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Crock Pot Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

One of the families all time favorite recipes is stuffed peppers, once upon a time we made it with rice which is very delicious. This was surprising to me since there are kids in the house that do not like tomatoes one bit, but they will eat stuffed peppers. We decided to try it with quinoa instead of rice once to see how we liked it, and found out that everyone loved it even more with the quinoa! So now we no longer make it with rice we only make it with quinoa. A couple things about this recipe. This Continue Reading…

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Homemade Crock Pot Sloppy Joes

When I first started cooking I would purchase can’s of Manwich and mix it with meat and we would have an easy recipe that the family loved! Once we started making most things ourselves I looked for a recipe that would be loved by everyone in our house just as much as the pre made that they had come to love. After many years of changing things around we have our own recipe for sloppy joe’s that everyone loves without the additives and chemicals. This is one of the recipes that we make for our monthly freezer cooking, I pull Continue Reading…

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Homemade Cream Of Chicken Soup

There were quite a few family favorite recipes in our house that involved using cream of chicken or cream of mushroom soup. Since we have started “clean eating” we refuse to use the canned soups at all, so I would just skip this in our recipes. This meant the recipes were much more dry then they once were, but we figured it was better then using something so full of preservatives. Well that was until I found out you can make your own condensed soups with clean ingredients! So this past month when we did our monthly freezer cooking meals Continue Reading…

Delicious Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Delicious Chocolate Zucchini Bread

This week I have been sharing some of our favorite bread and muffin recipes. These are the recipes that we use to put in our freezer for our monthly freezer cooking. They are eaten as snacks most of the time, but sometimes they will be eaten for breakfast as well. We grow zucchini in our garden every year and there is always such an abundance of it, so we are always on the look out for new zucchini recipes. We spread and slice up extra zucchini during the summer and freeze it to use through out the winter. We do Continue Reading…

Healthy Breakfast Strawberries and creme Muffins

Strawberries and Creme Breakfast Muffins

As I stated during my Pumpkin Bread recipe every month we make many different types of breads and muffins, usually these are eaten for snacks. These, however, we make and everyone eats them for healthy breakfast muffins idea. Since we do not eat cereal or other processed foods for breakfast, this is a recipe that is always loved in our house. We use all organic ingredients to make our muffins, so not only are they a healthy breakfast idea they are also a clean eating breakfast idea 😉 . During the year as fruit is available at our farmers market, Continue Reading…

Moist pumpkin bread

Moist Pumpkin Bread

Something that we all love eating for snacks is our homemade banana bread, I shared the recipe previously in a sponsored post. I still follow this same recipe, except I use raw honey as my sweetener which makes the whole recipe organic. For that reason I will not be sharing our banana bread recipe again. After freezing some of our bread in the past we realized that the bread would thaw out and be very crumbly and dry. So we changed our banana bread recipe to the one listed above. By adding sour cream, it doesn’t alter the taste of Continue Reading…

Crock Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Make Ahead Crock Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes

If you are a regular follower of the blog you might have seen that last week I shared how we freezer cook for a month at a time. I promised that I would share the recipes we use for our monthly freezer meals, so here they are. During our freezer cooking we make lots of main dishes but we also make most of our side dishes and breads for the month. The recipes that I am planning on sharing first are the side dishes and bread recipes. Today’s recipe is for crock pot mashed sweet potatoes. Making up these recipes for you Continue Reading…

Make Ahead Crock Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Make Ahead Freezer Garlic Mashed Potatoes

If you are a regular follower of the blog you might have seen that last week I shared how we freezer cook a month at a time. I promised that I would share the recipes we use for our monthly freezer meals, so here they are. During our freezer cooking we make lots of main dishes but we also make most of our side dishes and breads. The recipes that I am planning on sharing first are the side dishes and bread recipes. We cook our garlic mashed potatoes and the mashed sweet potatoes ahead of time, put them into Continue Reading…

Monthly Freezer Cooking

Monthly Freezer Crock Pot Meals

Welcome back to another day of crock pot freezer meals for a month. I have covered a bunch of different topics already in this series. I have covered an overview of the series, menu planning for a month of freezer crock pot meals, grocery list making and shopping for an entire month of freezer meals, and yesterday I shared some of the tips and ideas on what to prepare in advance for monthly freezer cooking. Today I am going to be sharing what the day of meal cooking looks like in our house. The first month we started making freezer Continue Reading…

Monthly Freezer Cooking

Preparing for Monthly Freezer Cooking

Welcome to my Monthly Freezer cooking and planning series. So far I have covered topics about planning as well as list making/shopping for a month. Today I am going to give you some tips for ways we make our freezer cooking day easier. I’m sure we will continue to learn more as time goes on, but after doing it years ago and doing it once again during this busy season in our lives these tips have been crutial for us to get all of our tasks accomplished. Things We Do In Advance There are a few things we have learned Continue Reading…

Crock Pot Meal Planning Series

List Making and Shopping For A Month

Welcome back to the third day of our monthly crock pot freezer meals planning series. Yesterday I shared how to make your meal plans for monthly freezer cooking, today I am going to be sharing how I make my shopping list for a months worth of groceries for our family of 8. We do some things a little differently then most people probably do, which makes going to the store regularly a little less of a necessity. All of our poultry and certain fruits, veggies, organic flour/coffee and more are purchased from local farmers at our local farmers co-op monthly, we Continue Reading…

Crock Pot Meal Planning Series

Monthly Freezer Crock Pot Meal Planning

Welcome to our first in depth post of how we monthly freezer crock pot meal planning and cooking series! Yesterday I shared an overview of the steps I plan on sharing during this series. The last day of the series I plan on answering your questions, so please comment on any of the posts, on Pinterest on any of the series pins, or over on our Instagram. Today I am going to give you an in depth look into what monthly meal planning looks like in our house of 8. For MANY years now we have meal planned and shopped Continue Reading…