The Seasoned Mom

Deliciously simple homemade recipes to calm the chaos and unite a family. That's why I share easy, quick-prep recipes that eliminate mealtime stress!
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Cherry Jam Recipe
Preserve fresh sweet cherries or sour cherries with this old-fashioned, easy cherry jam recipe! This classic spread is simple, full of sweet cherry flavor, and easy to can in shelf-stable jars. It's the most delicious way to enjoy the season's bounty all year long!
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Honey Garlic Dijon Pork Tenderloin Marinade
With this simple honey garlic Dijon pork tenderloin marinade, you've got a healthy, make-ahead meal for any busy weeknight. Best of all, the easy dinner only requires 10 minutes of prep before leaving it to marinate in the fridge. Finish the meat on the grill or in the oven!
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Steak Salad
The best steak salad includes marinated, grilled flank steak, fresh vegetables, crispy fried onions, crumbled blue cheese, and a homemade creamy balsamic vinaigrette. It's light, flavorful, and incredibly satisfying! Pair the entrée salad with a loaf of crusty bread or corn on the cob for easy dinners all summer long.
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1h 18m
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Grilled BBQ Chicken Breast
The best summer meal! Whether you're entertaining friends for a cookout or just preparing a quick weeknight meal, this grilled bbq chicken breast always wins rave reviews. Season the boneless, skinless chicken breast with a simple rub, throw it onto a gas or charcoal grill, and baste with barbecue sauce. Served with pasta salad, mac and cheese, cornbread or coleslaw, this grilled chicken recipe is a picnic favorite!
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Bourbon Marinated Baked Boneless Chicken Thighs
Baked boneless chicken thighs are an affordable, fast, and family-friendly dinner! Thanks to a flavorful bourbon marinade, the meat comes out tender, juicy, and perfect every time.
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Cast Iron Skillet Pizza {Deep Dish}
This deep dish Cast Iron Skillet Pizza has a thick, crisp, and chewy crust that's piled high with Italian sausage, pepperoni, marinara sauce and cheese. Use homemade dough or store-bought dough, and mix up the toppings with all of your favorites -- mushrooms, onions, peppers or more -- anything goes! A few tips, high heat, and the magic of a cast iron skillet make this the best deep dish pizza recipe you've ever tasted!
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Blueberry Bread
Aunt Mary's blueberry bread has a moist, buttery crumb and is bursting with fresh, juicy blueberries and a touch of lemon. Serve the bread for a simple make-ahead breakfast, set out a slice for an afternoon snack, or add a dollop of whipped cream for a light dessert. This is truly a summer treat!
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Pepper Jelly Vinaigrette
Store-bought bottled salad dressing doesn't stand a chance! The most flavorful sweet, tangy, and spicy pepper jelly vinaigrette is ready with just 5 ingredients and less than 5 minutes of prep. It's an easy way to transform your weeknight salad.
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No-Bake Blueberry Yum-Yum Dessert
A creamy and refreshing no-bake treat that combines the sweetness of blueberry pie, a fluffy cheesecake filling, and a buttery Nilla wafer crust. This easy-to-make blueberry yum yum dessert boasts layers of creamy goodness, offering a perfect balance of tangy cream cheese and juicy blueberry pie filling. Best of all, you don't have to turn on the oven!
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Chicken Fried Rice with Thai Peanut Sauce
Chicken Fried Rice with Thai Peanut Sauce is a one-skillet healthy dinner recipe that's ready in just 20 minutes! Full of lean protein, veggies, and healthy fats, it's a convenient and delicious way to feed your family.
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Root Beer Barbecue Chicken {Crock Pot/Instant Pot}
It’s time for another easy, dump-and-go dinner idea! This Root Beer Barbecue Chicken is one of our family’s favorite Crock Pot or Instant Pot recipes, it’s made with just a few pantry ingredients, and it comes together with just 5 minutes of prep!
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Chicken Souvlaki
Marinated chicken souvlaki is delicious on the grill or broiled in the oven! Serve the tender, flavorful meat and tzatziki sauce tucked inside pita, over rice, or piled on top of a crisp salad. The simple Greek chicken skewers are an easy and healthy dinner with tons of fresh flavor!
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Perfect 15-Minute Grilled Salmon Recipe
There's no healthier, easier, or faster summer entrée than a perfect grilled salmon recipe. This 15-minute meal is a staple in our regular dinner routine, and I'm so excited to share my tips with you today! Serve the moist, tender fish with a simple green salad, rice, and a crusty loaf of Dutch oven bread.
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Father's Day Gift Ideas
Father’s Day is just around the corner (Sunday, June 16), so set those phone reminders! To help you show Dad some love, I’ve put together some of my favorite Father's Day gift ideas for dads who like to cook, along with some other gifts he’s bound to use all the time.
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3-Ingredient Blackberry Syrup
A 3-ingredient simple blackberry syrup is ready to enjoy in less than 30 minutes! Use fresh or frozen blackberries for this sweet and tangy syrup that's delicious on pancakes or waffles, drizzled over angel food cake or vanilla ice cream, and stirred into margaritas or other cocktails.