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How to Make an Irresistible Roast in the Crockpot

How to Make an Irresistible Roast in the Crockpot

How to Make an Irresistible Roast in the Crockpot


You don’t need to watch over a roast or spend precious time in the kitchen for dinner. With the slow cooker, you can make an easy roast without having to watch over it and without spending a lot of time in the kitchen during dinner prep time. Plus, there’s nothing that makes your house smell as good as beef roasting away all day long! So let’s get started on how to make an irresistible roast in your crockpot:

Trim excess fat from the roast.

Trim the excess fat from your roast.

If there is too much fat, it will take longer for your roast to cook and may even cause the meat to become dry. If you’re not sure how much is too much, it’s best to remove as much as possible before starting this recipe.

Cut off any large pieces of fat with a sharp knife and place them in a freezer bag or sealed container for another use later on in the week (such as making gravy).

Rub the roast with olive oil and season it lightly with salt and pepper.

  • Rub the roast with olive oil and season it with salt and pepper.
  • Olive oil is a healthy fat, so don’t shy away from using it here. It will help to tenderize your meat, as well as seal in its juices during the cooking process. Salt and pepper also help flavor your roast–and they’re not just for seasoning! The two compounds are essential for making sure that meat cooks properly without drying out or getting tough (which can happen when you cook at high temperatures).

Place the roast on a rack in the roasting pan, making sure that it sits away from the sides of the pan.

Place the roast on a rack in the roasting pan, making sure that it sits away from the sides of the pan. The rack should be placed in the pan so that it is not touching any part of the sides of your slow cooker’s inner pot or crock.

Roast at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until the internal temperature reaches 135 degrees. After resting, slice and serve with your favorite side dishes. Enjoy!

  • Roast at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until the internal temperature reaches 135 degrees. Let cool for at least 20 minutes before cutting, and serve with your favorite side dishes. 

You can make an easy roast without having to watch over it and without spending a lot of time in the kitchen during dinner prep time.

You can make an easy roast without having to watch over it and without spending a lot of time in the kitchen during dinner prep time.

The crockpot is a great way to cook meat, poultry and other foods. It’s perfect when you don’t have much time on your hands, but still want to serve up something delicious for dinner or even just as leftovers during lunchtime at work!

Here are some tips for making an irresistible roast in the crockpot:


This roast is so delicious and easy to make. You can serve it with any side dishes that you like, but we recommend potatoes or vegetables because they go so well with this meaty meal. The best part about making a roast in your crockpot? You can leave it alone and let the slow cooker do its thing! Just set it up before heading off to work or school in the morning, then come home at night with a delicious dinner ready for everyone at home.


Traditional City Chicken Recipe from Grandma’s Cookbook

Traditional City Chicken Recipe from Grandma's Cookbook

Traditional City Chicken Recipe from Grandma’s Cookbook


This is a chicken dish that was originally made in the city of Belgrade, Serbia. It’s not spicy, but it does have a lot of flavor. The recipe makes four servings and can be cooked in one skillet if you have a large enough one or two small skillets.


  • 2 lbs. boneless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper (or to taste)
  • 6 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided -or- butter if you’re feeling fancy

2 lbs. boneless chicken thighs, skin removed and each thigh cut into 4 pieces

2 lbs. boneless chicken thighs, skin removed and each thigh cut into 4 pieces

If you are cutting the meat yourself, make sure to remove any excess fat from around the edges of your chicken thighs.

1/4 cup flour

  • Place the flour in a large plastic bag and add chicken pieces to it. Shake the chicken until all of it is coated with flour.
  • Set aside

1 teaspoon salt

Salt is an important ingredient in this recipe, but you don’t want to use too much. Salt is a preservative and helps prevent meat from spoiling. It also helps draw the moisture out of the chicken, which makes it more tender. You can use regular table salt or kosher salt if you prefer a flakier texture on your chicken when it’s cooked (though we recommend using table salt).

1/2 teaspoon pepper

Pepper is a spice that is used to add flavor to food. It is commonly used in recipes, and it’s a common ingredient in many cuisines. How do you use pepper?

