Category Archives: Main Dishes: Beef, Pork & Lamb

Ultimate Pulled Pork Sandwiches are perfect for anyone who is on Team Simple for their party food. You can make almost all of the elements in advance! There are few things more tasty than a perfect pulled pork sandwich. We make these all of the time because they are just so good. If you ask me, this is the ultimate party food because everyone loves it, you can make 90% of the elements for the sandwich ahead of time, and it’s an easy dish to feed a crowd. I know that turkey and ham might be all the rage this Continue Reading →

The Ultimate Pulled Pork Sandwich

Shredded Meat and Corn Enchilada Bake

This Shredded Meat and Corn Enchilada Bake comes together quickly when you use leftover shredded meat and extra homemade green enchilada sauce. I love cooking a big batch of meat in the slow cooker, pulling it apart while it’s warm and tender, and then using the meat throughout the week. Cook once and eat on it all week is my kind of meal prep! This recipe is just perfect for any kind of meat that you have already shredded and in the fridge. You can use shredded beef, pork, chicken, or even lamb. You can’t really go wrong with any of Continue Reading →

Easy Shredded Meat and Corn Enchilada Bake

This Slow Cooker Pot Roast recipe is a keeper – it is full of flavor, the meat is fork-tender, and the vegetables are perfectly cooked. Truth be told, I have not made a lot of pot roasts in my life. I have tried making my fair share of pot roast recipes, but I’m always disappointed when the meat is a little dry, the veggies are overcooked and mushy, or when the flavor is just kind of “meh.” I gave up on most things post roast a few years ago. I’d rather turn a roast into some kind of pulled meat Continue Reading →

Perfect Slow Cooker Pot Roast

One-Pot Sausage, Rice, and Peas is an easy main dish that the whole family will love, and can be on your table in under 30 minutes. I’m working extra hard this fall on making you all kinds of one-pot, easy, family-friendly meals, and this One-Pot Sausage, Rice, and Peas Dinner has been one of our favorites! My friend Mary Younkin from the blog Barefeet in the Kitchen released a new cookbook a few weeks ago and this recipe is from it. The book is The Weeknight Dinner Cookbook: Simple Family-Friendly Recipes for Everyday Home Cooking. Doesn’t that sound like my kind Continue Reading →

One-Pot Sausage, Rice, and Peas Dinner

15 One Skillet Dinners

Get on the one skillet meals bandwagon! You’ll cut back on dishes and save yourself time! My love of simple, delicious, family friendly one skillet meals knows no end; I love them as much as I love one-pot meals, which is really saying something. If you haven’t gotten on the one skillet meal wagon yet, I’m sharing a few recipes today that will point you in the right direction. Here are a few reasons why using one skillet to cook the whole meal/dish is awesome: When you cook up the meat and then add some kind of liquid to make Continue Reading →

15 Weeknight One Skillet Meals

Easiest. Recipe. Ever. These flatbread pizzas are perfect to make for a quick lunch, easy dinner, and everything in between. I slice them into short strips once they come out of the oven, and everyone loves the little pizza slices. This is a great meal to get your kids to help with, or to put them in charge of completely if they are working on gaining some independence in the kitchen. This recipe is also a great way to use up odds and ends of vegetables hanging out in the fridge. I get a package of twelve flatbread from Costco; I’ll Continue Reading →

Quick and Easy Flatbread Pizzas

I feel like salads are like smoothies. You can make a million and one different combinations, but it’s so easy to get into a rut and make the same one over and over again. I’m here today with a gorgeous, colorful, healthy salad recipe to get you out of your salad rut and to get you excited for dinner (or lunch!) I was going for a whole rainbow of colors, and it turned out just perfect. There’s a phrase that bounces around the internet that goes something like “eat the rainbow,” and I’ve always really liked it. I think if Continue Reading →

Rainbow Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing

It’s no secret that I love a simple easy egg bake. I make some kind of egg bake or quiche about once a week or every other week and I just don’t get tired of them. They are really easy meatless (or nearly meat-free) dinner options that the whole family loves. I love that I always have eggs on hand (thank you backyard chickens), that I can sneak vegetables in to dinner, and that it reheats really well. I’ll often make a double batch and eat the second half for quick breakfasts the rest of the week. Few things are Continue Reading →

