Mealtime Mama: Cherry Chocolate Heart Torte

cherry chocolate torte

Happy day-before-Valentine’s Day, mamas! If you feel like busting out an extra special dessert in honor of Valentine’s Day, we’ve got one for you. One reviewer called this dish “crazy good,” and that’s all it took to sell us on it. With whipped cream, hot fudge and cherries, how can you go wrong? Cherry Chocolate [...]

Mealtime Mama: Breakfast Quesadilla

breakfast quesadilla pic

Happy Monday, mamas. I think we can all agree that mornings (especially school day mornings) can be fast, furious and frustrating. So we’re all for finding ways to get the day started with a quick but healthy breakfast that no one whines about. This breakfast quesadilla recipe fits the bill. It’s a great way to [...]

Mealtime Mama: Breaded Oregano Chicken

oregano leaves

We think a good recipe for breaded chicken is a must-have. It’s a crowd-pleaser for even the pickiest eaters and it’s easy to pair it with rice, potatoes and/or any type of vegetable. Add a multi-grain roll to the plate and you are DONE — a simple, comforting plate of food perfect for a warm, [...]

Mealtime Mama: Slow Cooker Fresh Veggie Lasagna


Happy first Monday of the New Year, mamas! Do you know what you’re making for dinner tonight? If not, here’s a recipe we found on the Harps website that made our mouth water when we read the directions. This Slow Cooker Fresh Veggie Lasagna will make you feel like you’re eating something naughty but the [...]

Mealtime Mama: Cute treats for your Halloween or fall party

caramel apple bar, use this

By Shannon Magsam OK, mamas, this is a repeat post from last year. But it’s a fun one with several good ideas for fall food. Hope you enjoy: The month of October is perfect for a party because of all the fun fall treats and the weather is just right for being outside. I thought [...]

Mealtime Mama: Summer Peach Guacamole

peach guac

It’s peach season, so we are excited that Helen at My Brother’s Salsa has given us a wonderful recipe that uses one of our favorite fruits. She even made a video for us about how to make her Summer Peach Guacamole (the written recipe is also below): Ingredients: Two fresh summer peaches (peeled, diced) Two [...]

Mealtime Mama: Creamy spinach bowtie pasta

classico sun-dried tomato alfredo

Mamas, I’m not sure where this recipe originally came from but I do know it’s GOOD and it’s crazy easy. I got it years ago from my friend Amy who said it was one of her “go-to” quick dinner recipes. I made it the other day and my 12-year-old son, who usually hates all things [...]

Mealtime Mama: Fresh strawberry pie for the Fourth of July!


Happy Fourth of July! This pie is sure to please. If you’ve got pick-your-own strawberries (or if you picked some up from the store!), below a great pie recipe that our friend Kathleen Villar shared after she and her two kids visited McGarrah’s a few weeks ago. (Kathleen gives full credit to her friend Pam [...]

Mealtime Mama: Simple summer pasta

angel hair pasta

Happy Monday, mamas! I never met a noodle I didn’t like, but this new pasta recipe has made it on to my LOVE-IT list. I spotted a similar recipe on the Food Network’s website and made a few changes to suit my family’s taste. Hope you like it, too. Angel Hair with Tomatoes & Basil [...]