Make Ahead Meals / Freezer Meals

26 Make Ahead Meals for Back To School

26 Make Ahead Meals for Back To School

School is already in full swing here in Colorado.  We’re lucky in our county, and still have one more week until school starts.  Anthony’s first day of school EVER is August 23rd.  I’m kind of already a mess over this whole thing, that my baby […]

Leftover Night Simplified!  Easy BBQ Pulled Pork Shepherd’s Pie

Leftover Night Simplified! Easy BBQ Pulled Pork Shepherd’s Pie

Do you love leftovers?  We sure do!  On leftover night D.J. always talks about how his Mom took leftovers and made something completely different with them, so I channeled his Mom, and made this BBQ Pulled Pork Shepherd’s Pie using the leftover CrockPot Pulled Pork […]

CrockPot Chicken Fajitas

CrockPot Chicken Fajitas

CrockPot Chicken Fajitas are probably the easiest way to cook fajitas and they taste ah-mazing! I’ve always loved fajitas, especially because it was one of the few times as a kid that I got a meal loaded with veggies that my Dad would actually eat! […]

Use Up Your Leftovers With This Simple Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

Use Up Your Leftovers With This Simple Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

This easy Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole is ready in about 45 minutes!  But if you’re using leftover chicken, cut that time in half!  This casserole is so simple and will make lots of happy plates! I know… I know… I’ve been a slacker.  I feel […]

Make Taco Tuesday Easy with CrockPot Carne Asada Tacos

Make Taco Tuesday Easy with CrockPot Carne Asada Tacos

Alright so it’s a day late for Taco Tuesday, but you really can’t go wrong with tacos any day of the week- no matter how you make them.  These CrockPot Carne Asada Tacos require basically no effort on your part, and will impress any taco lover. […]

This Make Ahead Breakfast Will Blow Your Mind!  This is The BEST French Toast You’ve Ever Had!

This Make Ahead Breakfast Will Blow Your Mind! This is The BEST French Toast You’ve Ever Had!

D.J. has been at it again in the kitchen.  He is my breakfast King, mostly because I hate mornings and would rather stay in bed drinking coffee rather than being alert to the real world, and this week he took breakfast to another level with […]

Get Ready For Easter In 20 Minutes!  Orange Glazed Easter Ham Recipe

Get Ready For Easter In 20 Minutes! Orange Glazed Easter Ham Recipe

I love spring.  The days are longer, the sun is shining, and the weather is warming up and vegetables are starting to become more readily available, and of course, Easter Ham!  When ham hits the grocery stores, I know that spring is upon us.  We […]

Make Ahead and Freeze For A Quick and Easy Dinner Solution – Green Chili Quesadillas

Make Ahead and Freeze For A Quick and Easy Dinner Solution – Green Chili Quesadillas

Remember that awesome Colorado Style Green Chili from a couple weeks ago?  I used it to smother breakfast burritos, just as chili itself and to make these quick and easy Green Chili Quesadillas. I wasn’t lying when I said in Colorado, we smother/serve everything with […]

The Ultimate Breakfast Burrito!  Green Chile Smothered Breakfast Burrito Recipe

The Ultimate Breakfast Burrito! Green Chile Smothered Breakfast Burrito Recipe

Here in Denver, folks are very passionate about our breakfast burritos.  Just imagine, a burrito stuffed with eggs, bacon and cheese and smothered in a slow cooked green chile.  You can find them at small restaurants, on street corners, and on food trucks all across town, but the best […]

A Lucky Recipe To Bring You Fortune In 2016!  Easy Pasta Fagoli (Pasta Fazool) with Black Eyed Peas

A Lucky Recipe To Bring You Fortune In 2016! Easy Pasta Fagoli (Pasta Fazool) with Black Eyed Peas

According to tradition, eating Black Eyed Peas on New Years Day will bring you good fortune in the year to come.  This Pasta Fagoli is a fast and delicious way to eat your black eyed peas. Traditionally, pasta fagoli, pronounced “pasta fazool”, is made with […]

Start 2016 By Saving Money!  Easy CrockPot Beef and Broccoli Recipe

Start 2016 By Saving Money! Easy CrockPot Beef and Broccoli Recipe

Skip the take out and save money with this easy, slow cooked, kid-friendly CrockPot Beef and Broccoli recipe. We love Asian food, but take-out is really expensive.  This take-out fake-out version of CrockPot Beef and Broccoli will only cost you around $5 to feed a family of […]

CrockPot BBQ Pulled Pork Is Always A Good Choice

CrockPot BBQ Pulled Pork Is Always A Good Choice

Pulled pork!  An American classic slow cooked at a low temperature, making the pork so tender that it just melts in your mouth. BBQ Pulled Pork is my absolute FAVORITE food.  When we lived in North Carolina, D.J. and I had a standing date-night at […]

Appetizers To Ring In The New Year!  Easy Homemade CrockPot BBQ Meatballs

Appetizers To Ring In The New Year! Easy Homemade CrockPot BBQ Meatballs

BBQ Meatballs make a great appetizer any time of the year.  Whip up a batch of juicy homemade meatballs for New Years Eve in about 30 minutes, and let them slow simmer in the crockpot all day.  For other awesome New Years Eve Appetizer Recipes, […]

A Make Ahead Christmas Breakfast To Take The Worry Out Of Christmas Morning | Italian Sausage and Spinach Frittata

A Make Ahead Christmas Breakfast To Take The Worry Out Of Christmas Morning | Italian Sausage and Spinach Frittata

Christmas morning is crazy!  Coffee is brewing, kids are excited to open gifts from Santa, and if you’re anything like us, after being up at the crack of dawn, breakfast seems like a lot of work which is why we’re having this simple Make Ahead […]

A Perfect Weeknight Dinner for Cold Winter Days – CrockPot Beef Stew Recipe

A Perfect Weeknight Dinner for Cold Winter Days – CrockPot Beef Stew Recipe

CrockPot Beef Stew is easy, hearty and comforting.  It’s the perfect winter meal.  And with only 10 minutes of prep, this delicious meal will slowly cook all day filling your home with a heavenly aroma, making your mouth water anticipating the first bite! CrockPot Beef Stew was […]

A Quick and Easy Meatless Monday Meal Using Leftover Spaghetti Sauce – Easy Kid-Friendly 30 Minute Stuffed Shells Recipe

A Quick and Easy Meatless Monday Meal Using Leftover Spaghetti Sauce – Easy Kid-Friendly 30 Minute Stuffed Shells Recipe

Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce is a staple in our house.  If it’s not in the fridge, there is a container of it in the freezer ready for another meal.   We use Spaghetti Sauce for everything from Cabbage Rolls to Baked Ziti and even Homemade Pizza. […]