Category: Weeknight Cooking

Pulled Pork Quesadillas

Quesadilla filled with pulled pork and cheddar cheese cut into 4 slices that are stacked on a cutting board. Behind the quesadilla slices is a small bowl of sour cream and a small pile of tortilla chips.

A fun way to use leftover pulled pork, these quesadillas are filled with your favorite salsa and melty cheese. Great as a meal or appetizer!

Homemade Pizza

Homemade pizza is easy and fun to make. It’s a great quick dinner for one or the family during the week or on weekends. Customize your pizza with any toppings you’d like! My boyfriend introduced me to making homemade pizzas, dough and all. Homemade pizza is great because it’s a quick weeknight meal to throw

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Zesty Mac & Cheese {Under 30 Minutes}

Macaroni and cheese in a dish in front of a bowl of cheddar cheese and a container of noodles

A zesty homemade macaroni and cheese recipe that is a perfect side dish for chicken, beef, or pork. Done in under 30 minutes, too! It’s super easy to dress this up as a main dish by adding cooked chicken or pulled pork. Homemade mac and cheese is easier than you might think. I think it’s

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Dijon & Dill Baked Halibut With Parmesan Potatoes & Green Beans {Sheet Pan Meal}

Plate of baked halibut topped with sauce next to roasted potatoes and green beans

This baked halibut is a quick and easy one-pan meal that’s perfect for a weeknight dinner. Everything is cooked together on a baking sheet, which makes a great no-fuss meal. I made a soy-glazed salmon and asparagus sheet pan dinner recently, and decided I should make a similar recipe with another kind of fish. The

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Soy Glazed Salmon {Sheet Pan Meal}

Salmon on a plate with asparagus and white rice

It’s Lent, which means it’s time for a lot more fish recipes around here. I’m a big seafood fan anyway, but I end up making more seafood recipes than usual during Lent. I made this the other night on Ash Wednesday. It’s a a quick and easy weeknight dinner, and it only requires one pan.

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BBQ Beef Tips With Cheddar Grits {Slow Cooker}

This recipe combines two of my favorite food items: barbecue sauce and grits. Unfortunately it’s one of those recipes I just wasn’t able to photograph as well as I’d like, but it is delicious! I made an outstanding slow cooker Mongolian beef a few weeks ago. It was extremely flavorful, and the beef was fall

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Homemade Stromboli

Homemade stromboli cut into slices on a platter with marinara sauce in a ramekin.

This stromboli recipe is great for a weeknight dinner, especially if you make the dough ahead of time. Typically stromboli includes pepperoni, salami, and ham, but this is also a great way to use up sandwich meat and cheese at the end of the week. You can also customize the herbs and spices you use

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Semi-Homemade Slow Cooker Tomato Sauce

Tomato sauce in jar

I was making meatball sliders to bring to a potluck last weekend. It would have been easy to grab a jar of sauce, but I didn’t have time to run to the store. I tossed this together in the crock pot before cooking the meatballs. This sauce is tasty and easy to make – perfect

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Lemon Pepper Chicken Kabobs

Chicken kabobs with peppers and onions on a platter

Grilling is a great way to end the week. I made these last night for dinner, and a friend came by for a late dinner and some cocktails and enjoyed some of these, too. The marinade is very simple, and if you don’t have a lemon pepper seasoning, you could easily make it with lemon

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Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Yesterday was a bit of a surprise snow day. It was supposed to snow a little bit, but not all day long. I took half the day off to work on some projects around the house, so I knew I wouldn’t want to spend a lot of time making dinner at the end of the

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