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Pillsbury Chicken Pot Pie It's a Keeper

Easy Chicken Pot Pie Puffs

Now that we’re back into school routine, our nights are filled with after school activities, homework and an seemingly endless to-do list.   Getting a home cooked dinner on the table can be tricky some nights. One way to help is be organized and have a plan for the week.  And, it’s always good to have […]

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Grilled Pork Chops with Rosemary Garlic Rub It's a Keeper

Grilled Pork Chops with Rosemary Garlic Rub

Even though Monday marked the unofficial end to summer, there is still plenty of time to fire up the grill.  And this recipe for Grilled Pork Chops with Rosemary Garlic Rub is perfect for weeknight grilling. This recipe was extremely easy to put together.  When I first made it, I mixed up the wet rub […]

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Easy Dessert Recipes Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie It's a Keeper

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie!

Nothing says “PARTY!” like this chocolate peanut butter pie!  I whipped one up tonight for my son’s 4th birthday party that we’re having tomorrow.  We’ll definitely have the traditional cake and ice cream, but if I know my guests correctly, they will be expecting this divine pie, laced with lots of chopped up Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups! […]

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Fresh Takes on Holiday Favorites {free eCookbook}

The holidays are full of rich, decadent foods.  Whether it’s a butter basted turkey or a marshmallow crusted sweet potato casserole, we all enjoy holiday spreads filled with good food, family and friends. This Thanksgiving, Produce for Kids has created a free eCookbook called Festive Flavors: 12 Fresh Takes on Holiday Favorites. The guide is […]

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Sweet Bacon Tater Tots

Easy Party Appetizer: Sweet Bacon Tater Tots

If you want to knock the socks off your party guest, then you must make this easy party appetizer.  They are incredible! A few weeks ago, I shared a recipe on my Facebook page from a blogger friend of mine.  It was for these Sweet Bacon Tater Tots. As soon as my husband saw the […]

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25 Thanksgiving Side Dishes - It Is a Keeper

25 Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

Here is a collection of 25 Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes to round out your holiday meal. Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes Rosemary Roasted Sweet Potatoes // It Is a Keeper Krissy’s Sweet Potato Casserole // Self Proclaimed Foodie Scalloped Sweet Potatoes // Noshing with the Nolands Candied Sweet Potatoes // Call me PMC Thanksgiving Stuffing // […]

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Pumpkin Pie Squares - It Is a Keeper

Pumpkin Pie Squares

This recipe for Pumpkin Pie Squares is one of my favorite holiday desserts. It’s very similar to a traditional pumpkin pie recipe…but better!   If you love pumpkin pie, you will go nuts for these Pumpkin Pie Squares.  These guys take Pumpkin Pie up a few notches. I think it’s the crust that I like […]

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Easy Crock Pot Recipes: Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole by It's a Keeper

Easy Crock Pot Recipes: Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole

Easy crock pot recipes are an essential tool in any busy mom’s toolbox – especially during the holidays! This recipe for Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole can help make your holidays less stressful.  Holidays can be a lot of fun, but we all know the stress it can bring as well. One of the ways […]

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Cranberry Orange Relish - it is a keeper

Fresh Cranberry-Orange Relish

My mother-in-law’s Fresh Cranberry-Orange Relish is one of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes.  It’s always on our holiday table. I’m not sure what the correct name is…cranberry salad or cranberry relish or cranberry sauce?  But, whatever it is, this recipe is a staple on all of our holiday menus. It starts with Thanksgiving and continues through […]

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How to Clean Your Grill - It Is a Keeper

VIDEO: How to Clean Your Grill in 6 Easy Steps

In this video, I show you how to clean your grill in 6 easy steps.   Disclosure: I received product in exchange for this review. Feel free to read my disclosure statement. All opinions shared are my own and not influenced by other sources. The key to a long lasting grill is regular grill maintenance.  […]

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Thanksgiving recipes Bacon Glazed Carrots It's a Keeper

Thanksgiving Recipes: Bacon Glazed Carrots

With Thanksgiving right around the corner I’m on the lookout for the perfect side dish recipes.  My friend Angelina gave me the recipe for these incredible Bacon Glazed Carrots.  This recipe is definitely going to be added to my Thanksgiving Recipes file! The night I tested this recipe, I invited my mom, brother and grandmother […]

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15 Thanksgiving Printables - It Is a Keeper

15 Thanksgiving Printables

Make your home festive and keep the kids busy with these free Thanksgiving Printables to inspire your holiday cooking and baking. Thanksgiving Printables for Kids Printable Same or Different Game // 3 Boys and a Dog Printable Thanksgiving Mad Libs // My Sister’s Suitcase Printable Thanksgiving Coloring Pages // One Creative Mommy Printable Preschool Worksheet […]

