Easy 5 Ingredient Burritos {5 Ingredients or Less Recipes}

5 ingredients or less

Last week I shared a simple enchilada dip recipe for my new 5 ingredients or less series. I love sharing quick and easy recipes, so I am very excited about this new series.

Today I have an easy 5 ingredient burrito recipe for you.

Easy 5 Ingredient Burritos

My kids love these and I love how easy they are to make. These are so easy to make that they would be a great cooking with kids meal.

These would also make a great freezer meal. You can freeze the filling on its own. Or you can make them as burritos and fill up a pan of them to put in the freezer for that busy evening when you need a quick meal.

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This recipe also calls for basic ingredients that most of you will have on hand. Yes, this is an easy five ingredient recipe that uses every day ingredients.

This recipe does call for chili beans, which I think is a pretty basic ingredient for most people. If it isn’t, you might consider adding it to your pantry staples. They are a simple way to add a lot of flavor to meals.

I was asked recently which chili beans I use because not all chili beans are gluten free. Bush’s Chili Beans are gluten free, so that is the brand I use. I know there are a lot of other brands of chili beans, but I stick to Bush’s since they are gluten free. And can I just say I love that all of Bush’s Beans products are now gluten free. (That is not sponsored at all. I love the fact that their products are gluten free and just want to let readers know.)

Now for the recipe. If you need a quick and easy meal for tonight, these are the perfect meal to make.

Easy 5 Ingredient Burritos_


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Slow Cooker Sausage Chili

Slow Cooked Sausage Chili-

A few weeks ago we talked about the price of ground beef. If you haven’t read through the comments yet on that post, you need to. I really enjoyed reading through them to see what you all pay for ground beef. Rising grocery prices are something we all understand.

Many of you mentioned that you often use ground turkey or ground chicken in place of ground beef in your recipes. I agree that those are great alternatives to ground beef.

When it comes to recipes and cuts of meat you can’t always substitute one cut for another. Sometimes it works, but not always. When it comes to ground meat through it is easy to substitute other kinds of ground meat. This helps stretch the grocery budget because you can buy what is on sale or use what you have on hand.

When to comes to using other ground meats in place of ground beef, I often like to use half ground turkey or ground chicken and half ground beef. This helps stretch the grocery budget with a cheaper, often healthier, meat. But by using part ground beef you still have the flavor of ground beef that people often miss when using ground turkey or ground chicken.

Slow Cooked Sausage Chili_

Today’s recipe for slow cooked sausage chili does not use ground turkey or ground chicken, although you easily could, it uses sausage. Now, I know sausage is not always cheaper than beef, but you can find it on sale sometimes which makes it cheaper than ground beef. For me it was simply saving money by using what I have.

Using what we have on hand instead of making a special trip to the store, or purchasing something specially for a recipe, is one of the easiest ways to save money in the kitchen.

My favorite way to make chili is with part ground beef and part deer meat. Both of which I usually have on hand. Right now though my ground beef supply in the freezer is running low and with the price of ground beef continuing to rise, I don’t want to have to buy it until I can find a good sale.

Slow Cooked Sasuage Chili

I am also out of deer meat. Last year’s deer meat is gone and so far no one in my family has gotten a deer this year to restock the freezer. I do however have quite a bit of ground breakfast sausage in the freezer. So instead of making chili the way I normally do, I have been using what I have on hand which is sausage.

My family was a little skeptical the first time I made this, but they ended up loving it. It was a really nice change from normal chili and was a great way to use what I had on hand. And now we have a new family favorite.

If you are looking for a way to change up your basic chili, this sausage chili is a simple way to do it. It is also a great way to save money if you can find sausage on sale cheaper than ground beef.

Have you ever made chili with sausage?

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Gluten Free Wednesdays {Homemade Marshmallows, Meringue Cookies, and Pumpkin Pecan Cake}


For those of you that came to my site trying to link up last week for Gluten Free Wednesdays, I am sorry that I did not get the link up posted in time. Last week ended up being an interesting week computer wise. I had email issues and then my computer crashed. I think the email issues are fixed and I am in the process of getting a new computer. So this week we are back to normal for Gluten Free Wednesdays.

I co-host Gluten Free Wednesday with The Gluten Free Homemaker and Gluten Free Easily.

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Here are a few highlights from last week.


I love homemade marshmallow and these Homemade Corn Free Marshmallows sound like a great recipe for the holidays or really any day.


These Chocolate Dipped Meringues also look good.


And this Pumpkin Pecan Cakes looks perfect for the holidays.

I can’t wait to see what you all link up this week.

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12 Soup Recipes Perfect for Fall and Winter

12 Soup Recipes

I have mentioned a few times recently in my weekly menu plans that we now have a weekly soup night. It is working so well for us. We love soup and often eat it during the fall and winter, but having a weekly soup night has really helped simplify the menu plan.

I don’t have to even think about it. I know at least once a week we will be having soup.

