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Quick and Easy Freezer Meals

Quick and Easy Freezer Meals

I began to meal prep a couple of weeks before the arrival of Baby 2K. I did this for our family before M was born and it worked well for us. When you’re recovering from birth, breastfeeding, and adjusting to life with a newborn, cooking dinner for your family is not high on your list [...]

Homemade Applesauce on the Stove and in the Slow Cooker

Homemade Applesauce on the Stove and in the Slow Cooker

Late summer, when the first inklings of fall are starting to show, is my favorite time of year. It’s not chilly just yet, but it’s cooling down enough to feel something different in the air. Most importantly, apples are in season; my all-time favorite fruit. We get some really fantastic apples at the farmers markets where [...]

Olive Garden’s Knock-Off Pasta Fagioli

Olive Garden’s Knock-Off Pasta Fagioli

I found this recipe on Pinterest over a year ago and it’s become a meal that I make in any season and have brought to many different parties and dinners. It makes a huge amount, so make sure you have room in your fridge or freezer for leftovers. In fact, I halve the original recipe [...]

Slow Cooker Pineapple Soy Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Pineapple Soy Pulled Pork

I have made it a habit to prepare a slow cooker meal on Wednesdays since our son has taekwondo class that evening. Before TJ started taekwondo, I had only ever used my slow cooker on occasion. It has been fun finding new and exciting recipes to try and tweaking them to suit our tastes. This [...]

Slow Cooker Korean Beef Sliders with Cucumber Slaw

Slow Cooker Korean Beef Sliders with Cucumber Slaw

I stumbled upon this beef short ribs recipe for a slow cooker through Pinterest and it simply sounded amazing. Even though beef short ribs are kind of expensive for us, my husband was excited to try them so I made them for the three of us at home about a month ago. They were so delicious. [...]

Freezer Meals for Your Crockpot and Beyond!

Freezer Meals for Your Crockpot and Beyond!

For the longest time I have been trying to find a routine, schedule or plan to help me become better at meal planning, grocery shopping, and budgeting for my family. This past week I was motivated to try something HUGE for our family.  Freezer Meals for Your Crockpot and Beyond! I stumbled upon freeze-ahead Crockpot [...]

Slow Cooker Italian Braised Pork

Slow Cooker Italian Braised Pork

One night a week, my son has a taekwondo class that starts at 6 p.m., and there’s a possibility of that going to two nights a week in the near future. We have been going out to dinner after every class because it’s easy. It’s expensive for us, but by the time we get home [...]

Slow Cooker White Bean Chicken Chili

Slow Cooker White Bean Chicken Chili

Now that I am back to work full-time, I like to take full advantage of using my crock pot so I have little prep to do for dinner time when I get home at the end of the day. Chili is a favorite in our house but I wanted to try something different from our [...]

Slow Cooker Lasagna

Slow Cooker Lasagna

I bet you didn’t know that you could make lasagna in your slow cooker, did you? It’s one of our favorite slow cooker meals in our house and there are so many ways that you can alter it to make it healthier if you’re watching your waistline. This recipe is inspired by the Weight Watchers [...]

Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Gravy

Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Gravy

5 Ingredient Cooking – Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Gravy I don’t even know where I originally got this recipe, so if you can take credit for it, please let me know. Because this recipe is one of the BEST slow cooker recipes I have made, I would love to thank the founder! It’s quick, [...]

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