Simple Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff


We are menu planning for a week or so at a time right now which works for me. I had been doing a month at a time for years but as things change in our life I need to adjust and let it go. My daughter was free so I asked her to put this…

Ranch Chicken Roll-Ups and Finding a New Way to Celebrate


I wrote this piece before we left for Christmas but didn’t even have the heart to post it. Things are getting better. But, this is where we were…. This is our Christmas tree. Notice anything unusual about it? It is prelit and has a rope of ribbon on it. That is all. I am not…

Simple Weekday Chicken Parmigiana


I feel officially old. While picking up my son from high school the last few days I have watched SEVERAL girls try to walk out of school wearing the wedge sneakers above. Now, They are cute but we have had icing over the last several days so everything around town is smooth ice. We live…

Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta


Last week our grocery store had the frozen meals of pasta and chicken in sauce for $6.  You heated the mixture up in a skillet for about 15 minutes and had dinner on the table in about 20 minutes. They were called “family sized” but they were about 2 1/2 servings for my family. We…

Hot Chicken Sandwiches with Gravy


Tis the season of super simple meals. My son’s high school musical “Little Shop of Horrors” is this weekend. Tech week for him means long rehearsals and late nights getting homework done. My daughter is still getting home about 9:30 pm or so from dance and college so I need something simple to feed her…

Slow Cooker Simple Molasses Barbecue Pulled Chicken


When I was first given this recipe I thought it was crazy. Barbecue sauce and molasses go together I get that. But adding Italian dressing to the mix? Just weird! But, somehow it all works. The chicken stays moist and the sauce is super flavorful. Verdict: They all really liked this so much. My son…

King Ranch Chicken Soup


Happy Halloween! Hope your ghosts and goblins treat you well this year and you have lots of candy leftover! King Ranch Chicken is a casserole with a slight “kick” to it. You know I love to take a dish and make it into something new so I thought this would make  a great soup. Slightly…

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Verde Casserole


As we head into the end of the month everything feels like it is just on the edge of spinning out of control. I am busy. The kids are busy. I feel like one more thing is going to put me over the edge. But, I am still trying to make dinner as many nights…

Grammie’s Chicken and Rice Casserole


Casseroles became popular in the United States in the 1950s and 1960s.  Women were looking for easier ways to get dinner on the table for their family each night and mixing all the ingredients together at once to bake was an easy way to accomplish this. A casserole is any mixture that is baked and…

Country Sweet Chicken and Pasta


When I was back home in Rochester, NY for the conference two weeks ago I had a grocery list of items to bring back to my family. This was one of them. Country Sweet Sauce is a Rochester item. You put it over chicken wings, chicken, pasta, whatever you want. It reminds me almost of…

Buffalo Chicken Nachos


This past weekend I made a large slow cooker batch of Buffalo Chicken (chicken breasts, hot sauce, butter, and garlic). I used 4-5 pounds of chicken breast so that I could make several meals out of one big pot of Buffalo Chicken. One simple meal was Buffalo Chicken over egg noodles with a sprinkle of…

Easy Chicken Parmesan


Trying to get back into real life after being away for a week is tough. There are so many emails, phone calls, and things to catch up on for the schools, and kids. I love the peaceful rejuvenated feeling I have when I am away. Now I need to work on keeping it while I…