Easy Vegetable and Cheese Egg Bake

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by GOOD THiNS through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about GOOD THiNS, all opinions are my own. I’ve been working on prepping meals/ingredients/lunches/stuff for the freezer more and more lately and it has been such an awesome thing to have done and ready to use! I even had the chance to teach a meal planning/food prep class to over 30 women this past month and I loved it. I’m getting into a great groove and having more food conveniently ready in the fridge is a game changer. What Continue Reading →

8 Wholesome Lunch-Box Ideas for Adults or Kids

I have made “pulled ________” no less than a million times in the crock pot. I have thrown in everything from pork and lamb, to beef and elk, and I love it every single time. This is one of my all-time favorite ways to cook a chunk of meat. It takes no skill and very little hands-on time, and it comes out perfect every single time. I have done a ton of reading in preparation for writing this because I swear that I’m the only one cooking hunks of meat in the slow cooker without adding much more than some salt and pepper. I Continue Reading →

How to make any pulled meat in the slow cooker (beef, pork, lamb, and more)

Today is the day! The book I’ve been writing, testing, and getting ready for you since last September is LIVE! Get all the details here. I started this massive project of learning about and creating the very best healthy freezer to slow cooker recipes last September. I had a big prep day with my sister and my freezer was full. I started eating my way through each recipe and trying them again and again. Little did I know that in October, my 4 oldest kids would be misdiagnosed and we’d be horribly ill for 6 full weeks. Raising littles and getting dinner Continue Reading →

14 Healthy Freezer to Slow Cooker Recipes (NO cooking on prep day!)

Breakfast for dinner is such a great option, but truth be told, if I try to pass pancakes, waffles, or french toast off as dinner my kids give me the side-eye. I guess I’ve set them up for too high of dinner expectations because they don’t consider “breakfast foods” to be legitimate dinner fare. The few times I tried to tell them that cold cereal was dinner I had a full riot on my hand. There were literal tears being shed for my lack of a proper dinner. What’s wrong with them?! Who doesn’t love pancakes for dinner? That being said, Continue Reading →

Healthy Roasted Sweet Potato Breakfast Burritos

South of the Border Cheesy Bacon Quiche is just the dish that you need in your meal plan this coming week. I love making egg heavy dishes because owning backyard chickens means I always have eggs on hand and because they are delicious. Quiche used to really scare me and I would often make egg bakes (same idea just without a crust) because pie crust! Just thinking about making a pie crust sent shivers down my spine. I have attempted so many different pie crusts it’s not even funny. They always turn out weird. I need a pie crust cooking Continue Reading →

South of the Border Cheesy Bacon Quiche

This pasta. THIS pasta! Sometimes I spend a lot of time and resources making a meal and it bombs. SO disappointing. Other times the amount of work I put in is pretty equal to the enjoyment. Then there’s that rare occasion that I throw something together and it’s a huge hit. It always feels a bit like I cheated because I didn’t do much but I get a lot out of it (like kids who don’t fuss the entire dinner, that’s always a great thing). This 30 Minute Simple Roasted Tomato and Sausage Pasta is one of those meals that kind Continue Reading →

30 Minute Simple Roasted Tomato and Sausage Pasta

When I was a kid, there was one thing that my dad was really good at making: omelets! He had a special little pan he’d use and we’d enjoy made-to-order omelets occasionally on weekends. Omelet-making is a skill that I have never mastered but they have a flavor that I love. So instead of making a bunch of individual omelets, I like to throw all of that goodness in a baking dish and just stick it in an oven. Today’s recipe for an easy Baked Denver Omelet is one of my favorites! It’s simple, full of ham which my kids Continue Reading →

Baked Denver Omelet

When I was growing up, my mom bought spaghetti sauce in a jar and that was fine, but I would  beg her to let me “doctor it up.” I would sauté all kinds of things like mushrooms, peppers, carrots, and onion, then add the jarred sauce, extra seasonings, and a can of diced tomatoes. Just a few little changes made all the difference to that store-bought sauce, and I loved making the change. Now that I’m cooking on my own, I’ve realized that making pasta sauce from scratch doesn’t take much more effort than “doctoring” that jarred stuff. The idea is the same, Continue Reading →

Spinach and Mushroom Marinara with (or without) Meatballs

A warm, filling, and healthy dinner that can be on the table in about 30 minutes is my kind of meal. If you love all things Mexican like we do, then this will really be a hit with your family. Healthy Whole Grain Tamale Pie is one of my favorite comfort foods from my childhood, and I know it will become a quick favorite in your house too. My beautiful mom made a simple version of this whole grain tamale pie using a Jiffy cornbread mix and a can of chili. I’ve recreated this favorite with a homemade whole grain (and Continue Reading →

