15 minute meals for busy families

I so needed these ideas for 15 minute meals! We are so busy during the week, and there are so many times we end up getting take out. This is totally going to help with that!

Feeding my family is a never ending challenge.  I like to cook, I really do, just not enough to spend a ton of energy on it by the time dinnertime rolls around.  On top of that, our schedules are crazy, and if I happen to drop the ball one day and not plan ahead, I will usually just order takeout. One of the reasons I love my crock pot so much is that I can … read on–>

the easiest monkey bread ever

This is the easiest breakfast ever! You're going to love this easy monkey bread recipe.

Breakfast is a favorite in this house, and the sweeter it is, the better. My kids are obsessed with pancakes, and french toast, and anything else they can get away with putting syrup on.  They are also obsessed with cinnamon sugar.  Unfortunately for them, I am a terrible pancake maker, and I am not a morning person.  Which means I refuse to make anything that takes any real effort on my part. This is super … read on–>

grape creamsicle smoothie

This is seriously the easiest grape smoothie ever, and the kids love it!

February is heart health month, so it seems like the perfect time to share this super delicious, and super easy smoothie recipe with you all.  Did you know that Welch’s 100% grape juice contains no added sugar, color or flavor and it supports a heart- healthy lifestyle?  Plus, it’s purple and it tastes good!  Purple happens to be wild thing #4’s favorite color, so she is particularly fond of this recipe.  We love to experiment … read on–>

boneless bbq wings, that are baked


Well, the Steelers may not be in the Super Bowl leaving a lot of people around me very sad, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be lots of people won’t be partying!  I may not be a huge football fan but I am a fan of football food.  These boneless BBQ wings are a huge hit in our house.  I actually stuck them on a platter the last time I made them, and they were … read on–>

15 delicious mason jar meals

I have become obsessed with mason jar meals. There are so many things you can make!

A couple of days ago, my friend Jill introduced me to mason jar meals.  It’s not like I haven’t seen them on pinterest, but I just didn’t really see the point. Until now..  you guys…  I am S-O-L-D!!  I just spent the afternoon making all kinds of goodies for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  I’m so excited that we have things to grab and eat in a pinch or even take for lunch.  Anyhow, since I … read on–>

cuban sandwich sliders that will be gone in minutes

These Cuban sandwich sliders are the perfect potluck appetizer for anyone! They were so good, they were gone in minutes!

This year, for Thanksgiving, I was asked to bring an appetizer.  I’ll be honest, I don’t have a go-to appetizer, and I’ve also learned that if something takes too long for me to make, I will just end up upset I chose that particular thing to make. Once we figured out we were responsible for an appetizer, Brent and I were on the hunt for the right thing to make.  Brent tends to get a … read on–>

Easy Strawberry Banana Peanut Butter Sandwich

strawberry banana peanut butter sandwich

The kids are back in school, and winter activities are in full swing.  Despite the fact that the we are super busy, the kids are going stir crazy from being stuck inside the house so much.  There isn’t much time to plan a ton of special “things” to do beyond the things we are already doing.  So, no special crafts, or cooking projects.  I do feel guilty when the kids ask me to do things … read on–>

10 kid-approved slow cooker recipes

these 10 recipes are kid approved, AND made in the crock pot! that makes them perfect recipes for busy moms like me!

Last year, I started a run of over 20 days of strictly slow cooker recipes.  We had spent too many days eating junk in a row, and I was sick of not eating a real meal.  I love my crock pot and the fact that I can put a meal together in the morning, and have it ready by the time we are ready for dinner.  We are often swamped with after school activities and … read on–>

the world’s easiest peanut butter pie

this is honestly the best pie i have ever had. so delicious, and so easy!

i fully admit, any chance i get, that i am a terrible baker.  i am all about a box of cake mix, or brownie mix.  at times, even those aren’t easy enough for me.  (i’m pretty talented at making cheesecakes…that’s another post though.)  betcha this pie ends up at half of your houses this Christmas season.  it’s seriously the best pie ever.  hands down.  10 minutes to the perfect pie.  boom!  insanely lucky for me … read on–>

sesame chicken- without ordering take out


That’s a wrap, folks!!!  Crock pot recipes (this is my slow cooker, and I love that it is programmable, and has a few different settings.  I also love that it has the clasps on the side so that you can secure it if you travel to a pot luck or something) !!  Which one was your favorite?? Was it the chicken chili, enchilada soup, pulled pork, or something else?? On to the recipe at hand!!!  Wild … read on–>

crock pot chicken and dumplings

This is the easiest recipe for chicken and dumplings, and it's made in the crock pot!

More comfort food.  I’m barely squeaking this in again!!  Quick and easy recipe with not a lot of fluff.  Just how i like my recipes.  Who has time during the week to make something complicated? **this post may contain affiliate links, this means when you click the link and purchase the price remains the same for you, but i receive a small commission.  your support means so much to me.  thank you! Crock pot recipes … read on–>

creamy broccoli cheese soup


There is a chill in the air the last couple of days.  We have been blessed this year with an insanely warm (for us) fall.  The cold weather is coming though. Only 2 days left in this little crock pot series.  I am excited to have made it this far!! **this post may contain affiliate links, this means when you click the link and purchase the price remains the same for you, but i receive … read on–>

crock pot pulled pork

easy crock pot pulled pork

I can’t believe we are nearing the end of this little challenge to make dinner in the crock pot every weekday for 4 weeks!!  I hope you have found a recipe or two that has helped make your busy days a little more manageable, and a bit tastier than fast food!!!  I have made pulled pork once or twice, but I am a bit clueless about meats other than chicken, so I was lucky when … read on–>

crock pot enchilada soup


If I had to tell you what the Sells favorite ethnic food was it would be a close call between Italian and Mexican.  We can all put down some Mexican food. **this post may contain affiliate links, this means when you click the link and purchase the price remains the same for you, but i receive a small commission.  your support means so much to me.  thank you! I ate more of this than I … read on–>

crock pot macaroni and cheese

I can't believe I finally found a way to make macaroni and cheese in the slow cooker

Macaroni and cheese is one of those things I am constantly trying to perfect. I will try pretty much any variation of mac and cheese once.  I have had it baked, and not baked.  I have had it with bread crumbs on top, and without.  I have had it with several different kinds of cheese, and with only one kind. The one thing I have not had success with was making it in the crock … read on–>