Recipes Archive

DIY Frozen Seafood Meals

I absolutely LOVE the microwave steamer bags that Ziploc puts out because they make prepping entire meals ahead of time so easy. Like most of us, I run a pretty busy schedule and it doesn’t always allow me to make three meals a day at home. One of the best things in ...Read More

Sweet Potato Freezer Mashies

Here’s one of those good idea… no wait, great ideas that dawns on you one day when you weren’t thinking about it. Then you spend the rest of the day wondering why you never thought about it.If I’m going to make mashed potatoes, I should make sweet potatoes and mix in cauliflower. ...Read More

Egg-cellent Avocados

I wander through Pinterest a lot when I’m bored and looking for new ideas. That’s how this whole thing started… I found this post about broiling avocados and thought to myself  ”Self, why the heck didn’t we think of that?” Then of course, I was flooded with a ton of ideas for ...Read More

What a Crock of Chicken!

I keep a fairly busy schedule, as most of us do these days, so I love an easy recipe that comes out delicious and healthy. I also tend to cook ahead or at least prep ahead when I can. This is a recipe that allows you the convenience of both. The other ...Read More

Easy Steak Marinade

This easy steak marinade is a fantastic way to have your steaks bursting with flavor! You can mix it in a blender or magic bullet, or use an immersion blender if you like. I did mine with a magic bullet. Easy Steak Marinade Prep time 2 mins Total time 2 mins   Author: Arlene ...Read More

Smoked Andouille Sausage Bowl

This was a meal born out of a sausage craving. I was in the mood for a little bit spicy and super filling. So I went scrounging around to see what all I could throw together to make the flavor I was looking for. So, I tossed some rice, seasonings and corn ...Read More

Shrimp and Toasted Barley Bake

When it’s cold outside, I like to make a warm and soupy dinner. As much as I love my crock pot, I don’t always want the crock pot flavor… so I decided to try out a bake in stead. First, I toasted whole grain barley. I used just a touch of Melt ...Read More

My Favorite Breakfast Lately

Lately my breakfast has become a pack-ahead and bring to work kind of meal. I work next door to a Whole Foods Market and I’m always on the lookout for new coupons. I love their food, but without coupons the prices just don’t compare to most other stores. (Coupon watch here: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/coupons) I ...Read More

Crock Pot Potato Soup

Here is a “souper” easy recipe for your crock pot that also makes a great freezer meal for planning ahead.   Crock Pot Potato Soup Cook time 6 hours Total time 6 hours   Author: Arlene Miller II Recipe type: Crockpot, Make-ahead Serves: 6 Ingredients 20 – 30 oz bag frozen hash ...Read More

Cream of What? Condensed Soup Substitute

How often do you see a recipe that you’re excited about making only to be turned off when you see condensed soup in the ingredients list? To be honest, it happens to me a lot. I understand a certain convenience and short-cut to the method, but it seems like this stuff as ...Read More