Turkey Cranberry Wraps

turkey cranberry wraps

These Turkey Cranberry Wraps are easy to make with sliced turkey, whipped cream cheese, jellied cranberry sauce, and lettuce. It’s wrapped up in a tomato basil tortilla to make it a delicious summer meal idea.


During summer, I like to make easy meals that don’t require me to turn on my oven and heat up the house. This Turkey Cranberry Wrap is only five ingredients and only takes a few minutes to make.

I like how the flavor of the sliced deli turkey, jellied cranberry sauce and whipped cream cheese come together to make it taste good. And the tomato basil tortillas add color and additional flavor to the wrap.

So how do you make turkey wraps? Here is the step-by-step process to make turkey wraps with cream cheese and cranberry sauce.


turkey wraps with cream cheese

On a tomato basil tortilla, spread a layer of the whipped cream cheese.


turkey and cranberry wraps recipe

In a small bowl, place the jellied cranberry sauce and stir to make it smooth. Spread a layer of the cranberry sauce on top of the cream cheese.


turkey wraps recipe
Place 3-4 slices of turkey on top of the cranberry sauce.

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Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup

Creamy chicken wild rice soup

This creamy chicken wild rice soup is made with carrots, celery, mushrooms, chicken and wild rice with a creamy, rich base sauce that is delicious. It’s a perfect soup to eat on chilly days!


I love making soups for dinner when it’s cold and chilly outside because it warms me up inside and out. And this creamy chicken wild rice soup is another family-favorite soup recipe that hits the spot on those chilly days.

Whenever I tell my husband I’m making soup for dinner, he comments how good that sounds to help him warm up after working outside in the cold all day long.

Something I love about this easy chicken wild rice soup is it has a rich and creamy base sauce that brings together the flavor with the vegetable broth mixture. One thing about this base sauce is that you’ll want to use the Rice a Roni Long Grain and Wild Rice here because it has a seasoning packet that you’ll use to flavor the sauce. It really adds to the taste of this wild rice soup.

Before getting to the creamy wild rice soup recipe, here are some questions people have had:


What is the best wild rice soup?

Personally, I think this is the best wild rice soup. But of course you’ll find variations of other wild rice soup recipes out there, and they are probably delicious too. But give this recipe a try, and let me know what you think.


What to serve with chicken wild rice soup?

After making soup for dinner, I don’t always want to spend a lot of time to make something else, but I do like to have bread on the side.

Two easy bread recipes that don’t require a lot of time to make is this sweet cornbread recipe and this light and fluffy biscuit recipe. Add honey or jam to the top, and they taste delicious!

Another side option that goes well with soup is almost any variety of salad.


So how do you make wild rice soup? Here are the directions of how to make this creamy wild rice soup:


Creamy wild rice soup

In a large pot, sauté the celery and carrots in olive oil for about 5 minutes. Add in the mushrooms and sauté for 2 minutes more.



Wild rice soup

Add in the chicken broth, water and the cooked, diced chicken to the pot. Bring to a boil, then stir in the long grain and wild rice (put the seasoning packet aside). Cover the pot and simmer for 25 minutes.



Creamy wild rice soup recipe

In a medium saucepan, melt the butter and stir in the Rice a Roni seasoning packet. Cook until bubbly. Whisk in the flour until it becomes a thick paste, then add in the half and half and whisk until combined. Stir the sauce for about 5 minutes until it thickens.



Easy chicken wild rice soup

Stir the creamy base sauce into the vegetable broth mixture and cook for about 10 minutes until heated through.

It’s now ready to serve!

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Easy Valentine’s Bark Recipe

Easy Valentines Bark

This easy Valentine’s Bark recipe is a fun dessert to make for the family on Valentine’s Day.


If you are looking for easy Valentine’s Day treats for the kids or other loved ones, this Valentine’s bark recipe is a really easy recipe to make. And what’s even better is that it’s a no-bake recipe for Valentine’s.

It will take about 10-15 minutes to make this strawberry bark recipe, and then about 30 minutes to set up before it’s ready to cut and serve.

It’s fun to get the kids in the kitchen and have them help to stir and spread the ingredients together. A highlight that the kids love to do is putting Valentine’s M&M’s and Valentine’s sprinkles all over the top of the Valentine’s Day bark.

Sometimes the sprinkles end up going all over the counter, but in the end, seeing their happy faces because they helped make it is something I love.

We take time to do recipes together as a family because we love spending time with each other. Even though it can be messy, the messes will eventually get cleaned up. And I’ll always remember the bonding time we had together making this Valentine’s Day recipe.