What I love about soup is that it is usually a one pot meal. You can add bread or salad to it, but you don’t have to. Soup is usually great all on its own.

Soup is also a budget friendly meal. It is easy to make meatless or make stretch a little more by adding a few more vegetables, beans, rice, or pasta. I often do this with soup. I will double everything in the recipe, but the meat. My family never knows the difference. We get a large pot of soup without a lot of extra money spent on meat.

I have shared quite a few soup recipes over the years and even have an ebook all about soup recipes. My family really does love soup and today I thought I would share twelve of our favorite soup recipes with you. These are all perfect for fall and winter.

Beef Enchilada Soup

Beef Enchilada Soup

Panera Tomato Soup

Homemade Panerea Bread Style Tomato Soup

Crock Pot Carrot Soup

Crock Pot Carrot Soup

Crock Pot Bacon Corn Chowder

Crock Pot Bacon Corn Chowder

Quick and Easy Chicken and Rice Soup from LynnsKitchenAdventures.com

Easy Chicken and Rice Soup

slow cooked quinoa taco soup-

Slow Cooked Quinoa Taco Soup

Homemade Panera Bread Potato Soup

Panera Style Potato Soup

Crock Pot Bean and Sausage Soup

Crock Pot Bean and Sausage Soup

coconut asian noodle soup

Asian Noodle Soup

Sweet Potato Soup

Creamy Sweet Potato Soup


Taco Soup

southwest beef stew

Southwest Beef Stew

Now I would love to hear what your favorite soup is to make this time of year? Do you have a favorite? And do you have a weekly soup night?

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Easy Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Easy Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bundt Cake-

Today for my Cooking Through My Collection Series I am sharing a recipe that comes from a magazine not a cookbook. I love cooking magazines and have many of them that I have saved over the years. They are definitely part of my cooking cooking collection.

Some of the magazines I have are still in the whole magazine form, but since those take up a lot of space just to save a couple recipes that I might be interested in, I often tear out the page or pages I want. I then organize them in a notebook. I have been doing this for years and now have several 3 ring binders full of recipes that I have saved.

This easy pumpkin cake recipes is one I know came from Taste of Home magazine.

Easy Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bundt Cake_

I received Taste of Home magazine for years and many of my favorite recipes come from them.  That is why I knew I had to include this recipe for my Cooking Through My Collection Series. 

What I love about the old Taste of Home recipes is that most of them are quick and easy and contain everyday ingredients. And this cake is no exception.

Easy Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bundt Cake

This easy chocolate chip pumpkin bundt cake is great for fall. The original recipe had a simple powdered sugar glaze and no chocolate chips. To change it up a little I left the glaze off and stirred in some chocolate chips.

If you would prefer it without chocolate then just leave the chocolate chips out and it will still be delicious.

Easy Chocolate Chip Pumpkin-Bundt Cake




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Gluten Free Banana Bundt Cake with Maple Glaze


Gluten Free Banana Bundt Cake with Maple Glaze-

Gluten free banana bundt cake with maple glaze is delicious! Really this is a must make if you love bananas.

Last week I shared a recipe for gluten free chocolate chip banana cookies and this week it is gluten free banana bundt cake. I guess this means that we love bananas at my house.

Or it means that we often have overripe bananas on the counter because we did not eat them up fast enough. Well, if this cake is the result of too many ripe bananas, I will take it. This cake was so good.

Gluten Free Banana Bundt Cake with Maple Glaze

I adapted an old recipe for banana bundt cake to make it gluten free. I was going to do a basic powdered sugar glaze, but then I remembered the maple glaze that I used on the breakfast cake I made awhile ago, and thought it would be perfect for this cake.

It worked great. The flavors of banana and maple were perfect together.

This would be a great dessert for tonight, or any night, if you have some bananas that need used up.

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Menu Plan {October 26th- November 1st}

Weekly Meal Plan

October is my favorite month of the year and I am a little sad that it is ending this week.

I know fall is far from over, but October just seems like the perfect weather month, at least in Oklahoma. It is not too hot or too cold. You have rainy days mixed in with sunny days. It is cool enough for soup, but still warm enough to bbq. Yes, October is a great time of year.

When I looked at the calendar for this week I realized that I have a little bit of a slower week, before a crazy November begins.

November and December are usually busy for us, just like they are for most people. So we are used to it being busy this time of year, but this year we seem to have a lot packed into the first three weeks and then it quiets down towards the end of the month. Which is a good thing since Thanksgiving is at the end of the month.

Is November a busy month or slower month for you?

Here is this week’s menu plan.


