August 23, 2014

Brownie Oreo Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

Oreo Brownie Ice Cream Cake is over the top amazing!

The last few weeks have been one of those non stop, go-go-go, invite a ton of people to your home kind of times. Last week alone we hosted two large parties totaling over 125 people. There’s nothing more that I […]

Revolutionize Your Week: Power Cooking Hour

Revolutionize your Week with a Power Cooking Hour!

It’s been an incredibly busy and full week. Sometimes there are just days that we pack in more than any one person should and then we asked ourselves why we are stressed. Sound familiar? Why do we do that to […]

Quick & Easy: Sour Cream Chicken Enchilada Recipe

Quick and Easy Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

I still reach for them often; those dog eared, dripped on, food stained recipe cards that symbolize a gift of years gone by. Those precious ladies took pity on me, the soon to be, new bride with not a lot […]

Crockpot Angel Chicken (Cook Once, Serve Twice)

Angel Hair Chicken made in the crock pot

With basketball season in full gear, the crock pot has been getting an extra workout. It’s always such a challenge to get meals on the table during this time of year because practices and games fall right during the dinner […]

Mom’s Homemade Lasagna

Mom's Homemade Lasagna

I rush in from school and ask my mom, “What’s for dinner.” I’d hold my breath praying it would be one of my favorites and oh my, she did not disappoint. You must understand, I grew up in a “sticks, […]

Mom’s Homemade Sloppy Joes

Homemade Sloppy Joes made with Ground Turkey

There are just a few choice recipes that when I close my eyes, I’m  transported right back to my childhood kitchen. This Homemade Barbeque is definitely one of them. We know them now as Sloppy Joes, but as a child, […]

Do You Know What Lurks in Your Freezer? Free Freezer Checklist

freezer inventory snapshot

Come on, let’s fess up, do you know what lurks in your freezer? I don’t, but I am bound and determined to change that over the next month as I slowly but surely, eat through my freezer during my January […]

Kitchen Tip: Cooking Ground Beef in the Crock Pot

cooking ground beef in bulk

Crock Pot Taco Meat – a detailed post over at 10 Minute Dinners One of the keys to quick and easy meal preparation is to have your proteins cooked in advance. As I have shared numerous times, I am so […]

Power Cooking: Meals in Minutes (video demo)

how to stock your freezer

Our family meal plan comes together when I write it down on purpose, on paper. With that being said, there are so many times where crazy, busy life schedules get in the way and that is when my Power Cooking […]

Cherish the Time – Freezer Cooking update

italian meatloaf

Often, day to day schedules just don’t happen like you plan them, especially with kids. Sometimes, they go exactly how you plan them, but it’s the next few days that go array. A few days ago, I shared about my […]

Freezer Cooking Day Plan


There’s another freezer cook day planned for today and tomorrow, so I am going to benefit from the accountability and jump on in. Since I haven’t had to time to plan out my meals, I am doing a deep freeze clean out.
I’m pulling out chicken, ground beef and veggies, and will have inspiration hit in the next few hours.
I have two pots of beans that I will use for Soup, bags of black beans, and homemade refried beans.

I have my oven filled with potatoes for a baked potato bar at lunch as well as potato skins and some potato soup.

Creative Meal Planning


Welcome to all the Once a Month Mom visitors. If you’re interested in learning more about my Sister Kitchen Club, search and browse my bulk cooking posts. Creative Meal Planning – Part 1 Creative Meal Planning – Part 2

Mexican Style Recipes – freezer meals


Last month, I shared my ONE HOUR meal planning experiment. As a work at home, home schooling mom of five, my days sometimes feel like a never ending roller coaster. Thinking of the “What for dinner?” answer leaves me a […]

Meal Planning – with a twist

how to stock your freezer

The 5:00 o’clock dinner bell gongs, and the dreaded, “What’s for dinner” question haunts us. Do the kids really need to eat again? Seriously? Didn’t I just feed them? When I mention meal planning, most women run for the hills […]

Creative Meal Planning – part two


Eating is reality. Learn to save money, time and have fun by making meals with friends.