Category Recipes & Cooking

Sliders on a Stick – Fun Idea for Burgers

With summer drawing to a close, I am trying to take advantage of the days and get in some last summer activities. We have been swimming, spending more time outdoors and grilling. Last weekend, we had a low key family BBQ. I was able to go shopping at Lucky Super Market to pick up some…
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10 Favorite After School Snacks

My kids start school next week after a busy day of learning and playing, I know they will be arriving home hungry. So I have gone through the Mess For Less chronicles and pulled up some our favorite after school snacks. The kids enjoyed making these family friendly recipes with me almost as much as…
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Sugar Cone Snack

Do your kids come home from school hungry and you struggle to give them a healthy, yummy snack? I know when I was younger my mom did. She would end up having us eat Doritos or Cheetos and that was it. We never really grew up eating very healthy snacks. It’€™s only as I’ve gotten…
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Verde Chicken Enchilada Cups

One of my least favorite times of the day is about an hour before dinner when I racking my brain trying to come up with what to make that night. I’m sure you can relate. I am just beat at the end of the day and the thought of staring endlessly into my freezer is…
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Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole with Country Crock

Do you love casseroles? I do, but I think sometimes they get a bad rap. People think of them as something mom, or grandma used to make. But casseroles are back! So what is making them so popular again? People are busier than ever these days and are looking to save time when it comes…
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Lemon Bar Crescent Recipe

I wanted to surprise my kids with a special snack when they came home from school. I always have some crescent rolls on hand so it was just a matter of coming up with a way to prepare them. If you are new to Mess For Less then you might not know that I have…
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Soft Pretzels Recipe

When I was growing up there was a candy/ice cream truck that would park itself in front of my school at recess. One of the things they would sell were these warm, soft pretzels topped with mustard. Whenever I have soft pretzels (admittedly not very often these days), I am taken back to my childhood….
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Thursday: Devil’s Food Cheesecake Bars

These suckers are good. Almost too good. Diet break worthy good. I wish I could say they were one of my famous four ingredient or less recipes, like my 4 ingredient key lime pie (one of my favorite recipes ever) or my 4 ingredient blueberry cinnamon rolls. Sorry to say, but these bars have 7-…
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Cheese Cracker Recipe

Did you know that you can make your kids yummy cheesy crackers that taste better than those cheese crackers you get at the store? I have been wanting to make try a cheese cracker recipe for some time, but always thought they were too complicated. Turns out they are anything but. This cheese cracker recipe…
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