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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

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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

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Crockpot Potato Soup

Hot, creamy, savory, cheesy, and hearty crockpot potato soup. Something about super cold weather makes me want to curl up and not do much of anything. Add on hunger to the mix and I'm liable to get cranky pretty fast. Thankfully this potato soup takes care of the cold and hungry problems. Potato soup can… Continue reading Crockpot Potato Soup