Favorite Recipes

recipesSometimes it is hard to keep track of all of the great recipes that are our there. Today, I thought I would make it a little easier by linking up some of the favorite Families.com recipes that we have posted over the years. It is a good selection of different kinds of food, from soup to desert, although I have to say that I am partial to the desert. Enjoy!

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Have you ever seen the gigantic chocolate cake that Costco sells? It is a 5 layer chocolate cake, with chocolatey whipped frosting and then it is smothered in chocolate shavings. Even one small piece is enough to send you on a sugary induced high and it’s one of the few cakes that’s too rich for even me to have a big piece. (But, I never said anything about bites here and there.)
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Here is a cute idea that can help you introduce the art of cooking to your kids. The reason this method works so well, is because kids love to experiment. With baggie omelets, they get the chance to have fun, as well as make their own healthy meal.
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I often buy whole chickens because they are on sale. Not only that but it’s a meal that you can cook once and then have on hand for at least a couple of days. Up until now, I’ve only used my leftover whole chickens for sandwich meat. . .but one snowy, cold day I had an “a ha” moment, and the result is what follows.
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Christmas should be simple for all of us this year. We want to entertain, but we don’t want to spend all week in the kitchen baking and preparing. One of the most popular food items this time of year, is the desserts and treats. Some people even use desserts as a Christmas gift. It is a wonderful way to give from your heart. New recipes are great to try, but if you are running out of time, try this no fail traditional peanut butter ball.
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With year round school back in session for kids across the country, weeknights just got that much busier for home cooks. This is the time of year when overworked moms and dads are looking for quick, easy and affordable dishes to make that the whole family will enjoy.
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These are by far the absolutely best bread machine rolls that I have tried. I make them often, at least once or twice a week, and they go quickly in my home. In fact, I’ve had to make extra batches of these rolls and send them home with guests. My eldest child is now an expert at forming them.
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You know how the day seems to get ahead of you faster than you anticipate? Before you know it, it is time to serve the kids lunch, make sure they eat it, clean it all up and then move on to the next adventure. Usually, moms eat whatever the kids are eating, if they eat lunch at all. But if you want something other than the usual chicken nuggets, grilled cheese or pasta for lunch, try one of the following recipes.
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For all you chocolate lovers, I’m going to share with you one of my daughter’s favorite recipes for gluten free cookies. She uses it all the time. If you’re a chocolate fan, you will love these. They are very more-ish. Whenever she makes them, people rave over these cookies. Warning – they are very rich.
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About Mary Ann Romans

Mary Ann Romans is a freelance writer, online content manager, wife and mother of three children. She lives in Pennsylvania in the middle of the woods but close enough to Target and Home Depot. The author of many magazine, newspaper and online articles, Mary Ann enjoys writing about almost any subject. "Writing gives me the opportunity to both learn interesting information, and to interact with wonderful people." Mary Ann has written more than 5,000 blogs for Families.com since she started back in December 2006. Contact her at maromans AT verizon.net or visit her personal blog http://homeinawoods.wordpress.com

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