Slow Cooker Chicken Marsala Stew

Slow Cooker Chicken Marsala Stew | The Suburban Soapbox

The most amazing slow cooker recipe, ever.  This hearty Chicken Marsala Stew will quickly become a family favorite and is ready to eat when you walk in the door after a busy day.  Lighter and more heart healthy than many stew recipes, you won't feel weighed down after eating a bowl.  Room for dessert! According to Facebook, school has started everywhere....but here.  It's still summer in my 'hood.  The kids are still riding their bikes through the neighbors landscaping and sucking every … [Read more...]

Creating Perfect Pairs with The Laughing Cow

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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by The Laughing Cow via Mode Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of The Laughing Cow. Snacking healthy can get stale quickly....like a cracker.  Which is my go to pairing when I eat cheese.  Cheese and crackers....it's like a match made in preschool.  And though I love cheese with crackers I won't stay loyal to healthy snack eating if that's the only pairing I can come up … [Read more...]

Easy Bolognese French Bread Pizza

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Rich, meaty bolognese sauce spread on toasted, garlic bread and topped with cheese.  This Bolognese French Bread Pizza is ready in minutes and perfect for those nights when schedules don't synch up leaving everyone to eat at staggered times.   This is the time of year when we start to get crazy.  I'm bracing for it....however, I know it's not going to happen this year.  Katie graduated in June and doesn't start school until September 22.  We are in a lull.  But because, for the past 18 … [Read more...]

7 Tips to Better Snacking with Laughing Cow Cheese

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The Laughing Cow® invites consumers to take a mindful moment; to enjoy a tasty and satisfying snack experience at its best. Rich, creamy and delicious, The Laughing Cow® Spreadable Cheese Wedges are the perfect option to help consumers achieve that moment of ultimate snack satisfaction. Disclosure: Compensation was provided by The Laughing Cow via Mode Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of The Laughing … [Read more...]

No Bake Cherry Pecan Chia Energy Bites

No Bake Cherry Pecan Chia Energy Bites | The Suburban Soapbox

Little bits of heaven....that's what these are.  Loaded with dried cherries, nuts, chia seeds and more, one bite is all you need to give you a quick boost of energy.  One bite and you will be addicted.  I promise you. Balance, that's what life is all about.  There's a Seinfeld episode (ok...I may be dating myself but let's stay focused) when Jerry is talking about the balance amongst his group of friends.  When one person is at a high....one is low.  It's all about balance.  That's kinda … [Read more...]

Pan Roasted Crispy Chicken Thighs with Figs

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Everything in one pot, inexpensive chicken thighs are seared on the stove top until crispy and then finished off in the oven with figs and onions. The pan juices make the perfect sauce to top your chicken....no effort, easy and quick.  And only one pan to clean! I try to keep it real.  When I worked outside the home, I would come home and try to create something wonderful for dinner.  With proper planning...it could be done.  But, honestly, I didn't want to do anything at 6:00 when I … [Read more...]

No-Bake Banana Split Pie

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All the flavors of a classic Banana Split layered into this creamy, light, no-bake pie.  Topped with chopped nuts, rainbow sprinkles and maraschino cherries, this is the ultimate party pie for any celebration....including the FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!  :-) I've had some requests for Meatless Monday recipes.  And I have a ton of meatless meals in the recipe tab if you're so inclined to check them out but, honestly, I don't know if they've been posted on Monday.  Which makes the recipe post a … [Read more...]

Almond Coconut Mocha Popsicles

Almond Coconut Mocha Popsicles | The Suburban Soapbox

Almond milk, Cream of Coconut and coffee are all it takes to make these easy, dreamy popsicles. The chocolate shell takes these chilly treats to another level. Savor the last days of summer with one (or all) of these. There are some foods that I'm just so impressed with....like "how do they do that" impressed. Fascinated. Flabbergasted. I never really thought to actually investigate "how" the magic was created. But when I do it's always something so simple. So easy, in fact, I feel a … [Read more...]

Homemade Chocolate Magic Shell

Homemade Chocolate Magic Shell | The Suburban Soapbox

You can whip up this nostalgic treat in a flash using two ingredients and your microwave oven.  A rich, chocolatey treat you'll want to put on everything all year-long.   I love to reminisce.  Love it.  A song can come on the radio and immediately blast me back to my teen years....even to a very specific moment.  A smell can remind me of a certain person, a best friend, a bad date, a room in my childhood home.  Food is no different, there are foods that I only had as a child and then … [Read more...]

Pesto Pasta with Peas and Grilled Shrimp AND a Calphalon Giveaway

Pesto Pasta with Peas and Grilled Shrimp | The Suburban Soapbox

Store-bought pesto tossed with pasta, peas and pine nuts are perfect on their own.  Top with grilled shrimp and this is suitable for entertaining those last-minute dinner guests! My foodie friend, Colleen from Souffle Bombay, was thinking about just what cookbook it was that made her fall in love with cooking recently, then she decided to ask the same question to a number of her foodie friends, myself included, and #CookbooksandCalphalon was born!  Enjoy 17 food bloggers stories as well … [Read more...]