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Hearty Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup - FamilyFreshMeals

Hearty Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup

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Enjoy the flavor of lasagna without all the work. Everyone loves lasagna, right? I mean, just think about it for a minute: noodles, hearty meat sauce, hot bubbling cheese that stretches for miles. What’s not to love? Well, unless maybe it’s all the work it takes to make it. Cooking up the noodles, browning the beef, making the sauce, laying everything out in the pan, putting it in the oven, switching up the heat to… read more

Cinnamon Roll Smoothie - -- Such a yummy smoothie!

Cinnamon Roll Smoothie

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Fresh-baked cinnamon roll, crammed into a glass! One of the best things about smoothies is that there really are no limits to what you can do with them. From light and fruity to rich and creamy, the variations are absolutely endless. Another great thing about them is that they’re like dessert, but much healthier. No matter what your favorite dessert is, from a banana split to pumpkin pie, you can whip up a smoothie version… read more

Easy Ranch Fiesta Veggie Wrap Recipe - -

Easy Ranch Fiesta Veggie Wrap

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Convenience food can still be real food.     Workday lunches can be a dilemma. You want to give your body real, wholesome food, but realistically, you need something you can pack in your briefcase and eat at your desk between meetings.  It’s easy to end up falling back on “convenience foods”: synthetic munchies that come in a packet and don’t look like anything that ever grew out of the ground.   Well, guess what?… read more

Creamy Oreo Dip Dessert --- --- Delish!

Creamy Oreo Dip Dessert

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Who says dip has to be savory? OK, pop quiz time. Just off the top of your head, can you name five kinds of dip? I’ll bet you could, and I’ll also bet I can guess what at least some of them were. The classic onion dip was probably on the list, and also some type of bean dip. Then maybe hummus, and maybe a fancy one like my famous beer dip. What do all… read more

Easy Buffalo Chicken Wraps _ -

Easy Buffalo Chicken Wraps

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Time for a wrap session! We’re at the height of March Madness now, which means that every weekend day is game day. And what every game day needs is a little tasty, easy game-day grub. Quick to fix, so you don’t miss any of the game…and easy to eat with one hand, so you have one free for the remote control. These Easy Buffalo Chicken Wraps are perfect March Madness munchies. They’ve got all the… read more

25 EASY BRUNCH RECIPES - Family Fresh Meals -

25 Easy Brunch Recipes

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Brunch, brunch baby. Brunch. It really is the king of all meals. It’s basically a decadent breakfast that’s served later in the day, which affords you the time to catch some extra lazy moment in bed Now that Spring is FINALLY here, easy brunch recipes are in high demand for Easter, Mother’s Day and also Father’s Day. To help prepare you for this brunch-packed season, I’ve got  your Saturday and Sunday a.m. plans covered with these… read more

The Best Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing - --

The Best Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing

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Easy peasy poppy seedy! I don’t know why so many people get all their salad dressing out of a bottle. It’s so much cheaper to make your own, and healthier too. And it’s really not hard at all to make, and I’ve got the recipes to prove it. Here’s my latest one: Homemade PoppySeed Dressing. It’s a quick little dressing that goes great with my new Apple Walnut Goat Cheese Salad…or any other green salad,… read more

Apple Walnut Goat Cheese Salad - -- The perfect spring salad!

Apple Walnut Goat Cheese Salad

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Spring is in the air, and spring mix is on the plate. As the Beatles said, it’s been a long, cold, lonely winter. But finally, FINALLY, we are starting to see the first hints of spring. You know, like temperatures that actually get above freezing during the day. Or snow that starts to melt before the next load comes down. The nice weather is so close,  you can almost taste it. And what tastes more… read more

Mini frittata brunch bar - - perfect for breakfast, brunch or a FUN dinner! --

Mini Frittata Brunch Bar

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The solution to all your brunch needs. Breakfast is unlike any other meal. At dinner, or even lunch, it’s too much trouble to make a different dish for everyone. So if one person is eating meat loaf and peas, everyone is eating meat loaf and peas. But at breakfast, you can have one person eating toast and coffee, one having corn flakes, and a third eating scrambled eggs. No big deal. They’re all quick to… read more

Must Try St Patrick's Day Recipes - --

Must Try St Patrick’s Day Recipes

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The 16 Recipes Every St. Paddy’s Day gathering must have! St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and you know what that means—time to break out the Corned Beef and Cabbage, Sheppard’s Pie and Guinness!   Here are a couple of my go-to Irish favorites I know you will love! Reuben Dip || Family Fresh Meals Crockpot Corned Beef and Cabbage || Family Fresh Meals Guinness Cupcakes with Bailey’s Frosting || Family Fresh Meals Cheese Reuben Appetizer… read more

