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Bacon Wrapped BBQ Meatloaf with Hidden Vegetables!

Bacon Wrapped BBQ Meatloaf with Hidden Vegetables!

BBQ Meatloaf is one of my most popular recipes – both on the blog and at home!  This version is wrapped in bacon before baking to make it even more delicious.  ‘Cause I mean, let’s be honest… who doesn’t like bacon? Like in the original […]

Pierogi Casserole Recipe from My New Favorite Cookbook – Family Favorite Casserole Recipes!

Pierogi Casserole Recipe from My New Favorite Cookbook – Family Favorite Casserole Recipes!

This recipe is a total hit!  If you’re a fan of pierogis, this is the casserole for you!  Potatoes, bacon, sharp cheddar cheese and caramelized onions are layered with lasagna noodles to make this easy to assemble Pierogi Casserole! I have a cookbook addiction, so […]

August 2017 Menu Plan | 31 Days of Kid-Friendly Dinners for $238 | Back To School Menu

August 2017 Menu Plan | 31 Days of Kid-Friendly Dinners for $238 | Back To School Menu

Happy August!  In only a couple weeks, school will be back in session, and things will go back to normal.  August 2017’s menu is really fun, and the budget for it was pretty low – only $238 for a MONTH of dinners!  The week of […]

Ice Cream 101:  Making Homemade Ice Cream is Easier Than You Think!  Start With This Classic French Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Ice Cream 101: Making Homemade Ice Cream is Easier Than You Think! Start With This Classic French Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

French Vanilla Ice Cream is easy to make, and is the best ice cream you’ll have had all year!   There is something about ice cream that brings you back to your childhood, on a hot summer day, or the first time you made it yourself.  […]

July 2017 Menu Plan | 31 Days of Dinners for $245 with FREE Printable Grocery List

July 2017 Menu Plan | 31 Days of Dinners for $245 with FREE Printable Grocery List

I’ve planned a really fun menu for July!  It has a lot of my favorite recipes as well as a few new ones, and it totaled up at only $245!  Get the full version of July’s menu with a weekly breakdown of the menu and […]

Cauliflower Rice Is Easier Than You Think!

Cauliflower Rice Is Easier Than You Think!

Cauliflower Rice is a fantastic, simple recipe to keep in your fridge or freezer for an easy, healthy, gluten-free side dish. My boys weren’t always fans of cauliflower on it’s own, but they can’t get enough Cauliflower Rice!  I love that it takes about 10 minutes […]

Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken

Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken

This ever so versatile recipe for Cilantro Lime Chicken can be served as a main protein in a dish, or you can thinly slice it and serve it in tacos! It’s summer time, and that means we’re going to be grilling!  I mean, we’re still […]

Loaded Baked Potato Salad

Loaded Baked Potato Salad

Back in Daytona, there is a little butcher shop/deli that sells Loaded Baked Potato Salad, and from the very first bite, I fell in love.  I mean, bacon, cheese and green onions… you really can’t go wrong.  Now, I serve Loaded Baked Potato Salad at BBQ’s […]

A Father’s Day Dessert The Kids Can Make | Dirt Cake Recipe

A Father’s Day Dessert The Kids Can Make | Dirt Cake Recipe

Dirt Cake is D.J.’s cake choice every year for his Birthday, and this year, we’re having it on Father’s Day as well!  Dirt Cake is super easy to make, and only uses a few ingredients that every kid loves!  I’ve even made this for Anthony’s […]

Grilled BBQ Pork Tenderloin with Peach BBQ Sauce

Grilled BBQ Pork Tenderloin with Peach BBQ Sauce

When I was writing my June Menu, D.J. was helping me think of new recipes, and when he mentioned pork tenderloin, I knew I had to add it to the menu.  BBQ Pork Tenderloin is super easy to make and takes no time at all […]

Celebrate Taco Tuesday with Muffin Tin Tacos

Celebrate Taco Tuesday with Muffin Tin Tacos

My boys LOVE tacos! Who am I kidding, I love tacos!  Everyone loves tacos, and Muffin Tin Tacos are a fun and exciting way to serve tacos – and they make a great appetizer! [muffin tin tacos] My Muffin Tin Tacos use the same recipe for […]

Your New Go-To Grilled Chicken | Grilled Lemon Chicken Greek Salad

Your New Go-To Grilled Chicken | Grilled Lemon Chicken Greek Salad

This is honestly the BEST chicken marinate I have ever made.  The chicken is juicy and delicious, and will satisfy your pickiest of eaters! If you’re following my June Menu, this Grilled Lemon Chicken Greek Salad recipe is listed for June, 10. Grilling season is FINALLY […]

June 2017 Budget Meal Plan with Printable Grocery List and Recipes | $245 for 30 Days of Dinners

June 2017 Budget Meal Plan with Printable Grocery List and Recipes | $245 for 30 Days of Dinners

Schoooooool’s out for summer!  Summer is FINALLY here, and I think, I hope that we’ve finally seen the last of the nasty weather here in Colorado!  I am really excited about June’s men, and can’t wait to share it with you.  June’s Menu has 30 […]

Happy Mother’s Day! Cedar Plank Salmon with Strawberry Salsa

Happy Mother’s Day! Cedar Plank Salmon with Strawberry Salsa

Grilled Cedar Plank Salmon with Strawberry Salsa is the perfect dinner for Mom this Mother’s Day!  There is something about this salmon that just seems so warm and comforting, and it’s full of love.  Summer is almost here… finally!  Get Dad out at the grill, and […]

Pasta Primavera

Pasta Primavera

Bow-Ba Fett Pasta! Or, commonly known as Pasta Primavera. I’m serving up this recipe from my May Menu on May 4th, which is Star Wars Day. May The 4th Be With You. Pasta Primavera is the perfect spring recipe. Last weekend, a huge snow storm […]

May 2017 Menu Plan | $262 For 31 Days of Kid-Friendly Dinners

May 2017 Menu Plan | $262 For 31 Days of Kid-Friendly Dinners

Happy May!  May’s Menu is loaded with spring inspired dinners that won’t break the bank.  I’ve also included a special Mother’s Day recipe for Cedar Plank Salmon with Strawberry Salsa that I am super excited to share!  And “May The 4th Be With You” with […]