This chicken burger recipe is a kid and adult fave! Make ahead and freeze a batch for later or make them tonight for a delicious and healthy dinner. Why Are These the BEST? I’ve been making these Mini Chicken Burgers with Herbs for well over a decade now. In fact, my Freezer Club deemed them […]
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A list of 10 favorite health food products that repeatedly make my grocery list, why I think they are a worthy investment, and some ways I use them in my kitchen and around the house. Sponsored by Hy-Vee Columbia I’ve been shopping Hy-Vee’s HealthMarket ever since the first one opened in my hometown many years ago. They stock a […]
One of my secrets to low-stress hosting of a crowd is to utilize my slow cooker. Why? It allows me to work ahead and then relax as my guests arrive, knowing that a warm, comforting dish is ready to go when we are. We love slow cooker recipes so much, we even wrote a cookbook […]
Did you know you can make homemade hot chocolate with only THREE ingredients? Skip the generic brand (made with highly processed, sugary ingredients) and make your own hot chocolate at home! Tip: Use Ghirardelli cocoa to make it extra delicious! Parents. You know how it goes. Snow falls from the sky. Kids pillage the home […]
Simple steps to make the perfect steak that starts on the stove and finishes in the oven. Some affiliate links included. I struggled for a long time to cook a steak the right way on the stovetop. And then…I did…perfectly. (Oh, that was after setting my kitchen on fire. More on that in a moment.) […]
From their knowledgeable and friendly staff to the amazing perks for parents, Hy-Vee offers more than any grocery store around. But…did you know they also offer you personal dietitian services? How cool is that?! Sponsored by Columbia Hy-Vee Each of the three Hy-Vee stores in Columbia, MO have their own full-time dietitian. So, we did […]
This kid-friendly Instant Pot Chicken and Cheese Taquitos recipe goes from frozen chicken breasts to a delicious dinner on the table in 45 minutes with very minimal hands-on work. You can easily double and freeze these for later.
Look no further for a delicious baked meatball recipe. Our Baked Italian Meatballs are a 30 minute meal staple in our house! The ingredients are simple but they are still packed with flavor. They make a great freezer meal because you can easily double the batch to freeze meatballs for later! Easiest Baked Meatballs… EVER […]
This Instant Pot Whole Wheat Mac and Cheese recipe takes just 18 minutes from start to finish, dirties only one pot, and tastes creamy and delicious! Plus, it’s made with all real food ingredients. It was 5:30 p.m. and my kids were starving. I was finishing up a work project and hadn’t even given dinner […]
Slow Cooker Balsamic Shredded Beef is an easy, healthy, dump-and-go, delicious dinner. This freezer friendly recipe is a win for my family and is a great recipe for large groups. So simple! Slow Cooker Shredded Balsamic Beef might be the easiest and very best slow cooker meal I’ve ever made for my family. You […]
A little sweet and a little spicy, this chicken dish is BIG on flavor and takes just minutes to throw in the slow cooker.
Cancer-Fighting Soup (aka Immune-Boosting Soup) is chock full of vegetables, lentils, and black beans that science has shown helps fight inflammation in the body. Whether you’re wanting to help someone with a diagnosis or just eat as healthy as possible yourself, this comforting soup fits the bill. This post was originally shared February 2015. It […]
This fake-out lasagna is a dinnertime favorite in my home. Beefy Baked Ravioli is very easy to make too! It’s super filling and makes a great beef freezer meal. My kids love it. Some affiliate links included. Since my grass-fed, organic beef was delivered a few weeks ago, I’ve been thumbing through some “oldies but […]
Friends, making stew gets NO EASIER than this recipe. My mother-in-law taught me this one when I first got married, and I’ve been serving it up to big crowds ever since. Make ahead and freeze to have on hand for busy nights or when hosting a big group.
One of our easiest freezer meals: Chicken Parmesan Sliders. Just put a few ingredients into the crockpot and you’ll have one of your favorite meals for a busy night. Great meal idea for large groups too! “I need more recipes like this in my life,” I told my husband, as he and the kids scarfed […]
Slow cooker chicken and cheese taquitos is a delicious meal that the whole family will love! Be sure to make a double batch for the freezer. Then, you can pull out however many you want and throw them directly in the oven for a quick weeknight dinner. Affiliate links may be included. There is a […]
With just 3 ingredients, few appetizers are simpler and will be gone faster than Bacon-Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese. Sure to be a hit at your next party!
Lets talk dads. Maybe it’s just me but I find dads hard to buy for. Every year was a struggle to find a gift my dad would like and now I have to find one that my husband, will too! If you struggle as well, hopefully the gift ideas below will give you some tracks […]
Tween girl–roughly between the ages of 9-12–is the age of maturing kid and not yet teen. My daughter falls in this range, so she and her sweet friends inspired many of the gifts on this list. From books to games to cute accessories and more, I hope these gift ideas help your tween girl to be a well-rounded gal.
We believe children inherently have amazing imaginations and that the right toys can fan that flame. We’ve tried to provide gift ideas for boys, ages 5-9, that we’ve used in our own homes and that can help them be imaginative and grow as a whole person–everything from active toys to science experiments to building sets […]
A holiday appetizer or simple meal doesn’t get easier than a Charcuterie Board! Anyone can pull this amazing spread together with our tips and tricks, including advice for pairing the perfect wine. Created in partnership with St. James Winery and Burgers’ Smokehouse. All opinions are our own. What Is a Charcuterie Board? Let’s get some […]
Looking for an incredibly simple side dish for a weeknight meal or a special occasion? Boiled baby (or small) potatoes take very little time to cook and only a few ingredients to look stunning and please everyone at the table. Video Tutorial: How to Prepare Boiled Baby Potatoes Tips for Making Delicious Boiled Baby Potatoes […]
When the air turns crisp and the leaves start to change, making a comforting batch of Cheddar and Bacon Potato Soup is mandatory. Using the slow cooker means your home will smell cozy and delicious, too!
Love that candy bar with chocolate, coconut, and almonds? Well, now you can have everything that’s delicious about Almond Joy in one make-ahead, nutritious overnight oats recipe.