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How to Cook Brats in the Oven

How to Cook Brats in the Oven

For a quick and easy dinner, cooking bratwurst in the oven requires only a few easy steps.  Serve this famous German sausage with sauerkraut and mustard or sauteed bell peppers and onions.  It doesn’t get any easier than placing brats on a baking sheet in…

Easy Mexican Casserole with Beef and Rice

Easy Mexican Casserole with Beef and Rice

This Mexican Beef and Rice Casserole is cooked in your crock pot!  It’s an easy one pot meal packed with flavor and loaded with ingredients such as ground beef, rice, corn, black beans, salsa, and enchilada sauce.  Simply cook the ground beef then add the…

Easy Shrimp and Rice Casserole

Easy Shrimp and Rice Casserole

This easy shrimp casserole is an old family favorite.  A delicious one-pot, one-pan meal with shrimp, cream of mushroom soup, cheddar cheese soup, cooked rice, and Cajun seasoning.  Ready to serve in about 50 minutes.

Southern Smothered Pork Chops Recipe

Southern Smothered Pork Chops Recipe

It doesn’t get any more southern than smothered pork chops!  Tender bone-in seasoned pork chops are lightly floured and browned in a pan.  Then topped with cream of mushroom soup and fresh mushrooms. Easy slow-simmered stovetop recipe for a delicious family dinner.

Lemon Pepper Chicken Foil Packets with Asparagus and Rosemary

Lemon Pepper Chicken Foil Packets with Asparagus and Rosemary

Super juicy lemon pepper chicken baked in a foil packet with fresh asparagus and rosemary.  Quick and easy healthy chicken dinner.  Low carb and keto friendly.   We love this all-in-one meal!  You got your chicken and your vegetable steaming together in harmony with great…

Cast Iron Margherita Pizza

Cast Iron Margherita Pizza

Cast Iron Margherita Skillet Pizza is easy to make at home.  Made with ripe tomatoes, Mozzarella cheese, fresh basil, and pizza sauce.  The homemade pizza crust bakes up crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.  This skillet pizza is a winner!   So…

Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

Easy, authentic Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya is a family favorite. Boneless, skinless chicken thighs and smoked sausage are simmered with onion, bell pepper, and celery (trinity), rice, and lots of Cajun flavors. Perfect for any meal, this fantastic one pot dish is spicy, savory, and…

Reverse Seared New York Strip Steak

Reverse Seared New York Strip Steak

Reverse seared steaks are one of our favorite ways to cook a steak!  It works great for any thick cut steak, such as New York Strip, Ribeye, and even Filet Mignon.  It may sound complicated, but it’s easy.  Reverse searing ensures a juicy inside and…

Low Carb Cashew Chicken Stir Fry

Low Carb Cashew Chicken Stir Fry

You’re going to love this healthy cashew chicken stir fry with broccoli, orange bell pepper, and red cabbage.  It’s a healthy, low carb, and gluten-free meal that’s just right for lunch or dinner.  This easy, chicken broccoli cabbage stir fry has all the flavors you’d…

Cheeseburger Stuffed Bread (a.k.a. Garbage Bread)

Cheeseburger Stuffed Bread (a.k.a. Garbage Bread)

This Cheeseburger Stuffed Bread recipe is an easy appetizer or main meal!  Take a loaf of crusty french bread and fill it with ground beef and lots of cheese.  While “Garbage Bread” may not sound delicious, I assure you this meaty, cheesy, savory meal is…

Easy Ginger Miso Salmon Recipe

Easy Ginger Miso Salmon Recipe

Fresh salmon fillets are marinated and topped with a sweet Asian-inspired sauce, then oven broiled to juicy, flaky seafood perfection. With just about 10 minutes of active time, this is an excellent recipe for those hectic weeknights! I promise, you’re going to love this Quick…

Easy Crock Pot Honey Garlic Chicken

Easy Crock Pot Honey Garlic Chicken

Tender chicken breasts are slow cooked in the crock pot and tossed with a sweet garlic honey ginger sauce. This easy crock pot honey garlic chicken is loaded with delicious Asian flavors! This simple slow cooker recipe is the stuff of weeknight dreams – simply…

Red Snapper Fillets with Lemon Caper Butter Sauce

Red Snapper Fillets with Lemon Caper Butter Sauce

Pan Seared Red Snapper is a delicious and healthy meal that’s ready in 10 minutes! Learn how to quickly cook red snapper with lemon butter caper sauce. If you’re nervous about cooking fish, this recipe for red snapper fillets is a great place to start.

