Recipes

Teriyaki Baked Chicken Quarters
This teriyaki sauce would be great for stir fry as well! For another idea, you can use the teriyaki sauce basting quarters on the grill too.
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Caprese Chicken & Quinoa
I love the flavors of Caprese - mozzarella, tomato, basil + balsamic. I saw a version of this recipe and had to try it. I'll be honest, I almost didn't post it because the color of the quinoa with sauce isn't very appetizing looking.... but it IS SO GOOD!!! If you can ignore the color of the quinoa and like caprese flavors, give this one a go! It's very filling due to the quinoa and one pan of this lasted us 3+ meals! I did not try freezing this one, but the original recipe says to freeze before the basil. Recipe based off of this one - https://www.eatyourselfskinny.com/cheesy-caprese-chicken-quinoa-casserole/
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Easy Slow Cooker Chicken + Stock
Make your quarter chickens for eating or shredding, and then in the same pot using the chicken bones and skin, make your stock! If you have two slow cookers, you can fit 3 packages between two slow cookers. I like to make multiples at once to have shredded chicken for future recipes. You can also freeze shredded chicken, just make sure to mark how many cups it is for easy access. I'd suggest 3 cup packages.
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Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup
Nice easy slow cooker meal. Dump all of your ingredients in the crock pot and it's ready for dinner later! I had an extra half an onion and a green pepper from another recipe, so I through that in there as well. I also saved the cilantro for topping. I ran across salad topper tortilla strips at the store, so I topped with those. I would suggest using regular tortilla chips for more flavor.
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Chicken Pot Pie
This is my all time favorite freezer meal. I've probably made 4-5 rounds of this over the past few years. Each recipe makes 3-4 pies, and I suggest not doubling the recipe unless you have a large soup pot. I've made the mistake before and had to split everything into bowls because my large pot wasn't big enough! We also usually just make this with a top crust instead of bottom and top. This can also be made gluten free by subbing corn starch for flour as the thickening ingredient, and either using no crust or a gluten free crust. It's still just as good!
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Baked Penne with Chicken and Sun Dried Tomatoes
Another perfect meal for tonight + one to freeze for later! This one makes 2 2-quart baking dishes. We usually divide it between 3 pans for 2-3 servings each. Great for leftover chicken or shredded quarters. Recipe adapted from - https://www.marthastewart.com/313371/baked-penne-with-chicken-and-sun-dried-t
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GF Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole
I love meals that make enough to freeze for later. This makes either 3 - 8x8 pans or 1 16x9 and 1 8x8 pan. Each 8x8 pan feeds about 3. As a family of 2 + a picky toddler an 8x8 pan was perfect with a little leftover for lunch. Plus, there's two more in the freezer for later! As a bonus, this is gluten free. Side note- Each 1/4 chicken package makes approximately 6-8 cups of chicken. Recipe adapted from - https://mygluten-freekitchen.com/chicken-broccoli-rice-casserole-gluten-free/
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How to Cook Bacon Without Making a Mess
We all love bacon, but we all don't love cleaning grease splatters when cooking it on the stove! Here is how we have been cooking it lately, and it tastes just as good.
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Bacon & Egg Breakfast Sandwich
Simple ingredients, tasty breakfast.
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15 Minute Korean Beef
Ground beef doesn't always need to be made into a burger or taco meat. Here's another easy way to season ground beef to have with Quinoa, Rice or put it on the top of Cauliflower. Make it paleo but eliminating the brown sugar and using coconut aminos instead of soy sauce. Recipe adapted from http://smilesandwich.com/2015/01/27/15-minute-korean-beef-quinoa-bowl/
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French Dip Sandwiches
Leftover beef roast? Make a French Dip sandwich! Au Jus courtesy - http://foodyschmoodyblog.com/how-to-make-au-jus-for-french-dip-sandwiches/
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Beef Roast
The rub in the recipe is just one way you can season your roast, but the instructions for how to cook it can be used for any rub recipe. Make sure you don't leave it in the oven too long, it will continue to cook when you let take it out and let it rest! Recipe courtesy - https://www.frugalmomeh.com/2016/07/sirloin-tip-roast.html
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