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Pork Carnitas Tacos: Easy Crockpot Recipe

These Crockpot Pork Carnitas Tacos are the best, easy weeknight dinner recipe. A great combination of Mexican spices, cilantro, and lime for the perfect flavor. Top with mango avocado salsa for the perfect finish. #Mexican #food #recipe #crockpot #slowcooker #pork

Is there anything better than tacos? Very few things in my book, and these Pork Carnitas Tacos rank among some of my family’s all time favorites! The meat is both juicy and crispy and can be used for tons of different things besides tacos. Also, this recipe is super simple and perfect for weeknight dinners, because it is made in the crockpot with little prep work. Whether you are hosting a potluck or cooking family dinner this Mexican taco recipe is perfect for your needs!

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Vegetarian Quesadillas with Black Beans and Sweet Potato

These Vegetarian Quesadillas are the perfect quick 30 minute, one pan dinner or lunch recipe. Filled with sweet potato, black beans, avocado, corn, peppers and cheese these are super tasty and healthy. Perfect for both kids and adults! #erhardtseat #Vegetarian #30minutemeal #onepan #Mexican #Quesadillas

What is healthy, delicious and ready in only 30 minutes? It is these Vegetarian Quesadillas! Packed full of goodness including black beans, sweet potato, avocado, and peppers, these are filling and good for you. That being said we can’t forget the staple to any awesome quesadilla: CHEESE! Or you could make this recipe vegan? Swap in your favorite faux cheese and butter and go to town! This recipe is a great way to sneak in some veggies in a tasty way. Perfect for both kids and adults this Mexican inspired dish is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or lunch. Enjoy!

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Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Soup: Healthy Vegan Recipe

The best soup recipe for the cold weather months! This Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Soup is super healthy, vegan, and dairy free. An added bonus is that this recipe is easy and ready in only 30 minutes for busy weeknight dinners. Pair with fresh basil, croutons, or is you aren't vegan grilled cheese bites for the perfect finish. #tomatosoup #healthy #vegan #dairyfree #30minutemeal

Happy January everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. January is always an odd month to me; it’s cold, dreary and a lot of times I am recovering from all the cooking and craziness of the previous months. This Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Soup is one of my favorite post holiday recipes. It is super simple, ready fast and easy on the waistline. Plus, the soup itself is vegan so it is perfect for those Meatless Mondays! Although, if you are not vegan you could always throw on some grilled cheese bites or freshly grated Parmesan for the perfect finish. From my family to yours, happy new year and I hope you enjoy this tasty soup!

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Crockpot Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Sliders

The BEST Crockpot BBQ Hawaiian Chicken Sliders for any party appetizer. This recipe is also perfect for a simple weeknight dinner for the whole family. Pair with cheese, BBQ sauce, King Hawaiian Rolls, and Cole Slaw for the perfect finish. #appetizer #partyfood #sliders #pulledchicken #BBQ

Christmas is nearly here, which means holiday parties are in full swing. These Crockpot Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Sliders are perfect for any party or as a simple weeknight dinner. These babies need basically no prep and everything cooks in the crockpot. Finally, finish by shredding the chicken and you are ready to go! This is the perfect serve yourself recipe that can sit and stay warm in the crockpot all evening. Which is great because that means less work and mess for you! Also, it makes incredible leftovers and is super versatile.

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Crockpot Beef Short Ribs- Fall off the Bone Tender

The BEST easy Crockpot Beef Short Ribs dinner recipe for the holiday season, Christmas, Valentines Day, date night, or an anniversary. Wonderful combination of bone in short ribs, thyme, carrots, red wine and mushrooms for the perfect fall off the bone tender meat. #dinner #holidays #Christmas #ValentinesDay #Datenight #shortribs

Okay, I am finally putting out a new recipe that isn’t a sweet. These Crockpot Beef Short Ribs are crazy easy and delicious. The prep work is about 10 minutes, then the crockpot does all the hard work. The result is super tender meat, a herby and wonderful sauce and vegetables you will actually want to eat. This recipe screams fancy Christmas dinner without having to spend all day in the kitchen prepping and preparing. So for everyone out there that wants to be fancy and show off on a holiday or anniversary, but doesn’t want to do the work, this recipe is for you.

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Herb Butter Roasted Turkey with Classic Pan Gravy

The best Herb Butter Roasted Turkey for your Thanksgiving holiday! This turkey is moist, simple, most importantly delicious! In is baked slow in the oven with butter and herbs upside down! Finish with a classic pan drippings gravy to complete your meal!

