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    Make-Ahead Casserole Recipes

    There’s nothing better than having dinner ready to go on a busy night. Who doesn’t love a warm, gooey casserole? Especially casserole recipes that can either be tossed in the fridge till dinner the next day, or frozen for weeks (or months)! To me, casseroles are one of the best comfort foods out there, and make-ahead casserole recipes are the best. THE BEST! A friend who’s due any day with her second baby recently asked me if I’d help her prep a few freezer meals to tuck away until after the baby’s born. (For the record, I was not that smart with my food prep. For either child.) Those of you who’ve raised…

  • A sprinkle of Old Bay® turns this otherwise traditional and simple deviled eggs recipe into yummy spiced-up Maryland deviled eggs.

    Maryland Deviled Eggs

    A sprinkle of Old Bay® turns this otherwise traditional, simple deviled eggs recipe into yummy spiced-up Maryland deviled eggs. Confession time: until very recently I’d never made deviled eggs before. There was never a good reason for not making them, aside from the fact that my mother-in-law has always been the designated deviled egg maker on my husband’s side of the family, and I’m always asked to bring my potato salad or homemade salsa to those (and other) family get-togethers. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This post may contain affiliate links. People don’t make deviled eggs “just because,” so even though they happen to be one…

  • These cinnamon apple oatmeal muffins made with whole wheat flour are a perfect hearty grab-n-go breakfast or snack option.

    Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal Muffins

    These cinnamon apple oatmeal muffins made with whole wheat flour are a perfect hearty grab-n-go breakfast or snack option. Make sure to scroll to the end for this recipe, as well as some of my other favorite muffin recipes! This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MakeItMazola #SimpleSwap #CollectiveBias Fall is in the air and school is back in session. It’s my favorite time of the year, even if it’s also one of the busiest. My daughter and I tend to be grab-n-go breakfast eaters, preferring instead to eat a bigger lunch and dinner. A hearty, better-for-you muffin can be…

  • These recipes—including juicy seared pork chops, oven fried chicken thighs and a refreshing gin mojito—are consistently the top reader favorites from amusingfoodie.com.

    Reader Favorites From amusingfoodie.com

    These recipes—including juicy seared pork chops, oven fried chicken thighs and a refreshing gin mojito—are consistently the top reader favorites from amusingfoodie.com. We all have our go-to recipes. The ones that make it into the weekly dinner rotation, or that always come out when you’re hosting a party. I’d have to imagine that given the consistent popularity of these recipes on amusingfoodie.com, these reader favorites are also go-tos for a lot of you, too. Make sure to scroll to the bottom to check out some of my favorite kitchen tools! 1. Blueberry Crumble Bars These blueberry crumble bars are simple to make, with only a few ingredients, many of which…

  • These sweet and slightly tangy blueberry lemon pancakes will become a fast favorite in your house!

    Blueberry Lemon Pancakes

    These sweet and slightly tangy blueberry lemon pancakes will become a fast favorite in your house! Pancakes are such an easy breakfast staple. Plain pancakes only take a few ingredients … probably items you already have in your fridge and pantry. Then you can easily mix things up with fun add-ins based upon in-season fruit, produce deals from the farmers’ market or grocery store, and even spices from your cupboard. Some of our favorites pancakes over the years include peach cobbler pancakes, cinnamon sugar pancakes and, of course, traditional homemade blueberry pancakes. But, with regards to a traditional favorite, I’ve found that sometimes even the slightest of additions can take that…

  • This blueberry muffin cake is all the mouth-watering flavor of traditional blueberry muffins—complete with a yummy crumble topping! —without the fuss of filling tins or storing individual muffins.

    Blueberry Muffin Cake With Crumble Topping

    This blueberry muffin cake is all the mouth-watering flavor of traditional blueberry muffins — complete with a yummy crumble topping! — without the fuss of filling tins or storing individual muffins.   Earlier this week, ALDI had a great sale on blueberries. You have to keep your eye on their “Produce Picks” because you can really find some terrific, crazy low deals on fruits and veggies! We like to use blueberries for smoothies and cobblers, but blueberry muffins are a house favorite, too. Rather than go the traditional individual muffin route this time, I decided to keep it super simple and make a blueberry muffin cake with a crumble topping.…

  • Homemade blueberry pancakes are super easy to make on the weekend and perfect to reheat during the week for an easy breakfast!

    Homemade Blueberry Pancakes

    Homemade blueberry pancakes are super easy to make on weekends and perfect to reheat during the week for easy breakfasts! Pancakes are one of those recipes that once you make them from scratch, it seems ridiculous to have ever used a box mix, or even store-bought in the frozen foods isle! My basic recipe for homemade pancakes includes ingredients that even the most basically stocked fridge and pantry usually have: flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, oil, eggs and milk. In my book, simple is delicious. But, there are still times when you wanna liven things up a bit, give a little pizzazz or just use up some ripe fruit or…

  • This creamy simple egg salad makes a tasty sandwich or is the perfect addition to a plate of baby spinach!

    Simple Egg Salad

    This creamy simple egg salad makes a tasty sandwich or is the perfect addition to a plate of baby spinach! GO STRAIGHT TO THE RECIPE It’s true that as we age we can develop little quirks. I’m not sure this counts as a quirk, or if I’d consider it really resourceful, but I have a confession. When I go to Panera, I always choose the baguette side even though I never actually eat the baguette side with my meal. I mean, it’s a lot of food, particularly if you’ve ordered a sandwich, to then also add a hunky piece of baguette on top. So … I bring the crusty piece…