How much should you use?

The amount of pepper you add depends on your personal taste and how spicy you want the dish to be. Most recipes call for 1/4 teaspoon per pound of meat or poultry; however, some people prefer more heat than others! If this is the case with your recipe and family members aren’t fans of spicy foods (or if they have sensitive stomachs), simply add less than what the recipe calls for until they get used to eating spicy foods again–or just leave out altogether if necessary!

6 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided

  • 6 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • Divide in half. Half to cook the chicken, and the other half to cook the rice

1 onion, minced

Onions are a vegetable, used in many recipes to flavor food. They can be found in cuisines around the world and are used to add flavor to dishes like soups and stews.

Onions have been used since ancient times as a medicinal herb that can help with various ailments including colds or flu symptoms, respiratory problems such as asthma or bronchitis, insomnia (difficulty sleeping), high blood pressure/hypertension (high BP), heart disease risk factors such as elevated cholesterol levels due to poor diet choices combined with lack of exercise (sedentary lifestyle).

3 cloves garlic, minced

Garlic is a traditional ingredient in city chicken and adds depth to the flavor of this dish. It’s often used to flavor many dishes in Chinese cuisine.

1 cup long-grain rice, uncooked

Rice is a staple food in many countries. It is high in carbohydrates, low in fat and a good source of vitamins and minerals. Rice can also be eaten with vegetables, meat or fish to make a complete meal.

Rice can be cooked quickly without any special equipment – just put it into boiling water and simmer until tender!

city chicken recipe

City chicken is a popular dish in the Caribbean, especially in Jamaica. It’s traditionally served with rice and peas and can be made in an oven or on the stovetop.

This traditional Jamaican recipe for city chicken is spicy, so if you don’t like spicy food it might not be for you!


This city chicken recipe is a great way to enjoy comfort food. It’s easy to make and full of flavor, so you’ll want to keep it on hand for those nights when you just want something simple that tastes good. If you’re looking for more recipes like this one, check out our blog!


The Best Recipe for Fresh Green Beans You’ll Ever Need

The Best Recipe for Fresh Green Beans You'll Ever Need

The Best Recipe for Fresh Green Beans You’ll Ever Need


I love fresh green beans, and I’m not the only one. With their tender, crisp texture and subtle flavor, they’re a favorite of many home cooks. They’re also incredibly easy to prepare: all you need is a knife and a stovetop. When cooked properly, fresh green beans are tender without being mushy or bland—a perfect side dish for any meal. But how do you cook them? Should you blanch them first? What about steaming? And what if your recipe calls for those canned green beans that come out of a can in water? If this sounds familiar then read on! We’ve got all the answers for how to make the best recipe for fresh green beans possible!


  • 1 pound fresh green beans
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

1 pound fresh green beans

To start, you’ll need to prepare the green beans. To do this, begin by cutting the ends off of each bean and discarding them. Then, cut each bean in half lengthwise so that it looks like an open-ended tube. Finally, use a paring knife to trim away any stringy parts or other imperfections from around your newly cut beans.

Now that we’ve got our ingredients ready for cooking and seasoning, let’s move on to cooking them! Place about 1 pound of fresh green beans in a large pot with about 2 tablespoons olive oil or butter (or some combination thereof). Cook over medium heat until tender but still bright green–this should take anywhere between 15 minutes and 30 minutes depending on how long ago they were picked out of a garden patch somewhere nearby where nothing bad ever happens ever at all times forever amen amen amen amenamenamenamenamenamenamenemen

1/4 cup vegetable oil

Vegetable oil is a generic term for a variety of vegetable-based oils. Vegetables used to make these oils include corn, soybeans, cottonseed and sunflower seeds.

