How to Cook Bacon in the Oven

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An easy step-by-step guide on how to cook bacon in the oven. Less mess and better bacon! This post is created in partnership with Burgers' Smokehouse Bacon. For years I tried to cook bacon either…

Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork

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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,…

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork

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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…
collage image of Easter Brunch recipes that you can make ahead

Make Ahead Easter Brunch (Menu Plan + Shopping List)

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Try these simple and delicious make ahead recipes for Easter Brunch. This free menu plan is complete with printable recipes and a shopping list.

Ham and Cheese Sliders

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These easy Ham and Cheese Sliders are a family staple. They are super easy to make, budget friendly, great for a group of people, and even freezer friendly. I've been making these for YEARS and constantly…

Slow Cooker Cheddar and Bacon Potato Soup

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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!

How to Grill A Pork Tenderloin: Using the 7-6-5 Method {Freezer Meal}

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When you grill a pork tenderloin instead of bake it, you still get the flavor and moistness but the bonus is the extra char-crispiness that coats the outside of the tenderloin. Using the 7-6-5 method…

Gourmet BLTs with Avocado Aioli

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A BLT sandwich is as good as the ingredients that make it up. Here's how to take your average BLT to the next level!

Instant Pot Crispy Carnitas

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Seasoned, marinaded pork roast gets cooked in the Instant Pot and then broiled until crispy in this easy, freezer friendly, and delicious recipe for a crowd.
spiral-sliced ham

Holiday Ham with Cranberry-Orange Glaze

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Our make ahead Holiday Ham with Cranberry-Orange Glaze might just be the easiest main dish you’ve ever prepared for a crowd. Serve it up with some Cranberry Wine (yum!) and our go-to holiday side dishes,…
twice-baked potatoes

Ultimate Bacon and Cheddar Twice-Baked Potatoes

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These make ahead Ultimate Bacon and Cheddar Twice-Baked Potatoes are the quintessential side dish for almost any holiday meal. They are a bit healthier than other twice-baked potatoes yet just as rich-tasting.  This…
Freezer Friendly Super Stuffed Baked Potatoes. This surprising freezer meal can make a great healthy dinner or even a side dish for a large group. Made with real food ingredients too!

Super Stuffed Baked Potatoes {Freezer Meal}

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We're so excited to be able to share one of the healthiest, most delicious, and freezable recipes in our cookbook, From Freezer to Table, today--Super Stuffed Baked Potatoes! Super Stuffed Baked Potatoes…

Four Ingredient Seasoned Pork Chops {Freezer Meal}

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Looking for a simple and easy freezer meal? What about a dump and go meal that you can make ahead of time and freeze? Our seasoned pork chops come together in minutes. Double or triple the batch when pork…

One Sheet Roasted Brussels, Brats, & Sweet Potatoes

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Roasted veggies, WHY? WHY are you so dang good?! You have transformed the vegetables that I have snubbed for at least half of my life, and turned them into something I crave. CRAVE, I tell you. Roasted…
Cheap, rich and savory, and good for you too! This Ham and Bean Soup is a perfect winter comfort food. #freezermeal #realfood

Leftover Ham and Nine Bean Soup {Freezer Meal}

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Cooking within a tight grocery budget? Let me tell ya, this soup is the bomb. It's not only cheap thanks to the beans, but it's also very filling and boasts a rich savory flavor thanks to the ham. (Want…
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}

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Try this unique Mexican spin on pulled pork. Made in the Dutch oven OR the slow cooker, it will feed a massive crowd and will become one of your next favorite dump and go meals. Makes a GREAT freezer meal…
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}

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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…
Pork Tenderloin with Seasoned Rub

Pork Tenderloin with Seasoned Rub {Freezer Meal}

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This Pork Tenderloin with Seasoned Rub recipe is one of our family's top 5 favorites! Turns out perfectly every time and pleases all the palates. As one of the most popular freezer meals in my…
Oven Baked Ribs

Easy Oven Baked Ribs

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I think we all know ribs aren't exactly the healthiest food out there. In fact, I made up a one-line song called "Fatty Meat On a Bone" that my kids and even some friends now sing. I'll sing it for you…
Ham and Bean Soup Recipe

Ham and Bean Soup--Cheap, Hearty and Healthy!

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Although it's hot and humid in these parts, I decided to make ham and bean soup tonight.  How could I refuse my 4-year-old who requested beans for dinner? Plus, did you know beans are considered a "superfood"…