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One-Dish Taco Mac Recipe: Great Weeknight Meal

This taco mac recipe is one that includes ground meat, macaroni noodles, fiesta cheese blend, and taco seasoning. It tastes amazing and is an easy one-dish meal.


The Ultimate Guide for the Perfect Picnic

A picnic should be a relaxing adventure. Here are my tips for planning and setting up the perfect picnic.


30 Days of Affordable Family-Friendly Dinner Ideas

Look no further for 30 days of budget-friendly, simple dinner ideas to make your week a little easier! These tips are helpful for an affordable weekly meal plan that is also family-friendly.


Cooking for Two: Three Quick Meal Ideas for Under $20

While cooking for two might seem easy, people coming from a larger family, or a couple looking for dinner on a night at home without the kids, may struggle to come up with ideas that work well for two people instead of their typical army. Here are some quick meals for two under $20.


How to Feed a Family of Six Three Tasty Meals for $100

Here's a rundown of how I quickly fed a family three different dinner meals for about a hundred bucks.


10 Delicious Muffin-Cup Meals

Think that 12-cup pan in your cupboard is only for baking muffins? Think again! Here are 10 recipes for perfect serving-size meals you can cook in a muffin tin.


6 Simple and Healthy Meals With Few Ingredients

Keep it simple but keep it real. Here are six super easy, nutritious and tasty meals with few ingredients. Most can be made in ten minutes or less time.


14 Easy Weeknight Dinners With 5 Ingredients or Less

These 14 easy weeknight dinners with 5 ingredients or less should really simplify your dinner plans without having to sacrifice taste or variety. You don't have to lose flavor for simplicity; just think about how to condense your ingredients.


What Are the Best Dishes to Bring to an Office Potluck?

Need ideas for an upcoming potluck at work or elsewhere? Here are some great options, along with suggestions of what not to bring.


Four-Ingredient Crispy Batter Recipe

This crispy batter recipe for deep-frying works for pretty much anything. This crunchy texture is absolutely mouthwatering.


One-Pan Wonders: 17 Recipes That Take 30 Minutes or Less

A complete meal cooked in one pot and ready in 30 minutes? Yes, it's possible. This is the tastiest, healthiest, best "fast food" for you and your family.


Taco Mania: A Marathon of Taco-Inspired Recipes

Tacos. What other food has so many different tastes and textures? The concept of "taco" has been translated into every possible dish—breakfast "sandwich," casserole, salad, pizza, soup—even dessert.


How to Create the Perfect Meal in a Bowl: Tips and Ideas

Meal-in-a-Bowl has many names (buddha, hippy, yoga bowl). I just call it easy, fast, and healthy. Oh, and that healthy part? Trust me—we don't "do" boring here. Get ready for some serious yum.


Exploring Quesadillas: 14 Creative Sweet and Savory Recipes

Take this traditional Mexican treat beyond the basic tortilla and cheese. Unleash your creative side. I have more than a dozen different quesadilla recipe ideas to get you started.


12 Kid-Friendly Recipes: From Corny Dogs to Frito Pie

Your kids will love these 12 recipes! How about homemade corny dogs, mummies in crescent rolls, snow ice cream, caramel apples, and many more? These recipes were all kid-tested by my grandchildren.


Potlucks and Cookouts: 20 Crowd-Pleasing Recipes

Potlucks—where else can you sample so many varieties of food cooked with love? Everyone brings their “I’m famous for this” dish. Here are the recipes you’ve been wanting.


The Perfect Picnic: 5 Complete Menus (Recipes Included)

If you love to picnic, everything you need is here: how to assemble a picnic kit, food safety guidelines, five different menus, and even recipes!


6 Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Sandwich Combinations

Let me show you how to transform this simple comfort food of plain tomato soup and toasted cheese into something exciting!


Quick, Easy, Cheap, and Healthy: Lunch Ideas for Work!

Packing a lunch for work or school every day saves significant dollars every month. Here are some ideas for easy-to-make, healthy lunches for each day of the week!


One-Week Meal Plan for a $20 Budget

Broke? Need to stretch your last few dollars? This is a complete meal plan for a full week for under $20.


Teach Kids to Cook With 5 Fun Recipes for the Family

Five great recipes to help your children get started in the kitchen. Includes ingredient lists, step-by-step directions, and instructional video.


How to Plan a Picnic for 100: Cookouts for a Crowd!

Organizing a large picnic takes a lot of planning, but I've done it successfully many times. Let me show you what to do!