10 Skillet Meals

10 Skillet Meals.  One skillet plus 30 minutes equal delicious meal!

It’s no secret that I love my cast iron skillet. I just can’t even explain how awesome it is to prepare a whole meal in one skillet!  A whole meal.  I love love love it!  Because when you’re done, you only have one dish to clean!  [Maybe a cutting board and a few spatulas too.]  It doesn’t get much better then that!  And in case you want to try one (or more!), I’ve rounded up 10 skillet meals.  Enjoy!   

10 Skillet Meals.  One skillet plus 30 minutes equal delicious meal!

  1. Cheesy Tortellini Skillet
  2. Greek Pasta Skillet
  3. Chipotle Quinoa Skillet
  4. Cheesy Italian Skillet
  5. Fiesta Rice Skillet
  6. Asparagus and Leek Skillet Pizza
  7. Roasted Tomato Skillet Pasta
  8. Chipotle Pasta Skillet
  9. Artichoke and Penne Skillet Casserole
  10. Skillet Breakfast Nachos

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Summer Recipes for Kids

Summer recipes for kids.  Keep the kids busy in the kitchen this summer!

Last week I shared 101 Summer Crafts for Kids to help beat the summer boredom blues.  If your kids aren’t the crafty type I bet they are the eating type.  [What kid doesn’t love food?!]  My kids love to help me in the kitchen.  As soon as I turn on my mixer Ryley appears right next to me ready to cook.  I can’t wait to try a few of these recipes with her this summer!  And if you have a kiddo like mine, here are some summer recipe for kids!  

Summer recipes for kids.  Keep the kids busy in the kitchen this summer!

These recipes are either good to make with your kids or are fun snack for kids during the summer.  Either way, they are all tasty and everyone will enjoy eating them!  

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25 Delicious Ice Cream Recipes

25+ Delicious Ice Cream Recipes

There is just something about homemade ice cream that makes my heart go pitter patter.  I remember making it with an old time machine with my dad when I was younger.  The ones that used the huge chunks of salt and you had to wait forever for it to churn.  It was worth it though.  Sitting on the back porch eating a bowl of creamy homemade ice cream, trying to eat it fast before it melted away.  That’s what summers all about.  And if you are looking for some easy recipes to try, here are 25 plus delicious ice cream recipes. [That should get you through the summer!] 

  25+ Delicious Ice Cream Recipes

Caramelized Banana Pecan {paleo}

Apricot and Cream Ice Cream

Biscoff Pretzel Crunch Ice Cream

Easy Strawberry Ice Cream

Creamy Coconut Ice Cream

Creamsicle Ice Cream

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Snickerdoodle Ice Cream

Skinny German Chocolate Ice Cream

Java Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

Chocolate Cinnamon Ice Cream

Avocado Kiwi Ice Cream

Limoncello Tiramisu Ice Cream

Caramel Bacon Cashew Ice Cream

Chunky Elvis Ice Cream

Vanilla Ice Cream with Nutella Chunks

Lemon Ice Cream with Blueberry Swirl

Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Ice Cream

Funfetti Golden Oreo Ice Cream

Lemon Meringue Pie Ice Cream

Strawberry Banana Ice Cream

Tres Leches Ice Cream

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Popcorn Ice Cream

Mango Coconut Ice Cream

Biscoff Cheesecake Ice Cream


Now.. what homemade ice cream recipe are you going to try first?  I know, its a tough choice with so many great new recipes.  I’m confident you will find one [or more!] that you love! 

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Leftover Ham Ideas

Leftover Ham Ideas!  Great recipes to use all that left over ham from the holidays!

Some people are funny about leftovers, they either don’t like them twice or they don’t like to cook with them.  I really love leftovers.  If its something I love, I can eat it a few days in a row [aka pasta] or I can whip up something else entirely.  I actually plan our weekly menu around leftovers.  Cuts down on prep time, cook time and money!  So when big family meals like Easter roll around, I get a little excited.  One because of all the time with family and two because of all the leftovers!  We always cook a ham for Easter and have a ton leftover.  [Which is ok with me!]  And as much as I love ham, I can’t eat it plain everyday.  So I’m sharing some amazing leftover ham ideas.  You know, in case you are a leftover lover as well!   

Leftover Ham Ideas!  Great recipes to use all that left over ham from the holidays!


