Valentine’s Day on a Budget

Bake Sugar Cookies with pink & red sprinkles or you can use pink & red M&M’s! Chocolate Dipped Strawberries Melt chip morsels in the microwave for 30 second intervals – stirring between.  When the chocolate is smooth, dip the clean dried berries into the chocolate... Read More.


"It makes me crazy when the kids don't eat breakfast -- so we came up with these!" -Jodi Jodi brings back the '3 Ingredient Breakfasts' first thing in the show podcast below. Peanut Butter Banana Toast wheat toast peanut butter banana slices Toast the bread as desired, then add... Read More.

RECIPE: Spicy Glazed Chicken from Holly Clegg

Get a week's worth of recipes from Holly Clegg HERE! In the oven or on the grill, this spicy rub with a honey glaze turns chicken into a quick amazing best chicken breast recipe. Makes 4 (4-ounce) servings 1 teaspoon chili powder 2 teaspoons... Read More.

Best Big & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

You COULD bake for Mom, for a Valentines Day surprise, or you COULD bring these to a teacher! Enjoy. 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted 1 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup white sugar ... Read More.

Back In The Groove Food – 2019

Great recipes to get you back on track with a healthy fresh start to the new year. Jodi’s Chicken Noodle Soup (Instant Pot) Ingredients 3 boneless... Read More.

Sam’s Instant Pot Carnitas

CARNITAS (Instant Pot) 3 pounds boneless pork shoulder/Boston butt, cut in 1 1/2-inch pieces (I had a 4lb butt, but after trimming the fat it was closer to 3lbs) 1 pound pork belly, cut in1-inch pieces ½ cup chicken stock or broth 1 Tbs. salt 1 tsp.... Read More.

Jodi’s Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

Jodi's Chicken Noodle Soup (IP and Stove Top versions) Ingredients 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts  (feel free to do boneless skinless thighs too) 3 ribs of celery, sliced 3 large carrots, sliced 1-2 tablespoons butter (i... Read More.

Pork Roast in the Instant Pot

1 pork roast 2 cups water OR chicken broth ( I used 1 cup of each) 1 & ½ tsp salt 1 & ½ tsp pepper 1 tsp onion powder 2 tbsp. olive oil (divided) 1 small onion, sliced into quarters About 3... Read More.

The 12 Best Dips of Christmas Past

1. Santa's Sweet Smores Dip 1 cup milk chocolate chips 2 tablespoons milk 2 cups marshmallows, divided graham crackers for serving Combine chocolate chips, milk and 1½ cups of marshmallows in a sauce pan. Heat over medium low and stir until... Read More.

Make It, Take It – 2018

Murphy's Cheese Straws 1/2 cup butter 1 1/2 cups flour 16 oz grated sharp cheddar cheese 1 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon red pepper Mix all ingredients in food processor. Layout flat in ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten and cut into strips. Bake 375 for 12-15 minutes or until edges are firm, not... Read More.

The Menu of the Thanksgiving Master

For those that don't allow anyone into the kitchen on Thanksgiving, here are some pretty serious turkey day recipes to try out. It's okay, we got these from Tony the Thanksgiving Monster himself! Classic Dry-Brined Turkey

MSJ Family Secret Sides

Holly Clegg's Spinach and Artichoke Casserole/Dip 1 onion, chopped 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 2 cups skim milk 1 teaspoon minced garlic 2 (10 ounce) boxes frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained 4 ounces Brie cheese, rind removed and cubed 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and... Read More.