The Blessed Life

The Blessed Life

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Must Have Recipes

As many of you know, I have been a cooking machine lately.  Well, maybe not a machine, but better than I used to be.  Through all of the new meals we have tried, I still have some recipes that I come back to over and over in my menu planning.  I think these recipes are must-haves for every mom.  All of them are pretty easy, because let's face it, if they weren't I wouldn't be making them!  Most also don't take much time to prepare, and none of them are my personal recipes.  In no certain order, here they are, my top five must-have recipes.

 YUM.  I got this recipe from a fellow blogger and wonderful photographer, Carissa Miller.  Check out her blog here.

We eat this pretty regularly at our house.  It is deee-lish.  Usually served with my sour cream and parmesan noodles, a salad or green beans and a bread item of some sort.  Again, easy, fast and as an added bonus, my kids love it.

I won't lie, this recipe takes slightly more work, but trust me, it is totally worth it.  It makes a TON of food and is healthy and delicious.  If you have a husband who is a meat lover, he may not be crazy about this dish, but it is one of the only ways my girls will eat vegetables.

Had this for dinner tonight.  Makes enough that we will be able to have leftovers tomorrow night. Yes, we are a family that eats leftovers.  Especially when I have a MK party, which I do tomorrow night!

Okay, so this isn't so easy, and requires many, many ingredients.  It is totally worth the effort and the ingredients, I promise.  Also, it makes enough food to feed an army.  I found this on another blog and had to try it.  So glad I did.  Now we make it at least once a month.  This is one of Jason's favorite meals!

Try them out.  Let me know what you think! 


  1. Brilliant, thank you!! I love trying new recipes! I make a Mexican Manicotti and it's one of our faves too! I don't know how to do the hyperlinks...I may need to call you sometime for a blog tutorial - you game?

  2. anytime! just call whenever!!! also, i should mention that i leave out the olives and add more cheese on the mexican lasagna and on the baked penne, i leave out the mushrooms. i hate olives, mushrooms and onions! talk soon!