Posts Tagged ‘main dish’

Chipotle Pulled Pork Enchiladas

posted by Andrea | 05/2/2019 | 8 comments

If you’re looking for a fantastic make ahead freezer meal to add to your weekly meal plans, give these Chipotle Pulled Pork Enchiladas a try. 

I make several dozen at a time and freeze the rest for a quick week-night meal that EVERYONE in our family enjoys!

Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos

posted by Andrea | 02/19/2019 | 12 comments

Today’s recipe for Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos is one of those yummy meals that tastes just as good for leftovers as it does fresh-from-the-oven, which is probably why I make it at least once or twice a month!

It is a vegetarian dish — but you could easily add cooked ground beef or cooked shredded chicken if you want some meat. However, with the black beans and mushrooms (and cheese), our family doesn’t even miss the meat.

Cheesy Chicken Ranch Wraps

posted by Andrea | 07/5/2018 | 14 comments

If you’re looking for a ridiculously simple, make-ahead, no-bake meal (or snack) for hot summer days, these Cheesy Chicken Ranch Wraps are what you want (say that 5 times fast!)

Chicken Broccoli “Rice” Casserole (from-scratch with loads of veggies)

posted by Andrea | 05/23/2018 | 20 comments

Our family LOVES Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole — and I’ve made several changes and tweaks to my recipe over the past 5 years since I originally shared my recipe.

If you’re looking for a more nutritious, veggie-loaded, completely from-scratch, yet still VERY simple alternative to this family favorite recipe… I’ve got you covered!

Super Easy Fried Rice

posted by Andrea | 05/9/2018 | 17 comments

One of my favorite ways to use leftover rice is to make this super easy homemade fried rice. Of course, if you don’t have leftover rice, you can easily just make your own rice and turn it into fried rice. Either way, the results should be quite tasty!

If you’ve ever been intimidated by making your own fried rice, I hope today’s recipe will give you the guts to give it a try!

10 Minute 5 Ingredient Zucchini Noddles

posted by Andrea | 04/24/2018 | 31 comments

As I mentioned a couple weeks ago, zucchini noodles are FANTASTIC with any of your favorite store bought or homemade marinara, meat, Alfredo, pesto, or cheese sauces.

However, if you’re looking for another very simple, very basic recipe that is slightly different than most traditional pasta recipes, I’m sharing that today! 

Oven-Baked Chili Cheese Dogs For a Crowd

posted by Andrea | 03/14/2018 | 14 comments

Chili dogs are one of those things I can’t eat very often, but every once in a while, they REALLY hit the spot!

Thankfully my recipe is SUPER simple, and one you can easily make ahead if you want to feed a crowd!

Easy One-Skillet Mexican Rice Casserole

posted by Andrea | 01/24/2018 | 10 comments

I’m back with another frugal, family-friendly Mexican meal our whole family loves.

I can have this meal on the table in roughly 15-20 minutes. And like most of my recipes, it freezes well too!

Grilled Cheese for a Crowd

posted by Andrea | 10/9/2017 | 17 comments

If you are looking for a super quick weeknight meal, a fun appetizer for an upcoming party, or just a really easy way to make grilled cheese for a crowd, this recipe should work well for you!

It’s so soft, cheesy, gooey, and delicious — not to mention it takes less than 30 minutes from the time I pull the ingredients out of the fridge until food is on the table! 

Pizza Stuffed Shells

posted by Andrea | 09/22/2017 | 11 comments

Pizza and pasta are 2 of our kids’ most favorite foods — so any time I can combine the ingredients from pizza and pasta, I know it will be a huge hit!

Today’s recipe for pizza stuffed shells is very basic, very tasty, and super easy to make ahead or freeze. It’s such a great weeknight meal when you just want to shove something in the oven and eat 20-30 minutes later! 

Fiesta Chicken Salad

posted by Andrea | 09/13/2017 | 16 comments

I know the summer is quickly winding down, but with fresh produce still readily available… there’s still time to enjoy those delicious farm-fresh veggies (and yummy grilled chicken) in this fantastic Fiesta Chicken Salad! 

It’s one of those salads that has more “stuff” than lettuce — so it’s a real crowd-pleaser with TONS of color, flavor, and texture!

Chicken, Zucchini, and Corn Pasta Bake

posted by Andrea | 08/9/2017 | 6 comments

It’s August — which means “zucchini season” is here!

Today’s recipe is such a quick and easy meal to whip up — I can literally have it in the oven within 15-20 minutes. It’s a great way to use up some of those delicious late-summer veggies in a comfort food sort of dish the whole family will enjoy.

Easy Cheesy Pesto Chicken

posted by Andrea | 06/13/2017 | 25 comments

I’m always a fan of recipes where the most time-consuming part is preheating the oven — so of course, this super easy, cheesy pesto chicken was a winner for me.

Thankfully the whole family loved it — even Simon who initially wasn’t so sure about the green sauce 🙂

Easy Make-it-Your-Way Chicken Salad

posted by Andrea | 05/24/2017 | 21 comments

One of my most favorite lunch options is chicken salad. It’s just so delicious — and it can easily be made with various ingredients I have on-hand.

Today, along with sharing my own personal favorite recipe for chicken salad, I’m also sharing some basic guidelines for making chicken salad — which will hopefully enable you to find your own “perfect” recipe!

Chicken Spaghetti

posted by Andrea | 05/4/2017 | 19 comments

A few weeks ago, I had a craving for chicken spaghetti. I searched Pinterest, mashed a few recipes together, and substituted with the ingredients I had in my house… in my opinion, the results were a pretty solid success!

If you’d love another quick and easy recipe to add to your weeknight roundup, give this one a try!

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes With Ham

posted by Andrea | 01/26/2017 | 11 comments

One of the things I love most about scalloped potatoes is that it’s a delicious MAKE-AHEAD side dish that can instantly be transformed into a MAKE-AHEAD main dish with the addition of some chopped ham!

If you’re looking for a hearty winter meal (or yummy potato side dish) this is the recipe for you!

50+ Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas

posted by Andrea | 11/23/2016 | 6 comments

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!

Taco Casserole {Kids in the Kitchen}

posted by Andrea | 09/28/2016 | 14 comments

Taco casserole is one of my favorite quick-meal options for busy weeknights, and the kids love that they can help.

Since I usually have taco meat ready to go in the freezer, I can easily have this entire meal ready for the oven in less than 10 minutes — which means I can have dinner on the table in 30 minutes!