Easy Recipes

13 Freezer Meals to Make Your Dinners Easier

Last updated on October 28th, 2017Do you know what feels really amazing?  Knowing that you have a month’s worth of meals prepped and ready to go in the freezer!  Freezer meals or freezer cooking is seriously awesome.  If you have not tried it, I highly recommend doing so!  There are so many situations where freezer meals can come in handy. I made freezer meals when I started teaching, knowing that I would be too exhausted to cook dinner every night when I got home – especially in the first few months.  I made freezer meals before my first daughter was born […]

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Homemade Macaroni and Cheese | Tex-Mex Style

Homemade Macaroni and Cheese | Tex-Mex Style   Who doesn’t love good old fashioned homemade macaroni and cheese?  It is delicious, cheesy, and comforting.  During the holidays I feel like I am always preparing something for a party, get together, cookie exchange, or big meal so during the other days during that week I like to try and keep our dinners simple and cheap.  Not to mention, it seems to be super gloomy and rainy in December here in Virginia (but of course no snow!) so I am always craving some comfort food. Sometimes I like to put a little […]

Slow Cooker Chili

Last updated on February 3rd, 2017 Slow Cooker Chili I love fall, especially when it means you get to make warm comfort foods.  This slow cooker chili is easy to make and absolutely delicious.  Chili is great for tailgates, football parties, and just regular old weeknight dinner.  It can easily be frozen so you can save the leftovers or stock up for later.  Did I mention that it smells amazing and so after a day of being in the crockpot, your house will smell wonderful! This slow cooker chili takes about 30 minutes to prepare and 8 hours to simmer on […]

Homemade Refried Beans

Last updated on October 12th, 2016One of my new favorite recipes is actually a crock pot recipe for refried beans and it is super easy and super delicious.  I have made it multiple times since finding it and it has been a smash hit with everyone and lasts forever!  The recipe comes from Chef In Training, and Michael and I have added a few extra ingredients to doctor it up for our liking.  This is perfect for a get together – think tailgates or football viewing parties! Ingredients: 1 package of pinto beans 1/2 onion 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced […]