Put That Slow Cooker to Work

Creamy Cashew Chicken
Creamy Cashew Chicken

 

Because low and slow is the way to go.

Plus less work for you!

 

Hearty:

Satisfy your grumbling tummy after a long day at work (or the mall).

Tangy Pulled Pork Sandwiches

This recipe makes excellent leftovers, so don’t feel like you have to finish it all in one go… although that’s really not too hard to do.

Sweet Potato Turkey Chili

Just another excuse to consume copious amounts of tortilla chips and guac! But really though.

 

Cheesy:

Sit back, relax, and get your cheese fix.

Mexican Macaroni & Cheese

Not your standard mac. This cheesy pot of pasta has some juicy tomatoes and spicy chilies (anddd jalapeño!) going on. If spice ain’t your thing, kick that jalapeño to the curb.

Stuffed Red Bell Peppers

This meatless main dish is uber cheesy and packed with flavor. If you’re wanting to beef up your peppers, add ground beef! Any color pepper will work in a pinch.

 

Sweet:

Sweet tooth meet slow cooker. Some dreams do come true.

Baked Apples

Enjoy these sweet baked apples for breakfast with a dollop of plain Greek yogurt, or serve em up with vanilla bean ice cream for dessert… or breakfast  (who are we trying to kid).

5 Ingredient Chocolate Bars

Not a fan of butterscotch? Simply turn this 5 ingredient situation into a 4 ingredient situation and throw in more semi-sweet chocolate chips. No complaints over here. Serving size = the whole batch?

 

Want more slow cooker recipes in your life? See our full collection.

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Make Dinner Quick & Easy

Korean BBQ Steak Bowls with Spicy Sesame Dressing
Korean BBQ Steak Bowls with Spicy Sesame Dressing

 

Because let’s face it, you’re very busy.

And even more hungry.

 

Chicken:

Plain ole chicken breasts are fine, but you can do so much better.

Chicken & Black Bean Burritos

These burritos are filling, full of flavor, and healthy! Amp up the heat by adding more jalapeño if you dare. And if you happen to have some guac on hand–you should always have guac within reach–feel free to swap the magical stuff in for the sliced avocado.

Chicken Pad Thai

Yeah that’s right, you can whip up pad thai in your very own kitchen. Trust us, it’s not that hard, so get to wok! Use beef, shrimp, or firm tofu if you’re not in the mood for chicken.

 

Seafood:

You know what they say… fish is brain food, and these seafood recipes just happen to be mouth-wateringly delicious too.

Crispy Honey Ginger Salmon

If your knife skills are on point, you’ll have dinner on the table in just 20 minutes. Serve this salmon over fluffy white rice or brown rice because no sauce should be left behind (and licking your plate is not exactly acceptable behavior once you reach the age of 9).

Shrimp Risotto

Oh so satisfyingly creamy! If you want some veggies in your life stir in a heaping cup of frozen green peas during the last couple minutes of cooking. Garnish each bowl with a hefty dose of freshly grated Parm and black pepper like a pro.

 

Meatless:

Meat isn’t always necessary. But don’t worry, flavor is always required.

Hummus Noodles with Tomatoes

That’s right, hummus makes for a dang good pasta sauce. Use the store-bought stuff if you’re extra low on time. No judgement over here.

Quinoa Minestrone

This fresh soup is packed with veggies and protein, so it will keep you full and satisfied until those cookies are done baking… or until the ice cream softens a bit. Top your minestrone with Parm right before digging in because cheese is always welcome.

 

Looking for more quick and easy recipes? We have a collection full of tasty ideas.

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You Only Need One Pot

Creamy Tomato Basil Pasta Bake
Creamy Tomato Basil Pasta Bake

 

These one-pot wonders make life easier.

And more delicious.

Plus, less dishes to clean for you!

Chicken:

Tired of chicken? Never! Simply switch up your chicken routine and dirty less dishes in the process. Winner winner…

Cilantro-Lime Chicken & Rice

Top this Southwestern rice dish with creamy avocado and your favorite salsa to amp up the flavor factor even more. Not a fan of cilantro? Simply leave it out.

Lemon Parmesan Chicken

Crispy and cheesy with a hit of zesty lemon. Green beans add some crunch and color. Broccoli would be tasty too!

 

Hearty:

Fill your plate, and go back for seconds because these dishes have a lot going on.

