Posts Tagged ‘main dish’
While I’m not trying to rush my most favorite holiday away, I also know that by tomorrow evening, some of you might be stranded in your kitchen with piles and piles of delicious Thanksgiving leftovers — and no desire to spend hours in the kitchen dealing with them all.
Today, I’m sharing a bunch of simple recipes and ideas I use to repurpose our Thanksgiving leftovers!
A couple weeks ago, I asked for recommendations on a really good chicken lasagna recipe via my Facebook page — and I got a whole bunch!
So since I obviously wasn’t going to make multiple different lasagnas just for Dave and myself, I took pieces of the different recipes (using the ingredients I had on hand) to try a brand new recipe. The results were so delicious — even Nora gobbled it up!
Dave and I love casseroles — especially in the cooler fall and winter months when warm leftovers for lunch the next day really hit the spot!
Today, I’m sharing a super simple casserole recipe — AND a casserole-making tip I use regularly to reduce the number of dirty dishes I need to wash and reduce the amount of time it takes me to get dinner on the table. Win, win!
I’ve been on a “quiche kick” lately and have tried out multiple different recipes. One thing I’ve noticed is that although I love pie crust on pies, I apparently don’t love them with quiche!
In the past, I’ve made quiche using crescent roll dough. Last week, I tried something new — hash browns as the crust!
Dave and I are huge potato fans — and since potatoes are one of the very few things Nora will actually eat, we eat potatoes A LOT. Nora’s favorite is mashed potatoes, but Dave and I are pretty big on baked potatoes — specifically loaded baked potatoes.
Today, I’m sharing a bunch of different ways to bake potatoes, our favorite potato toppings, and how we use baked potato leftovers.
I originally posted this recipe over two years ago, but since it’s one of our favorite quick lunch “recipes” — perfect for busy summer afternoons — I figured I should share it again for those of you who might not have been reading my blog two years ago!
I will often whip up 15-30 burritos at a time so we always have a supply in our freezer for days when we don’t feel like a sandwich or leftovers.
I’ve alway been intimidated with the thought of making fish at home, until I found this super simple recipe. After a few adjustments and about 10 minutes in the kitchen, I had dinner ready to go in the oven… and it was fabulous!
If you’d like to try making fish at home — or even if you’re just looking for a new fish recipe, give this one a try… I think you’ll like it!
I love marinating meat for the grill but I hate that it often requires a full 24 hours of advance preparation. So about a month ago, I tried a 2-hour marinade — and we were so impressed that I made it again the next week (with a few of my personal adjustments).
I’ve used this marinade a handful of times with fabulous results each time, and I just LOVE that you can whip it up later in the day and still have great-tasting, juicy meat in time for dinner.
If you’re looking for a recipe that’s easy, that can be individually customized for each person in your family, that your kids will want to help with, that only requires washing a muffin tin, and that allows you to have dinner on the table in about 25 minutes, you’ve come to the right place.
Keep reading for my super simple, super delicious muffin tin pizza recipe!
I’ve posted a bunch of pasta recipes already — but was surprised I hadn’t posted this recipe for Savory Sausage Pasta Bake. It was one of my all-time favorite recipes growing up — and although I’ve adapted it a bit from my mom’s recipe, it’s still one of our favorite weeknight meals.
If you’re a big pasta lover (and don’t like to spend all day preparing for dinner), you’ll definitely want to save this recipe!
I realize you might be thinking that Scrambled Egg Pizza sounds really… interesting (to put it nicely). But I promise that if you love eggs, you’ll LOVE this recipe.
As with all my recipes, you can mix and match ingredients to fit your family’s taste buds… and it’s actually a very frugal breakfast or dinner.
I’ve mentioned (just a few times) that Dave and I really love pasta! So for as much as I love pasta, you might be shocked to know that I’ve NEVER made homemade meatballs… that is, until now.
Today I’m sharing an extremely simple homemade meatball recipe that you can eat tonight…. or freeze for later!
One of my favorite comfort foods is pasta — any type of pasta, any type of sauce. I love pasta! It doesn’t hurt that almost all pasta dishes are simple to prepare, made with frugal ingredients that I almost always have on hand, and they freeze well!
Today, I’m sharing a new favorite pasta recipe and a super simple tip for stuffing pasta shells.
It’s no secret that I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE pumpkin. I’ll try pretty much any food made with pumpkin, and there’s a fairly good chance that I’ll like it.
However, since our kitchen isn’t ready for cooking or baking just yet, I figured I’d share a bunch of delicious pumpkin recipes from around the web… all in one nice, organized spot for you
Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwiches are one of my favorite summer lunches… and Dave likes anything with bacon so he’s usually game for a crunchy BLT at least once a week.
However, if you’ve never tried your BLT with peanut butter, you’ll want to keep reading. I’m sharing my favorite way to prepare this delicious sandwich!
A few weeks ago, I tried one of our favorite recipes, Sweet n’ Sour Pork, in the slow cooker. I used exactly the same ingredients as I normally do, but instead of cooking it for 3 hours in the oven, I cooked it for 6 hours on low in the slow cooker.
It was absolutely delicious!
The other day, Dave and I were both in the mood for pasta. However, while our kitchen is under renovation, I have no oven and no stove top.
After searching around the internet, I came up with a delicious slow cooker recipe that doesn’t even require boiled noodles. It’s a delicious “remake” of our favorite pizza pasta dish!
The other night, I was in a pinch because our plans changed at the last minute and I didn’t have dinner ready. My first reaction was just to make sandwiches or a frozen pizza, but then I remembered I had chicken and several boxes of frozen veggies.
Within minuets I whipped up this super simple and extremely delicious semi-homemade Chicken Teriyaki. It was a hit!
Creamy chicken packets were one of my favorite weeknight meals growing up — mainly because I loved anything with chicken, but also because I absolutely LOVE crescent roll dough.
I got this recipe from my mom, but she got it from a school cookbook… so you know it has to be quick, easy, and something real families will eat!