How To Cook Pinto Beans (Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, & Stovetop Directions)

Cooking pinto beans from scratch is a great way to enjoy beans as a side dish or as a meatless main dish. They are so much cheaper than canned beans. Wanna save some money on food costs? Well, then, maybe it’s time to embrace the bean. If you read any money-saving advice when it comes […]

Pinto Beans & Rice

bean and rice bowl with chips and toppings

Pinto beans and rice are a good cheap eat, especially when you top them with chips, salsa, and some other goodies. They make a filling meal to help you save money and eat well. We eat homemade pinto beans and rice at least once a week for dinner. Sometimes they are side dishes, but often […]

Homemade Chicken Curry Casserole Even Better than Your Mom’s

This freezer-friendly, curried chicken and broccoli casserole is fully homemade. No canned soups or packaged mixes in this Chicken Curry Casserole. Just good, real food.  So, casseroles get a bad rap. They’re considered dated, unhealthy, unhip. The reality, though, is that casseroles can be delicious. Many casseroles will pluck at the chords of nostalgia in your […]

How to Make Homemade Breadcrumbs in the Food Processor

breadcrumbs in food processor

Learn how to make homemade breadcrumbs in this easy tutorial! Never buy breadcrumbs again at the grocery store. Use your food processor to make them yourself. Ever find yourself in the kitchen making a meal and you realize that you’re out of a key ingredient? Yikes! Do you really have to go to the store? […]

These Enchilada Recipes are the Answer to Your Meal Planning Woes

cheese enchiladas in single serving dishes

Enchiladas, that classic combination of tender corn tortilla, savory sauce, melting cheese, and a succulent filling, make for a great meal. You can vary the fillings, cheeses, and sauce to keep things exciting. Try these enchilada recipes and see! Wondering what to make for dinner? Don’t enchiladas sound delicious? Good thing for you, most enchilada […]

Easy Mediterranean Grilled Steak Recipe (Freezer-Friendly)

Fire up the grill and get cooking! But first mix up some marinade to prep this Mediterranean Grilled Steak recipe. It’s perfect as a main dish protein or folding into pitas. Tri-tip marinated and grilled Don’t you just love the flavors of grilled meat, especially one that’s been marinated in herbs and spices, soaking up […]

Freezer Meals Kids Love

stack of freezer meals in colored baking pans

Looking for freezer meals kids love? I’ve got you covered. These freezer meals will please the kids AND save you time and money. On a busy school night there is nothing more pleasing than to be able to pull a meal from the freezer that you KNOW the family will love. On date night, it’s […]

The Creamy Chicken Enchilada Casserole You’ll Want on Repeat

gratin dish with enchilada casserole

Creamy Chicken Enchilada Casserole comes together quickly, freezes beautifully, and makes for a delicious and hearty main dish. Make a double batch so you can repeat the experience next week! Dinnertime can be a delicious time. Or it can be a headache.  Sure, there’s the burger joint around the corner. Or the taco shop down […]