Impossible Pizza Pie


We finally put our tree up and lit it! It has no decorations but at this point I am okay with that. We opened the curtains so you can see it from outside and it looks pretty. I love lying in bed at night and taking my  glasses off to look at the lights. The…

John Legend’s Mac & Cheese (with changes)


The past week or so I was seeing John Legend’s Mac & Cheese recipe from a Martha Stewart show all over the internet. I read several of the reviews, because I always want to know what people like and don’t like, and the number one complaint was that it seemed curdled. The recipe seemed super…

Grammie’s Chicken and Rice Casserole


Casseroles became popular in the United States in the 1950s and 1960s.  Women were looking for easier ways to get dinner on the table for their family each night and mixing all the ingredients together at once to bake was an easy way to accomplish this. A casserole is any mixture that is baked and…

Simple Chicken Enchilada Verde


Every day is getting 3 to 4 minutes shorter. Night is coming earlier and earlier. You can feel it and smell it in the air. Fall is on its way in. In many ways I don’t want to admit it but as we sit on the bluff and look to the lake at 8:50 we…

Cheesy Chicken and Stuffing Casserole


I was told this was the perfect weeknight meal.  Though I would usually make my own cream of chicken soup mixture I decided to use a can.  This was super simple to put together. The hardest part was waiting the 45-60 minutes for it to bake. Verdict: I was really ready to hate this dish….

Barbecue Pineapple Chicken


When we were taking inventory of our pantry recently I realized I had quite a few extra bottles of barbecue sauce on hand. I am trying to keep the grocery budget down so I decided that using some of the extra barbecue sauce was a must. A can on pineapple, an orange pepper, chicken breasts,…

Chicken Wrap Casserole


This dish was super hard to photograph and even harder to describe.  Using the rest of our crescent rolls that were on sale last week I was able to make this dish that has been on most tables since we were kids. This is one of those casseroles that most people remember from their mother…

Crescent Roll Taco Pie


We are down to ground beef and chicken breasts in the freezer. We have been busy this month with two graduation parties and a weekend away for a dance competition. So, funds are stretched thin and I am trying to stretch things a bit farther. I am looking in the pantry for somethings that would…

Old Fashioned Scalloped Potatoes


This was one of my most favorite dishes growing up. I love the simplicity of the dish with just butter, flour, milk, potatoes, onions, salt, and pepper. I haven’t made this in years but the memories all came flooding back as it was baking. I remember coming home from college and asking my mom to…

Chicken Queso Spaghetti


My mother-in-law used to make queso from a recipe on a Rotel can. She would make it and put it in a small pot over a flame to keep warm and all the kids would love to dip their chips in it almost like a fondue. It was a bit spicy but the family loved…

Quiche Lorraine


Yesterday afternoon while I was in a meeting gas prices rose $.24 to $3.09 a gallon. I was shocked. I knew it was coming but the reality felt like a gut punch. I drive a couple hundred miles a week. It cuts into our budget. So, even less dinners out now. Quiche Lorraine is one…

Ground Beef Enchiladas Verde


I didn’t have any chicken in the freezer but I did have plenty of ground beef. I wanted enchiladas but didn’t know how they would be with ground beef and verde (green) enchilada sauce, which was what I had on hand. I had fully intended on making red enchilada sauce but time got away from…