meat

Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast

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Now that school has started and our schedule is filling up, it is important for me to keep a freezer full of  freezer friendly recipes ready to go for my family for busy weeknights.  I especially love any recipe that I can throw in the slow cooker in the morning and have an entire meal waiting at dinnertime. This [...]

Herb Roasted Chicken Breast

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The price of meat just keeps going up.  This often means that in order to keep our meal plans budget friendly, we have to be more creative about using less expensive cuts of meat.  Of course we still want whatever we make to taste amazing!  This simple herb roasted chicken breast recipe is a perfect fit–easy, [...]

Grandma’s Sloppy Joes

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Does your family have any famous recipes that have been passed down through the years?  These oh-so-easy Sloppy Joes were my grandmother's specialty, and although she has been gone for ten years, I still can't make this recipe without thinking of her and our Sunday afternoon family gatherings.  I love that they have now become a favorite [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

7 Easy Ways to Save Money on Meat

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Today I am thrilled to introduce you to my dear friend and amazing assistant, Kalyn Brooke!  When she is not helping me maintain my sanity by keeping track of all the behind-the-scenes stuff that happens here at LWSL, she is busy running her own fantastic frugal blog, Creative Savings.  Over the years I have had [...]

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 sweet & sour crockpot 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 [...]

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 [...]