Passover dish. It’s always been my Auntie Rose and Uncle Lewie’s potato kugel. It was one of the dishes that I always had to have seconds and had they allowed me to, I probably would have eaten the entire thing all by myself. Now that Auntie Rose and Uncle Lewie have both passed, finding the recipe has been a challenge. My Aunt has one, but after making it, we found that there were some discrepancies to how we remember it tasting. I searched all over google, as well as in various cookbooks, but none of the other recipes are as good as theirs was.
Looking for an easy and fun recipe for Spring and Easter treats? Check out these adorable chocolate chick egg nest treats! A recipe so simple, your kids will be able to help and a treat so delicious, they’ll beg you for more. These cute little nests are made from handmade rice cereal treats, shaped like a bird’s nest, shredded coconut and three colorful chocolate eggs. It’s an inexpensive and easy treat for the whole family. These are perfect for your next Easter party or just for an after school snack!
Mint chocolate chip… it’s one of our family’s favorite flavor combinations! You will often find mint chocolate chip ice cream in our freezer because it’s one of the only flavors that my whole family can agree on. So when we were baking cookies for our neighbors this year, we wanted to try something new. These simple mint chocolate chip cookies were a huge hit! They aren’t super minty but do have the perfect amount (this, of course, can be adjusted based on your taste).
On National Margarita Day, I had a little dilemma. I don’t drink but FOMO is real and I had to come up with a way to jump on the bandwagon. So instead of making something we’d just wind up throwing out, I decided to create a kid-friendly version that the whole family will love. You guys… it’s so good. Like really, really good. My kids decided they loved it so much, they had to name it. Iyla came up with “Mom-a-rita”. Pretty clever, right? They’ve asked that I make it multiple times already (just this week alone) and I really can’t blame them. If you’re looking for a family friendly, non-alcoholic recipe for a margarita that the whole family can enjoy, read on! It’s the yummiest non-alcoholic margarita… at least according to my kids.
When we rescued our puppy, Elle, we did like most families and headed over to one of the big chain pet stores to pick up all of the necessities. During that trip, we walked down the dog treat aisle and I was completely overwhelmed. There were SO many different brands. So many claim to be healthier than the next. After way too much time reading ingredients on way too many packages and trying to make the best decision for Elle, I chose a bag and headed home. As awesome as these treats sounded and looked, Elle wasn’t in love with them. She would take it, walk to the other end of the house, drop it and walk away. But… It was a treat. It had “real” ingredients. But she wasn’t impressed. A week or so later, my Aunt came over with her dog and a bag full of treats that she made herself from only four ingredients. She gave one to Elle and I was shocked to see her reaction. Elle loved it! She wanted more. I needed that recipe! No more store bought dog treats for our dog! From now on, we are sticking with these homemade peanut butter dog treats.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to serve the love(s) of your life. Whether it be your significant other or your kids, these Chocolate Dipped Waffle Sticks are sure to make them fall madly in love with you! If you’re looking for an easy, delicious recipe, this is it!
Over the years, I’ve tried so many different versions of vegetarian chili and have found that this is the only one that my kids love just as much as Super Dad and I do. On occasion, I’ll add in additional veggies, like zucchini, carrots, and green beans, to give it a more hearty, veggie taste. But honestly, if you’re looking for a quick and easy recipe, this is the one!
Which recipe in our 2019 recipe roundup is your favorite? Have you tried any of them? Comment below and let us know!