Creamy Beef Noodle Casserole

Creamy Beef Noodle Casserole

This is hands down the best Creamy Ground Beef and Noodle Casserole!  Cooked egg noodles are tossed with sour cream and cream cheese, layered with a flavorful meaty tomato sauce, and topped with melty mozzarella cheese. This recipe was inspired by an old church cookbook…

Easy One Pot Hoppin’ John

Easy One Pot Hoppin’ John

You’re going to love this easy Hoppin’ John recipe with canned black eyed peas, ham, and sausage! As an added bonus, it’s one pot, one pan, meaning clean up is a snap. This recipe for Carolina peas and rice is about to knock your socks…

Easy Red Beans and Rice with Sausage

Easy Red Beans and Rice with Sausage

This quick and easy Red Beans and Rice with Sausage is thick and creamy with all the NOLA flavors everyone loves. This recipe is ready to eat in just 20 minutes, making it perfect for busy weeknights! Creamy creole red beans, smoked sausage, cajun seasoning,…

Easy Dirty Rice

Easy Dirty Rice

This easy dirty rice recipe with sausage and ground beef is simple to put together.  Brown ground beef and sausage, then add lipton onion soup mix, water, rice, and seasonings.  A delicious Cajun ground beef and rice casserole!

Easy Meat Lasagna

Easy Meat Lasagna

Check out this recipe for easy homemade meat lasagna with three layers of lasagna noodles, meat sauce, and lots of creamy ricotta, mozzarella, and parmesan cheeses.  You’ll love this traditional Italian lasagna!  Oh, and it’s make-ahead and freezer-friendly, too. You’re welcome! 

Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese and Potato Soup

Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese and Potato Soup

This thick and creamy soup is ready to eat in less than 30 minutes!  Frozen broccoli florets, fresh potato, cream, and cheeses combine for a flavorful, healthy meal.   You’ll love this easy tasty Instant Pot recipe!

Chicken Parmesan with Spaghetti

Chicken Parmesan with Spaghetti

This is the only chicken parmesan recipe you will ever need!  Tender, crispy chicken breasts, marinara sauce, lots of parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, and Italian seasonings.  Serve over cooked spaghetti.

Easy Beef Enchilada Casserole

Easy Beef Enchilada Casserole

Ground beef seasoned with classic Tex-Mex spices, enchilada sauce, and salsa is layered with corn tortillas and cheddar cheese.  Serve with sour cream and guacamole for a perfect weeknight family meal.  Ready in 30 minutes – so what are you waiting for?

Greek Yogurt Berry Parfaits

Greek Yogurt Berry Parfaits

These No Bake Yogurt Parfaits are a simple breakfast, dessert, or snack.   A thick and creamy blend of Greek yogurt, cream cheese, vanilla, and honey is layered with fresh berries on top of a quick homemade granola crust and topped with more mixed berries. 

Roasted Lemon Rosemary Chicken

Roasted Lemon Rosemary Chicken

Roasted lemon rosemary chicken is a healthy and easy weeknight dinner! Lemon slices, fresh rosemary, and garlic are tucked away under the skin to ensure lots of flavor, then roasted to golden brown perfection.  Gluten-free, paleo-friendly, and low carb!

Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Perfectly roasted spaghetti squash topped with rich and flavorful meat sauce.  Easy sauce recipe uses ground beef, jarred spaghetti sauce, and extra seasonings to make delicious, low carb spaghetti squash boats for dinner.  This stuffed spaghetti squash recipe makes 4-5 servings.

Southern Chicken Tetrazzini

Southern Chicken Tetrazzini

Creamy chicken tetrazzini is made with chicken thighs, sliced mushrooms, parmesan cheese, and cream of chicken soup.  This easy pasta dinner is ready in 20 minutes.  This is serious comfort food!

Sheet Pan Cajun Chicken and Potatoes

Sheet Pan Cajun Chicken and Potatoes

Juicy chicken breasts and tender potatoes tossed in a spicy Cajun seasoned sauce and baked to perfection in one pan.  Sheet pan chicken and potatoes are an easy dinner that your family will love.