Here are a some answers to questions people have asked:


What are some easy Valentine’s treats for kids?

This Valentine’s bark recipe is definitely an easy recipe.  You can print the recipe at the end of this post.

Other easy recipes to make for Valentine’s Day is Strawberry Shortcake, Valentine’s Cookies, Red Velvet Cookies, and Sugar Cookie Bars.


What is the best chocolate bark for baking?

This particular bark recipe doesn’t use chocolate bark, although I’m sure you could probably add it to this recipe. For the best chocolate bark, it’s important to use high-quality ingredients.

Ghirardelli Melting Wafers would be an option that is a good quality without costing as much as much as chocolate bars for melting.

For this Valentine’s day bark, I use the strawberry cheesecake candy melts here. If those aren’t available, you could try the regular strawberry candy melts, or you can use vanilla candy melts and add in cheesecake flavoring to it.

Here is how to make this easy Valentine’s bark recipe:


Valentines day bark

Place the strawberry wafers and cream cheese in a blender, and blend until combined into a dough consistency.

Line a 9×9 pan with parchment paper. Press the strawberry cream cheese blended mixture evenly on the bottom of the pan.


Strawberry bark
In a glass bowl, microwave the candy melts for 1 minute and then stir.


Strawberry bark candy

Continue microwaving in 30 second intervals and stirring in between until melted.


Strawberry bark recipe

Pour the melted candy over the crust.


Easy Valentines day desserts

Sprinkle the top with Valentine’s M&Ms and Valentine’s sprinkles. Allow to sit for 30 minutes before serving.

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Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies

These Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies include pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice to create the delicious pumpkin flavor. The cookies are soft and chewy and rolled in sugar, cinnamon and pumpkin spice making this snickerdoodle pumpkin cookie recipe a perfect fall dessert.


I absolutely love the smell of pumpkin recipes baking in my house in the fall. It makes my house smell so good, and it gets me excited for fall.

I always make sure to have plenty of pumpkin puree in my house during the holiday months when I am baking all the delicious pumpkin recipes. And I make sure to have pumpkin spice too since there are many pumpkin recipes that call for it.

The other day, I decided to make these pumpkin snickerdoodle cookies, and they are soft and chewy. My family and friends who tried them loved them so much that they kept grabbing more cookies out of the container.

The pumpkin spice snickerdoodle cookies don’t have too strong of a pumpkin flavor. You can tell they have a slight hint of pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice in them. The cookies combined with all of the ingredients taste delicious.

Here are a few questions that people have asked about pumpkin snickerdoodles:


Snickerdoodle pumpkin cookie recipe

How Do You Make Pumpkin Snickerdoodles at Home?

Here is how to make this snickerdoodle pumpkin cookie recipe.


Pumpkin spice snickerdoodles

Using an electric mixer, cream the butter until smooth.

Add in the pumpkin puree, sugar, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, salt and baking powder. Mix until well combined.

Add in the egg and mix well. Then add in the flour and mix well until combined.

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place the cookie dough in the fridge for at least 1 hour to chill.

Note: The chilling of the dough helps prevent the cookies from going flat.


Pumpkin spice snickerdoodle cookies

After the dough has chilled, scoop about 1 Tablespoon of dough and form them into 1 inch balls.

Roll the dough balls into the sugar, pumpkin spice and cinnamon coating, then place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

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Easy American Flag Fruit Pizza

American Flag Fruit Pizza

This American Flag Fruit Pizza is an easy fruit pizza dessert that is made from a sugar cookie mix topped with a sweet frosting and fresh berries.


With the Fourth of July coming up, this American Flag Fruit Pizza is sure to be a crowd pleaser during your patriotic celebration.

I made this for my family and they loved how the berries were made to look like a flag. They also loved the taste of the sugar cookie and asked for seconds and thirds to eat.

I’m all about making easy desserts and saving time when I make desserts. And this is an easy dessert to make. The thing that take the longest to do is hull and slice the strawberries. Since there are about 20-25 strawberries to hull and cut for this fruit pizza dessert, this strawberry huller and fruit slicer set is a kitchen tool accessory that is handy to have in the kitchen. It will make putting together this easy fruit pizza recipe even easier.

As people make Fourth of July dessert recipes and come across fruit pizza desserts, here are a few questions people ask.


What is fruit pizza?

