Cornbread Burger Bake

I often add a half can of corn to my cornbread for a punch of flavor and texture, and a similar idea is used here by adding creamed corn to the topping made from cornbread batter. It takes next to no time to make this simple but tasty ground beef casserole if you start with cooked ground beef, onions, and peppers from the freezer—just mix the chili powder in and place in the casserole dish with the other layers.

Chicken and Spinach Pasta Bake

Your freezer stash of cooked chicken and sautéed onions will make this chicken and spinach pasta a snap to prepare. If you don’t have chicken and onions in the freezer, consider this a good time to stock up.

Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

Keeping frozen fish fillets on hand gives you an easy option for a quick dinner any night of the week. This flavorful recipe can be cooked in twenty minutes and is delicious with rice and a steamed vegetable.

Easy Slow Cooker Thai Chicken

Prep for this flavorful chicken in peanut sauce is quick—just mix five ingredients, pour over chicken, and cook in the slow cooker. Peanuts and cilantro for garnish add to the flavor.

Cowboy Hot Dogs

With sautéed onions and shredded cheddar cheese, these hot dogs will please grown ups while leaving the option for kids to eat them however they prefer.

Roasted Red Potato Salad

Roasted red potatoes give this potato salad its unique flavor and texture.

Roasted Red Potatoes

These roasted red potatoes are always a hit and they make amazing potato salad. This recipe makes enough potatoes to have as a side for a meal and make potato salad with the leftovers.

Chicken Fried Rice

This is an authentic version of the fried rice I learned to make (and ate an awful lot of) when we lived in Japan. It can be made with most any meat or shrimp, or you can add more vegetables for a vegetarian version.

Mushroom Salisbury Steak

Barley Lentil Soup

This hearty soup with fresh vegetables can easily be made into a vegetarian dish by using vegetable stock in place of beef broth.

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