Tuesday, April 7, 2020

75+ Recipes using Pantry, Fridge and Freezer Staples

Simple recipes made with pantry, fridge and freezer staples. Soups, stews, breakfast meals, crock pot recipes, breads, desserts and more. 
Hi friends! I hope you and your loved ones are doing well? I know during this difficult time,  many of us are staying home and cooking from our pantry, fridge and freezers. For many of us this means social distancing and making fewer trips to the grocery store. 

I know the store shelves might look bare now, but most of the stores are slowly getting new stock in every couple of days. Until then it is important to plan out a menu with simple meals to feed you and your family. That way when you're ready to head to the grocery store, you'll have a plan and a list to reference to. 

This time more than ever, it's important to stock up on kitchen essentials, pantry staples and non - perishable food items. When you're shopping don't just concentrate on pantry items, but make sure to also stock up on items that will last a while in your fridge and freezer. 

Monday, March 30, 2020

Chicken Noodle Soup - Using Pantry & Fridge Staples

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup with a flavorful broth and made with pantry and fridge staples. Pair this soup with a loaf of this simple Old Fashioned Beer Bread or these One Hour Dinner Rolls to complete the meal. 
Hi everyone!   I hope all of you are safe, healthy and staying staying home as much as possible. Now more than ever I'm sure everyone is cooking from home and looking for simple recipes to feed their family. Homemade soup is a great, inexpensive meal option to feed your family with plenty of room for leftovers. 

Chicken Noodle soup is one of my soups to make and this homemade version is fairly quick and easy to prepare. With this recipe you can make Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup (with a homemade broth) in under and hour with a little help of a Rotisserie chicken. Rotisserie chickens are delicious served all on their own, but they're also perfect as a base for so many easy recipes and winter comfort foods.  

Monday, March 23, 2020

Old Fashioned Butter Rolls - Pantry Friendly Recipe

Cinnamon style rolls made with scratch biscuit dough, filled with butter, cinnamon, sugar and baked in a sweet milk sauce until golden brown. 
Good morning! I hope everyone is healthy, happy and staying indoors. Today I have a simple and delicious recipe to share with you. Have you ever had an old fashioned butter roll? It's been ages since I've had one, but their so delicious. Butter Rolls are a vintage recipe similar to cinnamon rolls, but use a homemade biscuit dough that is filled with butter, cinnamon, sugar and baked in a sweet milk sauce.

I love the simplicity of this recipe and that it uses pantry staple ingredients that you already have on hand (milk, butter, flour, sugar and cinnamon) Butter rolls are delicious for breakfast or served as a simple dessert. 

Friday, March 13, 2020

Make Ahead Ravioli Lasagna

This Ravioli Lasagna has all the flavors of traditional lasagna, but with less work! This simple make ahead lasagna is great for a busy weeknight dinner or store for a quick freezer meal.  
This recipe for Make Ahead Ravioli Lasagna is so easy to put together! It only calls for 9 ingredients and less if you omit the onion and green pepper. All of the ingredients are layered on top of each other just like traditional lasagna, but using ravioli instead of lasagna noodles and ricotta cheese makes the process so much easier! 

You don't even have to boil the ravioli first, just layer them in frozen! You can use any type of ravioli that you want. I use frozen cheese ravioli, but beef, spinach or even refrigerated works too. My family prefers a meat sauce, so I use a combination of  bulk Italian sausage and ground beef. 

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

February Menu - Menu Plan Monthly

Hi everyone!!!! It's that time for a new monthly meal plan to help your dinner routine run a bit smoother.  I'm sorry that this months menu is a little late, but I've been under the weather and haven't been online too much this week. Any recipe noted with {New} are recipes I plan to make and will post in the near future. Hopefully these recipes will help you save time and give you new ideas when planning your dinner menu.