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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 [...]

Oh-So-Easy London Broil

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Would you believe that until I attempted this London Broil that in ten years together, I had never once cooked my husband a steak? I know.  Shocking, right? Of course in my defense, I haven't eaten a steak since I was 16 years old, and because I don't eat meat, cooking it kinda scares me, at [...]

Honey Lemon Garlic Chicken

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This simple but delicious grilled chicken is one of my family's very favorite "cheater" freezer recipes.  Even my littlest, who doesn't normally like chicken, gobbles it up like she has never seen food before.   I like it because it is ridiculously easy and makes almost no mess.  My husband likes it because it involves [...]

One Pot Beef Stew

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My husband and I often take turns cooking, but the rule is that the one who cooks also has to clean up.  And while I love to cook, I'm not always quite so enthusiastic about having to clean up afterwards. Enter the Dutch Oven, the lazy, er efficient chef's best friend.  Just one amazing pot [...]

Easy Spaghetti & Meatball Pie

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It really doesn't get much easier than this 5 ingredient Spaghetti Pie!  Well, okay, maybe, as my oh-so-loving husband was quick to point out, plain spaghetti is a tad bit easier.  But, considering this pie is about 100 times yummier than plain old spaghetti, I think it worth the tiniest extra amount of effort.  In [...]

Loaded Cream of Potato Soup

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When the weather is cold nothing quite hits the spot like a hearty bowl of hot soup!  This creamy potato version comes together surprisingly fast, but the yummy toppings make it feel extra special.  It is also a great dish to serve to a crowd! Here is what you need: 2 onions6 large carrots6 cloves [...]

Skinny Shepherd’s Pie

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Shepherd's Pie has never been one of those recipes I've just been dying to make.  To be perfectly honest, it just doesn't have a whole lot of appeal.  It's certainly not much to look at, and quite frankly just the name invokes thoughts of tasteless English mush.  In fact, I probably would have gone my [...]

Best Ever Homemade Mac & Cheese

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Mmmmmm....is there any comfort food quite as, well, comforting, as homemade mac & cheese?  Sure it's a little more effort than, say, that stuff in the blue, but oh man is it worth the extra time!  The best part about this recipe is that it will either feed a crowd or make enough to freeze [...]

Butternut Squash Lasagna {Recipe}

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This super simple butternut squash lasagna has been one of my go-to recipes for years and years now--so long I can't even remember where I first found it.  It is one of those dishes that always pleases vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike.  Even better, even though it seems like a lot of work, it is deceptively [...]

Sweet & Sour Crockpot Meatballs

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Everyone needs a quick and easy "go-to" party or potluck recipe, and this one is mine!  It doesn't matter how many of these little meatballs I make or how few people I am serving them to, by the end of the party the crockpot is always empty.  The best part is that they couldn't be [...]

Taco Bites {Recipe}

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Tacos are always a hit in our house, but my kids are still at the stage where those regular hard taco shells end up becoming a crumbled mess on their plates.  The other day, as it was already 6:30pm and we were all starving, I was scrambling for a FAST (and easy) dinner solution, I [...]

30 Minute Corn & Black Bean Chili {Recipe}

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This is hands down my favorite chili recipe ever!  Not only is it super easy, coming together in less than 30 minutes, it uses mostly basic pantry staples which makes it super thrifty too.  The key to the super fresh flavor is the green verde chili, so don't skip that part! As usual, I used [...]

Easy Eggplant Parmesan {Recipe}

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I absolutely adore eggplant parmesan. All that ooey gooey cheesy saucy comfort food deliciousness.....what's not to love?  Eggplants used to intimidate me until I discovered the secret to good eggplant texture.   Do you want to know what it is?  Salt.  Lots and lots and lots of salt.  Weird, huh?  I know.  But it works. And [...]

Fresh Lemon & Sage Veggie Pasta {Recipe}

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After almost two full seasons of Worden Farm veggie goodness, my kids have (thankfully) gone from literally freaking out at the site of anything green to actually asking for more vegetables on a regular basis.  It's a transformation I never expected, but I am definitely not complaining! Even so, their all-time favorite food is still [...]

Irish Pub Pasties {Recipe}

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We have a great little Irish pub in my town called The Celtic Ray, and as St. Patrick's Day approaches I thought it might be fun to come up with my own interpretation of one of my favorite items on their menu--the Pub Pasty (pronounced PAH-STEE).  For those of you not familiar with this yummy [...]