Healthy Whole Grain Tamale Pie

Healthy Slow Cooker Bean and Sausage Soup with Spinach is something to get excited about this fine Monday morning! A 1 2/3 cup serving has 230 calories, 3 grams of fat, 20 grams of protein, and 5 grams of fiber! That is awesome! Between the beans and the spinach, I’m sure it has a lot of iron and other vitamins and minerals too. I love this soup! America’s Test Kitchen has a new cookbook out: The Healthy Slow Cooker Revolution, and it is definitely something to get excited about! I’m giving away a copy to two winners today, so keep reading. Continue Reading →

Healthy Slow Cooker Bean and Sausage Soup with Spinach

Slow Cooker Honey Teriyaki Meatballs are sweet and savory, without being spicy. And the best part? You get to eat the meatballs with a toothpick. Bed sheets, an old teddy bear robe, and sunglasses… those are the things our annual Nativity reenactment is made of. Every year on Christmas Eve, we gather at Thomas’ parents’ house for a finger food/appetizer dinner, followed by a reading of Luke 2. It’s not just a reading mind you, it’s a full-on family production of the Nativity, costumes included. This tradition is light-hearted and a memory maker, but it still keeps the true spirit Continue Reading →

Slow Cooker Honey Teriyaki Meatballs

One Pot Wonders are dishes that you kind of throw everything in the pot, let it cook, and then it is done! I’ve made the One Pot Wonder Pasta with fresh tomatoes and basil from Barefeet in the Kitchen lots of times (it is awesome!), and we really like it. I thought I would share with you one of our family-favorite “one pot wonders” that is just perfect for this time of year! Farmstand One Pot Wonder is green beans, new potatoes, onions, and ham that are all cooked in one pot. Half way through the cooking time you can place Continue Reading →

Farmstand One Pot Wonder

I have thousands and thousand of pictures on my computer that I have never printed out. THOUSANDS! One of my goals for the year was to make photo books for all the of years 2005 to 2013 as well as a book for our wedding and two trips to Australia. I’ve made a big dent in the project and it has been so much fun. I cannot wait for my kids to see them. I’m going to give them to my family for Christmas and I know they are going to love to look at all of their pictures. The Continue Reading →

Pepperoni Pizza Lasagna Roll-ups

Homemade pizza… there’s nothing better for a Friday night at home if you ask me! My mom’s homemade pizza was famous when I was a kid. I remember once when I was in junior high school I had a classmate over to work on a project (a solar system diorama I do believe). She happened to be around at dinner time and had Mom’s pizza with us. She was so shocked and amazed that people made their own pizza and then she was even more shocked when she tasted it. There’s just no match for homemade pizza! Now that I’m Continue Reading →

Herbed Tomato Bacon Pizza

Emily from One Lovely Life is here sharing a perfect summer sandwich today. I love that this is made in the crockpot! No need to turn on the oven and it practically makes itself. Summer sides are easy too… corn on the cob, quick refrigerator pickles, or watermelon are perfect for this quick and easy meal. Take it away Emily! Summer is here and for some reason, even though school is out, I find that there’s so much life to live that the last thing I want to do some days is think about dinner, or heat up my kitchen. Continue Reading →

Peperoncini Beef Sandwiches

Few things are more delicious in the summer than a perfectly grilled burger. My friends over at NoshOn.It are hosting a whole week of burger recipes from all of your favorite bloggers. #BurgerWeek is going to be epic! I was so excited when they asked me to participate. I decided to put a fun Tex-Mex twist on a traditional burger because I love all things Mexican food. The Ultimate Fajita Burger is all the glory of a cheese burger with my favorite fajita elements. A little spice, some sweet bell peppers, and guacamole make for one killer burger. Everything is Continue Reading →

The Ultimate Fajita Burger in honor of #burgerweek

You guys! It’s already JUNE. How did that happen?! Our weekend was busy at the farmer’s market (I added rhubarb lemonade and raspberry lemonade to the line up this week and they were big hits), planting potatoes and pumpkins in the garden, and other general family work/fun (because work is fun!). A great weekend all together. Now that we’ve had 2 weeks of summer merriment and freedom I’m ready to figure out some kind of schedule. A very loose schedule, but something. I need ideas on chore charts for young kids and I’m thinking about doing some kind of Mom Continue Reading →

