The Joy of Food

Let’s Make Food Exciting Again!

Getting adventurous with everyday meals doesn’t have to be difficult. From growing it yourself to convincing your kids to eat it. Let me inspire you to step outside your comfort zone.

You can find even more recipes on my food blog Fortner Forage!

Unusual Hot Chocolate Taste Test

Tis the season for family, fun and hot chocolate! My sister and I got together to bring you all three! We tasted four unique hot chocolate recipes and ranked them from best to worst! Let’s be honest though… No hot chocolate is bad!

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Prep-Ahead Breakfast Burritos

As a busy working mom, mornings are some of the most stressful times of day. Between getting ready, getting my daughter ready, feeding our pets, feeding the kid and getting to work on time.. My own breakfast was often sacrificed for the sake of saving a few minutes. I found the perfect solution for my family in meal prepped breakfast burritos! Every Sunday I spend a couple hours making a big batch of breakfast burritos and wrapping them all up for an easy, hearty, and healthy breakfast for myself and my husband in the mornings.

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Halloween Sweet Treats!

Halloween is a season filled with costumes, haunted houses, tricks and of course treats! Here are two Halloween sweets kids of any age can help make! These are sure to be a big hit at a Halloween party too!

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Come Join the Forage!

From now on Fortner Thoughts (this blog and the associated YouTube Channel) will be dedicated to Life Improvement topics. While all of the cooking, baking and healthy eating content will be shared on our new site Fortner Forage!

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Chik’n Potato Bake

This comfort casserole will blow your mind and make you forget there is no chicken in it! On a cool autumn evening this will warm the whole family right up!

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Tik Tok Baked Feta Pasta

I think my favorite thing about Tik Tok is the creative recipes I see people try. This was one of the first ones I ever saw after joining Tik Tok and man was it excellent! Not to mention easy!

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Secretly Vegetarian Lasagna

This lasagna is so good your meat eating friends will have no idea that it is vegetarian! My family devoured it! This is a new family favorite for sure! It’s packed full of cheese, veggies and flavor!

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Tik Tok Ramen Hack!

The most surprising thing I have learned from Tik Tok is hands down the recipes. This is the new and best way to make instant Ramen!

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Tik Tok Fried Ravioli

Ok Tik Tok is taking over so much more of my time than I am proud to admit. But at least I’m learning things from it. This new creative way to cook ravioli is a new family favorite! Seriously give this a try, it’s so easy!

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