Food and drink recipes that are quick and easy, and FULL of flavor!

Bagel Pizzas - Kid Friendly Recipe. Ready in 15 minutes and PERFECT for a quick weeknight meal! http://fantabulosity
Food + Drink, Main Dishes

Bagel Pizzas Recipe

I'll never forget that when I first started staying home by myself as a kiddo, I would look in the fridge, over and over again, hoping something new would show up.(Unfortunately, I still do this as an adult.)All I knew was, I was hungry... and if I wanted to eat something, I was going to have to combine something other than milk and Cheerios. I was faced with two things: •  I didn't really know how to cook anything yet. • I was home by myself, so I whatever I did make, I didn't want to make a ton of. Then, one day,...

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Despicable Me Minions Trail Mix! This is sooo cute!
Desserts, Food + Drink, Snacks

Despicable Me Snacks

Hello to all of Jessica’s Fantabulous readers! My name is Bethany and I live at Southern Couture blog. I am so thrilled to be able to meet y’all and get to know everyone so much better.One favorite of mine about Fantabulosity is all of Jessica’s great ideas for parties. I myself love finding great ideas to DIY my own parties instead of spending a fortune on store bought decorations that usually end up looking really cheap.A very popular birthday party theme right now is Despicable Me and Minions especially with the release of their newest movie this summer. I...

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Minion Cookies DIY. I'm no cookie decorator, but I can do these!
Desserts, DIY & Crafts, Food + Drink

Minion Cookies DIY

So as you can probably tell from my photo of the DIY Minion cookies below, I'm no professional cookie decorator. That's for SURE. BUT... according to my 4 and 1 year old toddlers, they are the best thing ever. I was sitting in my counselors waiting room the other day {Yes, I go to counseling about once a month for a little mental maintenance. Even if I don't have a stressful thing going on in my life... I still go. Being able to sit and talk with someone about "life," is so refreshing. Ok back to Minion cookies...}, and I...

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DIY Ice Cream Cake - Kids Summer Fun Activity
Desserts, Food + Drink, Review

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone, promise! #SunsOutSpoonsOut #CollectiveBias It's HOT here in Missouri folks. I'm always trying to think of ways I can keep the kids cool while we are outside, soaking up the sun. If you saw my sons Nautical Birthday party, then you probably noticed the ice cream bar that I incorporated. This got my wheels a turnin' for a Kids Summer Activity...Ice Cream Sandwich CakeIt may not be pretty (hence the "kid activity," verbiage) but it sure is GOOD, and the kids had a blast. THAT'S...

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Quick Crab Bisque! Holy Moly this is good!
Food + Drink, Main Dishes

Easy Crab Bisque

My Lobster Bisque recipe has went a bit "viral," on Pinterest these last few months, and I can understand why. It is ridiculously good. The other day when I went to make it again, I remembered that I had crab meat in the fridge that I needed to use. It was a container that my husband found in the store that had diced, steam cooked crab meat, ready to go, and we just knew we'd find something to make with it. and I did...Easy Crab BisqueI know it's Summer right now, and people tend to stay away from the soups and bisque's...

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Table Setting Idea for Dinner Party
Entertaining, Food + Drink, Main Dishes

Weeknight Dinner Party with Summer Grill Recipes

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone, PROMISE! #FlavorYourSummer #CollectiveBias Hey, all of you sweet thangs! I couldn't be more excited to share with you the Summer Grill Recipes that I came up with this week, using Nestle products! I may have had a little fun creating a tablescape for our little weeknight dinner party, while I was at it too.Weeknight Dinner Party Summer is right around the corner, and it's my FAVE-O-RITE time of year. We socialize more, entertain more, cook more, and GRILL more!!! (My hubby does most of...

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Fried Peanut Butter and Jelly recipe.
Food + Drink, Main Dishes

Fried Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Recipe

Fried Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Recipe: I went YEARS without knowing about a fried (or grilled) peanut butter and jelly. It's heavenly. Who knew!?I'll never forget the day, about a year in to our marriage (and 11th year of being together) my manly man of a husband said, Babe, can you make me a fried peanut butter and jelly?" What? What in the heck are you talking about? A fried peanut butter and jelly." I dunno what you're talking about. Jessica, it's like a grilled cheese, but a peanut butter and jelly. Here, I'll show you."  I immediately began to wonder if I had...

