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Lasagna Roll-Ups

Lasagna Roll-Ups

Lasagna Roll-Ups are a great twist on the classic homemade lasagna we all love. Made with the same ingredients, it’s a recipe your family will be asking for over and over! I made this as a “fancy dinner” for my parents when I was in high school. I was so proud of it because it […]

Tater Tot Casserole

Tater Tot Casserole

Tater Tot Casserole is an easy four-ingredient recipe that is both fast and delicious! A great staple recipe for any family! This recipe only calls for FOUR ingredients! And there’s no prep, no mess, no problems. The tater tots make it a very kid-friendly dish, while sneaking in some vegetables and protein. #yousneakymom Ingredients:1-1.5 lbs […]

100 Meal Ideas

100 Meal Ideas

“Mom, what’s for dinner?” Sound familiar? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We’ve linked some of our favorite tried-and-true recipes, too! Simple Meal Ideas (to get you started!) Alfredo Bagel Pizzas Baked Potatoes Barbacoa BBQ Chicken Beef Stew Beef Stroganoff Beef Tacos Black Bean Burgers BLTs Breakfast for Dinner Burrito Bowls Burritos Caesar Salad Calzones […]

Meal Planning For Two

Meal Planning For Two

My husband loves to cook, but the meal-planning has always rested on my shoulders. Grocery shopping, budgeting, and come up with another new idea of what to serve… it was a little overwhelming! Especially since I was happy eating cereal for every meal when I was single! But meal planning has also saved me a […]

Let Them Eat Cake: Tips & Tricks

Let Them Eat Cake: Tips & Tricks

**This post contains affiliate links, which means we may get a small commission based on your purchases at no extra cost to you! Thanks for supporting This Blue Dress! To go along with this month’s theme of all things Food (insert very large cheesy grin because food is the BEST!), I thought I’d give a […]

Pumpkin à la carte Pumpkin Recipes

Pumpkin à la carte Pumpkin Recipes

It’s that time of year again: Fall, aka Pumpkin season! It’s the time of year when pumpkin flavored treats and scents litter the shelves of grocery store and make their way onto every restaurants’ menus. There’s a good reason for that- pumpkin is delicious! I adore buying pumpkin flavored, scented, or shaped items from stores, […]

Amazing Caramel Dip

Amazing Caramel Dip

Joseph Michael says…”Try this caramel!” Hi, I’m Maegan‘s oldest son Joseph Michael, and I’m nine-years-old. I’m excited to share my first blog post! I want to write about cooking and baking because I love to make people happy by making them special treats. I’ll also be writing about art and other cool projects for kids! […]

Mom’s No Bake Cookies

Mom’s No Bake Cookies

If Mom isn’t making her famous chocolate chip cookies, one of us is probably whipping up a batch or five of these! Mom’s No Bake Cookies   Prep & Cook: 10 minutes Total Time: ~45 min Makes about 15 cookies. Ingredients: 2 cups sugar ½ cup milk 1 stick of margarine ½ cup cocoa 1 […]

Fire-roasted Corn Guacamole

Fire-roasted Corn Guacamole

This recipe grew out of the need to have Chili’s guacamole all the time! I begged my parents to take me to Chili’s every day so I could have their amazing guacamole, but tragically, they decided to discontinue this recipe. Luckily, I had eaten so much of it that I remembered all the ingredients! This […]

Spicy Basil Thai Chicken Recipe

Spicy Basil Thai Chicken Recipe

I didn’t know that a recipe I chose for a high school cooking class would later evolve into a Crouch family staple: a fiery Thai chicken dish loaded with basil. I enjoyed many flavors of the original recipe, but there were some ingredients that I just couldn’t stomach. When I made the dish at home […]

4th of July Recipe Round-up

4th of July Recipe Round-up

4th of July is next week and the Crouch family is SUPER excited! Partially because we love celebrating freedom with fireworks and partially because we are having our summer family reunion next week! We are super excited to be able to spend this holiday together for the first time in years. With a large family […]

Easy Easter Cupcakes

Easy Easter Cupcakes

Easter is just around the corner, and This Blue Dress has compiled the best cupcake designs for you! These designs are easy, cute, and a surefire way to wow your guests on this holiday. Let’s walk you through each of these designs! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, so we may get a small commission […]

Terrific Tortellini

Terrific Tortellini

And I try not to toot my own horn, (and really this is my mom’s horn), but this tortellini is seriously fantastic! I CRAVE it on the regular. I ask my mom to make it every time she’s in town or I go home. And yes, I am a carb lover and I am not […]

Argentine Empanadas

Argentine Empanadas

So let me just start out by saying that this is my favorite food from Argentina! They are so fun to make and even more fun to eat! There’s nothing like rolling the edges of the pastry to perfection. I’ve made them side by side with a 92-year-old woman from Argentina, and also with my […]

17 Best Mocktails & Virgin Drinks for Any Special Occasion

17 Best Mocktails & Virgin Drinks for Any Special Occasion

I absolutely adore specialty drinks. There are so many incredible flavors and combinations to explore. There are also many occasions that call for something fancier than water, such as holidays, weddings, and parties. But I even like to dabble in mixing drinks on date nights or after a long day at the office. I should […]