  • Canola oil: Canola oil is made from the seeds of canola plants (Brassica rapa). It’s low in saturated fat and high in monounsaturated fats; it also contains omega-3 fatty acids that may help lower cholesterol levels.
  • Olive oil: Olive oil comes from olives — specifically those belonging to Olea europaea trees native to southern Europe or northwestern Africa (including Morocco). Extra-virgin olive oils are produced by simply pressing whole olives without any heat treatment or refining processes occurring after pressing; virgin olive oils undergo some light refining but retain more flavor than regular table varieties; refined olive oils have been stripped down further so that they’re tasteless enough to use as cooking mediums rather than drizzling over salads like their unrefined counterparts do so well!

1 teaspoon lemon juice

Add this ingredient to your green bean recipe for a few reasons. First, lemon juice is acidic and helps to keep the green color of the beans. Second, it gives them a nice light flavor that makes them more enjoyable to eat raw. And third, it will also prolong their shelf life by preventing them from turning brown when they’re stored in an airtight container or baggie in your fridge (which you should do immediately after preparing these delicious treats).

Salt and pepper to taste.

Add these ingredients to your green beans for the last touch of flavor. They’ll balance out all the other ingredients and make them taste just right!

Recipe for fresh green beans

  • Wash green beans and trim ends. Place in a saucepan with enough water to cover, bring to a boil, then simmer until tender-crisp (3 to 5 minutes). Drain well and set aside in a bowl of ice water for 1 minute.
  • Heat oil over medium heat until hot but not smoking; add garlic and cook until softened (about 2 minutes), stirring frequently so it doesn’t burn–you don’t want black bits! Add lemon juice and stir constantly until combined well with oil/garlic mixture (about 30 seconds). Remove from heat when done cooking; season with salt & pepper as desired before serving


Here’s a recipe for fresh green beans that you can make in your own kitchen. It’s simple, healthy and delicious, so give it a try!


Cabbage Soup Recipes for an Easy and Delicious Meal


Cabbage soup recipes are healthy and hearty. The ingredients are easy to find, making this a great recipe for busy weeknights or when you’re looking for something simple. Cabbage soup is best served with rice or noodles so that it’s filling enough for dinner. There are many variations on cabbage soup and each one has its own special flavor profile, making it easy-to-make and fun to experiment with!

Cabbage soup recipes are healthy, hearty and delicious.

Cabbage soup is a great way to get a lot of nutrients in one meal. It’s also very easy to make and can be made with leftovers, which means that you don’t have to spend hours cooking or buying expensive ingredients.

Cabbages are rich in vitamins C and K, as well as minerals such as calcium, potassium and magnesium. They’re also an excellent source of fiber; one cup contains about 5 grams of fiber (more than half your daily needs).

No need to go to the store just for cabbage soup; this recipe is easy to make with ingredients you have on hand.

This cabbage soup recipe is easy to make with ingredients you have on hand. Just use any cabbage you have, any meat you have, any vegetables and herbs and spices that sound good to you.

This simple soup is delicious and filling.

One of the great things about cabbage soup is that it’s a great way to use up leftover vegetables. If you have some extra carrots, celery and potatoes lying around in your fridge, use them in this recipe. It’s also perfect for using up any leftover cabbage that might be sitting in the back of your crisper drawer–no more wasted food!

Cabbage soup is an excellent choice when it comes to warming up on a cold winter day; its hearty ingredients will fill you up and keep you going until dinner time without making you feel weighed down or sluggish afterward.

This recipe is perfect for those who want something light but flavorful.

This recipe is perfect for those who want something light but flavorful. It’s a great option for those who are looking for healthy options and it’s easy to make, too! This soup can be made with different vegetables depending on what you have in your fridge or pantry.

If you’re looking for a slow cooker recipe, this one is perfect.

If you’re looking for a slow cooker recipe, this one is perfect. It’s easy to make and good for a busy weeknight. You can also make it ahead of time and have leftovers for the next day.

The best part about this soup? It’ll last in your fridge for up to five days!

If you love homemade soups, try this delicious cabbage soup recipe.

Cabbage soup is a great way to use up leftover cabbage. You can also use chicken or turkey, ham or pork and beef in this delicious recipe.

The ingredient list for this cabbage soup recipe is short and easy to remember.

