Freezer Meals

Slow Cooker Smoked Carnitas

Slow Cooker Smoked Carnitas

Oh man, you guys are in for a treat! These may not be one-hundred percent authentic Mexican but dang are they good. You will NOT be disappointed. This recipe originally comes from my sister so I have to give her credit for the basic rub […]

Vegetable Beef and Barley Soup

Vegetable Beef and Barley Soup

One of my favorite soups from when I was a kid was a vegetable beef and barley soup… from a can of condensed soup, of course, as that was the trend.  This version is packed full of wholesome ingredients, and none of the bad, making it a hearty […]

Creamy Broccoli Soup

Creamy Broccoli Soup

With the temps dipping back into the single digits after three days of snow, a soft sumptuous soup like creamy broccoli soup is just what I need. There’s something uniquely wonderful about a soup that’s creamy, hearty and totally good for you. I can indulge and still […]

Spinach Feta Breakfast Casserole

Spinach Feta Breakfast Casserole

Election day, election day… yes, I did indeed go out and vote my conscience. I’m grateful to live in a nation that has a democracy where we can be free to express and embrace all of our opinions and individuality. I’d love a few more morally […]

Beef Gyros with Tzatziki Yogurt Sauce

Beef Gyros with Tzatziki Yogurt Sauce

Ahhhhh. That’s the sound of a happy mom who’s getting a little bit of a break! My two daughters are away for the week spending time with their grandparents on the farm.  They will be showing goats and exhibiting their culinary and artistic creations at the […]

Sweet Potato Miso Soup

Sweet Potato Miso Soup

Guess what?!?!?  I have baby chicks!  Yes, for real. Live, adorable, fluffy baby chicks! These fluffy little ladies are the start of my backyard egg layers that will provide entertainment, enjoyment, and nutritious delicious eggs for my family.  The breeds are a variety of mostly brown egg […]

Veggies and Venison Chili

Veggies and Venison Chili

Know what I love about you guys?? That you’re all game for wild game.  After a great response from my post on venison stroganoff, I feel I owe it to you to give you another awesome spin on how I prepare venison in this veggies and […]

Dairy Free Pumpkin Pie

Dairy Free Pumpkin Pie

Eating your veggies for dessert? Okay, I’m sold!  Yes, I’ve officially boarded the pumpkin pie train. I’ve honestly never made a pumpkin pie since my all time favorite holiday pie is sour cream raisin or even mincemeat (I know, weird). Given that my husband absolutely MUST have pumpkin […]

Summer Squash Taco Skillet

Summer Squash Taco Skillet

I’ve been in full on “harvest” mode the past few weeks grabbing boxes full of fresh tomatoes from the farmers market and freezing homemade tomato sauce for future use.  The scent of roasting squash has been wafting through my house while the kids cringe at […]

Swedish Pancakes (Pannkaka)

Swedish Pancakes (Pannkaka)

“Whoa, Mom! These are GOOD!” exclaimed my oldest daughter with her mouthful of Swedish pancakes. That was exactly the sentiment I was hoping for from my picky “dad-makes-the-best-pancakes” crowd.   It occurred to me over a plate of huge fluffy pancakes this past weekend that I have […]



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