Baked Beef and Black Bean Tostadas

A 30 minute meal that can help stretch your grocery budget thanks to the black beans that bulk up the protein. I love this meal because it's quicks, affordable, and a healthier alternative. Baking reduces the the fat and the black beans provide protein and fiber. Instead of using 1 lb of ground beef, this… Continue reading Baked Beef and Black Bean Tostadas


Balsamic Italian Chicken

This flavorful chicken dinner comes together so easily and quickly, it'll make a weeknight dinner seem like a lot of time and effort were used to make it. That can be our little secret though. This recipe also includes a life changing secret ingredient for moist chicken. My family eats a lot of chicken dishes… Continue reading Balsamic Italian Chicken

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Crockpot Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Sliders +thoughts on hiding vegetables in your family’s meals

A simple sweet and savory summertime dish made in the crockpot with hidden veggies for an extra punch of nutrition.  Oklahoma summers get really hot. There's just no way around it. The idea of heating up the house by turning on the oven for dinner just does not sound appealing. Crockpots can really come in… Continue reading Crockpot Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Sliders +thoughts on hiding vegetables in your family’s meals


Harvest Chicken and Rice Bowl

Harvest Chicken and Rice bowls. A warm hearty autumn salad with sweet, savory, nutty, crispy, and tender flavors and textures all in one bowl. As much as I love the fall season, I am not much of a cold person. Even the slightest bit of cold has me running for a blanket, coat, and warm… Continue reading Harvest Chicken and Rice Bowl


One Skillet Turkey Taco Zoodles

Have you got on board with veggie noodles yet? I love making zucchini noodles. I like them because of how easy it is to increase the amount of vegetables I eat in a day by serving it as part of the main dish. If you don't have spiralizer you could always make this as zucchini… Continue reading One Skillet Turkey Taco Zoodles