Copycat Outback Blooming Sauce - -

Copycat Outback Blooming Sauce

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What’s the best part of an Outback Blooming Onion? The SAUCE! Ever had the blooming onion at Outback Steakhouse? I know Outback isn’t the only place that makes this appetizer, but their version is famous. It’s like a cross between an onion ring and a full-blown petunia. They turn one onion into this giant blossom that fills a whole plate. Each section of tender onion coated in crisp, fried batter sticks out from the center, ready… read more

Crockpot Bacon Ranch Chicken Sandwiches - An easy family dinner everyone will LOVE -

Crockpot Bacon Ranch Chicken Sandwiches

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The crockpot works its magic once again. I know, I know, I’m obsessed with my Crockpot. What can I say? It’s just so useful! I keep discovering more and more things I can do with it. Lasagna soup…one-pot chicken…even sweet potatoes. Can you really be surprised that when I cooked up a Bacon Ranch Chicken Sandwich, I found a way to make it in the crockpot? I mean, think about it. I already had this… read more

Loaded Cheesy Tater Tots - --

Loaded Cheesy Tater Tots

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The magic of tots + cheese, lots of cheese…. There’s something almost magical about Tater Tots. They start from something so plain and ordinary, a potato, and they somehow transform into a crunchy, delicious little morsel. On top of that, they’re so easy to work with! They cook up in no time, and you can use them in so many ways. You can start with just about any basic potato recipe, substitute in these little… read more

Crockpot Slit Pea Soup -- ----

Crockpot Split Pea Soup

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Nothing says winter like soup. When there’s a foot of snow on the ground and the thermometer is stuck at 20 degrees, there’s nothing as comforting as a nice, hot bowl of soup. And thanks to the magic of the Crockpot, it’s also really easy to make. Just throw everything into the crock in the morning, and when you come home in the evening, soup’s on! This Crockpot Split Pea Soup is as easy, and as… read more

Must Try St Patrick's Day Recipes - Reuben Dip - - This dip is AMAZING!!! -

Reuben Dip

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Dip into one of your deli favorites! The Reuben sandwich is a real American melting pot. You start with corned beef, that classic Irish dish…add Swiss cheese, German sauerkraut, and Russian dressing…and serve it all up on some nice Jewish rye.  A beautiful combo of flavors. If  this deli sandwich is one of your favorites, then boy do I have a treat for you! This Reuben Dip is a twist on the classic Reuben sandwich. Instead… read more

Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup - Great way to use up corned beef leftovers! -- --

Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup

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Put a little Irish in your soup! You can tell St. Paddy’s Day is on its way, because the store circulars are full of sales for those three great Irish favorites: corned beef, cabbage, and potatoes. And really, these three foods are all you need to serve up a great Irish meal (like, for example, my FAMOUS Crockpot Corned Beef and Cabbage). There’s only one problem: the leftovers. What do you do with the rest of… read more

How To Freeze Pasta Portions - -

How To Freeze Pasta Portions

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What’s even easier than pasta? Pasta that’s already cooked! As quick and easy meals go, it’s hard to beat a pot of pasta. It takes less than half an hour to boil the water, cook the noodles, and toss them with sauce. Throw together a salad while they’re cooking, and you’ve got a complete dinner. Yet there are occasional times when you’re so rushed, or so hungry, even the half an hour it takes to… read more

Creamy Crockpot Chicken Stuffing and Green Beans - --

Creamy Crockpot Chicken Stuffing and Green Beans

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The one-pot meal at its best. Friends, let us pause for a minute to consider the humble one-pot  hotdish. A hotdish, for anyone who doesn’t know, is sort of the essence of basic, hearty, Midwestern cooking. It can mean any sort of one-pot meal, but most often it’s a casserole with cream soup, some kind of protein, veggie and a starch. So it’s a whole meal in one dish. This Creamy Crockpot Chicken  Stuffing and… read more

Easy Salmon Foil Packets --- -

Easy Salmon Foil Packets

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A healthy meal that takes minutes to make! According to Time magazine, one of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to eat healthier. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the quickest resolutions to be broken. The authors think it’s because people go overboard. So many of us think that eating healthy means giving up their favorite treats for good, and who could stick to that? But I think there’s another reason too. A lot of people… read more

Crockpot Honey Garlic Polish Sausage - Fabulous Appetizer - FamilyFreshMeals

Crockpot Honey Garlic Polish Sausage

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Lay some honey garlic on me! I just can’t keep my hands off this Honey Garlic sauce. First I tried it with meatballs, and everyone loved it so much, I just had to try it again with cocktail weenies. Then that went over so well that I figured, why not keep the honey garlic ball rolling?! So here’s the latest twist: Honey Garlic Crockpot Polish Sausage. Same easy method as the first two: just mix… read more