I LOVE homemade marinara sauce. Love. It tastes so much better than the jarred stuff, it’s a great way to hide veggies from the kids, and it’s easy to make a big-mama batch and freeze for later. This was my first attempt at making a ton of homemade marinara sauce, and it really was so […]
Do you hate meal planning and grocery shopping and worrying about what’s for dinner? I do! That’s why I love a meal delivery service like Blue Apron. What is Blue Apron? Check out today’s post to learn more about it.
Pizza night is a weekly thing at our house. We usually have it on Friday and make it a pizza and movie night and it has been something that the kids always really look forward to and a great way to kick off the weekend. It’s one of my favorite nights to cook because no one whines about pizza–and homemade pizza is much faster and easier than you might think! Chicken pesto pizza is a new favorite in our families, and is worth the little extra effort to make homemade dough.
It’s kinda hard to take an appetizing picture of meatloaf, so you’ll just have to trust that it’s delicious! When I want to make this and don’t plan ahead enough for an hour of baking time, I make them into mini loaves (6-8 little loaves for 2 pounds of meat) and reduce the baking time to 30 minutes.
This chicken pesto pasta can be ready to eat and on the table in 30 minutes. No joke. And that’s with cutting up your chicken and grating your cheese. If you prep those things before dinner it will be even quicker.
If you have rotisserie chicken or precooked and shredded chicken on hand it makes assembling these enchiladas a breeze. They are also make-ahead friendly, meaning you can make them in the morning and put them in the fridge until you’re ready to bake them. We love make-ahead meals that make dinner hour less hectic.
This loaded breakfast skillet is our go-to brinner when we have veggies in the fridge that need to be used up. It’s so fast, filling, and easily adaptable to whatever veggies you have on hand.
This has always been called Grandmas Bean Dish in our family. My Grandma Potter, who was born and raised in Kentucky, used to make this for her family growing up and then my Mom did the same for her family & now it’s my turn.
This instant pot tomato bisque is the smooth, veggie-packed, healthy version of your childhood favorite. When it’s blended smoothly, whomever you feed it to will be none the wiser that it’s filled with goodness. When we serve it to our kids, we just tell them it’s tomato soup–they wouldn’t generally be thrilled at the idea of eating butternut squash– and they devour it!
This recipe makes a great family meal or about 6 good-size portions to stock your fridge with healthy lunches for the week if you’re looking for a meal prep type recipe. We have also made these with chicken and they are equally as great, so feel free to substitute your protein of choice here!
This General Tso’s Chicken has become a fast new favorite. And you can probably throw it together in an Instant Pot faster than you can pick up take-out. It’s tender, moist, flavorful, and has just a handful of ingredients–most of which are pantry staples. You can use thawed or frozen chicken thighs here and serve it over rice or in lettuce.
Have you tried cooking hot dogs in a slow cooker? My family loved these chili dogs. And I like that everyone can customize them to their own taste. More chili, less cheese, no onions. You get the idea. All it took was a quick stop at Walmart and we were ready for a fun weeknight homegate party.