Recipes

I love being in the kitchen, so I will share on this page all my favorite recipes! Enjoy!

Oven Baked BBQ Chicken Drumsticks
This recipe was something different than our usual meals. It was even tasty the next day cold! The guys snacked on it all hours of the day when I put the leftovers in the garage fridge for them! Find the recipe here https://www.soulfullymade.com/oven-baked-bbq-chicken-drumsticks/

No Flour Monster Cookie Bars
These are always a hit where ever I take them. I even like these better than the actual monster cookies! Give them a try! Find the recipe here https://togetherasfamily.com/no-flour-monster-cookie-bars-2/

Chocolate Crinkle Cookie
One of my favorite cookies to have during the holidays. Super easy and your kitchen will smell amazing. Find the recipe here https://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/chocolate_crinkles/

The Best Crockpot BBQ Pulled Chicken
The name speaks the truth here. This was a very easy meal to prepare and it tasted delicious! I made it for the guys to take to the field and I still am getting raves about how good it was from one of them! Fine the recipe here https://princesspinkygirl.com/slow-cooker-pulled-bbq-chicken/

Garlic Butter Oven Baked Tilapia
We don’t usually eat much for fish, so this recipe is a treat for us when I do make it. Again a very easy recipe but the flavor it puts off is incredible. Find the recipe here https://diethood.com/garlic-butter-oven-baked-tilapia/

Stuffed Bell Peppers
My husband isn’t a fan off vegetables unless it’s corn or potatoes, so I wasn’t sure how he would react when I told him we were having these for supper for the first time. Well surprise, he loves them! These are a regular around our house! Find the recipe here https://www.pennypinchinmom.com/easy-stuffed-peppers-recipe/

Taco Seasoning
I have officially stopped buying taco seasoning for over a year now and will never go back to store bought. I love this taco seasoning and the family does too! Find the recipe here http://selfreliancebyjamie.blogspot.com/2011/08/tis-seasonings.html

Tator-Tot Casserole
How many just gagged? This recipe is so delicious, my husband doesn’t care for tator tot casserole, but when I made it this way he devoured way too much of it! I substitute the cheese soup for the fiesta cheese to give it a little kick! Find the recipe here http://lilflowerslynne1.blogspot.com/2011/07/tater-tot-casserole-recipe-share.html?m=1

Garlic Butter Chicken
I came across this recipe and thought hey I will give it a try! It is one of our favorite ways to eat chicken now! Find the recipe here https://www.averiecooks.com/garlic-butter-chicken/

Crisp Cucumber Salsa
Just have breath mint in hand when you are finished with this salsa. It’s delicious and now I need to add these to my grocery list so I can make it this week! Find the recipe here https://www.justapinch.com/recipes/crisp-cucumber-salsa.html

Creamy Beef Noodle Bake
One of our households favorites! Find the recipe here https://togetherasfamily.com/creamy-beef-noodle-bake/

Hot Beef Sandwiches
Made these last night and I forgot how good they are! Find the recipe here https://www.365daysofcrockpot.com/instant-pot-hot-beef-sandwich-and-mashed-potatoes/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest&utm_campaign=tailwind_tribes&utm_content=tribes&utm_term=1065291174_50229848_409312

Cheeseburger Soup
Where are all my soup lovers at?! I can eat this one for every meal and I am not even kidding! I have totally accomplished that one! Find the recipe here https://life-in-the-lofthouse.com/crock-pot-cheeseburger-soup/

Taco Pasta
This recipe I got from Rachel Granstra, which you can find her farm wife recipe book here https://rachelgranstra.com/pages/search-results-page?q=recipe+book There are a lot of good recipes in this book and super easy ones too! I will type this one up really quick for you! I made this and took it to the guys tonight for supper in the field. 1 box small shell pasta, 2lbs ground beef, 4 Tbsp taco seasoning, 1 Tbsp worcestershire sauce, 2.5 cups jarred salsa, 1 can dices tomatoes with juice, 1 can corn (drained), 1.5 cups cheddar cheese shredded, salt and pepper to taste. Cook pasta and ground beef then mix all ingredients together! It’s that easy and it has a yummy bold flavor! Done within 20-30 minutes.

