The Busy Mama's Go-To Recipes

3-ingredient, 5 minute, one-pot-kind-of-meals can all be found here for those busy nights you need to feed your family but don't want to do it out of a corndog…
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two plates with macaroni and cheese covered in honey pepper chicken sauce, on top of each other
Applebee's Honey Pepper Chicken Mac and Cheese - The Perfect Copycat!
Are you a fan of your favorite restaurant recipes but want to make them at home? This Copycat Applebee’s Honey Pepper Mac and Cheese is the perfect copycat recipe. Filled with mac and cheese, chicken, and bacon, it is completely addicting! Make it for lunch or dinner for your family!
slow cooker meatloaf on a platter with parsley in the background
Slow Cooker Meatloaf
For a simple, tasty, and satisfying dinner, look no further than this Slow Cooker Meatloaf. With its mouthwatering tangy-sweet glaze, just set it and forget it for a hassle-free weeknight meal. Plus, it's sure to become a family favorite in no time. Make it for lunch or dinner!
6h 10m
one pot creamy sausage gnocchini with spinach and cheese
One Pot Creamy Sausage Gnocchi {A Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinner}
This one pot creamy sausage gnocchi is so easy to make and just what you need for lunch or dinner! Sausage gnocchi is perfect to make for any occasion. It's cheesy, simple, quick, and delicious. Try this gnocchi today!
two images showing how to make creamy root beer rum cocktails with ice and caramel
Creamy Root Beer Rum Cocktail - Tornadough Alli
Love a delicious 3 ingredient drink recipe? This Creamy Root Beer Rum Cocktail from Tornadough Alli tastes like an adult version of a Root Beer Float. This is one recipe that you will fall in love with and want to make all the time. It’s simple, quick, and delicious!
korean spicy pork bowls with chopsticks and rice in the foreground, then topped with sauce
Korean Spicy Pork Bowls
These Korean Spicy Pork Bowls are filled with marinated pork, rice, and noodles and are drizzled in sriracha mayo, teriyaki sauce, and sesame seeds. This recipe makes a fun, unique, and flavorful dish! These are perfect for lunch or dinner.
8h 15m
two bowls filled with meatballs covered in cheese
The BEST Copycat KFC Bowls
If you love takeout but would rather make it at home, you need to whip up these copycat KFC bowls from Tornadough Alli. With just 5 ingredients and only minutes to make, it’s a quick and easy dinner recipe. With mashed potatoes, popcorn chicken, gravy, corn, and cheese, this tasty recipe tastes just like the KFC favorite!
strawberry ice cream bread on a plate with strawberries
Strawberry Ice Cream Bread
This Strawberry Ice Cream Bread is made with only a handful of ingredients and is perfectly moist, flavorful, and super easy to throw together. You can have it for breakfast or dessert, it is multi-purpose and we just love it all around any time of the day. With strawberry ice cream, self-rising flour, and chopped strawberries, you really have a simple bread recipe that is great for the whole family.
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Fall Off The Bone Ribs {The Only Rib Recipe You'll Need}
These fall off the bone ribs are baked low and slow in the oven, making them juicy, tender, and flavorful. Fall off the bone ribs are great for a simple lunch or dinner that everyone will love. This ribs recipe is easy to follow and great for any occasion like dinners, lunches, potlucks, holidays, and more. Try this recipe for tender ribs today!
3h 10m
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Chicken Fried Chicken - Tornadough Alli
Looking for an easy and delicious dinner idea? This Chicken Fried Chicken recipe from Tornadough Alli is quick and flavorful and it brings the whole family to the table. This dish needs only minimal ingredients for a simple and comforting meal. So delicious!
baked pork chops and rice in a casserole dish on a white plate
Baked Pork Chops and Rice
Easy and flavorful, this Baked Pork Chops and Rice recipe from Tornadough Alli is a fork-tender, filling dinner recipe that the whole family will enjoy. This simple recipe is loaded with great flavor and herbs, and it's perfect for a comfort food family dinner on busy weeknights! Make it for lunch or dinner for an easy family meal! Save this today!
2h 10m
baked beans with ground beef on a white plate and in a serving dish, the title reads baked beans with ground beef
Baked Beans with Ground Beef
A tasty and super easy summer side, these Baked Beans with Ground Beef go with any of your favorite grilling or summertime meals! I love a good baked bean recipe, especially when they really don’t take a lot of effort to make, that is exactly what these Baked Beans with Ground Beef are. These make the perfect side dish to any of your favorite grilling recipes, or main dishes that you want to serve this summer.
barbecue ribs with bbq sauce on top and the words fall off the bone smoked ribs
Smoked Ribs - Tornadough Alli
These smoked ribs are so tender, juicy, and fall off the bone! This recipe from Tornadough Alli has tons of flavor from the homemade rub and the addition of a honey and BBQ sauce glaze. Fall-off-the-bone smoked ribs are one recipe you want to keep around all year long!
4h 40m
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TikTok Grinder Sandwich
TikTok grinder sandwiches are packed with meat, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and more. These grinder sandwiches are so easy to make and perfect for a quick and easy lunch or dinner. Based on the popular recipe on TikTok, these grinder sandwiches are perfect if you're looking for an easy meal to make. Try these simple TikTok grinder sandwiches today!
beer battered onion rings in a bowl with dipping sauce on the side, and then being dipped
Beer Battered Onion Rings
Crispy, golden, and absolutely easy, these beer-battered onion rings are the perfect appetizer or side dish for your dinnertime meal! Quick, tasty, and crunchy, these onion rings are great to make for lunch, dinner, or an easy appetizer. Make these onion rings for an easy meal!
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Mezcal Margarita Recipe
Tart, a bit sweet, smokey, and absolutely delicious this Mezcal Margarita is a fun drink that is super easy to whip up for cocktail hour! With a few easy-to-find ingredients and only minutes to shake together, you have yourself a drink that is super classy and tasty. This Mezcal Margarita is great for dinner parties, Taco Tuesday, family gatherings, or just because you’re craving one.