Everyone needs an arsenal from which to pull a recipe when you are in a hurry, at a loss, have company coming or need to throw something together in a pinch. This is my arsenal. They aren’t always quick recipes, but they are tried and true. Some are my own, but most are linked to others. I’ll be adding to this arsenal, too. Perhaps you’ll find something to add to your own.

* = Husband Approved

Enjoy!

Breakfast
90-second Breakfast Sandwich
Chocolate Chip Banana Oatmeal Cups
Overnight Oats
Bird’s Nest Breakfast Cups
Sausage & Egg Breakfast Casserole

Smoothies
PB & J Smoothie
Magic Green Smoothie
Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie

Soup
Swamp Soup *
Cream of Tomato Soup
I Need to Eat More Veggies Soup
Lasagna Soup
 *
Immunity Soup – best chicken soup EVER!

Salads
Big Mac Salad *
Cheesesteak Spinach Salad
Detox Salad

Chicken
Buffalo Chicken Lasagna (I made with pork *)
Mexican Chicken Stew
Turkey & Black Bean Mexican Cabbage Bowl
Creamy Chicken & Herb Skillet (I make with pork chops!)
Avocado, Mozzarella & Bruschetta Chicken
Mini Salsa Turkey Meatloaves
Chicken “Kabob” Munchies
White Chicken Chili
Hummus-Crusted Chicken
Brine for Chicken
Chicken Pad Thai w/Spaghetti Squash

Fish & Seafood
Baked Tilapia with Tomatoes
Shrimp with Zucchini & Tomatoes
Easiest Shrimp & Tomatoes Ever
Garlic Parmesan Roasted Shrimp aka Death Row Shrimp

Beef
Beef & Veggie Casserole*
Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes *
Chocolate Chili *
Meatballs in Tomato Sauce *
Bacon-Covered Meatloaf *
Award Winning Poker Meatballs *
Joes’s Special *
Crockpot Italian Beef Sandwiches * (Make as lettuce wraps with a slice of melted provolone & mayo or creamy horseradish, use homemade Italian Dressing Mix)
Noodleless Zucchini Lasagna * (Note: Use large zucchini, San Marzano tomatoes & add Italian spices for flavor!)
Crockpot Taco Chili *
Crockpot Guinness Stew Mac & Cheese *

Pork
Mediterranean Pork Chops
Blackened Pork Chops *
Crockpot Carnitas *
Boursin Pork Chops *
Dijon Pork Medallions *

Pasta
One Pot Ravioli Lasagna *
Blue Cheese & Bacon Mac & Cheese *
Spaghetti alla Carbonara *
San Marzano Meat Sauce over Spaghetti or Zoodles *

Sauces, Dips, Dressings & Marinades
Best Ever Beef Marinade *
Roasted Tomato Dressing
Lebanese Garlic Sauce *
Olive Oil Mayo *
Creamy Horseradish Dip
Peanut Sauce (Sunshine Sauce)

Veggies
Zucchini & Onions *
Roasted Broccolini *
Parmesan Asparagus *
Zoodles *
Garlic Parmesan Roasted Broccoli *
Sauteed Broccoli *
Sauteed Broccoli with Garlic Dip *
Sauteed Spinach with Lemon

Appetizers / Sides /Party Favorites
Mediterranean Salsa Dip
Mom’s Cheesy Potatoes *
Best Ever Oven Fries *

Dessert
Easy Homemade Frozen Yogurt (my fave is with raspberries!)
Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Other
English Muffin Pepperoni Pizzas *
Single Serving Pepperoni Pizzas *
Pizza Spaghetti Pie
Poorman’s Caprese
Salsa Caprese
DIY Microwave Popcorn with Rosemary Herb Seasoning
Power Bowls
Homemade Italian Breadcrumbs