Mongolian Beef with Veggies

Skip take out and whip up your own Mongolian beef. Like it extra spicy? Douse the whole situation with more red pepper flakes <– Highly recommended. (Be sure to have an emergency glass of milk on hand.)

Apple Butter Pork Chop Skillet

Sweet, savory, and comforting. Serve with seasonal roasted veggies and lots of crusty bread to mop up any extra sauce.

 

Healthy:

One-pot recipes don’t always have to be rich, cheesy concoctions (although those guys do taste darn good). Stay on track and keep things on the lighter side… so you’ll have room for dessert, duh.

Dill & Lemon Baked Salmon

You’ll feel satisfied and energized after enjoying this simple, healthy meal. Now where’s that tub of ice cream? Balance.

Veggie Hash

This tasty meatless hash is packed with colorful veggies and protein. Serve for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner. Talk about versatility.

 

Looking for more one-pot meals? Head on over to our recipe collection.

More Cheese Please

Grilled Fontina & Blackberry Basil Smash Sandwiches
Grilled Fontina & Blackberry Basil Smash Sandwiches

 

Introducing the cheesiest grilled cheese recipes.

For all your cheesy cravings.

And then some.

 

Cozy:

Grilled cheeses are the ultimate comfort food and will turn just about any frown upside down. Unless you’re all forgetful and burn your cheesy masterpiece… tear.

Grilled Cheese Roll Ups

Snack timeee! Dunk these simple roll ups in classic tomato soup or warm marinara. Or just send them straight into your mouth.

Spinach Artichoke Grilled Cheese

Are you a fan of cheesy spinach artichoke dip? Spinach artichoke grilled cheese sandwiches are even better. (For obvious cheese-related reasons… ahem, more cheese.)

 

Gourmet:

Caviar, Champagne and… grilled cheese?! Oui oui.

Crab & Avocado Grilled Cheese

Creamy avocado and fresh crab make for a beyond decadent sandwich. These bad boys are richer than Bill Gates, so serve them up with a simple green salad for a “balanced” meal.

Brie, Fig & Apple Grilled Cheese

Grilled cheese dinner party? Yes please! This fancy sandwich will impress all your high-maintenance guests.

 

Remixes:

Switch up the grilled cheese routine even more. We’re all about curve balls and excitement over here.

Vegan Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

This melty, gooey sandwich is smothered in a flavorful sauce made of blended veggies, cashews, coconut milk and spices. No actual cheese necessary, so vegans and lactose intolerant peeps rejoice!

Cauliflower Crusted Grilled Cheese

Make your “bread” out of cauliflower! This tasty version of a grilled cheese is gluten-free and lower in carbs. Just look at all of that heavenly cheese action.

 

Want even more cheese in your life? See our uber cheesy Grilled Cheese recipe collection.

Crowd-Pleasing Dinners

Extra Vegetable Fried Rice
Extra Vegetable Fried Rice

 

Please a crowd.

Including kiddos, Fido, and Great-Aunt Mary.

 

Chicken:

Chicken has the tendency to be a little uhh boring. So switch up your routine and introduce some more flavor into the equation.

5-Ingredient Lemon Yogurt Grilled Chicken Breasts

Throw these guys on a plate with your favorite veggie side, on top of a fresh salad, in a stacked sandwich or mega wrap, orrrr on top of a bed of perfectly fluffy pilaf. Any way you slice it, you’re golden.

Chicken & Broccoli Skillet Bake

This chicken dinner is a real deal winner. Because you got chicken, cheese, and veggies all in one! Hooray for efficiency.

 

Meatless:

Meatless Mondays every day of the week? Not a problem.

Hummus Quesadillas

Cheese is great. Beyond great. But it’s not always necessary… hello creamy hummus! Whip up these quick protein-packed quesadillas for a flavorful lunch, hearty snack, or light dinner.

Vegetarian Polenta Pizza Stuffed Peppers

A bunch of delicious pizza flavors stuffed into fresh bell peppers! Semi-healthy and 100% mouth-watering. Feel free to include your favorite pizza toppings in on the action.

 

Cheesy:

Okay okay, here’s some more cheese. No complaints over here.

Slow Cooker Philly Cheesesteaks

Put that slow cooker of yours to work, while you’re actually at work (or enjoying midday Pilates and refreshing frappés… no judgement).

Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Twice baked potatoes got a major upgrade. These guys make fantastic leftovers, so say hello to an exciting future lunch! Oh and you could add some cooked chicken to the filling if extra protein is your thing.

