Category: Dinner

Easy, family-friendly dinners are life-savers for busy mom's! We have a great collection of easy recipes using ground beef, chicken, seafood, or even vegetarian.

Many are one-pot or cook up in under 30 minutes. We even have great recipes for kids to make themselves!

the BEST green chili Chicken Enchiladas

These chicken enchiladas are filled with a cheesy chicken mixture and topped with a homemade green chili enchilada sauce that will have your whole family asking for more. A family favorite on permanent menu rotation!

Dorito pie or casserole on a plate with a pan in the background. An easy family friendly meal!

the easiest Dorito Casserole (Pie)

A family friendly meal, Dorito pie (or casserole) is layers of crushed Doritos, ground beef filling, salsa, cheese, and sour cream. A hearty casserole all baked up to golden, cheesy loveliness that the whole family will love.

shepherds pie made up in a cast iron pan

the easiest one-pan Cheesy Shepherd's Pie

An easy ground beef dinner recipe that is the best of comfort food! Shepherds Pie (or cottage pie when made with ground beef) is a quick and easy family meal. Made with prepared ingredients to get it in the oven even faster!

Funeral Potatoes Recipe (the potatoes with the crushed cornflakes on top)

Creamy and cheesy potatoes are topped with buttery corn flakes and baked until they are warm and bubbling. A perfect recipe for parties, holidays, family gatherings, and potlucks! I have ideas for healthier substitutions and variations that guarantees this will stay on your menu rotation.

Creamy, Decadent Seafood Manicotti Recipe

This creamy seafood manicotti is the stuff legends are made of. Inspired by one of my favorite dishes at Olive Garden, you'll be looking for every excuse you can find to make this!

the Easiest Hot Hawaiian Ham and Cheese Sliders

Nothing but delicious Rhodes dinner rolls, flavorful sliced ham, topped with sweet pineapple slices, ooey gooey Swiss cheese, slathered in a delicious maple mustard sauce, and baked to golden brown perfection.

Guinness roast is so fork tender!

Guinness Beef Roast --perfect every time!

Guinness and beef create the perfect combo for the most tender, flavorful, and EASY roast you'll ever make! This recipe uses only a few easy ingredients to create a delicious roast you'll be making again and again.

easy Instant Pot Spaghetti

This easy dinner whips up fast in the Instant Pot and is a great recipe for Instant Pot beginners and those looking to get a family meal on the table in a quick hurry.

Cast Iron Deep Dish Pizza: The secrets for perfect results!

Utilize frozen bread dough and your cast iron pan to create the ultimate deep dish pizza with ease! Full of old-fashioned flavor and perfect for customizing to your family's pizza loves...you'll be making this pizza again and again!

Campfire Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Don't get me wrong, I can do the camp thing as good as the next person. When I camp, however, it's with my Chemex, and down blanket, and real food. Like this campfire macaroni and cheese. This is one of the recipes I make every. single. time we go camping. Every time. It's a family favorite.

Tequila Grilled Chicken

A flavorful, juicy grilled chicken that you'll make again and again, this summer. Use the marinade for this chicken, pork, veggies, and even steak!

One-Pot 30 Minute Cauliflower Macaroni and Cheese.

A one-pot, 30 minute, vegetarian dinner the whole family will love! Cauliflower sneaks in with the pasta to create this creamy macaroni and cheese and add additional nutrients without sacrificing flavor. You'll never make traditional mac & cheese again!

One-Pot Ground Beef Stroganoff

This stroganoff recipe is one of my personal faves because stroganoff is such a comforting dish. But this particular version ticks even MORE boxes because it requires only a single pot and takes less than 30 minutes. I mean...can I get an AMEN.

Shrimp Scampi Recipe [so easy!]

Easy shrimp scampi with only 5 ingredients. A great weekday flavorful dish the whole family will love! If you love fast and easy family dishes try out our Hawaiian Chicken...only a few ingredients and under 30 minutes! Suffice it to say that my husband doesn't cook very

Glazed Shrimp Rice Bowl

Perfectly cooked shrimp in a delicious homemade tangy marinade full of sweet and spicy flavors. Serve up this shrimp on its own or make up a delicious combo of rice, veggies, and shrimp in a shrimp bowl. However you choose to serve it, this shrimp will be on permanent rotation on your menu plan!


Chicken Tikki masala with rice.

Chicken Tikki Masala (30 min)

Flavorful, hearty chicken Tikki Masala you can make in under 30 minutes. A favorite comfort food that packs a punch of nutrition, flavor, and ease. Sub chickpeas for a vegan/vegetarian version!

Authentic Swedish Meatballs recipe

From my Minnesota kitchen, this authentic Swedish Meatballs recipe is easy to make and BETTER than the IKEA version. A traditional family favorite!

Creamy Sweet Potato Orzo

a healthy comfort food dish that uses sweet potato for creaminess, a bit of pancetta for salt, and orzo pasta to carry all of that yummy sauce with every bite! Throw in the peas at just the right time and they will have the perfect burst in your mouth!

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