Bacon, Chicken, and Sweet Corn Quesadillas

Grilled brown sugar bacon wrapped chicken skewers is a recipe title that pretty much tells it all. But in case you have any questions, let me explain. Wrapping things in bacon is great, except for when it isn’t. Bacon is meant to be crispy and delicious but way too often the wrap-job turns bacon into a chewy and overly flexible piece of salty fat. No thanks! But when you grill bacon, it crisps up nicely and keeps the chicken moist while giving it a just the right amount of bacon flavor. Add just a touch of brown sugar that caramelizes a Continue Reading →

Grilled Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Chicken Skewers

It’s been so quiet around here lately! I thought we should end the work week with a delicious recipe and then I have some explaining to do come Monday. This recipe is one that I shared a year or so ago on another blog, but I thought it was high time it made an appearance here. Easy Ham and Cheese Breakfast Pie is kind of a cross between a quiche (very eggy) and a strata (very bready). My family loved it! You can’t go wrong with eggs, ham, and cheese all piled into one dish. Plus it’s super easy. We Continue Reading →

Easy Ham and Cheese Breakfast Pie

My in-laws own the grocery store here in town. We moved home to this tiny town almost a year ago so that my husband could start working with his dad, build and open a hardware store that is connected to the current grocery store (should be done and open this June!), and to be closer to family. There are a few perks to owning a grocery store and one of my favorites is the gifts that my mother-in-law gives me. For Christmas she gives all of her kids 10-15 cases of whatever they want from the grocery store. I love Continue Reading →

Creamy Chicken and Bacon Pasta

“This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Cooking Light and Real Simple, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #FreshandFab http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV” Country life is a happy one but it isn’t without a few sacrifices. I’ve given up the convenience of restaurants, and I miss having neat places to take the kids once in a while like museums, aquariums, and parks. But do you know what I miss most of all? The library! Libraries are so amazing to me. We have giant buildings where all kinds of knowledge in the form Continue Reading →

Lightened Up Spinach Bacon Quiche

Monday! One of my favorite days of the week indeed. After taking a bit of a break from house work and computer work over the weekend I’m always excited and motivated to get a bunch done on Mondays. And because I’m getting a bunch done I try not to make myself too many more additional messes. That’s where soup comes in. Soup/stews/chilis are my favorite one pot meals to make on a busy Monday night because they don’t make many dishes, I can make them when I have a minute and they are fine to sit on the stove and Continue Reading →

Loaded Nacho Supreme Chili

Hello all! While I’m enjoying the newest (and teeniest) member of our family, I have asked some of my very favorite blogging friends to share some of their absolute favorite posts with you. This is the last post of this type. I’m so grateful for all of the help that my friends have been and we are definitely ending a bang. Carrie over at Bakeaholic Mama is a mac-n-cheese ninja (she has SO many different recipe for it on her blog) and this recipe will not disappoint! Thanks so much for sharing Carrie. Enjoy some Buffalo Chicken Mac-n-Cheese! Hi guys! My name is Carrie Continue Reading →

Buffalo Chicken Mac-n-Cheese from Bakeaholic Mama

Hello all! While I’m enjoying the newest (and teeniest) member of our family, I have asked some of my very favorite blogging friends to share some of their absolute favorite recipes with you. First up is Emily from One Lovely Life. If you are a regular reader you know that I adore Emily. Long before I dreamed of a food blog of my own I was reading hers. One Lovely Life is the very first food blog that I ever followed and she is the one who truly inspired me to start a little blog of my own. Not only Continue Reading →

Pumpkin Buttermilk Pancakes from One Lovely Life

What is it with school-time that seems so busy?! This is my first year sending a little one to school and it already feels so structured and a bit rushed all the time. Call me crazy but I loved the lack of a super set schedule before “the school years” hit. Sure we had a flexible schedule of how our day went, but nothing so rigid and confining. That being said, I need some easy dinner options and these ham and cheese quesadillas totally fit the bill. They are quick, easy, and filling. Plus I can highlight some of the Continue Reading →

