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...]

Simple Tomato Pasta

Simple Tomato Pasta at thatswhatchesaid.com

Hello everyone!  I do hope your summer has been fantastic!  I am so thrilled to announce that I added a new member to my family this past July!  He is just the most precious little guy and I am such a lucky girl to call him mine!  I post a million pictures of him and my older boys on Instagram if you ever need a baby fix, come on over [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...]

Thai Lettuce Wraps

Thai Lettuce Wraps using only 6 ingredients- yum! The perfect summer healthy meal.

Next up for Funner in the Summer-   Stephanie from Somewhat Simple is here with a light and simple main dish recipe, using only 6 ingredients.  Make sure to head over to Somewhat Simple for lots of fun ideas and recipes. Hi guys! I am Stephanie from http://www.somewhatsimple.com/ and I am excited to be here today with a delicious summer recipe you can make without heating up your entire house- Thai Lettuce Wraps. Ingredients: 1 Head of [Read More...]

Southwest Chicken Bake

Super Simple Southwest Chicken Bake- make this yummy main dish and enjoy! www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

This post is sponsored by Cans Get You Cooking as a part of the Mom It Forward Blogger Network. All opinions are 1 million% my own and I’m happy to be working with a company I believe in.   By now you know easy is what I do when it comes to cooking. Sometimes I go all out but most of the time it is the quickest and meals that I [Read More...]

6 Ingredients or Less Main Dish Recipes

6 Ingredients or Less Main Dish Recipes - an easy way to get dinner on the table with ingredients you already have on hand!

Things are getting real around here. With daily baseball practices and other kid activities time is short.  I know I’m not the only one out there that is scrambling around dinner time– everyone is busy! So I gathered some of my favorite 6 ingredients or less main dish recipes to share.  Some are one pot, some are slow cooker and all are EASY.  Enjoy! CHICKEN & BEEF Dr. Pepper Chicken [Read More...]