charcuterie board

5 Pillars of the Perfect Charcuterie Board

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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…

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!

Top 10 Ground Beef Freezer Meals

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Listen. You're busy. We're busy. We aren't here to waste anyone's time. You need to know what ground beef freezer meals are the BEST and you need them pronto for your busy, hungry, growing family. Pulling…

Chicken Parmesan Casserole {Freezer Meal}

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Chicken parmesan casserole is a family-favorite freezer meal that is super easy to make. This real food, healthy dinner recipe is a staple in our home. (Looking for healthy freezer meal recipes?…

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!

The No-Fail Way to Cook Bacon

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An easy step-by-step guide on how to cook bacon in the oven. Less mess and better bacon! Skip the Mess: Bake Your Bacon! For years I tried to cook bacon either in a frying pan or the microwave.…

Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp and Pineapple Kabobs

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Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp and Pineapple Kabobs are every bit as tasty as they sound. The sweetness of grilled fresh pineapple pairs perfectly with the smoky saltiness of the bacon. Serve with St. James Winery's newest Strawberry Rosé and a light salad for a delightful summer meal.
Easter lunch on table with salad, ham, hash brown casserole, and wine

Easter Menu Plan Made Easy

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An impressive, yet simple Easter meal for a crowd. Just follow our easy 4 step Easter Menu Plan!

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.

Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken {Freezer Meal}

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This easy dump and go freezer meal will become a regular family dinner in your home. This freezer friendly dinner is so versatile too. Eat it straight from the slow cooker, put it in wraps, or turn it…
chicken parmesan sliders sandwiches

20 Easy, Make Ahead Dinners For All Ages

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These are our favorite 20 most well-tested, freezable dinner recipes when it comes to getting a good meal on the table. Not only are these make ahead meals family-friendly, but they are also made with…
meals for a crowd

20+ Easy Meals Ideas for a Group of People

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With a husband in full time college ministry, we find ourselves hosting meals at our home quite a bit. I love it. I love hosting people. I love feeding people. I especially love feeding college students…

Cranberry Balsamic Baked Chicken {Freezer Meal}

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This freezer-friendly Cranberry Balsamic Baked Chicken recipe is healthy and simple, with a blow-your-mind-delicious balsamic marinade. By Alyssa Nitz, Contributing Author I was first introduced to…
English Muffin Pizzas are easy, kid-friendly, and freezable.

English Muffin Pizzas {Freezer Meal}

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These freezer-friendly English Muffin Pizzas are something all ages enjoy, and you can easily double and freeze extras for later.
Southwest Chicken Burrito Bowls - A healthy and filling dinner idea for everyone!

Southwest Chicken Burrito Bowls {Freezer Meal}

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Here's a healthy and filling dinner idea for everyone! Delicious marinated grilled chicken is served over brown rice and with your favorite southwest toppings in Southwest Chicken Burrito Bowls. We…

Grilled Sirloin Steak Kebabs

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Grilled Sirloin Steak Kebabs are not only a great meal idea for large groups but they can also be a freezer meal! The magic of this easy dinner idea is in the marinade.   I'm writing this…
With just a few simple ingredients, this kid-friendly, healthy chicken dinner is so easy to whip up. Freeze an extra batch and take them from freezer to table in just minutes!

Instant Pot Chicken and Cheese Taquitos {Freezer Meal}

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Find the slow cooker version of this recipe here. Note: We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn…
4 Cheese Penne Pasta with whole wheat pasta is a healthier baked pasta that comes together quickly.

4 Cheese Baked Penne Pasta {Freezer Meal}

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You can never go wrong with a baked pasta in my humble opinion. It feeds a crowd and typically pleases even the pickiest of eaters. Polly makes a phenomenal Hearty Baked Penne Pasta, but…
Mini Turkey Cheese Patties or Burgers: A kid-friendly, healthy freezer meal!

Mini Turkey Cheeseburgers {Freezer Meal}

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It had been an uneventful dinner so far. Everyone...yes, picky eaters and all...munched away on these easy Mini Turkey Cheeseburgers, which I served alongside some Simple Roasted Veggies that night.…
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal is an easy and healthy breakfast or snack. It is a great family recipe and ideal for large groups!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal (For a Crowd)

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We are baked oatmeal fanatics around here, as you may know. Both my kids and Polly's kids eat the stuff by bushels. I find myself making the Brownie Baked Oatmeal repeatedly, while Polly probably…
Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken {Freezer Meal}

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Oh man, was this Slow Cooker Chicken Teriyaki good. Yes, I do repeat. This is a GREAT SLOW COOKER RECIPE. I have tried one too many slow cooker recipes that have failed to impress me, but this one…
These Mini Turkey and Veggie Meatloaves are a kid-favorite and a great way to sneak in extra nutrition!

Mini Turkey and Veggie Meatloaves {Freezer Meal}

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Disclaimer: This recipe was created in partnership with Frigidaire Gallery®. But the opinions are all ours!  I could eat these super healthy Mini Turkey and Veggie Meatloaves hot or cold, I tell ya.…

How to Select and Grill the Perfect Steak

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Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia) My carnivorous, farm-boy husband has been waiting our whole marriage for me to write this post I think. Can anybody say "wife bonus points"? So, I shared earlier this…
For juicy, tender bite-sized chicken that will please a crowd try these Southwest Grilled Chicken Kabobs.

Southwest Grilled Chicken Kabobs {Freezer Meal}

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You want a killer marinade that everyone will like? Give this baby a try. This Southwest-inspired marinade packs a little smokiness, just a hint of heat, and a salty punch. We love it, especially…