Easy Southern Chicken Divan

Easy Southern Chicken Divan

Chicken Divan is a classic casserole made with chicken and broccoli, baked with a sour cream and cream of mushroom soup mixture with a hint of curry and dry white wine, then topped with cheddar cheese and panko bread crumbs.  Dinner is ready in about…

Instant Pot Pork Carnitas Bowls

Instant Pot Pork Carnitas Bowls

Pork Carnitas Bowls begin with your Instant Pot.  The pork is perfectly tender and well seasoned, then broiled for that traditional crispy texture.  Serve bowl style with homemade cilantro lime rice, and homemade pico de gallo.  Add corn, black beans, and avocado slices.  The best…

Easy Lasagna Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Easy Lasagna Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Delicious, nutritious portobello mushrooms are “stuffed” with a layer of meaty marinara sauce, then a layer of mozzarella and ricotta cheese mixture, then a layer of shredded mozzarella cheese.  Baked to perfection, these lasagna stuffed mushrooms are a perfect weeknight dinner.  Low carb and keto…

Easy Hamburger Vegetable Soup

Easy Hamburger Vegetable Soup

Delicious, nutritious vegetable soup made with ground beef, carrots, green beans, corn, mushrooms, and tomato juice. This super easy hamburger vegetable soup recipe can be made on any day of the week. A quick and easy home-cooked meal that’s perfect for the whole family.

Instant Pot Creamy Asparagus Soup

Instant Pot Creamy Asparagus Soup

An easy, creamy asparagus soup made in your Instant Pot.  This comforting soup can be served either hot or cold, so it is perfect for enjoying all year round!  Makes 4-6 servings.

Thai Coconut Shrimp Soup

Thai Coconut Shrimp Soup

Delicious shrimp, lots of fresh vegetables, coconut milk, and red curry paste come together for a delicious, nutritious bowl of homemade Thai Coconut Shrimp Soup.  Warming, comforting soup ready in 30 minutes!  Makes 4 servings.  

Instant Pot Tomato Basil Soup

Instant Pot Tomato Basil Soup

Fresh tomatoes, vegetables, and herbs come together in your instant pot for delicious, nutritious homemade Tomato Soup.  Warming, comforting soup ready in 30 minutes!  Makes 4-6 servings.  

Hearty Low Carb Keto Chili

Hearty Low Carb Keto Chili

This thick and hearty no bean keto chili is filling and full of delicious chili flavors.  Ground beef and sliced smoked sausage are simmered with onion, bell pepper, celery, diced tomatoes, and lots of classic chili seasoning.  Fits perfectly on your high protein low carb…

Easy Grilled Salmon with BBQ Sauce

Easy Grilled Salmon with BBQ Sauce

Grilled salmon filets are probably my second favorite way to eat fish (first being fried catfish).  Salmon has a very tender texture with a deliciously rich, buttery flavor and is full of health benefits.  Additionally, salmon cooks up faster than other meats (steak or burgers).  Which…

Easy Rotel Chicken Spaghetti

Easy Rotel Chicken Spaghetti

Creamy chicken spaghetti made with rotisserie chicken, Rotel tomatoes, Velveeta Cheese, and cream of mushroom and cream of chicken soups.  This easy chicken spaghetti recipe is ready in 30 minutes.  This is serious comfort food!   Another great recipe on the blog that uses spaghetti…

Sweet & Sour Pork Chops with Peppers & Pineapple

Sweet & Sour Pork Chops with Peppers & Pineapple

Boneless seasoned pork chops baked in the oven, then topped with a homemade sweet and sour glaze.  Served with sauteed fresh bell pepper slices and fresh pineapple chunks. 

Low Carb Keto Pizza

Low Carb Keto Pizza

Who wants a delicious guilt-free pizza?  This pizza crust is made with cream cheese and is low carb, keto, gluten-free, and nut free.  Enjoy an easy low carb keto pizza crust topped with your favorite toppings such as pepperoni, sausage, bacon, and mushrooms!  Keep this…

Fried Green Tomatoes with Shrimp Creole Sauce

Fried Green Tomatoes with Shrimp Creole Sauce

Crispy fried green tomato slices topped with a creamy creole sauce that’s loaded with shrimp! This easy fried green tomato recipe is our family favorite and I think you’ll love it, too.  The creole sauce is what makes this recipe over the top delicious! 

Egg Roll in a Bowl

Egg Roll in a Bowl

Egg Roll in a Bowl is a quick and easy, homemade Chinese takeout meal that contains all the ingredients of an egg roll, except the wrapper.  Also known as crack slaw, this Asian inspired recipe is ready in under 30 minutes.  Great for a low…

Cashew Pork Stir Fry

Cashew Pork Stir Fry

Tender pork stir-fried with bok choy, bell pepper, onion, cashews, and seasonings.  Quick and easy weeknight meal, ready in under 30 minutes.  Delicious and healthy.  Great meal for the low carb and keto lifestyle.