  1. Lightened Ham Salad
  2. Ham and Cheese Breakfast Pockets
  3. Cheese Ham Chowder
  4. Ham and Cheese Puff Pastry
  5. Ham and Cheese Crescent Rolls
  6. Chicken Cordon Bleu Ranch Wraps
  7. Smokehouse Pizza
  8. Overnight Ham Casserole
  9. Ham and Cheese Lasagna
  10. Hot Ham and Cheese Eggo
  11. Chicken Cordon Bleu Nuggets
  12. Ham and Potato Quiche
  13. Loaded Ham Potato Salad
  14. Ham and Leek Quiche
  15. Clam Chowder
  16. Texas Ham and Cheese Sliders
  17. Hoppin John
  18. Ham and Swiss Spirals
  19. Ham Pineapple Skewers
  20. Ham, Apple and Blue Cheese Wraps
  21. Ham and Egg Cups
  22. Ham and Potato Soup
  23. Cordon Bleu Mac N Cheese
  24. Ham and Cheese Grits
  25. Ham and Asparagus Bread Pudding
  26. Ham and Cheese Kolaches

And these are some recipes that would work great with leftover ham as well!  [They don’t include ham in the recipe but you add it in for a delicious meal.]

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Spring Inspired Recipes

Spring Inspired Recipes.

I’m just going to say what everyone has been thinking – I’m ready for Spring!  And thats really weird for me to want to say because I love winter.  I use the word “winter” loosely because in South Texas, we don’t have a winter.  We have a few cold days were everyone in the city complains and wishes for summer.  [I am not one of those people.]  So its weird for me to think that I’m ready for Spring.  But I am!  I want to transplant my seedlings and watch them grow.  And if gardening isn’t a enough, then think of all the Spring recipes with fresh fruits and vegetables!  Here are some Spring Inspired Recipes to help! 

Spring Inspired Recipes.

Dinner first..

Veggie Flatbread Pizza // This pizza is loaded with fresh veggies!  Grow garden grow!  

Strawberry Caprese Salad // Fresh strawberry and mozzarella?  Sign me up! 

Grapefruit Grilled Shrimp // Just yum!

Slow Cooker Tomato Soup // I can’t wait to pick fresh tomatoes and try this!

Parmesan Tortellini and Tomatoes // Again, with the tomatoes! 


And now the desserts..

Perfect Key Lime Pie // Seriously, it is perfect.  I made it this week and its ahh-mazing. 

The Best Ever Lemon Bars // No really.  They are. 

Raspberry Angel Dessert // Super simple dessert with fresh fruit.  Win!

Old Fashioned Lemon Cupcakes // These look out of this world yall!

Ricotta Cake with Strawberry Pineapple Compote // Its my ode to Spring cake!

Lime Sherbert Floats // And wash it all down with a float! 


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Easy Bread Recipes

Easy Bread Recipes.

Can I just say that making bread terrifies me?  It does!  I’m not exactly sure why, but I feel like its such a delicate process.  I’ve made different kinds of bread and I am starting to feel more comfortable with it.  Only slightly though.  I still have to double [and triple] check the recipe when I start a new batch of bread.  But I love bread!  So I continue to make and hope one day I will be a pro.  Do you love bread too?  Then be sure to check out these easy bread recipes that I’ve rounded up.  Maybe one day we can be pro bread makers together! 

Easy Bread Recipes.

3 Ingredient Beer Bread // It doesn’t get much easier (or tastier!) then this.

Butterscotch Banana Bread // The bananas cancel out the butterscotch calories.  Right?

Best Homemade Wheat Bread // It sure looks like the best ever. 

Cajun Dinner Rolls // A little spice at  your dinner meal never hurt. 

Ryon’s Beer Bread // He loves to bake it, I love to eat. 

Orange Sweet Rolls // Perfect for breakfast or dessert. 

The Best Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits // I like the sound of that..

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough // A great pizza starts with a great dough!

Rosemary and Sea Salt French Bread // One of my favorite bread recipes to date.

Early American Cottage Loaf // A bread with a history to it! 

One Hour Dinner Bread // No bread for dinner?  No problem with this bread!


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Easy and Healthy Recipes

Easy and Healthy Recipes.  A list of easy and delicious recipes that are good for you!  Via thegrantlife.com

I’m all about easy and simple meals that are delicious.  I love cooking but its nice to be able to whip something up get out of the kitchen.  And when that meal is easy and healthy, well that’s just the best.  I’m always looking for new recipes to try and change up to fit our family.  I’ve rounded up 13 new recipes that are easy, healthy and just sound delicious.  [I see a theme in here – easy, simple, delicious, healthy.]  Check them out below!

Easy and Healthy Recipes.  A list of easy and delicious recipes that are good for you!  Via thegrantlife.com

Veggie Flatbread Pizza –

A homemade flatbread loaded with veggies and cilantro lime sauce!

Italian Meatloaf Muffins –

A quick and healthy twist on regular meatloaf.

Skinny Turkey Taco Soup –

This soup looks easy and delicious.  Plus, its skinny!

Easy Sauteed Garlic Shrimp and Veggies –

I love this recipe because its comes together so quick and effortless.

Arugula Salad Pizza –

Pizza with a twist!  [A healthy twist!]

