Posts Tagged: “family friendly”

  • Light and Easy Chicken Cacciatore: How can something so easy be so complex-tasting? Look, friends, if we're going to eat healthfully in the New Year, this dish is what our tastebuds need--flavor, texture, and a beautiful dish to

    Light and Easy Chicken Cacciatore {Freezer Meal}

    Sponsored by Frigidaire Although this recipe was a little out of my comfort zone, my husband and I (and my neighbor friend, Kelley, who is my trusted taste-tester) really enjoyed this Light and Easy Chicken Cacciatore. Now it is the week after holiday binge eating, so I feel obligated to tell you that this recipe …Read More

  • Whole Wheat Calzones

    Whole Wheat Calzones {Freezer Meal}

    Looking for a meal that everyone will devour? And that you can freeze and pack for school lunches? Whole Wheat Calzones are it! These Whole Wheat Calzones are kind of a result of Two Peas and Their Pod‘s whole wheat pizza dough recipe making a baby with The Pioneer Woman‘s Easy Calzone recipe…with a few of my own tweaks. …Read More

  • Grilled Balsamic Herb Chicken {Freezer Meal}

    Grilling season isn’t quite over yet in mid-Missouri thankfully. We’ve had 70 and 80 degree sunny days for what feels like months and our family is loving it! We just moved across town in late August to a “new” house that has a lovely back yard, so we’ve been enjoying many nights eating dinner on the …Read More

  • Great pulled pork recipe that is made in the dutch oven. Packed with flavor and makes a ton!

    Pulled Pork with a Mexican Flair {Freezer Meal}

    Lets see. How do I communicate the deliciousness of this flavorful pulled pork recipe? Should I elaborate on the tangy-rich-mexicany flavor that comes with each bite? Should I explain how great it is in a tortilla combined with guacamole, lime juice and sour cream? Should I tell you how super easy it is to make AND …Read More

  • This Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin is a lean, flavor-packed, crowd-pleaser. It's been part of our family dinner rotation for years. #freezermeal #realfood

    Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin {Freezer Meal}

    Disclaimer: This recipe was created in partnership with Frigidaire. But the opinions are all ours! True or False? Once upon a time, a local news reporter did a 5 o’clock news story about my Freezer Club. My only line in the whole thing was, “I’ve never met a pork tenderloin I didn’t love.” True. And …Read More

  • Baked Italian Meatballs are a 20 minute meal staple in our house! Perfect every time. #freezermeal #realfood

    Baked Italian Meatballs {Freezer Meal}

    Disclaimer: This recipe was created in partnership with Frigidaire. But the opinions are all ours! Everybody loves a good meatball, right? Well, at least everyone in my crew does. And, as my mom friends out there know, it’s no small feat to prepare a meal that everyone eats and enjoys. These delicious, moist, Baked Italian …Read More

  • Slow Cooker Steak Chili is a super easy dump and go meal but is full of Tex-mex flavor! Delish! #freezermeal #realfood

    Slow Cooker Steak Chili {Freezer Meal}

    Disclaimer: This recipe was created in partnership with Frigidaire. But the opinions are all ours!  Three cheers for the slow cooker! I love this set it and forget it Slow Cooker Steak Chili because I don’t have to do anything but dump it in, set the timer, and walk away. Seriously. Several hours later I’ve …Read More

  • Slow Cooker Whole Chicken with Veggies - An easy and healthy weeknight dinner.