Ham and Cheese Quesadillas

Eating Clean isn’t rocket science, it’s planning! If you want to feed your family well but aren’t sure where to start, this is the post for you. I have a whole food approach to eating that the whole family will love, no health food store needed. This meal plan is something that I cycle through. We try to eat by my 80/20 rule (more on that at the bottom of the post) but when I feel like we are getting lazy or have had too many treats and cheat meals (read long weekends, holidays, vacations,and birthday parties) then I’ll stick to Continue Reading →

Eating Clean Meal Plan: Spring/Summer Menu

My mom and I have really bonded over the blog. In the last 18 months or so we have spent tons of time on the phone talking about recipes, craft ideas, working through problems or comments that may have stung a little. She’s definitely my number one blog fan and it means the world to me. She came across a few recipe in her local newspaper and was excited to share them with me. She was on the phone telling me about cornbread, cooked in a waffle iron, with chili on top. Huh?? I’d never even heard of such a Continue Reading →

Cornbread Waffles with Chili – 15 minute dinner

breakfast burritos22

I’m headed up north to Salt Lake City for a SNAP! a blogging conference I’ve been looking forward to since September when I bought my ticket. Who knew that the week before would be so crazy with moving?! While I’m enjoying myself, taking a break from unpacking, and am busy learning more about the technical side of blogging, you enjoy these tasty breakfast burritos that I’m sharing over at I Heart Nap Time today.  They are oh, so easy and we love them!  

Breakfast Burritos and SNAP

BBQ pork quesadillas with words

After fighting a bug in our house for the last few days I thought it appropriate to bust out a recipe that I’ve shared on another site, but don’t have in my own archives yet. I shared this little gem on I heart nap time in January and thought it time to get it on here too. If this is a repeater for you then forgive me, and if it’s new, enjoy! BBQ Pork Quesadillas are tender meat swimming in BBQ sauce is paired with melty cheese in between two tortillas. Throw on some chopped pickles and you are really in business. I Continue Reading →

BBQ Pork Quesadillas

Hello you! I mentioned in my Confessions post last week that Lil Luna wasn’t the only fancy blog that I am a contributor for this year. We’ll it’s time to let you all in on the secret. I’m also working with I Heart Nap Time! Many of you know and read Jamielyn’s blog (it’s amazing) and I’m so excited to be a part of it. It’s a really big opportunity for me and I hope that it helps me to grow, grow, grow. It’s so much fun sharing recipes and food love and now I have access to an even Continue Reading →

Pulled BBQ Pork Quesadilla and Thrift Store Finds

steak carnita recipe, tostada recipe, how to make tostada shells

Monday! You all know I love this day of the week. Thomas is gone for the week to teach a training course in the big city. While he’s away I hope to get lots and lots done before we head up to meet him for a few days. The blog is slowly getting whipped into shape, and I plan on making my alone-time this week productive. I’ve manually inputted about 50 recipes so far but have a lot more to go. I would definitely say moving to WordPress has been worth the effort for me though and I’m happy with Continue Reading →

Steak Tostadas

A friend once told me that when she was a child she would go to her grandparents’ house for sleep-overs. The special dinner for the sleep-overs was always homemade tacos with hard corn tortilla shells that her grandma would fry up as a special treat for their special occasion. I loved this story and it’s been in the back of my mind for months. I had never had a homemade hard corn taco shell before and the idea of a grandma frying them up just made them seem perfect and highly desirable to me, so a few weeks ago I Continue Reading →

Homemade Hard Corn Taco Shells

Remember a few weeks ago when I told you all about our love of whole foods (with a healthy outlook on dessert!) and presented you with a two-week Eating Clean challenge? Did any of you make time to do it? Now that Thanksgiving is over but Christmas is still a few weeks away, it’s the perfect time to take the challenge if you haven’t yet. I thought I’d share how the challenge went for me personally. My goal was to lose a little weight. So I ate no sugar and was aware of my portions, on top of the whole Continue Reading →

Steak Carnitas Meat in the Crockpot

I’m feeling super busy and crazy today. We have a ton planned this week, I have a million things I said I’d help out with that need to be done, and we are trying to get ready to leave for Australia NEXT week! Plus I have to have all of the kid’s Halloween costumes done before we leave (costumes of Halloween’s past here). Anyone else on the same crazy-train?! This is a great meal to make on your least busy day and then plan on eating the rest for lunches or a busy week night meal later in the week. Continue Reading →

