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Chili might be my all time favorite thing to ‘double batch’ and freeze. I’ve not met a chili that I didn’t like, or that I couldn’t freeze. Below are a few of my favorite chili recipes, with all kinds of twists and (not-so) secret ingredients… Chili with Cornbread Waffles (pictured above) Slow Cooker Chili with […]
Yes, you can freeze Ratatouille. You can. Really, you can. A friend on Facebook shared the other day… Throwing together a quick dinner at the last minute when one kid is eating only soft stuff due to new braces, another kid is a vegetarian, and the third kid is avoiding dairy, and I left my […]
Yes, another enchilada recipe. (In case you missed it, here are the Chicken & Spinach Enchiladas.) Here’s what I dig about enchilada recipes. They are so delicious and so easy to put together…but they do take a little bit of time with the rolling and snuggling of the enchiladas in the baking dish. For this […]
There is something so comforting about casseroles. The taste. The ease of creating. The yummy smells as it’s baking. Also, I feel like I’m living in a different era when I throw one together. And, of course, casseroles are usually super adaptable for what you have on hand in your fridge, freezer, and pantry! PLUS…most […]
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All the flavors of fall in a dinner dish. That’s this rice pilaf! When making this, I used 1/2 cup of wild rice because I have some in the pantry and I’m trying to use it up! You could use all brown rice or even all wild rice if you have some. Wild rice is […]
The pumpkin insanity continues. From my Spiced Pumpkin Latte to my beloved Pumpkin Pie French Toast…we are adding this to list of Erin’s best pumpkin recipes. Y’all. Holy Pumpkin-Moly. Y’ALL. Seriously. You have to make these. If you’re part of our $5 Meal Plan, you’ll be trying these soon. And it’s going to be REALLY […]
No need to buy the cans of sloppy joe mix (with funky ingredients), when you can make it yourself with spices that you probably already have in the pantry, plus a can of tomato sauce…give it whirl and let me know what you think! (As always, add spices to taste and salt and pepper to […]
I love quinoa as it is inexpensive, easy to prepare, and full of great protein and nutrients since it’s a whole grain (as well as gluten free). It can be used in recipes for all meals including breakfast! Take a look at some of my favorite Quinoa recipes… Make Ahead Pumpkin Breakfast Quinoa (pictured above) […]
Have you ever made your own alfredo sauce?! If not, I implore you. Challenge you. Demand you. (hehe!) No, I really think you should try it! I love playing with homemade white sauces, and in this case an alfredo sauce with veggies. Creamy, cheesy, salty and delicious over pasta! For this alfredo sauce, I decided to […]