  • 1 head of cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 2 carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

To make the soup:

  • Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat until shimmering but not smoking. Add the onion and cook until softened and lightly browned on all sides, about 5 minutes total time. Add the carrots and celery if using them; cook for 3 minutes more or until they begin to soften. Then add the cabbage; stir well to combine it with everything else in your pot before covering with water by at least an inch–it should come up over everything by at least an inch! Bring this mixture up to a boil then reduce heat so that you’re simmering rather than boiling hard (this helps prevent burning). Let simmer uncovered until all vegetables are tender when pierced with fork or knife tip (about 20 minutes).

This recipe for cabbage soup is more than just another quick fix meal; it’s also healthier than most restaurant versions.

Cabbage soup is a great alternative to fast food. It’s easy to make, healthy and inexpensive. It’s also a good way to use up leftover vegetables in your refrigerator.

In this recipe, we’ll show you how easy it is to make cabbage soup at home!

There are many ways to make cabbage soup and each version has its own special flavor profile

There are many ways to make cabbage soup and each version has its own special flavor profile.

In the following recipes, I use simple ingredients like chicken broth and carrots. But you can also try adding other things like tomatoes or beans if you want a heartier soup. For example, in this recipe for Italian Cabbage Soup (pictured above), I use Italian sausage as well as diced tomatoes for extra flavor and texture.

I recommend experimenting with different types of cabbage since they all have different flavors: savoy cabbage has a milder taste than green or red; napa cabbage has more crunch than other varieties; blue/purple cabbages are less bitter than green ones–you get the idea!


If you are looking for a tasty and healthy soup to enjoy, then you should consider making this cabbage soup recipe. It is easy to make with only six ingredients and will leave your tummy feeling full all day long


Simple Glazed Carrots – A Quick and Easy Recipe

Simple Glazed Carrots – A Quick and Easy Recipe

Simple Glazed Carrots – A Quick and Easy Recipe


These easy glazed carrots are a great side dish for almost any meal. They’re super simple to make and require just a few ingredients, plus they taste delicious!

Prep your carrots.

To make these carrots, you’ll need to peel and slice them. You can do this by hand or with a sharp knife.

  • To cut the carrots into long pieces, first wash them and then peel them (if you like). Cut off their ends and then slice them into thick slices that are about 1/2 inch (1 cm) wide.
  • To cut the carrots into small pieces, first wash them and then peel them (if you like). Cut off their ends and then dice them into small cubes of approximately 1/4 inch (0.6 cm) each side.
  • To cut the carrots into cubes, first wash them and then peel them (if you like). Cut off their ends and slice each carrot down its length so that it divides into two equal halves; then turn one half 90 degrees clockwise so that it’s parallel with its partner; repeat until all four sides have been turned 90 degrees in this manner; finally cut each pair at an angle so they form eight identical-sized rectangles which will become eight individual cubes when assembled together as shown below:

Make the glaze.

  • In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the honey and orange juice. Cook until the mixture is thickened and bubbling, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, stir in lemon juice and season with salt and pepper to taste.* Transfer to a serving bowl or platter and serve with carrots

Glaze the carrots.

To make the glaze, combine all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir until sugar dissolves and then simmer for about 5 minutes or until thickened.

To glaze carrots, preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil; set aside. Peel carrot tops if desired and trim ends off of each carrot so they’re all roughly the same length. Place carrots on prepared baking sheet in one layer; drizzle with half of glaze mixture (about 1/4 cup). Bake for 15 minutes then flip each carrot over using tongs; continue baking 10 more minutes or until tender when pierced with fork at center of thickest part of each piece. Serve immediately while still warm!

This recipe makes a simple but tasty side dish

This recipe makes a simple but tasty side dish that’s great for large groups or for pairing with a meat or fish entree. It’s easy to make and can be made ahead of time, so it makes for an ideal last-minute addition to any meal.

Carrots are one of those vegetables that people tend not to like as much as other options, but we think this dish is going to change your mind! It has just enough sweetness from the honey and brown sugar without being overly sweet; plus it adds just enough spice from fresh ginger root (if you use ground ginger instead, cut back on the amount). Plus carrots are full of nutrients like vitamin A–a nutrient important for healthy vision–and fiber which helps lower cholesterol levels in our bodies. So even if you don’t normally like eating them raw like me…try them out anyway!


