Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup


So, dinner the other night was at 9:30 pm. Yes, really. The picture above isn’t pretty but this was my bowl of soup at 9:30 pm! My son had play rehearsal until 5:30 pm and needed to be at the high school for his orchestra concert at 6:00 pm. He ate a snack while I…

Chicken Parmigiana Pizza


I had a bit of an, “I don’t want to today,” the other day. It was a busy day. My daughter and I needed to go shopping for sneakers for our up coming trip and that means a trip to the closest bigger town which is 30 miles away. I have not been fitted for…

#My First Post Revisited Challenge – A Moo Goo Gai Pan Recipe


My First Post Revisited – January 24, 2012 The first day of our new game was a rousing success.   To celebrate the Chinese New Year I found a recipe for Moo Goo Gai Pan at Allrecipes.com. The recipe itself was fairly simple to make: Ingredients 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms 2…

Slow Cooker Chicken Cordon Bleu (with NO Canned Soup)


I first made Slow Cooker Chicken Cordon Bleu in 2012. The Crockpot Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole (click for link to original recipe) was one of my early posts and I was just starting to try to cook without canned soups. My early attempts were good but my later attempts have greatly improved. There is absolutely…

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken


I am usually pretty meh about slow cooker chicken breasts. The problem is most days I over cook them because something comes up and I leave them in the slow cooker an hour or three too long. They are a bit dry and chewy. But, chicken breasts were on sale and I had them thawed…

Sticky Barbecue Lime Chicken Tenders


I have seen this recipe all over Facebook and Pinterest. Of course that means I need to try it to see what all the hype is about. Of course I don’t follow the recipe exactly (like I expect you to change it too!). My family likes lots of flavor but not heavy citrus, especially lime,…

Moo Goo Gai Pan III


Since my blog started near Chinese New Year it has become a tradition in our family to make Moo Goo Gai Pan for Chinese New Year. We have tried several variations on this dish whose name means – Mushrooms and Chicken. This year I think we have found the combination everyone liked. Well, except my…

Slow Cooker Soy-Ginger Drumsticks


This is Kitty. The flood of news has me on hyper alert lately and I have been so very anxious that I am trying to avoid some of the news for the next day or two. So, I am posting pictures of kitties on Facebook right now to balance the flood of news I am…

Slow Cooker Creamy Taco Pasta


I am aware that many people are starting all sorts of new diets and I am trying to keep that in mind as I am cooking this month. As I was making this dish I thought of how if you were cutting carbs you could leave out the pasta and serve it over greens as…

Roasted Chicken Thighs and Drumsticks with Potatoes


I am all about easy dinners. This was great because I made the chicken AND potatoes in the same pan. One pan for clean up? Yes! This was a fun dinner for us because I also got to try out my new Kitchenaid Food Processor*. Believe it or not I have not had a food…

Sweet Chili Fried Chicken


The weather is still cold but we are trying to not eat totally from cookies, candy and doughnuts trays. As Christmas gets closer it seems more and more difficult to get dinner on the table. The busier we get the less I seem to want to spend time cooking. So, we took some shortcuts on…

Simple Chicken and Potatoes with Gravy


I started playing hand bells in September. It has been difficult. I am a former music teacher so I can read music and I thought this would be fun. I have never played hand bells before but thought it can’t be that bad to learn something like this. I was wrong. I am like that…