Posts Tagged: “quick”

  • Honey Garlic Skillet Shrimp {Freezer Meal}

      Through all the recipe testing for our cookbook, I’m learning that I instantly gravitate towards any sweet-savory flavored recipe. Any combination of a honey-soy-garlic marinade is pretty much going to be a win in my book. So it comes as no surprise that this shrimp recipe received a big

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  • Egg-in-a-Hole: A Classic Breakfast Idea

    There are quite a few reasons this mama loves a good ‘ol egg-in-a-hole for breakfast. First of all, it’s quick and easy to make. A must for weekday mornings. It’s cheap. All you need is eggs, butter and bread. It’s got protein. I find it hard to get healthy protein in

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Mummy Dogs–A Fun Halloween Treat

    Look no further for an easy to make, fun Halloween party food! Mummy dogs were a hit with all ages. They fall far from the real food philosophy that we try to aim for around here but prove to be a great party food and a favorite among youngsters. And

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  • 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

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  • By Far, The BEST Way to Make Cinnamon Toast

    Cinnamon toast is pretty hard to screw up. I mean it’s just a combination of cinnamon, sugar and butter on bread. Not much skill to it, right? WRONG. You’re all wrong. There is a fabulous, beautiful, unbelievable, life-changing way to make cinnamon toast that you must know about. For 30

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  • Light & Easy Penne Rosa Pasta: 15 Minute One-Pot Dinner

    Many nights of the week, I’m looking for a meal that I can pull together in just minutes and that doesn’t dirty up the kitchen. Penne Rosa Pasta fits the bill! Plus, this cheesy and filling pasta dish is also light and tasty! I like to steam some broccoli florets

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  • Make Ahead Lunch Wraps

    Make-Ahead Lunch Wraps {Freezer Meal}

      It’s a curious thing how my blogging works most weeks. I find myself “writing” elaborate, detailed posts about a parenting issue or a book I’m reading or even a theological issue from time to time in my head A LOT. Sometimes I even start jotting notes down throughout the

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  • Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Banana Bites

    I’ve got a perfect fix for that afternoon sweet tooth! Try out these peanut butter, dark chocolate, banana bites. They are YUMMO and super easy to make. Simply slice up some banana, slab a little peanut butter on one side, top it off with one or two dark chocolate chips

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  • Pizzadillas: A Quick Kid Favorite for Lunch or Dinner

    Kid Food Tip #1: Put the name “pizza” in any recipe. Kid Food Tip #2: Cut said “pizza” recipe into small bite-sized pieces with a pizza cutter. Kid Food Tip #3: Provide a dip for said bite-sized pizza-inspired recipe. In other words, make these healthy Pizzadillas for your kids. They

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  • homemade whole wheat egg noodles

    Homemade Whole Wheat Egg Noodles

    My 5-year-old daughter and I threw these together one afternoon in about 15 minutes. I know it looks fancy or difficult, but I ASSURE you that you can do this. These homemade whole wheat egg noodles are cheap, healthy and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. All my favorites in one recipe! My kids

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  • Pretzel Rolo Bites

      Lets go ahead and state the obvious. These are not healthy. In any way. If you’re looking for a healthy, all-natural treat for your child’s birthday party, look away. I said LOOK AWAY! OK, you’re still reading. Good. I like people who are OK with a tasty treat every

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  • creamy avocado dip

    Creamy Avocado Dip: For One or For a Crowd

    As afternoon snacks go, dark chocolate chips and peanuts rank #1 in my book. But, Creamy Avocado Dip might come in at #2. This healthy and filling dip is a great love of mine for lunch or for snacking. You can also whip up this Creamy Avocado Dip for an

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  • Mini Italian Burgers

    Mini Italian Burgers {Freezer Meal}

     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 parsley, tomato paste, garlic and more. And, just recently I

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  • Lunch Favorite: Turkey Pesto Paninis

    I don’t know why I haven’t shared this sandwich idea before. It’s become a regular in my house. My husband recently told me it has moved into one of his all-time favorite meals I make. That’s big time people. It’s flavorful, filling, easy to customize, and uses up leftovers. This

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  • Oven Roasted Broccoli Recipe

    Friends, take me seriously when I tell you that cooking broccoli this way will convert your family into broccoli eaters. Want proof? My husband who has turned his nose up at broccoli his entire life now scoops a generous portion of this onto his plate. My two-year-old repeated the phrase,

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  • pulled pork sandwich recipe

    Slow Cooker Pulled Pork {Freezer Meal}

    Ever since I learned how to make pulled pork in the crock pot, it has been a regular around our house. It’s SUPER easy, freezes beautifully, and makes a lot of servings. Since we used rolls to turn the last batch into pulled pork sandwiches, it was enough to feed

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  • 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

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