It’s no secret that I love to bake (here & here). Lately, though I’ve really been on a cooking spree. Monday I talked about how I’ve become
a little obsessed with a huge fan of Ree Drummond, a.k.a. The Pioneer Woman. I think I’m the last woman on Earth to jump on board that train. I’ve been making a few of her recipes, but mainly, she just inspires me to COOK.
Here are 5 amazingly simple recipes that will make you feel like a real cook (yes, you):
#1. Pioneer Woman Pico de Gallo
I made this on Monday night to go with tacos. I’m a believer. I’m never buying pico at the store ever ever ever again. It was delicious (SO much better than store-bought), and cheap to make at home.
#2. Creamy Italian Crockpot Chicken
We’ve been making this recipe for quite a while. It’s probably one of my favorite recipes of all time. The chicken is oh so tender, and the sauce is delectable.
Here’s how to do it:
Get a few chicken breasts (1-6… we typically do 4)
Pour in 1 can cream of chicken soup.
Pour in 1 8 oz. block of cream cheese (this is the secret ingredient)
Pour in 1 Zesty Herb Chicken Marinade packet (or substitute with your favorite dry marinade)
Cook on low for 8 hours.
(FYI: We put all of these things in a gallon ziplock baggy and freeze for those days that I know I won’t want to cook when I get home!)
#3. Pioneer Woman Chicken Nachos
This was on her most recent show, and let me tell you… I made these last night. Just do it. Super simple and super delicious. Tip: Put the pico de gallo on these!!
#4. 10 Minute Mexican Meat Pie
This is ridiculously simple. Plus, there are so many ways to customize this recipe. Omit what you don’t like, and substitute what you do!
#5. Baked Squash/Zucchini
We all need more veggies in our diets. This is a great (+ easy) way to get ’em in! Here’s how:
Wash your veggies.
Cut the ends off.
Slice into chunks.
Put veggies in a large bowl.
Coat them with a couple tbsp of olive oil, salt, pepper, and other seasonings you like (we use Mrs. Dash original!).
Stir ’em up.
Pop them in the oven on a jelly roll pan at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
We’re all busy. Believe me, I know how it is. The less I have to “work” while cooking, the happier I am after a long day. Try these recipes out and let me know how you liked them!
My wish today is for everyone to find their groove in the kitchen. Whether that’s whipping up 4 course gourmet meals, or washing the dishes after dinner! A big part of our lives revolve around food, so I think it’s so important to find where you fit in that equation. How does your food work for you?
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