I hope you enjoyed this recipe! It’s a simple and tasty side dish that can be made in less than 30 minutes.


Nutritious and Mouthwatering Meatball Recipes to Try Now

Nutritious and Mouthwatering Meatball Recipes to Try Now

Nutritious and Mouthwatering Meatball Recipes to Try Now


Meatballs are always a great dinner option because they’re so easy to make. Plus, you can use them as the base for any kind of sauce or topping. Here are some great meatball recipes to try out:

Italian Meatballs

Italian meatballs are a classic dish that can be served as an appetizer, main meal or snack. They’re also perfect for satisfying your cravings at any time of day. Serve them with pasta, rice or vegetables–or just enjoy them on their own!

You can bake them in the oven by following these steps:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius).
  • Put all ingredients except parsley into a large bowl and mix thoroughly until everything is combined well and no chunks of bread remain visible. Then add parsley and mix again until evenly distributed throughout mixture; set aside for about 10 minutes while preparing sauce if desired (see below).
  • Form 1-inch balls out of this mixture using wet hands so they don’t stick together too much when cooked; place them on an ungreased baking sheet pan lined with parchment paper; bake 20 minutes then remove from heat once done cooking completely so they don’t burn during cooling process since high heat produces browning effect which ruins flavor profile!

Herbed Lamb Meatballs

Lamb meatballs are a great way to add more protein to your diet, and they’re also delicious. Lamb is a good source of lean protein, so you can feel good about eating these delicious treats!

To make these herbed lamb meatballs, you’ll need:

  • Ground lamb (or ground beef or turkey) – 1 pound per recipe
  • Salt – 1 teaspoon per recipe
  • Black pepper – 1/2 teaspoon per recipe

Slow Cooker Turkey Meatballs

  • Ground Turkey
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Carrots and Celery
  • Onion and Garlic (chopped)
  • Chicken Broth (1 can)
  • Italian Seasoning to taste.

Use a slow cooker to cook your meatballs in the broth for 4 hours on low heat, or until they’re cooked through.

Vegetable Mini Meatball Bites

Vegetable Mini Meatball Bites

These veggie mini meatballs are a healthy alternative to the traditional baked or fried version. They’re great as an appetizer or snack, but we also love them in pasta dishes and salads!

1 cup cooked brown rice (or quinoa)

1 cup peas, carrots or zucchini  (your choice) 1 egg white whisked with 1 tablespoon water 3 tablespoons flour mixed with 2 teaspoons baking powder (optional) ½ cup bread crumbs (optional)

The first step is to combine all of your ingredients in a bowl until well incorporated into one large ball of dough. Roll out onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets about 1/4 inch thick then cut into bite size pieces using kitchen shears or a knife. Place back on parchment paper until ready for cooking; then bake at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes until golden brown on top!

Beef, Bacon and Avocado Burgers with Smoky BBQ Sauce

  • Use grass-fed beef.
  • Make your own sweet potato buns.
  • Instead of mayo, use avocado slices as a topping for the burger.

These meatball recipes will surely satisfy your stomach.

Meatballs are an easy way to use up leftover meat, vegetables and bread.

  • Meatball Recipes:
  • Turkey Meatballs with Cauliflower Rice (pictured above)
  • Balsamic Meatballs with Roasted Tomatoes and Kale


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Delicious Sweet Potato Mashed Recipe in 15 Minutes

Delicious Sweet Potato Mashed Recipe in 15 Minutes

Delicious Sweet Potato Mashed Recipe in 15 Minutes


This is a delicious sweet potato mashed recipe that can be made in 15 minutes. Sweet potatoes are loaded with nutrients, like vitamin A and potassium, and the Greek yogurt boosts the protein content. I like to use olive oil for taste but butter works too.



  • The ingredients are listed by weight, with the heaviest ones coming first and the lightest coming last.
  • Ingredients are listed in the order they appear on the food label.
  • Ingredients are listed in the order they appear on an ingredient list, which is usually in descending order of weight or volume (though some companies may use different systems).

