31 Days of Delicious Easy Recipes For Busy Wives – ROUNDUP!

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I’ve been buzzing around like a bee on steroids this month to bring 31 Days of Delicious Easy Recipes for super-busy wives!  In a recent poll within my newsletter, most wifeys said that cooking is the greatest struggle as keeper of the home.  Shopping, meal planning, and food in general, are tough jobs to keep up.  I hear ya.

Delicious Easy Recipes

I did my best to share quick and simple breakfast, snack, appetizer, and dinner ideas to give you a fresh motivation to get in that kitchen again and have fun!  Remember, if there’s a shortcut to fabulous tasting food, I’m gonna find it and then share it with you.  Buy hey, I want to share every hack I discover with you because I realize how quickly joy can get squeezed out of the equation if we aren’t careful.

No joy stealing today, Satan.  Not today!

Delicious Easy Recipes by Category

Tuna Dip

Appetizers & Snacks

Smokey Tuna Dip

Pumpkin Dips

How to Make Popcorn

Energy Balls



Protein Energy Bites

Breakfast Burrito

Fluffy Pancake Recipe

Pumpkin Muffins & Banana Bread

 Lasagna Recipe


Baked Potato Bar

Crockpot Chicken

Stir Fry

Slow Cooker Soups

Quick Red Beans and Rice

Quick Meatloaf Recipe

Homemade Hamburger Helper

Best Lasagna Recipe

Best Spaghetti Recipe

Chicken and Rice

Low Carb Cheeseburger Pie


Sides & Soups

Jalapeno Cornbread

Slow Cooker Soups

Pumpkin Soup

How to Cook Asparagus

How to Cook Rice Perfectly

How to Cook Green Beans

Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup



Wacky Cake

5 Minute Fudge

Pumpkin Desserts

Easiest Pound Cake Recipe


Delicious Easy Recipe Suggestions

My suggestion would be for you to cruise through the recipes and choose any that will help you get your appetizers, breakfast, sides, or desserts on the table faster.  Print the recipe now and then keep your printed recipe cards separated by category.  When you are planning meals for the next seven days, just grab the stack that you need.

I pray that this helps take a load off of you, my friend.  There are so many more delicious easy recipes that I wanted to share, and I will, sporadically in the coming days.  Next month though, we’ll be focusing on wifey encouragement in specific areas of our lives.  I went into detail about this in this past weekend’s newsletter.

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Delicious Easy Recipes


Which recipes are you most excited to try from our delicious easy recipes series?

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  1. Lecy | A Simpler Grace
    August 31, 2016 / 6:30 am

    These all look so yummy! Definitely going to be doing a lot of pinning recipes today, thanks to you!!

    • Shan
      August 31, 2016 / 11:02 am

      Yay, Lecy. Hope it helps. Let me know how it goes and if you have any questions!


  2. Jamie
    August 31, 2016 / 8:24 am

    This is EXACTLY what I need! I’m always struggling to come up with easy dinner ideas!

    • Shan
      August 31, 2016 / 11:01 am

      Yay, Jamie. That makes my day that it will help you.


  3. Gina
    August 31, 2016 / 11:08 am

    Looks like a great list! I always love ideas for quick and easy dinners through the week!

    • Shan
      August 31, 2016 / 11:11 am

      Thanks, Gina. I hope this helps. It sure makes it easier when week days are so crazy!


  4. nikita
    September 1, 2016 / 9:14 am

    Wow, tons of great recipe ideas! Looking forward to trying these.

    • Shan
      September 1, 2016 / 9:22 am

      Thank you, Nikita! I hope they are very helpful. I love EASY!


  5. Kate
    September 1, 2016 / 11:21 am

    I looooooove seeing all the pumpkin on your blog post! I cook pumpkin year round! It’s my favorite. Would love for you to link up with us at 100 happy days:)

    • Shan
      September 1, 2016 / 7:55 pm

      Thanks, Kate. You DO love pumpkin if it’s all year! 😉 I’m going to check out 100 Happy Days right now. Thanks for the tip.


