Whether you need easy fix-and-forget meal ideas for those busy summer months or you want a warm and cozy meal waiting for you when you get home from work in the winter, this list has every Crock Pot recipe you could ever want. From beef to chicken, vegetarian to delicious desserts–I’ve searched my favorite blogs, Pinterest and the web to find tasty, easy recipes that are great year-round. So pin it, bookmark it, but whatever you do, don’t lose it!
Graduation parties, Father’s Day, Memorial Day, family potlucks…it’s that time a year again! Time to bring a dish to a celebration. If you’re on for a dessert this year, you definitely want to try Milky Way Cream Cheese Brownies. They are a gooey hot mess of everything you love. If you can make brownies from a box, you can make this. Here’s what you need:
1 family size box brownie mix plus ingredients on package (19.5 oz)
15 fun size Milky Way bars, chopped
1 pkg. cream cheese softened (8 oz.)
1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 egg yolk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Cooking fish can be intimidating at first. Starting out with an easy recipe makes all the difference. Cilantro Lemon Pepper Salmon was one of the first fish recipes I tried and it turned out perfectly the first time and the best part–my kids love it too. I hope you have the same luck!
4-4 oz. salmon fillets
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. butter
1 Tbsp. Mrs. Dash Lemon Pepper seasoning
1 tsp. minced garlic
1/2 c. fresh cilantro, chopped
salt to taste
1. Melt the olive oil and butter over medium heat in a saute pan. When it has melted, place the salmon in the pan.
2. Cover the salmon with the garlic, lemon pepper seasoning, cilantro and salt. Pour the water around the fillets and cover the saute pan with a lid.
3. Reduce heat to low and cook for 10-12 minutes, until fish flakes with a fork. Serve over rice.
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Rice Krispie Treat Bird Nests are an Easter favorite in our house. I shared this recipe last year and so many people loved it that I had to post it again! This is a great treat to make with kids, especially over spring break. (For the full tutorial, click here).
3 Tbsp. butter
5 1/2 c. mini marshmallows
6 c. Rice Krispies cereal
Reese’s Peanut Butter eggs
1. Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat. Stir in marshmallows and stir until melted. Remove from heat and stir in Rice Krispies.
2. Butter the bottom of a muffin tin. When the Rice Krispie treat mix is cool enough to touch, spoon it into the cupcake tin and press down the center, shaping it into a nest. Allow to cool completely.
3. Place 2-3 Reese’s Peanut Butter eggs in each nest.
4. Spoon the nests out of the muffin tin and they’re ready to serve!
What’s your favorite Easter treat to make?
Easter is Sunday! Are you getting together with family or going to a church potluck? If you’re looking for a great Easter recipe, check out these 10 delicious Easter treats! (Links below pictures).
My husband and I are eating a lot healthier these days. We not only want to set a good example for our kids, but we also want to have a ton of energy and be able to enjoy them while they’re young. We still eat our homestyle favorites, just not nearly as much. And I’m having fun trying leaner versions of my favorites which I’ll be sharing with you in the weeks to come.
I used to make roasted potatoes with a stick of butter, lots of salt and Parmesan cheese. Not anymore! I’ve cut out the butter, Parmesan and salt and replaced it with olive oil and salt-free Mrs. Dash seasoning. Here’s what I used:
4 med. red potatoes, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. Mrs. Dash Garlic and Herb Seasoning
Toss cut potatoes in olive oil and Mrs. Dash. Spread out in an 8×8 baking dish.
Bake at 400 degrees for 50-60 minutes, stirring once halfway through.
Let cool for 5 minutes and serve!
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One of my New Year’s resolutions was to eat more vegetables. I have never been good about that but I really want to be. So I’ve been playing around with recipes and seasonings a lot lately to liven up my veggies without smothering them in butter and cheese.
This roasted broccoli and walnuts recipe is one of my favorites! It’s full of flavor, fiber, protein and healthy fats. Try it and let me know what you think.
1 (12 oz.) bag frozen broccoli cuts
1 c. chopped walnuts
1/2 c. olive oil
1 Tbsp. Zesty Italian seasoning (for a salt-free version, try 1 Tbsp. Mrs. Dash Garlic and Herb)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, toss broccoli, walnuts, olive oil and seasoning until coated.
Spread out in a single layer on a baking sheet.
Bake for 15 minutes.
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Every once in a while, I just need something different, how about you? Baked Ranch Meatballs are perfect for when you want a recipe that’s a little zesty, but classic enough for the eaters in the family who don’t like a lot of change. You can serve them over spaghetti sauce or you can what I did–toss your cooked spaghetti in olive oil, 1 tsp. dried basil and 1 tsp. minced garlic!
1 lb. ground beef
1 egg, beaten
2/3 c. milk
1/2 c. bread crumbs
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 packet dry ranch seasoning
1 tsp. salt
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Form into meatballs and place on an ungreased baking sheet about 1″ apart.
Bake at 425 degrees for 12-15 minutes until meatballs are no longer pink in the center.
Serve over spaghetti (mixed with spaghetti sauce or tossed with 2 Tbsp olive oil, 1 tsp. basil and 1 tsp. minced garlic) and top with Parmesan cheese.
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Baked Italian Parmesan Sliced Potatoes are an easy side dish that go great with everything from steak to fish. These even make a great snack. Making them is simple–throw all of the ingredients in a bag, shake together and bake!
6 potatoes, sliced
1/4 c. olive oil
1 packet Zesty Italian seasoning
2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
5 pieces of bacon, cooked and chopped
salt to taste
Slice potatoes to 1/4″ to 1/2″ thickness. (You can slice them again in half like I did or leave them as is.)
Put potatoes, Zesty Italian seasoning, olive oil, and bacon in a gallon Ziploc bag and shake until potatoes are coated.
Spread out in a single layer on a baking sheet and top with Parmesan cheese and sprinkle with salt.
Bake at 450 degrees for 17 minutes until golden brown.
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Has snow hit your area? We were hit with about 10 inches of snow on Monday and for Western Kentucky that’s A LOT. School has been out all week so we’ve made the most of it by playing outside and making snow cream! This is our recipe. Got a different one? Tell us in the comments below!