Mediterranean Bean Salad
I made this for Thanksgiving, and I will be honest it was okay, but this salad is one that the longer it sits in the fridge the better/bolder the flavor is! The next day and the day after it really was delicious! Find the recipe here https://www.theharvestkitchen.com/mediterranean-bean-salad/

Holiday Moscow Mule
I always love a good holiday drink, and let’s be honest I am fan of the mules. Add these ingredients to your next grocery list, put on home holiday music, and rock around the Christmas tree 😉 fill the cup with ice, 2 oz Vodka, 1 oz cranberry juice, 1 oz lime juice, fill the remainder up with Ginger beer, and top it with some cranberries to be even more festive!

Golden Grahams S’mores Bars
I just made this delicious dessert and it really hit the spot! The perfect combo and a super easy dessert to make WITHOUT baking! Find the recipe here https://www.justsotasty.com/golden-grahams-smores-bars/

Beer Cheese Dip
I made this for New Year’s Eve day/night and it was a hit! Don’t forget to drink the rest of the beer that you don’t use….even if it’s before 10:00 am I won’t judge you! 😉 Find the recipe here https://www.foodtalkdaily.com/recipes/dips–sauces-dressings/dip/beer-cheese-dip-44325253

Spicy Tomato Shrimp Pasta

I forgot how good this recipe is and I made it the other night. It got devoured. Another good thing with this recipe is it’s delicious and maybe even better cold the next day! I always double it! Find the recipe here https://www.budgetbytes.com/spicy-shrimp-tomato-pasta/

One Pot Chicken Bacon Alfredo
A new recipe I will be trying tonight! Find the recipe here https://www.goodcook.com/recipes/one-pot-chicken-bacon-alfredo-pasta

Taco Macaroni and Cheese
This is another recipe that is on my menu for the week! It’s a new one, but I without a doubt know that it will be a hit! Super easy and quick for a busy night! Find the recipe here https://www.smartschoolhouse.com/easy-recipe/taco-macaroni-and-cheese?fbclid=IwAR0dJRflzDO9eArgcTiRxm_0mzG9InU47AH67GkoUSIVsT4D0bKzoUwbx7Y

Crockpot Teriyaki Pork Chops

Ingredients:
4 Pork chops, about 1 inch thick
2 garlic cloves
2 T brown sugar
1/4 C soy sauce
1/3 C chicken broth
Salt/pepper

Instructions:
Sprinkle salt and pepper on pork chops if desired, place in a gallon sized freezer bag. In a small bow mix garlic, brown sugar, soy sauce, and chicken broth together, add to bag, then empty all in the crock-pot. Cook on high 4-5 hours or low 6-7 hours. You can also lay the freezer bag flat in the freezer and take out to thaw in fridge overnight before making.

Crunchy Onion Chicken

Ingredients:
1 1/3 C French fried onions
1lb. boneless skinless chicken breast
1 egg beaten

Instructions:
Crush fried onions in plastic bag. Dip chicken into egg, then coat in crumbs. Bake @ 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until cooked through. Add extra fried onions on top of the chicken.

Italian Chicken, Potatoes, Green Beans
This recipe is literally just what it says, throw it all in a pan, throw some butter on it and sprinkle the dressing! Find the recipe here: https://www.graceandgoodeats.com/italian-chicken-green-beans-and-potatoes/

French Dip Crescents
This is a new recipe, but an easy one! I plan easy supper ideas on my busy mid-week day! Find the recipe here: https://life-in-the-lofthouse.com/french-dip-crescents/

Meatballs
I have never made meatballs before in my life until last year. I made them and this meal can easily be turned into a freezer meal. This was a hit for the field and at home! I am the only one who loves onions, so I don’t use them in the recipe, and with little ones I don’t add in the pepper flakes. Find the recipe here: https://happymoneysaver.com/easy-freezer-meatballs-recipe/

Enchilada Stuffed Shells
Ingredients:
2lbs ground beef browned and drained (taco seasoning – optional)
1 can refried beans
8oz. shredded colby jack cheese
8oz. shredded pepper jack cheese
2 cans enchilada sauce
Scallions, chopped
Box of pasta shells, cooked and cooled
Instructions:
Spoon some enchilada sauce on bottom of 9×13 pan. Mix beans and cooked hamburger and 3/4 of shredded cheese. Spoon beans, cheese, meat filling into the boiled shells and place into dish. Cover Shells with remaining enchilada sauce and cheese. Cook at 350 degrees until cheese is bubbly. Top with scallions and serve.

