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Easy Shredded Meat and Corn Enchilada Bake

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 those Continue Reading →

Perfect Slow Cooker Pot Roast

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 in Continue Reading →

15 Weeknight One Skillet Meals

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 a Continue Reading →

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

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 don't Continue Reading →

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

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 on Continue Reading →

Slow Cooker Honey Teriyaki Meatballs

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 of Continue Reading →

15 Burrito Recipes – because you can never have enough Mexican food in your life!

I'm in love with all things Mexican, especially in the summer when there are so many amazing vegetables to stick in and on top of tacos, burritos, nachos, and Mexi casseroles. I thought I'd share the love today with 15 amazing burrito recipes that are sure to please. Top with that delicious blender salsa I posted on Monday and life will be grand. Have a great day friends! Dinner is served. 1. Southwestern Crunchy Burritos from Happy Food Healthy Life 2. Chipotle Shrimp Burritos from FoodieCrush 3. Slow Cooker Chile Colorado Smothered Burritos from The Recipe Critic 4. Chicken Fajita Breakfast Burritos from Buns In My Continue Reading →

Peperoncini Beef Sandwiches

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. Enter: my Continue Reading →

The Ultimate Fajita Burger in honor of #burgerweek

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 better Continue Reading →

Steak Tostadas

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 Carnitas Meat in the Crockpot

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 foods Continue Reading →


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.

Steak and Mushroom Marinara

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 lunch break, Continue Reading →

Homemade Sloppy Joes

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 sandwich! Continue Reading →

Dutch Oven Wild Game Chili

People in my neck of the woods hunt. They hunt a lot. Some hunt for sport (which I'm not a fan of), but many hunt to feed their families. Right before hunting season in the fall, people clean out their freezers. I was gifted lots and lots of elk. Elk burger, elk steak, and elk cube steak. I love elk. It's delicious, lean, and you can't get more organic than wild elk! No elk on hand? Deer, caribou, or just plain beef would work well too. Any dutch oven or oven safe pot will do. Mine happens to be cast iron which Continue Reading →