Ham and Cheese Tortellini


As the days are getting shorter and shorter we are feeling the cold chill bearing down on us. Semi homemade meals such as this with frozen tortellini get dinner on the table fairly easily and still taste great. Don’t want ham? Change up the meat or leave it out. It is totally up to you….

1970s: Loaded Chicken Roll-Ups


Back to the recipes I remember when we were kids. Now, my mom would NEVER make anything like this. She wouldn’t use canned soup, canned rolls, or bottled ranch dressing in anything. She was a home cook in the truest sense. She made 5-7 loaves of bread every Saturday morning so we would have bread…

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas


I am having a hard time writing this opening. Today is election day here in the United States. I don’t think any one is certain of anything today. I know I am hopeful that whatever the outcome may be that we can slowly start to return to being a united country instead of a divided…

7 Meals with Chicken Breasts that Won’t Bore Your Family


We eat a lot of chicken breasts in our house. They are fairly inexpensive so I have to try and make each meal I use them in as different as possible so my family doesn’t realize they are eating chicken three days in a row and revolt! I have found if I make them with…

Cheesy Cornbread Sloppy Joes


Since the Michigan Supreme Court struck down the governor’s mandates since April 30th last week our cases of Covid-19 have started trending upwards again. We are now on New York states quarantine list so we cannot go to New York next week. We are disappointed to say the least. We were looking forward to seeing…

5 Comforting Casseroles for Family Dinners


In our house we are searching for comfort foods lately. I notice that everyone here wants casseroles, homemade cakes, and pies. We spent the other night roasting pie pumpkins and planning dinners for the coming weeks. Everything that was put out was in some way a comfort food for one of the family. Chicken noodle…

Simple Shepherd’s Pie


Shepherd’s Pie in the United States is usually made with ground beef. A variation on the Cottage Pie from the United Kingdom that is usually ground lamb. Sometimes you will see both meat combined in the US. This dish began appearing in American cookbooks in the 1920s. This recipe uses packaged gravy mix but you…

Chicken Noodle and Broccoli Casserole


I forget sometimes when reading recipes from other places we don’t always have the same products of the same name for things. Like 1/2 and 1/2 is a fairly common dairy item in the United States but I had a question the other day about what that meant. What is 1/2? It is actually usually…

Monterey Breakfast Pie


When my kids were little they loved Bisquik Cheeseburger Pie. Bisquik is a baking mix in America used to make quick pancakes and dropped biscuits plus they had recipes on the box for a whole range of dinner “pies”, which were more like meat with biscuit topping not a traditional pie that we think of…

Bubble-Up Chicken Cassesrole


This recipe started as something I found from Pillsbury.com to use up the last of the refrigerator biscuit dough that I had bought on sale. I try to plan ahead if I buy a special ingredient or spice. I hate food waste. I am always trying to find new ways of using up those “leftovers.”…

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…