Chicken and Noodles
This is another highly requested meal around here! I make it in the Instant pot, and honestly cannot find the link where I got it from originally so here is a screen shot I took of it a long time ago.


Hamloaf
Seriously the easiest thing ever. I love Fareway’s hamloaf. I normally do 2lbs. All you do is put the hamloaf in a glass bread pan pretty much, and layer the top with your favorite BBQ sauce. Place in the oven at 325 degrees for 1 hour per pound. That’s it! Slice it up and serve it.

Chicken and Rice casserole
Ingredients:
1 can of Cream of Mushroom soup
1 c. water
3/4 c uncooked rice (not minute rice)
1/4 t. pepper
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts

Instructions:
In a 2qt. shallow baking dish, mix soup, water, rice and pepper. Place chicken on rice mixture. Sprinkle with additional pepper. Cover and bake at 375 for 45 minutes or until done.



Baked Ziti
A really simple recipe and a favorite one at our house! Find recipe here https://www.thecountrycook.net/easy-baked-ziti/

Roast
Grab your favorite cut of roast add potatoes, carrots, and any other veggies you want into a crock-pot. Cover it all with water and set crock-pot on low for 6-8 hours.

One Pan Cheeseburger Macaroni

I had to make a change of plans on one of my meals this week. I didn’t have the correct noodles. Swapped the baked ziti out for this and it was delicious! Find the recipe here: https://heatherlikesfood.com/one-pan-cheeseburger-macaroni/

Ravioli Bake

I haven’t made this one in awhile, but we always like it! Find the recipe here: https://www.instrupix.com/3-ingredient-ravioli-bake-lazy-lasagna/

Slow cooker buttery ranch chicken

New recipe here for us, but I am guessing it will be very similar to the one in the oven! Find the recipe here: https://www.crockpotsandflipflops.com/slow-cooker-ranch-chicken/

5 Minute Coleslaw
I made this recipe for the first time when I made the BBQ Shredded Chicken sandwiches. I have never had coleslaw on my sandwich, but everything was saying to do it. I did it and it was seriously the best decision ever! Find the recipe here: https://hoosierhomemade.com/coleslaw-recipe/

Corn Casserole
Ingredients:
1 can corn (drained)
1 can cream corn
1 stick of butter
1 cup of elbow noodles
1 cup Velveeta cheese

Instructions:

Cook noodles a little over halfway, then add everything into a crock-pot on high for a hour. Stirring occasionally. I always double mine because it’s a family favorite!

“Mac & Cheese with Meat in it”
It’s as simple as it sounds. Literally a pound of ground beef cooked, and then 2-3 boxes of Mac & Cheese made per box instructions. Mix it all together and you have yourself Mac & Cheese with meat in it. Literally the MOST requested meal and I am not even kidding. It’s one of those meals I make when it’s late and need something quick! Hands down so yummy!

Chocolate Chip Cookies
I am not sure why, but this is the only recipe that I can follow and actually make a cookie that looks like one! Find the recipe here: https://thedashleyskitchen.com/old-fashioned-chocolate-chip-cookie/

Mediterranean Vegan Meal Prep
I am nowhere close to being a vegan whatsoever, but I do love my veggies! Check out the recipe here: https://www.saltandlavender.com/mediterranean-vegan-meal-prep-bowls/

Baked Tortellini
New to us recipe, but my family loves pasta! Check out the recipe here: https://www.passionforsavings.com/easy-baked-tortellini-recipe/

Hot Ham & Cheese
The simplest, and I probably don’t even need instructions on this but I will anyways! These were always my favorite when growing up! Hamburger buns, your choice of ham, shredded mozzarella cheese, butter. Butter your buns, place your ham on one side, put shredded cheese on both sides of the buns, and nuke it in the microwave at 30 second intervals until cheese is melted. Enjoy!

