Pineapple Chicken {Easy Crock Pot Dump Meal}

With my daughter practicing almost every day after school for her play, my son in sports, between my husband's chaotic work schedule, nannying for my niece and nephew a few days a week, and church activities...some days I just don't have time to cook! We are working off paying off debt this year which means less traveling than I would like and more cooking at home than I want. But jokes aside, cooking at home is really so much cheaper than going out these days especially with rising inflation prices. 

ingredients for crockpot pineapple chicken in ziploc bags ready for freezer

My husband randomly bought a few pineapples because it was on sale, thus why I usually do the grocery shopping. He kept saying he would cut it so we could have fresh fruit available, but of course he never got around to it. But I absolutely despise food waste. So, I decided to take my hand at pineapple chicken. And because there were two pineapples, I made one for now and one for later in an easy freezer-friendly safe bag.

Crockpot Pineapple Chicken

Top 5 Foods to Bring to a Shiva House

Shiva is a Hebrew word, and the meaning of the word is “Seven.” In Jew culture, when a person dies, their family has to remain at home for a week, and they can’t cook anything for the week. There are only seven relatives for whom jew people are supposed to observe Shiva.

Those relatives are the father, mother, brother or sister, son, daughter, or spouse. Mourners have to keep the house clean and perform prayer services. So as relatives, you should know how to help the mourners.

And the biggest support they can get during this week is the food you bring. If you don’t know which the best food items are to bring to a shiva house, then don’t worry I’m going to talk about the 5 best foods that you can bring to a Shiva house.

Preparing A Scrumptious Dinner for 4

Cooking a meal for four can be daunting, but it doesn't have to be! With a little bit of planning and preparation, you can have a scrumptious dinner on the table that everyone will love. This blog post will discuss some tips and tricks for preparing a delicious dinner for 4 people and also cover everything from menu ideas to cooking techniques so that you can feel confident in your culinary skills!

Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole with Southside Market Sausage

We are back-to-school in our house. I have been trying to come up with not only breakfast recipes that I can make easily on weekend mornings, but also meal prep breakfast ideas as well as breakfast for dinner. Yes, I have been looking for all the breakfast ideas. And that is when I saw Breakfast Casserole and Tater Tot Casserole. Then I thought I could make a mash up of this. So here we have Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole with Sausage and of course I used our Southside Market Original Fresh Rope Sausage because it has great spicy flavor, and it is so easy to work with.

Crock Pot Tenderloin Recipe {Easy Family Dinner Idea}

We used venison for this recipe because my husband goes hunting for a hobby, but you could even use pork or other types of tenderloin. I prefer deer meat because this recipe cuts out the "gamey" taste if there is any. Plus, with inflation at an all-time high and my husband having all the necessary stuff for hunting, using deer meat just makes financial sense for us. But I realize it isn't for everyone.

Crockpot Tenderloin Recipe

Crockpot Chop Steak {Easy Family Dinner Idea}


My husband is a hunter so we used deer chop steak for this recipe, but you could use any chop steak. I love a good crockpot, slow cooker recipe during the cooler fall months. And this one is so super easy and such a crowd pleaser. I have added some links to the seasoning packets I use, if you want to skip the preservatives and make your own.

Crockpot Chop Steak Recipe

5 No Effort Weeknight Recipes For A Delicious Beef Dinner

Quality ingredients can completely transform the taste of even the simplest dish. You don't need to add sauces or flavoring; it will be delicious as it is! So, when you've got quality beef, what you need is a simple enough recipe that will enhance the flavor and texture of the meat.

5 No Effort Weeknight Recipes For A Delicious Beef Dinner

Beef is often a staple in our kitchen, whether you keep it in the fridge or the freezer. Some of the favorite beef recipes in American households include homemade lasagna and the iconic All-American beef stew. You can't go wrong with these! But if you haven't got hours to spend in the kitchen, you want something quick and easy to prepare for a weeknight. We've got you sorted with these practical beef dishes that will take no time at all to make.

Taco nights in the slow cooker If you've got a slow cooker, you can get this copycat chipotle barbacoa recipe started in the morning, and it'll be ready for your Tuesday Tacos night in the evening. It is a favorite with kids as you can control the heat to make sure the dish will not be too spicy for little ones. You'll only need to shred the beef at the end of the day, and it's ready to serve with salsa Verde, avocado, lime in tacos.

Turkey & Sweet Potato One Pan Hash Recipe

 I don't know what to call this recipe. Turkey and Sweet Potato Casserole, Turkey Potato Hash? I know it is super delicious and there is so much you can deal with. Once everything is chopped this is a one pan meal. You can switch up the meat options like lean beef or venison. Or you can also use regular potatoes instead of sweet potatoes. The calories and macros just change a little bit.

Turkey & Sweet Potato One Pan Hash Recipe

As always, I use the MyFitnessPal app to find out the calorie count and you can find a video on how to add recipes that I made HERE. Eating foods I enjoy was how I lost 65 pounds and kept the weight off. YES, you can eat potatoes AND lose weight. I calorie counted and worked out. You can find more about my fitness journey on TikTok, Instagram, or follow me on Facebook.