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The Best At-Home Dinner Ideas

          Sometimes a home-cooked meal is one of the most comforting things we can enjoy during a cold, winter evening.  With so many blogs and ideas out on the web, cooking dinner at home does not have to be this elaborate event.  From weekly meal prep to the variety of meals made from a crockpot or slow cooker, this is the time of year to stay in and enjoy a meal made right from home.

          But, before you start planning your weekly meals, start jotting down your favorite ingredients and recipes on your computer or on paper.  This way, you will always have a list on hand in case you really aren’t sure what to make.  Going forward, in case you try something new, simply keep adding items to the list so you don’t forget that one special meal you made a few weeks ago!

          Now, let’s explore the various ways you can make cooking at home easy, so you can enjoy your meal and your time at home!

Slow-Cooked Meals

          Slow cooking or crockpot dinners are one of the easiest and most convenient ways to make a large portion of food.  Whether you’re feeding your family or prepping for the upcoming week, slow-cooked meals are convenient.  If you don’t already have a slow cooker, you can find them at most major retailers as small as 1.5 quarts to larger 12-quart cookers.  Here are some popular crockpot meal recipes online where you will find tasty meal ideas:

80+ Slow Cooker Recipes to Make in Your Crock-Pot

200+ Best Crock Pot Recipes — Easy Slow Cooker Meals

122 Freezer Crock Pot Meals in One Afternoon

Top 29 Crock Pot Recipes

45 Most Popular Crock Pot Recipes

One-Pan Oven Meals

          Another incredibly easy method of cooking at home is the convenience of baking your meals all in one pan.  You could save yourself the trouble of using multiple pots and pans by choosing to bake everything all at the same time in one pan.

          Let this method be your new go-to for dinner resolutions that save you so much time in the long-run.  Here are several resources for one-pan oven meal recipes:

25 One-Pan Meals You Can Make in Under an Hour

50 One-Pan Winners

30 One-Pan Meals - Easy Whole30 Dinners

31 Cozy One-Pan Dinners for Easy Weeknights

50+ Best Quick and Easy Sheet Pan Recipes

One-Skillet Dinners

          While we’ve already explored several great options for cooking dinner at home, it doesn’t stop there!  Whether you want something quick to eat or you’re making a meal for the kids, there are so many one-skillet dinners you can make that keep the dishes to a minimum.  So, let’s take a look at some of the dinners we recommend you try at home.  Here are several resources for one-skillet dinners.

70+ One-Skillet Dinner Recipes — Easy Skillet Meals

24 Easy One-Skillet Meals

One-Skillet Meals for the Whole Family

18 30-Minute Meals That Are Totally Nom-Worthy

22 One-Skillet Dinner Ideas That Are Easy and Tasty

            While there are so many possibilities in cooking dinner at home, the best meals usually don’t take you all day to make!  You can still have flavorful, filling meals for the whole family or yourself any day of the week!

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