Tip Tuesday ~ Our Cozy Den

Tip Tuesday: Easy Beans!

We go through a lot of beans in this house — they are healthy, filling, yummy… lots to love about them! This hack to prepare them from dry beans will save you a TON of money over the canned kind! It’s SO much easier than the package instructions: no measuring, no stirring, no scorched beans at the bottom of the pot!  


Chicken Azteca {Crockpot Recipe!}

Chicken Azteca is one of my favorite recipes! Not only is it SO easy and SO delicious, it’s cheap, filling, & healthy too! It’s also gluten free and sugar free, and can be made grain free/dairy free simply by omitting a few of the extras!! Here’s how to make it! Ingredients: 1-2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (depending on size) 2 cans of black beans 1 can of corn 2 cups of enchilada sauce 2 cups of dry brown rice shredded cheddar cheese for topping Instructions: It’s really easy, get ready… 1. Put the chicken in the crockpot. 2. Dump the beans (drained/rinsed), corn (drained), and enchilada Read More


Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Casserole

What’s better than enchiladas? Crockpot enchiladas! I love dinners that I can make and let sit, especially for busy nights with busy kids in all of their activities. Here’s how to make it! Ingredients:   1 can of cream of chicken soup 8 oz. sour cream 4.5 oz can of chopped green chiles 2 cups shredded cooked chicken 2 cups corn 10 oz enchilada sauce 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 10 corn tortillas OR 3 cups of cooked rice Instructions: Prepare soup if you’re making my homemade version. Mix together with sour cream and chiles. Mix in chicken and corn. I cook chicken breasts in bulk in the Read More


Leftover Christmas Ham Crockpot Casserole

Did you have a ham for Christmas dinner? Every time I make a ham, we always end up with WAY too many leftovers! A few years ago, I made up this quick & easy recipe {because who feels like cooking the day after Christmas!?!} to use up the leftovers. It’s delicious too! See? So easy right? I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas holiday!


Easy DIY yogurt!

My kids go through yogurt like it’s water. I did a bunch of internet searching, and all of the yogurt recipes seemed really time intensive and hard! Eventually I was able to take a compilation of several recipes, and make a simple & delicious version! And it’s in the crockpot no less! Here are the instructions! Ingredients: 1/2 gallon whole milk 1 packet of gelatin 1/2 cup of yogurt starter (save from a previous batch, or buy plain yogurt with active cultures if it’s your first batch) 1 bag of frozen fruit in the flavor of your choice (*you could also flavor with just vanilla, or Read More