Honey Lemon Pepper Salmon – 15 Minute Meal

I love a dinner that tastes special, but takes hardly any time at all.  This one definitely fits that category.

A drizzle of honey and butter contrast with the sharp lemon pepper taste.  Pair this with 2 ingredient Garlic Cream Cheese Smashed Potatoes and a green veggie.  It’s a quick dinner that tastes like you’ve gone all out with the cooking.

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Ingredient Spotlight: Honey

In my opinion, the absolute best way to eat honey is on a hot biscuit that’s been slathered with butter and so much honey that it drips down your hand as you try to eat it.

Second best way, peanut butter and honey sandwich.

Of course, I do have other recipes that make good use of honey.  Here are a few of them:  [Read more…]


Honey Dijon Pork Chops and Apples in the Slow Cooker

I would very much like to shake the hand of the person who invented the slow cooker.  Said person should be lauded with chocolate and roses and decadent coffee concoctions.

I’m naturally suspicious of cooks who don’t make good use of the slow cooker.  Why avoid something that is such a time saver, such a miracle worker?

Take this dinner, for instance.  Into the crock go pork chops, apples, onions and a bit of honey and Dijon.  Several hours later, you only need to add a green veggie and bread or salad and dinner is ready.  It practically fixes itself, leaving me with time to get stuff done spend time on Pinterest.

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Honey Glazed Carrots in the Slow Cooker

These may be the best carrots I’ve ever eaten.  They were perfectly cooked in the slow cooker and the butter and honey glaze made them taste scrumptious.

I love the idea of these as a Thanksgiving side dish.  They can be cleaned and cut the day before.  Then it’s just a matter of popping them in the slow cooker and turning it on.

I made 1 pound of carrots and it fed 5-6 people.  It would be easy to double or even triple the amount.

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Honey Cinnamon Peanut Butter Dip – Snack Idea!

We like to snack and graze in our house.  Apples and peanut butter are a favorite.  The other day I decided to spice it up a little bit.

Put some peanut butter in a bowl.

Add a squirt of honey and a shake of cinnamon.

Microwave for a few seconds, till it gets warm and a little melty.

Stir it up.

Dip apples or anything else you like.

If you’ve got a little one who likes to cook in an Easy Bake Oven, this would work great under a light bulb!  It’s also an easy “recipe” to teach kids to make themselves.

Do your kids like to cook?

Honey Mustard Grilled Pork Chops

honey mustard grilled pork chops done

Please excuse the charred spots.  I’m not an expert griller.  These still tasted great though.

A few weeks ago, I shared on Facebook that I had totally ruined Jim’s birthday dinner of grilled pork chops.  That time I set the whole grill on fire.  Flames were shooting from the grill, black smoke billowed into the yard and children were screaming.  We ended up with pizza for dinner.

I did better this time though.  The honey mustard is easy to stir together and gave the meat a nice flavor.  You could do the same thing with chicken instead.

Here’s what you’ll need:

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Sweet and Spicy Chicken Legs

chicken legs done

This recipe was a bit of an experiment.  I wanted something that was sweet, yet spicy.  Thus, the recipe name.  However, the recipe both succeeded and failed.

The successes:  Easy, moist chicken legs that browned up nicely in the oven.  They did have a slightly sweet flavor.

The fail:  There was no hint of spiciness.

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Honey Pork Chops

I don’t have a picture of the finished Honey Pork Chops, but they were a hit.  The recipe is a simple marinade that you freeze the chops in, then you can grill or bake or cook them in a slow cooker.  Easy and good. [Read more…]

Honey Cashew Pork Stir-Fry

I printed this recipe from Meals for You a long time ago.  I altered it a little bit.  Stir-fry is always a hit with my kids, even if it has celery in it (not a favorite of any of them).   The ingredient list is simple and I almost always have all the ingredients, with the exception of cashews.  They are worth adding to the recipe though.  Yum! [Read more…]

Crockpot Honey Mustard Chicken


I love a good crockpot recipe.  This one is adapted from a cookbook called 365 Ways to Cook Chicken.  It was originally done in the oven, but the crockpot is often more convenient.  By changing just one ingredient I was able to turn it into a crockpot recipe.  (Check out 6 Tips to Convert Recipes for Use in the Crockpot.)  Now it only has 3 ingredients, plus salt and pepper and prep time is less than 5 minutes.  How can you beat that?

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