Dinner

Thanksgiving Dinner Casserole

Thanksgiving Dinner Casserole

I really wanted to name this one something like “All-The-Flavors-Of-Thanksgiving-In-One-Bite Freezer Meal”, but that seemed like quite a mouthful (pun intended).  So let’s just go with, “Thanksgiving Dinner Casserole”, shall we? This is a very easy dish to put together, and it uses all of […]

Chicken Freezer Meal Mini Session – An Introduction to Freezer Meals!

Chicken Freezer Meal Mini Session – An Introduction to Freezer Meals!

Thanksgiving is nearly upon us, and the grocery deals right now are simply stellar!  This is one of my favorite times of year for grocery sales, because so many items go on sale for rock-bottom prices in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday here in the […]

Thanksgiving 2017 Grocery Deals

Thanksgiving 2017 Grocery Deals

It’s time for the Thanksgiving grocery deals to start up again!  I used to maintain a “Best Of” list for all the best prices on Thanksgiving meal grocery items for a popular deal website.  Unfortunately that website is no longer, but I think the need […]

Freezer Staples: Easy Smokey Pulled Pork

Freezer Staples: Easy Smokey Pulled Pork

Do you love smoked meats?!?  I love the deep, rich, earthy flavor that smoking lends.  I have relatives and neighbors who have turned this science into a delicate art. Sadly, I, on the other hand, do not have any meat-smoking genes in my body.  I […]

Mexican Pulled Pork (Carnitas) – Slow Cooker or Pressure Cooker

Mexican Pulled Pork (Carnitas) – Slow Cooker or Pressure Cooker

I love a good kitchen multitasker! I follow Alton Brown’s motto in my kitchen: “No unitaskers allowed!” If an appliance or tool can’t be used for at least two different jobs, then it has no place taking up space in my kitchen. I just don’t […]

Bruschetta Chicken Bake

Bruschetta Chicken Bake

This Bruschetta Chicken Bake is an homage to the great classic Bruschetta Chicken, but in an easy-to-make and easy-to-freeze casserole!  There’s a pretty lively debate as to whether you pronounce it like “brush” or like “brusk”, but I promise you there will be no debate […]

Baked Sausage & Cheese Rigatoni

Baked Sausage & Cheese Rigatoni

My life hurts, people.  Seriously. I was up late last night finishing a job that was due and then couldn’t get to sleep.  I was tossing and turning all night. This morning I got up at the crack of “it’s-way-too-freakin’-early-to-be-awake” to drive middle school carpool. […]

Freezer Staples: Grilled Chicken

Freezer Staples: Grilled Chicken

Up until this week, we’ve been having a bit of a heat wave where I live.  Which is sort of normal, in a strange way, because we have weird weather around here.  Like 90 degrees one day and 50 the next.  Or having the sun […]

Chicken Alfredo Bake

Chicken Alfredo Bake

Freezer Meal: Chicken Alfredo Bake This one is for my sister. Who called me one night asking if I possibly had a chicken alfredo recipe I could share with her because she and her family were loving the alfredo bake from Costco, but they were […]

Sesame Orange Chicken

Sesame Orange Chicken

Just a quick dish for you today.  This is my Sesame Orange Chicken, or as my 5-yr-old calls it, “Orange Says Me Chicken”! It’s a fast “dump-and-freeze” meal with very little prep.  And it cooks all day in the slow cooker, so it is basically […]

Lemonade Chicken

Lemonade Chicken

In my family we have a pretty wide range of culinary abilities, and our “family recipes” tend to reflect that.  We have some family recipes that are winners, and some that fall a little short of the mark. It’s not always the recipe’s fault. Take […]

Pizza Puff Pockets

Pizza Puff Pockets

So, I may, or may not, be on a puff pastry kick here.  I know that admitting it is half the battle, but I’m not sure I’m ready to do that yet.  So until then, you may just have to read through a few posts […]