    Slow Cooker Whole Chicken and Veggies

    Between baseball games, multiple school drop offs and pick ups, working two part-time jobs, and pretending to keep up with laundry…I am ALL ABOUT my slow cooker these days. For sure the best meals we have at this life stage tend to be ones that require opening the slow cooker lid (and maybe adding a …Read More

  • mini meatloaf muffins

    Mini Meatloaf Muffins {Freezer Meal}

    These Mini Meatloaf Muffins are a newer recipe that has already made its way into the regular rotation of family meals in our house. Everyone loved them! Plus, they have some sneaky nutrition in them with some added fresh herbs and veggies. I serve these with a combination of mashed Yukon Gold potatoes, sweet potatoes, and …Read More

  • How to Make Your Own Breadcrumbs

    For those of you who have been cooking with “real foods” (foods that are more of a product of nature than a product of industry), the idea making your own breadcrumbs may seem elementary. Perhaps not even worth a post. However, when I began to dive into cooking food from scratch more, I would often …Read More

  • Delicious and healthy! Make this baked oatmeal ahead of time for a warm and comforting breakfast the whole family will love. Double and freeze an extra one for later, too. #freezermeal #realfood

    Peanut Butter and Banana Baked Oatmeal {Freezer Meal}

      After discovering how life-changing (well, close) Brownie Baked Oatmeal can be, I knew I had to try other forms of this make ahead oatmeal breakfast. Peanut Butter and Banana Baked Oatmeal did not disappoint. The first time I made this, I prepared it the night before, popped it in the oven at 5:50 a.m. …Read More

  • Mini Italian Burgers {Freezer Meal}

     Disclaimer: This recipe was created in partnership with Frigidaire. But, the opinions are all ours!  Oh how I hate a boring, flavorless piece of meat. That’s why I’ve been making these Mini Italian Burgers for years. They are packed full of fresh flavor (and some added nutrition) thanks to the additions of Parmesan cheese, fresh …Read More

  • Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken {Freezer Meal}

    I’ve been trying out quite a few freezer-meal-to-crock-pot recipes as of late. You know, the kind you assemble ahead of time, freeze, then defrost and throw in the crock pot for a hearty, healthy meal. The idea is genius but I’ll be honest, I have found it hard to find a GOOD slow cooker recipe …Read More

  • Baked Cheesy Spinach Tortellini

    Baked Cheesy Spinach Tortellini {Freezer Meal}

    Need a 25-minute four-ingredient dish for dinner that everyone will love? Baked Cheesy Spinach Tortellini is it! Baked Cheesy Spinach Tortellini is a vegetarian spin-off of my Baked Beef Ravioli. It’s meatless but oh-so-filling. Plus, it’s also a great way to use up leftover frozen or fresh spinach and sneak in more nutrition into some …Read More

  • Baked Nachos

    Baked Nachos–A Healthy, Fast, Kid-Friendly Meal

    It’s almost silly that I’m posting this recipe since it’s so easy, but I feel compelled to share Baked Nachos since they are: – A home run every time I make them for the fam. – Quick! Baked Nachos only take about 15 minutes from start to finish. – A well-rounded, healthy meal when you …Read More

  • Rosemary Shrimp Scampi

    Years ago I found this Rosemary Shrimp Scampi Skewers recipe in Cooking Light Magazine.  Since then it’s been a highly requested “home run” recipe from my Freezer Club and from my kids. This super easy, light, fresh-tasting entree makes a perfect summer meal. You’ll see in my pictures that we don’t eat usually eat the …Read More

  • Chicken Piccata Recipe

    Chicken Piccata {Freezer Meal}

    Chicken Piccata   Save Print Prep time 25 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 35 mins   Chicken Piccata – try this light, flavorful, French-inspired twist on baked chicken. It is sure to become a family favorite. Author: Thriving Home Serves: 4-6 Ingredients 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (I buy organic or Smart Chicken) …Read More

  • Mini Crab Cakes Recipe {Freezer Meal}

    If I had to pinpoint one favorite food, it might well be crab legs. A few years ago, when I was on staff with my church, my best friend and I took several high school girls to Charleston for Spring Break.  Those girls were far more sophisticated and mature than I was as a senior.  …Read More

  • Pizza Stromboli {Freezer Meal}

    Pizza Stromboli   Save Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 30 mins Total time 50 mins   These homemade strombolis make a great meal that can be personalized to the likes of your family! Made with whole wheat and filled with cheesy goodness, these are a sure winner! Author: Thriving Home Serves: 8 Ingredients …Read More