Peanut Butter Cheese Ball Recipe

Peanut butter cheeseball

Making a peanut butter cheese ball is super easy and you probably have all the ingredients on hand. I posted the recipe over on Eat This Up today and you should check it out!

Easy Blueberry French Toast Casserole

Blueberry French Toast

If you are looking for an Easy Blueberry French Toast Casserole dish to make overnight this is a winner. You know how much I love frozen pancakes and that is the special twist to this meal.

Blueberry Pancake bake

You can find the DeWafelbakkers frozen pancakes in the freezer section in almost any grocery store. Around here they are in Kroger, Randalls, and Walmart. OR, if you happen to have a bunch of leftover pancakes from breakfast make this dish for the next day!

Take your pancakes when they have thawed out a bit, and cut them in half, layer them in a casserole dish.

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Beat together your eggs, milk, cream, sugar and vanilla. This is a good job for the kids. Pour this mixture over the pancakes, making sure the pancakes are completely coated in the egg mixture.

baked blueberry french toast

Now you need to make the delicious crunchy topping…  just flour, sugar and cinnamon & sugar. Then cut the soft butter in with a fork.

Sprinkle the blueberries over the top and add the crumbled topping mixture over the blueberries.

blueberry french toast bake

Refrigerate overnight and bake at 350 for 1 hour. Blueberry syrup would be awesome on this!

Easy Blueberry Baked French Toast
Recipe type: Breakfast
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  • 18 Frozen Blueberry Pancakes, thawed
  • 5 Eggs
  • 1 cup Milk
  • ¾ cup Heavy Cream
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla
  • ¾ cup Blueberries
  • ½ cup Flour
  • ¼ cup Brown Sugar
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ¼ cup Butter, cold and cut into cubes
  1. Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish with butter.
  2. Cut pancakes in half and layer in baking dish cut side down.
  3. Distribute half of the blueberries in with the pancakes as you put them in place.
  4. Whisk together eggs, milk, cream, sugar and vanilla.
  5. Pour mixture over the pancakes (insure all get wet).
  6. Spread the remaining blueberries over the top of pancakes.
  7. Combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon and salt.
  8. Cut the butter into the other ingredients with a fork to make a course crumble topping.
  9. Sprinkle over the pancakes.
  10. Allow to soak in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
  11. Preheat oven to 350.
  12. Bake for about 1 hour, until browned and center is set up.
  13. Allow to cool for 15 minutes.
  14. Dust with powdered sugar before serving.


10 Favorite Super Bowl Recipes

10 Favorite Super Bowl Recipes

Here are 10 Favorite Super Bowl Recipes from the Ivanovsky’s! These are all family favorites, that we make year in and year out!

I would love to know what food you have for Super Bowl parties or any gatherings with a lot of people!

Game Day Guacamole

Game Day Guacamole
If you are looking for a new twist on game day favorite, grab an oval dish and whip up some guacamole, garnish, and go. If you don’t have an oval dish read to the end for an idea to use a rectangle instead.

Guacamole is quick to make and easy to serve and because the lime juice helps to inhibit the browning, you can make it the night before and store it in an air tight container, or store leftovers for lunch the next day.

Game Day Guac ingredients


White Chicken Chili


We love chili and we love easy and this White Chicken Chili is both!  It’s also cheap and delicious.  It’s going to feed your family for around $10 with some left over.  This is a great chili variation when you’re looking for something different than the traditional ground beef.  It takes only a few minutes to throw together and it’s ready to eat in less than 30 minutes.  I’ve tried several white chicken chili recipes but this is my take and my family’s favorite.  It heats up well so don’t hesitate to make a double batch for lunches or even to freeze for another time.

Easy White Chicken Chili

White Chicken Chili


  • 1 large 48 oz jar Great Northern White Beans
  • 1 8 oz bag shredded white cheese
  • 1 24 oz jar of salsa
  • 2 cans of chunk chicken breast

White Chicken ChiliInstructions:

Pour the white beans and salsa into a large stock pot over medium heat.

Use a fork to separate the chicken, shredding it into smaller chunks and pieces.  Add to the beans and salsa.

White Chicken Chili Recipe

When the chicken and beans have reached a low boil, stir in the shredded cheese.

Reduce heat and simmer until cheese is melted, stirring frequently.

You can also add all the ingredients to the crock pot and set to low heat.  Just be sure to stir occasionally.

We really like to serve this with tortilla chips but you could serve with dinner rolls and a side salad too!

White Chicken Chili
Recipe type: Main Meal
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Serves: 8
Easy White Chicken Chili is quick, cheap, and delicious! You'll love how easy it comes together.
  • 1 large jar Great Northern White Beans
  • 1 bag shredded white cheese
  • 1 jar of salsa
  • 2 cans of chunk chicken breast
  1. Pour the white beans and salsa into a large stock pot over medium heat.
  2. Use a fork to separate the chicken, shredding it into smaller chunks and pieces. Add to the beans and salsa.
  3. When the chicken and beans have reached a low boil, stir in the shredded cheese.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer until cheese is melted, stirring frequently.