Balsamic Glazed Cauliflower “Wings” –

Faux wings that are loaded with flavor!

Roasted Red Pepper and Artichoke Hummus-

This recipe comes together in less then 5 minutes.  And is delicious!

Couscous Stuffed Bell Peppers –

Couscous is a great alternative to rice and healthier too! 

Strawberry Quinoa Salad –

This is a super salad for sure!

Skinny Sausage and Corn Chowder –

I love a good chowder! 

Kale Chips –

Ditch the fried potatoes and try these bad boys!

Edamame Hummus-

Two of my favorite beans combined into one side dish!  [Heaven I tell ya!]

Whole Chicken Crockpot Dinner-

Literally the easiest dinner you will ever make.


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Comforting Crock Pot Recipes

Comforting Crockpot Recipes

Do you know what my favorite thing about cooking is?  Not having to do the dishes afterwords.  Its true, I’m a huge fan of avoiding the dishes.  [You can ask my hubby to verify.]  Since you need at least one dish to make a meal, the crock pot is my one of my all time favorite kitchen gadgets.  One dish plus your whole house smells delicious the whole day.  I love my crock pot even more in the winter time when we are stuck inside or busy with other things.  Toss everything in pot and enjoy a comforting crock pot meal.  Looking for a little more crock pot inspiration?  I’m sharing a few of my favorite comforting crock pot recipes today! 

Comforting Crockpot Recipes


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Easy Lunch Recipes

Easy Lunch Recpes - for kids and adults!

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day followed by dinner.  Some days, its hard to eat lunch with everything going on.  [Kids mainly.]  But the kids need to eat.  And when they are heading to mother’s day out, they need a lunch packed.  And I like easy and healthy lunches.  [The kids do too, don’t let them fool you.]  So here is a list of our favorite [to date] easy lunch recipes.  Some are for adults and some for kids; all are delicious!  

Easy Lunch Recpes - for kids and adults!

Mini Pizzas // My kids gobble these up!  I get real fancy and use ketchup as the sauce for these mini pizzas. 

Mac ‘n Cheese Muffins // Two ingredients make these delicious muffins.  Easy to pack in a lunch or snack on at home.  We love em! 

Fiesta Ranch Salad // This is one of my all time favorite lunch recipes, mainly because its full of avocado. 

Copy Cat Lunchable // You’ll won’t believe how much junk is in a normal lunchable.  We make our own and they are so easy and the kids love them. 

Chicken Pesto Panini// Another easy recipe that combines leftover chicken with some big flavor.  [Aka pesto and cheese.] 

Healthy PB&J // A few substitutions and these sandwiches are healthier [and tastier] for your little ones. 

Pulled Pork Sliders // Great for dinner or lunch. 

Be sure to also check out these recipes that would make a great addition to any lunch.

Homemade Beer Bread // Seriously, so good. 

Roasted Red Pepper and Artichoke Hummus // Its like a dish of yum. 

Crockpot Mashed Potatoes // Make the day before and enjoy at lunch time.

Homemade French Bread // Good plain or with butter and jelly.  Or lunch meat. 

Reese’s Popcorn // Because.. why not? 

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Easy Valentine’s Recipe Ideas

15+ easy Valentine's recipe ideas

 We are already two days into the month of February and its time to start thinking about Valentine’s day!  I’m not a huge fan of the day-o-love, but I do enjoy a good cheesy card and a sweet treat.  Its like Valentine’s dishes turn red and pink and come in the shape of hearts.  And I’m ok with that because they are oh so delicious.  Are you looking for a sweet treat to make this Valentine’s day?  Then check out these 15+ easy Valentine’s recipe ideas! 

15+ easy Valentine's recipe ideas

  1. Best Red Velvet Cookies // Roxana’s
  2. Candy Cane Hearts // Margaret’s Morsels
  3. Toasted Coconut Red Velvet Donuts // Julie’s Treats and Eats
  4. Chili Chocolate Valentine’s Truffles // A Little Clairification
  5. Red Velvet Brownie Cake // Beyond Frosting
  6. Heart Shaped Cherry Pies // Sweet Bella Roos
  7. Strawberry Whip Dessert //30 Handmade Days
  8. Red Velvet Cupcakes // Yesterfood
  9. Dark Chocolate Cherry Shortbread // Your homebased mom
  10. Chocolate Cherry Marshmallow Brownies // Love Bakes Good Cakes
  11. Red Velvet Bark // Couponing and Cooking
  12. Individual Cheesecakes // Summer Scraps
  13. Cherry Vanilla Shake // a night owl blog
  14. Chocolate Dipped Spoons // Growing up Gabel
  15. Valentine’s Monster Cookies // Happy Hour Projects
  16. Valentine’s Heart Cookies // Kirsten Oliphant

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