Beef, Chicken, Pasta, Soups, Uncategorized

6 Great Freezer Meals with Pasta

Anyone love pasta?  It freezes great in recipes like lasagna and ziti.  A pot of cooked pasta also makes a great addition to some freezer recipes to help it become a complete meal.  Here is a round-up of our family favorite freezer recipes that include pasta: Jennifer’s Pizza Pasta -This recipe is always a hit.  I always make double when…

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Kid Friendly, Main Dishes, Uncategorized

Our Go-To Pizza Sauce

Our go-to pizza sauce recipe is super simple and freezes great!  I got it from this cookbook, which you can read more about in this post on my favorite freezer cookbooks. I can usually get 3-4 pizzas out of one batch of this sauce.  It says to make in the blender/food processor, but I just mix everything by hand with…

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Adventures in bagel making…..(part 1)

This is actually my 2nd attempt at bagel making.  I posted on the Facebook page recently about freezing bagels and about Panera’s bagel Tuesday deal.  Lately, our Panera actually seems to be out of our favorite bagels by the time I get there at the late hour of 9:30am.  Not sure why they wouldn’t make more for bagel Tuesdays, but…

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Cheesy Chicken Bundles

This tasty recipe is from this cookbook, one of the few I own. I’ll admit, it has a lot of dairy, including butter, so it may not be a healthy choice, but it sure is delicious.  It’s so kid friendly and grown up friendly.  I pretty sure everyone will love it, so just try it. Cheesy Chicken Bundles 1 cup…

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My Favorite Freezer Cooking Cookbooks

I don’t actually keep a lot of cookbooks.  I am trying to embrace minimalism and plus there is this website called Pinterest where I can save lots of amazing recipes.  🙂  However, I have a few I go back to time and again.  Here they are: 1. Once-A-Month Cooking This was the very first freezer cooking cookbook I purchased.  We…

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Kid Friendly, Meatless, Soups, Uncategorized, Veggies

Homemade Tomato Soup

So, I try to have “meatless” night once a week.  When we would have grilled cheese, I always got a can of condensed tomato soup for my hubby to dip his sandwich in.  I didn’t care for the soup all that much.  Then, someone introduced us to this recipe.  Now, the entire family dips grilled cheese sandwiches in this delicious…

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Main Dishes, Soups, Uncategorized, Veggies

Butternut Squash Soup

We started making this soup last fall when we had over 20 butternut squash growing voluntarily in our garden!  I say voluntarily because the butternut squash we threw out the year before in our compost bin starting growing out of the compost bin!  We had only tried this veggie once or twice so we had to figure out what to…

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breakfast, Uncategorized

Homemade Granola

Homemade Granola (from Family Fun Magazine)   1/3 cup honey 1/3 cup brown sugar 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted 1/2 tsp. salt 4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats 1/3 cup wheat germ 1 bag of dried mixed fruit bits   -Preheat oven to 300 F.  Line two cookie sheets with aluminum foil. -In large bowl, combine the honey, brown sugar, butter,…

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Getting Personal, Uncategorized

5 things I’m loving this week

5 things I’m loving this week: 1. A date with my oldest son!  Sometimes, trying to spend time one on one with each of your four kids can be difficult.  It was a blast squeezing in some time this morning with W.  He dressed up a little bit and was such a gentleman!  He says his dad taught him and…

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