Fruit pizza is a fruit dessert which is made like a pizza. It doesn’t have any of the ingredients of a traditional pizza you would make or purchase from a pizza place or restaurant. Instead, it’s a large sugar cookie with sweet frosting and fresh berries on top.

Sugar cookie dough tends to be used best for fruit pizza desserts. It makes a large pan and is great to serve at large holiday gatherings or parties. And it tastes best when served the day it’s made because the fresh fruit isn’t as fresh the next day.


Flag fruit pizza

What is the recipe for fruit pizza?

To make the American flag fruit pizza, first preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Use cooking spray to lightly coat a 12 x 17 baking sheet. And prepare the sugar cookie mix according to the directions on the package.

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Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies

Reese's Pieces Peanut Butter CookiesThese are the best Reese’s Pieces peanut butter cookies with more than a cup of creamy peanut butter.  And adding Reese’s Pieces, peanut butter chips and chocolate chips make these the ultimate peanut butter cookies!


I made these Reese’s Pieces peanut butter cookies and they are amazing! They are soft in the middle and have a delicious peanut butter flavor with a mix in of Reese’s Pieces, peanut butter chips and chocolate chips.

I made this easy peanut butter cookies recipe a few weeks ago. They turned out so good that my family asked if I would make them again this week.

I make these Reese’s peanut butter cookies smaller by only rolling them into 1.5 inch balls. A kitchen item I love using now and that makes the cookies come out round and all the same size is a 1.5 Tablespoon cookie scoop. Until a few years ago, I would use a spoon to measure the dough and then roll it into a ball. When I finally purchased and started using a cookie scoop, I couldn’t believe I hadn’t purchased one sooner. It’s definitely convenient to have, and I use it every time I make cookies now.

Before I get into how to make these Reese’s Pieces peanut butter cookies, here are some questions that people have asked.

What Are Reese’s Pieces?

Reese’s Pieces are a peanut butter candy that are a roundish shape covered in a yellow, orange or brown candy shell.


What Are The Ingredients in Reese’s Pieces?

Here are the some of the main ingredients in Reese’s Pieces:

  • Sugar
  • Partially defatted peanuts
  • Partially hydrogenated vegetable oil
  • Corn syrup
  • Artificial colors
  • Salt

To see all the ingredients, head over to Hershey’s website.


Do Reese’s Pieces Have Chocolate In Them?

Unlike the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, it turns out that Reese’s Pieces do not actually contain any chocolate.


If you want to make these Reese’s peanut butter cookies, keep reading to get the recipe.


Reese's peanut butter cookiesStart by preheating the oven to 350 degrees. Using an electric mixer, cream together the peanut butter, butter, brown sugar, and sugar until combined. Add in the eggs and vanilla extra, and mix until creamy.

In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt. Add this to the creamy peanut butter mixture and mix until combined.

Fold in the Reese’s Pieces, peanut butter chips and chocolate chips.


Easy peanut butter cookies recipe

Use a 1.5 tablespoon cookie scoop to form dough balls, and place them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Press additional Reese’s Pieces onto each cookie dough ball.

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Chicken Broccoli Potato Casserole


Chicken broccoli potato casseroleThis chicken broccoli potato casserole tastes delicious with a creamy cheese sauce and crunchy topping. Prepare the chicken and potatoes ahead of time and use frozen broccoli to make this meal come together quickly.


My mother used to make a chicken broccoli casserole regularly for my siblings and I when I was younger, and I just loved it. Then when I was married with a family of my own, my sister-in-law said she added potatoes and a creamy sauce on top that varied from what my mom did.

I took both of these recipes and created a chicken broccoli potato casserole that is creamy and delicious.

You can also make an extra chicken broccoli potato casserole and freeze it for later. Head over here to get tips on how to freeze casseroles.


Since I know that making dinner can take time, there are a few things I do in advance to make this casserole faster and easier to get in the oven.

Preparing the Broccoli:

I used to always steam fresh broccoli for this recipe, but now to go faster, especially on busy days, I use frozen broccoli from a bag. If you want, you can still steam fresh broccoli, but if you don’t have time, then bagged broccoli it is.

Preparing the Chicken:

I always keep cooked, shredded chicken in the freezer that can be pulled out and thawed in the fridge or microwave. This tip helps me a lot to get dinner on the table faster.

What I do is cook chicken in the crock pot or Instant Pot, shred it, then place it into individual re-sealable bags and put it in the freezer. Head over here for more info about preparing chicken in advance.

Preparing the Potatoes:

I also cook, peel and slice the potatoes in advance and place them in the fridge or freezer so it’s easy to thaw and add to the recipe.

