Imagine coming home after a long day to a tender BBQ beef sandwich. This slow cooker meal is so easy and you wont believe how much flavor these sandwiches have. All you have to do is chop some onions and pour some wine and soy sauce over it and let it cook while you work or play and finish it off with an easy BBQ sauce. These are delicious served on a crusty ciabatta bun alongside my lemony slaw.

Huevos Rancheros

If you’re like me and prefer a savory breakfast for dinner instead of a sweet one, this is an easy and flavorful breakfast for dinner. This recipe for huevos rancheros has a base of beans and is topped with a homemade salsa, fried egg, feta and cilantro, but feel free to play around with this and use your favorite vegetables and condiments. You can add sour cream, guacamole or anything else you have on hand. (Adapted from Sunny Anderson)

Fish Tacos

The first time I learned about fish tacos was when we moved to Colorado – they are a big deal here…Unlike meat tacos, fish tacos are served in a soft corn tortilla, topped with smoky and spicy grilled fish, crunchy slaw, salsa and a lime infused sour cream – which together make the perfect bite. Use your favorite store bought salsa, or try this fresh salsa for an extra treat. (Adapted from Bobby Flay)

Homestyle Meatloaf

When I was growing up, I never liked meatloaf. Then I married a guy who loves meatloaf – and as luck would have it, my mother in law pointed me to a recipe that became the starting point for my reimagined meatloaf. Now, I’m now a meatloaf lover too. This one has loads of veggies, all ground up to look like meat. They mix into the meat seamlessly and add amazing flavor – and of course veggie goodness. Topped with a sweet glaze, even your kids will love this one… To round it out, you can go traditional and serve it with mashed potatoes and a green salad – or you can try my salt and vinegar smashed potatoes. Note: This recipe makes two meatloaves – if you don’t finish them both, you can make mealoaf sandwiches for lunch or put one in the freezer! To freeze, just wrap the meatloaf tightly in parchment and then foil, once it has cooled completely.