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Country Fried Pork Chops Recipe
Food + Drink, Main Dishes

Boneless Pork Chops Recipe – Pan Fried

Boneless Pork Chops Recipes: An easy pan-fried recipe that uses basic ingredients to cook up a favorite home cooked meal!During one of my frequent trips to the local market the other day, I kept my eye out for something "different," that I could make for dinner. It seems like we always have the same ole thing. Pasta, Chicken, Burgers, Pizza... you know, the staples. ;)When I saw they were having a sale on boneless pork chops, I had no idea what I would do with those. "Oh heck," I thought... "I can come up with something. I watch The...

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5 Minute Butternut Squash Pancakes
Breakfast, Food + Drink

Easy 5 Minute Butternut Squash Pancakes

5 Minute Butternut Squash Pancakes Easy: Sneak in a little "healthy," for kids all while adding a delicious rich flavor to plain pancakes! Every Saturday morning, my husband takes our 3 year old out for pancakes with him, and then they "go to work," for a few hours. (Mainly what that consists of, is driving around looking at all of the job sites that our land development firm is currently working on. But let me tell you... the little guy thinks he is really doing something. This also gives mommy some free time to catch up on housework, and give our one...

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Blue Cheese Burgers on a pretzel bun recipe
Food + Drink, Main Dishes

Quick & Easy Blue Cheese Burgers Recipe

Blue Cheese Burgers Recipe: A delicious spin on a traditional burger, served on a pretzel bun. A burger stuffed with blue cheese crumbles is sure to steal your heart!Blue Cheese Burgers, on a pretzel bun. Yeah... I just said that, and no I'm not kidding. I've kind of been on a recipe kick lately, and I think it's because my 1 year old has developed a love for, "Pioneer Woman." Every morning, him and I spend an hour with her, drinking our coffee and having a granola bar. (Ok... he gets carrot/orange juice. Ixnay the coffee for the 1...

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Polish Sausage Alfredo
Food + Drink, Main Dishes

Quick Alfredo Pasta and Polish Sausage Recipe

Quick Pasta and Polish Sausage Recipe: A dish that I whipped up with what I had on hand, so I wouldn't have to run out to the grocery store on a Saturday.  I'm stopping everything I'm doing and telling you about my Quick Alfredo Polish Sausage Pasta recipe. Something this easy and good, should NOT be kept to myself.Quick Alfredo Pasta and Polish Sausage Recipe You know when it's been WAAAY too long since you've went grocery shopping, and your family keeps opening up the cabinets and refrigerator, hoping new food will just appear?I'm there. Like, really there. I think my 1...

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This was so easy, and GOOD! I don't even like broccoli that much! Healthy Side Dish Recipe
Food + Drink, Side Dishes

Healthy Side Dish Recipe: Garlic Roasted Broccoli

Healthy Side Dish Recipe: Garlic Roasted Broccoli... using olive oil, garlic powder, and kosher salt, this recipe is one of the easiest side dishes that we have on busy weeknights.I know how much you LOVE healthy side dish recipes, so make sure to see my Healthy Side Dishes blog post HERE, where you can snag all of the healthy recipes here on the blog in one easy spot!Broccoli Side Dish My mom and dad had us over for dinner the other night, and my mom is always known to have healthy side dishes with the main course. She makes me sick...

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My husband BEGS me to make this white chicken chili all of the time
Food + Drink, Main Dishes

White Chicken Chili Recipe

White Chicken Chili Recipe: Using black beans, instead of white, and adding a few pantry staples, you can make this creamy soup in the crockpot or stovetop! My husband BEGS me to make this White Chicken Chili, all of the time, and I can't say I argue with that. It is delish, and it's the perfect weeknight meal! I first saw the slow cooker recipe from Budget Savvy Diva, and added/removed some of the ingredients to fit our taste bud preferences. Then I  made mine stove-top, for the days I'm not "on-top of things," with planning ahead for a slow...

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How to keep avocados fresh
Food + Drink, Review

How to Keep Avocados Fresh

This was a sponsored post by Yahoo Food and all of the opinions are my own.How to Keep Avocados Fresh: A few simple tips and tricks to keeping these tasty little pesky things fresh for cooking, eating, or garnishing.I totally feel like I've hit the AVOCADO jackpot...Don't even try... Back a few years ago, anytime that I would see a recipe call for an avocado, I'd skip it, and move on to the next. Now wait... not because I didn't like the taste of them, but because I thought there was too much to an avocado. First, I'd pick one up at...

