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Recipes and Meal Planning

Crockpot All-Meat Gumbo

I am a Southerner that has recently moved to the Midwest. As much as I am enjoying the Midwest, the biggest thing I was missing was certain types of food! If you are from the south or have visited, you have probably had some variety […]

Crockpot Beef Stew

Another Fall/Winter Classic- Beef Stew!   I came up with this recipe to be able to make it ahead and in a crockpot so on when you get home from work it is ready to eat!   The biggest tip I want to give you […]

Crockpot Healthy Turkey Chili

A traditional chili is always something that I start craving when it starts getting a little colder outside. For years, I used ground beef, but recently wanted to mix it up and try to make it a little healthier without losing the flavor of traditional […]

Crockpot Cilantro Lime Chicken Bowls

I started making this recipe to curb my Chipotle addiction. My husband and I were eating out all of the time, but we still wanted to eat something at least semi-healthy. So Chipotle we went!   When we started budgeting, we knew that we had […]

Crockpot White Chicken Chili

Ahhh, it is getting chilly here in the midwest, which always makes me break out all of my soups, stews, and chili recipes! This white chicken chili recipe is a nice, lighter alternative to a traditional chili. And of course, as with the majority of […]

Easy Chicken Pot Pie

Easy Chicken Pot Pie

I’m originally from the south, and I LOVE a good chicken pot pie. Or I should say I really loved other people’s chicken pot pies because I hated making them! They took so long and there was so many ingredients to make it right.   […]

Shrimp and Sausage Skillet

Shrimp and Sausage Skillet

Sometimes when doing my meal prep, I start getting a little tired of crockpot meals. Sometimes I just want a little different consistency and texture without it 1) taking forever to prepare, 2) being unhealthy, and 3) taking forever to cook. Well, my friends I […]