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Meal Plan with Easy Recipes

My Weekly Meal Plan of Super Easy Recipes {Week 46}

Getting dinner on the table each night can be tricky. Especially when you have to navigate busy schedules, picky eaters and family activities. Each week, I share my weekly meal plan of super easy recipes to help you out. Super Easy Recipes for this Week: Monday: Honey and Spice Glazed Pork Chops Tuesday: Open Faced Chicken Caprese Sandwiches Wednesday: Buffalo […]

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35 Appetizer and Dip Recipes - It Is a Keeper

35+ Appetizer and Dip Recipes

Here is a collection of 35+ Appetizer and Dip Recipes that are perfect for entertaining. Appetizer Recipes Sweet Bacon Tater Tots from It Is a Keeper Bacon Ranch Blooming Bread from It Is a Keeper Party Cheese Bread from It Is a Keeper Marinated Cheese from It Is a Keeper Buffalo Shrimp from It Is […]

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Peas Au Gratin - It Is a Keeper

Peas and Pearl Onions Au Gratin

This easy Peas and Pearl Onions Au Gratin recipe is the perfect side dish to so many meals! This week I had the pleasure of recording a segment for WNEP’s Home & Backyard program.  The theme of the day was easy Thanksgiving sides.  I immediately thought of two recipes that ALWAYS make an appearance at […]

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Rosemary Sweet Potatoes - It Is a keeper FEAT

Rosemary Roasted Sweet Potatoes

This Rosemary Roasted Sweet Potatoes are one of my family’s favorite Thanksgiving Recipes. As I mentioned in my post earlier this week, I had the amazing opportunity to share some of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes on WNEP’s Home and Backyard!  The folks at Home and Backyard tried out a new format — they hosted the […]

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Friday Favorites - It is a Keeper

Friday Favorites 11.14.14

Happy Friday!  Each week, I share a list of things that I’m loving.  Everything that has made this list has earned my seal of approval and is a keeper! This week, it’s all about the essential Thanksgiving dinner tool kit!  These products, gadgets and gizmos are my favorite things that I use to make Thanksgiving […]

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Super Easy Recipes Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole from It's a Keeper

Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole

If you love super easy recipes, then you will love this Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole!  It takes boring mashed potatoes over the top. This Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole recipe has it all. It’s creamy. It’s rich. It’s decadent. It has bacon. It needs to be on my plate now! Instant mashed potatoes have really gotten […]

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25 Pie Recipes - It Is a Keeper

25 Pie Recipes

Here is a collection of 25 Pie Recipes to inspire your holiday cooking and baking. Fruit Pies The Best Blueberry Pie from It’s a Keeper Easy Blueberry Crumb Pie from It’s a Keeper Apple Crumb Pie from It’s a Keeper Pumpkin Pie from Your Sunny Side Up Coconut Macaroon Pumpkin Pie from Self Proclaimed Foodie […]

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Slow Cooker Turkey - It Is a Keeper

Slow Cooker Turkey and Stuffing

The holidays can be hectic.  Make your holiday dinner a little simpler with this easy Slow Cooker Turkey and Stuffing recipe!  Hands down, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  I wait all year long for this dinner.  The turkey, the stuffing, the cranberry sauce…I love it all! My family takes turns with the holidays and Thanksgiving […]

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12 Thanksgiving Crafts- It Is a Keeper

12 Kid Friendly Thanksgiving Crafts

Looking for some fun ways to entertain your kids for Thanksgiving?  Here are 12 Kid Friendly Thanksgiving Crafts to inspire you. While you’re busy prepping for the big dinner, here are some fun crafts and activities that I’ve collected from around the web to keep the little ones busy. Turkey Lollipops from Nothing by Country […]

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Meal Plan with Easy Recipes

My Weekly Meal Plan of Super Easy Recipes {Week 45}

Getting dinner on the table each night can be tricky. Especially when you have to navigate busy schedules, picky eaters and family activities. Each week, I share my weekly meal plan of super easy recipes to help you out. Super Easy Recipes for this Week: Monday: Chili Dogs Tuesday: Chive Risotto Cakes Wednesday: Garlic Lime Chicken […]

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Friday Favorites - It is a Keeper

Friday Favorites 11.7.14

Happy Friday!  Each week, I share a list of things that I’m loving.  Everything that has made this list has earned my seal of approval and is a keeper! Recently, I had the opportunity to attend The Holiday of Play event in New York City hosted by The Big Toy Book, The Toy Insider and […]

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