Easy Homemade Egg Noodles Recipe

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Getting back to basics will help us all Reclaim the Kitchen. Here is one of my family’s favorite “save dinner” recipes… Simple Egg Noodles.

Easy Egg Noodle Recipe from dineanddish.net

Do you remember back in February when I wrote a post about Wolf’s “Reclaim the Kitchen” initiative? I’ve been thinking a lot about that ever since…about why families have been moving away from family mealtime. Growing up, eating at home as a family was the norm. Now? We have over scheduled our lives, and I believe, really over complicated family mealtime.

I know in my house, when we hit the drive through it’s because of my lack of planning. Maybe I didn’t set the meat out to thaw or forgot to grab the key ingredients for a recipe at the store. Either way, if I don’t plan, dinner at home doesn’t happen.

Reclaim the Kitchen

The other thing I have a BIG tendency to do is over complicate family mealtime. Especially as a food blogger, I’m always trying new recipes. Sometimes I forget that getting back to basics…returning to those simple recipes we grew up with… will do just fine. There’s no need for dinner to be a difficult, complicated, affair. There are so many resources at our fingertips with online recipe tools, magazines and cookbooks, we forget that our best recipes are the ones we rarely turn to… the ones our grandmas, our grandmas grandmas, etc. fed their families with for decades using staple ingredients they had on hand from their gardens and pantries. …

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Cucumber Citrus Infused Water

Especially as the summer months come around, staying hydrated is key to a healthy lifestyle. If you are looking for a way to increase your water intake, like me,  take a tip from the spas and make up a batch of Cucumber Citrus Infused Water…made especially cute in a jar glass and pitcher from Tuesday Morning.

Cucumber Citrus Infused Water on dineanddish.net

Citrus Cucumber Infused Water Recipe from dineanddish.net

One of the biggest challenges for me in this whole weight loss / healthier lifestyle journey is water. I’ve never been a big lover of drinking water…I don’t know what it is but I’ve just never been able to consistently be a water drinker. Oh I know how good water is for me and how essential it is if you are wanting to lose weight, but up until recently it just wasn’t something I could consistently remember to do.

I tried setting “drink your water” reminders on my phone to go off during the day (by the way…there’s an app for that!). I tried having giant glasses filled at every possible place I might be in the house – hoping it’d entice me to chug a cup or two down. I’ve tried buying bottled water, sparkling water, filtered water, warm water, ice cold water and none of those things ever really made me want water….

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Weight Watchers Chicken Sauté with Peppers and Goat Cheese

Weight Watchers Chicken Saute with Peppers, Onions Mushrooms and Goat Cheese on dineanddish.net

A tasty and filling Weight Watchers recipe that’s only an unbelievable 5 PointsPlus per serving! I go to Weight Watchers meetings on Saturday mornings. I’ve been going since November, at first consistently, then, you know… I left town for a bit and had way too many Pina Coladas…and was nervous to step on that scale…

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Regal Princess Chef’s Table Lumiere Dining Experience

Princess Cruises Chef's Table Lumiere Dining Experience Sorbet

One of my favorite experiences on board the Princess Cruises Regal Princess was the Chef’s Table Lumiere…an exclusive behind the scenes evening of fine wine and elegant dining. Come along with me as I share about this incredible experience (and find out how you can be a part of it onboard The Regal or Royal…

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French Silk Pie Recipe and McFarland USA Thoughts

French Silk Pie Recipe on dineanddish.net

After eating and loving French Silk Pie for years, having no idea how to make it, I finally found an incredibly easy and amazing French Silk Pie recipe I’m sharing today. Plus, I’m sharing some musings after watching the movie McFarland USA. This is going to be one of those blog posts that really has absolutely…

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Use A Wire Whisk To Dye Easter Eggs

Use A Wire Whisk to Dye Easter Eggs

I’m a horrible blogger… I am always so late to the game, sharing holiday stuff AFTER the holidays. The reason? I don’t do holiday things ahead of time. I do my holiday preparations, tablescapes, crafts, food for my family, when we celebrate the holidays. With that said, often times the things that would be helpful to…

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If You Like Piña Coladas {Perfect Piña Colada Recipe}

Perfect Pina Colada Recipe dineanddish.net

Let me start by apologizing because I imagine right about now you are singing along with me in your head… “If you like Piña Coladas, and getting caught in the rain. If you’re not into yoga, if you have half a brain. If you like making love at midnight, in the dunes of the cape. I’m…

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3-Ingredient No Bake Toffee Bars

3-Ingredient No Bake Heath Bar Recipe

When your kids can finally make what you are craving, like  these 3-Ingredient No Bake Toffee Bars, it makes having kids oh so worth it! Today I was sitting in church, near the front, feeling quite smug. We finally got to the point where all four kids were sitting up and behaving through mass… not wiggling, crying,…

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