Quick Dinners in Under 30! Veggie Fajita Bowls with Zesty Lime Ranch

Date posted: August 29, 2014

Veggie Fajita Bowls

So I stopped by the grocery store the other day to pick up like maybe one or two things that I needed.  But I was a little stressed out about some other stuff at the time and I may have done a little retail therapy in the form of excessive amounts of produce.  I ended up at home with 3 bags stuffed full of fruits and veggies.  I can think of worse things to spend a few unplanned dollars on!  And after eating take-out a couple of times this week it seemed only right to cook up a nice healthy and veggie packed meal to make up the difference!

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Crockpot Orange Sesame Chicken

Date posted: August 27, 2014

Crockpot Orange Sesame Chicken

It’s no secret that I’m always looking for a balance between making healthy meals for my family and making things that I can get on the table quickly. Using my slow cooker is one of my favorite ways (obviously!) to make fresh and healthy meals that don’t require spending massive amounts of time in my [...]

Crockpot Honey BBQ Baked Beans

Date posted: August 25, 2014

Crockpot Honey BBQ Baked Beans

Since we are all friends here I must admit something to you.  My best baked beans recipe has historically been nothing more than a doctored up can of Bush’s beans heated up in my mini crock (deep dark secrets here!).  I mean, living in one of the best BBQ cities in the world has left [...]

Sneaky Veggie Breakfast Bites

Date posted: August 22, 2014

Sneaky Veggie Breakfast Bites

Summer 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 [...]

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 [...]