Emily and I were brought up in a traditional family of the “early years”. Dad was gone all day working and mom was home all day keeping the house in order. She always made amazing meals for our family of 6 and we ate like kings and queens! When I got older, I liked the idea of cooking but it wasn’t always that way. So I can relate to anyone reading this post that hates to cook but needs to anyway… Whether you’re not comfortable in the kitchen or simply don’t have a lot of time to spend on meal planning and preparation, having a few simple steps to follow can help make weekly meal planning and preparation easier. [Read more…]
Crockpot Meatloaf smells delicious as it cooks all day! This is one of the easiest freezer crockpot meals to make as you don’t need to brown the burger first. My daughter had never had meatloaf until this and now it’s a requested meal. I’m happy to oblige since it’s got wholesome ingredients and is easy to make!
It’s the season for comfort foods. Fall is in the air, gardens are winding down, and our peppers are plentiful. We have a couple different stuffed pepper recipes for you to try. One of them is featured in our crockpot freezer meal series and uses cauliflower instead of rice. And the other is below.
This stuffed pepper recipe stands out because of it’s use of lentils. Lentils are known for being high in fiber and protein. These nutrition packed stuffed peppers are also delicious.
Here’s a sure way to get your trick or treaters in the mood for Halloween. This easy Monster Meatloaf Halloween Dinner recipe puts a different presentation on a homecooked meatloaf full of hearty nutrition.
It’s harvest time again and like many of you, we are wondering what to do with it all! So many zucchini, summer squash, carrots and other yummy harvest vegetables. If you missed our post on how to preserve garden vegetables be sure to check it out for some easy ways to make it last longer. But back to this delicious summer vegetable chowder recipe.
My family and I love this stuffed shells recipe. When our extended family gets together, it’s often a request of theirs. And the BEST part is it makes 2 pans so I freeze one for later! These are definitely a favorite that you should try.
Summer is here again and with it the promise of more garden vegetables, especially zucchini and summer squash. If you remember, last year I was overloaded with zucchini and summer squash so I froze a lot of it. Find out how in our post How To Preserve Garden Vegetables. Now that summer is here, I still have some freezer leftovers to use up. What better way than with this simple yet delicious and healthy Zucchini and Summer Squash Soup Recipe?
My family requests I make this for them. It has replaced store bought bread and I couldn’t be happier! It’s easy, healthy and cheap!
Ok. It’s not really a homemade bug dope. It’s more like a DIY salve or DIY balm. It’s super easy to make, it’s natural, and it works! [Read more…]
One of my favorite desserts growing up was mom’s homemade strawberry shortcake. Anytime we had biscuits with dinner there was a good chance strawberry shortcake was to follow. Mmmm! Childhood goodies. [Read more…]
I’m writing this crockpot recipe as the pork roast simmers in the crockpot and I can tell you, my mouth is watering. The smell is AMAZING! This easy 4 ingredient crockpot meal is so simple but creates such an intense flavor, people will think you worked on it all day. The best part is you can freeze it! [Read more…]
Right from the get-go I will say that weather can be a drag! Check out this thermometer!It’s hard to motivate for anything outside with this temp! I’m lucky that I can plan my outdoor activity around the sun and wait until the temperature rises a bit. Last week Chris shared her ideas for when the weather is less than pleasant. What do you do if it’s uncomfortable to go outside and exercise? [Read more…]
This chili recipe is quick to put together as well as tasty and filling. You can use canned ingredients if you’re short on time without affecting the flavor, but it’s more fun to start with dry beans. I like to make it early in the morning in winter and keep it warm on the wood stove. [Read more…]
Snowman skillet party dip is a really quick and fun way to add a touch of winter to your food. This snowman is the cutest and tastiest! I made this food for a New Year’s Eve party but it could be made for any winter party.