Grilled Shrimp
We love shrimp around here, so I thought let’s try it grilled! This will be a first, I will let you know how it turns out but it sounds amazing! Check out the recipe here: https://www.recipesthatcrock.com/easy-grilled-shrimp-ninja-foodi-grill/

Homemade Taco Pizza
This is a new recipe for me, but it looks super easy and really good! You can’t go wrong with taco pizza! Checkout the recipe here: https://livingwellmom.com/taco-pizza-recipe/


Pull Apart Pizza
This was a new recipe I tried and WOW, it was absolutely delicious! You can easily doctor it up if you would like, but honestly I didn’t think it really needed it. Just remember your pepperoni! I had it all made put it in the oven, and looked at my counter at the pepperoni I never touched. I pulled it out and just placed them on top. Still delicious but having them throughout would have made it even better! It was a huge hit at our house and so easy to make! Find the recipe here: https://spaceshipsandlaserbeams.com/pull-apart-pizza-bread/

Chicken Parmesan Casserole
This is another new recipe that I am trying. When I cleaned out my pantries I found an abundance of bread crumbs, so I found this recipe that uses them. It looks fairly easy and I cannot wait to try it Wednesday! Find the recipe here: https://thrivinghomeblog.com/chicken-parmesan-casserole-recipe-an-easy-freezer-meal/?epik=dj0yJnU9UXAxTTVBMmpfNGtfTW02Z2pTbXY0MDA1TENkWDRMY0MmcD0wJm49NlRyTTl6Nnc1RWhxTEtLeFFXV091ZyZ0PUFBQUFBR0puNkRB (Sorry for the long url, I can’t get it smaller)

Homemade Nacho Cheese
I have been always trying to find the perfect Nacho cheese dip. We have Taco John’s where I am from and they have the best cheese for oleys. I am hoping this easy recipe is close enough to it! Perfect for taco night, nachos, and dipping those copycat Taco John’s Oleys in! Check out the recipe here: https://bakingmischief.com/nacho-cheese-recipe/

KFC Famous Bowl
Another super fast and easy meal to make! Not much prep work in it at all! You need Popcorn Chicken, canned corn, mashed potatoes, shredded cheese, and gravy! Prepare chicken and mashed potatoes per usual. Then you mix everything into your bowl and enjoy! Not all our kiddos are a fan of mixing it all together, so we usually just leave theirs separate and they love that! So easy!

Baked Goulash
Ingredients
1lb ground beef
2/3 Cup chopped onion
Pepper to taste
2 t minced garlic
1 C dry elbow pasta
1 15oz. can tomato sauce
1 can diced tomatoes
1 t soy sauce
1 t sugar
1 t dried oregano
2 t dried basil
1 t dried parsley
1 C shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 C shredded mozzarella

Directions
Preheat oven to 350, cook pasta, and brown ground beef with the onions if using and pepper to taste. When there is a minute left to the ground beef add your minced garlic to the beef. Drain extra grease if needed. Boil your noodles half way and they will cook more in the oven. While noodles are cooking, add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, soy sauce, sugar, dried oregano, basil, parsley, and shredded cheddar cheese together until well mixed and cheese is melted. Once combined add the noodles to the mixture. Prepare a 9×13 baking dish by spraying it with non-stick spray. Dump mixture into the pan, and add the mozzarella cheese on top. Place in the oven for 30 minutes and once it’s done let it rest for five minutes before eating.

Taco Meatballs
Ingredients
2lbs ground beef
1 Egg
1 onion to taste (my family doesn’t like so I don’t use)
1/4 t Salt
1/4 t Pepper
1 C Minute rice
1 Can Cheddar Cheese Soup

Sauce
1 pkg Taco Seasoning
1 15 oz. Can Tomato Sauce
1/2 Can Water

Instructions
Beat the egg, then add the hamburger, rice, onion, salt and pepper. Make into meatballs. Put into 9×13 pan. Mix sauce, then pour over meatballs. Top with 1 can of cheddar cheese soup. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

Lemon Pepper Air Fried Chicken
This is a new recipe actually, and it looks super easy! Anything easy enough for me on a somewhat busy night is a win in my book! I wasn’t sure how my kiddos would like this, but believe it or not they all asked for seconds! That’s another win! Check out the recipe here https://www.lowcarbnomad.com/air-fryer-lemon-pepper-chicken/

Air Fryer Fish Tacos
This meal might be more for me haha! I LOVE fish tacos, and I am hoping my family will find a special love for them too! I am really hoping big time that they love them. I might try pretending it’s not fish…think they will believe me!? Find the recipe here https://lemonsandzest.com/air-fryer-fish-tacos-with-cilantro-lime-slaw/

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