I used to try to share recipes on my blog on a regular basis, but quickly discovered that I wasn’t very good at the regularity part.  Even though I’m not cut out to be a food blogger, I still love to cook (for myself, for my family, and for big crowds!) so I wanted to carve out a spot on my site to share that love and some of my favorite recipes/menus.  If you are looking for some amazing Food Bloggers to then here are a few that I love to follow: All the Healthy Things, Kitchen Confidante, Norah Pritchard at Willowcrest Lane, Grand-Baby Cakes.

I like to cook seasonally and especially during the summer months I let the produce that we get from our local CSA guide what meals I make. I also love to put together big celebratory meals for holidays and special occasions. Food holds such special memories so I like to make the same things year to year and put together menus full of my family’s favorites so they can look forward to them. You can check out some of my favorite menu’s and seasonal recipes that I’ve collected on the following pages:

I’m also a BIG meal planner so I store all of my recipes in my Google Drive so that I can access them from my phone when I plan and shop. As much as I try to be a more sporadic cook I’ve accepted that I’m just always going to be most comfortable being a recipe follower so I make sure to put aside time each week to meal plan, put together my grocery list, and get to the store. But I do have some go to’s in my back pocket so if you’re looking for some quick dinner ideas here are a few of my favs that I go back to over and over again. Some of these are healthy, some aren’t; some my kids eat, and some they refuse to try; some are easy and some take a little more patience — but I guarantee that they are all yummy.

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Cheesy Quinoa with Turkey Kielbasa

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My Fav Mac and Cheese

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Smothered Pork Chops and Grits

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Spicy Ramen with Beef and Bok Choy

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Classic Slow Cooker Beef Stew

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Pulled Pork Enchiladas