Five Easy Dinners for Busy Weeknights

5 Easy Dinners

These five easy dinners for busy weeknights are some of our time-tested family favorites. We are in the midst of the back to school frenzy around here.  School registration is done for both kids – a first for us.  This is the year my youngest starts kindergarten, the year I have two children in two different schools, managing two different schedules.  When it comes to

Crock Pot Philly Cheese Steaks


Weeknight dinners don’t get any more simple than this.  You can prep everything for these Crock Pot Philly Cheese Steaks over the weekend, then toss it all in your slow cooker a day or two later.  You’ll have an effortless meal that everyone will love.   When I’m using the crock pot to save time I like to keep things as simple as possible.  I

Balsamic Dijon Pork Loin with Sweet Potatoes, Onions, and Carrots

Balsamic Pork Loin#

A simple recipe for Balsamic Dijon Pork Loin with sweet potatoes, onions, and carrots that cooks all in one pan.  A great option for a healthy gluten free, dairy free, and paleo meal.   For the last few weeks we’ve been living through the chaos of a move, which is why the blog has been pretty much abandoned since the end of January.  We’ve moved

Moroccan Meatball Recipe

morrocan meatballs

Moroccan Meatball Recipe Each January I face the same dilemma.  I want to lighten up our meals and eat healthier, but it’s still the middle of winter, which makes me crave plates piled high with warm, hearty meals.  This Moroccan Meatball recipesolved my dilemma perfectly.  And since one of my goals for the new year is to try more foods that are outside of my

Roast Beef Sliders

Roast Beef Sliders

Next week we are heading to Western New York, where my husband grew up.  If you’re familiar with Western New York then you must know about the Beef on Weck.  It’s a sandwich of roast beef and horseradish on a kimmelweck bun.  A kimmelweck bun is covered with carraway seeds and lots and lots of salt.  My husband adores these things.  I really have no

Chicken Sloppy Joes from the crock pot

chicken sloppy joes

Chicken Sloppy Joes | Crock Pot Chicken Recipe These Chicken Sloppy Joes are definitely not the most elegant meal I’ve ever made, but it may just be the easiest, and was an instant hit with the entire family.  There are times when those qualities are more important than trying to impress someone with a fancy recipe.  We are right smack in the middle of one

Maple Glazed Pork Roast with Root Vegetables

maple roasted pork with root vegetables

Maple Glazed Pork Roast with Root Vegetables As I’m writing this I’m beginning to realize that my version of fall cooking involves lots of roasting.  The flavors of roasted vegetables and roasted meats can’t be beat.  The hands-off cooking method enhances the natural flavors of each and every morsel.  And it makes it so simple to whip up a beautiful dinner all in one pot. 

Apple Cider Braised Beef

apple cider beef

Apple Cider Braised Beef We are going to be out of town the weekend of Thanksgiving, so this weekend was spent hauling out the Christmas decorations and decorating the tree.  It’s still one of my favorite activities of the entire year, but it takes on a whole new dimension when you’re managing a five year old who thinks she can do everything on her own,