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Watermelon on a Stick! 10 easy summer snack ideas
Food + Drink, Snacks

10 Easy Summer Snacks Ideas

10 Easy Summer Snack Ideas: Quick and simple nibbles to help stay cool in the summer and fill your bellies!I love Summer.  No really. I LUUUUUV, Summer. The freeness of being able to go outside with the kids, instead of being stuck inside, is so incredibly refreshing. I can almost guarantee that I'm not alone either, because to me... it seems people are happier in the Summer. Anyone else with me on this?Everything always tastes better outside too, and with that, I bring you, 10 easy Summer snacks, you can enjoy while you're out soaking up the sun.1.  Watermelon on Sticks-...

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Food + Drink, Parenting, Real Life

Baby Food Recipes

Last week I shared "How to Make Baby Food," where I told you my normal process for making, and storing baby food. Today, I thought it would be a fun idea to share Baby Food Recipes, that I have created in the past, that you may find helpful too! As I mentioned last week, when you're first starting out with feeding your baby, baby food, it's best to stick with one food for a few days to make sure he/she is not allergic, or can tolerate that certain food item. If you feed multiple different types of food, and you notice...

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How To Make Homemade Baby Food. Pictures and description to walk you through how this busy mom does it!
Food + Drink, Parenting

How To Make Baby Food-Learn to Make Homemade Baby Food for your Baby

Remember my post the other day about how I taught my baby, Baby Sign Language, and how I pretty much said I wanted my baby to be the smartest little thing anyone ever knew, and how I wanted only the best for him? Well it was no different when it came to making homemade baby food. But I had the same question that may have brought you to my post today: "How to make baby food?"I'll start off saying that anything that I recommend is NOT approved by a doctor, and I DO NOT consider myself an expert in this field, so hear me...

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Growing Wheatgrass for Green Juice Recipes-2
DIY & Crafts, Drinks, Food + Drink

Growing Wheatgrass for our Green Juice Recipes

We've been on a green juice recipe "kick," lately, and I'm hoping it becomes permanent. I've had a Jack LaLanne Juicer for YEARS, and it's always sat in storage, since it wasn't a priority to have in the kitchen all of the times that we have moved. With this last move, I knew we'd be here a while, so I kept the juicer out.I FINALLY wiped the dust off, and started juicing about a month ago. ALMOST every morning, I whip up green juice recipes, and send my husband out the door with one, and give the remainder to my kiddos....

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Quick and easy!!! Cinnamon Cream Cheese Crepes
Breakfast, Food + Drink

Easy Cinnamon Cream Cheese Filling Recipe: For Crepes

Easy Cinnamon Cream Cheese Filling Recipe: For Crepes - So quick and easy, your family will think you got up early to prepare this special treat!Cinnamon Cream Cheese Crepes Well, usually it's coffee in my Ninja Coffee Bar that pulls me out of bed in the morning, but when I have Cinnamon Cream Cheese Crepes on the breakfast menu, it's this gloriousness that leaves me jumping out of bed.Crepes to Impress... My husband's love for crepes began when we went to Cocoa Beach, Florida two years ago, (see a photo from that trip here) when we stopped at a little breakfast place called...

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The Best Side Salad Recipe
Food + Drink, Salad Recipes, Savory Salads, Side Dishes

The BEST Side Salad Recipe

The BEST Side Salad Recipe: A requested side dish at family gatherings. It's not your ordinary run of the mill side salad. There's a SECRET, and it tops all salad recipes we've tried!The BEST Side Salad Recipe I have to thank my mother-in-law for teaching me how to make the BEST of the best when it comes to side salad recipes. The woman has some serious salad skillzzzz, and I couldn't wait to share her secret with you. Don't worry, I asked for her permission!For this side salad, there are two ingredients to her side salad recipe that will forever...

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Easy Lobster Bisque recipe
Food + Drink, Main Dishes

Easy Lobster Bisque Recipe

Easy Lobster Bisque Recipe: a thick hearty creamy soup that's made with simple ingredients to make it easier in the kitchen!Easy Lobster Bisque Recipe My husband's a huge fan of any "bisque," out there known to man. So I thought I would try and impress him one day, and work my tail off in the kitchen and surprise him with an amazing lobster bisque recipe... UNTIL I arrived at the grocery store, and saw that the recipe called for 4 lobster tails and they were currently $7.50 a tail.Honey, I love you dearly, but I was not spending $30 on lobster tails alone for a stinkin' soup....

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