2 pounds sweet potatoes ( peeled, diced into 2 inch cubes )

2 pounds sweet potatoes ( peeled, diced into 2 inch cubes )

2 tablespoons butter or coconut oil

Salt and pepper to taste

1 Tbsp. olive oil or butter

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil or butter
  • 3 cups peeled and chopped sweet potato (about 1 pound)

1/2 tsp salt ( or to taste )

Salt is a preservative and flavor enhancer, so it can help to preserve the taste of food. Salt also helps with the absorption of nutrients in your body. In addition, salt has been shown to increase satiety (the feeling that you’ve eaten enough), which can help you avoid overeating at mealtime.

The recommended daily allowance for sodium is 2,300 mg per day; however, this number may differ depending on your individual health needs or circumstances.

1/3 cup plain yogurt, if desired

  • Greek yogurt contains more protein than regular yogurt.
  • Yogurt made from goat’s milk is an excellent source of calcium.
  • Greek yogurt is a good source of probiotics and vitamin D, which can help with weight loss and muscle gain by improving your metabolism, among other things (source).

Delicious sweet potato mashed is so easy to make in 15 minutes.

This is a great recipe for those of you who love sweet potatoes but don’t have time to bake them or make the traditional recipe. It’s also healthy, nutritious and delicious.

The best part about this dish is that it can be easily made in 15 minutes or less! You can serve this as a side dish for dinner or eat it on its own as a snack when you’re hungry. And if there are leftovers, they will last up to 5 days in the fridge so you can enjoy them anytime during the week.


This is a great side dish for any meal. You can even turn it into a main course by adding cooked chicken breast or pork loin. Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A, so eating this tasty dish will help keep your eyes healthy and strong!


The Ultimate Guide to Making Perfect Pancakes Every Time

The Ultimate Guide to Making Perfect Pancakes Every Time

The Ultimate Guide to Making Perfect Pancakes Every Time


Pancakes are a delicious breakfast food that’s great for kids and adults alike. Whether you make them from scratch or opt for a quick box mix, the recipe is relatively easy to follow. But there are some tips and tricks that will help make your pancakes perfect every time, whether they’re sweet or savory!

The right measuring cup

The first step to making perfect pancakes is using the right measuring cup. A good flour measuring cup should be made of plastic, have lines on it for measuring, and be about the same size as a coffee mug. It should also be made out of a material that won’t melt in the heat (glass or metal will). The best flour to use for this purpose is all-purpose because it makes good pancakes and is cheap at any grocery store!

Flour is your friend.

Flour is a powder made from wheat and other grains. It’s used to make pancakes, as well as many other baked goods such as breads, muffins and cookies. Adding flour to sauces and gravies can also help make them thicker.

Make sure to beat the batter until it’s smooth.

  • Use a whisk to mix the ingredients: Whisking works best for pancake batter because it’s the ideal tool for incorporating air into the batter.
  • Make sure to beat until smooth: Whipping air into your pancakes will make them lighter, fluffier, and tastier than their denser counterparts.
  • Get rid of any lumps: You want all of those ingredients evenly distributed throughout your pancakes so they cook evenly when they hit hot oil or butter on the griddle!

Don’t forget to sift.

There are two things that make a pancake batter good: the consistency and the flavor. If your batter is lumpy, it will leave large clumps in the finished product–and no one likes to bite into a big chunk of flour or baking soda! Sifting helps to ensure that your ingredients are all uniformly distributed throughout each batch.

If you don’t have time for this step, there’s an easy fix: just use sifted flour instead of regular whole wheat flour (or whatever kind you have on hand). You’ll still get all of its health benefits without having to worry about any clumps ruining your breakfast plans!

Start by mixing the eggs, then add the rest of the ingredients.

Mixing the batter is a lot like making an omelette. You want to add your eggs first, then add your other ingredients in order of least liquidy to most liquidy. Don’t worry about overmixing; pancakes are very forgiving when it comes to blending together. And don’t leave out any ingredients–they all contribute something important!

