Hi! I’m Meaghan. Welcome to my kitchen. Pull up a chair and get ready to dig into family friendly, easy recipes and meal ideas. 

I’m a self proclaimed, proud pickle snob and cheese lover. Aside from that, I’m also the mom to 4 busy boys, elementary school through college aged. My boys keep my husband and I busy, and boy, do they like to eat. A lot. 

They say necessity is the mother of invention. In this house, it’s necessary to make filling, fast, and budget friendly recipes. That’s what you’ll find here: quick, family friendly recipes. I’m a big fan of using tricks and shortcuts in my meals without sacrificing flavor. I like to the use the flavors from more time consuming dishes and use them to create a quick casserole that I can make with a fraction of the work. I also love using accessible ingredients like chicken or pasta that I can find in Costco or Kroger.  Why make easy recipes if you have to go on a scavenger hunt for the ingredients?

Occasionally, I have so much time left over from using one of my recipe shortcuts that I might even get a little creative outside of the kitchen. On these times, you can find me making a kids craft, putting together a birthday party, or doing a DIY project.

When I’m not dreaming up a new recipe, I like to take long walks to the chicken coop with my husband. We have quite a few chickens in our yard that we love. Outside of the chicken coop, you can find us generally having fun. We like to play board games, have movie nights, and make tons of fart jokes.

When I was little, I was convinced I’d marry Elvis. I’m glad that didn’t work out so well for me because instead I’ve been able to have this crazy life full of boys and share our adventures with you.

The 4 Sons
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    1. Thank you so much! It’s comments like that and that keep me going and loving what I do. I always strive to inspire my own family, and to know that I’m reaching even beyond that is extremely humbling and also extremely rewarding!

  1. What a fun idea for a blog! I have just one little guy and I’m busy, so I’m astounded you have found the time to post all this great stuff. Looking forward to reading more

  2. Just found this site ad I love it. I have a questi in it. Can you help? THANKS.on. I am a diabetic and I would love to see if you have any recipes that would be suitable for people with diabetes. Like low fat, no sugar or light sugar. I use Algave syrup for anything I eat or drink that calls for sugar, but it doesn’t work in my baking. Do not want to use anything with with aspartame (spelling?)


    1. Yes, just make sure to store it in the refrigerator in an air tight container. Kim, I often make this ahead of time, so I’m not pressed for time the day of.

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  5. I also have 4 sons, and I know of what you speak. Lol my sons are now all grown, married and given me son precious grands.

    Enjoy them, pray for them daily, pray (as I did)for their future wives and you will know pride, heartache as they deal with life, but so much joy.

  6. Hi Meaghan,
    I stumbled upon your chili recipe this morning and it looks like a winner! How many people will this recipe serve? I am planning to have it for a houseboat/fishing outing this spring and need to serve 6 to 7 people. I have a chili recipe that I have been serving for several years and am thinking it’s time for a change. Thanks, Jeff Wasson

    1. Hi, Jeff- happy to help answer your questions but which chili recipe were you inquiring about? There’s several on the site 🙂

  7. I can’t seem to navigate this blog to get to where I can print the strawberry pretzel salad parfait recipe. Suggestions?

    1. Sorry you’re having trouble Beth. I’ve tried to make it easy. At the top of every post is a button that says ‘print recipe’. You can click on that and it will immediately pull up the printable recipe card. Alternatively, if you scroll down to the recipe card at the bottom of the post- in the blue section under the picture and title, but before you get to the ingredient list is also a ‘print’ button. One click and that will bring up the printable recipe card as well- at which point your computer should prompt you to send it to the printer.

      1. Also on the right side of the post, is a search box. Titled ‘looking for something’. You can use keywords to pull up the post from there. If you’re on a mobile device there’s a search bar at the top (looks like a magnifying glass), and the traditional search box located at the bottom of each post.

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