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Spinach Artichoke Chiacken Rice Casserole | alidaskitchen.com

Spinach Artichoke Chicken Rice Casserole

Tracking PixelSpinach Artichoke Chicken Rice Casserole transforms cheesy spinach artichoke dip into a delicious healthy casserole with chicken and rice that is easy to make and the whole family will enjoy! Thank you to Minute® Rice for sponsoring this post. 

Spinach Artichoke Chicken Rice Casserole | alidaskitchen.com

Kids and eating – one of life’s great mysteries. One day they love broccoli, the next day they declare it is the worst thing ever (and follow that up by eating up all their broccoli, asking for more,..but it’s still the worst 😉 ) Enter busy weeknights and these fun challenges definitely keep parents on their toes. Pantry staples that I always have on hand and know my family likes, such as Minute® Rice, make it easy and fun to come up with easy recipe ideas, like this Spinach Artichoke Chicken Rice Casserole….

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Tomato Macaroni and Cheese | alidaskitchen.com

Tomato Macaroni and Cheese

Tracking PixelTomato Macaroni and Cheese is a healthier, from-scratch macaroni and cheese recipe with a tomato and herb twist that is easy to make in less than 30 minutes. Thank you to Hunt’s Tomatoes for sponsoring this post.

Tomato Macaroni and Cheese | alidaskitchen.com

One of our favorite weeknight dinners, that is especially popular with the kids, is Macaroni and Cheese. I make a healthier version, from scratch, that is delicious on its own but is also very versatile. Using just a few simple ingredients, my simple mac and cheese recipe can be transformed into a whole new dish, like this Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese and this Spinach Macaroni and Cheese. There are so many delicious possibilities! With its simplicity and fresh flavors, this Tomato Macaroni and Cheese recipe may have become our new favorite!

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Cheesy Beef Taco Lasagna | alidaskitchen.com

Cheesy Beef Taco Lasagna

Tracking PixelCheesy Beef Taco Lasagna puts a Mexican twist on an Italian classic, creating a fun, delicious cheesy dinner the whole family will love! Thank you to Hunt’s Tomatoes for sponsoring this post.

Cheesy Beef Taco Lasagna | alidaskitchen.com

Two of my favorite types of cuisines are Italian and Mexican. I am not a purist by any means and often enjoy them in nontraditional ways (such as these Mexican Quinoa Bites). When I saw this Cheesy Beef Lasagna recipe, a tasty-looking Italian-inspired recipe, I could not wait to put a Mexican spin on the recipe to create Cheesy Beef Taco Lasagna!…

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Slow Cooker Beer Chicken Fajitas | alidaskitchen.com

Slow Cooker Beer Chicken Fajitas

For an easy recipe for game day, try Slow Cooker Beer Chicken Fajitas made with a seasoned beer-lime marinade and served in mini soft tortilla boats and topped with a yogurt-avocado cream.

Slow Cooker Beer Chicken Fajitas | alidaskitchen.com

Whether it is homegating with family or hosting a big game day party, easy recipes made in a slow cooker are a lifesaver for preparing party food. This recipe for Slow Cooker Beer Chicken Fajitas is as easy as they come, makes plenty for a crowd and becomes an instant fan favorite! …

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9 Easy & Healthy Recipes to Pair with Soup! | alidaskitchen.com

9 Easy Recipes to Pair with Soup!

Tracking PixelA collection of 9 Easy Recipes to Pair with Soup, all on the lighter side. Thank you to Progresso™ for sponsoring this post.

9 Easy & Healthy Recipes to Pair with Soup! | alidaskitchen.com

Now that we have snow on the ground and have experienced sub-zero temperatures, it feels like a true Minnesota winter. This is the time of year soup was made for!  Especially after a fun holiday filled with cookies and treats, my body is craving foods with vegetables…and lots of them. Again…soup!…

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Mexican Quinoa Bites | alidaskitchen.com

Mexican Quinoa Bites

Tracking PixelMexican Quinoa Bites are healthy, cheesy bite-sized mini mac and cheese muffins made with quinoa, tomatoes, black beans, and other southwestern flavors. {vegetarian, gluten free} Thank you to Hunt’s Tomatoes for sponsoring this post.

Mexican Quinoa Bites | alidaskitchen.com

With the big game just around the corner, while I am not necessarily a football fan, I am definitely a football food fan! Since this is also a time of year when people are looking to eat a little healthier, I am even more inspired to create fun tasty recipes with a healthier twist.  Quinoa bites are always my most requested recipes for parties, such as these Broccoli Cheddar Quinoa Bites, Jalapeno Popper Quinoa Bites, Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Bites and Pizza Quinoa Bites. Time to add Mexican Quinoa Bites to the list…they’re so good!  …

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Black Bean Quinoa Chili | alidaskitchen.com

Black Bean Quinoa Chili

Tracking PixelBlack Bean Quinoa Chili combines black beans, diced tomatoes, vegetables and quinoa into a delicious, easy to make chili! Perfect for the busy holiday season, a weeknight or anytime! {gluten free, vegan} Thank you to Hunt’s Tomatoes for sponsoring this post.