It is nearly November which means that Thanksgiving is right around the corner! My entire family and I gather for multiple Thanksgiving celebrations throughout the week and by the end I am beyond stuffed with delicious food. Since my husband is in the Navy, we travel and move often. This means that we can not always be home for Thanksgiving. Through the years I have done many Thanksgiving dinners completely on my own. I have had some major fails along the way, but like to think I have some things figured out. One of those being is this herb butter roasted turkey with classic pan gravy. The turkey is moist, flavorful and the prep and cooking is straightforward and simple. No more basting people!

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Vegan Black Bean Soup: Spicy, Simple and Healthy

The BEST simple Spicy Vegan Black Bean Soup recipe. This meal is quick and ready in 30 minutes making it a perfect weeknight dinner recipe. This soup made from scratch, healthy, and has great Mexican spices and flavors incorporated. #soup #blackbeansoup #30minutemeal #dinner #simple #vegan #glutenfree #nutfree #easyrecipe

Let me just start by saying that myself and my family are NOT vegans. We enjoy meat and cheese very often. That being said I do try and incorporate vegan and vegetarian meals on a daily basis for my family. There are tons of health benefits from a high vegetable and plant based diet. This Spicy Vegan Black Bean Soup is one of my favorite vegan dishes that I make for my family on a regular basis. I love how healthy, simple and fast this recipe is, and that it tastes good and makes you feel good. So before you turn your nose up to a vegan dish, GIVE IT A TRY! And if not there will be cookies next week.

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Classic Baked Mostaccioli: Grandma’s Specialty

This Classic Baked Mostaccioli is perfect for a crowd, parties, and family meals! This recipe is my grandma's and is filled with ground beef, Italian sausage, mozzarella cheese, and the best marinara sauce! This easy baked pasta meal is ready in about 40 minutes and can be kept warm in a crockpot or slow cooker as a holiday, party, Thanksgiving or Christmas side! #pasta #bakedpasta #comfortfood #familymeal #holidayside #mostaccioli #homemade #maindish #dinnerrecipe #sidedish

This classic baked mostaccioli makes an appearance at nearly every family party we have. One would think we would get tired of eating it, but no it is so good I could eat it hourly. My grandma has been making this recipe for as long as I can remember. My mother even told me that she ate this pasta as a kid! I won’t give away her age, but that’s a long time. This recipe is simple enough to make and can work as a weeknight dinner, or as a side for any type of party. Even better is that this pasta can be kept warm in a crock pot to enjoy all day. This recipe has been a stable in my family for many years and I hope you love it as well!

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Chicken Puffs Recipe: Enchilada Style

This Chicken Puffs Recipe: Enchilada Style is the best Mexican and American food fusion dinner recipe! Mexican flavors all wrapped in Pillsbury crescent rolls and topped with cheese! Top with your favorite salsa, guacamole or sour cream to finish it off! The perfect combo for an amazing easy family meal! #MexicanFood #crescentrolls #dinnerideas #dinenrrecipes #easymealideas

This is one of my husband’s favorite recipes I make! It is also one of the not so pretty ones, but that is okay because what these lack in beauty they make up for in flavor! This chicken puffs recipe has changed and evolved through the years and grown along with my tastes. It is also versatile and can be made vegetarian, so this is a 2 for 1 recipe. This is a very simple meal that is perfect for the entire family for dinner. Bonus is that this makes a large amount so you will have leftovers all week! I hope you love this ugly ( but delicious) Chicken Puffs Recipe: Enchilada Style!

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Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings with Biscuits

The BEST, easy, fast weeknight crockpot meal! This Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings with Biscuits recipe is filled with vegetables, grands biscuits, milk and chicken for a creamy combination. The flavors of homemade comfort food made easier! #comfortfood #chickenanddumplings #crockpot #chickenrecipes #easydinner

Fall is officially in full swing! Here in Wisconsin it went from cool to cold basically overnight. My family and I have broke out the long sleeves, boots, and my favorite, the crockpot! Once the leaves start falling and the air turns crisp I immediately start craving hearty soups, stews and all the warm comfort foods. One of our favorite of those foods is this Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings with Biscuits. I love how simple, filling, and tasty it is. This makes a perfect weeknight meal with little prep work, and the best part is that the crockpot does most of the work. Get yourself a big blanket and curl up on the couch and enjoy a big bowl of creamy deliciousness!

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