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The Best Bread Machine Pizza Crust

How to make the best bread machine pizza dough - This simple and easy pizza crust recipe makes a pizzeria-style crust at home. Homemade pizza dough is healthy and delicious! Includes tips and ideas for making a better crust.

Our new Friday night homemade pizza “tradition” is not going as planned. This past Friday, we were hungry for hamburgers. The Friday before, we were invited to go out to eat. Even though it isn’t going as we expected, our homemade pizza tradition is still going. Being flexible is important to me, and that means going with whatever complication finds us on Friday evening. We’re always ready to make the pizza on Friday night, but we’re also prepared to adjust our plan if pizza doesn’t work out. We’re perfectly happy to have homemade pizza for lunch on Saturday or dinner … Read more

BBQ Baked Beans with Bacon (Stovetop and Slow Cooker Instructions)

BBQ baked beans recipe with bacon - These super easy and simple beans are perfect for potlucks or parties, but families love them too. Mix with couscous or rice or just serve plain as a side dish. So amazing!

  Summer is almost here! I have the perfect recipe to take to the neighbor’s BBQ, your friend’s picnic, and the potluck at your church. It’s easy to make, very inexpensive, and it feeds a huge crowd. It can simmer all day in the crockpot or cook on the stove top. It travels well, so I take it to casual get-togethers all year long.   Print Recipe BBQ “Baked” Beans Course Main Course, Main Dish Cuisine American Servings Ingredients 2 cups couscous or rice uncooked1 pound bacon1 tbsp olive oil1 large onion coarsely chopped3 cloves garlic1/2 cup brown sugar packed2 … Read more

Chicken & Bacon Ranch Pizza

How to make the best chicken bacon ranch pizza recipe - This semi homemade pizza is quick and easy with a white ranch sauce and made with Pillsbury crescent rolls as a crust! Perfect comfort food and great for quick dinners!

This past weekend, we made some mostly homemade pizza, and it was delicious. You’ve heard me say this before, and I’ll say it again. I love cooking from scratch, but sometimes totally homemade food just isn’t possible. We had a busy weekend. Joe was building a pantry cupboard for our kitchen. In the kitchen. As you might imagine, it was tough to get around in there and cook, and we ended up eating a lot of convenience foods. It was better than eating out, for sure. This pizza was the best one I’ve had in months. We are planning to … Read more

Baked Spaghetti Squash Casserole with Ground Beef, Tomatoes, and Cheese

How to cook spaghetti squash casserole - This is the best recipe for a low carb casserole with ground beef, tomatoes, Italian seasoning, and cheddar cheese. Use the microwave to make the squash. Very healthy, whole 30, paleo, keto. Start on the stovetop and then bake in the oven.

Original post from November, 2008: I love to eat. Did you know that, Dear Reader? It’s true. I love to eat. Joe and I have long been curious about spaghetti squash, but we never ventured to buy one before. This week, we did. Incidentally, we paid $5.63 for our spaghetti squash at the super chain grocery store we like to visit, and then found them for under $2 at the local farm store. Remember how I said to buy local? It really is cheaper. Anyway, we bought an overpriced spaghetti squash, brought it home, and sat it on the dining … Read more

Classic French Ratatouille

How to make the best classic authentic French ratatouille recipe - This simple and easy stew includes zucchini, eggplant, and squash. It's super healthy when made the traditional way. Made on the stovetop. Whole 30, paleo approved. Low carb and vegetarian.

Several times this summer, we’ve had so much zucchini, yellow squash, and eggplant that it wouldn’t all fit in our refrigerator. Seriously, that’s a lot of vegetables.   It’s a good thing that we like to eat healthy, fresh food ’cause it’s all we’ve got.   Last week, I made No Noodle Crockpot Lasagna that popped up in my Google Reader. Instead of noodles, you’re supposed to cut zucchini, yellow squash, and eggplant in long, thin slices. Then you layer them in the crockpot with some cheese and other veggies, and cook it all day. I ended up overcooking mine, and it … Read more

Turkey Black Bean Sloppy Joes in Acorn Squash Bowls

turkey black bean sloppy joes in acorn squash bowls - These quick and easy healthy recipe uses ground turkey to make traditional sloppy joes. Great recipe for two with leftovers and kids like it, too. Great gluten-free, low carb recipe. This is the best weeknight dinner recipe because it's so simple and delicious.

Joe and I have to struggle to eat healthy, low calorie foods. We’ve tried (and failed at) several diets in the five years we’ve known each other, but this is a recipe has stuck with us since the first one. Joe found something like this recipe in a cookbook that his mom had many years ago. The original recipe was for sandwiches. We doctored it to lower the calories and for our personal taste. Then, one day, we made the Sloppy Joes, but realized (too late) that we didn’t have any bread. Joe said, “Why can’t we stuff it in … Read more