Sweet and Spicy Chicken


I love the dishes that are semi-homemade and you can get on the table easily when you don’t want to cook or you are running out of time and your family wants dinner now and and even ordering out seems difficult. We had one of those nights. I tried to order pizza online, twice, and…

Simple Chicken Caesar Salad with Homemade Dressing


I am a huge proponent of meal planning and not having lots of food waste. I read the other day that on average Americans throw away 219 pounds per person in a year. That is money each of us are throwing away. There are people going hungry in the world and country and a family…

Top 10 What’s for Dinner Moms? Blog Posts for 2020


We can all say 2020 was crazy. Least of which my blog was nuts last year. After the pandemic hit my stats went up 33% for the entire year. Thank you all who took the time to stop by, read, and or share a post. These are the top 10 blog posts (shares, hits, and…

Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken Soup and Google Analytics


So, I learned something new this week. I often look at other recipe/lifestyle blogs to see what they do as far layouts, pictures, etc. I know most blogs are not like mine which talk about what we are doing and eating. I notice that many blogs have tons of pictures and lengthy writing before you…

Southwest Eggrolls


We are continuing our appetizer recipes. These tasty eggrolls have a delicious slightly spicy taste. They are the thing my kids will seek out at parties and for meals if they see them. Anything wrapped in an eggroll wrapper and fried or baked some how seems more fun, doesn’t it? Verdict: These are so easy…

Simple Sour Cream Chicken


This meal started out as an accident. I wasn’t feeling well and I kept telling my family I wanted to make a Cream Cheese Chicken with Mushrooms. They thought I was saying sour cream chicken. So, they made a sour cream chicken similar to what I was thinking but not quite. Notice no mushrooms or…

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…

Sesame Chicken


I am fighting my anxiety over the coming weeks (election, Covid-19 spikes, flu, the holidays,…) by remembering what I am thankful for so much. This past weekend my daughter feised (Irish dance competition) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This is only the second feis in the past 8 months she has danced in. For a girl that…

Top 5 Recipes for October 2020


Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Sauerkraut and Apples (click for link to recipe) It definitely is time for fall recipes. This dish has been at, or near, the top of my most searched and read recipes since October 2019. It is a super simple dish that you can add just a little bit of salt…

Chicken Noodle Casserole: Comfort Food


It has been fairly cold and dreary here the last few days. The kids were remarking how there hasn’t been any snow yet though, which is good. I expect that by Halloween we will have our first snow. It is generally around that time. I am craving comfort foods. Plus, I am thinking ahead to…

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…