Tuscan Chicken (Marry Me Chicken)


My son made this dish on his own with my just giving him a few guidelines. He learned a lot from this dish. Like to have your spices ready to go before you turn the pan on so the olive oil doesn’t burn. Yes, he started over again. But, in the end he did a…

Buffalo Chicken Dip


Some nights we have an appetizer dinner. Little bites can be fun and a super simple dinner if you make things “semi-homemade.” This dip can be made with slow cooker chicken, or leftover chicken, or a shredded rotisserie chicken from the grocery store on a busy day. No matter the chicken you use it is…

Chicken Macaroni and Cheese Parmesan


This is another great back to school casserole.  This is a Semi Homemade dish that you can cut down on the prep time by using jarred sauce and frozen chicken nuggets. Now, you can definitely use your own sauce and cooked chicken breast but I liked the easy open and pour method too. The addition…

Orzo, Goat Cheese, and Craisin Salad


Back to school time is tough not only for me but for my kids. They both start feeling a bit anxious before school starts. Thought they have been through this many times now it always surprises us when they start to get moody and acting out a bit two – four weeks before school starts….

Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu


We have found that grilling for us really cuts down on the amount of time it takes to get dinner on the table. I try to have the meat pounded down and marinating (if necessary) early in the morning so that by the time we are all home for dinner it is putting together a…

Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas Verde


This is a great use for leftover chicken. I would recommend doubling the chicken when you are cooking it one night to have leftovers for this meal. I love to cook meat once and have 2 meals!  Also, several of the recipes I have in my stash contain canned cream of … soup. I try…

Cheesy Chicken and Rice


As we were coming to the end of the month I was digging into the bottom of the freezer (remember we do one big grocery shop a month) and we found more chicken breasts. I was feeling in the mood for comfort food (it is getting chilly at night again and I can see one…

Grilled Lemon Chicken


Still giving our grill a workout this summer. My kids both LOVE lemon chicken and we have had lots of chicken as it has been on sale at least once a month so we are buying 20-25 pounds at a time. We had a small bunch of asparagus so we grilled that too with butter,…

BBQ Chicken on Texas Toast


This was one of the days that it was almost 110 outside with the heat index. Even grilling seemed difficult because you had to stand outside in the heat. Dinner was made in our slow cooker. It could cook all day and barely raised the heat in the kitchen. Add to that homemade bread in…

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…