Broccoli Cheese Egg Bake

Broccoli Cheese Egg Bake

A delicious breakfast egg casserole loaded with eggs, broccoli, bacon, and cheddar cheese.  It takes just a few minutes to put together so you and your family can enjoy a great breakfast or brunch.  You’ll love the convenient meal prep, too!

Easy Cod with Garlic Herb Butter

Easy Cod with Garlic Herb Butter

Delicious, healthy cod topped with homemade garlic-herb butter creates a tender, flavorful fish dinner that even the kids will eat!  This tender, white fish recipe is gluten-free, keto, and low carb.  Less than 1 net carb per serving.  Easy recipe – bake or pan fry.

Low Carb Keto Jambalaya

Low Carb Keto Jambalaya

Low carb jambalaya made with chicken, sausage, shrimp, and cauliflower rice.  This easy low carb jambalaya is packed with classic New Orleans flavor.  I guarantee it!  Makes 6 servings at 7.5 net carbs each.

Lemon Pepper Wings

Lemon Pepper Wings

These lemon pepper chicken wings are seasoned with homemade lemon pepper seasoning and baked in the oven.  Chicken wings are great for game day or any day.  Wings are a great choice for an appetizer, snack, or meal.

Baked Egg in Avocado with Bacon and Cheese

Baked Egg in Avocado with Bacon and Cheese

Ripe avocado halves filled with an egg, baked to perfection and topped with bacon and cheese.   A healthy, easy breakfast or quick dinner recipe with only 2 net carbs per avocado half.

Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Chicken breasts stuffed with crispy bacon, creamy goat cheese, and fresh basil leaves.  Baked in the oven, then topped with a balsamic glaze.  An easy healthy chicken dinner recipe that takes only 15 minutes to prepare.

Skillet Chicken Thighs over Cauliflower Rice

Skillet Chicken Thighs over Cauliflower Rice

Pan-seared chicken thighs simmered with fresh garlic, chicken broth, and pickle juice.  The pickle juice adds a delicious brine flavor.  Serve over a bed of cauliflower rice, topped with flavorful pan juices.  This easy chicken thigh recipe is low carb, keto, and gluten free!

Best Meatloaf – Southern Style

Best Meatloaf – Southern Style

Juicy meatloaf with a delicate hint of hickory smoke flavor, topped with a thick, tangy sauce.  An easy classic meatloaf recipe made with ground beef, bread crumbs, and the perfect blend of seasonings.  The sauce is made with ketchup, smoked paprika, garlic, and tomato paste. …

Paula Deen’s Old-Time Beef Stew Recipe

Paula Deen’s Old-Time Beef Stew Recipe

Paula Deen’s Old-Time Beef Stew is an easy beef stew recipe with carrots, potatoes, celery, onions, and seasonings.  This classic vegetable beef stew makes a comforting, delicious meal any time of the year.  Slow simmered on the stove top for just over 2 hours.

Low Carb Stuffed Bell Peppers

Low Carb Stuffed Bell Peppers

These low carb stuffed bell peppers are filled with ground beef, creamy tomato sauce, and cauliflower rice. Topped with mozzarella cheese and baked to perfection!  This is an easy low carb keto meal you can make any day of the week. 

Cheesy Stuffed Burgers

Cheesy Stuffed Burgers

These 3-cheese stuffed burgers are bold, juicy, beautiful, and cheesy.  Hamburger patties are stuffed with blue cheese and cheddar cheese, then topped with pimento cheese and bacon.  These burgers belong to the meat lovers and cheese lovers.  Whether it’s Memorial Day, July the 4th, cookout/bbq, game day,…

One Pan Marinated Chicken and Potatoes

One Pan Marinated Chicken and Potatoes

You’ll fall in love with this one pan yogurt marinated roasted chicken and potatoes recipe!  The yogurt marinade ensures the chicken will be tender, juicy, and full of flavor.  The secret to the bold flavor and gorgeous color is the garlic chili sauce added to…

Chicken Broccoli Alfredo with Penne Pasta Recipe

Chicken Broccoli Alfredo with Penne Pasta Recipe

This homemade chicken broccoli alfredo pasta is simple and delicious!  Chicken breast, broccoli, homemade alfredo sauce, and shaved parmesan cheese baked together for a meal that will become a family favorite.  This recipe makes 4 large servings or 6 smaller servings if served with a…

Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole

Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole

Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole is a delicious combination of shredded or chopped chicken combined with a creamy sauce, poppy seeds, and topped with a crisp, buttery Ritz cracker topping!  It’s a quick and easy chicken dinner that you can put together any day of the…