Fail-Proof Pot Roast

Hey Embarquers!

Life is hectic for all us, so why not make our meals one less thing on our “to-do” list.

This pot roast is the perfect recipe for are busy and don’t have time to put together dinner, and those who are new to cooking and easily become intimidated in the kitchen.


I promise you that this is a great recipe that gives you the confidence to spend more time refining your cooking skills.

Let’s get started!

Fail-Proof Pot Roast

Servings: 8

Duration: 6 hours



  • 4 lbs Chuck Roast
  • 1 packet of Ranch dressing powder
  • 1 packet of Italian dressing powder
  • 1 packet of Brown Gravy powder
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 4 red potatoes
  • 1 bag of baby carrots
  • 1 yellow onion (chopped)


1.) Mix the 3 packets of dressing together (to create a dry rub) and set aside


2.) Take the chuck roast, dry with a paper towel, and massage all sides of the roast with the dry rub.


3.) Place the roast in the crockpot on low, pour 1 cup of water in in the crockpot and cook for 3 hours. Baste the meat every hour.

4.) Cut the vegetables in the following way: quarter the red potatoes, dice the sweet potatoes and onion in large chunks, and leave the carrots “as is”.

Don’t fret, this is what the meat should look like.


5.) After 3 hours, add in the vegetables, and cook for an additional 2.5 hours.


6.) Baste and Serve!



With Love,



Homemade Chili Recipe

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This fall weather is the perfect time to create a warm and hearty dish that’s good for your soul. My favorite fall classic is a family chili recipe (that isn’t really even a recipe, we simply go off of taste). Let’s get started on this American classic!

Embarque’s Homemade Chili



  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 3/4 C chopped onion
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 green pepper chopped
  • 2- 15 ounce cans of red kidney beans (drained and washed)
  • 2- cans of Rotel diced tomatoes with green chilies (drained)
  • 4 cans of tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 3 tsp Heinz 57 Sauce
  • 1/4 C Western Dressing
  • 1/8 C Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/3 C brown sugar


1.) Brown the beef while caramelizing the onions and garlic in the same pan.

2.) In a stockpot, combine the rest of the ingredients and stir until thoroughly combined.

3.) Simmer until mixture starts to bubble, then simmer for an additional 5 minutes.

4.) Serve with cheese and cornbread (optional), and enjoy!

Home Projects

How to Build a Raised Garden Bed

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This post has been a loooooooooooooooooong time coming (see what I did there 😉 ). This project is something that I didn’t want to take on myself (mainly because I saw this project as an opportunity to bond with dear ol’ Dad).

This project isn’t a project you complete in an afternoon, but I can promise you that completing these raised gardens will take your landscaping to another level (without bringing in the big Bobcat and tearing up your yard). Enough chit-chat, let’s get this show on the road!

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How to Throw an Oktoberfest Party


I hope everyone has had a fabulous couple of weeks. I have been hard at work planning and putting on an Oktoberfest Party for my family, friends and neighbors. I will tell you, this is now going to be an annual event thrown. It was such a blast and an awesome variety of people attended (which I always thinks turns a good party into a great party).

This list is going to give you all the essentials for how to plan your perfect Oktoberfest Party

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Home Projects

Mudroom Makeover (Under $150)

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One of my goals with Embarque & Co. is to create inexpensive solutions to expensive problems. The number one problem that I hear about is staying organized during this busy time of year (especially when it comes to getting in and out of the house).

Many of us dream of having a mudroom to keep us organized, but very few of us have the space or finances to make this dream a reality, so I decided to use some creativity and create a makeshift mudroom for less than $150.

Let’s do this!

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Breakfast Protein Shake

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This is such a busy time of year for everyone when kids are getting back to school, you’re getting back from summer travels and back into the school-year routine.

One of the most difficult times of the day is getting out of the house in the morning on-time. This recipe is a great breakfast option that will keep you full all morning with the nutrients your body needs to get your day to a great start.

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How To: Chicken Fajita Tacos

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I hope all of your are soaking up every last minute of summer (while we still have it)! One of my favorite parts about the summer is the fresh produce- almost every fruit and vegetable is in season, and accessible. Since the season is so short in the North, we must make the most of it while we can, so I do my best to cook with the local product as much a possible!

Queue the tacos!

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My “Why” Behind Embarque & Co.


This isn’t a traditional post that is some tutorial on some yummy dessert or how to host guests in your home, but an honest heart-to-heart with the Embarque community.

I wanted to take a moment to share my, “Why” behind Embarque & Co. I started this blog almost two years ago because I felt that there was a large gap between the millennial generation, and our parents’ generation.

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