Slow Cooker Macaroni & Cheese


I am in a strange place lately. I feel like I can’t keep up with everything and yet it is less than half of what I used to do. I think the pressure of the state of the United States (actual or just perceived from social media), a new schedule for schooling, the idea of…

Stuffed Peppers (Cook once Eat Twice or More!)


From the chili we made earlier in the week we have had 3 meals! Chili the first night, chili potatoes, and now Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers. Verdict: My daughter is not a fan of rice, especially wild rice. But, cooking it in the chili gave it great flavor. Make sure your rice is fully cooked and…

Top 5 Recipes for August 2020


Ground Beef Enchiladas Verde (click for link to recipe) This recipe has been in the top each month for the past six months. This super simple meal uses canned enchilada verde sauce to cut down on the preparation time. Cook the ground beef ahead of time to make a delicious meal on a busy week…

Blueberry French Toast Casserole


My daughter has been holding her breath hoping that the governor would open gyms back up and her dance teacher would announce the studio is open so she could go to dance class again. They had been dancing on Zoom but it is just not the same. She actually has a chance to Feis soon…

Fiesta Chicken Casserole


We are entering the season of pumpkin spice, apple cider, slow cookers, and hearty casseroles. I love fall. Big fluffy sweatshirts, cool nights, and warming comfort foods are everywhere. Yes, I do get the blues in the fall but there is so much I love about it too. This casserole is a simple dish that…

In a Hurry? 5 Dinners to Make with Frozen Chicken


As we head into fall and back-to-school or back to work I know in our house we want quick meals that come together easily and have tons of flavor. If my family won’t eat it why do I bother cooking? I love these super easy dishes that are made with frozen chicken strips or chicken…

Back to School: 5 Easy Casseroles for Busy Days


Casseroles are one of my go to meals when life gets busy. I especially like slow cooker casseroles because they can cook while I am busy doing other things. Even the Spare Rib casserole is part of a cook once eat twice meal. Spare Rib Casserole (click for link to recipe) This is one of…

Top 5 Recipes for July 2020


Ground Beef Enchilada Verde (click for link to recipe) This has been in the top 5 recipes on the blog for several months and it is no wonder why. It is super easy to make with canned enchilada verde (green enchilada sauce) and browned ground beef. Want a dinner done easily? Cook the ground beef…

Big Mac Casserole


First off, my family thought I was crazy when I proposed this casserole. I grew up with the jingle: “Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun.” It is an earworm that strikes every once in a while so my kids also know the 80s jingle. When I…

Lazy Lasagna or Ravioli Lasagna Bake


Day 79 – Well, my house is the cleanest it has been in a long time. We are now going through closests, drawers, and all those little nooks and crannies that hide things and sorting everything out. I had planned on doing this the first week of “Stay Home. Stay Safe.” but the best laid…

Top 5 Blog Recipes for May 2020


People are creatures of habit. The top 5 blog recipes for this past month are basically the same as last month though in a slightly different order. They are all comfort foods, which we are all still craving. I have moved to more summery salads and grilling recipes on my blog but we are still…

Jimmy Dean’s Crustless Quiche


Day 68 –  Once a week we have Breakfast for Dinner. It makes my dinner planning easier. Also, breakfast for dinner meals tend to be a bit simpler to make and my family thinks it is fun. Have a bunch of cereal open that you want to get rid of? Make a cereal bar. Place…