Monthly Archives: March 2019

CrockPot Sweet and Sour Chicken

Hi Guys, I have a crockpot dinner for you that I know you are going to love.  This recipes comes from Pinterest Frugal Girls and its great and easy to make.  I made some changes to the recipe to suit my family’s taste, so I hope you try this recipe and let me know what you think.

I also have a video up on my channel for this so I will leave the link below to my channel and you can go and check my video out.

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3 lbs. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts

2 12 oz.  jars Sweet & Sour Sauce

2 cans 20 oz. Pineapple Chunks

2 green Bell Peppers, chopped

1 medium White Onion, chopped



Drain juice from pineapples and pour the pineapple juice into the crock pot, setting aside the pineapple chunks.

Add the chicken to the crock pot and cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3

Once chicken has cooked remove the chicken from crock pot and drain the juice out of crock pot.

Cut chicken into piece and put back into the crock pot.

Add in the sweet & sour sauce, the drained Pineapple Chunks, Onions and the Peppers.

Mix ingredients to well combine.

Cook for about 30 more minutes so all vegetables are slightly soft.

Serve over cooked White or brown Rice.




Stuffed Shells

Hi Guys, This recipe is easy and delicious that your family will just love.  I used my Bolognese sauce that I made for this and it made this dish taste amazing.

With this dish you can also make a double batch and freeze it so later you can just pop it out of the freezer and have dinner made.  Freezer meals are so great on those work nights that you just don’t want to cook or don’t know what to cook.

I hope you try this recipe and let me know how you liked it.



3 cups of Bolognese sauce
1 8oz container of ricotta cheese
1 package of large pasta shells
1 cup Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 cups of mozzarella cheese
1 package of frozen spinach
1 package of Italian sausage (optional)


Defrost spinach and drain all liquid and set aside
Put water on for shells and cook per package directions.
Start to Cook the Italian sausage with casings removed and crumble while cooking.  Drain any fat and set aside.
In large bowl add in ricotta cheese, drained spinach, handful of Parmesan cheese, and cooked Italian sausage.  Stir mixture well until all ingredients are combined.
Pour some sauce on bottom of baking dish and Start stuffing the shells with the mixture and placing them in pan with sauce.  Do this until all shells are gone.  Pour remainder of sauce over shells and sprinkle on the mozzarella cheese and any remaining Parmesan cheese.
Cover and bake for about 25 minutes at 350 degrees.   Then remove cover and bake for another 10 minutes so cheese can get brown and bubbly.
Serve with salad and garlic bread



Crockpot Bolognese Sauce

Hi Guys, I have a crock pot recipe for you today.  This is easy and will last for several meals.  I finally got around to making some Bolognese sauce in the crockpot and it came out great.  This was a recipe that I have wanted to make for some time now and I finally got to do it.

The only part of this recipe that will take some effort is cooking the meats, but the rest is just dump and let the crockpot do the work.   This recipe is done doubled so you can reduce the ingredients by half if needed.  Why I made this a double batch was to freeze the rest so later I had some sauce to pull out of my freezer for the work nights I just didn’t want to cook.

I hope you enjoy and let me know if you tried this recipe and how you liked it.



2 bay leaves
1 onion diced
3 celery stalks diced
1/2 cup carrots diced
1/2 cup of white wine
4 large cans of crushed tomatoes
3 tsp oregano
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp sugar
1 6oz can tomato paste
2 tsp basil
2 or 3 cups beef broth
1 or 2 tsp parsley
4 cloves minced garlic
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 package Italian sausage
2 lbs ground beef

Using an 8 qtr crockpot
Cook the ground beef and drain any fat from it and add to crockpot.  Cook the Italian sausage with casing removed into small pieces and drain any fat from it then put in crockpot.
Then add in the remaining ingredients stirring as you add the ingredients.
Cook on low for 7 to 8 hours.  Taste sauce half way through cooking time for additional seasoning.
Let sauce cool completely and the put in containers and freeze.


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