recipes

Hawaiian Chicken

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Aloha!  This delicious Hawaiian chicken literally comes together in just minutes with just a few easy ingredients.  Better yet, it is freezer AND grill friendly.  What more do you need for a perfectly effortless summertime meal? To make it as part of a freezer cooking day, just split the marinade & chicken into multiple bags, then throw it [...]

Easy Freezer Pulled Pork

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Pulled pork is one of those recipes that always intimidated me.  Until, that is, I actually tried it and discovered not just how ridiculously easy it is to make, but how inexpensive it is to make a delicious, hearty meal for a crowd that even the pickiest eaters in the bunch will RAVE about! The [...]

Summer Cheese Ball with Mixed Berries

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When it comes to entertaining, I try to keep things as stress-free as possible.  I discovered long ago that few appetizers beat the simplicity, versatility, and sheer deliciousness of a simple cheese ball paired with Triscuits.  Thus, when the folks over at Martha Stewart asked if I'd be interested in entering a little summer recipe challenge they were [...]

Best Ever Homemade Potato Salad

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 Everyone needs a go-to potato salad recipe, and this one is mine!  The dressing is the perfect combination of tangy vinegar and creamy mayonnaise, with the zip of coarse ground Dijon mustard thrown in for good measure.  The peas add great flavor and color, and the red potatoes have a great firm texture with no [...]

Easy Honey Dijon Chicken

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Ready for another amazing grilled chicken recipe?  This scrumptiously delicious honey dijon chicken is another favorite "cheater" freezer recipe--easy, delicious, practically mess-free, and freezer + grill friendly.  What more do you need? To make it as part of a freezer cooking day, just split the marinade & chicken into multiple bags, then throw it right into the [...]

Five Minute Ice Cream Cake

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Everybody needs a go-to dessert and I'm pretty sure I just found mine!  This oh-so-easy ice cream cake comes together so fast it can hardly even be called a recipe, and yet the pretty stripes make it an impressive showstopper.  Because the only thing better than a delicious dessert that only takes minutes to throw [...]

Easy Slow-Cooked Ribs

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It only took me ten years to discover that the fastest way to my husband's heart is simply to cook more MEAT!  Over the past few months, as I've been working on developing more quick & easy freezer friendly recipes for my family, I've never seen him quite so enthusiastic about dinnertime  While it was a [...]

Coconut Lime Chicken

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Nothing says summer like dinner on the grill!  This easy-peasy coconut lime chicken is another favorite "cheater" freezer recipe--it is almost like taking a trip to the Caribbean without a passport!  Not only is it almost ridiculously easy and practically mess-free, it also involves the grill, which makes my husband extra happy. To make it as part of [...]

Kid Friendly Pizza Muffins

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After spending this past weekend with my friend Edie, the world's most amazing hostess who literally makes every meal an EVENT, one simple truth was abundantly clear:  I am not a foodie. While Edie truly enjoys spending hours in the kitchen creating culinary masterpieces for her family to savor each evening, my goal is usually to [...]

Easy Asian Chop Salad

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  I don't know about you, but when the weather starts heating up I would do almost anything to avoid having to actually cook!  I want foods that are fresh and easy and can come together in less than ten minutes.  This yummy asian chop salad is the perfect solution to my lazy summer cooking [...]

Ten Minute Blueberry Crisp

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While it is a little early for those of you up north, here in Florida May means it's blueberry picking time!  This is one of our favorite family activities and we seriously look forward to it all year--even my four-year-old enjoys it!  If you haven't tried this before, definitely check to see if there are [...]

10 Freezer Meals in One Hour

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If you follow this blog regularly, you know I’m a pretty big fan of simple, easy recipes that taste great and don’t take a lot of time, effort, or expensive ingredients to throw together.  I’m also a huge fan of recipes that can be made and frozen ahead of time to save time on hectic [...]

Creamy Italian Chicken

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 For the past few months I have been on a mission to create easy foolproof freezer meals that my family loves.  Quite honestly, for me this is no small task--as a vegetarian I have never been all that confident about cooking meat.  But since meat is apparently my entire family's love language, I have pressed [...]

Basic Freezer Bread

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Is there anything better than the smell of fresh baked bread wafting from the oven?  I swear my family loves me just a little more on those days!  Even so, if I am going to go through all the effort of mixing and kneading and rising that yeast bread requires, I am going to make [...]

Orange Glazed Pork Chops

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Are you ready for another freezer friendly meat recipe that is both foolproof and delicious? So far we've tackled both chicken (with this to-die-for Honey Lemon Garlic Chicken) and beef (with this oh-so-easy London Broil), so I thought it was only fitting that we move on to something just slightly more challenging:  Pork Chops. The [...]