Put the batter in the refrigerator overnight before cooking.

The batter can be made up to two days in advance and refrigerated until ready to cook. The longer the batter rests, the more consistent it will be and the better texture it will have. This means less sticking and burning!

Use a 100% pure oil for frying pancakes – never use margarine or butter in a pan when making pancakes!

For pancakes, it’s best to use a light or medium oil. You can’t go wrong with olive oil, but you might want to avoid coconut and canola oils as they tend to have more of a pronounced flavor that might overwhelm the delicate taste of your pancakes. If you’re using butter instead of oil (which is not recommended), make sure it’s unsalted so that it doesn’t add too much saltiness to the batter.

Pancakes are delicious!

Pancakes make a wonderful breakfast. They’re easy to make, high in protein and carbohydrates, and can be made in many different ways. You can even top them with whatever you want!

So what are you waiting for? Let’s get started making some delicious pancakes!


We hope you enjoy this article as much as we enjoyed writing it!. Pancakes are a staple in many households across the world, so why not make them even more delicious with these tips?


5 Easy Healthy Meal Ideas for the Week Ahead

5 Easy Healthy Meal Ideas for the Week Ahead

5 Easy Healthy Meal Ideas for the Week Ahead


Making healthy meals at home during the week can be an overwhelming task. Between work, school and your social life, it’s no wonder that people resort to takeout or fast food! We’ve all been there. However, there are some easy ways to ensure that you’re eating well even when you don’t have a lot of time on your hands. Here are five of my favorite go-to meals for busy weeknights:

Veggie Pasta

Pasta is a great way to get in some carbohydrates and protein. Add in some veggies and cheese, and you’ve got a balanced meal that’s easy to make.

  • Pasta (any kind of shape will do)
  • Vegetables of your choice (broccoli, carrots, peppers)
  • Cheese (I like parmesan or feta)

For the sauce: Olive oil Garlic Salt & Pepper Pasta sauce (I like to use marinara or tomato-based sauces) Parmesan cheese (optional) Boil the pasta according to the instructions on the package, drain and set aside. While waiting for your pasta water to boil, chop up your veggies and cheese. Place a large pan over medium heat and add olive oil, garlic and salt & pepper. Once garlic has become fragrant (about 1 minute), add in vegetables of your choice.


Overnight Oats

Overnight oats are a great way to start your day, especially if you’re in a hurry or don’t have time for breakfast. They’re easy to make, they can be eaten cold or hot, and they can be made in advance so you have time to sleep in on weekdays.

Oats are a good source of protein, fiber and healthy fats that keep you feeling full longer than other grains like wheat or corn. The fiber helps keep blood sugar levels stable — especially important if you’ve got diabetes — while the protein keeps your muscles strong and prevents muscle loss as we age (otherwise known as sarcopenia).

The only downside is that some people don’t care for the texture of cooked oatmeal: It’s mushy! But if this doesn’t bother you at all -or even better–you love it just like my husband does then by all means go ahead with this recipe!


2-Minute Hummus

Hummus is one of the easiest ways to get a healthy dose of protein, fiber and healthy fats. It’s also delicious!

If you don’t have time to make your own hummus at home, there are plenty of options available in the grocery store. Look for brands that have no added sugar or preservatives (or if possible make your own). Some brands even come in single-serve containers so that it’s easy to grab on-the-go.

Hummus makes a great snack paired with veggies or crackers–you can dip them right into the bowl of hummus for an easy afternoon snack that will keep hunger at bay until dinner time rolls around again later tonight!


Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

The slow cooker is your friend. It can make the simplest ingredients into something special, like these chicken tacos. Just toss some chicken breast, salsa, and taco seasoning in a slow cooker and go about your day until dinner time (or lunch). With only four hours on low or two hours on high needed for this recipe, it’s a great option if you have other things going on during the day but still want something easy to eat at night. Plus: no need to heat up an oven or stovetop!

