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Korean Beef Bowls

Korean Beef Bowls are actually from a meal prep website we found – so this recipe makes about 6 servings. To make it set up a little quicker, we have been using these 1-minute microwave rice cups. Thanks to this amazing blogger for sharing this delish recipe! Ingredients 1 pound lean ground beef 90% lean, organic grass-fed 3 garlic cloves minced 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce 2 teaspoons sesame oil (we left this out since I could not find a safe one) 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger (I added 1 tsp since we lOVE ginger) 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes – left this out for the kids 1/4 teaspoon pepper 2 cups hot cooked white or brown rice sliced green onions and sesame seeds…
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Trisha Yearwood’s Chicken Tortilla Soup

Hello friends! What a week! I hope you’re enjoying some of this amazing weather we’re having, now that summer has finally arrived in the Midwest! If you followed our IG stories, you saw some pretty tasty soup we made where the kids smashed the garlic and helped mix in some easy ingredients. The soup is great since there is basically no heat – you can add some easily to your own bowl with paprika, extra salsa or any type of pepper seasoning to spice it up. Here is the recipe we followed from the Food Network. Ingredients 3 tbsp butter, unsalted 3 tsp garlic – about 3 cloves minced if…
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Weeknight Rotisserie Chicken

Hey guys! We have been talking away on our Instagram stories that we kind of forgot to keep our blog updated with what we have been talking about! The past two weeks we have been very into rotisserie chicken for quick, weeknight dinners. We have multiple activities during the week for the kiddos, and at the end of the day, the easiest meal to put together is a rotisserie chicken dinner. Here are some of the meals we have had, maybe they help you out too. Just make sure you check in with the kitchen where the chicken is roasted to make sure your allergy is not present. And as…
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Seared Sea Scallops in Vermouth Cream Sauce

If you live in the Midwest, you might have been rejoicing yesterday as your kids went off to school as the week has started in a “back to normal” routine – unlike last week, and the record number of consecutive days off! Below is a photo of the HIGH temperature last week Thursday. Our weekly grocery shop happened yesterday morning (Monday Morning Metcalfes Run) and I decided NOT to take a list. This was not a mistake, I wanted to grocery shop with an open mind, letting the creativity flow (lets be honest, this is not how I normally shop, but I was in a cooking rut, so new ideas…
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Christmas Chili

It’s that time of year where we want and need a good meal, but our schedules are over flowing with activities and a good meal is hard to come by.  However, this recipe is basic and you can find it on the back of your McCormick White Chicken Chili season packet. We named it Christmas Chili because of the red and green bell pepper that we added. This meal is ready in under 20 minutes. Get ready! Ingredients 1 large frying pan with high sides 1 pound of organic chicken, cubed 1 tbsp oil salt and pepper for chicken on both sides 1 red bell pepper, diced 1 green bell…
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Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas

Who likes easy dinner clean up?! *Raises Hand* Perfect recipe for weeknight cooking! Especially if you have tiny steak lovers! However, I would HIGHLY recommend grilling the flank steak over putting it under the broiler. The broiler worked fine, if you cook it 1-2 minutes on each side. However, it can easily become chewy and tough in a matter of no time. Flank steak is not cheap. For a little over one pound, we paid almost $12.00. This steak is delish, but you need to be careful in how you cook it. This recipe was good – and the kids did eat all of their food. But watch that steak!…
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White Chicken Chili

Baby it’s cold outside! We were not ready for the 18* Wisconsin weather this morning. Well, let me re-phrase that. I was not ready for this bitter cold. My kids on the other hand, all they can think about is, “MOM IS IT GOING TO SNOW? WE LOVE SNOW!” This chicken chili recipe will warm you up in no time. And if it happens to snow, you’ll be prepared for 3 nights of dinner, easy. That means you can snow blow your driveway and not worry about your tummy. This recipe makes a lot. So with that, we have thought of how we might recycle the leftovers. Chicken Chili over…
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Slow Cooker Chili

