Salsa Chicken


I think this is one of the easiest dinners I have made in a long time.  Meetings, tax season (corporate extensions), school, and music classes are all keeping us running in different directions so we are adding more simple meals every day. Add a green side salad to this meal and you are ready in…

Loaded Baked Potato Casserole


You know something is really good when your children are quiet while eating AND then ask for you to make it again as soon as possible! How could something like this not be good – mashed potatoes, sour cream, cheese, bacon? All the horribly good things to eat! Verdict: I will make extra mashed potatoes…

Slow Cooker Stuffed French Toast


  Getting back to using our slow cooker again as the temperatures finally start to drop. It was 39 degrees last night. Still not cold enough to kill all the mosquitos. We are in one of the centers of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in the country. As the lake levels have risen over the last…

Mashed Potato Casserole with Crispy Chicken


I have had the crud that is going around here for the past week or so. It started with a cold like thing and then went into this horrible cough and chest cold thing. Ick! So I have been super tired from the coughing all the time. I don’t want to cook and I need…

Top 5 Recipes for August 2019


I can tell everyone is looking to fall foods by the top recipes from my blog. Paula Deen’s Bobby’s Goulash (click for link to original recipe) was the number one post for my blog during August. Potatoes, casseroles, and fall flavors were the top of the list. Spare Rib Casserole (click for link to original…

Chicken Macaroni and Cheese Parmesan


This is another great back to school casserole.  This is a Semi Homemade dish that you can cut down on the prep time by using jarred sauce and frozen chicken nuggets. Now, you can definitely use your own sauce and cooked chicken breast but I liked the easy open and pour method too. The addition…

Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas Verde


This is a great use for leftover chicken. I would recommend doubling the chicken when you are cooking it one night to have leftovers for this meal. I love to cook meat once and have 2 meals!  Also, several of the recipes I have in my stash contain canned cream of … soup. I try…

Barbecue Mashed Potatoes


Have you ever just forgotten to post something? I could have sworn I was all done Sunday night and had everything ready to go. Then when I checked my page yesterday there was nothing new. What??? Totally forgot to hit publish to schedule the post. Oops. Well, here is the post now. We are still…

Creamy Chicken Macaroni and Cheese


I made this the other night when my kids had friends over. I wanted something hearty and filling also but that I thought they would eat. You never know when you are feeding other peoples kids if they are going to be picky or not. I went with macaroni and cheese but really doctored it…

Stuffed Shells with Spinach and Sauce


I meant to post this last week but time keeps getting away from me. I hope that with the holiday weekend behind us and only 2 more weeks of school life will start to slow down a bit. Anyone else feeling the same way? Everything seems to hit all at once? From mid-April to mid-May…

Chicken and Rice (no canned soups)


Winding down the school year with class celebrations, tests, and concerts means dinner needs to be easy and something everyone will eat! This recipe is so simple you can set the chicken to marinate any time 30 minutes or more before you make the dish. Have a few extra moments in the morning? Throw the…

Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole


It seems like days are passing faster and faster lately. I read an article about how to slow down time by not only being more mindful about what you are doing, try not to multitask everything (I am guilty of this), and to learn something new or go somewhere new. It forces your brain to…