Cheesy Sausage and Pepper Stromboli

Happy Holiday to you! If you aren’t in the mood for burgers and hot dogs tonight, this might just be up your alley. Throw the meat in the crock pot right now and it will be ready for dinner. Fresh garden tomatoes for the salsa will really put it over the top. Are you hungry yet? We eat Mexican-inspired food at least once a week and then the kids and I gobble up the leftovers for lunch the next day. I never ever get tired of eating things with rice, beans, and salsa. A few months ago I shared all of my Continue Reading →

Slow Cooker Pork Tacos with all the extras

Crazy day with three babies who are sick. Seriously disgusting things going on in this house. No details coming; this is a food post after all.I made these delicious fajitas for Thomas and I to eat and then Thomas didn’t come home for dinner. So now I have wonderful leftover for tomorrow night. I love leftovers.This recipe comes from Closet Cooking and can be found here.Hope you had a great day. Thanks for reading, even when it is a bit of a slacker post like this.

Fajitas

I was 35 weeks pregnant with my third when we moved hours from the town that had been our home for years. All my friends were still in Provo and I missed them terribly. I was so pregnant and tired which meant I didn’t want to get out tons. My husband had just started a new job which meant he was working tons. I’ve never been a TV-watcher, but in the weeks after the move, before the baby came, I found myself watching Hell’s Kitchen on Hulu. It’s a typical reality show with lots of drama, swearing, and tears but Continue Reading →

Sausage Asparagus and Mushroom Risotto

We have some amazing friends that we’ve met since  moving here. They come to help work on the house and they invite us over for dinner, too! The husband is the cook in their family, and he has introduced me to some of my now favorite things. He bestowed the gift of Doobers to me and he also blessed me with the knowledge of Mezzetta’s tamed jalapeno peppers. The jalapenos are the pickled nacho-type but they are are only about a medium on the heat scale. Their flavor is delicious, but the heat is toned down. I like hot things but sometimes Continue Reading →

Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Bacon

Today feels like a Monday. Does it to you? I’m getting lots done, but have so much more to do. Henry fell last night while looking for his toad and hit his head on a sprinkler valve. He was a bloody mess and we had to take him to the Emergency Room. He made it out with 5 stitches above his eyes, a pudding cup, and a blow-up giraffe toy. Thomas held him down while they stitched him up and I cried in the waiting room where I could hear him screaming. It was our first time taking a child Continue Reading →

Cafe Rio Sweet Pork Barbacoa

Homemade pasta sauce with steak, steak and mushroom sauce

I have some great crafting in the making, but until its complete I have another tasty recipe to share. Happy Monday! Emily at One Lovely Life made her version of this recipe a few weeks ago and I’ve been excited to make something similar. Anything that comes out of her kitchen is bound to be delish. And if you missed it, let’s review that cheesecake she made for a guest post here. Now why can’t we eat this for dinner?! The weather has been so strange here in Utah. We were outside on Saturday working on the yard, took a Continue Reading →

Steak and Mushroom Marinara

Now, lest you think I only eat cupcakes and oatmeal cream pies, here is something not so sweet. I have just recently fallen in love with these. They come together in about 15 minutes so I make them on nights I didn’t plan dinner out very well! I honestly make them just to have a reason to eat pickles too. I love pickles. Mom, did we eat Sloppy Joes when I was a kid? I can’t remember eating a Sloppy Joe until I was in college. Weird, huh. This recipe is sweet, salty, and sloppy. I love pickles on this Continue Reading →

Homemade Sloppy Joes

I love bacon. I love it because you get so much flavor for a relatively small amount of money. I buy a pound, cut it into thirds (package and all) and freeze each third individually in a baggie. I used a third of a pound of bacon in this recipe, but I wanted more. I’m calling for a half pound for the recipe, but a full pound never hurt anyone. Your significant other won’t complain if you are a little heavy handed on the bacon either. Now the pasta is “creamed” because the sauce is literally just cream.  It makes things light and wonderful.  You Continue Reading →

Creamed Pasta with Bacon and Vegetables

Lentils. What does that word bring to mind? Your grandma? Strange mushy soup? Food storage? I’m not sure either. I don’t know tons about lentils, but I want to know them and love them. I have prepared them a handful of times and always liked the results. This recipe really won me over though.  Lentils will become a staple. Lentils are part of the legume family. They are third in the family when it comes to the amount of protein they have (falling behind soybeans and hemp, but who eats hemp?) and they have lots of dietary fiber. Another nice thing about Continue Reading →

Spicy Lentils with Sausage