Taco Soup

We haven’t really had a Winter at all this year in Utah.   We had a few little snow storms but nothing compared to our normal winters.    Last week we actually had a cold spell in the middle April, which is odd.  I think we even got about an inch of snow.   Just enough of a light dusting to cover my flowers.

taco soup


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Chili Cheese Nachos

The other night while I was working, my husband was at home on daddy duty.   Let me tell you what, It is always so nice to come home from work and have dinner ready!   I wish it could happen every night!   My husband ended up making us Chili that night and it was delicious.

Now, lets fast forward to the next day.   I had busy day with laundry, grocery shopping, visiting Grandma for her birthday and before I knew it, it was dinner time.   My husband had the grand idea to turn his chili into Chili Cheese Nachos!

chili Cheese Nachos

WOW!  Is all I have to say!  I never would have thought of turning regular chili into Chili Cheese Nachos!

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GUEST BLOGGER: Slow Cooker French Dip & Swiss Sandwiches

These easy Slow Cooker French Dip & Swiss sandwiches are the perfect way to get your family fed when your day is hectic.  Easy to make, delicious and ready when you are - dinner is served!

Do you ever have days when there multiple practices, events, or meetings scheduled, and then by the time you get home your family is starving and its well past dinner time? Yeah, at our house that’s probably the situation every other night! If you can relate, then I’ve got a great dinner solution that’s ready when you are – these easy Slow Cooker French Dip & Swiss Sandwiches!

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GUEST BLOGGER: Slow Cooker Italian Meatball Stew

Hi, Mommy on Demand readers! I’m glad to be back this month with another delicious recipe to share. If you are familiar with my blog, The Seasoned Mom, you know that I have a few of rules when it comes to cooking: (1) keep it simple and easy; (2) make it seasonal; and (3) be sure that it tastes delicious!

Slow Cooker Italian Meatball Stew 1

Last month I shared our recipe for Apple Cobbler Bars, which is still one of the best desserts that I’ve made all year. If you haven’t tried them yet, I encourage you to do so!

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All-American Bacon Ranch Cheeseburger

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We are so glad summer is finally here!!

We love spending as much time outside as possible.   This also means we do a lot of grilling out it in the backyard.  One of our top favorite things to grill are hamburgers and better yet we prefer cheeseburgers!   There is just something about biting into a juicy cheeseburger full of flavor.  When we are grilling we often times like to come up with new and exciting way to make a new burger.   That’s the great thing about grilling burgers the possibilities of different flavors are endless and they will always taste great.   This time we decided to try the All-American Bacon Ranch Cheeseburger!

It was a huge hit and im so glad we made this for dinner!


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Korean Beef

I have seen these Korean Beef recipe on lots of my favorite blogs! So I was scrambling to come up with something for dinner I thought I would finally give this Korean Beef recipe a try.    Well im really glad I did!  I was amazed at how delicious and easy this recipe was to make!

My husband even approved that I could make this Korean Beef recipe again for him.   He often times hates it when I try new recipes, so it always makes me happy when he loves a recipe I needed to give a try.   The best part I had this recipe done and served in about 20 minutes…..that’s a winner in my book!


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Cafe Zupas Cookbook Review…Plus 2 new recipes & Giveaway

We have all heard of Cafe Zupas!   If you haven’t then you are really missing out.    Me and the husband go there often together.   We have never had a bad experience and they are very reasonably priced.   Let’s not even get me started on there assortment of desserts they offer.    I was recently contacted to review a cookbook for Cafe Zupas.   They have four amazing women that put this cook book together and all of these recipes are not on the Cafe Zupas Menu.    A few big things I loved about this cookbook, is every recipe has a picture.  Which I love,  this is how I pick and choose which recipes I want to make.  I need to see the yumminess before I dig in!!  Also I love how it is spiral bound, which is great because I liked folding it over and save valuable counter space.

New England Pot Roast Recipe Makers

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I’m always on the lookout for a quick family meal.   The last thing I like doing  when I get home from a busy day at work is try to decide what to cook for dinner tonight.  It is often times very tempting for me to just grab a quick dinner on my way home from work.   But I want to insure that my family is always getting a more nutritious dinner.  This is why I like these Kraft Recipe Makers.  I loved how these meals come conveniently pre-packed using all real ingredients which helps makes a quick family dinner in no time at all.  I literally spend less the 10 minutes in the kitchen preparing dinner.  Which in return means I can spend more time with family, which is important to us.  The only work I needed to do, was to purchase  the meat, the sides and provide my favorite the slow cooker.


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Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Utah has a cold front coming in this weekend.  We are expecting to get a few inches of snow in the Valleys and 1′-2′ feet of snow in the mountains.  Which means it is freezing cold and wet outside.  Which means we lounge around the house in our pajamas, we don’t get ready and we definitely don’t leave the house.  So I plan on starting this Slow Cooker Beef Stew in the crock-pot while me and the kiddo stare out the window and watch the snow fall.  I might even sneak a few rounds of the Olympic’s during nap time.    That is the great thing about this Slow Cooker Beef Stew, you can start dinner in the morning and you don’t have to worry about it again until later that evening.

How many of you love your Slow Cooker?  I absolutely love my slow cooker, and this Slow Cooker Beef Stew is my all time favorite stew!  I love how the meat just falls apart and the potatoes and carrots are the perfect tenderness.   Add a few bread sticks to dip into the sauce and we are set.


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Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole

I remember the first time I tried Tater Tot Casserole.  I think I was probably 10 years old or so.  I thought it was the most disgusting meal my mom had ever made.  The name alone turned me away. So of course I have always had this image of gross Tater Tot casserole in my head.  Telling myself I will never ever eat this again.

 Now let’s jump forward 15 years, I saw this recipe on Campbell’s Kitchen and I thought I will give it one more try.  Because let’s face it, there were a lot of meals that I didn’t like when I was younger.  I have learned that I missed out on a lot of really good foods because I was to picky to give them a try.  So, I thought we are going to make this so I can once and for all say if I do or do not like Tater Tot Casserole.

Well the verdict, I did actually like it.  I don’t think I will make every week but I still liked and so did the husband.  So we will be adding this recipe into my book of approvals!


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