Taco Soup – My Go-To Meal

I try to always keep ingredients on hand for a couple meals – my go-to meals – which can mean the difference between take-out pizza or a home-cooked meal. One of my go-to meals is Taco Soup – I’m sure you’ve heard of it. Everyone loves it. It’s quick and easy. The ingredients are easy to keep! And I can cook it in a pinch (as long as I have beans in my freezer). It used to be my “open can and dump” meal. Now that I don’t use much canned food it’s a bit less convenient, but as long as my freezer is well stocked, it still makes a delicious go-to meal. If you don’t like to use canned food, you can still make Taco Soup, with this easy recipe that doesn’t use cans!

Taco soup. A one pot meal that's on the table in under 30 minutes. I always have the ingredients on hand for this easy and delicious meal. {from SimplifyLiveLove.com}

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How to Make the Perfect Ice Cream Cone #FinalConeDown

This post is sponsored by Blue Bunny. All opinions are mine.

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Want happy kids? Serve ice cream for breakfast!! I wouldn’t normally do something so crazy, but yesterday, we decided to celebrate the end of summer with something a little outside the box. Summer’s not over yet, and we’re still having some wonderfully warm days here in Eastern Iowa.  We turned breakfast into a delicious homeschool challengehow to make the perfect ice cream cone. Each of my four kids had a different answer, but they all loved their cone the best!

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Tuesday Garden Party – Garden Inspiration for 9/15/2015

TuesdayGardenParty via SimplifyLiveLove.comHappy Tuesday! I feel kind of fake posting these Tuesday Garden Parties, y’all. Not that I’m not gardening at all, but it’s really been woefully neglected this summer as we transitioned out of the barn and into the Passive-Aggressive House. Now that we’re in the house, there’s all sorts of unpacking, organizing, and more cleaning, plus the other realities of my life that I cannot ignore – cooking, homeschooling, teaching online Comp Classes, and blogging!

All things garden have really taken a back burner to my life this summer. But that’s ok – because I know you are all still gardening, and I look forward to seeing what you have to share in this week’s TGP!

Tuesday Garden Party – Garden Inspiration for 9/15/2015

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Parmesan Garlic Chicken

Parmesan Garlic Chicken Easy Recipe to Double for the Freezer from SimplifyLiveLove.com

I first got the inspiration for Parmesan Garlic Chicken in one of my favorite cookbooks Don’t Panic–More Dinner’s in the Freezer: A Second Helping of Tasty Meals You Can Make Ahead. I really like this cookbook not only because there are very tasty, freezer friendly recipes included in it, but it also calculates the amounts necessary if you were to make the recipe time x3, x6, or x9 for freezer meals. My basic math skills aren’t too shabby, but having the figures pre-calculated for tripling a recipe is really handy. That’s my plug for the cookbook Don’t Panic–More Dinner’s in the Freezer if you’re into freezer cooking!

Regardless of if you like freezer meals, you need to serve up this parmesan garlic chicken for dinner tonight! It’s a huge hit with both kids and adults. It’s so easy to make – yet looks fancier than it is. And it’s sure to be a hit at any family meal or dinner party. If you’re looking for an easy recipe that freezes well and tastes just as good after it’s frozen, I highly recommend this easy and delicious parmesan garlic chicken.

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