Recipes & Meal Planning

My blog is not a food blog.  You won’t find beautiful pictures and printable recipe cards.  What you will find are recipes of things that I have created or adapted over the years.  I don’t have a way to print them easily because it costs a LOT more to do that, so I suggest copying/pasting to a document or just choose what pages you print.  Sorry!

I am going to be working on this page a little bit at a time.  Keep checking back.


Easy Homemade Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread

Homemade Tortillas


Whole Wheat Pumpkin Banana Muffins

Whole Wheat Drop Biscuits

Steak and Bacon Frittata 

Breakfast Cookies

Easy Homemade Granola

Crockpot Pumpkin Oatmeal (I will be making this in the Instant Pot soon!)

Breakfast Tacos

Green Protein Smoothie

Instant Pot Honey Vanilla Greek Yogurt


Whole Herb Roasted Chicken

Instant Pot Whole Chicken and Roasted Veggies

Easy Chili (award winning!)

Homemade Pasta Sauce and Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower

Homemade Pulled Pork in the Instant Pot

Instant Pot Chuck Roast and Veggies

Our Favorite Friday Night Dinner! (“Finger Foods”)

Instant Pot Carnitas

Homemade Ramen (including instant pot instructions for medium boiled eggs!)

Homemade Pizza

Instant Pot Venison Roast

Instant Pot Pinto Beans

Instant Pot Black Beans


Garlic Spaghetti Squash

See Instant Pot Whole Chicken and Roasted Veggies

See Homemade Pasta Sauce and Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower


Homemade Bar B Que Sauce


Homemade All Purpose Seasoning


Italian Coffee Cake

Award Winning Chocolate Chip Cookies (Karis won first place in 4H with these)


Instant Pot “Boiled” Eggs

Robert’s “Famous” Guacamole

Come back for more recipe links!

Meal Planning

I use this “meal planning hub” to plan my meals and then I type them up on my blog!

The first thing I do is plan my meals by typing it out in a blog post.  Then I copy and paste into a Google doc and print it.  I then make a grocery list, do my shopping, and prep.  I usually plan for 2 weeks at a time.  I’m flexible if I need to move meals around or plan something different, but for the most part I follow this.

Here’s an example meal plan that I type on my blog: September 9-22nd.

In my kitchen, on a white board, I hang the meal plan and prep list.

I use one cookbook ALL the time, and other recipes I use are on my blog, in my recipe binder, or online.

This is the book I use a lot:


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