Frontera Fajita Sauce

Today I wanted to share with you a new to me food product that is so good! I’m usually not a fan of ready made sauces like this, but decided to give it a try. My boys love fajitas, but I find it a chore to marinade meat ahead of time and fire up the …

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Instant Pot Spaghetti

Over this time of quarantine, I’ve stepped out of my comfort zone and have really tried to up my Instant Pot game. I thought through what I make on a regular basis that isn’t really that great and Spaghetti actually came to mind! Yeah, my Spaghetti is never that great. The sauce ends up runny. …

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Chicken & Sausage Bowtie Pasta

Like I said last week on Friday Favorites post, Rob has been making this recipe for years. And with us being home and me cooking nearly every night, I’ve been pretty religious with making a menu each week. That way when lunch and dinner roll around I’m not scrambling to figure something out. The fam …

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Chicken Pot Pie

School starts tomorrow, so again on my the hunt for some easy, make ahead comfort foods. Frozen Chicken Pot Pie was one of my favorites growing up. Around my house, I try to avoid frozen meals especially for dinner. These chicken pot pies with ready made pie crust in ramekins are easy to whip together …

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French Onion Sliders

I think summer is a great time to try new recipes. For us there’s less evening activities and that means I can come home and not have to run here and there before settling in to cook dinner. These French Onion Sliders are so amazing. I’ve seen several other bloggers do similar recipes, so it …

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Mexican Pot Roast {Crockpot}

Happy June, y’all! Are your kids out of school yet? Both mine are and I am so glad. I love summer because we aren’t running here and there in the evenings after work. Most nights I can go home and relax. I just haven’t had much of the cooking vibes lately, so I decided to …

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Enchilada Stack

Cinco De Mayo is just around the corner, so I’m rolling out a few Mexican recipes for you to consider for your Cinco De Mayo menu. My family doesn’t like casseroles, so I came up with the fancy name of Enchilada Stack, because it’s kinda like a Mexican Lasagna. I love everything about this dish …

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Chicken & Bacon Pasta

I was super excited to throw this recipe together. However, when I placed it on the table my kids weren’t thrilled about the peas and carrots in this recipe. I told them they had to have some veggies one way or another! I, personally, like the sweetness that the peas and carrots add. After trying …

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Dorito Chili Bowl

I don’t know about you but this cold weather has me wanting to stay at home and not go anywhere. However, everything is getting back into the swing of things, so I don’t have much choice but to go out. Here in Auburn, we usually have a few days of 30 degree weather each year, …

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Cheesy Chicken, Bacon, and Ranch Orzo

The other night I was craving cheesy homemade macaroni, so I was anxious to not just have it as a side. Instead wanted to make it a meal. I looked in the fridge for some inspiration. I found some bacon that needed to be used soon. After some thought, I decided to do Chicken, Bacon, …

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Italian Meatball Burger

This is one of the best burgers I’ve ever had/made! This meatball burger is to die for. The basil, cheese, and sauce gives this burger so much flavor. Servings: 4-5 Prep Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 25 minutes

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Mini Cheese Stuffed Meatloaves

I love this recipe. I’ve actually been making mini meatloaves for awhile, so when I saw this recipe to add cheese. I knew it would be great for the mini ones as well. What I also love about this is that you can make it ahead and even freeze them if need be. You can …

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Hamburger Pasta Soup {Crockpot}

I love when I’m scrounging around in the kitchen for something for dinner and the ingredients just fall into place. That’s what happened the other night when I was looking for something to make in the crockpot for the next day. Lately I’ve been on a quest to buy 1 new ingredient once a month …

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Sausage and Rice Stuffed Peppers

I don’t know about you, but I occasionally get a serious hankering for stuffed peppers. Lately I’ve been wanting to try something a little different. I found a recipe by Martha Stewart and I while I’m not a huge fan of hers, I decided to give it a try with a few alterations. This turned …

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Crockpot Meatballs with Ragú #simmeredintradition #ad

Being married to an Italian decedent, I’ve heard stories of Rob’s great grandparents who came over “on the boat” from Italy to New York. With little money and lots of hope, the one thing they were armed with was tons of delicious recipes passed down from their family. This is much like the story of …

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Spicy Chicken Veggie Soup

In the morning before I left for work, I threw the raw chicken (each chicken breast cut into 4 or 5 big chunks to help them cook quicker) along with the chicken broth, carrots, onions, and garlic. I allowed that to cook for about 4 hours on high. When I came home and lunch, I …

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One-Pot Southwest Skillet Beef & Rice

If you haven’t figured it out by now, I love Mexican food of all kinds. Mexican, Baja, Southwest, Santa Fe…I adore it all! This Southwest Skillet Beef & Rice is a meal I’ve made for years, but I decided to try it as a one-pot meal. I was so glad I did. So easy and …

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Philly Cheesesteak Roll-Ups

It’s been awhile since I’ve come up with a new variation to my yummy roll-ups. The other night I had a serious craving for Philly Cheesesteaks, but we didn’t have any buns. Then, it occurred to me that I could make Philly Cheesesteak Roll-Ups. These were so delicious and since it was soccer practice night …

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Cheesy Hamburger Potato One-Pot Dish

I recently had a week, where I decided I was not going to the grocery store. What we ate for dinner would come only from ingredients we had in the pantry/fridge/freezer. One of the nights, I looked in the fridge and saw a pound of ground beef, an onion, and about a half of red …

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Monterey Chicken {Chili’s Copycat Recipe}

I posted this on my old blog way back in 2009, but recently made it again and decided to post it here. This Monterey Chicken is similar to the one that Chili’s serves. It’s got bacon, cheese, and BBQ sauce which creates lots of layers of flavor. You wouldn’t think something this good would be …

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