Chili is one of the best winter comfort foods – and it’s super easy to make and very flavorful. We also love how verstaile chili is, and if you have some nice tupperware, it’s very freezer friedly. So go ahead and make a double batch. For those busy winter nights after school, you’ll thank yourself for an easy meal. My kids are spice sensitive. Many kiddos don’t like spicy foods, so this recipe is amazingly family friendly. It’s a very flavorful recipe without a ton of heat. If you want extra heat, you can always add more seasoning to your individual portion. Or cool it down with some sour cream.…
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10 Minute Baked Potato

What?! Did you even know this was such a thing? We were in a hurry the other day, yet we were all craving a good, hearty meal. We had potatoes, steak, mushrooms and a bunch of herbs and shallots in the fridge. With less that 20 minutes to get dinner on the table, we googled this potato recipe, and now it’s a game change for us. All you need is a baked potato or 4. Rinse well, poke with a fork all over. Pop into your microwave for 5 minutes. Check on it, flip it, put it back in for 5 more minutes. I’ve made potatoes this way 2 times…
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Chicken Enchilada Melt Subs

Happy Fall! It’s October 1st and we couldn’t be more excited about this month’s upcoming festivities; orchards, pumpkins, lattes, leaf piles, leaf peeping, camp fires, parties and trick-or-treat! Halloween is one of our favorite holidays to celebrate. As the kids get older, and our time to make meals becomes less and less due to their involvement at school + activities, my blog posts containing elaborate meals is diminishing by the day! I’m peeking back at prior posts thinking, “how the heck did I have TIME to make all that food?!” And the reality is, I didn’t. Opportunity Cost {A benefit, profit, or value of something that must be given up…
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Zucchini Squash & Chicken Noodle Soup

Since we have a bug going through our home, soup is in order! I am just upcycling a recipe from a prior post here and adding some garden yellow squash. Ingredients: 1/2 yellow onion, diced 2 cloves of garlic, minced 1 handful baby carrots chopped 3 stalks celery, chopped 2 tbsp olive oil 2 yellow Zucchini squash, green work too! 4 cups chicken stock Chicken or 1 can cannellini beans 2 handfuls of egg noodles Directions: In a medium Dutch oven swirl to coat your pan with olive oil. Add onion and garlic, over medium heat, saute until translucent. Add other veggies, soften. Add stock Bring to boil Warm through…
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2 Week Summer Slimdown Challenge

If you’ve followed me for a while, you know how much I love Cara Clark Nutrition’s healthy eating plans. Occasionally, I get into a cooking / healthy eating rut. Lazy, I don’t want to plan my own menu or search for new recipes. I also need a gentle reminder to keep my body moving every single day. Cara Clark’s plan fits my lifestyle so well. There are no games, counting, or crazy diets to follow. This is all real food – stuff you normally get at your local grocery store with some guided work outs and easy to make healthy snacks. The part that I love the most is the…
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Perfect Corn on the Cob

A few days ago, the kids really wanted some corn on the cob. It is not corn season, but who am I to say “no” to kids wanting to eat healthy food?! So corn it is! Since I’m not a griller, I needed to find a quick, weeknight friendly recipe to whip up this corn on the cob. Simple Genius had the perfect recipe. Typically we grill corn on the cob, but roasting it in the oven provided to be even tastier and juicier than usual. Ingredients: Aluminum foil rimmed baking sheet 4 ears of corn, husks and silks removed butter sea salt Directions: Preheat your oven to 450*  Prepare…
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Organic Black Bean Spaghetti with Heirloom Tomatoes

I’ve had some serious writers block lately, but I felt the need to share this meal with you since it was super flavorful and easy. It’s perfect for weeknight cooking and a healthy alternative to some of the carb filled pasta we normally eat. Black bean pasta is relatively new and trendy. This brand cooks up like a typical pasta would in boiling water for about 6 minutes. Be careful how you boil/simmer. It’s actually more of a simmer now that I think about it. The pasta boils and gets very frothy, easy to spill out of your pan (which happened to me twice while I was making this). Ingredients…
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