Sneaky Veggie Breakfast Bites

Date posted: August 22, 2014

Sneaky Veggie Breakfast BitesSummer came and despite my best intentioned plans to keep solid bedtimes and healthy breakfasts and math practice sessions we slid into a late bedtime, sugary cereal, marathon TV session kind of summer.  And you know what I say to that?  Oh well!  Gotta have some fun and relaxation too!  We didn’t go on any fancy vacations but we did make spur of the moment trips to the pool, hung out with friends when we could, and made some after dinner runs for ice cream.  Now that’s what summer is all about.  But now it’s back to school and back to responsibility.  By the way, what’s up with the temps cranking up higher than they were all summer now that school is back on?!  Nonetheless, it back to the land of homework and schedules and for me it’s back to the land of trying to convince the kids to eat a healthy breakfast before heading out the door.

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Crockpot Lemon Pepper Chicken with Asparagus

Date posted: August 20, 2014

Crockpot Lemon Pepper Chicken with Asparagus

If you look at Pinterest much you’ve probably noticed that one pot meals are all the rage.  And since I like to keep the dirty dishes to a minimum this is a trend that I can so get on board with.  I love the idea of everything coming together all at once and just walking [...]

Crockpot Carrots with Herbed Honey Butter Sauce

Date posted: August 15, 2014

Crockpot Carrots with Herbed Honey Butter Sauce

How fun are these carrots I found at Trader Joe’s?!  Orange, purple and white… I didn’t know what I would do with them but I knew I just needed to have them!  Carrots are not typically well received at my house but I got to thinking that if I could make them taste a little [...]

Crockpot Bacon and Goat Cheese Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Date posted: August 14, 2014

Crockpot Bacon and Goat Cheese Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Have you ever attempted to stuff a pork tenderloin?  I hadn’t but had been thinking about it for awhile.  Yes, I actually think about things like pork tenderloin and bacon and cheese and how they might work out all rolled up together.  Usually I’m thinking about these things when I’m out for one of my [...]

Grill it!: Mahi Tacos with Honey Sriracha Aioli

Date posted: August 11, 2014

Grill it!:  Mahi Tacos with Honey Sriracha Aioli

Whenever I’m not slow cooking, chances are I’m grilling.  I love the simplicity of throwing my food on the grill and having minimal cleanup in the house after dinner.  Plus summer time just feels like grilling time.  These Mahi Tacos are so simple that they can easily be a quick weeknight dinner but they are [...]

Crockpot Herbed Baby Potatoes

Date posted: August 8, 2014

Crockpot Herbed Baby Potatoes

How can it be?!  I have neglected the oh so important category of side dishes made in the crock!!  It’s been a little while since I’ve shared any of my favorite slow cooker sides and today I must remedy this!  But still I feel a little like a cheater because this. is. so. easy.  But [...]

Freezer Meal: Crockpot Tater Tot Casserole

Date posted: August 6, 2014

Freezer Meal:  Crockpot Tater Tot Casserole

Fresh meals from the freezer?  You betcha!!  Without one bit of prompting on my part (or even any mention I had done anything different) Shawn proclaimed this the best tater tot casserole I had made yet!  I asked him why and he said that it just tasted fresher.  Pretty cool considering the fact I had [...]

Make Ahead: Crockpot Beefy Layered Pasta Bake

Date posted: August 4, 2014

Make Ahead:  Crockpot Beefy Layered Pasta Bake

Get ready for the meal that your family will request over and over again!  With a little prep work the night before you can come home to a deliciously “baked” pasta meal that is perfectly cooked and creamy cheesy delicious.   This pasta has something for everyone.  A rich and hearty meat sauce made with [...]

Crockpot Beef Enchilada Soup

Date posted: July 31, 2014

Crockpot Beef Enchilada Soup

As you can likely tell from the massive number of recipes on my blog revolving around Mexican flavors, it’s one of my favorite way to cook and eat.  But let’s be honest.  Many of the dishes can be pretty heavy with cheese and tortillas.  Not to mention adding adding on lots of topping like sour [...]

Super Simple Sides: Lemon Pepper Roasted Asparagus

Date posted: July 28, 2014

Super Simple Sides:  Lemon Pepper Roasted Asparagus

Nothing tastes more like summertime to me than grilling or roasting up some fresh veggies from the farmers market.  A couple weekends ago we braved the heat and headed out for the day to check out all the goodies.  We came home with several bags full of fruit and veggies and it was time to [...]

Crockpot Pork Tacos with Adobo Sour Cream

Date posted: July 25, 2014

Crockpot Pork Tacos with Adobo Sour Cream

Can I just say I love it when people send me recipe ideas?!!  This one came to me from a fabulous lady who just happened my boss where I used to work (seems like a lifetime ago and so glad we still keep in touch!!).  It’s something her family has been making (and loving!) for [...]