recipes Archive

Strawberry Crumble

May is National Strawberry month and I’m super happy about that. I hope to take full advantage of that and try to roll out several easy and yummy strawberry recipes this month. I haven’t met too many people who don’t love strawberries. I know my family can’t get enough of them. One of the recipes …

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Breakfast Roll-Ups

As busy Moms, we find ourselves often scrambling around trying to whip dinner together. These roll-up recipes are such an easy answer to hectic evenings. Every Sunday, I throw the ingredients for pizza dough in the oven, so throughout the week I have it ready for homemade pizza or these easy roll-ups. If you don’t …

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Lasagna

Lasagna has been one of those dishes that I have struggled with and finally quit trying. Drew gave me a cookbook for Christmas called Gooseberry Patch 5 Ingredient Family Favorites and it has the recipe in there, so I decided to give it a try again. I did have to improvise, because I didn’t have …

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Recipe Bucket List

I am a list lover. I love making lists of all kinds. I thought it would be fun to have a running list of recipes that I want to make. This way when I’m looking for a recipe to fill a spot on my weekly menu, I can refer to this list for ideas. I …

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Buffalo Chicken Casserole

As a busy mom who works full-time, I’m always trying to come up with new recipes that are quick and easy. My family loves Poppy Seed Chicken and Jalapeno Popper Chicken, so I’ve been thinking of similar recipes. This Buffalo Chicken Casserole is so good and can be ready to eat in under 40 minutes. …

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Cheez-It Breaded Chicken Fingers

Looking for a way to get crunchier chicken fingers? These Cheez-It Breaded Chicken Fingers are so easy to make and are truly delicious. The first time I made these my family was upset that I didn’t make more. Next time I’ll be doubling the recipe. Oh, the life of a house of full males! 🙂 …

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Bruschetta with Tomatoes and Spinach

The other night I was craving something fresh and I had an Italian loaf that needed to be consumed. I also had some grape tomatoes and spinach on hand. Bruschetta came to mind. It was one of those weekends where my guys were camping, so I was home alone, which means I can eat whatever …

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Taco Soup {Crockpot}

I am always trying to figure out easy Mexican dishes, as well as meals that can be made quickly or in the crockpot. This recipe fits the bill for all 3 of those requests. I make this in the crockpot, but you could easily put this in a pot and cook on medium-high for 30 …

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Chorizo Empanadas

Happy National Empanada Day! Celebrate by trying these easy Chorizo Empanadas. Servings: 6 Prep Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 35 minutes Ingredients: 1/2 lb. ground beef 1/2 lb. Chorizo 1 onion, chopped (1/2 cup) 1/2 tsp. chili powder 1 can (14 1/2 oz) diced tomatoes with mild green chiles, well drained 1 box refrigerated pie …

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Jalapeno Popper Chicken Casserole

My family loves the Poppy Seed Chicken recipe that I make and I’ve been trying to think of a spin off of that. I decided that Jalapeno Popper Chicken Casserole could be made similarly. I love both of these recipes because they are both great make-ahead/freeze-ahead meals. Servings: 8 Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: …

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Mexican Stuffed Shells

Servings: 6 Prep Time: 25 min. Cooking Time: 25 min. Ingredients 24 uncooked jumbo pasta shells 1 lb. lean ground beef 1 large can of enchilada sauce 2 tbs. taco seasoning 1 cup of finely chopped onion 1 can (8 oz.) fire-roasted diced tomatoes 1 cup frozen corn 1/2 cup canned black beans, rinsed and …

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Unfried Chicken

I’m always looking for easy ways to make yummy food a little healthier. I recently watched an episode of Trisha Yearwood on Food Network and decided to give it a try with a couple differences. If you’re kids need something to dip this in, you whip up some Fat-Free Honey Mustard Sauce or Chick-fil-A Honey …

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Oatmeal Cookies {Soft & Chewy}

The other night I had an itch to bake. I knew that Oatmeal Cookie Day was coming up, so I decided to make some! After making them, I had to look up and see what day in March it was. I was chagrined to find out there appears to be 2 different dates; one being …

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Fat Free Honey Mustard Sauce

Often we think our chicken sandwiches or chicken fingers are to die for without the sauce. However, this sauce add another amazing layer of flavor that makes it totally worth the few minutes it takes to make. Servings: 4 Prep Time: 5 minutes Cooking Time: 0 minutes Ingredients: 2 tsp. dijon mustard 2 tbs. honey …

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Mini Breakfast Pies

Looking for an easy breakfast that you can take on the go? I love these Mini Breakfast Pies. They’re are easy and can easily be made, refrigerated in a ziplock bag, and warmed up every morning. Prep Time: 10 Minutes Cook Time: 20 Minutes Servings: 12 Ingredients 1 pound breakfast sausage, shredded ham, or shredded …

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Shepherd’s Pie

It’s about that time to pull out all those Irish meals to enjoy on St. Patrick’s Day. One of my all time favorites over the last few years has been Shepherd’s Pie. It’s so easy and such a great comfort food. Perfect for those still chili nights! Servings: Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 20 …

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Spicy Sausage and Potato Soup {Crockpot}

Looking for an easy soup? This Spicy Sausage and Potato Soup is cooked in the crockpot and will be ready to eat when you get home from work. Servings: 8 Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 6-8 hours Ingredients: 1 diced onion 1 cup diced celery 1 tbs. minced garlic 1/2 tsp. hot red pepper …

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Cajun Chicken Pasta

Servings: 4 Prep Time: 5 minutes Cooking Time: 20 minutes Ingredients: 1 1/2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast halves cut into bite size pieces 4 tsp. Cajun seasoning (I used Slap Ya Momma) 4 tbs. Olive Oil 2 cups heavy cream (more if needed) 1/2 tsp. dried basil 1/2 tsp. lemon pepper seasoning 1/2 tsp. …

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Chess Cake with Pecans

Chess Cake with Pecans is just one of the yummiest desserts I’ve ever had. Now I’ll admit when I indulge on dessert, I usually want it to have chocolate in it. However, on occasion I crave something more like this and I also know that some people don’t care for chocolate as much as I …

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Margarita Chicken

This Margarita Chicken Recipe is just so easy and full of flavor. Great for those busy week nights. Servings: 4 Prep Time: 1 hour (marinating time) Cooking Time: 20-30 minutes Ingredients: 4 bone-in chicken breast halves 1 can (10 oz.) thawed frozen margarita mix 2/3 cup tequila 1/2 cup fresh chopped cilantro leaves, 2 tablespoons …

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