Skillet Macaroni with Swiss Chard ~ 31 Days of Skillet Dinner Recipes


Don't think your family will eat chard? Then they haven't tried this skillet macaroni yet. (Seriously, you have to make them try it. Or if you think they will adamantly refuse, you can substitute spinach for the chard. And if they refuse that, then I can't help! ;) ) But I find masking it in a delicious pasta, topped with some Parmesan, shouldn't garner too many complaints. … [Read more...]

One-Dish Chili Mac

One-Dish Chili Mac Recipe on

Wanna know what your new family favorite recipe is going to be? Not only to make, but to eat too! This chili cooks all in the same pot...and if you toss in some chopped up carrots and/or spinach, it could be a complete meal in the one-dish. Talk about a winner! Our family loves this Chili Mac and I'm working on a slow cooker edition for it too...stay tuned... Oh, … [Read more...]

Moroccan Beef Stew ~ New 31 Days of Freezer Friendly Recipe!

Moroccan Beef Stew

It's time to kick the flavor up a couple notches in your next stew. This is a really interesting stew with a whole lot going on in the flavor department. You have the beef with the chickpeas...that soak up the cumin and cinnamon flavors. Then there's the sweetness from the golden raisins and the salt-y zip from the kalamata olives. This stew is seriously a party on your … [Read more...]

Tater Tot Shepherd’s Pie ~ NEW 31 Days of Freezer Cooking Recipe!

Lazy Mom's Shepherd's Pie

It's often joked in the mom circles that you lose brain cells with each kid you have. So I wonder if that means that I've have 4x less than I had before the little dudes showed up. And I wonder if I get an 'all-boy-handicap' of sorts. Because oh-my-holy-guacamole...they make me crazy sometimes. For the most part I'm used to their level of busy-ness and movement, but … [Read more...]

31 Days of Freezer Cooking Recipes: Beef & Butternut Squash Stew

Dutch Oven Beef Stew with Butternut Squash from

Ever since starting this little food blog a few years back, I've been on a mission. Not only to help people to spend less $$ on groceries, but also to help you learn to love new meals and try new foods (maybe that you were afraid to buy because you didn't know what to do with them). Butternut squash is one of those items that people are afraid to buy because they don't want it … [Read more...]