Monday, May 23, 2016

May Quick Family Favorite Recipes

I did a lot more cooking this month than the past few months.  Hooray!  I'm excited to share some easy dinner ideas with you that are all family favorites at my house.  I don't have hours to spend on meals (who does??) so here are some quick recipes that are crowd pleasers.  I tried hard to make colorful, quick and easy meals.  Here are the best meals of the month.

I picked up a bag of avocados at Sams and enjoyed several yummy meals with them.

Avocado Hash makes the perfect breakfast or lunch.
I add turkey sausage, chopped onion, avocado, sharp cheddar and one fried egg.
It keeps me full and is super easy to throw together.
Avocado taco salad - I added sweet peppers and taco seasoning to ground beef.  Loaded up the salsa, veggies and cheese and just had a few chips on the side.

Nachos for Cinco de Mayo

Pepperoni Pizza Pinwheels
A family favorite recipe that we eat regularly and dip in marinara sauce.

I tried a new salsa recipe:
Fresh Avocado Salsa
It's delicious with chips, served as a side with tacos or eaten on top of a salad.

Favorite Desserts of the month:
Butterfinger Blizzards
vanilla bean ice cream
splash of milk
chopped butterfingers
Strawberries & cool whip

Monster Cookies
Another staple recipe at our house

Linking up with two of my favorite cooking ladies today:

Whitney @ Come Home for Comfort
Quick Family Favorites Menu Monday

and Katie @ Cup of Tea
Quick Family Dinner Favorites Menu Monday

Head over to their blogs to see what delicious meals they are sharing as
Quick Family Favorites

We've also started a Pinterest Board called
New Recipes We've Tried and Loved!
Be sure to check it out and get some great ideas for meals at your house.


  1. Avocado recipes speak to my heart - love avocados! That fresh avocado salsa looks perfect for our Saturday night movie evenings. I could probably just eat it by the spoon :)

    Katie @ Cup of Tea

  2. Ok, all of these looks SO good! And those pizza pinwheel thingies! Yum!!!

  3. Everything looks delicious! I seriously need to try your monster cookies, they look so good!

  4. YUM. I said the same thing on Katie's post, but I could eat at your house every night and I'd be a happy camper! :) I need to make those pizza pinwheels again - the last time I made them, they were a hit with Paul.

    Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort

  5. I could eat avocado every single day and I think I would be a happier person for it, lol. Everything you shared looks so amazing.

  6. Minus the desserts, if I skip the cheese I can have all of these! That hash sounds perfect for breakfast!!

  7. I've added the pinwheels to next month's menu. I try to do 2 things a week that are brand new. Thanks to you and the other ladies, I'm getting awesome ideas to make dinner fun again.


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