Sometimes when I know I’ll be making this homemade chicken and broccoli casserole for dinner, I’ll also plan another dinner with potatoes. So on the day I am cooking potatoes for a dinner, (for instance, if I’m making potatoes with chili on top), I’ll always cook extra potatoes that I can place in the fridge or freezer that will be used later for the casserole.

Now that you know my time-saving tips to make this easy chicken broccoli casserole, here are some answers to questions people have had.



With almost any baked potato chicken broccoli casserole, the recipes range from using mashed potatoes, hash browns, cubed potatoes or sliced potatoes, then mixing in or adding bite-sized pieces of broccoli and chicken.

This homemade chicken and broccoli casserole recipe that I share on this post includes baked potatoes that are peeled and sliced. The potatoes are placed in a casserole dish on top of the broccoli and chicken. Then a creamy sauce is poured over top, followed by cheese and a crunchy topping. You can get the delicious recipe below.



I love a good broccoli soup and so does my family. I’ve tried a bunch of different recipes, but this broccoli cheese soup recipe here is my family’s favorite.

It doesn’t have chicken in it, but it’s really good. And you could add in cooked chicken if you want. I make the broccoli cheese soup for my family regularly, and it’s the best broccoli cheese soup I’ve tasted.

If you are looking for a chicken and broccoli soup, then here are a few recipes you could try:

Creamy Chicken Broccoli Soup by The Recipe Critic

Easy Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Soup by Sweet CS Designs



This chicken broccoli casserole recipe that I share on this post is really delicious. Below are the step-by-step instructions of how to make the recipe.


Chicken broccoli potato

Arrange the broccoli florets in the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish.


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Easy Red Velvet Cookies Recipe

Easy Red Velvet Cookies

Only four ingredients are needed to make these delicious and easy red velvet cookies.


I love simple cookies and desserts that I can make around the holidays. And these easy red velvet cookies are a perfect treat for Valentine’s day or Christmas or whenever you are craving something sweet.

It only takes about 10 minutes to prep these cookies, and there is just four ingredients: Red velvet cake mix, eggs, vegetable oil and holiday M&M’s. You could substitute the M&M’s for white chocolate chips instead, which tastes really good too.


Red velvet cake mix cookies


Before sharing this easy red velvet cookies recipe, here are some regularly asked questions:

What Makes Red Velvet Cookies Red?

Red food coloring is what makes red velvet cookies red.

If you want a deep red color to the red velvet cookies, use gel food coloring. It’s a better coloring option for the cookie dough than liquid drops of red food coloring.

The gel gives the cookies a more vibrant color and you’ll use less than with the liquid food coloring. And too much liquid food coloring can actually alter the taste and texture of the red velvet cookies.


What Is The Best Recipe for Cake Mix Cookies?

There are many different recipes that use cake mix to make cookies.

I personally think that these red velvet cake mix cookies are one of the best cake mix cookie recipes. Check out the easy recipe below.

If you want to learn how to make cake mix cookies from just about any cake mix box, head over to The Best Cake Recipes where they’ll show you how with only three ingredients.


And here are some really good cake mix cookie recipes to try:

Cake Mix Peanut Butter Cookies from Artsy Fartsy Mama

Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies from The 36th Avenue

Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies from Moments with Mandi

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies from The Country Cook


How Do You Make Red Velvet Cookies?

Here is the step-by-step process of how to make the red velvet cookies recipe:


Red velvet cake mix cookies

Preheat oven to 357 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

Using an electric mixer, in a bowl mix the red velvet cake mix, eggs and oil until fully mixed.

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Easy Lasagna Soup Recipe

Easy Lasagna Soup Recipe

This easy Lasagna Soup Recipe is now one of my favorite soup recipes. It has the delicious taste of lasagna with beef, noodles, tomatoes, cheese and herbs but in the form of a soup. 


I love to eat soup multiple times a week during the fall and winter months. And this easy lasagna soup recipe is one of my go-to soup recipes to make regularly because it’s so delicious! Even my kids ask for second helpings!

I like that the lasagna soup has all the flavors of lasagna but in a soup form.

If you enjoy eating soups, you’ll want to also check out these 12 Favorite Soup Recipes here. These are some of our family’s favorite soups to eat.

Before getting into the details of how to make the tasty lasagna soup recipe, here are some questions people have asked:


best lasagna recipe


Even though the recipe on this post is about easy lasagna soup, not lasagna, many people have asked about lasagna recipes. So here are some answers.

