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…

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…

Buffalo Chicken Pizza


‘Tis the season for pizza and salad for dinner.  It is super simple to make and I can make endless variations of pizzas. It was a busy night with meetings and  a rehearsal so we used packaged pizza dough. You can easily make your own dough. I have used my bread machine to make dough…

Honey Soy Baked Chicken


I love boneless, skinless chicken thighs! They are so full of flavor and tend not to dry out as quickly as chicken breasts can. They are a bit more expensive to buy this way but sometimes ease of cooking is worth the cost. But, you can substitute chicken breast or chicken thighs with bones in…

Asian Chicken and Broccoli


It has been a super busy time in our house. It always seems the beginning and the end of the school year are always packed with extra homework, concerts, competitions, group parties…. on and on. We have been to Wisconsin for a double Irish Feis (rhymes with mesh). My daughter did well and came home…

Simple Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas


How to tell when you are getting old? Something like a new garage door really excites you. Seriously. I was so excited to pick out a new door. The one that was on when we moved in was white, rusty, and the lift had finally died earlier this winter so I was stuck parking my…

Honey Garlic Chicken Stir Fry


It seems March Madness for us has to do with our schedules. Between dance for St. Patrick’s Day (the life of an Irish dance mom), a play, festival for Orchestra, work (I am still doing taxes), and just general life we are super busy. Still looking to keep dinners simple and yet still tasty. I…

Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Taquitos


Did you ever have a recipe you resisted making because you thought it didn’t make sense? Maybe had an ingredient you didn’t care for? That was this dish for me. I couldn’t understand why you would make most of the meal in the slow cooker and then still have to roll and bake the taquitos…

Cashew Chicken II


I love simple and quick meals. Quick to me is anything under 30 minutes. This recipe clocked in at about 35 ish so for me that was good. If I had left out the broccoli it would have been about 25 minutes.  What saves time is having meat and vegetables prepped early. When I freeze…

Parmesan Simple Chicken


Finishing the last day of cleaning out our freezer. We have a turkey and a few bits and pieces that we are pulling to our upstairs freezer to use in the next week or they need to go. I love having a clean freezer to start again. We had a package of chicken left to…

Chicken Caesar Salad Pizza


Not a great picture but this was a yummy pizza. This pizza was created because we had chicken to use up and I am always trying to find new ways to make the dishes we love in new ways. One of my favorite things is to take a meal we love and turn it into…

Copy-Cat KFC Bowls


We were having a bad day and I was going to take my son over to KFC to pick up lunch. The kids had a half day for mid-terms and wanted a hearty lunch. I decided instead to stop at the grocery store to pick up the ingredients for the bowls that he likes so…