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Oven Roasted Chicken Leg Quarters with Italian Herbs & Lemon

You wanna make one of the easiest meals ever, pay next to nothing, and have your family sing your praise? Don't we all?  Well look no further, I've got you covered.

Here's an easy recipe that you can toss in the oven after work, and sit down to eat it within the hour. I love that there's no marinate time,  or trimming, stuffing, etc. Just drizzle a quick mixture over the top and bake in a preheated oven for about an hour.

Wait for applause. 

Fall-Off-The-Bone Crockpot Chicken Wings

These wings are so incredible, they're slow cooked all afternoon for fall-off-the-bone tenderness in a mouthwatering hot sauce and butter combination. I especially love that they aren't  deep-fried (way healthier, right?) They're also never under cooked or dried out; just the most delicious chicken wings outside of your favorite sports bar! Plus they could not be easier to make.

30-Minute Fish Tacos

This week we were in search of a meatless, dairy-free entree and I was still craving the spice-filled Mexican flavors of my Ahi tuna tacos last weekend. So, after tinkering around in my kitchen, I'm happy to say that even the pickiest family members applauded! Start to finish this meal takes only 30 minutes to make and that included vegetable preparation and fish marinade time!

Slow Cooked Chicken Cacciatore

Everyone in my home is headed back...back to work and back to school. That means back to a schedule too. Crockpot meals always help get me on track when trying to reclaim time (and my waistline)! This mouth watering make ahead meal has lots of flavor from long strips of bell peppers & onions, plus red wine, garlic and crushed tomatoes. There was more than enough for our large family AND some to freeze for another meal later in the month. This slow-cooked Chicken Cacciatore is delicious, healthy & easy. Dinner doesn't get much better than this!

Cauliflower Rice with Pecorino

A healthier alternative to rice or pasta, cauliflower rice is similar in texture but full of flavor! The best part, it can be prepared in as little as 15 minutes! Try substituting it tonight and get ready for applause from even your toughest critics!

Apple Cider Beef Stew

I love to make this stew once the autumn season starts. It's one of my most requested recipes as well. Hearty, comforting and slightly different from most slow cooker beef stews; I think the cinnamon is the secret ingredient to making this a memorable!

Creamy Jalapeño & Artichoke Dip

Iagine a classic spinach and artichoke dip...only spicier and healthier! This one is has less calories and fat since there's no mayonnaise or Parmesan, plus it's packed with protein from Greek yogurt and GREEK CREAM CHEESE!! I just found out that's a thing! Oh my gosh...add it to the list of snacks & appetizers you can gladly bring to your next party! It comes together quickly and can be made ahead of time.

BBQ Pulled Chicken Nachos

Transforming leftovers into something my family can get excited about is a bit of a challenge, but it CAN be done quickly and tastefully by turning  them into a delicious appetizer! I used shredded barbecue chicken, grabbed a bag of tortilla chips and smothered it all in pickled jalapeños, black olives and melty cheese! Dinner is done, clean up is easy & all family members are happy!

I lovingly refer to this dish as the "pantry pasta" because it's really just a delicious mix of whatever I have on hand! It's incredibly versatile and the unlikely combination of flavors will surprisingly become a regular addition to your monthly meal plan!

 The whole point of crock pot cooking is "fix it and forget it", and I wanted to apply that method of simplicity to a Thanksgiving-worthy turkey dinner.  The preparation takes only 10 minutes and the intoxicating aroma makes the 4 hour wait WORTH it!