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Be Thankful and Plan for Food Safety

Be Thankful and Plan for Food Safety

The most important thing about Thanksgiving is taking the time to count our blessings. My family always takes the time to do just that, thinking back over the past year, being thankful for the good times and where we’ve come through the bad. Having said that,...
Pumpkin Macaroni and Cheese

Pumpkin Macaroni and Cheese

This recipe brings together two fall favorites–pumpkin and mac & cheese!  I found this recipe over at LifeMadeSweeter.com a while back and tried it out.  I’ve only made it once with pumpkin, but the recipe is so simple, it’s a go-to for a quick...
Sweet Potato Souffle

Sweet Potato Souffle

Sweet potatoes are fabulous!  My favorite way to eat sweet potatoes are simply to bake them (oven or microwave) and add a little salt and butter.  But sometimes it’s nice to put together a little something more “special” for a pot-luck, guests, or...
Simple Fluffy Pancakes

Simple Fluffy Pancakes

Our family loves a good lazy Saturday morning pancake breakfast!  I’ve experimented with pancake mixes over the years, mainly because it’s super easy–just add water.  But, I don’t always have mix on hand, so I’ve tried a few from-scratch...
Crab and Blue Cheese Quiche

Crab and Blue Cheese Quiche

I absolutely love this quiche!  It’s super tasty!  And you can’t get any easier! I printed off a version of this recipe from GroupRecipes.com back in 2009. I wasn’t sure the first time I made it that I would like the flavor combinations.  So I ended...
Chocolate Eclair Icebox Cake

Chocolate Eclair Icebox Cake

This one brings back memories. My mom used to make this when I was a kid. I’m pretty sure she didn’t have a recipe, just layered the ingredients together.

3 Easy Steps to Your Best Grilled Chicken

3 Easy Steps to Your Best Grilled Chicken

A bowl of grilled chicken in the fridge is one of those “Make Ahead” strategies that can save time when preparing weeknight meals for the family. You can buy grilled chicken breast and breast strips in the freezer section of the grocery stores. But, I prefer making our own. It tastes better, and I can control the ingredients. It takes a little extra time on one day, but it saves in the end.

Making Food Simple and Yummy

Hi! I’m Karen Powers and my goal here is to inspire, encourage, and enable you to create good, healthy meals your family will love.

Do any of these sound familiar?

“I want to provide delicious family dinners, but I’m tired of fixing the same things all the time.”

“I like to cook, but after working all day, I just don’t have time for complicated recipes.”

“I’d like to know more about different kinds of foods and ways to cook them.”

“I want to make safe and healthy meals.”

If you’ve found yourself thinking like this, then you’ve found the right place.

More to Pumpkin than Pie

More to Pumpkin than Pie

I don’t know about you, but I don’t give pumpkin much thought until Fall each year.  This is when they start to show up for sale at the grocery store.  Also this time of year we start seeing “Pumpkin Spice” flavored everything.  I do enjoy...