Sheet Pan Beef Nachos

Sheet Pan Beef Nachos - Quick, easy and sure to please a crowd or just dinner for the family!

Sheet pan beef nachos are a quick and easy dinner or snack. Perfect for a crowd or movie night in with the family. Take these to any level you like. I made a separate pan vegetarian for my daughter, just as easy. Pick and choose what you like on your sheet pan beef nachos and customize to your taste. Who doesn’t love the easy one pan cook and clean up? Ok, so you use another pan to saute the ground beef. But that clean up happens while the nachos are in the oven, so no biggie. Brown the ground beef, add the seasoning and cook for another minute or two....

Homemade Cajun Turkey Deli Meat

Homemade cajun turkey deli meat is super easy and so much tastier than store bought!

How to make homemade Cajun turkey deli meat. It is so much tastier than store bought, plus a fraction of the cost! I was tired of paying over $10 a pound for “good” deli turkey sandwich meat. There is only one brand I’m willing to eat and it’s fairly expensive. You guys I can’t even begin to describe the tremendous flavor of this turkey. The key is dry brining for at least 24 hours. Skip the deli counter, head to the meat department and do it yourself Homemade Cajun Turkey Deli Meat. Mix the spices together and completely cover the turkey breast evenly. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for a...

No Knead Large Dutch Oven Bread

No Knead Large Dutch Oven Bread - This recipe is perfect for those of us who only own a 5-6 quart dutch oven. The bread rises tall, crispy and crazy good!

No knead large dutch oven bread is a recipe adapted for those that only own one large dutch oven. I’m sure you all have heard of the no knead miracle bread. Just in the last few months have I started making this bread. I avoided it due to the long rest period. Don’t be like me this recipe is amazing! I only have one 5.5-quart dutch oven. All though absolutely divine, the original recipe just wasn’t enough to achieve a tall loaf in my pot. I researched to see if anyone had tried doubling the recipe for a larger dutch oven. Yes! FrugallivingNW had achieved what I was looking for! No knead large dutch...

Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies

Soft frosted sugar cookies just like the Lofthouse cookies in your grocery store, except WAY better! These cookies are pillowy soft, delicious and a perfect fun, easy cookie for Valentine’s day. My daughter begs for these cookies every time we go to the grocery store. Make the dough one day before you are ready to bake and decorate. It needs to refrigerate overnight. The next day, flour your board, roll out the dough and cut with the cookie cutter of your choice. I used two different size heart cookie cutters for ours. Mix up the frosting and choose your colors.  Allow the cookies to cool completely, then frost as desired....

Classic Hello Dolly Cookies

Classic Hello Dolly Cookies are a crowd-pleasing bar cookie perfect for gatherings or just an every day treat. (Ok, maybe not every day.) Also known as Seven Layer Bars or Magic Bars. An easy dessert that promises delicious layers of sweet goodness! I used my mother’s recipe that she made for years. I just changed a few things. I doubled the amount of coconut and used 1/2 cup of butter instead of margarine. I don’t even buy margarine, do you? While the oven is preheating melt the butter in a 9×13 baking pan. Prep the ingredients so all you have to do once the butter is melted is layer them in the baking...

Parmesan Crusted Chicken Tenders

Parmesan crusted chicken tenders are your answer to please the entire family with a low carb meal! As previously stated, we are trying to cut back and lose some lbs. Confession, it’s not going all that well. I love to bake too much! It’s always a vicious cycle for me. At least I tried, right? I couldn’t resist this parmesan crusted chicken recipe that kept popping up on Pinterest. It’s flour and breadcrumb free. You won’t even miss them! These chicken tenders are crazy good. You don’t even need to be on a low carb plan to love them. Just mix up the grated parmesan cheese (not the stuff in the...

Party Recipe Roundup

A party recipe roundup sure to please everyone at your gathering! Who doesn’t love game day and party finger foods? These party recipes are always a hit. Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner, plan now. PARTY RECIPE ROUNDUP Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Wings Oven baked chicken wings can be extra crispy! And no standing over a fryer. Use your favorite sauce. Oven Baked Sliders An easy way to make a large batch of sliders for a crowd. These taste just like White Castle burgers! Black Bean Taco Dip This dip is good hot or cold. So if you are transporting it to an event it won’t matter if it...

Sheet Pan Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

Sheet pan roasted chicken and vegetables will become one of your favorite go-to meals. Easy cleanup, delicious flavor, and perfect for meal prep or dinner in a jiffy. We had this for dinner and prepped several lunches with the leftovers. It’s about the method, mix it up. Try different vegetables or different spices. Just be sure all the ingredients will cook in the same amount of time. Chop the vegetables, toss them in a large bowl with the oil and spices. Season the chicken breasts with the oil and spices. Then bake for 20-25 minutes.   Slice the chicken then serve or divide up into storage containers for lunch. So...

Healthy Whole Wheat Banana Muffins

We decided to try a healthy whole wheat banana muffin in our continued efforts to drop some pounds. We enjoy our regular baked goods, apparently too much. You know the good kind with all-purpose flour, sugar, fat and all that good stuff. I was hoping these would keep my husband from the drive-thru every morning. Much to our surprise, they are crazy delicious! Even my daughter loved them. You are swapping out the white flour for whole wheat, oil/butter for applesauce and Greek yogurt and granulated sugar for raw honey. We are not fans of Greek yogurt but we were willing to give it a try in a baked good. Just combine...

Vegan Split Pea Soup

Vegan split pea soup is simple, hearty and so flavorful.  I received high praises from both my vegetarian daughter and my carnivore husband for this meal. I really thought my husband would be asking why there wasn’t any ham in the soup. But instead, he said, “Babe, this soup is really, REALLY good”. It’s always a home run for me when I can please everyone with one meal. This soup is so easy. Just chop the vegetables, saute the onion in a large pot or dutch oven. Add the spices and saute another minute. Add the split peas, carrots, celery, potatoes, and broth.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a good...