crockpot beans and rice recipe

Crockpot Beans and Rice Recipe

crockpot beans and rice recipe

Okay, what do you think of when you think of crockpot beans and rice?  Cheap?  Easy?  No flavor? Well, the first two are right and the last one I aim to show you is completely wrong with this recipe!  And while some may say that beans and rice is not their favorite, this recipe packs […]

chocolate icing recipe

Chocolate Icing Recipe

chocolate icing recipe

To be honest, I never used to be an icing fan. At birthday parties, I’d pick only the inside pieces of the cake and one of my favorite childhood memories involved sharing an entire boxed yellow cake with my brother in all its naked glory. But, then I learned some basic culinary skills and began […]

Crockpot Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Crockpot Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Crockpot Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Okay, so I have to admit that after making this crockpot breakfast casserole recipe, I thought I was soooo smart.  Everything I had read about breakfast casseroles in the crockpot mentioned cooking them overnight.  And while this sounds like a great idea, I personally do not like waking up at 3am to smell the bacon. […]

crockpot little smokies recipe

The Best Crockpot Little Smokies Recipe

crockpot little smokies recipe

I am obsessed with appetizers.  As in, why do we even eat dinner every night?  Why can’t we just have a bunch of appetizers?  And in all honesty, sometimes, we eat appetizers for dinner.  It’s part of the joy of being an adult.    So when I stumbled upon this crockpot little smokies recipe in […]

Quick Simple Chocolate Cake

Quick & Simple Chocolate Cake Recipe (No mixer required!)

Quick Simple Chocolate Cake

A slice of quick, simple chocolate cake in the middle of February is like the cut-out cookie of December.  Everyone appreciates a good slice of homemade chocolate cake on Valentine’s Day! And what’s not to love? Your fork pulls away a rich, moist cake, bursting with real chocolate.  Topped with my chocolate glaze or your favorite […]

chicken crock pot recipes

59 Chicken Crock Pot Recipes You Will Love

chicken crock pot recipes

Is anyone loving their crock pot lately?  I mean, I always love that ‘thang but for some reason lately, it’s even more lovely in my eyes.  Maybe it’s the cold weather that has me wanting to hibernate at o’ around 5:00pm every night and therefore want to dance with my crock pot when I realize […]

Crock Pot Chicken Chili Recipe

Crock Pot Chicken Chili Recipe

Crock Pot Chicken Chili Recipe

With all this snow around, I’ve got soup on the brain.  Anything warm for dinner is a necessity.  I figure it helps me save money.  The warmer the dinner the lower I can set my thermostat and still feel warm.    That’s why when I stumbled upon this Crock Pot Chicken Chili Recipe last week, […]

simple chicken korma recipe

Simple Chicken Korma Recipe

simple chicken korma recipe

I’m branching out.  One of my goals in 2015 is to try new recipes outside our comfort zone.  I want to try new ingredients or new seasonings.  But I’ll be honest, I still want these recipes to be easy.  I decided to take a more traditional meal and make it easier in the crock pot. […]

hot teas

Awesome Hot Teas You Can Make at Home

hot teas

In honor of the snow we received this week, I thought it would be fun to seek out some hot teas you can make at home to warm up.  Among them are my hot tang tea recipe that comes from my mother-n-law.  My husband gets a large container of this goodness every year from his mom […]

how to make Homemade cheese crackers

Homemade Cheese Cracker Recipe

how to make Homemade cheese crackers

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Crystal Farms Cheese. All opinions are 100% mine. I’ve got an awesome game day snack for you to try!  These homemade cheese crackers are SO GOOD.  They’re so good I’m not going to make them again until I’m entertaining, because I ate way too […]

Lemon Crock Pot Chicken

Lemon Crock Pot Chicken Recipe

Lemon Crock Pot Chicken

Who loves lemon?  If you do, then you will LOVE this easy lemon crock pot chicken recipe I made last week.  My husband is a big fan of anything citrus.  Key lime pie is his favorite for his birthday so when I had the chance to make dinner with lemon, he was pretty excited.  Lemons […]

Delicious Stir Fry that is easy

Simple Mango Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

Delicious Stir Fry that is easy

When I was a poor graduate student, the concept of a stir fry involved opening a bag of frozen vegetables into a pan, followed by the enclosed packet of gooey brown syrup that was poured on top. Heat through and serve over instant rice. Hmmm… I’ll admit that meal got me through another day, but […]

Delicious homemade chicken nuggets

Homemade Chicken Nuggets Recipe

Delicious homemade chicken nuggets

There is no question that all humans younger than 10 years old seem to love chicken nuggets, French fries, macaroni & cheese and hot dogs. How does that happen? Even if you don’t venture out to fast food restaurants, chances are your kids are going to taste one of those four things at a picnic, […]

Crockpot Chicken Fajita Soup

Crockpot Chicken Fajita Soup

Crockpot Chicken Fajita Soup

With the holidays over, tis now the season for hearty soups and warm bowls of comfort. Here on Cleverlysimple, Lynette is going to share with you a number of delicious and SIMPLE crockpot recipes that are a snap to put together, but taste like you worked in the kitchen all day. One of my family’s […]

Homemade Butterscotch Cookie Recipe

Homemade Butterscotch Cookie Recipe

Homemade Butterscotch Cookie Recipe

I’ve got a great recipe to share with you today straight from my grandma’s recipe box!  This butterscotch cookie recipe is so good!  It’s not overpowering in the sweetness factor, if you know what I mean.  I feel like a lot of butterscotch cookies leave you wanting two glasses of milk, instead of just the […]

easy homemade scones

Easy Homemade Scones

easy homemade scones

During college, I lived in England for one semester. There were many, many things I learned from that experience, but culinarily speaking; I learned how to gauge a good scone from a bad one. What is a scone? (cue English accent) It is a slightly sweet or savory quick bread without yeast – taking on […]

Corn flake Cookies Homemade Recipe

Corn Flake Cookies

Corn flake Cookies Homemade Recipe

This time of year you’ll find cookies every which way you turn.  But what about unique cookie recipes?  I have to say that I’m a bit the traditionalist when it comes to baking.  If I’m going to spend the time I want to know that results.  And there’s something about certain cookies that fit right […]

Baked easy sugar cookie

The Best Easy Sugar Cookie Recipe

Baked easy sugar cookie

I am so excited to share with you one of my childhood favorites.  My great-grandma Fern made the best easy sugar cookie recipe.  It’s what I remember most about her.  We would walk into her home and she would be sitting in her chair watching Little House on the Prairie while quilting.  Quilting by hand, […]

Maple Nut Homemade Biscotti Recipe

Maple Nut Biscotti Recipe

Maple Nut Homemade Biscotti Recipe

I think I have loved biscotti even before I drank coffee. The crunchy, sweet biscuit, also known an “coffee bread,”is basically a twice-baked cookie that originated in Italy. Whatever its history, biscotti are genius. Not only are they easy to make, but extremely versatile. Virtually any flavor that goes into your standard cookie will work […]

easy peach coffee cake recipe homemade

Homemade Peach Coffee Cake Recipe

easy peach coffee cake recipe homemade

I have a real treat for you today!  If you’re looking for an easy coffee cake for entertaining, this is the one.  It’s unique because it’s peach and my goodness is it delicious.  This is truly a coffee cake in that it has that crumbly texture that goest great with a big pot of coffee. […]