Mediterranean Quinoa Bowl with Roasted Vegetables


With my mother’s health problems came a suggestion from her doctor to follow a Mediterranean diet. My mother eats very little other than white toast, pepperoni, and cheese, and drink coffee with a bit of 2% milk. Seriously. She used to be a cook but she never really ate much herself. After chemotherapy and advancing…

Country Sausage and Biscuits


First, I want to thank all of you that took the time to say you were thinking or praying for my family. My mother came home from the hospital and is now getting stronger. Her heart rate seems to be under control, she could not feel it racing up to 160 beats per minute so…

Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff (with no canned soup)


Tuesdays and Thursdays are my slow cooker days. These are the days I depend on my favorite small appliance in my house, my slow cooker. If I don’t make a casserole for the firstĀ  person home to pop in the oven you can bet dinner is cooking in my slow cooker. My family loves mushrooms….

BBQ Chicken Tostadas


My family loves barbecue chicken so I am always trying to find new things to do with it. I had some leftover corn tortillas so BBQ Chicken Tostadas were a snap for dinner. Verdict: These were so simple to make and the family loved them! I let my chicken cook in the slow cooker all…

Chicken Tortellini Soup


Sometimes you just need some chicken soup. My son loves homemade chicken soup year round but now that we are coming into fall he loves it in his lunch all the time. It is so simple to make a large pot of it in the slow cooker and then freeze it in individual portions for…

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Casserole


I made the Enchilada Sauce the other day then I made this Slow Cooker Enchilada Casserole with the sauce. You can make both the sauce and casserole on the same day or make the sauce one day and the casserole the next. Whatever will best fit into your schedule. Verdict: This was a delicious spicy…

Slow Cooker Chicken with Mushroom Gravy


So, the picture is a bit strange on this dish but my kids both liked it. I needed a quick dish to drop in the slow cooker so that we could eat in shifts and I could be out the door quickly. I had a bag of chicken breasts and after a quick search through…

Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken over Roasted Potatoes


When my daughter has friends over to visit I often tone down the cooking and do “normal” family foods like chicken nuggets, french fries or hot dogs. But, my daughter has certain friends that I know are up for anything. So, as when we made the Moroccan Chicken for dinner the entire afternoon all the…

Creamy Ranch Slow Cooker Chicken


Notice a trend in my posts lately? Creamy. Slow Cooker, Warm. All the titles have fall like comfort words. Yes, we are getting (or have already started) back to school in many areas. This is my New Year’s Day when the kids head back to school. I always see the passage of time in school…

Chicken Shawarma


My family loves Mediterranean flavors and since it is summer it is a perfect time for grilling! We de-boned the chicken thighs and removed the skin before marinating the chicken. You can buy the chicken this way but for the price of $.77 a pound versus $2.29 a pound I decided we could do it…

Crispy Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks


Lately chicken thighs and chicken drumsticks have been super inexensive in our area – $.77 a pound. I only buy meat when it is on sale and then tend to stock up with 20-30 pounds at a time. So, you will be seeing lots of chicken recipes the next few weeks. I love Buffalo flavored…

Pesto Marinated Grilled Chicken


We are spending quite a bit of time at the beach or out doing things at night. Since the sun doesn’t set until 9:30 pm often dinner is at 9:00 or later for us. We like things that are not too heavy and super easy to make on these nights. Pesto marinated grilled chicken is…