Spaghettini with Garlic, Olive Oil, & Parsley

Spaghettini with Garlic, Olive Oil, & Parsley | Catz in the Kitchen | catzinthekitchen.com #ComfortFood

This recipe is getting updated from the archives – the pictures were old, but the recipe is one of our favorites. Since it’s the holiday season and we’re all posting a ton of sweet things, I realize you have to eat dinner, too, and I know for our family, we’ve been busy almost every weekend and several times during the week! So, a quick and easy dinner that is also only about 300 calories per serving is just the ticket! Don’t forget, you can always bump up the fiber and use whole wheat pasta and make this even healthier!

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Peppermint Bark

Peppermint Bark | Catz in the Kitchen | catzinthekitchen.com #Christmas

Hi, friends! How is your week treating you? I’m here spreading some holiday cheer and sharing this delicious Peppermint Bark recipe over at Evermine’s blog.

This is the time of year when everyone is making yummy, scrumptious treats to share with neighbors, co-workers, friends, and family. This peppermint bark is perfect for that very thing! You don’t have to do any baking, the kids can help, and it looks beautiful and tastes like peppermint bliss. …

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Tuesday’s Tidings!

We (Chels and Josh) are each going to share five things for today’s Tuesday’s Tidings because…why not? Chels’ Five: 1. The girls and I made sugar cookies for Awana last week. I tried a brand new icing recipe and it was awesome! We used paintbrushes from a water color set so it took awhile to…

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Weekly Menu 12/15-12/21

Here it is, the last full week before Christmas. Have you gotten all of your shopping done? Sunday night, Josh and I finished everything and it feels so good to be done with it. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE shopping for other people. But this time of year, I always feel like I’m forgetting…

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The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have something against raisins. I hate them. Those pruned little bits of fruit (that can be occasionally seen singing and dancing) have zero business in baked goods. I remember a long time ago I went to Camp 18 for lunch one day and my mom suggested we share their bread pudding for dessert. Naturally, I was…

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Chai Latte Bars

Chai Latte Bars

I rarely bake. It’s just not my thing. I like to work over open flame (the grill is my favorite, but a gas stove will do), a panini grill, a griddle, or even a deep fryer. But a mathematical combination of ingredients inserted in the oven for a prolonged period of time amid fervent hopes…

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Cranberry Egg Nog Smoothies

Cranberry Egg Nog Smoothies

This “holiday season” feels insanely short. I think it has to do with the number of weekends. Thanksgiving is, of course, on a Thursday, so that weekend doesn’t count (and Black Friday blows up into Saturday and Sunday anyway). So, we end up with, what, three weekends? That seems like a crazy short amount of…

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Tuesday’s Tidings!

1. We got our tree up and decorated last week. Each year our girls take turns putting the star on. This year was Grace’s turn and I do believe that she is getting harder for Josh to lift, lol! 2. What’s your favorite Christmas movie? I love “It’s a Wonderful Life” for a classic and…

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Weekly Menu 12/8-12/14

Happy 2nd week of December! Wow, this last week blew by fast. Josh was on vacation all week and we got a lot of fun things done, like decorating the house for Christmas and getting some Christmas shopping done. Josh and I even squeezed in a few dates. But now-all of the upcoming events of this month are chasing me. For example, this week I’m making treats for our Awana night (and I have no idea what I’m baking yet) and we’re celebrating Christian’s birthday a few days early, so I’m making cookies for that. Our homeschooling days pick back up this week and I’m starting to feel a tad overwhelmed….

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