6 meals to always have in your arsenal

It's one thing to have some customized recipes that you and your family love, but I'm a firm believer that everybody should have a few recipes in their arsenal that are people-pleasers and commonly loved.

Here are a few of them.

Grilled chicken

Grilled chicken is a great source of protein and there is so much you can do with it. There are countless marinade options and it's easy to steam some vegetables or cook some rice and beans to accompany it. Try this marinade to put some big time flavor into your chicken.


The most difficult part of about tacos is making and seasoning the ground beef. This homemade taco seasoning will help you with that. While the ground beef (or other meat) is cooking, use that time to prepare other ingredients. Consider tomatoes, cheese, and olives; hot sauce, sour cream, and guacamole; refried beans, lettuce, and anything else that tickles your fancy.

Chicken pot pie


The crust is the part most people worry about, and you can buy that at the store if you don't want to make it from scratch. From there, it's about following simple directions to make sure things come together how you want them to. Try this simple recipe.


The popular Italian classic that practically feels American now due to it's popularity. Try this lasagna dish and you may just have a something new to pass on to future generations.

French Toast

It's super easy to make and sprucing it up isn't difficult either. The options go on and on when you consider syrups and toppings to add. Try this recipe for stuffed french toast.

Sloppy Joe's

Mmm mmm mmm! Sloppy Joe's can be hit-or-miss depending on the recipe — so make sure you have one that will wow yourself and others. This recipe should do the trick.


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