Shrimp and Grits

Grits with shrimp sounded like some northern twist on a sacred southern staple when I first heard about it, but I can honestly say that this is one of my all time favorite dishes. I have to admit that I am guilty of throwing in more than the 2 ounces of cheddar that the recipe calls for, but where cheese is concerned more is almost always better. Enjoy!

Quick & Easy Mexican Style Soup

If you keep cooked ground beef and sautéed onions in your freezer, you can have this easy soup on the table in under 15 minutes.

Black Bean Soup

Black beans are one of my favorite beans – they go well with corn and tomatoes in cold salads as well as hot sides, but the king of all black bean recipes is black bean soup. For this recipe, I prefer using prepared dry beans because they are more tender than the canned beans and it’s easier to get the right consistency for soup. If you like this soup, try a similar mixture without the broth to make a thick bean dip for corn chips.

Maple Dijon Chicken {For the Freezer}

This is one of my go to recipes for delicious chicken. We’ve been making it for years but recently discovered by way of the Six Sisters website that it’s a great freezer dish as well.

3 Ways To Use Fresh Zucchini

Zucchini seems to grow slowly and just when you think it will never be ready – overnight, you have more than you know what to do with. Here are 3 fresh zucchini recipes, 2 of which freeze well.

Zuppa Toscana

Whether you have fresh spinach from the garden or frozen from the store, this Zuppa Toscana recipe is a great way to use it in a rich soup that fills you up.

BBQ Meatball Sliders

Inspired by the Smoky Mesquite BBBQ Meatball Cheddar and Grilled Onion Sliders on Food, Family & Finds, this version of these delectable treats uses frozen meatballs for quicker prep time. Smaller meatballs make the sliders messier, so forks might be in order.

Creamy Balsamic Meatballs

This super easy recipe is a quick stovetop meal with just 5 ingredients. Creamy Balsamic Meatballs: 1 Lb cooked meatballs, homemade or purchased, 2 Tbsp butter, ¼ cup onion, chopped, 1 cup heavy cream, 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar, Prepared egg noodles

Southwestern Hamburger Skillet

This stovetop recipe from the Frugal Mom Menu is a quick and easy way to use up leftovers and canned ingredients that you have on hand. If your family likes spicier flavors, substitute enchilada sauce for the tomato soup and add a can of green chilies or tomatoes with green chilies. Other additions that work […]

Crockpot Cheesy Ham and Corn Chowder

Combining crockpot recipes with planned leftovers is a great way to maximize both time and money savings. Use leftover ham, and for even faster prep choose frozen diced potatoes instead of peeling and dicing them yourself. If you prefer to avoid processed ingredients, you can substitute Cream of Something soup mix for the cream of […]

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