Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Who doesn’t love the Crockpot? Just throw everything in and let it cook all day. I especially love it for parties and today’s recipe for Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sliders is perfect for your next football get-together. Here’s what you’ll need: 2.5 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thighs or tenders (thawed), 6 oz. can tomato paste, 1 (1.75 oz.) pkg. buffalo wing seasoning (I used French’s Mild Buffalo Wing Seasoning), [Read More…]

Slow Cooker Meals for Busy Families

Slow Cooker Meals for busy families - a round up full of ideas to make crazy days easier. Compiled by www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

Things are about to get nuts! It’s the end of October and that means November is soon here and then December.  The last three months of the year just zoooooom by.  I have had lots of requests for slow cooker meals so I’m back for another go at it.  I gathered this round up with busy families in mind (it applies to everyone though!).  You know those days when you [Read More…]

Sweet and Tangy Marinated Grilled Chicken

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I have enjoyed following along with Mique’s health and fitness journey.  I loved hearing all about her adventures and her efforts to eat more consciously.  We have a lot of various  “food issues” in our family and we have eliminated a lot from our diet in our efforts to feel better and eat better.  So today I thought I’d share a recipe we have enjoyed this summer that is healthy [Read More…]

Bacon Macaroni and Cheese with a Kick

Bacon Macaroni and Cheese with a Kick! Thirty Handmade Days

I am feeling extra cheesy! Sorry I couldn’t resist. Our family loves cheese. We don’t discriminate – cheddar, mozzarella, American, cream cheese.. we like it all. It helps that my Mother-in-law is from Switzerland, the land of watches, chocolate and cheese. Today’s recipe is a spin on an old classic- Bacon Macaroni and Cheese with a Kick. I took our favorite BAKED mac and cheese (because we love it that [Read More…]

Easy Cheesy Penne Casserole

Easy cheesy penne casserole - tastes great and a healthy take on casserole www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

We’ve made a valiant effort since I’ve been back from my trip to eat more consciously.  We’ve had salads and wraps and all kinds of good stuff.  But I was missing out on a good ol’ casserole.  So I found some recipes that looked doable and delicious and got busy in the kitchen. This is an updated casserole that is a little healthier and not so heavy.  I used whole [Read More…]

It’s Dinnertime- Now What? 10 meals you can make in about 10 minutes!

It's Dinnertime - now what!? 10 minute meals to try out tonight! | Thirty Handmade Days

I’ve talked a bit about meal prep and being prepared in general lately here on 30days.    This post goes hand in hand with those ideas.  Being prepared *definitely* helps avoid the “It’s dinnertime – now what?!” thoughts every day.  But then there are days that nothing goes according to plan and you still need to eat and/or feed your family, right?  These 10 minute meals are perfect for those [Read More…]

Honey Mustard Baked Chicken

Simple Honey Mustard Baked Chicken from Thirty Handmade Days

While away at Fitness Ridge, I heard over and over again to simplify. It stuck with me. I’ve been meal prepping and simplifying everything that I can.  I also have altered the way we eat.  Less casseroles, more straight protein and vegetables.  Today’s Honey Mustard Baked Chicken takes no time to make and tastes great. The bonus is that you only need a few ingredients to whip this up! They are [Read More…]

Avocado Chicken Wrap

Healthy and delicious Avocado Chicken Wrap - simple to make and so good! A healthy alternative for lunch or dinner.

I’ve got a whole slew of recipes on my site but there is one category that I’m hoping to build up – healthy options.  There are lots of easy dinner ideas, desserts, breads and more but I need to add some that are easy to make AND healthy.  Right?  Today’s Avocado Chicken Wrap is delicious, healthy and easy to make.  My family gave it two thumbs way up.  So much [Read More…]

One Pan Fiesta Bake

Simple One Pan Fiesta Bake - whip up this easy dinner in just one pan. Must try!

Not only do I love to make easy meals but I love it even more when there is minimal mess.  Can I get a high five on that one?  One pan dishes are the absolute best because they taste great but don’t have a sink full of dishes to wash.  Today’s recipe is just that- It’s ooey, gooey and cheesy good.  I make a similar one with ground beef but [Read More…]