Black Bean Quinoa Chili | alidaskitchen.com

During the busy holiday season (or any weeknight for that matter), easy recipes like this Black Bean Quinoa Chili are a lifesaver. With a little advance prep work, i.e. chopping vegetables, and key pantry staples, this delicious, healthy chili can be whipped together in minutes!…

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An easy recipe for Oven Roasted Broccoli with Tomatoes {vegan, gluten free} | alidaskitchen.com

Oven Roasted Broccoli with Tomatoes

Tracking PixelThis easy recipe for Oven Roasted Broccoli with Tomatoes is so simple and delicious, it makes eating vegetables irresistible! {gluten free, vegan, vegetarian}  Thank you to Hunt’s Tomatoes for sponsoring this post.

An easy recipe for Oven Roasted Broccoli with Tomatoes {vegan, gluten free} | alidaskitchen.com

My family loves steamed broccoli, but sometimes when we eat it night after night, sometimes I hear the groans ‘broccoli again?’  I get it – we all like a little variety. Not all vegetables are necessarily created equal when feeding kids, but I can certainly come up with a new way to prepare a favorite.

When I found  this recipe for roasted Brussels sprouts with tomatoes, I decided to swap the broccoli for the Brussels sprouts, make a few changes and see what happens. The result was a wonderful recipe for Oven Roasted Broccoli with Tomatoes!…

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Lemon Coconut Crescent Pinwheels | alidaskitchen.com

Lemon Coconut Crescent Pinwheels

Lemon Coconut Crescent Pinwheels are a flaky, buttery crescent roll filled with lemon curd and coconut. This simple do-it-yourself breakfast pastry takes minutes to make using only three ingredients! 

Lemon Coconut Crescent Pinwheels | alidaskitchen.com

We have been pumpkin everything lately, from pie to cake and beyond! While my family is crazy for pumpkin, by the time Thanksgiving rolls around, I have a feeling they will be looking for a change. Instead of our usual Pumpkin Baked French Toast (which is really, really good, by the way!!), I am thinking we will mix things up a bit with a quick and easy do-it-yourself pastry that can be whipped together in minutes. Lemon Coconut Crescent Pinwheels are sweet, refreshing, delicious and far from pumpkin anything….

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Cinnamon Buttermilk Baked Doughnuts | alidaskitchen.com

Cinnamon Buttermilk Baked Doughnuts

Tracking PixelThis easy recipe for Cinnamon Buttermilk Baked Doughnuts transforms a family favorite cinnamon sugar dusted buttermilk doughnut into a healthier version baked in the oven. Insight for this post was provided by GE CaféSeries.

Cinnamon Buttermilk Baked Doughnuts | alidaskitchen.com

Cinnamon Buttermilk Baked Doughnuts have become a regular feature for our entertaining menus for the holidays or any time. They remind me of a childhood favorite doughnut my grandma used to make, but made easier and without frying. These doughnuts take minutes to prepare and bake in less than 10 minutes. Perfect timing for the kids’ short attention spans (or maybe just their eager tummies!)

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An easy recipe for Baked Chicken Fajitas | alidaskitchen.com

Baked Chicken Fajitas

Tracking PixelThis easy recipe for Baked Chicken Fajitas is filled with juicy seasoned chicken, crisp-tender vegetables, all made quick and easy in the oven. Thanks to Hunt’s® tomatoes for sponsoring this post.

An easy recipe for Baked Chicken Fajitas | alidaskitchen.com

Chicken fajitas are one our favorite dishes ~ especially since discovering this easy recipe for Baked Chicken Fajitas. From the delicious seasoned chicken to the abundance of crisp-tender vegetables to the tasty toppings, chicken fajitas are one of those meals made with wholesome, real foods that are guaranteed to please the whole family. It’s a win-win!…

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Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese | alidaskitchen.com

Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hormel Foods. All opinions are 100% mine.

Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese combines a mesquite barbecue roasted pork tenderloin with a simple stove top macaroni and cheese recipe for an easy, delicious dinner the whole family will love! Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese | alidaskitchen.com One of my favorite times during the day is dinner. Our whole family eats together, and we get a chance to talk about the fun events from the day! Family meals eaten at home have been proven to benefit the health and wellness of children and adolescents, to fight obesity, substance abuse and to make families stronger – creating a positive impact on our communities and our nation as a whole. So we like to come up with fun, delicious recipes that will have everyone running to the table, like this Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese!…

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The American Kitchen


In lieu of a recipe today, let’s continue our conversation about the American Kitchen, plus find out details for entering to win a GE Cafe™ Series Refrigerator worth $3,100! Alida's Kitchen #OurAmericanKitchen A few months ago, many of you shared what you love about your kitchen (in response to this blog post). It was fun and inspiring to read through all of the responses.  From the new appliances to having dinner together as a family to what you are hoping to improve, everybody shared a unique perspective of what each of you loves about your kitchen. However, with each thoughtful response, it became very clear that the saying is indeed true – the kitchen is the heart of the home!

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Caribou Coffee Crafted Press #12hradventure | alidaskitchen.com

12 Hour Adventure with Caribou Coffee!

Tracking PixelWhat motivates you for 12 hours? Find out about my daily 12-hour adventure thanks to Caribou Coffee! Plus learn how you can try the new Crafted Press coffee for FREE!  

Caribou Coffee Crafted Press #12hradventure | alidaskitchen.com

The idea of a 12-hour adventure elicits memories of all day hikes in Kauai, touring around San Francisco or checking out the sites in New York City. Since becoming a mom, all of these exciting adventures have become an almost distant memory. These days my 12-hour adventures take on a whole new meaning….

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