What Is The Best Lasagna Recipe?

There are many amazing and delicious lasagna recipes out there. Head over here to check out what I think is one of the best lasagna recipes.

And here are a few more recipes that say they are the best lasagna recipe:

Pioneer Woman – The Best Lasagna. Ever.

Stay at Home Chef – The Most Amazing Lasagna Recipe

Lil’ Luna – Easy Lasagna Recipe


How To Make Lasagna From Scratch?

To make lasagna from scratch, first cook the sausage or ground beef. Add in the onion and garlic and sauté for a few minutes.

Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, and pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer covered for 15 minutes stirring occasionally.

Cook the noodles for 10-12 minutes until tender. Drain and rinse noodles with cold water.

In a medium bowl, combine the egg, Ricotta and Parmesan cheese.

In a 9×13 baking dish, spread 1/2 cup of the beef sauce on the bottom. Layer half of the cooked noodles on top of the sauce. Overlap noodles as necessary to fit. Spread half of the cheese filling on noodles. Top with half of the remaining beef sauce and half of the cheese mixture. Repeat layers. Sprinkle additional mozzarella and Parmesan cheese over top if desired.

Bake at 375 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until heated through. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

To see the full lasagna recipe, head over here.


How Do You Cook Lasagna In A Crock Pot?

To make lasagna in a crock pot is quite simple.

Start by browning ground beef. Add in chopped onion and garlic and sauté for a few minutes. Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, salt, oregano, and basil, and simmer about 5 minutes.

In a separate bowl, mix cottage cheese and mozzarella cheese.

Combine everything in the crock pot by spooning part of the beef and tomato mixture into the slow cooker. Break uncooked lasagna noodles in half and arrange them over the beef mixture. Top with the cottage cheese and mozzarella mixture. Repeat with another layer and finish with remaining beef mixture.

Cover crock pot and cook on low setting for 4 hours.

About 10 minutes before you eat, in a small bowl, combine mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese. Sprinkle it on top of the lasagna. Cover and let the cheese melt.

Head over here for the full recipe of how to cook lasagna in a crock pot.




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Hot Chocolate Cookies with Marshmallows

Hot chocolate cookies with marshmallows

These easy hot chocolate cookies with marshmallows are simple to make and delicious. They are made with hot cocoa and are a perfect Christmas cookie to take to a holiday party or to give to others.


My family loves hot chocolate, and we love cookies that have hot cocoa in them. I made these hot chocolate cookies for my family, and everyone couldn’t get enough of them. The kids kept asking if they could have one more to eat.

And one of my daughters asked if we could give some to neighbors because they were so delicious and she wanted to share what we had with others. She is so thoughtful and sweet!

This hot chocolate cookies recipe is a perfect treat to give to others during the holidays. The hot cocoa gives them a sweet and chocolatey flavor that is delicious. It’s definitely a cookie that everyone will love.

Before making the hot chocolate cookies, here’s a couple of things to keep in mind:

This recipe calls for mallow bits, not mini marshmallows. If you use mini marshmallows, they won’t work the same and can be a bit of a sticky mess.

I purchase the mallow bits at the grocery store, however, there have been a few times when I went to the store and the mallow bits were out of stock. What I did instead was purchase the hot chocolate with Mallow Bits and used it in my recipe.

And this recipe won’t taste as good if you use a sugar free hot cocoa. So stay away from that and just use a regular hot cocoa mix. Swiss Miss is one of our favorite brands.

The Christmas hot cocoa cookies recipe is below, but first, here are some regularly asked questions when people are wanting to bake cookies.


How Do You Make Chocolate Cookies with Cocoa?

There are a bunch of good recipes out there on how to make chocolate cookies with cocoa. Head over to Food.com for one recipe.

This hot chocolate cookies recipe doesn’t have cocoa powder in them, but they have a chocolatey flavor that comes from the hot cocoa and the chocolate chips. If you want these Christmas hot cocoa cookies to look darker than they are, then you can add one tablespoon of cocoa powder or dark cocoa powder. The hot cocoa cookies recipe is below.


What Is the Best Chocolate Cookie Recipe?

My friends over at Fabulessly Frugal have the best chocolate cookies recipe ever. You have to try them!

Their triple chocolate cookies are not the fastest, easiest, healthiest, or cheapest to make, but they are the most delicious. The cookie recipe includes cocoa, a pound of semi-sweet chocolate, and chocolate chips. It’s heaven for all chocolate lovers!

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