  6. Laura
    September 1, 2016 / 2:06 pm

    Thanks so much, these are great!

    • Shan
      September 1, 2016 / 7:54 pm

      Thanks so much, Laura!


  7. Barbara
    September 1, 2016 / 4:07 pm

    You had me at tasty food. I might not be a wife, but I just love zooming through potential and delicious recipes!

    • Shan
      September 1, 2016 / 7:53 pm

      Welcome, Barbara! Hope they help you!


  8. Julia Grove
    September 5, 2016 / 1:03 pm

    Great recipes. I am especially excited to try out the lasagna and crock pot chicken.

    • Shan
      September 5, 2016 / 3:07 pm

      Thanks, Julia! The lasagna is one that I get the most excited about – timesaving and OH so good!


  9. Cooking Up Faith
    September 9, 2016 / 10:21 am

    What a great list of recipes! Wow! I can’t wait to try some of these out – especially the soups now that fall is almost here!

  10. Fiona
    September 18, 2016 / 6:56 am

    Some of these look soooo yummy! I’ve been meaning to try making pumpkin soup, so I’ll be giving that one a try! 🙂

  11. Vaishnavi
    September 18, 2016 / 8:24 am

    Awesome list. Bookmarked! Takes the pain out of deciding what to cook for the day.

  12. Five Marigolds
    September 18, 2016 / 8:33 am

    Wow, this is such a great list, I’ll have to peruse it more later. I definitely can vouch for the baked potato bar – especially on weeks we make chili, as a way to use the leftovers.

  13. Diedre
    September 18, 2016 / 12:03 pm

    I’m pinning this so I can come back to it. As a busy working mom, I”m always looking for easy, delicious recipes for my family! Yeah! Thank you!

  14. Melissa
    September 18, 2016 / 2:42 pm

    Great post! I love the variety of recipes available, I’m pinning this for later!

  15. Jessica
    September 18, 2016 / 3:15 pm

    Great collection! Thanks for sharing at our Tips & Tricks Link Party!

    My Life by Jess

  16. Rachel
    September 18, 2016 / 7:26 pm

    This is a really great list! It’s a perfect companion to my meal planning template! I’ll have to try it next week fit sure !

  17. Tabitha
    September 20, 2016 / 9:30 am

    This is amazing! I am definitely bookmarking to save for later!

  18. jehava
    September 29, 2016 / 11:47 am

    I love so many of these recipes and ideas! Will definitely be checking them out through the weekend!

  19. Lisa @ The Merry Momma
    September 29, 2016 / 1:45 pm

    Awesome round-up!! I love cooking, but since having my second child, I’m in need of quicker, easier meals than before. I’m definitely bookmarking this list for future reference! What a valuable resource you’ve compiled. 🙂

  20. Debbie @ Mom Simplified
    September 29, 2016 / 3:19 pm

    What a great roundup! I will definitely pin and come back for inspiration!

  21. Kim Pena
    September 29, 2016 / 4:55 pm

    Great post! I can always use more recipes!

  22. Jennifer
    September 29, 2016 / 7:59 pm

    Lovely list of meal ideas. I love meal planning because it makes life so much easier. You have a great recipe list compiled here. It’s very helpful for busy moms! Thanks!

  23. Emily
    September 29, 2016 / 8:23 pm

    Ah! Totally bookmarking this. The brownies look amazing.

  24. Sharon Chen
    September 29, 2016 / 11:49 pm

    Great list! These are all good recipes 🙂

  25. Karen Woodall
    February 9, 2017 / 11:35 am

    I love cooking, but run out of recipes to try and get tired of making the same thing over and over. Appreciate the new (and easy) recipes to try.

    • Shan
      February 9, 2017 / 1:56 pm

      I hear ya, Karen. I think we all do. I get the ‘cook burnout’ often and am always looking to add a new recipe each week. So glad this was helpful for you!

  26. Corey | The Nostalgia Diaries
    August 30, 2017 / 10:37 am

    This is such a great round-up of recipes. I’m always looking for simple ones because I don’t have as much time as I would like to cook!

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