Taco recipes are all over Pinterest; this one has been pinned more than 300K times! If you want to add some extra flavor or texture to these tacos (or any other taco recipe), try topping them with avocado slices or shredded cheese–and don’t forget about lettuce as well!


Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Grilled cheese sandwiches are a classic, but they’re also easy to make healthy. For example, you can use whole-grain bread and low-fat cheese to reduce the amount of calories and fat in your sandwich without sacrificing flavor.

If you want your grilled cheese to be extra healthy, try using veggies like tomatoes or spinach instead of meat! This way you’re still getting a filling meal that won’t weigh you down later on in the day.


These five meals are easy to make, quick and healthy.

These five meals are easy to make, quick and healthy.

  • They’re also easy to store, so you can put them away for later or eat them as leftovers for lunch the next day.
  • Here’s what you’ll need:-Whole wheat bread

    -Cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, provolone and more!)

    -Butter or margarine


We hope you’ve found some inspiration for easy healthy meals to make during the week. Whether it’s tacos, hummus or grilled cheese sandwiches, these options are simple and delicious. But most importantly, they won’t take up too much time in your day!

If you’re looking for more meal ideas, check out our recipe collections for more inspiration. And don’t forget to share your favorite easy healthy meals with us in the comments below!


How to Cook Perfectly Juicy Cube Steaks Every Time

How to Cook Perfectly Juicy Cube Steaks Every Time

How to Cook Perfectly Juicy Cube Steaks Every Time

Breakfast, lunch or dinner – cube steaks are the perfect choice! Learn how to make juicy cube steak recipes right at home in six easy steps.

Cube steaks are the perfect choice for a quick and easy meal. Whether it’s a breakfast, lunch or dinner dish, learn how to make delicious cube steak recipes at home in just six simple steps. Mouthwatering dishes using this economical cut of beef will tantalize your taste buds and keep you coming back for more!

Choose the Right Steak Cut

When selecting your cube steak, look for a cut that is evenly shaped with some marbling and fat throughout. The goal here is to choose the most tender cut of meat possible. Once you’ve chosen the right steak, take a minute to trim away any fat or sinews from the surface. This will help ensure that the steak cooks evenly and prevents it from curling up as it melts in your pan.
For the next step, use a mallet or the bottom of a skillet to lightly pound both sides of the steak. This will tenderize it and increase its surface area — both important things for cube steak recipes. Be sure to pound just enough that all the edges are lightly dented and the meat doesn’t break apart. Now, you’re ready to add your favorite seasoning blend, some oil, and cooking method and bring out that delicious cube steak flavor!

Season the Steak Before Flouring it

Before you begin cooking your cube steak, you should season it with salt and pepper. Season the surface on both sides with a generous pinch of each. Once seasoned, lightly dust the steak in flour to give your cube steak a golden brown color when pan searing it later. Now you’re ready for the next step of cooking this delectable dish!

Tenderize the Cube Steaks with a Mallet

Before pan searing your cube steaks, using a meat mallet is key preparation. The mallet helps to break down the connective tissue and tenderize the steak. Doing this prevents it from drying out once cooked and creates juicy steaks with texture that melts in your mouth! Using a mallet, lightly hit both sides of the steak until you have achieved an even thickness.

Bread and Fry the steaks in a Pan or Skillet

Now that the cube steaks are tenderized and ready to cook, it’s time to add flavor. Start by seasoning each steak with your desired choice of herbs and spices. Then, pour some all-purpose flour onto a plate or shallow bowl and lightly press both sides of the steak into the flour until coated. After the cube steak is evenly coated, heat up either a pan or large skillet over medium-high heat with 2 tablespoons of olive oil or butter. Once hot, place the steaks in the skillet and let them cook for 3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.

Finish off with Sauce of Your Choice

Once the cube steaks are done cooking, you’ll want to glaze them with a sauce of your choice. For example, Worcestershire or A1 steak sauce – both classic cube steak sauces – make great options. Simply heat up your choice of steak sauce in a small skillet over low heat and pour the glaze over each steak. Let the steaks simmer in the sauce for a few minutes until heated through and be sure to serve with delicious sides. Enjoy!