Incredibly Easy Breakfast Sausage Muffins-

Easy Breakfast Sausage Muffins

Crispy Homemade Granola

Homemade Crispy Granola

Mom's Sourdough Pancakes

Mom’s Easy Sourdough Pancakes


Bacon Egg and cheese grilled cheese sandwich

Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Sandwiches

Pop Up Taco Pie from LynnsKitchenAdventures.com

Pop Up Taco Pie


Chicken Fajita Chili

BBQ Baked Spaghetti__

BBQ Baked Spaghetti

Oven Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Oven Grilled Cheese Sandwiches and Tomato Soup


Bacon Pizza

Dessert of the Week

Magic Pumpkin Bars

Magic Pumpkin Bars

For more menu planning ideas see Menu Planning Mondays.

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Gluten Free Menu Plan {October 26th-November 1st}


Here is this week’s gluten free menu plan.

I made notes next to the ingredients that need to be gluten free, but as always read labels to be sure the ingredients are safe for your family.




Cheese Enchiladas - Use corn tortillas and homemade or gluten free enchilada sauce

Gluten Free Corndog Muffins__

Gluten Free Corndog Muffins

Quick and Easy Chicken and Rice Soup from LynnsKitchenAdventures.com

Chicken and Rice Soup- Use gluten free chicken broth

one pot spaghetti

Gluten Free One Pot Spaghetti

Sorghum Waffles Gluten Free

Sorghum Waffles

Homemade Gluten Free Frozen Pizza

Gluten Free Frozen Pizza

Dessert of the Week

Gluten Free Pumpkin Doughnuts

Gluten Free Pumpkin Doughnuts

For more menu planning ideas see Menu Planning Mondays.

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The Price of Butter {Ask the Readers}

Ask The Readers

A couple of weeks ago we talked about the price of ground beef and what everyone was paying for it. That post was really popular. It was so fun to see what everyone is paying and how much it varies.

Maybe fun is not the best word for it. Rising grocery prices are not fun. But it was interesting to see what others are paying. Seeing what we all pay makes us realize that others understand rising grocery prices and the challenges of feeding a family while trying to stay within your grocery budget.

It also made me realize that although prices seem high in my area, they could be a lot worse. Some of you are paying way more than I am for ground beef.

Not only are meat prices on the rise, so are butter, milk, and other dairy products. One of the areas I am really feeling the rising prices in is butter. I love my butter, especially for baking. And with holiday baking coming up, baking with butter might be a challenge.

My friend Amy and I were recently discussing the rising prices of groceries and she said,

The price of BUTTER is killing me!!!!!!! But not enough to buy margarine.

Small butter cubes

I know exactly how she feels. I grew up eating margarine. I understand why my mom bought it. I won’t judge you if you buy it, but I am a total butter snob and the price of butter is killing my love of baking and my grocery budget.

Butter in my area right now is ranging from about $3.50 to $5 per pound, depending on where you buy it and what brand you buy. The best price I have found is at Sam’s Club in their four pound package. I think the days of getting butter for between $2.00 and $2.50 per pound might be over. Oh I will miss those days.

I am really hoping that butter goes on sale for the holidays. And if it does I will be stocking up for sure and freezing it to use later. If it doesn’t go on sale, I might just have to adjust my holiday baking a little.

So, what are you paying for butter? And have you cut back on how much of it you are using because of the price? 


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Easy Enchilada Dip ~ 5 Ingredients or Less Recipe


Over the last few weeks I have mentioned sharing more ground beef recipes, along with other inexpensive budget friendly meals. When I was putting together a list of recipes to share, I realized that many of the recipes on the list contained five ingredients or less.

This actually surprised me because I did not realize so much of what I cooked contained five ingredients or less. Really it should not surprise me though because simple food is usually inexpensive food. The fewer the ingredients the less things you have to buy.

As I was thinking over the whole budget friendly recipes and five ingredients or less, I decided that simple 5 ingredient or less recipes, would make a great new series.

This series probably won’t be a weekly series, more like a few recipes a month, but if I find enough of my recipes that are 5 ingredients or less, I might start sharing them weekly. We will see how it goes. I hope it is a series that you will enjoy.

Enchilada Dip

Now, my goal with this is also to keep them pretty simple, kid and family friendly, and gluten free. Gluten free won’t be the focus of them, so don’t worry if you are not gluten free. These won’t scream gluten free cooking, but they will all be able to be made gluten free easily, using gluten free pasta, reading labels, etc.

Now for the first recipe. We are starting things out today with an easy enchilada dip.

I decided to start with a fun chip and dip type recipe because it is football season. And football season is perfect for an easy 5 ingredient snack recipe.

The reality is that I am not a football fan, living in a family full of football fans. I like to focus on the food, not the football.

This actually works out well. I would much rather spend my time in the kitchen than watching football. And my football loving family loves to eat what I fix while they are watching football. It is a win for both of us.

Sometimes I cook a big pot of chili or nachos for Saturday football watching, but other times it is fun to serve more snacky type food. Today’s recipe is perfect for those days when we want more of the chips and dip snack type food.

And if you are not a football watching family, this is perfect for anytime you need an appetizer or chips and dip type recipe. It is easy, delicious, and contains only five ingredients.

Enchilada Dip_



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