 

See more popular recipes in our Kid-Friendly Dinners collection.

Fresh Seasonal Recipes

Summer Stone Fruit Crisp
Summer Stone Fruit Crisp

 

Put down that tempting box of mac and cheese.

And whip up something fresh instead.

 

Avocado:

Avocado toast and homemade guac is a good place to start, but let’s make a feast out of this whole avocado situation.

Quinoa with Cucumber, Tomato & Avocado

This fresh salad is packed with all the summer goods–crisp cucumber, sweet tomatoes and creamy avocado of course! You can enjoy this dish warm, room temp, or chilled so go ahead and make extra. A lot extra.

California Chicken, Avocado & Goat Cheese Salad

Who said salads are boring? Dig into this bad boy when you’re craving a refreshing, yet substantial meal. We’re not opposed to adding more avocado…

 

Corn:

Grill it, boil it, bake it, saute it, eat it raw… just do yourself a favor and avoid the frozen or canned stuff this time of year.

Sweet Corn & Black Bean Tacos

Stuff your tacos with candy-sweet corn and hearty black beans. P.S. There’s avocado involved too.

Charred Corn & Rosemary Grilled Pizza

Grill your pizza and the toppings! ‘Tis the season, might as well go all out. (We won’t tell if you cheat a bit and whip out a pre-made crust.)

 

Canning:

Can your favorite summer produce so you can enjoy all of that flavor throughout the year. You can do it!

Blueberry-Lemon Jam

This blueberry jam has just the right amount of zest and sweetness. Enjoy a generous dollop on fluffy buttermilk pancakes, vanilla ice cream, or a simple slice of toast.

Cherry Jam

Exactly what your buttered biscuits are asking for. Sweet or sour cherries will work out here.

 

Looking for more fresh inspiration? Hope on over to our seasonal recipe collections.

 

Life’s a Picnic

Strawberry Avocado Pesto Pasta Salad
Strawberry Avocado Pesto Pasta Salad

 

Make it delicious.

 

Mains:

Satisfy your hunger with hearty finger food.

Tuscan Tuna Sandwiches

Now that’s a sandwich. Packed with protein, veggies, fresh herbs, tangy feta, and creamy avocado, you’ll be good to go until dinner time. Serve with chilled white wine or sparkling rosé, of course.

Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps

This light main is definitely not lacking in the flavor department. Plus, butter lettuce leaves are extra refreshing. P.S. You’re going to need some napkins.

 

Snacks:

Lounge around in the grass and snack all day long.

Edamame Hummus

A little tired of plain ole hummus? Try blending up bright green edamame instead. Don’t forget some crunchy baby carrots and your favorite crackers for dunking!

Blackberry Cucumber Caprese Skewers

Step aside tomatoes, (although we love you) sweet blackberries and crisp cucumbers are in town. Instead of threading all of the ingredients onto skewers, you could give everything a gentle toss and serve it up salad style.

 

Sweets:

End your picnic with a couple treats. Pack more than you think you need!

Peanut Butter & Jelly Blondies

One of the best flavor combos ever in semi-healthy dessert form! Might as well skip right over the savory stuff…

Fresh Cherry Hand Pies

Mouth-watering cherry pie minus all the mess. Who needs forks anyway? This recipe makes two servings but you can easily scale it up. 2 pies a person please!

 

Looking for more picnic recipes and then some? See all of our summer recipe collections.

 

Get Your Nosh on in the Great Outdoors

Campfire Breakfast Burger
Campfire Breakfast Burger

 

Whether you’re roughing it in the middle of nowhere or just lounging in your backyard with a cold one, we’ve got some flavorful camp recipes for you.

 

Savory:

Trail mix is good and all, but you deserve a real deal meal. Especially if you just spent the better half of the day hauling your gear into the woods and wrestling that tent into submission.

Grilled Shrimp Boil Packets

A gourmet dinner contained in individual packets! No need to dirty plates, or think of a side either. But you might want to think about dessert…

Campfire Curry Ramen

Jazz up that regular pack of ramen with chopped beef jerky, spicy curry powder, and a bit of onion. College hack much?

 

Snacks:

Growling stomachs are almost as bad as growling bears. (So let’s try to avoid both.)

Homemade Apple Pie Larabars

Pretty much dessert, but sooo much healthier. Simply blend up dried fruit, nuts and spices then you’re set! Make a double triple batch because these guys go fast.

