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Quick Sweet Chili Beef Stir Fry

Wondering what to do with the ground beef you bought on special, aside from the usual meatballs, meatloaf, meat sauce regulars? Try it in a stir-fry! This Quick Sweet Chili Beef Stir Fry is on the table in 20 minutes, thanks to minimal prep, a 3-ingredient sauce, and frozen vegetables. Problem solved.

Slow Cooker Chili con Carne

Slow Cooker Chili con Carne

For when it’s totally inconvenient to brown meat and saute vegetables, enter the easiest Slow Cooker Chili con Carne. This is a true set and forget recipe. The end result? It’s hearty, bold, slightly tangy, and makes plenty to stretch into “can’t wait for dinner” leftovers.

One Pan Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls

One Pot Unstuffed Stuffed Cabbage

Cabbage rolls fall apart anyways, so just forget the boiling and stuffing and rolling and make this One Pot Unstuffed Stuffed Cabbage instead. It tastes exactly like your Nonna’s but in less than half the time. Babushka optional. This recipes calls for ground sirloin, but you could substitute ground pork or veal. Round it out […]

Sausage, Kale and Potato Soup

Sausage, Kale and Potato Soup

This Sausage, Kale and Potato Soup is easy enough to make ahead on a Sunday between loads of laundry and forgotten school projects, or in 40 minutes on a weeknight. And hearty enough to stand on it’s own, but it hasn’t met a crusty hunk of bread it doesn’t like. Also, 7 ingredients!

Weeknight Sausage and Peppers

Weeknight Sausage and Peppers

This meal right here, along with a crusty slice of garlic toast and glass of red wine, is about as much a cure for the “it’s only Tuesday?” blues as you’ll find. A secret ingredient – ok, it’s marsala wine – elevates this dish and gives the illusion these Weeknight Sausage and Peppers have been […]

Sausage Kale Tortellini Soup

Sausage, Kale & Tortellini Soup

Dropping some chopped greens into a hearty, pasta-heavy soup like this Sausage, Kale and Tortellini Soup is an easy way to sneak a few more dark leafies into your kids’ bowls. Simmering kale in broth reduces its bitterness and makes them tender quickly. And there is something so satisfying about the combination of sausage and […]

Moroccan Pork Tenderloin & Carrots

Moroccan Pork Tenderloin & Carrots

This Moroccan Pork Tenderloin is the love child of my favorite cooking methods for flavor (roasting) and sanity (one pan). The spice rub is warm and exotic, but not enough to overwhelm kiddo tastebuds. Baby carrots work in a pinch. Serve as-is, or stretch it out with couscous and a simple salad.

Upside-down Shepherd's Pie

Upside-down Shepherd’s Pie

Traditional Shepherd’s pie involves a casserole dish, layering, and baking, three time consuming steps that don’t typically jive with most weeknight routines. Try this deconstructed Upside-down Shepherd’s Pie version, serving the filling atop creamy mashed sweet potatoes. You may never eat it the “other” way again.

Easy Weeknight Sloppy Joes

Easy Sloppy Joes

If there was ever a messy food I could get behind, it’s these Easy Weeknight Sloppy Joes. I don’t care how old you are, Sloppy Joes are so easy to love at any age. And worth the mess. This version is heavy on the veg and light on the added sugar, but leaves nothing to […]