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Green Beans with New Potatoes

By Kelly Bogard Sometimes I worry that sitting down with the family for a meal is slowly fading away. With busy schedules and the advent of easier-than-ever food choices, I find myself drawn into the hype of grab-and-go meals. But supper is still family time in my house. We talk. Laugh. Share our stories from [...]

Chocolate Spice Ice Cream

By Kelly Bogard Tweaking recipes is something I do quite a bit. I start out with a recipe making it just as written the first time. This is so I am sure of what the final results will be. After that, I kind of go crazy. A dash of this and a hint of that. [...]

Pizza Pocket

By Kelly Bogard I'm frequently asked about ways to get kids more involved in the kitchen. With busy schedules and fast food places on every corner, it's sometimes hard to remember that home-cooked meals can nourish you in more than one way. "Butters" has been in the kitchen with me since she was old enough [...]

Toad in a Hole

By Kelly Bogard I can't believe it's already March! Little league and soccer are in full swing. And the kids are getting ready for spring break. Growing up, I used to love that weeklong break. It was a sign of things to come in the summer. It was also the time that I got to start [...]

Slow Cooker Candied Pecans

By Kelly Bogard I love the holidays. The sights and sounds make my days merry and bright. And the aromas! Who can forget about the smells of the holiday. Sweet and spicy smells from the kitchen intermingle with the smells of a cozy, warm fire in the fireplace. Oh, I just melt! Pecans are a staple [...]