Campfire Trail Mix

Deconstructed s’mores? We’re all in. Snack on this mix mid-hike, at midnight, or even in the movie theater. (Shh you didn’t hear it from us.)

 

Sweet:

We never forget about dessert in these parts.

Campfire Grilled S’more Calzones

Basically the best excuse to actually go camping… although you could just enjoy these ooey gooey treats from the comfort of your own deck.

Campfire Cones

Easier than putting together s’mores, so say goodbye to flaming marshmallows and prematurely melted chocolate bars.

 

Looking for more outdoorsy recipes? We’ve got you covered.

Chill Out & Treat Yourself

Frozen Peanut Butter Cup Pie
Frozen Peanut Butter Cup Pie

 

Dessert and cocktails are always necessary.

Especially when you’ve already taken 11 cold showers and it’s only 4:14 in the afternoon.

 

Ice Cream:

Ice ice baby. Except these luscious ice creams are anything but icy…

Nutella Ice Cream

The next best thing to inhaling Nutella straight from the jar. Top your creamy treat with chopped toasted hazelnuts before serving for an extra nutty crunch!

Coconut Ice Cream

Ohh so tropical. We won’t judge if you perch one of those colorful little cocktail umbrellas right in your bowl of deliciousness.

 

Pops:

Fruity and festive, try whipping up a batch of your own refreshing pops! All you need is a little patience while they chill out in the freezer.

Watermelon Popsicles

Almost too cute to eat. But it’s no fun just staring at dessert. Popsicle juice should be running down your chin and arms. (Just don’t get the sticky, sugary stuff all over that new white outfit of yours.)

2-Ingredient Strawberry Popsicles

That’s right, you’re only 2 ingredients away from cooling berry bliss. Bring on the brainfreezes.

 

Cool Beverages:

Too hot out to even function? You can probably manage to gulp down a couple of these.

Blackberry Bramble

Gin + fresh lemon juice + blackberry liqueur (plus a hit of simple syrup) make up one heck of a summery adult beverage. Serve over lots of crushed ice with zesty lemon wedges and plump blackberries.

Sparkling Pineapple Barracuda

Umm what is Galliano?? You might be thinking some Italian philosopher but no, it’s really a sweet herbal liqueur. Add some light rum, fresh lime juice, and pineapple juice to the mix and your mind (maybe your body, if you’re lucky) immediately goes to the tropics. A splash of bubbly tops this whole situation off quite nicely.

 

Sweet tooth still raging? Even more thirsty than before? Slip ‘n slide on over to our Frozen Treats and Cool Beverages recipe collections.

If you’re in need of something savory, skip the oven and stir up a No Cook recipe or two instead.

Don’t Sweat It

Raw Pad Thai
Raw Pad Thai

 

It’s okay to say “no” to cooking sometimes…

Especially when it’s hot as heck out.

So grab your jumbo jug of H2O and whip up a few no cook recipes.

Because ice cream is only an acceptable meal 3 times a week.

 

Light:

The heat might rob you of your appetite for family-sized personal pizzas, but these light bites will surely hit the spot.

Spicy Tuna & Cucumber Bites

These flavorful bites will help keep you hydrated and provide a protein boost. You need as much energy as you can get! Unless midday napping is an option…

Avocado & Chicken Tortilla Wraps

Throw leftover cooked chicken in a quick, nutritious wrap. We’re always down when creamy avocado is involved.

 

Refreshing:

Cocktail sipping is a tasty option to help you cool down. (You need a little substance though too!)

Antipasto Zoodle Salad

We know it’s hard to beat real deal pasta. But a big boiling pot of water doesn’t sound like a good time when it’s already boiling hot outside. Cool veggie “noodles” will work in a pinch!

Chilled Tomato Yogurt Soup

This simple soup is super chill… just blend everything together, refrigerate, then serve. Don’t forget some fresh bread for dunking.

 

Sweet:

Treat your sweet tooth to a cold and creamy homemade dessert.

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars

Chocolate + peanut butter for life. Did we mention these mouth-watering bars are gluten-free and vegan? Helloooo breakfast! hehe

Mini Vegan No-Bake Chocolate Mocha Fudge and Coconut Tarts

These decadent tarts will make your heart sing with joy. Bonus: you’ll get a little caffeine kick too!

 

Looking for more cool ideas? See our No Cook Recipes collection.