Decorating cookies is a fun way to spend time with your family during the holidays. Make sugar or gingerbread cookies yourself or pick-up or pre-order a few packages of undecorated cookies from your Market Bakery to simplify things, like Mindy Lockard recommends. Try using cheese knives for frosting your cookies for easier spreading. And, let each layer dry to avoid mixing colors. Cookies make a great gift for teachers, coworkers and friends! Just put them in a clear bag, tie, and add a gift tag, which you can download and print here. Get started!
Looking for new ways to eat Thanksgiving leftovers? Mindy Lockard’s Turkey Pot Pie recipe is a delicious way enjoy any extra turkey and sides. Simply simmer some turkey broth with leftover veggies and turkey and top with stuffing to create this stress-free dish. You can even plan ahead and make extra stuffing or Mindy’s Stuffing in Muffin Pans recipe to ensure you have enough. The day after Thanksgiving has never tasted so good!
Looking for a fun Thanksgiving activity to do with your kids? This turkey cheese ball is a creative-yet-yummy way to commemorate the holiday. Making the cheese ball is easy – besides the main ingredients, all you need are a few veggies and pretzels to decorate your turkey. Grab your kids and get started. Your guests are going to gobble up this appetizer!
If you have no room left for pie after all the turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce and rolls, then Mindy Lockard’s upside-down pumpkin and apple mason jar pies are the perfect solution! These little pie cups are just the right size for when you are stuffed. The best part is that they can be made ahead to make room for the turkey in the oven on Thanksgiving Day. These pie jars are a little slice – or more like little spoonfuls – of heaven!
Tired of feeling stressed out on Thanksgiving? Although cooking all of the sides for a holiday meal from scratch can be fun and delicious, it can also add an extra burden to the person cooking. Luckily, Mindy Lockard’s recipe for cornbread stuffing muffins are simple, tasty and can be made the night before!
Fun for kids and adults, this berry scary, Halloween-inspired dessert is a great way to spend time with your little ones! These strawberry ghosts triple as a festive activity, a yummy treat and as a Halloween decoration. All you need is strawberries, white chocolate chips, black decorating gel, skewers and you are ready to make Mindy Lockard’s imaginative, silly recipe. Grab a clay pot and a foam ball, too, to display your finished creations before eating!
Can eating vegetables be fun? Of course! This twice-baked squash recipe is twice the fun! Delicious and easy for both dinner and lunch, this gourd-geous meal will have your whole family eating veggies. Simply slice and bake a spaghetti squash, then scrape out the insides to create the “noodles!” This creative alternative to pasta has few calories and more health benefits. Try it for yourself!
This warm, cozy recipe is perfect for busy, blustery fall days. Made in a slow cooker, these enchilada bowls can simmer all day and be enjoyed after work, school and sports practices. Featuring squash and broccoli, this wholesome twist on the classic Mexican dish is healthy and delicious and makes a wonderful weeknight meal.
Have you ever heard of baked taco cups? When Mindy Lockard was visiting a friend and saw her whip up this recipe, she was excited to try them. These taco cups are easy to make for dinner and—because they store well after they are baked—they also make the perfect lunch. Watch Mindy explain how to make this fun interpretation on conventional tacos, then try them for yourself.
“Hey, mom! What can I have for a snack?” Mindy Lockard has the solution to curb your child’s after-school cravings. These smoothies are easy, delicious and a good way to sneak in nutrients without your kids even knowing it. You can even freeze, then thaw them for convenient breakfasts or your own late-night cravings