New Years Eve Party Recipe/Menu Plan

new years party recipe ideas

We are having a crowd of teenagers over for a New Years party. I am still trying to get used to this teen thing, they are a lot of fun, but weird at the same time :)

I am making a little bit of everything and the girls coming over actually requested that we make cookies so I think I am going make a few batches ahead of time and have the dough in the fridge.

Each of the kids got to pick what they wanted, hence the hodge podge of food. It isn’t what I would have picked, but that makes it more fun for them!

If you want to try just one recipe, try the Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings, you won’t be sorry!

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Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Ideas for Christmas!

Who all plans on making food this week? I am sure that most of us do. I wanted to get a round up of some easy and good meal planning ideas that you can use to plan your menu. Personally I am using my crock pot big and bad this week. I have so much to do and don’t want to spend any extra money that I am tossing stuff in, early in the morning and heading out for the day or spending the day playing with the kids.

Anything that I can make ahead of time I am making. Such as snacks, appetizers and side dishes that can be frozen or site in the fridge for a few days. I want to spend as much time OUT of the kitchen as possible.

We make a LARGE Christmas morning breakfast and good size dinner later in the day. Usually it is Ham and sides with dessert. Smaller than Thanksgiving but still a nice meal. Here are some ideas:


Breakfast Casserole ( This can be made the night before, actually it NEEDS to be made the night before!)

Cinnamon Rolls ( I make these the night before, leave them in the fridge overnight to rise and put in oven in the morning. This is the Pioneer Woman’s recipe, I cut the butter in 1/2… and I like butter!)

Baked French Toast ( Make this the day before)

Monkey Bread (This is the recipe with the Rhodes Rolls and butterscotch pudding, make this the night before… AWESOME!)

Breakfast Burritos  (We use Chorizo but you can use any pork sausage or bacon)


** All of these can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container until you are ready to eat them!

Puppy Chow or Muddy Buddies 

Ranch Oyster Crackers ( Soooo easy and my husbands favorite!)

Buckeye Balls (Oh my! These are amazing, make double you will need them!)

Easy Fudge (If you think you can’t make fudge, you can! This is the easiest fool proof recipe EVER! I make PANS of it every year and it keeps forever!)

Home Made Chex Mix (So much better than store bought! Coupon HERE)

Holiday Pretzel Treats ( I made these the other day and it was so easy, plus you can make a TON of them at a time and they look really cute!)

Velveeta Sausage Dip ( This is nice because you can just toss it in the crock pot and eat all day)

Honey Glazed Chicken Bites  (Again the theme is make ahead and pop in the oven when you want to eat them)


Twice Baked Potatoes (These can be made ahead of time and frozen until you are ready to bake them)

Christmas Ham

Mashed Potatoes (This can also be made ahead and put in a crock pot)

Garlic Prime Rib

Oven Roasted Red Potatoes and Asparagas 

Acorn Squash and Bacon (Paul’s favorite side dish and my VERY first blog post ever!)

Bread Pudding (Always a crowd pleaser!)

New York Cheese Cake

Now, once you have an idea of the items you will be making, start thinking about the things that you can make ahead of time. The snacks can be made even today and kept in an airtight container until this weekend. Make the twice baked potatoes today and freeze them until the day you need them, pull them out and pop them into the oven and they taste just like you made them that day!

Easy Dessert Recipe – Chocolate Lasagna Recipe!

Chocolate Lasagna Dessert recipe

This is a super easy dessert recipe called Chocolate Lasagna! It was sent to me by a reader of Paul’s, Brenda, and we tried it last night.

It is VERY similar to a recipe my Grandma has made for a long time, she called it 5 Layer Dessert and really the only difference was the crust. My Grandma’s recipe had almost a short bread cookie crust and it took a little longer to make. This one was super easy and ( don’t tell my Grandma) tasted better!

Chocolate lasagna recipe

Grab a kid and have them put 1 bag of Oreos in a bag or food processor. Then let them crush up the oreos. They might stick to the bag but that is ok, because then they can just lick it out when you are done :)

* The middle picture is what happens when a bigger sister gets to crush the Oreos with the rolling pin and you don’t.

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Now add the melted butter to the Oreos and press into a 9×13 pan. Make the first layer, the one with cream cheese and spread over the Oreos.

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Make the chocolate pudding, and cover the cream cheese layer. Add the cool whip and mini chips and put in the fridge!

This is a super easy and no bake dessert recipe that will make you a STAR! Give it a try!

chocolate lasagna 2

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Easy Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies!

Easy Reindeer Cookies Today over at Eat This Up,

I posted some super easy and really fun Peanut Butter Reindeer cookies that you can make with the kids. If you have something coming up and need a dessert, this is a perfect recipe! Go HERE to get the recipe and instructions!