How long should you be cooking chicken in the crockpot, specifically chicken breasts? You’ll be surprised at the answer! Hi. My name is Polly. All my life I have had a problem with drying out my chicken in the slow cooker. I followed the recipes I found and was SO frustrated because the chicken was […]
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Between our two families, we have gone through A LOT of board games and yard games over the years. Here is a quick round-up of some of our personal favorites! Disclaimer: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, a means for […]
With only 5 simple ingredients, you can have this tangy, sweet honey dijon salad dressing ready to go! I love homemade salad dressings. They are just so easy to make and you can adjust them to taste JUST how you want them to. You not only save money by making them at home but you […]
A common question we get about freezer cooking is, “What are some easy freezer meals for 1 or 2 people?” We’ve compiled over 80 make ahead recipe ideas from our website and first cookbooks that work to individually prepare and package for 1 or 2 people. How to Package Freezer Meals for 1 or 2 […]
It’s hard to mess up a pork shoulder recipe in the Instant Pot. In fact, it’s one of my favorite cuts of meat to cook in electric pressure cookers! Coming from someone who has tested hundreds (yes, hundreds) of Instant Pot recipes, that means a lot. Not only does the Instant Pot cook it to […]
Audiobooks have changed my life. I’m not exaggerating! The ability to listen to books while I drive, mow, walk, or even clean has given me the chance to “read” so many more books than I ever would have at this point in my life. Through audiobooks, I’ve plowed through dozens of novels, biographies, mysteries, and […]
Who doesn’t love a simple BBQ Pulled Pork sandwich with moist shredded meat? After a day in the slow cooker, this shredded pork is a total crowd pleaser. Not only is it an easy dump and go meal for the Crockpot but it also makes a great make-ahead freezer meal! Why We Love Slow Cooker […]
This is one of my best tricks to grilling corn on the cob. It keeps the corn moist but also adds a nice light char if done right. Use this method on how to cook corn on the grill at your next BBQ! I have a great little trick that will help you grill delicious […]
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A little tangy, a little sweet, and a little heat. This Homemade BBQ Sauce has it all and only requires a few ingredients. A few years ago, I remember we put drumsticks on the grill and realized we were out of BBQ sauce. Luckily one of our neighbors had a little left that they graciously […]
Save Time with Big Batch Meals Cooking large batch meals can be a huge time saver and money saver. It truly maximizes your time in the kitchen and frees you up to be more present with your people. Big batch recipes also equip you to get the most use out of your ingredients and helping […]
A delicious dinner doesn’t get much easier than our Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Sandwiches. This recipe has it all. It’s a dump and go recipe, it feeds a lot of people, it’s freezer friendly, and it’s so-dang-good. Find our recipe for Instant Pot BBQ Beef Sandwiches here. It was a very bad day when my husband […]
Oatmeal pancakes are hearty, flavorful, and full of grains that won’t leave you hungry hours later. You’ll never go back to boxed pancake mix after seeing how easy it is to make to make your own oatmeal mix at home. Why Oatmeal Pancakes are Amazing Broadly speaking, making food from scratch usually tastes better and […]
Like many, my journey towards healthier living has been just that: a journey. It’s one that I’m still on. It’s been full of ups and downs, inflating and deflating (thanks, three kids!), seasons of motivation and seasons of running on empty. But, after stumbling on some old pictures from the past, I’m reminded at how […]
This round-up is full of easy, family-friendly, and mostly real food recipes that you can throw on the grill in no time. There are so many grilling recipes on the web, but it’s hard to find real food grilling recipes. You know, the whole food kind with ingredients that don’t involve a seasoning pack or bottle […]
This Monster Cookie recipe has been tucked away in my recipe stash for years. You’ll find that this cookie is easy to make and your people will gobble them up. My memory is a little fuzzy on where I originally got this recipe. I think I snagged it at my friend, Jeanna’s wedding shower many years […]
Muffins are my jam. I love them. So much that I took time in photoshop to express my deep affection for them. To save time and money, anytime you make muffins, just double the batch and cook up twice as many. I rarely make a single batch and almost always have muffins stored in my freezer. […]
Ever since I posted this Bread Machine Cinnamon Roll picture on my Instagram and Facebook, I’ve gotten NUMEROUS requests that I share this mouthwatering recipe. You’ll be surprised at how easy homemade cinnamon rolls are to make. Especially since the bread machine does most of the work! Are Homemade Cinnamon Rolls Better than the Canned Ones? […]
Looking for ways to make Easter extra special at home this year? Use our printable Easter Scavenger Hunt to add some extra fun to the day! This simple Easter scavenger hunt is geared towards preschool and younger elementary ages. Hide the clues as directed and set up Easter baskets (or another prize) at the end […]
Can you freeze green onions? So, this is one of those posts that many of you will chuckle at and think, “You didn’t know that?” I am here to tell you that, no, I did not know that you can freeze and save green onions for later use. So for those of you out there, […]
This 5 ingredient chicken kabob marinade is sweet, savory and incredibly easy! With just a few simple pantry ingredients, you can take your kabob game to the next level.
Gourmet pizza at home has never been so easy or tasty! In about 45 minutes, you can make this incredibly easy homemade whole wheat pizza dough from scratch to use tonight or later. Freezing instructions included.
With just a few pantry ingredients, you can have a large batch of marinara sauce cooking in your slow cooker in no time. You can also use this homemade marinara recipe to stock your freezer. Instant Pot and freezing instructions included, as well! Making marinara sauce in the crock pot is incredibly easy. It’s very […]
Why I love Eggs-in-a-Hole There are quite a few reasons this mama loves a good ‘ol egg-in-a-hole for breakfast. It’s quick and easy to make. It’s one of my go-to weekday breakfasts. It’s cheap. All you need are a few pantry ingredients: eggs, butter and bread. It’s got protein. I find it hard to get […]