Category: Weeknight Cooking

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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Autumn Spice Pound Cake

Autumn Spice Pound Cake

I wanted to bake something to take to work this week, but I also had a long day and wanted to do something easy. This cake uses a boxed spice cake mix as the base. I baked this in a loaf pan for easy transportation to work, since my cake carrier is at a friend’s

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Sheet Pan Chicken With Garlic Lemon Potatoes & Green Beans

Sheet Pan Chicken With potatoes and green beans

I made this for dinner tonight (with leftovers for lunch tomorrow). This would be an easy weeknight meal – I’ll definitely be making it again after work one night. I thought the green beans would be overcooked, but they came out perfectly. I feel like the amount of potatoes was a bit disproportionate to the

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