Category: Short-Cut Cooking

These semi-homemade recipes utilize premade ingredients and purchased ingredients to keep things fast, quick, and delicious!

Crock Pot Strawberry Dump Cobbler

This is a crazy easy cake to make! Using only 3 ingredients (strawberry or white dry cake mix, canned strawberries, and butter) and a crock pot…this cake is as delicious as it is easy!

Ground Beef Wellington made in the Air Fryer

Air Fryer Ground Beef Wellington

I took my super popular Ground Beef Wellington recipe and adapted it for the Air Fryer. Same great taste, just as easy (easier!) to make, but now you can use your Air Fryer and skip the oven. This easy recipe is perfect for family dinner, a small dinner party, or a special dinner for two.

the BEST Grilled Flatbread Pizzas

This recipe is created in partnership with Rhodes Bake-N-ServⓇ. All opinions are mine. All deliciousness is their’s. You will be seriously impressed with how TASTY Rhodes Bake-N-Serv® Dinner Rolls are when made into your favorite grilled flatbread pizzas. We use these in the summer ALL. THE. TIME.

breakfast corn dogs being dipped into maple syrup

Pancake Sausage on a Stick

You only need pancake mix and breakfast sausage to make these yummy breakfast corn dogs! A family favorite!

Cinnamon Roll Waffle Bites

Tasty, easy, and fast… nothing beats the ease of throwing prepared cinnamon roll dough into the waffle maker and a couple minutes later having a fun breakfast the whole family loves!

Sheet Pan Pancakes (Oven-Baked Pancakes)

Coming from a giant family, I’m a pro at ways to make giant amounts of food as quickly and easily as possible. At the holidays you’ll find 4 cookie sheets of pancakes in the oven. But making pancakes in sheet pan form saves a heck of alot of time on flipping!

crescent roll breakfast pizza

Biscuits & Gravy Breakfast Pizza

This Crescent Roll Breakfast pizza is easy and fast to make and tastes amazing! A perfect, easy breakfast for special occasions, weekend breakfasts, or for busy mornings. Simple ingredients of crescent rolls, eggs, sausage, and cheese for this breakfast pizza recipe!

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!

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.

no-bake cherry cheesecake

No Bake Cherry Cheesecake Recipe

A recipe I grew up on! With some simple ideas to change up this simple recipe and keep it as simple, easy, and delicious as ever!

Pepperoni Pizza Bites (freezer-friendly!)

Make up a batch of these pizza bites in under 30 minutes. A great way to feed hungry kids in a fast hurry! Heck, store a batch in the freezer for easy re-heating. Made with Rhodes pizza dough, shredded cheese, pizza sauce, and mini pepperoni…these pizza bites couldn’t be easier or faster to make.

Chocolate Eclair Bars (Feed a Crowd version)

An old-fashioned recipe made by generations with creamy pudding layered on top of soft graham crackers and topped with a homemade chocolate topping. This version is made on a cookie sheet to create a bar format that stretches the recipe to feed a crowd (like my family was ;)). Note: keep reading for some fun old photos of my family!

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.

Gooey Pumpkin Pie Monkey Bread

No need to use a bundt pan for this easy bread! Lathered in a creamy pumpkin pie filling, this gooey monkey bread is the ultimate fall breakfast!

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!

“Donut” Rice Krispie Treats

A fun, adorable twist on traditional Rice Krispie treats with the classic or my 3 ingredient dairy-free version and a fun, delicious, cherry icing. Kids love creating these “donuts” and covering them in sprinkles. Great for snacks, parties, and just because!

easy Rhodes Cinnamon rolls

Quick & Easy Cinnamon Rolls

No-yeast cinnamon rolls, made with frozen Rhodes bread dough…they are a quick and simple breakfast recipe perfect for special days (we have them for Christmas morning!) and easy enough for your every day’s.

Air Fryer DoughBoys (fried bread dough)

Use your Air Fryer to make up a delicious batch of fried bread dough or doughboys for a fast and delicious treat! Cover them in cinnamon and sugar for a sweet flavor or olive oil and garlic salt for a savory option.

Italian Sausage & Apple Sliders

An easy appetizer that will wow your friends and family! Italian sausage, apple slices, cheese, and fried onions piled on Hawaiian rolls. And gosh do we have tricks for keeping this crazy easy and yummy! How do you make a party sandwich? Honest to God question I

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