Slow Cooker General Tso’s Chicken


If anyone has been paying attention you will see that four of the last six meals I have served to my family have been chicken breasts. Chicken breasts were on sale for $1.87 a pound this month so I bought 25-30 pounds of it for meals. Not a single person has complained about eating too…

Cheesy Pizza Dip with Pepperoni


We were looking for a fun meal. On some nights during the summer we do movie nights, game nights or just let’s play nights where we go to a movie downtown near the fountain. This was one of those nights. We wanted something that was quick but reflective of the type of day we were…

Pesto Pasta with Roasted Red Peppers and Grilled Chicken


This was a meal I made by opening up the cupboards and started pulling jars. We had friends in town that we didn’t know when they were arriving or when they would be able to see us. They were traveling through town with their extended family and we knew we could have to leave at…

Simple Pan Fried Chicken Sandwich


There are days that dinner needs to be simple and on the table quickly. This was one of those nights. We spent the evening at the beach and were sitting down to dinner at 9:00 pm. This meal took 15 minutes to put together. We could have gone to a Drive Through for chicken sandwiches…

Barbecue Bacon Cheeseburger Handpies


I bought a bunch of canned rolls and biscuits on sale a few weeks ago. I knew time would be tight over the next few weeks and the sale was really great so I thought why not try to incorporate them into some meals. It would save some time and sanity to have easy go…

Easy Chicken and Broccoli


Standing in the kitchen at 6:00 pm with a pound and a half of raw chicken is not a fun place to be when your family is hungry. That is where I found myself the other night. I was looking through my menu options, I make a month of menus to cut down on those…

Greek Spiced Grilled Pork Chops


Some days I am lucky I get food on the table for dinner. This was actually a well thought out meal but the lack of ambition was what was killing me. I was exhausted and wanted nothing to do with cooking. The lure of takeout or going to a restaurant were calling my name. But,…

Sour Cream Coffee Cake with Crumb Topping


I don’t make desserts or sweets very often. When I do the kids think it is such a special treat. I am not a baker. Cooking and baking are two totally different things. With baking your measurements have to be precise otherwise the science of having a cake raise or hold together as it bakes…

Slow Cooker Rochester “Garbage Plate” Meat Sauce


There is usually a story about our meal or picture each night and that is true of this meal. We had a new friend over for dinner the other night and I struggled about what to make for dinner. I finally settled on making a dish from Rochester, New York, that would best represent us….

Greek Chicken Kabobs with Cucumber Tomato Salad


This is the meal my kids wanted to have for dinner when they returned from camp. I had the chicken marinating in the refrigerator all ready to go when we got home but their concerts lasted far longer than we thought they would so we did not return home until late. The kids decided that drive-through…

Easy Creamy Taco Pasta


I keep waiting for the hot July weather. It has been warmer but not the high 80s and 90s I am used to. We are getting ready for a busy month ahead so I am trying to keep our grocery bill down by using smaller amounts of meat and more pasta, beans, and rice in…